BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Mirage: Perfect Skyline
Mirage: Perfect Skyline is a brand-new mobile MMORPG that is designed to include everything players love about playing games from this genre. While that sounds like the perfect recipe to play a really engaging game, the overwhelming number of features isn’t designed to fit inside one screen without it looking like your grandparent’s computer with all the countless icons filling up the screen.
Beginners can get easily confused about what to do in Mirage: Perfect Skyline because of the fast-paced gameplay designed for players to get to the highest level as fast as possible. However, there are a lot of players that want to take the game slowly which they can’t do with the way this game is played. Luckily, this beginners’ guide aims to help players get a better look at some of the mechanics that a lot of people have probably missed out on or have no idea how they work.
Doing quests is a staple part of any RPG and players generally know how it works. Most games place a really high emphasis on questing but for Mirage: Perfect Skyline, or any mobile MMORPG for that matter, this feature works a bit differently. The game features auto-questing, which is a mechanic that lets players totally skip the process of doing quests themselves with the game doing most of the quest actions for you. This is perfect for players that don’t want to waste time doing quests and skip right towards max level.
Auto-questing is seen by a lot of people as a negative thing because it basically skips a lot of hard work involved in playing the game. While it does remove a lot of the immersion factor in gaming, auto-questing is still beneficial for a large number of players that don’t have the time to play games for extended durations but still want to have their characters updated. Players also gain idle rewards which are given while they’re offline to help players gain resources even if they’re not playing actively.
Mystic Armor is Mirage: Perfect Skyline’s version of gear. Like every RPG ever, players can equip a specific set of items for their character that make them stronger in terms of their combat power. Unlike other RPGs though, Mirage Perfect Skyline has four tiers of Mystic Armor that they can equip at the same time. These tiers are separated and provide unique bonuses such as a boost in stats and activating a new skill when a complete set has been activated by the character.
The Mystic Armor tiers can be unlocked by reaching a certain level. As the player’s level goes up, they’ll also be able to collect different kinds of items that belong to a specific set. While there is no specification on the items themselves, the game will let you know if certain items that you have equipped belong in the same set. The most important thing is to get the highest number of equipment from the same set so that your character benefits from the full bonuses of your items.
Dungeons & Bosses
Dungeons are the multiplayer co-op feature of the game where players will have to join with other players to take down an instanced area together. Players can also do it solo but the time it takes to clear the dungeon will go down significantly. In dungeons, players will need to clear out a certain number of enemy waves before they can challenge the boss at the end. Dungeons offer a lot of rewards and are usually the easiest content in the game to complete.
There are two kinds of bosses: solo and world bosses. Solo bosses are like challenges that players need to overcome by themselves and are usually pretty easy because they’re turned down for the sake of the player being able to complete them. World bosses are on a whole different level because they are made specifically for a group of players to defeat. If not enough players attempt to do world bosses, they will most likely fail and die to the boss before they defeat it.
Combat power (CP) is the numerical value that determines your character’s overall strength. This value averages the total value of your stats, both bonus and innate. This means that anything that increases stats from leveling up, equipping gear, and unlocking new abilities will increase the character’s combat power. Combat power is often the primary determinant of whether or not your character can attempt a certain dungeon, boss, or opponent in the PvP arena.
While a lot of games allow other factors such as the player skill to affect the strength of a character, this game holds CP as an absolute value. In the PvP arena, the player with the highest power will always win no matter what. The game will always advise players to raise their combat power which isn’t really that difficult to do if you know what you’re doing. We’ll explain more about how this mechanic works in a future article.
The Combat System
The game doesn’t have that much of an intricate combat system as other MMORPGs. Mirage: Perfect Skyline only features a tab-target combat system that can be toggled between manual and auto-battle. In manual battle, players can control the characters themselves to allow more complex movements and strategies such as timing abilities, positioning your character, or kiting enemies around. These strategies can only be used in PvE settings since PvP is auto-battle only.
There’s very little to explain about auto-battle. The game uses all your abilities whenever they are off cooldown and will target the nearest enemy. Regardless of whether those abilities are efficiently doing their job or not, the AI will not adjust its movements to find better angles. This is usually okay since most enemy units aren’t really difficult to fight but if you’re fighting something like a world boss, you might want to choose to go manual mode to increase your chances of victory.