Just a note on the upcoming Magic & Spells beta of Elemental so that people are prepared: The beta will be about bug testing the spells not about game balance. As a result, feel free to indulge yourself on doing very very bad things in the world.
Here are some of the spells we’ll be testing:
a. Mass Heal
b. Raise Land
c. Lower Land
d. Raise Forest
e. Raise Desert
f. Raise Swamp
g. Charm Monster
h. Teleport to friendly territory
i. Revive Land
j. Imbue Hero
We plan to give most of these spells to players very very early on so that we can make sure that they’re working as designed. Obviously, being able to raise mountains and exile an enemy city onto its own island are not things that are going to be just doable willy nilly in the final game.
So for a couple of builds, players will be able to just go nuts with magic without consequences.
The beta us due out a week from today but it is possible we may delay it an additional week for more polish and get more assets in (we’re juggling a lot of balls right now).