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Wizardry Online: To Be Unveiled as SOE Title at E3

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Sony Online Entertainment has announced that it will be revealing new information about Wizardry Online, indicating that it has taken over development and publication of the highly anticipated title.

Hands-on demo with the new free-to-play MMO based on the classic Wizardry computer games. Produced by Gamepot, this latest game features countless traps and fiendish monsters that will hinder players' adventures as they cross the most difficult dungeons ever seen. Wizardry Online retains the characteristic elements of the original Wizardry and merges them with modern MMORPG functions.

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  • MontaronxMontaronx SchiedamMember Posts: 268 Uncommon
    Intresting

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  • BigHatLoganBigHatLogan Bellingham, WAMember Posts: 688

    I have been following what I can about Wizardry Online for a while now.  It will have maze like dungeons, open pvp, and permadeath.  Sounds f*ing sweet, I can't wait!

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  • EcocesEcoces Chicago, ILMember Posts: 879 Uncommon
    Originally posted by BigHatLogan
    I have been following what I can about Wizardry Online for a while now.  It will have maze like dungeons, open pvp, and permadeath.  Sounds f*ing sweet, I can't wait!

    its SOE they will probably find someway to patch those out lol.

  • BigCountryBigCountry Charlotte, NCMember Posts: 478

    Interesting.

     

    Sucks that Sony is doing it, but EQ 1 suprisingly took off few months ago. Which was werid. Mabye they found something...

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  • BigHatLoganBigHatLogan Bellingham, WAMember Posts: 688
    Originally posted by Ecoces
    Originally posted by BigHatLogan
    I have been following what I can about Wizardry Online for a while now.  It will have maze like dungeons, open pvp, and permadeath.  Sounds f*ing sweet, I can't wait!

    its SOE they will probably find someway to patch those out lol.

    Nah, SOE is willing to take risks I think, and appealing to the hardcore is the main thing that wizardry has going for it.   The Japanese are the only people making challenging games on a large scale anymore anyway. 

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  • ForumPvPForumPvP KingstownMember Posts: 871

    Wizardy Vs Elder Scrolls round II

     

    Let's internet

  • letsxhatletsxhat battle creek, MIMember Posts: 156

    Fun times we are playing in. So many games.

  • BigHatLoganBigHatLogan Bellingham, WAMember Posts: 688
    Originally posted by ForumPvP
    Wizardy Vs Elder Scrolls round II  

    I don't get it.  They aren't even remotely similar and aren't made for the same types of player.  Elder Scroll games are about exploring a massive world and doing what you feel like doing.  Wizardry games are about exploring a horrible maze and trying not to get killed at every turn. 

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  • ForumPvPForumPvP KingstownMember Posts: 871
    Originally posted by BigHatLogan
    Originally posted by ForumPvP
    Wizardy Vs Elder Scrolls round II  

    I don't get it.  They aren't even remotely similar and aren't made for the same types of player.  Elder Scroll games are about exploring a massive world and doing what you feel like doing.  Wizardry games are about exploring a horrible maze and trying not to get killed at every turn. 

    You should try Wizardy 8 ,its still really good "open world" RPG.

    Anyways, what i mean is , back in the day when  Bethesha used to do some sports games and how Peterson and Lakshman was not  taken seriously about their new RPG project  by  Sir-Tech guys and many others.

    Everybody knows how that ended but now its like in the old days,again,which is nice.

     

     

     

    Let's internet

  • BigHatLoganBigHatLogan Bellingham, WAMember Posts: 688
    Originally posted by ForumPvP
    Originally posted by BigHatLogan
    Originally posted by ForumPvP
    Wizardy Vs Elder Scrolls round II  

    I don't get it.  They aren't even remotely similar and aren't made for the same types of player.  Elder Scroll games are about exploring a massive world and doing what you feel like doing.  Wizardry games are about exploring a horrible maze and trying not to get killed at every turn. 

    You should try Wizardy 8 ,its still really good "open world" RPG.

    or

    ES Arena which is a maze.

    Anyways, what i mean is , back in the day when  Bethesha used to do some sports games and how Peterson and Lakshman was not  taken seriously about their new RPG project  by  Sir-Tech guys and many others.

    Everybody knows how that ended but now its like in the old days,again,which is nice.

     

     

     

    looks cool.  I put probably 200 hours into Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge.  Now that was an amazing and challenging game for it's time.  I never played 8 though. 

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  • AsamofAsamof La Canada, CAMember Posts: 781 Uncommon

    heart sank when I saw SOE's name

    so much for this game

  • MithrandolirMithrandolir The Deep Woods, NJMember Posts: 1,700 Uncommon

    8 is such a great game.

    looking forward to hearing more about this one.

