More information about Wakfu's business model and advance subscription deals have been released today by Ankama. A 'freemium' model will be used, which combines free-to-play and subscription-based plans.
Full access to Incarnam and the Island of Astrub (Wakfu's starting zones) along with the opportunity to explore the rest of the world is included in the free version. The differences between the free and paid versions are outlined at the official site: http://www.wakfu.com/en/mmorpg/discovery/why-subscribe-to-wakfu.
Advance subscriptions can be purchased for Wakfu, in packages of of 3 months for $15, 6 months for $28, and 1 year for $52. Each of these three deals includes:
- A pet
- A Candy token (that temporarily boosts a characteristic)
- Several pieces of equipment selected at random from 5 elemental sets (Fire, Air, Earth, Water and Multi-elemental)
- Exclusive elements of the “WAKFU Pioneer” pack (title, set, flag, emote)
Wakfu, published by Square Enix and developed by Ankama, is a new MMORPG with tactical turn-based combat and dynamic environments which every player affects through their actions. There are multiple facets to the game, including very extensive crafting systems, powerful political mechanics, and tons of classes to choose from and customize.