so that VR arcades could enjoy high through-put
set in a magical environment that would appeal to and attract a younger audience
so that players could move around and have more interaction with each other
The world of anthropomorphic animals
Races: rodents, predators, birds, ungulates
Aesthetically, rodents have a resemblance to Asian civilizations (Japan and China), with nonhierarchic values.
The ungulates are like the ancient Near Eastern civilizations: Egypt, the Hittites, the Canaanites. Their society values esoteric knowledge.