Wizardry Online will probably make quite a few self professed MMO veterans cry with its permadeath mechanic (at least it’s not permaREALdeath, like in Sword Art Online, but I digress), and honestly I’m looking forward to see how those that continuously advocate harsher death penalties every time a new MMO is in development will actually fare when their wish will be granted.
I’m ready to bet that quite a lot of them will prove a lot less tough than how they normally act on beta forums and social networks, and soon we’ll actually see if I’m right.
The beta of Wizardry Online will start on October the 29th (you can still sign up here) and Sony Online Entertainment released a trailer to go with the announcement.
You can check it out below, and remember, when you face a giant demon that can kill your character permanently, the most sensible tactic is to throw your shield at him. Because you don’t need it. Obviously.