Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the alpha?

We have nearly finished our alpha development stage. You can still purchase the full alpha client here.

What are the minimum system requirements?

The minimum system requirements are:

– 2.3 GHz dual-core processor
– 2 GB RAM
– graphics card with 256 MB dedicated video RAM
– Windows Vista, or later Windows operating systems

Is Mage Faire Online a themepark MMO or a sandbox MMO?

Sandbox. Mage Faire Online is a virtual fantasy world designed to provide a deep experience of having powerful magic at your command. It is an enchanted Maker Faire where you can build everything from enchanted costume accessories to active NPCs to moving glideways to entire villages of your own. The ultimate goal at Mage Faire is to enjoy the powers you were meant to have. Don’t expect “rails” or quests, but there will be many fun, magical experiences to choose from at the Faire, and you will have the freedom to explore and follow your own path.

Will there be combat?

No. Mage Faire Online will be an ongoing magical festival. There will be no spells intended to harm other mages, and there will be no combat–PvE or PvP. If you want to slay monsters and battle other players, there are plenty of other MMOGs out there. Indeed, after an intense raid or some arduous questing in some other combat-oriented MMOG, you may want to come to Mage Faire Online to unwind and be merry.

What will I be able to do there?

Learn incantations and rituals to cast magical spells. Explore the various magical disciplines showcased at villages within the Faire. Conjure. Assemble your own fantastic objects and bring them to life. Create and explore locales with “impossible” layouts. Rapidly fill your Multiversa estates with buildings, paths, fountains, waterfalls, forests, and more, of your own construction, and change the color of the sky. Create as many costumes as you like. Ride the glideways or build your own. Make NPCs that act as you command. Capture memories from your past, and walk within them. Enjoy the magic and merriment of other mages in the exhibition halls and “jam” areas. Grow in magical power and skill.

What will I be able to customize?

You will be able to customize your avatar as often as you like, with a variety of enchanted, animated accessories, effects, and styles. You will be able to customize your Multiversa. You will be able to create custom artefacts, automatons, and NPCs.

Will there be UGC?

Yes! See “What will I be able to do there?”

Will there be player housing?

Yes. Mages will have their own Multiversa: a collection of estates in parallel dimensions. Each estate can be customized with buildings, paths, fountains, waterfalls, forests, and more, and can be connected to your other estates via interdimensional portals. There will be no recurring rent or maintenance fees for estates.

Will there be races and classes?

No. Although there will be a variety of magical disciplines to be learned, mages will not be restricted to one magical discipline. You will be able to mix and match types of spells, or become very specialized, as you choose.

Will there be a subscription?

No. At present, our plan is to have a single purchase price for access to the public Faire and your own estates.

What platforms will it run on? Is it a browser game?

Mage Faire is not a browser game; it has a downloaded client. Although we intend to port to Mac, we are developing for Windows first. However, there are a few ways a PC program can be run on Mac, and we will want to test that too. Probably before testing the actual Mac client.

Will there be adult-only content?

No. It’s just not appropriate.You know those famous fictional witches and wizards you read about or see in movies? Do you think they spend a lot of time making adult content with their magical powers?