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Dofus - Dev Chat Log

On Sunday, February 10th, MMORPG.com hosted a developer chat, welcoming the Dofus development team who discussed their Hardcore server, where MMO permadeath is a reality!

MMORPG_Taera: Greetings and welcome to MMORPG.com's Live Chat on irc.coldfront.net! I'm your host, MMORPG.com's community manager Laura Taera Genender. Joining us today is the DOFUS team!

MMORPG_Taera: Our guests will do their best to answer as many questions as possible, but due to limited time and a high volume of inquiries, they may not be able to answer every single one. Users are limited to one question at a time, a!d you will be notified if your question is rejected or discarded.

MMORPG_Taera: To submit your question, please /msg MMORPGBot yourquestionhere

MMORPG_Taera: Now it's time for introductions! Feel free to start sending your questions to MMORPGBot while our guests introduce themselves!

DOFUS_wajaja: hey gius nice to see you all here thanks for coming

DOFUS_wajaja: guys

DOFUS_wajaja: my buddy lichen here is in charge of the DOFUS project at ANkama

DOFUS_wajaja: technical and game design aspects

DOFUS_wajaja: I'm in charge of marketing and community management for international aspects

DOFUS_wajaja: we're quite happy to answer your questions tonight

DOFUS_wajaja: and we appreciate your support


DOFUS_wajaja will translate quite everything for me, I don't speak english very well ;)

MMORPG_Taera: To submit a question please /msg mmorpgbot yourquestionhere

MMORPG_Taera: Sending me questions will get you NOWHERE! ;)

MMORPG_Taera: [mod]vipirblood asks, when is the server

DOFUS_wajaja: the server is planned for May, we are now working on the disconnect / reconnect system to avoid unnecessary deaths

MMORPG_Taera: doofusdude asks, Will aggressions be limited to Bontarian and Brakmarian only, with no neutral aggressions?

DOFUS_wajaja: agression rules will be the same as on the current servers

DOFUS_wajaja: a neutral player wont be able to attack another neutral player

DOFUS_wajaja: an aligned player will be able to attack a neutral player

MMORPG_Taera: rollthedice asks, wouldnt a death reset system b better then permanent death?

DOFUS_wajaja: death characters can be restarted to lvl 1

DOFUS_wajaja: dead

DOFUS_wajaja: its like a reset, they dont disappear into oblivion or anything :)

DOFUS_wajaja: but their equipment, xp and levels will be lost of course

MMORPG_Taera: hardcorepvper asks, The question on everyone's mind: When is Heroic sever coming out and what is hindering its release?

DOFUS_wajaja: the server is planned for May, we are now working on the disconnect / reconnect system to avoid unnecessary deaths

DOFUS_wajaja: we do not want your characters to die for nothing just because you lost connection

DOFUS_wajaja: that would not really be fair would it

MMORPG_Taera: kill-alot asks, if you transfer an account to heroic server, can you transfer back if you dont like it?

DOFUS_wajaja: we do not plan to have characters transfered to the heroic server

DOFUS_wajaja: all characters will have to be new ones

DOFUS_wajaja: you can create up to 5 characters on a dofus account

MMORPG_Taera: elspamo asks, Will your character die permantly if you lose an aggression?

DOFUS_wajaja: well yes, unfortunately, permanent death is the point of the whole server!

MMORPG_Taera: To ask a question, please /msg MMORPGBot yourquestionhere

MMORPG_Taera: NOTE: if your question is deleted, it's either A. off topic (our topic today is the hardcore PVP server) or B. already been asked by someone else, and waiting in the question queue!

MMORPG_Taera: franz asks, Will there be any Legendary Equipment and/or items within the game?

DOFUS_wajaja: we do not plan to have specific items for the heroic server now, but there might be secret rewards later :)

MMORPG_Taera: gunnraptor asks, Since you supposedly die permanantly on the Heroic Server, what happens if you die due to a quest, such as the level 20 alignment quests for both Bonta and Brakmar?

DOFUS_wajaja: such quests will be modified so that the character does not have to die

MMORPG_Taera: durden asks, How will this server appeal to new players, if at all?

DOFUS_wajaja: it will probably appeal players who are into PVP a lot

DOFUS_wajaja: we think it would be a good experience for players who are bored from the quietness of some other mmo's :)

MMORPG_Taera: garnelaf asks, Why did you decide to implement a server with permanent death?

