Fantastic news, everyone! Our Beta journey is almost over. Today, Square Enix and Ankama confirm that WAKFU will launch worldwide on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
Published by Square Enix, Inc. and developed by Ankama, WAKFU is an all-new, tactical turn-based MMORPG that will be launching worldwide as a free download in February 29, 2012 and include with it a large amount of gameplay content to experience at no cost. In addition, an optional monthly subscription fee of $6.00 will give players access to premium content, and a microtransaction-based store will allow users to purchase cosmetic items.
To ensure that we provide you with the best launch experience possible, we will be organizing a Stress Test Weekend starting tomorrow, for the North American server, NOX. Join us throughout the entire weekend as we host several interesting in-game events and win unique items!
Featuring an amazing anime art style, players can choose from 12 unique character classes and engage in rebuilding a world lost in chaos through strategic combat, crafting, and even national politics!
Thank all of you for your loyalty, and we hope that the release version will exceed your expectations and your wishes for WAKFU. See you soon in-game!
12? What happened to 14? They will put Rogues and Masqs in right?
By the sounds of it. They are planning on releasing premium content that will utterly shatter what ever balance this game could hope to have. The only way to maintain a even playing field in a environment like that is if everyone has premium content. Which obviously wont happen.
It's a maybe. Deal with it.
You do know that the item shop is completely cosmetic, right? It gives no extra bonuses or what not. Its alright to have a subscription and a cosmetic item shop. It is not like you need a cosmetic item shop to be competitive. They can also ad respec potions to it if they want. Only if the item shop gave a person an advantage would it be wrong. So you can subscribe and still be as competetive as the other person who does both subscription and the cosmetic shop. They will just look more pretty doing whatever they do