January 29, 2012, 00:02:41 |
Quote (Rokugatsu @ 28 January 2012 22:33)
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I think Ankama makes one of the best MMOs. Dofus and Wakfu are something diffrent. Sure Wakfu is far from perfect, but even though its still in beta, its already more interesting than many other popular mmos. Yes, there is still alot to do, but im possitive, i know its gonna be good.
The MMO genre is hardly sparkling with interesting design in the first place, and the basic "unique" feature of Dofus/Wakfu is their choice to go with SRPG-style combat... the other aspects are quite common in MMOs (if not entirely identical).
If it was just Dofus, coasting on some success, I would probably leave it at that. But Wakfu is effectively an unnecessary "remake" of Dofus (not even Dofus 2.0), while the rest of the MMO genre has moved on, Ankama are trying to compete with their own pre-existing product.
People complain about Ankama saying that they just want money and dont care about their games, but think about it, they was making Wakfu for so many yesrs and didnt get ANY money for it. If they didnt care, they would just finish it long ago and make money, but they started making the game almost from nothing over again like a year ago or so.
It's quite clear, that they haven't closed the project because they are incapable of that sort of management decision... That's why they remade the game 3 times over. Their whole "cross media" development has Wakfu MMO at it's center. The same sort of management decisions which gave the game it's directionless development.
At some points they actually tried to not be Dofus, and even manage some interesting ideas (now gone). A lot of design decisions are not "hurr money" or "whatever"... they're actual strong ideas, which Ankama clearly think are good, but which are simply flawed and infect the rest of the game by forcing it to accommodate them.
This post has been edited by GoldfishGod - January 29, 2012, 00:10:30.