Warps, commonly known as portals, is a map setting that allows the shaman(s) to summon two shaman items that function as portals that teleport mice and shaman items to each other while maintaining their momentum. Although they come in two variations: blue and orange (called
Warp (in) and
Warp (out)), both portals can be used either as an input or an output. Warps are only available on certain maps.
Anybody can create warp maps by enabling the setting in the Map Editor while creating a map.
While most often times warps are two-way, it's actually possible to create a warp that's one-way through the creative use of terrain. Burying one warp into a solid piece of the level will force mice out the nearest side. There are a number of occasions where this might be used productively in some levels, but like everything, it has its own uses as a trolling tactic as well.
Portals can now be used in a map, but only if portals are turned on in map editor, like the soul mate function.
- V0.35 - 4 July 2010 - warps introduction. Warps were available in almost all maps. It's unknown if the constant outcry from "pro gamers" that "portals ruined the game" was the cause of its July 5th retraction or they were simply an undocumented 4th of July-only item.
- V0.36 - 4 July 2010 - warps now only available on some maps.
- V0.39 - 5 July 2010 - warps removed.
- V0.42 - 11 July 2010 - warps reintroduced in some of the new maps. Limited to certain maps where they can best be used, rather than most maps.
- The concept of the warps, along with their colors, is originated from the Portal video game series.