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Old September 18th, 2013 (3:25 PM). Edited October 27th, 2017 by Avara.
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Some of you might remember a hilariously awful romhack from 2013-2014 named "Mirage Of Tales: A New Age Dawns". I am working hard to remake my creation and bring it to its full potential!

Beginning Story
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You play the role of an orphaned sixteen year old who gained a scholarship at the Pokémon Trainer Academy in the region of Avlar, a peaceful country with a rich history famed for its vast woodlands and high mountains. It's the day of your graduation; time for you to get a job and go out into the big wide world with your Pokémon by your side.

Open World
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Wild Pokémon and trainers in all areas grow stronger as you do, so you can go anywhere you like right from the start. Restriction does exist in situations where you might have to unlock an item to progress to some areas (e.g. you'll need Surf to cross water), but there's no random roadblocking (e.g. pointless Viridian City coffee guy).


Choose Your Trainer Class
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You can pick your own Career once you graduate from school. Each one will give you a different storyline and alternate quests. So, depending on the Career you take you'll experience the game completely differently! There are currently 7 Careers to choose from, but you may only take one. Choose wisely!

Spoiler:
The Freelance Career

The simplest way to play the game; it's exactly what it sounds like.
You'll have no Boss to do things for and no HQ to report back to - you're just a lone Trainer trying to make a name for themselves.
If you'd like to play the game the way you'd play a normal Pokémon game, with absolutely no loyalties to anyone but yourself, this is the path best suited to you!

The Researcher Career

Join Avlar's Research team and become a Pokémon Researcher!
You'll be doing various missions like field work or collecting data for your Pokédex, and you'll even be whisked away to exclusive unexplored areas.
Do you have what it takes to work your way up to become a Pokémon Professor?

The Criminal Career

A new Gang has arrived in Avlar and they're causing all kinds of problems in the region with their antics.
Stealing Pokémon? Mugging people? Making mischievious plans? All part of your job, and the Gang will become your family.
If you always preferred playing on the side of the bad guys, this is the Career for you!

The Seeker Career

Seekers are a prestigious (or pretentious, depending on who you ask) group of famous Trainers.
Their main objective is to own as many rare or even Legendary Pokémon as they can to further their reputation and uphold their self-proclaimed "Elite" status.
If you love hunting for rare Pokémon, this is the path you'll like the most.

The Journalist Career (new!)

Employees of the Avlarian TV Station have a reputation for being gossip-hungry and will do anything to get a good story.
As a Journalist, your job is to hunt down all the well-known Trainers of the land to get insider info, and you'll get invites to all kinds of events for "work".
Who's to say you won't become more famous than the Trainers you're chasing along the way, though?

The Police Career (new!)

With so much going on in the region, there's no rest for the poor Officers at the Avlar Police Department.
Fighting crime, managing the Prison (or sending people there!), and detective work are just some of the things you'll get up to.
Will you be one of those cops who "turns a blind eye" to crime? Or will you abuse your position of authority to the point of hilarity for your own amusement? It's up to you!

The Ranger Career (new!)

Many Trainers have high hopes of joining the well-respected Ranger Union of Avlar.
After your intitial Academy-style training, your duties will involve protecting endangered Pokémon, taking care of the environment and helping the needy.
This Career will be your first choice if you want the mission-based gameplay, but without the "organisation" feel.


Side Careers
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In addition to your chosen main Career, you can also take a Side-Career later in the game; these are "unlocked" through meeting certain conditions. As with main Careers, you can only choose one! I am taking suggestions for Side-Careers for the remake, as the SCs here are the same as the original.

The Gym Leader Side-Career

Have you ever dreamed of running your very own Pokémon Gym? Now you can!
Defeating each of the eight Avlarian Gyms will prove you have what it takes.
You'll start off running the first Gym and work your way up until you become the final Gym Leader of the region!

The Breeder Side-Career

Many Trainers take their Pokémon to the qualified members of staff at the Pokémon Breeding Organisation.
Some people breed Pokémon for egg moves, IVs and more - you'll be doing it professionally!
If you're one who has the patience to hatch every Egg you can get your hands on, you'll have fun as a Breeder.

