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posté Yesterday - 02:01:59 | #1
I wonder if gameplay mechanics aren't just gameplay mechanics sometimes


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posté January 29, 2015, 15:54:51 | #2
"Added depth" which consists of estabilished characters being sacrificed to fuel's Tot bland fantasies and a lot of unhealthy romance (Wakfu manga still wasn't beat by anything, though, for now nothing reach the level of glorified stalking we got thanks to the ~~amazing~~ Ulgrude x Jiva arc; it speaks heaps about this that whatever the hell is between Djaul and Brumaire is definitely a healthier relationship than this) Yeah, right. French ova thread circa October 2014 is a bit further to the right, TT, and you're welcome to move there. It gives an unique opportunity to feel like a non-native speaker on the internet, too.

Now, more on topic - anyone has an idea how atrocious the explanation for lack of interference from Month Protectors other than Jiva (yeah, Djaul's in the manga too, but save for killing Ulgrude it's hardly a significant appearence and it doesn't adress why he, for example, doesn't seem to be in charge of Brakmar anymore; though to be frank it's not like Jiva does much either) and Hour Demons after the gods decided they don't care about the world due to what turned out to be loss of SOME MEMORIES rather than power (doesn't most of them have loads of people who probably would, you know, remember a large chunk of this anyway? Also why does loss of some memories impact beings who existed for thousands of years before they took care of the world already result in complete inability to do a single thing?)?


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posté January 28, 2015, 23:06:55 | #3
I liked him because there was literally no solid info on him in the quest and I filled in the blanks myself with what I've assumed to be a logical conslusion, first wrongly assuming he's the Sram mentioned in the contracts (magistrangler Larson Omicyde, who still remains cool even if he lacks a canon design), then that him being refered to as "advisor" means that he's taking care of Gein and the big reveal of the questline is that Gein was behind everything. Notice how most of my praise comes from before Xelorium and the recent devblog, too.

When it turns out he's actually Sram but without anything that makes Sram funny or likable (field trips with Enutrof, being the only good parents among the gods, lucha-themed minions and so on), the magic goes away, sort of - he just didn't have enough development to replace one of the gods who had the most story-related content devoted to him, so even if he wasn't Sram himself but a completely different person, it just wouldn't impress me (though this'd save the story from the character regression aspect, as, once again, Sram more or less lost all traits which made him something other than a stock villain with no motivation other than "let's murder everyone") :/ And while his design would work well if he only was a high-ranked Sram agent, it doesn't live up to the expectations set by the spider and skeletal gargoyle forms Sram was depicted in before.


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posté January 28, 2015, 21:11:17 | #4
Eh... if Wilby is the real Sram, this actually kinda sucks, he's really bland in comparision. Bowser with spider legs and vaguely Aztec motif vs. generic animu villain with no traits to speak of apart from GENOCIDIAL INSTICT (though let's be honest, most characters in the Xelorium quest have no traits to speak of, Chad and Wilby in particular. Also, shame that Chad ultimately doesn't turn into the spider monster shown on a piece of concept art probably connected to Srambad considering how said spider was shown next to Chad and Wilby)

Also inb4 someone really creative whose name is a palindrome decides that the most natural outcome of Gein's and QoT's stories will be making them reptilian agents (presumably with Ush bossing both around because he's obviously BEST DEMIGOD despite having about as much depth as Dahrk Mahster Wilbhy), assuming he's aware of their existence because I'm seriously not sure if he's reading anything save for his enlightended demigod power fantasies (I mean, he missed the fact that Sylargh exists, and Sylargh had much more presence than Sram's kids, thus hopefully they'll just fade into obscurity without certain creative mastermind taking care of their arcs)


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posté January 28, 2015, 20:32:05 | #5

Quote (-Celio- @ 28 January 2015 18:38) *
Omg Major-caligrafi is going to complain about that SO SOON.

Courtesy of my loyal sidekick, can't believe you managed to misspell the name which you can check, you know, in the very first post here

Also, glad to see that TommyTrouble doesn't even read this thread and only comes here to ask nonsensical questions, thus his opinion on anything doesn't really matter (gets even more funny after realizing how he praised the ova)

The book just perpetuates more of the same "EPIC TRANSMEDIA SCENARIO" garbage, so while it makes the quest's events clearer, I have nothing to say about it; also, "chosen one" narrative seriously doesn't work in mmos...


