Gobball Wilderness Exclusive Reveal
Though it’s still in Beta here in the States, Ankama’s Wakfu is rolling around in Europe and gaining quite the following with an anime, books, comic books, and all other sorts of merchandise behind this colorful and unique isometric MMO. Launching tomorrow, the latest update to the beta in the US (and the game in the EU) brings in an all new zone with new monsters, new items, and a brand new part of the game’s ecology system as well. The Gobballs have long been a staple of the Wakfu and Dofus brand, but now for the first time their wild cousins are being introduced as monsters in the game world.
Accessed by a simple narrow bridge over deep waters, and surrounded completely by placid blue liquid, the Gobball Wilderness is ripe for the hunting, as well as the conquering. Taken directly from the forthcoming announcement, there’s also a whole zone that’s intended for players to fight over:
“This is a conquerable wilderness island, governed by a Member of the Gobball clan - Bouftoko. This island, which is also inhabited by classic wild Gobballs, will enable the nation that seizes control of it to spawn special Gobballs in their nation’s wilderness area. If a new nation seizes control, the special Gobballs will migrate to its wilderness area, and will stay there until another nation seizes control of the island.”
Wakfu really is shaping up to be a unique and interesting game, and we don’t have too much longer to wait in the US to get our hands on the thing. In the meantime we caught up with Ankama’s Etienne Fougerousse to chat about all things Gobball.