*NEW Side-Career to be announced! Watch this space!*

Other Features
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Here's an obligatory list of features that are currently implemented.
  • Choice based gameplay - every decision you make will affect the story in some way
  • Modern battle engine, to include the the Physical/Special/Status split and Fairy type
  • Custom sprites for trainers and OWs by me, for a fresh new look
  • Pokemon from Gens 1-6

Planned Features
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I've attached these in a spoiler as they're not present in the current version (Pre-Alpha), but they will be included in later releases.
Spoiler:
  • Your Journal, a key item that serves as a quest log
  • No more HM slaves - the License system replaces the need for HM moves
  • A proper regional Pokedex for Avlar, including Pokemon from all generations
  • Mega Evolution for everyone who'll whine if it isn't in
  • Alignment based events - exclusive quests for all nine Alignments

Bugs
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The Pre-Alpha was released on July 7th and removed on September 7th - in those two months I've had no bug reports, which is a good start! Hopefully the quality will be consistent with this in future releases.

Credits
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If I have forgotten you, please let me know! I would never leave you out intentionally!
  • MrDollSteak - Attack/Decap Rombase
  • Doesntknowhowtoplay - Physical/Special/Status Split
  • FBI, Touched, Darthatron, Jambo51, Hackmew - Various ASM
  • Spherical Ice - Sideways Stairs
  • Touched - Mega Evolution
  • ep!c - Transparent Textboxes
  • DreamOrDestruction - For thinking of the name "Mirage Of Tales" which was way better than anything I could've come up with
  • Myself, Zeo, chaoticcherrycake, ThatsSoWitty, Phyromatical, magiscarf, Alucus, hek - Tiles
  • animeoverlord - Unwavering support for several years
  • ranger016 - Ranger career ideas
  • Nex, Lucra, DJTiki, Lunos, Bladecraft, Infernal Desires, dhogan, cacelyn, SirBlastoise, ButteryButters, PlayBeck, dwsquirtle, DoYouKnowHowToPokemon, Xanathos, Lady Prixy and so many more - For being awesome
  • Me - Maps, scripting, OW/trainer sprites, story

Downloads
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As of today (September 7th) I have removed the download link for the following reasons:

1) MoT has undergone yet another big overhaul (and probably will again once we have a full disassembly!). Without spoiling too much, even the ROM base has changed, and all screenshots you can see in this post are now extremely outdated once more.
2) The Pre-Alpha was just a way for me to test both the work I had so far, and show you guys i wasn't dead lol.
3) Kinda the same as 1, but yeah, this whole thread now doesn't accurately represent what I actually have at the moment - and so neither did the pre-Alpha.
4) I am really close to releasing Beta 1!

If you already have the Pre-Alpha from July 17, you should be aware of the spoiler-ed notes if you haven't played yet:
Spoiler:
Pre-Alpha Notes
- A pre-alpha has not been formally tested thus is up for criticism and feedback! It is literally just a demo, a very small preview of what's to come. Certain areas are blocked off because they're not included. Nothing will be final and the gameplay length will be extremely short - if this bothers you, you might like to wait for the fuller length alpha. =)
- Freelance is not included yet - only Researcher, Seeker, Gang Member, Journalist, Police Officer and Ranger are playable.
- Some houses are intentionally left empty.
- This preview ends at Sogen Suburb, after you're officially accepted into your Career of choice. The local NPCs will notify you that it's the end.


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Old September 21st, 2013 (11:41 PM).
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    whoa, the ideas for this game sound so fantastic, I'm literally sitting here with my jaw open just thinking about it. I have a feeling that this game isn't going to come out for a while (due to the many routes one can take while playing), but it will be a good one. I wish you good luck on completing this game.
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    Old September 21st, 2013 (11:47 PM).
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      The idea is really interesting.
      As I can see in the screenshots. The game looks good so far.
      I like the way you map, but It's like a little less-life, sort of.
      Oh well, another FireRed hack. People hack FireRed for easy
      reasons, still I love 3rd gen better. Anyways, keep that up.
      I'll be looking forward for the complete progress of the game.
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      Old September 22nd, 2013 (6:00 AM).
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      Thank you so much, i really appreciate the feedback.

