April 20, 2012, 15:45:18 |
Dev Talk Special Edition #2
For this second edition, the subject was Guilds and Forgemagic.
To answer the questions, we dispatched the two developers Talentyre (Developer Guilds) and Bouillie (Developer Forgemagic).
WarWeak was also ingame to answer a few of those, and moderate.
Will there be Guild PvP in next patch?Talentyre: No, guild PvP will not be in next patch. We pretty much revamped the whole guild system to start again on firm ground and add more features later.
Will we be able to change the name of Guild ranks?Talentyre: Yes, you will be able to edit them, and therefore name your master “God” and members “Slaves”, if you wish so.
Will our guilds get back some of our experience and level up directly when the feature is implemented?Talentyre: No, because it would be almost impossible to make the accumulated experience match the new guild system: everyone will start from scratch.
Will there be a Haven-Bag customization available with Guilds?Talentyre: No, such customization is not planed yet. Other abilities will depend on your guild level though.
Where will we find the Guild chests and shops?Talentyre: All guilds will have a common meeting place, where the guild chest and shop will be. The guild chest will only unlock and get bigger based on the guild level. Other bonuses will be available to guild distributer based again on the guild level.
Will the guild level be displayed on your character?Talentyre: Guild levels will not be visible on the character, but a guild ladder is planned, where you can see the highest ranked guilds.
Will the guild ladder be international?Talentyre: Yes.
What kind of bonus will we be able to unlock with our guild?Talentyre: Among guild bonuses you will find special emotes, a cloak, an insignia… Concerning the stat bonus, I’ll let your wonder…
Will we be able to edit the guild message?Talentyre: Yes, one of the powers that can be given to a guild rank is to set the guild message. The one sent to all members when they log in.
Will we have guild alliances?Talentyre: No, this is not planned yet.
What are the rights we can give to guild ranks?Talentyre: Recruit/remove a member, add/remove a rank, change a rank (rights and name), take an item/kamas from the chest, edit the guild description and edit the guild message.
Is there a limit in the amount of members a guild can have, based on its level?Talentyre: No, no limit on the member count.
How much space will be available in the guild chest?Talentyre: It will have 40 slots in the first tab and 3 additional tabs, unlocked with the guild level. For example, the 1st tab will unlock when your guild reaches level 7.
How many ranks can we create in a guild?Talentyre: You cannot create more than 10, and their name cannot exceed 15 characters.
What type of experience will we be able to give our guild to level it up?Talentyre: Your combat (except spells) and crafting experience will be given to your guild.
Where will the Forgemagic workshops be placed in the world? What use will they have?Bouillie: Workshops will be placed close to the canons in the trade bridges and will allow you to dismantle an item and get runes. These runes can then be used by all to improve items.
What’s the difference between Forgemagic in WAKFU and in DOFUS?Bouillie: The difference with DOFUS is that the profession Forgemagic isn’t required to get runes and use them. In fact, this profession doesn’t even exist in game.
Will all items be compatible with runes?Bouillie: All items are not improvable. The goal is to have some items with one or two bonuses and customizable.
How to calculate the power of a rune?Bouillie: The level of the item the rune comes from will influence its strength, and its rarity will influence the chance to get one.
How many runes will we be able to set on our equipment?Bouillie: The most powerful items can receive up to 3 runes.
Can we have critical failures on forgemagic?Bouillie: There won’t be failure while using runes. However getting a rune is very random and it’s possible to destroy an item and get nothing in return.
Can runes be improved?Bouillie: Such system is not planed yet.
Can we remove a rune that was set on an item?Bouillie: Runes cannot be removed, but can be replaced. The replaced rune is lost.
Will items with runes be tradable?Bouillie: Items with runes don’t change; you can always sell and trade them.
Will a rune’s type depend on the item it was created from?Bouillie: The type of rune does not depend on the item stats. However the rarest runes will only be acquired on rare items.
Do runes use a special inventory slot?Bouillie: Runes are normal items, and therefore will use a normal inventory slot.
What chance do we have to obtain a rune when dismantling an item?Warweak: No value will be communicated on the rates.
What are the prerequisite to use forgemagic?Bouillie: None: every subscriber can use forgemagic.
Will we be able to set runes on all items with random bonuses?Bouillie: Not all items can be used with forgemaigc, but both items with fixed and random bonuses can be set.
How to know if an item can be forgemaged?Bouillie: Those who can be used in forgemagic will have rune slots close from their icon.
How to replace a rune?Bouillie: You will just need to drag and drop the new rune on the old one. You will have to be careful where you drop it!
What solution do you have concerning WorldBosses?WarWeak: They will have a random spawning time. Instead of a fixed time, it will be a time window. We will not communicate anything about this window so players cannot predict easily the repop of a worldboss.
Masqueraider?WarWeak: We cannot communicate about it for the moment, but be sure that we don’t forget it!