Dofus is a MMORPG by the French company Ankama Studios. The main aim of the game is to locate and collect all the Dofus, but there are many other interactive components, mainly fighting Monsters, other players via PvP, completing various Quests and Achievements, and training Professions.
Dofus requires a lot of strategy, planning, management, social skills, and this Wikia. And don't forget patience... lots and lots of patience...
See Getting started for a list of useful information and links to get started with the game.
Dofus started as a closed beta test, in which over 80,000 people participated. Then it passed into an open beta phase. Finally, on September 1st, 2005, the game passed into the subscription phase, which is expected to continue for the entire lifespan of the game.
After the release, Dofus was known as Dofus 1 with updates changing the version number to 1.01, 1.02, etc. up until 1.29, which was the last version before the release of Dofus 2, which was a full revamp of the game engine and its visuals, it no longer used Adobe Flash. On 2009-12-02, Dofus 2 has been released with a new server called Zatoishwan, other Servers have been transferred from Dofus 1.29 to Dofus 2 in the coming months. Two Dofus 1.29 Servers still remained accessible, at first they were only for the Spanish community because the computers in their country were not good enough to run Dofus 2, but they were since opened to everyone due to high demand.
Dofus 3 is a codename that will probably change for the next MMORPG, though it will be a totally different game, besides having some elements from the original Dofus. More information can be found here.
The game is playable on Windows, Linux and Mac platforms as an application. It requires having Adobe Air.
The minimum system requirements are:
- HDD 1 GB
- RAM 512 MB (1 GB for Mac, Windows Vista and Windows 7)
- CPU 1 GHz
The recommended system requirements are:
- HDD 2 GB
- RAM 1 GB (2 GB for Mac, Windows Vista and Windows 7)
- CPU 2 GHz or faster
The game officially launched on September 1st, 2005. It is available for a monthly price of 5 Euros or your local equivalent. There is a free trial area that interested players can use to sample the game for as long as they like without charge.
Membership works on a sliding scale depending on what country you live in, and the length of your subscription. There is a wide variety of payment options, ranging from credit card to pay-by-phone.
See Payment for more information on subscription and its benefits.