New "Letter to the Community" by Tot: http://forum.dofus.com/fr/1081-actualite/2131403-lettre-communaute-2 I won't translate everything because it's probably gonna get an official translation by tomorrow anyway, so just the information about Wakfu season 3 and some stuff about Dofus. >The word of TOT, screenwriter >Season 3 continues its path and is going well. As we had explained, we work on a series of 13 episodes and 26 minutes. I objectively think that this is the best work we've ever done in the WAKFU series and I look forward for you to see our work. For every piece of news, we'll try to make a small balance sheet of the production's state. The word of NTAMAK, director >When I arrived at Ankama, eight years ago, I could have never thought of having the opportunity of being the director of an animated series such as WAKFU: having the chance and responsibility of taking a lot of decisions, narratives and graphics; of imposing an orchestration, but also and foremost of observing, of communicating, and of having the talents of those around me to achieve the best of each in a common work. >Season 3 of WAKFU is an extraodinary human adventure, and for me, a child's dream that becomes alive. It's a pleasure to observe that the animation division of Ankama gains more and more maturity. The experience from DOFUS the film fed our talents and it's noticeable! >For this reason, the stakes are new thanks to the possibility that we have to do a true serial. Narratively speaking, it'll surprise you, because the tone gains maturity. It'll be the opportunity of better digging the story and the past of certain of our heroes, to confront them to major dramatic situations and... we'll not lie, we weren't gentle with them.
Now, Dofus the Film. >For now, it's hard to say anything about the presence of the film in other countries than France, but know that we've already been chosen for two festivals: >ANIMA in Brussels on february the 12th >FICAM in Meknès, Morocco from tuesday 29 to wednesday 30 of march >Both Tot and JJ will be there to see you during the projection. You'll see, they're quite nice, sometimes they even joke. (Tot : « And they've got nothing against a good couscous »)
According to the official website, Wakfu season 3 will be released "during 2016", so hopefully they'll release it earlier than they expected at first (end of 2016). >Source: http://www.ankama.com/fr/animations
Don't forget that the soundtrack of the Dofus movie is already available at the french Ankama store. The movie will be on the french cinemas next week, and there's no news about it coming out of France, but they're trying their best. The BD is scheduled for june according to Fnac, and can already be pre-ordered here http://video.fnac.com/a9275440/Coffret-de-pre-reservation-Fnac-Dofus-Le-Film-Livre-1-Julith-Blu-ray-Sauvane-Delanoe-Blu-Ray
An interesting tidbit from the latest Kickstarter update (in the comments): >Regarding the release of the first episode, it is actually one of our goals to send the first episode to the backers before the rest of the season is broadcasted. We are discussing it internally to cover the legalities and with our co-producers to make it one of our goals.
Sure would be nice, although I can't expect it to actually happen at this point.
>>242621 Oh, they've definitely gotten better since season 2. They animated Dofus in a completely different style, then an entire movie. Even if season 3 is closer to season 2, it will definitely benefit from that added experience.
After season 2, there were 3 OVAs released in 2014. You'll find them easily on Nyaa: http://www.nyaa.se/?page=search&cats=0_0&filter=0&term=wakfu+ova
Pity, I am really looking forward to them continuing the show.
Btw, sharing pic of an Ecaflip background gal from the S1 Boufball episodes - my friend Grooveychampion drew a lot of art of her. We initially called her just "sweater girl" due to her attire, but we eventually settled on the name Trina. :)
So will the protagonist ever genuinely defeat the villain in a serious Ankama production or will it always be the bad guy screwing themselves over at the end somehow or some third party actually getting the job done?
To anyone who missed the Kickstarter and wants a Blu-ray, this year's Gobbstock contest is open to all countries and three winners will get a Blu-ray: http://www.wakfu.com/en/mmorpg/news/announcements/544863-dungeons-celebrating-gobbstock
>>243211 Emm, not really. The bad guy (girl) realized she did not want to do this after all and sacrificed herself. Really touching ending. I like Dofus/Wakfu because it has memorable tragic villains. I even felt sympathy for Quilby, and he really did some truly horrible things. If you want your stereotypical "kill everything, destroy the world for laughs" villain, there is still always Rushu.
So, after watching the earliest ~8 episodes over the course of literally two years, I suddenly binged the rest of both season and the specials in a few weeks.
This is probably going to feel weird, because I think this is the only show/franchise that beats Venture Bros. in terms of slow-but-almost-continuous production.
>>243989 >Season 2 is already dubbed with the rest of Wakfu. The 2014 specials (though not the Nox special) are as well. They're on Netflix, though listed separate from the main series as "The Quest for the Six Eliatrope Dofus".
>>246593 Well they exist, but indeed they were printed exclusively for the Kickstarter. Your options for the official subs (why you would want them is beyond me, though) are Netflix, Steam, and Australian DVDs. I don't know about their respective resolutions.
>>246788 I can't say I've watched all the fansubs, but what I saw (mostly season 2 and special episodes) was generally pretty good. On the other hand it only took 2 minutes rewatching a fight scene to find a gross mistranslation in the official subs, and I've heard of other issues like using the wrong name for Chibi. Considering the name they used instead is said no more than once in the entire series, I can't even imagine how that happened.
I don't know which reads more fluently, but I would at least trust the fansubs more when it comes to meaning.
>>247279 There doesn't seem to be too many people left here compared to previous seasons. People just talk about the show on 4chan now. But the threads will probably die off soon and this will remain a decent place to have a slower discussion.
So I marathoned Wakfu season 3 a few days ago. I thought it was fine. It had some ideas I liked, but the delivery was a bit weak in places. I can't see it as the huge disappointment I read about it before going in. I'm more than willing to listen to why it's bad and should feel bad.
Please remember to be polite and use spoiler tags to hide spoilers.
I'm not a fan of the Iop wankery that Wakfu is becoming, but that part didn't really ruin the experience for me.
>>248122 Wakfu has been Iop wankery for all of Season 2 as well. Season 1 was more balanced between all characters, but only because they have yet to make half the cast demigods and the other half reduced to plot points.
Iops are the most popular faction in the games, and Grovy is the personal favourite of the writer/creator, so it's normal for them to be used the most often.
imdb says that the first episode of Abraca (the new show from Ankama) is supposed to air this Sunday (01. September) on france 3 or something. The only thing I can find is the Ludo slot at 6 AM would this be it?
Can't find anything official from any Twitter or news website or whatever.
question to translators: - if raws were supplied, would you guys consider translating Tangomango? - did the Kabrok book ever get a HQ release? The only translation I've ever read used very, very poor quality scans. If not, would you guys consider re-releasing that using HQ raws?