YMMV / Wizard 101

  • Ascended Meme: Around the time of the Zafaria update, Kings Isle released a video about an employee traveling to Africa to record animal sounds. It ended with a joke where he returns to find the developers considering doing a world called "Penguinonia" instead. Players briefly latched onto the name of the world, and several years later the Penguin revolutionaries in Polaris got "Viva la Penguinonia!" as their battle cry.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The way Morganthe dies isn't the best way to go. She gets so overwhelmed with power that the ground beneath her collapses, causing her to fall into the Void between the Worlds. It should be noted, however, that Malistaire eventually landed Darkmoor after being sucked into the Void at Xibalba, so Morganthe might have landed somewhere else.
    • The cutscene at the end of Empyrea's first act is kind of terrifying, mostly due to how cold Raven's reveal of her plan to end the Spiral is. Hearing the game's kindly, ever-present narrator as a villain is jarring, especially for long-time players. The ominous music definitely doesn't help, either.