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Posted: Dec 14th 2009 5:11PM Serious Table said

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That's an interesting way to handle a new launch. What they probably should have done to help the community of already-established players, though (though they do get kudos for putting in the Double XP/Money thing to try and make it easier) was to offer a character copy system, so they could move a copy of their characters to the new server. If they didn't like how it felt/played, they would go back to their original server. If they did, then when the servers moved they'd have the option to keep their copy instead of their original, so not everything was lost.

Has anyone put any gameplay into this game? It looks interesting and I might give it a try, just want to hear a gamer's point of view!

Posted: Dec 14th 2009 5:47PM DFuzzy1 said

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I've played this since the beta days, but I haven't been keeping up recently and I'm not sure what else is different in 2.0 besides the graphics.

Basically, Dofus has the unique selling point of being one of the few (if not the only, correct me on this) MMORPGs in the tactical RPG format. Think Shining Force and Fire Emblem, where each character takes turns on a grid and has a certain amount of movement/action points per round. It also has a pretty unique set of classes that go beyond the typical tank/dps/healer trinity. One other thing I like about it is the equipment variety. Everything is crafted (with materials coming from monster drops) and there is no "one set" that everyone has to have.

Unfortunately, it gets terribly grindy. Once you hit the 40s, things start slowing down, and at 60 it's a very long road to 100 (where things really open up, since you get both your last skill and an extra action point). Grouping isn't forced, but you'll be hard-pressed to get anywhere without one.

Soloing is pretty rough (most people multi-box), and materials require a certain amount of prospecting points (roughly equivalent to the number of people in your party) before they even show up in the drop table. And at this point, most people in the older/highly populated servers are already level 100+, so newbies might have a harder time finding people to group with.

Dofus does offer a free trial area without any time restrictions, so give it a shot.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2009 10:45PM (Unverified) said

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Atlantica Online is a tactical turn-based MMORPG.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2009 12:15AM DFuzzy1 said

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True, I had forgotten about that one. But the battles in Atlantica Online play more like a typical JRPG (both sides trading blows), though the 3x3 square adds a little bit of strategy into the mix.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2009 7:35PM Slob Zombie said

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Where's Wakfu?

Posted: Dec 14th 2009 10:22PM DFuzzy1 said

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For all I know, it's still in beta. Been that way for more than a year now?
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