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It's the world physics equivalent of the world environment's elves.
There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein"Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre
OP: Good question, lazy lead-in...
Magic imo is the ability to bend or even sometimes break the rules of the (in mmorpg case) virtual world. That's why it's magic. Secondly it's magic because doing this is uncommon: If it became common, it would then simply become part of the world, like using magic for energy for heating the home etc etc...
That's where I think rpgs have to be careful with magic imo: It ends up becoming another form of artillery or something equivalent to the unmagical equivalent. Obviously all those flash effects are too good to not use whenever possible on screen... so it's ubiquitous magic in most mmorpgs: Not REAL magic.
Originally posted by Zorgo
Sounds like an SAT question.
Magic is to MMORPG as:
A) Sex : Porn
Fuel : Vehicle
C) Apple : Fruit
D) Politics : Humanity
currently playing: DDO, AOC, WoT, P101