Stephanie Shaver, Hero's Journey Designer, is nothing if not colorful. Today, she brings us another delightful developer journal and under the guise of telling us about Necromancers, Wizards and Rangers, she rants about everything under the sun. Hero's Journey developer journals normally appear every other Tuesday exclusively on MMORPG.com.
| The wild-eyed finger-waggler in scorched robes. The wandering mystic who smells faintly of salted fish, cloves, and... mystery. The guy who wears robes with more pride than a Scotsman at the Highland Games. Wizards and fantasy go together like peanut butter and chocolate, like angsty hipsters and coffee shops, like otaku and bad hygiene.
Gearknights are to Gearsmiths as Wizards are to the Arcanum. Before the Ilvari showed up and made things complicated, there weren't Wizards in Elanthia -- just a bunch of Human empires that knew magic was out there, but didn't know how to harness it. The Ilvari bridged the gap between mystery and understanding, and things haven't been the same ever since. Would the world of Elanthia be in the state it is now without Wizards? Probably not. Are we better for it? No, but it sure makes the world history writing easier!
You can read the rantings of a Simutronics designer here.