Hi Disney Guys and Gals!
Today I'm starting Part I of my "Magic Castle Online" Guide. Today will be all about how to sign-up for an avatar and I'll also explain a little about the purpose of the game.
What is Magic Castle Online and why would I be interested?
MCO is a RPG where you can create a very kawaii avatar and explore the world within MCO. There are currently four worlds within the game and a fifth being added in early August. These worlds are; Castle Town (basically where your avatar lives) which also has a Castle and Downtown Square attached (more info later), Monsters Inc World which is pretty much like a set from the Pixar movie of the same name, a Pirates of the Caribbean World which is, again, like a set off of the movie and with elements of the theme park ride, too. There's also Stitch World, which looks like the town in which Lilo and Stitch live. In August, a fifth world, 100 Acre Woods, is being added but I'm not too sure of what it'll look like just yet - more news as it's available! In addition to these worlds there is a Nightmare Before Christmas World which, I believe, is only accessible between October and December to fit in with the film.
Sounds interesting? Please read on to find out how to sign up.. with a character name that won't make millions of Japanese think..wtf? (I saw someone who thought the Japanese "alphabet" was simply backwards from the "american" one... they tried to write their name and ended up with a name that, in Japanese, meant utter gibberish) I'm here to save you from that embarassment and also to make sure you set your country to "rest of world".
Disclaimer: All of the content in this post came from the Magic Castle Online site. I do not make any claim to owning these, this is merely a guide on how to enjoy the site if you aren't fluent in Japanese.
First of all visit this site..
this site and type your name in the box, then choose sans-serif and click. Basically, you should be told how to write your own name in Japanese using their alphabet for foreign words. Go back to the Disney site page and click the button circled in the picture... You then need to find the symbols that make up your name by looking at the name site and at the available symbols on the sign-up page. It really is a matching game, really. Any problems, or if you want a Japanese name, let me know what it is! Once you're happy with your choice, click the underlined word...
After that, you'll see the above page. You can change the following three features, Hair, Face and Clothes. Not too difficult, just click the arrow to go through them. Once you've decided, click the underlined again to continue....
Write the number down!!This is your membership number that you'll need in order to log in, so please don't forget it!! Once you've written it down, click the underlined...
Ok, so if you see this it's all good. Click the underlined to enter the Magic Castle and you're all set!!
Once you're in there, chat to a few people and wander around. A lot of it has English on it, like "Solitaire" etc. I'll put up a guide map tommorow of each land. Until then, take a walk around and chat to everyone. Also, play some games to get points and cards.
More to come, hope this helps! I know it might seem like I'm chucking you in at the proverbial deep-end, but the game is pretty simple to walk around and chat. It's not too difficult if you don't understand Japanese, but if you do, you can do alot more.. so I'll be there to help out with that!!
Any questions or suggestions for more posts, please leave a comment!!