Posts Tagged ‘Wizardry Online’

SOE Shuttering Vanguard, Free Realms, Wizardry, More

By Nathan Grayson on January 27th, 2014.

The dragon is upset because he will miss you all very much and also because people are killing him right now

All good things must come to an end. Even MMOs, and – at least, these days – especially MMOs. Between shifting business models and “there ain’t room enough in this town for the six thousand of us” syndrome, niche standouts are finding it harder and harder to keep their heads above water. That sorry truth curling up like a cold, uncaring cat on our hearts and minds, let’s bid farewell to Vanguard, Wizardry Online, Free Realms, and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures.

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Time To Die: Wizardry Returns

By Alec Meer on June 14th, 2011.

Wait, those aren't line graphics

Landmark cRPG Wizardry, one of the first games to try and electronicify the values and systems introduced by D&D and thus help birth the genre we now call roleplaying games, has never entirely gone away, truth be told. It’s seen an unending torrent of spin-offs, sequels and remakes since its Apple-based birth in 1981, but a full-on comeback has eluded it. That appears to be on the cards, thanks to a reboot in what’s now the age-old tradition – sticking the word ‘Online’ on the end of the title. But wait! Do not gallop away on your horse of cynicism. There’s at least one thing to suggest this is taking roleplaying very, very seriously…
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