     

     

  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MaineMember Posts: 11,866 Uncommon

    from last years E3

    http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/06/09/e3-2011-first-look-at-wizardry-online/

    On top of including permadeath and player killing, Okada's team made the conscious decision not to hold players' hands as they explored dungeons. By removing the minimap and giving players no explicit directions, he aims to encourage explorers to learn to examine their surroundings and actually look at the dungeons they're traversing.

    "In Wizardry Online, the goal is to have adventure," he stated. "The players never know what's waiting for them when they turn the next corner."

    The look of the game -- with its dark and Gothic European vibe -- reflects the realistic slant for which the devs are aiming.

  • BenbradaBenbrada Plainfield, ILMember Posts: 439 Uncommon
    Originally posted by letsxhat
    Fun times we are playing in. So many games.

    Indeed but that in itself waters down the number of active players per title :-( Is anyone title still have stellar # of active players, MMO at least (i.e. discounting Diablo III)?

  • gilgamesh42gilgamesh42 tampa, FLMember Posts: 300

    sony sucks when it comes to f2p by sucks i mean they lie  none of there f2p games are free to play they are extended trials 

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  • finnmacool1finnmacool1 Corona, CAMember Posts: 453
    Originally posted by Asamof
    heart sank when I saw SOE's name so much for this game

    ditto

  • TruthXHurtsTruthXHurts El Do, KSMember Posts: 1,555 Uncommon

    I was following this game a bit, and talking ot the developer on facebook, but after a tech show with a superbad backdrop he stopped posting. I hope that they retain the permadeath that is in the Japanese version.

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  • jtcgsjtcgs New Port Richey, ILMember Posts: 1,777

    meh...not sure if want

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  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAMember Posts: 1,794 Uncommon

    as my first RPG ever, I must support every title with Wizardry involved in it.  We owe the entire RPG and MMO gaming world to this icon imo.  Wizardry, Bards Tale and Ultima set the industry on the move

     

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHMember Posts: 7,819 Rare

    Even SOE recognizes you can't do permadeath in a MMO with current state of internet connections, so if you were counting on that feature you can forget it.

    As to a MMO world strictly of dungeons, that would get very old fast.

  • TruthXHurtsTruthXHurts El Do, KSMember Posts: 1,555 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ozmodan
    Even SOE recognizes you can't do permadeath in a MMO with current state of internet connections, so if you were counting on that feature you can forget it. As to a MMO world strictly of dungeons, that would get very old fast.

    There are several games that do permadeath. You obviously hav eno idea hwo the system works either. You travel back to your body in the spirit realm. If you make it back to your body in time you recover, but you can only do this so many times. I will lay it I played Diablo 2 on Hardcore for years with Dial up so don't tell me that perma death isn't popular because you were still squirting in your shorts the last time a major game featured it. I'm pretty sure there are tons of D3 hardcore players as well so please tell me more about how no one likes perma death.

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  • alkarionlogalkarionlog SMember Posts: 1,279 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Myrdynn
    as my first RPG ever, I must support every title with Wizardry involved in it.  We owe the entire RPG and MMO gaming world to this icon imo.  Wizardry, Bards Tale and Ultima set the industry on the move  

    on ultima case before EA put his hands on it, and wizardry 8 they sure could make the combat faster, other then that all is nice :)

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INMember Posts: 4,663 Rare
    Originally posted by ForumPvP
    Wizardy Vs Elder Scrolls round II  

          Well if either one is anywhere near as good as the single player games were, then I'll be playing both...... Wizardry 8, Daggerfall, and SKyrim are probably 3 of the best PC games of all time.

  • EndDreamEndDream orange county, CAMember Posts: 1,152
    Originally posted by Ozmodan
    Even SOE recognizes you can't do permadeath in a MMO with current state of internet connections, so if you were counting on that feature you can forget it. As to a MMO world strictly of dungeons, that would get very old fast.

    The fastest selling PC game ever that was released last month disagrees.

    Remember Old School Ultima Online

  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MaineMember Posts: 11,866 Uncommon

    game site

    http://www.gamepot.co.jp/wiz_en/

     

    regarding permadeath, this was said at last years E3

    http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/06/09/e3-2011-first-look-at-wizardry-online/

    the Headlock devs are blunt about your chances: "Wizardry is a very difficult game and delights in killing the player. MMOs today coddle the player, but we're taking a different route. That said, this is a fair game that rewards the strategic and skillful player."

    But just how hardcore is Wizardry Online? One word sums it up: permadeath. "When you die, you become a ghost and have a chance to get your body back," the rep said. "But if you should fail, you'll lose your body forever."

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