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Haven Worlds – Interview with Azael

By #[Troyle] May 23, 2013, 18:00:00
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Haven Worlds will become available in WAKFU in June. More than just a housing system, they will allow guilds to give life to many projects. We will communicate and describe this feature throughout the month, and we begin today with an interview with the Lead Game Designer of WAKFU, Azael.


Azael tells you about the upcoming feature in this video, and gives you more information on:
  • What are the Haven Worlds
  • What liberties will you have
  • How many will there be
  • How your guild can get one
  • More information to make your mouth water.

More questions on Haven Worlds? Just post a comment in this devblog! We will come back to your with answers later this month.Click here 
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Hi there,

I’ll try to shed more light on some aspects of our system.

First, note that Haven Worlds bonuses of a same type will not stack. There will be little interest for a guild to control several Prims if they have the same bonuses.

Concerning PvP, it will indeed be possible to attack a Prims at any time. But you will have to keep control of it long enough to make any use of this aggression. We also want to take the international servers into account, so we will not set specific aggression time windows. We will talk about the conquest rules in a devblog.

If a guild captures a Prims and doesn’t take care of it (I can’t give you more details for now) it will become Neutral again. If this Prims was in a Haven World, it will be automatically given back to the guild owning this Haven World. This is why there will not be any limitation in the amount of Prims that can be captured. The more a guild controls, the harder it becomes to protect them and maintain them.

I should tell you also that there will always be 6 defenders if there aren’t enough players to defend a Prims. It will also be possible to customize the defense.

Concerning Big guilds, they will likely have their own Haven Worlds, and they will probably find some Prims much more interesting to capture than the Prims of small guilds. Or to be more precise, a PvP guild will have more reasons to attack the Prims of another PvP guild (to make it loose PvP ranking to begin with). Our PvP system will bring new dedicated incentive and rewards, which should be appreciated by the PvP community. Those who don’t like PvP just shouldn’t participate in Prims assaults. There will also not be any rewards for attacking a player outside of the GvG system. We know of course that this won’t stop random aggressions however.

One last advice: Those who gathered many resources should really hang on to them. All kinds of resources will be required to build structures in Haven Worlds (and even more crafted resources)!

On a general note: The Guild feature revamp, Haven Worlds and GvG will be evolving throughout the year. It’s always hard to work on such features and foresee exactly how the community will receive them. Especially since in this case, we’re working on some things that have almost never been done before in other MMOs. We’re aware of this fact and are ready for it. If something is misunderstood or not appreciated by the community, we will make sure to improve it… We won’t stay on a position that doesn’t satisfy everyone…

I insist on the fact that these are community features: how could we not place you in the center of their evolution?

Aza.
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Hm...... That's good.....
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Oh boy, this is going to cause some drama ^^

Sounds pretty good to me. Let's hope the implementation will be flawless.
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Shaleigh1|2013-05-23 18:24:28
Sounds pretty good to me. Let's hope the implementation will be flawless.

I hope i win the lotto.

Seriously though, it sounds like a fun way for the community to get more involved with each other.
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I still hope we will be able to terraform the haven world (change type of grass or replace it with sand or cooled lava ground, etc)
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Gonna need a guild first!
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Brand new world is comming...
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Is it possible to move a HW to another spot or are we stuck with the first place we pick?
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ThyHolyOverlord|2013-05-23 20:40:49
Is it possible to move a HW to another spot or are we stuck with the first place we pick?

Guess it wont, once the spot you choose involves political intents.
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They said last yeah that you will be able to buy and sell haven worlds, so you could buy a guild haven world that is in a better spot. But you can't move them so If you want to change locations you will either need to start over or continue somebody elses haven world.
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Prims are going to ruin this great idea of Haven Worlds.

:/

Drammmaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Who will be able to initiate a bid? The guild master? His/her right-hands?
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I really want Haven Worlds, I have been looking forward to them for over a year.

I am not looking forward to guild vs guild PvP. It is a small subset of players that enjoys PvP and it puts the other passive guilds at a very large disadvantage.

Scrap guild prisms and PvP and focus on nation vs nation PvP if you must.

I feel that the prism aspect was something tossed in at the last minute. Do not rush this project, we have been waiting for it long enough. Don't just toss in unnecessary complications. Releasing the haven worlds and updating the guilds is enough to start with. Do not bite of more than you can chew and release a sub par product.
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Let's hope when the update happens that every tool-tip is not in french lol. Also If prims can be stolen between guilds.. that pretty much means the smaller guilds are gonna be jacked all the time I would assume... Joy. Video sounded really good till the prim stealing part.
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Sounds like yet another good idea is going to be ruined by the air head(s) who put forward crap ideas and what I can only assume are 'yes' people who work alongside them.

GvG would be awesome but not in this way, I dont want to spend ages getting a Haven World the way our guild wants it so some troll can just walk in as we sleep and trash it!
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Urgh, really? Please take what is essentially capture the flag, kill it and bury it somewhere far, far away.

Don't ruin haven worlds for smaller guilds.
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Jebusiscomingrun|2013-05-23 22:34:19
Sounds like yet another good idea is going to be ruined by the air head(s) who put forward crap ideas and what I can only assume are 'yes' people who work alongside them.

GvG would be awesome but not in this way, I dont want to spend ages getting a Haven World the way our guild wants it so some troll can just walk in as we sleep and trash it!

I don't think anyone can trash anything. These Prims are only going to grant a bonus to the one capturing them.
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Shaleigh1|2013-05-23 22:59:22
Jebusiscomingrun|2013-05-23 22:34:19
Sounds like yet another good idea is going to be ruined by the air head(s) who put forward crap ideas and what I can only assume are 'yes' people who work alongside them.

GvG would be awesome but not in this way, I dont want to spend ages getting a Haven World the way our guild wants it so some troll can just walk in as we sleep and trash it!

I don't think anyone can trash anything. These Prims are only going to grant a bonus to the one capturing them.
By the sound of it your only means of restricting people will be those tollbooths, which are rendered moot for those who conquer your prism. So, yes, they should be fully capable of wrecking your Eco at the very least.
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I am SO excited about this!
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This is going to be lot of fun,hum create your own world interesting,well about GvG I would love and it would get epic if there would be map designed for it purpose, it would be a tough work tho smile,but gaming keeps improving what means its good
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