      How could I improve the maps?

      Does anyone know if the name Fire Agate is taken by another hack? I've searched but can't find one.
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      Old September 22nd, 2013 (7:18 AM).
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      Do you need a beta tester? This game sounds awesome
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      Old September 22nd, 2013 (12:58 PM).
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        Yeah this is one of the best ideas I've seen for a hack. Really can't wait to see an alpha or a beta. this is like some next level pokemon stuff, keep it up :D

        Plus I'd be happy to be a beta tester as well
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        Old September 22nd, 2013 (1:49 PM).
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          Thank you so much, i really appreciate the feedback.

          How could I improve the maps?

          Does anyone know if the name Fire Agate is taken by another hack? I've searched but can't find one.
          No one has taken that name yet.
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          Old September 22nd, 2013 (10:37 PM).
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            The idea is a promising one. It will be interesting to see whether or not your vision bears satisfactory fruit (for you as well as us).

            Good luck with this project.
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            Old September 23rd, 2013 (11:02 PM).
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              wow this hack is really look amazing :O
              the story up to the player :o
              this really new , hope you didn't stop in halfway cause i think it need much work to do

              for the title maybe Pokemon : My Dream
              since is up to player what career it want to be
              wish you luck to finish this hack
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              Old September 24th, 2013 (12:05 AM).
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                Can't wait to see this rom in action

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                  Wow, the story sounds great. I am happy to be a beta tester if you need any.
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                  This sounds like this is gonna be quite awesome with the different decisions that one can make. For a name what about Pokemon:Mirage Of Tales or Pokemon: Book Of Dreams or something another. Heh anyways, im looking forward to the game hope you finish this project. If you need a beta tester I would gladly lend assistance so anyways good luck.
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                  Old September 25th, 2013 (7:36 AM).
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                  Ooh, I like mirage of tales. Thank you! It's going well so far, but at the moment I only have events that can go one or two ways, and I'm trying to make them go more ways in newer scripts if that makes sense haha
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                    I have a feeling that this is gonna be a really awesome hack Good Luck on making this hack! :D
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                    Old September 27th, 2013 (10:23 PM).
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                      I like the mapping it's simple yet elegant and the storyline seems good ! best of luck
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                      Old October 17th, 2013 (6:20 PM).
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                      Hmm is progress still going on for this hack as it has a lot of potential. I hope it doesn't end up being scrapped or something it would be waste. If not I can't wait until you have something to show for your effort.
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                        According to me story is very good
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                          Seems different but i it like cant wait to check it out and al so good job on your first hack
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                          Working on it as we speak! =) I am planning to release an alpha soon. Not a short alpha though, I only want to have like 1 alpha release 1 beta release then the final release rather than having 37636 betas.

                          Alpha will go up to the 5th Gym (if you want to do the gyms) or if youre not interested in doing the gyms the alpha will stop after an area called Verlume Villas.

                          Hope to have a release nxt week once its perfect and I add a few more trainers in =)
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                            I wonder if I can create multiple saves for all of the different routes :p
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                              I love this hack idea, will definitely play once the alpha is out.
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                                This sounds awesome I hope I can be a tester for the rom and play it when you get it launched!
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                                  I will keep an eye on this one. Great concept. I hope it will turn out well. I hope you won't drop a great hack as the others did.
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                                  You can create multiple saves, but the storylines all do lead to the same events in the end. You're able to do all the careers to a certain extent, so just because you do one of them doesn't mean you wont be able to do others, if that makes sense.
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                                    You can create multiple saves, but the storylines all do lead to the same events in the end. You're able to do all the careers to a certain extent, so just because you do one of them doesn't mean you wont be able to do others, if that makes sense.
                                    so, one has the potential to do all 3 jobs? that is so epic
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