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WAKFU Update: Masqueraider Mystique

By #[Troyle] February 21, 2013, 16:00:00
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To learn more about the February 26th Update, discover now the new content and changes that will be implemented on this date!

Today, we reveal the first part of the new content that will arrive to the game on February 26th.

The second part describing additional improvements and bug fixes will be communicated in the coming days.

Enjoy!

New class: The Masqueraider!

The Masqueraider finally loses his mask!

You will be able to play the World of Twelve’s 15th class starting February 26th .
Find out what this psychotic masked class reserves for you in this devblog detailing the gameplay of these new lunatic soldiers!

The in- game Gazette, dated Flovor 760, will also say a word or two about this class!

Class Revamp (first part)

As we have announced a few weeks ago, this update will be an opportunity for a revamp of several classes:
You can view the dev blogs detailing the main changes to these classes in the list by clicking on the names of those that interest you!

For the occasion, a Respec will be offered to all players (even those who do not play these classes).

Action Points sets Modifications

We are now continuing and ending the rebalancing of the AP sets, which had begun in the previous update with the White Crow set.

This time it is the Gobbsage, Rampart and Gobbalrog sets which will be rebalanced as follows.

Gobbsage Set:
  • Addition of the Gobbsage Cape to the set (+80 HP, +20 Lock, +3 CH, +19% Heal, +9% Resistance to all elements, +2 Water Spell Level).
  • The set increase to 5 pieces and its bonuses evolve accordingly: 2 pieces = +45 HP, +10% Water damage ; 3 pieces = +10% Water damage , +20 Dodge ; 4 pieces = 10% Water damage, +2 Block (instead of +1 AP, +5% Water damage) ; 5 pieces = +1 AP, +5% Water damage.
  • The cape can no longer be obtained from Excarnus but will be craftable (10 Royal Gobball Capes, 3 Excarnus Horns, 40 Unbreakable Threads, 80 Matted Wools, 99 Gobball Capes).

Rampart Set:
  • Addition of the Rampart Cape to the set (+112 HP, +33 Init, +24 Lock, +4 Block, +10% Earth damage, +20% Water damage, +15% Fire resistance, +15% Air resistance, +10% Damage done from behind resistance).
  • The set increase to 5 pieces and its bonuses evolve accordingly: 2 pieces = +30 HP (instead of 60), +5% Water damage, +5% Earth damage ; 3 pieces = +1 CH, +1 Block + 5% Earth damage (instead of 10%), +5% Water damage (instead of 10%) ; 4 pieces = +1 Block, +30 HP, +5% Water damage, +5% Earth damage (instead of +1 AP) ; 5 pieces = +1AP.
  • The cape can be obtained from whispered Cracklers.

Gobbalrog Set:
  • Addition of the Gobbalrog Cape to the set (+143 HP, + 29 Init, +26 Lock, +3 Block, + 3 CH, +1 Kit Skill, +26% Fire damage, +18% Fire resistance , +14% Earth resistance).
  • The breastplate will no longer be part of the set.
  • The cape will be craftable (20 Royal Gobball capes, 10 Cloudy capes, 4 Gobbalrog Embers, 280 Matted Wools and 80 Unbreakable Threads).

VERY IMPORTANT: If you have the complete set merged before the next update, you will be able to unmerge it after the next update, but you will receive the “new” Gobbsage/Rampart or Gobbalrog set instead, with the cape. This means that the previous piece of the set (if there was one) will be replaced by a cape if you merge the set right before the update.

Storage improvement: Profession Bags

After improving the chests in January, we wanted to continue to improve your storage options with this novelty: The Profession Bags.

These “Profession Bags” are bags with a capacity greater than normal bags, but limited to a certain type of resource.

Two extra bag slots dedicated to the Profession Bags will be added to your inventory. You can only add Profession Bags to these, although the Profession Bags may also be placed in a classic bag slot.

The Profession Bags will have certain properties:
  • A level: the minimum level of the player or his profession allowing equipping the bag.
  • A rarity: influencing the number of slots available in the bag (6 to 30).
  • An item type: type of items that can be stored in the Profession Bag.

7 types of bags will be at your disposal: Miner Bag, Lumberjack Bag, Fisherman Bag, Farmer Bag, Trapper Bag and Herbalist Bag. This way you will be able to store resources in connection with your profession:
  • Any resource that can be harvested by the profession (Ex: Ash Wood for the "Lumberjack Bag").
  • Any component that can be manufactured by the profession (Ex: Ash Plank for the "Lumberjack Bag").

How do I get one of these precious bags? From your favorite Handyman who can make them.

You're afraid to forget this special addition? No worries, the Gazette will take care of reminding you!

Boutique & Tofukaze tradable items

We were not able to add all the new changes in the previous update, but it will be done this time!

On 26 February 26th, all items in the Boutique and Tofukaze rewards will be tradable! You will also be able to access the Boutique directly ingame thanks to our new Boutique interface!

Ultimate Bosses simplified access

To simplify the access to the Ultimate Boss, we will remove the quest system which they were affiliated to.

Now to tackle an Ultimate Boss, you can simply go knock on his door!

The restriction of 1 fight per week per character remains.

This should convince readers of the Gazette or the latest hesitant warriors to go rub against Magmog!

Simplified almanax

Almanax quests are often considered too complicated and inaccessible. We therefore decided to react and make some changes:
  • Accessibility: We will add a Zaap before the Temple of Scriptures. In addition, the potion, Teleport of Scriptures, will now be free and will not be consumed when used. This will give you two new ways and easy access to the Temple of Scriptures.
  • Simplicity: Once the update is completed, all Almanax quests will only be “offering quests”. They will take place all in one place and will require the same type of interaction (avoiding the lengthy researches, fights, crafts or using emotes).

