I tried playing Wakfu the other day, the spiritual successor to Dofus (which I subscribed to and played for about three months back in 2006), and promptly gave up after about four hours. The combat was fine, but the game world was dreadfully boring. There was no soul, no sense of adventure, and no fun in exploring the world of Wakfu.
And so, in order to get my MMO fix, I did the only thing I could think of: purchase a World of Warcraft subscription. I have not played since March 2010, and decided to re-roll a new character from scratch. In my first four hours back in Azeroth, I’ve already had way more fun and enjoyment compared to Wakfu.
You can argue that Blizzard has changed over the years and are no longer the once-proud company that they were. You can also argue that the Warcraft lore has been completely messed up and is no longer the dark, cartoon fantasy epic that we remembered from the old RTS games. But at the same time, you cannot deny that WoW is still one of the best MMOs out there, if not the best. There’s a reason why WoW has remained constantly at the top for almost ten years: it puts most other MMOs to shame. If I want to waste my time in an online world, I want to play the best MMO possible, not something dull like Wakfu.
Also, I have always wanted to kick Garrosh’s ass in a boss raid ever since he became Warchief. With the next expansion, Warlords of Draenor, coming out at the end of this year, now seems like a perfect time to beat him up while the interest is still fresh.
I have never fought Ragnaros, Illidan, Arthas, or Deathwing before. To this day, not playing WoW back when it was still at its peak during the vanilla and Burning Crusade days is still one of my biggest regrets as a gamer.