Wizard101 is an MMORPG wizard game, developed by KingsIsle Entertainment in 2008.
The fictional world of Wizard101 is divided into different worlds with lots of areas. Your purpose in this game is to save the world from the evil powers. To reach this goal, you will have to complete different quests and visit dungeons.
The PvE and PvP gameplay consist of using different magic cards in your card deck. There are two types of cards: permanent, that stay with you forever, and Treasure Cards, that disappear after the battle.
You can participate in PvP battles on the arena. There is an opportunity to start a duel yourself or to watch a match in progress. The tournaments have different types, like duel 1x1 or 4x4. Battles last quite a long time, from 60 to 180 minutes. For participation in PvP battles, you will receive different ranks and awards.
In addition to battles and plot, the game has a deep social component. You can buy a house and decorate it as much as you want, buy a pet and customize it, participate in different events like Beastmoon Hunt and Deckathalons, play mini games, go fishing or craft an unusual item.
Wizard 101 is a shareware game. To discover most of the entertainments in this project, you need to buy a Membership. If you do not want to buy a subscription, then you will not be able to participate in ranked PvP matches and derby races, and your character will be much worse by default than the heroes of premium players. If you are only interested in the PvE part of the game, then you can play without a Membership.
When you start the game for the first time, you need to create a character. You can change the gender, name and class of your hero. There are seven primary schools of magic in the game.
There are also three supplemental types of magic used to improve your skill tree.
Finally, there is also the dangerous and forbidden Shadow Magic. You should be the mighty magician to deal with this type of magic. It is complicated to use and is not available to beginners.