Contrary to the quotdefaultquot browser-based-no-download-required MMORPGs that are solely based on either a text-based or a pixelated gfx core, MagicDuel is actually made entirely out of awesome looking high quality handmade drawings, whose number grow daily. One notable feature is that each player selects its own avatar, which is a unique handmade piece of art. And if these gorgeous landscapes weren039t enough, the game world is also comprised of a storyline web, similar to those old picks of your own story books. Hundreds of poems, legends, lore elements, magic spells, and descriptions that just bring every bit of this fantasy world closer to reality... and that039s not what makes it so special. Every standing stone and pillar on which this game is based on is entirely unique and has no known sources of inspiration... and still, that039s not what makes it so special.
What does make this game so special is that every user plays a part. Everyday people become one with their role and their actions actually modify the world around them. No matter the role you chose, diplomat, sage, warrior, creature master, dark lord, magic wielder --or whatever else you can imagine-- whatever you do, whatever you say, will affect everybody else and the entire Realm, in one way or another. What is known as NPCs in any other game, in MagicDuel is something anyone can become as the game characters are actually real people with hard worked roles. If in other game you would fight the mighty dragon to get its treasure, here the dragon would be a real player that because of its story became that dragon.
It is this level of social and physical interaction firstly, and then the unique design of the actual game secondly, that won its loyal fanbase, since 2007, when it was first launched by its small team of Romanian creators. Since then, the phenomenon grew somewhat out of proportions. Now, as most players are able to create and alter the world around them, the entire game world keeps evolving, from one day to the next, with daily updates and news.
This is not an easy game to play, but your efforts will be greatly rewarded once you understand how it works. If you like the social interaction and playing more than a point and click flash animation, this might just be the game for you... but careful, its highly addictive.