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Devblog: Visual Improvements for Haven Bags

By [Ankama]WAKFU - ADMINISTRATOR - February 18, 2020, 14:45:00
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In Update 1.67, we decided to give Haven Bags a new look and expand their possibilities. Feel free to come and beta-test these changes, and share your feedback in the forums.
 

New look


The old Haven Bags were just "floating in space" and didn't really reflect the basic concept of a Haven Bag: actually stepping into a bag!

We've completely changed their appearance so that you can finally feel like you're stepping into a real bag:
 
The different rooms are even marked out by seams:
 

The new Haven Bag entrance:
 

More room and a new way of managing Haven Gems


The size (number of cells) of Haven Gem rooms has been increased: a Haven Gem now gives you access to a 6x6 room (36 cells), versus 5x5 (25 cells) before.

The little translucent bridges between rooms have been removed in order to improve transitions between rooms (which are now marked by seams).

Managing Haven Gems is now simpler, as a single Haven Gem now gives you the maximum room size; it's no longer necessary (or possible) to combine two Haven Gems to get a bigger room.

Players who have two Haven Gems combined in version 1.66 will be able to remove one of them and trade or sell it in version 1.67.

The new Haven Gem management interface:
 

We have also added new Haven Gems which let you unlock new appearances for room floors:
 
 

Pockets


Any good bag needs pockets, so now we're adding them to Haven Bags!

Pockets are specific unmodifiable rooms that players can unlock in-game for free by obtaining items. These rooms will generally have original themes, like a swimming pool or a casino.
 


To access these pockets, you'll just need to place the corresponding item in your Haven Bag, where it will act as a teleporter.
 

A little paddock for your mount


Your Haven Bag now contains a small paddock. When the owner enters the bag, their mount will be placed directly in the paddock.

This is a purely cosmetic feature.
 

Animated decors


You will now be able to place animated decor elements in your Haven Bag (and your Haven World).

We are planning to add about ten of these for the release of version 1.67.

For example, you'll be able to add a few different weather effects, like rain:
 

Orchestrion


This curious name refers to a new feature that will allow you to choose the background music in your Haven Bag from among all the musical themes in the game.

This item now comes standard in all Haven Bags.

Only the owner of the Haven Bag can decide what music will be played inside.
 

Q & A


Are you planning to allow for multiple levels in Haven Bags?

We're not planning to do this for now. We've studied this possibility a number of times, but it would involve considerable changes to how Haven Bags work, and it would represent much too great an effort in terms of development time.

The Haven Bag pockets system is the alternative we've come up with. It doesn't give you the option to add more customizable space, but it required very little development time, and we think it's a reasonable compromise.

Do you plan to add other activities in Haven Bags (fighting monsters, etc.)?

We try to be very careful about the activities we make available in Haven Bags.

Our goal is to enable players to set up a personalized space, to have their own little bit of home in-game. But we want to avoid having players hole up in their Haven Bags for too long by adding too many time-consuming activities.

In a massively multiplayer game like Wakfu, it's important that players continue to cross paths and interact in open common areas.

So we're not planning to add additional Haven Bag activities that could isolate players from one another or compete too heavily with activities currently available in the non-instanced world.

Is the appearance of the Haven Bag interior now fully modifiable?

Room appearances can still be modified, of course, thanks to the decor elements you can place and the Haven Gems that change the appearance of the floors.

The appearance of the Haven Bag's border (decor elements outside of Haven Gems) cannot currently be modified, and this does not seem technically feasible to us for now.

Will it be possible to modify the appearance of the floor at the Haven Bag entrance?

The floor here will not be modifiable, but we have improved its appearance to be much more visually consistent with the rest of the Haven Bag.

Will new decor elements be added for Haven Bag interiors?

This is one of our next upcoming projects. We'd like to increase the number of decor elements you can acquire in-game and then place in your Haven Bags.
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You can leave it just the way it is, nothing will change and be lost.
You can only gain more space, not lose anything.

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pogchamp

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wow that is super cool

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OK, that's really nice. Will we be able to buy themes for our bags like in Dofus?

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Just a suggestion: Add a kama minting machine to the bag. Always wanted one of those.

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Hyperventilation intensifies.
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It actually looks AWESOME

If I had to say anything is that the interior "walls" look more like a basket than an actual cloth bag, but its all personal preference, all of this looks REALLY GOOD

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Wooohooo amazing!!

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The jukebox is amazing, my favourite music is Galeries: Ambiance

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OMG! This is so cool!!!!

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This looks amazing^^

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Yo TheRogueCat , still play I see.

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Yeah, but mostly at night time.

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Wonderfull!

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HELL YEA

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My dreams are coming true. As someone who enjoys decorating havenbags, I am super stoked with this news. Everything looks amazing. Thank you so very much Ankama. I am looking forward for this :3

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So I worked on my current haven bag for a long time and I really love it. When this change takes effect, would we first have to empty our haven bags to avoid our stuff being deleted? I mean, before the update comes would you advise us to empty the haven bag completely, including the chest? Or, can we just leave the haven bag as it is, and after the update the interior will be the same until we change it? It's unclear to me.

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You can leave it just the way it is, nothing will change and be lost.
You can only gain more space, not lose anything.

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When will update 1.67 go live on actual servers?
(So not the test server)

Thank you for your answer in advance, and thank you again for this lovely update biggrin

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Hello Karakedi, 

The date of the 1.67 release will be communicated later, you can check our news on the website and on social media smile.

Thank you!

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Great update, kudos Ankama.

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i want to suggest some points to help players...
Combating in Hbags really senseless to me.
first.. 
a "book table decoratives" instead of temple scripture book or kinds (there are some miniatures of regions). 
so we can put this map decoratives into Hbag and use them as portal.
This allow us 1 free slot in inventory and we dont have to be use Temple Zaap everytime.we can enter hbag to use them as zaap.
second..Restroom
You have got some cool decorative thrones and beds but not being interacted to sit or sleeping. So you can boost HP recover while interacting with this thrones.
Third..Trappers
You have got some TAME decorations.. these decorations can give mob seeds when interacted for trapper level each day like 10 seeds per TAME decorative.
Third..Fishermen
 You can create Fish gems and this gems will be assinged with fish signs from breaded fish to hammer sharks or vandamme(max. 100 level based fishes).
 water gem may give 40 fishes or 5 rear fishes of each gem(s) "for the day" and of course interacting with pools in hbag ,it depends fishing levels.
Ankama can create "daily resources" for these kind gem(s) above and for decoratives..
These sabove system can work for Miners..
Fourth...Switching Hbags 
it will be cool to use Alt hero bags without switching heroes in booster mode.So Ankama doesnt need to give HWorlds to players. 
it will be already a HWorld for main characters.Ankama can create multiple-hbag buttons to switch between hbags or interacting with mod'ula to switch.. 
 

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Looks promising, although i'd like to also customize inner background decor.

And is it possible to change the interface of choosing a Haven Bag's outer appearance? Srsly, if you have like 20 HB looks, you need to scroll forwards/backwards skin by skin (SINGLE SKIN AT A TIME) to choose the one you need. It's daunting. Just make a window, containing the list of every HB skin you can apply (smth like costumes menu).

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