- 11 Features of the Metaverse (MIRAGE)
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Artwork by Stephen Zavala
Your avatar can be anyone or anything . A different sex, a different species, anything you can dream of. You can be your favorite characters. Or you can make your own original avatar with unlimited customization possibilities.
Thor’s hammer? Han’s blaster? Vader’s saber? Halo’s assault rifle? Wonder Woman's Lasso? The Holy Hand Grenade? If you can dream it you can buy it or make it.
Want some combat? Head to the battle planet and battle other avatars in different modes. Team deathmatch: two teams compete for the most amount of kills. First to 250 wins. Free for all deathmatch: each player competes by themselves for the most kills first to 50 wins. Cross teaming is allowed in this mode but only one player can win. Artifact hunt teams: two teams compete for a mid level artifact. Every player on the winning team gets the artifact. Free for all artifact hunt: individual players compete for a top level artifact. Cross teaming is allowed in this mode as well but only one player can get the artifact. Free for all never ending: jump in and join the battle at any time. A good way to earn Coin. The battle never stops! Want some fun? Head to the Vacation planet. Surf a wave that is as large as you want it to be. Ski down slopes that are as large and steep as you want them to be. Want to relax? Head mediation planet where you can tailor your environments to what calms you. Want to party and dance? Head to the Floating Globe, the largest club in the metaverse. These are just a few of the planned planets inside the MIRAGE.
Artwork by Luis Carrasco
Quests for artifacts are procedurally generated. There are four types of quests. Single planet: these quests take place on one planet and have lower level rewards. Multi planet: these quests take place on many planets (These names are so obvious haha) and are for higher level rewards. 1 winner: these quests can take place on one planet or multiple. These are extremely hard to finish and there can only be one winner. The reward for these quests is a one of a kind level 100 artifact. The fourth mode is events. These take place across the entire server and are scavenger hunts. You have to win three items that can be crafted to make the final artifact. These artifacts are usually level 80+ and can be won by up to 5 people before the hunt ends.
Clubs, space ship vendors on asteroids, arcades bigger then football fields, and floating temples that house powerful artifacts are among some of the more hidden secrets inside MIRAGE.
Coin is the name of our in game currency. It can be used to buy space ships, weapons, Avatar items, lower level artifacts, real world haptic equipment and VR headsets, anything else that is for sale in the real world can be scanned and placed for sale in a virtual mall inside the MIRAGE. Users can pick it up, use it, feel it, and buy it using either Coin, or real world money using their virtual wallet.
When see your family and friends on a flat surface when you can hang out together, even when they are thousands of miles way.
Imagine a history class taking a field trip to ancient Alexandria. Or a marine biology class taking place underwater. Or a science class taking place in a lab that would cost hundreds of millions in the real world. Anything is possible and this the key to changing kids views on school.
Artwork by Luis Carrasco
Anything that can be imagined can be built inside the MIRAGE. Magic can be used. The laws of gravity can be ignored, literally anything is possible.
Even though players can’t create their own worlds, they can create their own spaces. Planets full of lots where you can buy houses from any of your favorite movies, video games, tv shows, comics, and more. Don’t see a house you like? Build your own using a system called EX. You can build cars, houses, items, and much more using the system. You can even charge other players to build things for them.
Feeling like fantasy today? Head to Harry Potter world. Grab your wand at Ollivanders and grab some avatar cosmics at Madam Malkin’s robe shop. Then grab the train at Kings Cross. Enjoy the countryside flying past as you munch on a chocolate frog. Collect the cards, maybe your friends will pay you some Coin for the ones they don’t have. Upon arriving at Hogwarts you can go through the sorting ceremony and complete quiz to find the right house for you. After the feast the world of Harry Potter is wide open to you. Do anything you want. In the mood for a Sci-fi? Head to the Star Wars sector. Buy an X-Wing at the rebel base on Yavin 4 and join a round of Death Star. 2 teams compete against each other for an epic starship battle. The Rebel team attempts to destroy the battle station while the Empire strives to protect the station and destroy Yavin 4. The winning team gets a rare artifact. The amount of fictional universes that could be brought to life never end. I can think of hundreds more I just don’t have the time to go into. Some of those include: Percy Jackson world, Avengers world, Narnia world, Pirates of the Caribbean world, Disney world (Featuring locations from classic Disney movies), Godzilla world, Mission Impossible world, and more.
Of course this is all hypothetical. This is far more of a final goal then anything coming with 10 years. But what is coming within 10 years is MIRAGE. And many of these features, excluding the worlds based off of movies, games, and tv shows, are easily within 10 years. I’m excited for the future of the metaverse. Currently VR is in its infancy. But its improving quickly. Within 15 years stand alone VR headsets will be able to handle what a high end PC can now. Possibly sooner. And as always there will be negatives to this. But the pros must always out way the cons.
Artwork by Nick Golden
- Date of publication:
- Tue, 05/04/2021 - 15:25
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