A tribute to the woefully underrepresented robot wizards of MMOs
February 20, 20181 min read
MMOs are a wonderful medium for expression, especially as youcreate your own character. Customizing an avatar that represents yourself as a unique individual in a world of hundreds, thousands, millions of others invites us to explore countless possibilities.
Sometimes we attempt to recreate our real appearances, other times we identify as an ideal fantasy of ourselves, and still others we create entirely new characters whose guises we don instead. To that end, we always appreciate more character customization options, be it skin color, clothes, class, or even species. But one possibility has gone horrifically underutilized in practically every MMO.
Robots that use magic. As in, not just characters that pilot magitech mechs like inFinal Fantasy VIorSuper Robot Wars X, I mean, the characteristhe robot. And I don’t just mean one that’s equipped with a mana-powered flamethrower either. I really mean a sentient robot who casts magic spells the same way a human would. Because why not?