DOFUS_wajaja: we want to create tension, adrenaline, we want players to feel alive as they play

DOFUS_wajaja: there's a big risk involved for building a characters, there might also be a big reward :)

MMORPG_Taera: fosjam asks, will the servers be sorted to be able to determine between connection problems when losing a fight?

DOFUS_wajaja: yes, our teams are intensively working on that system to prevent unnecessary deaths

DOFUS_wajaja: this is a key point in the success of the server and we take it very seriously

MMORPG_Taera: isaumara asks, Will we be capable of transfering our characters to the server and How Much Multiplication of the exp will theyre be

DOFUS_wajaja: it will not be possible to transfer a character to the server, but xp will be multiplied at least 2X

MMORPG_Taera: guest2655 asks, Are there any further modifications to the open beta released a while ago?

DOFUS_wajaja: we will introduce the new disconnect / reconnect feature and adjust the XP multipliers

MMORPG_Taera: MMORPGBot will not longer be accepting new questions- we WILL continue to answer the already submitted questions for the next 25 minutes, though!

MMORPG_Taera: blahblhablah asks, is there anything special we have to do to get onto the server once its out?

DOFUS_wajaja: all subscribers will have access to the server

MMORPG_Taera: [pou]mika asks, will that system about death be added to others servers ?

DOFUS_wajaja: no, permanent death will only be for the hardcore server

DOFUS_wajaja: it will probably be a big success so we will open new servers if needed

MMORPG_Taera: darthmuffin asks, Will the Heroic server be one server, or will it have more than one for the French and Internaltional communities?

DOFUS_wajaja: there will only be one server in the beginning for all communities

DOFUS_wajaja: we might open more servers later

MMORPG_Taera: webguest07 asks, what happens if you die but someone else wins the battle, do you still die?

DOFUS_wajaja: no, you will not die, you will be brought back next to your allies

MMORPG_Taera: hammerofhell asks, will there be p2p and f2p still on this?

DOFUS_wajaja: only subscribers will have access to the hardcore server

DOFUS_wajaja: for the first one at least, the following ones might be open to f2p

MMORPG_Taera: [shika]ouchek asks, exp rate will be x3 or x10?

DOFUS_wajaja: for the moment, we can say it will at least be x2 :)

MMORPG_Taera: naso asks, Will 1 on 1 pvp be back in time for the server?

DOFUS_wajaja: We will do everything we can to bring it back, but we can't promise at the mo :)

MMORPG_Taera: [Equilibrium]BattleKJ asks, Will the crafting system work in the same way as on the other servers? There is a lot to risk working on a level 100 profession such as tailor when you could die at any time.

DOFUS_wajaja: the crafting system will be the same, crafters will have to be protected very efficiently

MMORPG_Taera: ephriamgrey asks, Will you offer any type of resoration to players who died due to lost connections/other circumstances?

DOFUS_wajaja: we are working hard on the disconnect / reconnect system

DOFUS_wajaja: but also on a restoration system in case it would fail in case of a mass disconnection or anything

MMORPG_Taera: [tos]winlow asks, Will any other aspects of the game be differant, besides the permanent death?

DOFUS_wajaja: more xp will be gained, but also players will be able to steal objects

DOFUS_wajaja: monsters will also be able to steal objects

DOFUS_wajaja: and if you kill them, you'll get the objects :)

DOFUS_wajaja: loot away baby, loot away :)

MMORPG_Taera: hardcorepvper asks, How will the graveyard system work?

DOFUS_wajaja: devs will empty the graveyards during maintenance

DOFUS_wajaja: and if they cant empty them

DOFUS_wajaja: thats more chafers coming your way :)

MMORPG_Taera: [djaul]sarys asks, Will Bonta and Brakmar have a special alignement, as the Roublard Clan" ? And Will Mercenary Clan be open for players ?"

DOFUS_wajaja: Bonta and Brakmar will have no special alignment

DOFUS_wajaja: there are lots of things we would like to do with alignments

DOFUS_wajaja: if we can find players motivated enough to handle the mercenary clan, we'll do it

MMORPG_Taera: hardcorepvper asks, How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

DOFUS_wajaja: thats a question we've asked Chuck Norris last tiem we've seen him

DOFUS_wajaja: and the only thing he could answer was: IOIOOIIIIOOIIIIO

MMORPG_Taera: Thank you for joining MMORPG.com and coldfront.net for a great chat! Big round of applause for our DOFUS developers; thanks for joining us and answering all our questions :D Logs will be posted on MMORPG.com asap :)


Laura Genender