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posté January 23, 2015, 15:38:25 | #6
There's concept artwork on the mobs floating around, as well as a mockup of the map already.


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posté January 23, 2015, 14:12:27 | #7
I love how this questline's end essentially makes the only non-sexualized female lead with, you, know actual agenda of her own this franchise ever had about as expandable as some c-list Sram anarchist who doesn't even look particularly Sram-like

What was the point in developing Pandora if in the end she doesn't really matter much (though hey, at least she doesn't turn out to be a demigod or reptilian illuminati)?

I think it's a bit too farfetched to say someone should get fired for this because it's nothing in comparision to Tot's atrocities of 2014, but the more I look at what everyone has to say, the more I think that potential was wasted once again.

Also, if Xelorium, and thus time, are a mess, why aren't Hour Demons - or the Minute/Second demons shown ruining present plane in Xelorium in Dofus - messing around with it further? I assume because it'll ultimately turn out that it's because in the meanwhile one of Tot's favored mary sues slaughtered them all or something and Eliatropes created time anyway, but still feels like a significant plot hole (but hey, at least none of them was redesigned into a bishie)


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posté January 21, 2015, 18:45:48 | #8
...you have faith in Tot? D;


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posté January 21, 2015, 18:28:37 | #9

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Quote (Major-Caligari @ 21 January 2015 15:18) *
This thread is comedy gold

first, he's a god of thieves and assassins, not evil, that's Rushu's deal more or less, even if the gods don't consider him one of them - Sram and Enutrof are considered a necessary evil of sorts by the remaining ten for all we know, their moral alignment is questionable as they do care about their own followers (actually, Sram seems to care about them most than the rest of the pantheon...) and so on

haven't done the quest since I don't have much interest in playing nowadays but the Srams have a vendetta against anything Voyager-related running for, what, 200 years? This comes as no surprise, regardless of whether this is the original god Sram or someone who ascended in the meanwhile and took over the business (which'd explain why Gein and QoT left the city - they're not obliged to follow anyone who wouldn't be their father)

Also, inb4 an edgy atheist will show up to discuss religion with usual stupidly edgy arguments soon, drawn by the comment above mine
the quest would make you so angry caligari.... so angry
Could you elaborate, if it's not a problem? I'm curious, especially after RyF's... not particularly enthusiastic announcement.

Also, did I get fashion advice from the guy who gets off to pvp in an mmo and sounds like he dresses exclusively at Hot Topic, presumably in Coldsteel the Hedgeheg mechandise, or are my poor eyes fooling me


This post has been edited by Major-Caligari - January 21, 2015, 19:04:51.
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posté January 21, 2015, 15:18:05 | #10
This thread is comedy gold

first, he's a god of thieves and assassins, not evil, that's Rushu's deal more or less, even if the gods don't consider him one of them - Sram and Enutrof are considered a necessary evil of sorts by the remaining ten for all we know, their moral alignment is questionable as they do care about their own followers (actually, Sram seems to care about them most than the rest of the pantheon...) and so on

haven't done the quest since I don't have much interest in playing nowadays but the Srams have a vendetta against anything Voyager-related running for, what, 200 years? This comes as no surprise, regardless of whether this is the original god Sram or someone who ascended in the meanwhile and took over the business (which'd explain why Gein and QoT left the city - they're not obliged to follow anyone who wouldn't be their father)

Also, inb4 an edgy atheist will show up to discuss religion with usual stupidly edgy arguments soon, drawn by the comment above mine


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posté January 21, 2015, 00:28:12 | #11
Cheers, RyF!

Sounds like Ankama must be a fun place as of late, almost like the fanbase.

It's a true relief to hear Xelorium wasn't written by you and thus you aren't responsible for the sudden inclusion of certain... questionable design causing a lot of discussion here in the game as well.


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posté January 20, 2015, 17:55:20 | #12

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I just figured that the voyagers stole their power and thats why they couldnt deal with ogrest
Wasn't that clear since the new intro animatic?  


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posté January 20, 2015, 01:48:27 | #13
There's more focus on Goultard and Ush than the gods because Tot loves his poor quality ocs (seriously, those two are like power fantasies of a 14-year-old egdy boy who's into metal and Naruto) more than crucial parts of the setting, it was always the case - you're probably only noticing it now because it's spreading to the game as well.

