I'll be direct and say that:
Wakfu favors Power/luck > Skill/Knowledge.
By common sense alone, you know that:
1. a lv60 will plow through a lv20 dungeon.
2. a lv9 could NEVER beat a lv120 in PvP.
There is nothing stopping this, no level down mechanic.. no scaling up content.. NOTHING.
Sure, fighting things your own level "could" be challenging.. but that's NOT what the OP asked.
Point of reference:
"does Intelligence of the player actually matter if they invest more time into the game?"
In other words, the people going on and on about PvP balance, fighting frigost mobs solo or.... chess? o.O... lol, sorry but the question was incredibly simple and even a nub to MMO's knows the answer.
Grinding time in an Typical MMO > Skill/Knowledge.
**YES, things can get easier if you're using your head.. but that's not required and has no affect on the outcome of fights.
Case and point::
Beyond dungeon acheivements for haven gems.. being the best tactician in the world wont guarentee any drops nor the frequency of which you beat something. (Power is all that matters).
Don't believe me?
After the Sadi nerf, when was the last time you seen someone in 5th Ave begging to have a summon Osa or Sadi (or any other underpowered/intelligence required class) join their team to take down a typical dungeon?... let alone a UB.
Underpowered classes require brains to do even remotely as well as a Cra, Iop, Sac, Air Osa, ect... YET, no one wants to group with them.. wouldn't that by definition alone mean that player intelligence doesn't actually matter?
lol, sorry for the rant.. personally, being a summon Osa on Remmington.. I've actually been told that I should respec into Air or simply play another class, because no one wants to group with classes that can't instantly blow up mobs.
I've been a part of 3-4 guilds over my sub duration.. and no one has ever mentioned a "single guy that can reliably kill magmog"... so it's obviously NOT common knowledge on Remmington
**Even if there was..
Judging an entire game world based on a single case (one dude + magmog) rather than all of the content in the game is kinda silly (flawed argument).
This post has been edited by ShadowFacts - August 27, 2016, 13:38:29.