Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stairway to Celestia found!

. . . I found it last night as I was finishing up some lights on my roof!



It's funny how small skiffs of ice and snow resting upon the tiles of my roof, lit by the glow of soft white LED lights, just looked like an awesome stairway to heaven, the moon glowing in the distance. For as much as I complain about putting up Christmas decorations, there are some really cool moments to be had.

When Celestia is finally released, I hope there is a stairway that's awesome that leads up to it. I love the look of dark zones with lots of stars in them (like Marleybone). One of my past favorites in the game called Everquest was The Plane of Justice. For the most part the Plane of Justice was a maze-like network of jail cells, but at the end of the zone there was this huge room that sat inside of a giant sphere that had moving stars that floated around it like you were in a planetarium. Here's a link to a picture I found of that zone. You ended up spending a lot of time in that particular room as you would slowly heal back up after most likely facing a heart-wrenching defeat in one of the challenges placed before you.

Man that game was tough.

Well, that's enough reminiscing for me. I just wanted to share that photo I took last night and dream about Celestia a little bit. What do you think it will be like?

Happy Dueling!

20 comments:

Sierra Starsong said...

I'm hoping for something bright and sunny, more like a Mooshu in the clouds. My bedroom at home & office at work are both in basements, I worked nights for years, so I need all the bright sunshine I can get! (Could we have at least one sunny area there, please?)

Alia Lotuspetal said...

I don't know what it looks like, but I know it has some valuable treasures. Last night while questing, I returned a gold watch to one of those Marleybone dogs. He then said it was a valuable watch from CELESTIA.

jesse nightshade said...

I really hope it'r bright and sunny too. but for some reason I kind of want celestia to be based on greek mythology. with all about hercules and zaus and the hydra and even hades and all those greek gods would be cool I really want celestia to be like that and the gate way to celestia would be going up mount olympez. however you first go to a many parts of greece yeah I wanted to be like that. then eventually as you level up go to the greek gods in the sky.

Jessica said...

I hope Celestia has a little stair case to it, but the sky will depend on the time of day. It would be cool if Kingsisle could make it like the weather that is really outside their door. It would be cool if it could rain! (With a pretty rainbow and a prancing unicorn!)

wizard101info said...

I have a feed to your blog, and when I saw the title "Stairway to Celestia" appear in my inbox, I though that for a moment KI had actually released the new world. Lol.

Trevor mythstone said...

I think it's a world more like a futuristic look of New York. It has stars all around and astronomers gazing at space.

clueless said...

what's celestia???

greekgeekXD said...

OMG! i want it to be based on greek mythology too....
like the only thing in W101 thats about greek stuff is the storm lord hydra and minotaur i think... oh yeah and centaur.. but those are all spells! celestia would be a nice place for greek mythology!

Allison DragonShard said...

awesome idea. I love stairways. Love when designers really put feeling in the game!
~Allison Dragonshard, Grandmaster Files~

Alyssa said...

Hey Thomas, you seem like a guy who'd have the blue raptor. Can you PLEASE tell me what the code is? I can't find a an online gamer issue anywhere and I can't get one in the mail or anything! And I've had the same wand since MARCH now, so, if you can tell me, please tell what it is on NAAB, PLEASE! I NEED THAT SWORD!!!

SorionHex said...

Well considering my theory on the placement of the worlds is correct... Celestia will either be based on Australia or Antarctica... I was hoping we would see Sir Reginald Bixby's world but thinking about it now Celestia feels more like an Ice Base world, meaning Antarctica...

MalistairsMinion said...

Celestia: the biggest debate of wizard101 just behind Wild Bolt in PvP.
I am honestly hoping for a space theme.(like super mario galaxy) I also hope that this will be a 50+ only world.

BTW friendly, you got me disapointed.I have RSS for your blog, and i only looked at header. I thought we had truly discovered Celestia, or the path to it at least ROFL

JediRex said...

I hope its not a 50+ world. Thik of all those lvl40 guys that just started mooshu. I'd love it to be anything!

jesse nightshade said...

I really want celestia more than ever be based on greek mythology and as for what lv only wizardz are really don't care as long we get our levels higher and new gear,new world,new stories maybe i don't really care if it would be lv50 or over or something like grizzlheim whcih means all levels are invited. by the the comment on being based on antartica I don't think it would since grizzlheim is kind of a ice world already and is based on land full of ice and snow so would not make alot of sense being about anartica but I also like that idea of celestia being about australia too but I still like greek mythology better.

Silverheart said...

I'm hopeing it to be like Greek mythology I love that stuff it's cool I just hope the robes don't look like togas and stuff.... But a celestia to me sounds like crystal like some sort of world of crystals

Outstanding Allen said...

Well, SilverHeart, Grizzleheim is already based on greek mythologoy, so Celestia probably isn't.

jesse ^_^ said...

actually grizzlheim is not based on greek mythology but based on norse mythology which is from germany and the vikings and anglo saxon.

Alex Deathshade said...

lucky you have snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yes gh is based on norse and jotunhiem (yo-ton-h`im) is the land of the trolls.
the boss jotun should be pronounced
yo-ton
the grendels are in viking to. beowulf and the grendel has the grendels in it

ravens were sacred to the norse and yard birds were put outside of houses to protect against witches.
they were also a band and the smiths were a band, the beatles were a band, the stray cat strut was a song, the blue oyster colt was an album and the stone roses was a band

Alex Deathshade said...

i hope it has sweet clothing like the mooshu stuff!
and that nothind there is death
MUHAHAHAHA

Shifty Stomper said...

I think Celestia will be a space theme since Celstia has to do with the heaven or the sky. And just like the gear from the Arena which is celstia gear, there are wings on the guy's best arena hat has small wings on the side of it, and the girl's best robe and shoes have wings on them as well. But thats my opinion.