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!
At least we don't have to buy a box and our subscription is only $6. Be thankful of that much.
For the rest of you complaining about the 6 dollar subscription, It's the LEAST you can do to support a company developing a game you like to play.
Or is it currently undecided?
More info, please
If I am ever, for any reason, in a situation where I feel that I can go to the cash shop and pay cash money on top of my subscription to improve my character I will quit. And I know I'm not alone on that.
And of course there's the fact that Ankama has stated time and time again that this will be a cosmetic cash shop and there is absolutely nothing cosmetic about character respecs. So there'd be the whole "lying to us" angle of it as well.