I don't really mind the idea behind demigods, but so far the only ones (please note: not counting unnecessary demigod status of prievously estabilished characters, that's its own category of stupid) who seem to have a vaguely interesting idea behind them and don't feel like bad ocs are Gein and the Queen of Thieves, and neither of them gets proper focus (though maybe it's all for the better considering how crappy it all is as of late thanks to Tot)

The most current information about the state of the gods comes from the stream from 2013 (gods are mortal, some might be dead while other prevail) and the dimensions (gods are powerless but it's possible to reverse the process), those two sources fit together relatively well


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posté January 19, 2015, 22:06:07 | #14
RyF said only SOME gods might be dead, it doesn't mean all of them are definitely gone and with the ovas confirming they can reincarnate (unless for some reason god Iop is so spesphul that it's a quirk only he can posess), I wouldn't write off any god who won't be inidivdually shown as dead yet. For all we know, the majority is still alive, just powerless due to the Voyager ploy...

There was never talk of class temples per say save for the Masq island, there was "class-themed content" which presumably became the dimensions. Also do you really think that if they have no time for dimensions, they'll out of sudden start coming up with class temples for some reason (which are, imo, sort of redunant anyway considering what we know about religion in Wakfu - it's no longer the same as in Dofus and quite likely ecumenism is the way to go for most)


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posté January 18, 2015, 17:39:09 | #15
I think you need to stop acting like the EliOtropes are anything but utter trash and constantly demanding more of the stupid ZOMG PARADOXXX crap their background is (it's not like you'll even care about it too much, TT, your posts in the lore thread have proven multipe times that all you care about it asking loads of really stupid questions and never, evr looking at the answers - you just want to waste the time of others in a really immature way), also why the hell is it essentially the new black wabbit costume (to be precise, something really obnoxious people scream for in unrelated threads and/or spam about it everywhere)


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posté January 15, 2015, 21:59:04 | #16
So no Gein and no QoT in Wakfu? Highly disappointing but maybe at least this means they won't be a part of le epique reptillian transmedia plot - to be honest at this point it's better to let characters with any potential slip into obscurity, as it's clear the direction the background is taking is abmyssal.

A bit disappointed that Wilby ultimately isn't Gein's caretaker or something similar; I'll wait with my judgement regarding the god Sram thing until I'll see the ending, though if it's basically "omg guize Sram is SO EVUL literally worse than reptillians" I guess I'll give it a pass - one of the few things I liked about the entire reptilian-flavored mess 2014 was is the approach Sram and Gein took to the issue, trying to eliminate it by any means necessary while still managing to remain sort of sympathetic.

As for the EliOtrope lore, the less of it, the better, they need to be forgotten (like most recent developments imo).


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posté January 13, 2015, 18:48:51 | #17
pls buff sadida again and all problems will solve itself probably


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posté January 09, 2015, 01:11:32 | #18
I'd say you don't even need to be human to be converted (Foggernaut/Bworde [or whatever the name of their state would be] alliance leading to stasis-powered cybworks is something that'd strike me as very likely to happen if Ankama ever decided to do something with the excellent newer Bwork background. Shared interest in archeology and clunky augumentation's here already) , but at the same time since the chassis is fueled by the soul, maybe only Foggernaut souls can be placed in the standard (aka playable) model?

I'm pretty sure there's no way to use any powers one had before the transfer, though. Doesn't mean much when you have stasis tech, though, fair deal imo.

I kinda hope we'll see more about the supposed civil war between human and mechanical Foggers which the original devblogs heavily implied in the future, though with the direction Ankama is taking as of late it'd probably end up as "actually it was all a reptilian ploy" or something
(slightly related side note: I really like the implications regarding the human Foggernauts all of this bears - how incompetent rulers Adale and his ancestors had to be if it's probably better to give up on your life and become a featureless genderless mechanical shell? The entire conflict could be an interesting tale of fight between anachronism and progress for the sake of progress. If only Ankama wasn't focused on hte epikz and le Yugoz, with a hint of horrible redesigns...)


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posté January 06, 2015, 23:23:43 | #19
"The dimensions will not be closed, of course, or no-one could do their content in the future (and that would be silly).

But no more content for the Divine Dimensions is planned for the time being"

Nerodos on the Dofus forums, 4th of December. Situation's the same for Wakfu, I'll post a direct link from this thread if I won't forget to.


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posté January 06, 2015, 22:39:39 | #20
From at least two separate official statements regarding the topic, perhaps? Those posted in this very thread, iirc?


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