Submitted by Michael on 2013-03-25 19:17:46
Two Ways to Earn Wakfu Kamas: Which One Is For You?
In the turn-based tactical mmorpg Wakfu there are two ways to earn in-game currency Kamas. The first one is by crafting them from mined ores, and the
second is by selling items through the market system. Both methods are lucrative in their own right, but it mainly depends on how much you can stand
farming or fighting.
The first way to earn Wakfu Kamas is to craft them directly from the ores you farm from the game world. For beginners, Kama crafting is universally
suggested. Lower-level ores are abundant in underground mines, mountainous zones and even rocky plains. You will likely encounter other newbies
competing for ores, but the nodes have a fast enough re-spawn rate to let you and everyone else farm ore to your heart’s content. These lower-level
ores are also located in generally docile areas with little to no aggressive monsters.
It is when you start climbing the mid- to high-level Kama recipes that you will need to start taking allies along to help clear the powerful monsters
that guard the farming nodes. It is customary to form a farming group and to split the collected ore evenly between the members.
Kama crafting will be appealing to those who can stand the hours and hours of clicking the same set of nodes. If you can spend an hour of farming
without getting bored to death, then you will find get rich in Kama crafting. Kama crafting is also very solo-friendly; even if you do not have a
group to farm for the rarer high-yielding ores found in dangerous areas, you can always fall back to collecting low-yielding ores and turn them into
Another way to earn Wakfu Kamas is by selling items through the game’s market system, the equivalent of an auction house, but with modified
mechanics. You can only sell off items in the Wakfu market system when your character literally transforms into a haven bag. The haven bag functions
as a virtual shop where other players can see what items you are selling and even purchase them directly.
To earn Kamas from item selling, you obviously need to have items that other players would want. This requires you to run dungeons, farm mob groups or
craft items. All three methods can be done at the same time, but the first two are the most time-efficient. Dungeon bosses drop amazingly in-demand
gear and crafting materials that can sell for hundreds of Kamas. Crafting items requires a lot of grinding to level up the right recipes, and because
everyone in Wakfu is allowed to do it, there is already a big supply of unsold crafted items outside of the highest-level crafts.
But whatever items you end up selling on your Haven Bag, the important thing to do first is scout your nation’s market for the average selling
price. Setting prices too high may end up losing you money since you will not be able to sell the item and will also have to pay a merchant tax for
each item posting. Setting prices too low, on the other hand, may also shortchange your effort in getting the said item. Compared to Karma crafting,
item selling requires a bit more planning, research and social skills (in finding a good guild and convincing them to join you in dungeon runs.) It
can be done solo, but expect the road to wealth to be much harder than if you had a dependable team to help you rack up those rare in-demand items.