What is Dofus?
“Dofus is a massive multiplayer game half-way between a tactical video game and an interactive cartoon” says the Dofus website. Dofus is a whole new world of interesting things and places to explore. With pets, professions and lots of people, it is a fun way to spend your extra time. Be careful though, you may get addicted, just like the rest of the 2,000,000 players have.
What to do first. When you are new to Dofus, you must first make an account. Then you need to download the game to your computer. Now you can sign in and start playing.
You will want to make your character first so that you have someone to play with. There is a choice of twelve classes to chose from, each with different spells and appearances, from fairys to catlike things. Once you have chosen a class, you will get to customize your character even more. You can choose the gender of your character and the color of his or her clothing. Your character can be named whatever you choose, unless of course, the name is already taken. I like to use fantasy name generator to find a good name, but if you already had a name in mind, that’s fine too. In my opinion it’s good to choose a name that is…..well, realistic, lets say. Because how many real people do you see named, I_am_awesome12837?
Alright, now that you have made your character, its time to play!
A NPC (non-player character) will help you through the first bits of the game.
His name is Ganymede and he is one of the many interesting creatures you will see throughout your travels in the game. Once he shows you all he needs to teach you then you get to go out on your own in the game and explore. It is best to start in Astrub city as there are very easy things to fight there, plus you can’t go very many other places if you haven’t paid for the game. Dofus is a free game, but there are places free playing players can’t go and do anything. Pay to play (P2P) gives you the ability to go wherever you want on the entire map, fight whatever monsters you want, and have pets, mounts and join armies. You can pay to play Dofus for a small fee, with a lot of different modes of payment. Depending on how much time you buy, you get a pet and some food to feed him. In my opinion, you shouldn’t pay to play right away. You should wait until your character is a pretty high level, so you can beat more monsters when you get to the pay to play area. Although there are monsters that are easy in the not pay to play areas too.
If you don’t want to fight just now you can get a profession.
The profession information center at 1 – 20 will help you choose what you want to do as a profession. There are lots of interesting professions to choose from. Such as harvesting professions, like a farmer or fisherman and crafting professions, such as a swordsmith or staff carver. Professions such as a farmer or miner have monsters that attack you from time to time when you are harvesting. There is nothing you can do about this, except train your character so they are strong enough to beat such monsters. Or of course, you can choose a profession that does not have anything that attacks you.
Having a profession is useful to make a bit of money (called kama, in the game), but that is not the only way to get money. You can also earn kamas from fighting monsters and from selling items you get from fighting monsters. You also earn experience from fighting. The more experience the better, since you need this to get your character to level up. Every time your character gains a level, you get 5 characteristic points and one spell point. Characteristic points are for characteristics (what else?) that influence how well your spells work. Every character gets a few spells when they start and more and more spells for every few levels they gain. Spells do different things, depending on your class.
Guilds are like clubs where people on Dofus can get together and chat. You have to be invited to join a guild. Once you are in a guild you can chat with the people in your guild by checking the guild chat box. (Which is located over the text box near the bottom of the window.) The things that people in your guild say will appear in the text box, just like the rest of the messages do if you have the boxes checked. Dofus has lots of nice people who are always willing to help you out. If you are in a guild, usually they will team up with you to beat harder monsters. Guild members help each other out all the time, whether they need a few extra kama, or if one needs to know where something is.
Throughout Dofus there are dungeons. A dungeon is a set of rooms where you have to win battles to get to the next rooms, also to get to the end of the dungeon. Usually there is a reward for finishing the dungeon, which varies with each dungeon. There are many different dungeons, but most are available for paying players only.
I bet you are thinking, ok, this all sounds alright and what not, but what can my kids learn from this game? It sounds like just a game to me. Well, they can learn a lot, such as how to manage money, because there are things they will want to buy. They will also, most importantly, learn about cause and effect. When you are fighting monsters with a team, you have to do certain things right, otherwise you will put your team in danger and you might not win the fight. So, it may seem like just a game, but there are things to learn as well.
I hope this article helped you learn and understand a little more about Dofus. Don’t be afraid to check it out!