To earn your Almoken, you will just need to make an offering at the Temple of Scriptures which you will be able to access a lot easier.

Other important information, by completing these offering quests, you will get, in addition to the experience and an Almoken, a random bonus which will last 2 hours ... Which may be very interesting to maximize your play time!

New character creation interface

The character creation interface has been redesigned to be easier to use ... All classes will be accessible with a single click so you can navigate and make your choice easier. The proof in pictures!

What about dungeons?

Each week (or so), we will give you access to new dungeons. There will be something for all tastes and all levels, we will announce via dedicated news when the time comes. Just a little more patience is needed...

But if you want to know which dungeons are planned, the in-game Gazette will reveal them to you exclusively!

New Gazette

You guessed it right, the Gazette is being revamped and will have double the content!

Novelties will be under the spotlights, from the Masqueraiders to the Profession Bags, while going through the upcoming dungeons... You will know everything that the World of Twelve is preparing for you!

Special advertising bonus! An insert in the Gazette awaits you! Have a small announcement to share? A slogan or false advertising for us? Send your ideas to your Community Manager, we will retain the funniest for publication in the next gazette!
 
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Hi Guys,

Please make sure to take a few minutes and recheck the new content and changes that are coming up with the next "Wakfu Update: Masqueraider Mystique", as we have updated them today with the "Bugs Fixing & Improvements" section.

You may find some very important information such as:


Gobbsage, Rampart, and Gobbalrog Sets:

If you have the complete set merged before the next update, you will be able to unmerge it after the next update, but you will receive the “new” Gobbsage/Rampart or Gobbalrog set instead, with the cape. This means that the previous piece of the set (if there was one) will be replaced by a cape if you merge the set right before the update.

Character Respec:

Due to the many changes brought with this update, a spell and aptitude respec will be offered to all characters with the quest “Restate of Emergency”. Please note: To all characters that already have a respec quest running, if you are at the last step with the Jonk (“I’m ready to see Master Kano to redistribute my experience!”), completing the new respec quest will also complete your current one. If you want to benefit from your current quest, we invite you to visit the instance before the update tomorrow. This way, you will stay in the instance tomorrow and therefore receive 48 hours to begin a new Respec.
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Love it smile 
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It's nice seeing these changes some are awesome, like accessing the boutique in-game, new dungeons, I'm loving the new char creation screen.

This is a good step towards making up for how lame the Masqs seem to be.
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really nice, I love masqueraiders ^^
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These changes are amazing! I love the addition of profession bags, makes my handyman all the more useful! Can't wait for the osa changes, Tuesday cannot come soon enough ^^
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Profession bags, easier Almanax quests and new character screen...

Awesome changes !
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Violet colour for masqs?NO
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CANT WAIT FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Awesome news Troyle!

it would be even better if these profession bags give additional job related bonuses biggrin 
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Nice changes but... no revamp for any class I play, which makes me sad ._. And no new content.
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What is the " ? " in the chara creation screen? is that a new class coming soon too? whaat it will be?
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I can't wait!!! biggrin
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krishsakti|2013-02-21 16:46:08
What is the " ? " in the chara creation screen? is that a new class coming soon too? whaat it will be?
it could be a randomize button smile 
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Troyle can you pass on the sum of one (1) hug to the development team please.
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Everything is awesome well done Ankama, although I kinda don't like the "Taking away quest from UB", that's just giving favor to the lazy players, I enjoy doing a type of system that rewards me with a challenging battle afterwards it gives meaning, now its gonna end up like how they do it in WoW, enter > kill bosses > done > wait a week > repeat, I left WoW because accessibility was too easy and have no meaning (also that people are too god damn serious in the game) but thats your choice Ankama and I will respect that, just saying it will kill the fun and self reward feeling.
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Dumbing down the quest system (Almanax, UBs) more and more I see. Guess it has to be expected, because as a company you have to cater to the lowest common denominator. Still disappointing.

The UB quests and Almanax stuff is really all the content high end players have left. I will be cutting down my playtime a lot like this, because there is simply nothing else to do other than fight all 4 UBs once a week.

Stuff like the extra bags, or the easy access of the temple are nice though.
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I am sad about the 2 piece bonus nerf to Rampart. Also, many earth characters that use the rampart set will be mad about the changes since, like Hushed Set and Whispered Set, the set heavily favors towards one element now with the cape giving more water than earth damage when it already had 2% more. Why make the damage so imbalanced for the sets from Whispering Island? Why can they not have equal damage for both elements, especially when both Hushed and Rampart favor water now? This change makes Moo and Magmog (which not many can obtain) the only ap sets that are viable for earth builds that need 10 ap. Unless Ankama creates a very good set that favors earth with Frigost I see no excuse for earth constantly getting the short end of the stick. Luckily I do not need 10 ap for my gobgob build.
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do so to be able to go to the boss one time, but if you lose, you can walk on it until you kill him,PS sorry for my bad english
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Industrialman1|2013-02-21 17:18:43
do so to be able to go to the boss one time, but if you lose, you can walk on it until you kill him,PS sorry for my bad english
1 fight per week. not 1 win.

If you lose, you have to wait another week until you can try again
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I only have one problem with this patch.
It comes out on the 26th. Same time as Etrian Odyssey 4.
Too many video games, not enough time. wacko 
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