wizardry online

Official Site: Wizardry Online (Wikipedia)
Studio: SOE, now Daybreak Game Company
Launch Date: January 30, 2013
Sunset Date: July 31, 2014
Genre: Hardcore Fantasy Action-Combat Themepark
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

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The Game Archaeologist: Clone Wars Adventures, the Star Wars MMO everyone kinda forgot

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Perfect Ten: Solo prequel games to MMORPGs

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Perfect Ten: MMOs that flirted with permadeath

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This month, Dungeons and Dragons Online will be venturing where many MMORPGs have feared to tread: into the realm of officially supported...
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The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

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One facet of video games that's been around almost since the very beginning is difficulty levels. This allowed the player to choose how hard...
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Wizardry Online fans hope to ‘resurrect’ the permadeath dungeon crawler

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Despite an impressive RPG pedigree that stretches back decades, the Wizardry franchise faltered when it came to breaking into the MMORPG market. Wizardry...
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Perfect Ten: The big book of MMORPG death mechanics

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Video games will kill your characters. It's inevitable. I still faintly remember my younger brother's first video game death, when he ran full-tilt into...

Battle Bards Episode 128: Seaside port

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Global Chat: Why Wizardry Online’s permadeath was a good idea

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Here's an MMO and a feature both long since deceased: Wizardry Online and permadeath. Yet as JVT Workshop argues, it was an...

Jukebox Heroes: Six more groovy tunes from MMOs you’ve never played

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Perfect Ten: Exploring MMORPGs from the far corners of the world

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Have you ever noticed that while there's an entire world out there, most all of the MMORPGs we discuss and play tend to either...

Massively Overthinking: Prestige systems in MMORPGs

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Last week, an interesting question dropped into our team inbox. It was from a game developer -- I don't know for which game --...

Wizardry Online to sunset in Japan

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Hardcore perma-death MMORPG Wizardry Online just can't catch a break: MMO Culture reports today that the game is shutting down in Japan,...

Getting perspective on Chronicles of Elyria’s planned PvP and PvE featureset

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Anyone on the MassivelyOP team will probably tell you that I won't shut up about Chronicles of Elyria. There's so much to like...

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