As we all have never been told, the dungeon finder interface is powered by a wizard waving his hand. This is the same wizard who powers things like whispering across continents and respawns.
Most wizards are pretty good for fantasy. In some cases even essential.
But when a wizard waves his hand, anything is possible. Which means that perhaps nothing is possible. We're left with the troubling question: "was that a wizard, or just a vast network of servers?"
Too much hand waving makes us wonder if there's no hand at all.
Can I trust or even believe in the wizard off the screen who does everything? At some point I cease to believe that a wizard did it and all immersion is shattered. Maybe we need fewer wizards and more visible, potentially mundane explanations. Engineering, ancient ley lines, tears in the fabric of the universe, or even just a wizard who we sometimes see actually do something, even interact with.
Or maybe I should just start to worship him.
I want to talk to you about a personal friend of mine known as Wizard. Have you been waved at by his mysterious hand?
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