Thursday, October 29, 2009

Why can't I fly up?

Question here from Mike:
hey friendly, it's mike! i have an ida about the mounts well broomes and other flying mounts, i was going to tell this to kingsile, but i wannted to to see if you and some other wizards liked it to. what if you can fly up and i mean up, in the clouds, so when you look up in the commens you will see broomes swarming around in the air, and i think it would be neat to see wizard city from in the air. also you could evan fly to other worlds on your broom, all manual! fly there yourself! so ya like the ida? shuld i ask kingsile if they cn make it hapen? plz comment.

I like it, but I don't think we're quite ready for it in our little world of Wizard101. Here's the problem as I see it. The moment you allow a player to go "up" in a 3D game (also known as traveling along the Z-axis), is the same moment you chance getting a player stuck on world objects, your world maintenance costs go up, and your complaints go up.

If they did though, that would pretty much rock. Who doesn't like to go up in games? Imagine being able to soar off the edge of the waterfall on Triton Ave, under the bridge and over the Kraken battlefield? It would be really fun.

If you look at Guild Wars as an example of a game that didn't allow a Z-axis . . . they had an incredibly successful run with four expansions while no one was allow to travel the Z-axis in any of their games. However, Guild Wars 2 (unreleased) promises to allow you to swim down into depths and fly in the sky. Perhaps someday we'll get a Wizard201, the sophomore year, where we can do that! :-) /shrug . . . time will only tell.

The only way to do it now in Wizard101 seems to be making your own stairways with floating books in your house. ;-)

Thanks for the question (sorry it took so long for me to get to it)

Happy Dueling!


Unknown said...

i think that a good idea that you mentioned was the flying to other worlds. my idea on that would be adding a mini game feature option to the spiral doors. in the game it self, you would be flying down the spiral( which would be a tube that you would be able to move completely around the outer ring of it) and you would collet orbs that are coming at you. this would be a bit more complex of a game than what is currently availible but i would play it often. personally when i am traveling between worlds i could always use some mana and dont always want to make pit stops at the fairgrounds

Suri Blueflower said...

I think that it'd be a cool thing!ardma