Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Mirage Coming 2016?

Prior to an earlier development, it is now possible that Mirage is the next world.

***As of October 14th, 2016, KingsIsle, via KingsIsle Live, announced that the next world will be Mirage. Though this post contains some false content, its current purpose is intended to contribute to theories on this world. Please ignore some of these statements, as they are likely not going to be part of the world. However, some information is true. For your convenience, all correct information has been highlighted. Also, please note that this post was written on January 13th, 2016.

As if a new world couldn't keep us satisfied, Wizard101 is already working on its next world! (And I meant that in every way with love) Though many have speculated, one world is constantly getting the spotlight. And that world is Mirage.

For those who aren't part of the Twitter community, you'll maybe be shocked to know there's an accurate spoilers account that's revealed something very, very interesting. The beginning quests of Mirage!

For Pirate101 players, Mirage is old news. (sort of) It's an Arabian world that possibly also draws on themes of Krokotopia and Zafaria. Who can't wait until I do some sort of history post on that?

**"A Whole New World!" is the name of the first quest, which is referencing (you guessed it) Aladdin. It would be cool to see a lot of references to Aladdin in Mirage. I wouldn't be surprised if some quests reference One Thousand and One Nights, since Wizard101 tends to pun and reference often.

Mirage is ruled by cats and possibly inhabited by other creatures of the Arabian, Egyptian, and African regions.**

Is Mirage coming to Wizard101? It's already here! There's two distinct features that are clearly, utterly, obviously Mirage: Sultan's Palace and NPC Nalia Dunestrider! Sultan's Palace is not Krokotopian because a Sultan, in it's literal meaning, is Muslim ruler. Islam originated in the Middle East, which confirms Mirage. Nalia Dunestrider even told us she was from Mirage.

So if Sultan's Palace is, theoretically, of Mirage origin, are we going to see a new bundle? I would like to think that we are, but perhaps KingsIsle will do something it hasn't done before... Re-introduce the bundle. Perhaps it will be improved, but it would make a lot of sense if they brought it back. It would be easier to use old content then make a new one, and an improved bundle is a draw to players.

I feel that this world will be very fun to play at and learn about. And if I ever make a history post, it will be very fun to write!

Though it's very early to say much about Mirage, I think its safe to say that we are once again heading out to sandier places.

** These items were fake (written for a prank -- which was the earlier development) - I left them there because I feel I should keep as it is the core of the post.

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