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what is "magic" to mmorpg?

Kain_DaleKain_Dale USAMember Posts: 372 Uncommon
title says it all.



  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAMember Posts: 14,247 Rare


    It's the world physics equivalent of the world environment's elves.


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  • MumboJumboMumboJumbo LondonMember Posts: 3,219 Uncommon

    OP: Good question, lazy lead-in... image

    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. 

  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXMember Posts: 2,225 Uncommon
  • Kain_DaleKain_Dale USAMember Posts: 372 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zorgo  



  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 4,818
    It's the arrows that have extra colored animations that come from the guy wearing a dress.
  • PWN_FACEPWN_FACE SeoulMember Posts: 670

    Sounds like an SAT question.


    Magic is to MMORPG as:


    A) Sex : Porn

    B) Fuel :  Vehicle

    C) Apple : Fruit

    D) Politics : Humanity

  • rpg_gunnerrpg_gunner Green Cove Springs, FLMember Posts: 80
    Like any fantasy game, magic is a necessity in that world. :)
  • MediBlastMediBlast new york, NYMember Posts: 36
    You need mana to conduct magic.
  • ScarfeScarfe londonMember Posts: 281
    Magic is a cheat for lazy developers who cannot be bothered engaging their imagination.  

    currently playing: DDO, AOC, WoT, P101

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