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The Protoflex is the new Sidekick that you can choose to have by your side starting with the next game update on March 18th... But who or what is this Protoflex? Where does he come from? This great robot of a new era…

Of all the strange things that have been found off the Sufokia’s shores, the Protoflex is probably the most enigmatic and the most disturbing fact is not so much the amount of these machines, which have been found in the depths of the region, but especially the fact that most of these "things" are still operational.

In view of some characteristics reminiscent of the infamous Sire Flexington which gives it its name, this machine is clearly carrying the Foggernaut signature, as said by the Foggernaut archaeologists. But not like the Foggernauts which are now roaming our streets and fields.

No, the Protoflex, is a creation of  the "original" Foggernauts. It even seems that they date precisely from the time when the Foggernauts were separated into two factions:
  • On one side those who continued to believe in Oktapodas, and accepted to live their lives with nothing more than a body of flesh and blood.
  • On the other side, the Foggernauts we know today, those who have mastered Stasis and created mechanical body to receive their conscience and prolong their lives.

Then come the questions that all sciencemages of the World of Twelve have been asking themselves:

Is it a prototype of our Foggernaut mechanical ancestors, or is it from the other Foggernaut faction? Is there "someone" in this complex mechanic? A ghost in the machine? Why were there so many Protoflex? Are these war machines? Are these receptacles for Foggernaut "souls" that haven’t got their "receptacle" yet? How does the Protoflex repair itself? What is their source of energy?

Nobody dared try to take apart an “active” Protoflex, and the rare damaged and inactive “specimens” have almost nothing to give to the "experts" even when disassembled and examined from every angle. The only thing that is for sure is that they do not work on Stasis, as their contemporary "counterparts”.

Remains one last question, raised by a protologue now renamed Asiic Amivos, a question which scientists are afraid to find an answer: Why does an activated Protoflex “links itself” to a person and protects that person, even to the point of jeopardizing its own "existence", as if following some kind of rule, or laws, maybe even the laws of the prototic?

All this still remains to be discovered...
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Ambitious Crackapult
kurokat 22 March 2014 08:29

(RyF @ 21 March 2014 16:53) *

(zaneayre @ 13 March 2014 21:15) *
"On one side those who continued to believe in Oktapodas, and accepted to live their lives with nothing more than a body of flesh and blood"
So, I read this earlier, and got excited, but now i just want to ask, is this a subtle way of confirming the release of human foggernauts later on in the game, or was this just for background?

In order to try to keep up with the animated series' storyline (taking place 10 years in the future of game era), Human Foggernauts cannot be implemented in the game.



They return to the surface at the end of the second season of the series.

Sorry ;-)

(Unsavorygoods @ 21 March 2014 19:51) *
But how would you explain Kelba and Sadida being individual islands when they weren't in the animation? It would require something quite cataclysmic for an entire land mass to break apart.


While this is all true, such as Kelba and Sadida being islands in this game compared to the show, but look at it this way.

In the Wakfu animation, Sufokia itself used to be a great nation that fell and sunk into the sea, did it not? Yet in our game, Sufokia is alive and thriving, only 10 years before the show.

That being said, since the game and show do not completely follow each other, doesn't that mean we could have human fogger's in the future?


- Kat
Grizzled Dandelion
KiwiTang 22 March 2014 09:24

(kurokat @ 22 March 2014 08:29) *

In the Wakfu animation, Sufokia itself used to be a great nation that fell and sunk into the sea, did it not? Yet in our game, Sufokia is alive and thriving, only 10 years before the show.

That being said, since the game and show do not completely follow each other, doesn't that mean we could have human fogger's in the future?


- Kat

Ahem. I think this may help explain the Sufokia situation better.


In the WAKFU Series, Sufokia wasn’t a Nation whereas in the game Sufokia is already there. How come?
RyF:
Actually in the series Sufokia is the Sufokian Empire. They are the second half of the Foggernauts. Before the Dofus era, Foggernauts were all the same people but then they split in two. Some went all mechanical, the foggernauts we know, while others kept their human form. And these are the Sufokian Empire, which has still not been discovered in the time of the game.
Troyle: So at the time of the game, they have never been seen?
RyF:
Yes, but they have the same technology as the robots.