Wizardry Online

Wizardry Online was a free-to-play MMORPG developed by Gamepot, Inc. , [1] [2] based on theoriginal Wizardry computer games originally created by Sir-Tech .


Like many MMORPGs , players can create their own character and explore and advance with other players that are also connected. A player may create a character using a variety of class / race / attribute combinations commonly found in most MMORPGs. A more dangerous addition to the gameplay is the potential for permanent death also known as permadeath. Upon character death, players have a chance of losing their character forever. [3] The chance of losing your character can be reduced by sacrificing items. [4]

Wizardry Online features five races (human, elf, porkul, dwarf (male-only), and gnome (female-only)) and more classes (fighter, priest, mage, and thief). Similar to previous Wizardry games, a new character will receive a random number of bonus points they can assign to attributes. Each class has a requirement for a number of points in a Throughout the game, characters will be able to change their class. [4]

Open world player versus player (PvP) is also a large part of the game. Players can attack any other player in town or in the same time, and the same permadeath effects should apply to a victim’s death victim. Player characters who have been slain (or by other players) can be looted by their owners. [4]

Wizardry Online uses microtransactions to support itself; The Royal Shop where the currency for items is Cash Station. [5] There is also a very limited selection of items available in the store for high amounts of in-game gold.


On October 2011 open beta was launched in Japan. [6] On June 2012, Sony Online Entertainment announced that it would publish Wizardry Online outside Japan. [7] Closed beta testing began October 29, 2012. [8] The game was released in the US and EU on January 30, 2013. On January 24, 2014, Sony Online Entertainment announced it will be shut down down the servers on July 31, 2014. [7] 9] On July 31, 2014, at 9:00 PM, the US and EU servers were officially shut down. The game websites for these regions Sony Online Entertainment .


Wizardry Online received mostly mixed reviews. [10] Brittany Vincent from GameSpot praised the game’s interesting combat system and use of permadeath, but criticized the graphics and user interface. quote needed ]


  1. Jump up^ “Time To Die: Wizardry Returns” . Rock, Paper, Shotgun . Retrieved 24 April 2012 .
  2. Jump up^ Gifford, Kevin (29 July 2009). “A Japanese Renaissance for Wizardry” . 1up.com . Retrieved 24 April 2012 .
  3. Jump up^ Olivetti, Justin (9 June 2011). “E3 2011: First look at Wizardry Online | Massively” . Massively.joystiq.com . Retrieved 24 April 2012 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b c “SOE Live 2012: Getting to know Wizardry Online” . 20 October 2012.
  5. Jump up^ “Station Cash Uses and Games” . January 20, 2013.
  6. Jump up^ “Wizardry Online Open Beta Launches in Japan, NA Seeking and EU Publisher” . Ten Ton Hammer . October 18, 2011 . Retrieved 25 January 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ “SOE takes Wizardry Online under its wing” . massively.joystiq.com. 1 June 2012.
  8. Jump up^ “Official Wizardry Online Website” . 3 November 2012.
  9. Jump up^ “Kotaku” . January 24, 2014.
  10. Jump up^ “Wizardry Online for PC Reviews – Metacritic” . Retrieved August 6, 2013 .

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