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10-04-2010 @ 8:11AM
Ah, as an engineer, I always have my parachute cloak on. I love being able to use it whenever I can, including dismounting at random intervals and popping it. Sometimes, however, I pop it WAY to early.It takes me about 15 seconds to figure out that that last 15 seconds isn't just going to be enough to get me to the ground.It's kinda exciting though, a gamble.My favorite way to glide is running out of Dalaran sewers. Sometimes I can ground, and sometimes I splat. It's always fun though.
10-04-2010 @ 8:18AM
That's actually the source of my favorite death: I was exploring Winterspring, and managed to get up on a cliff in Darkwhisper, overlooking Azshara. I figured: "Hey, why not?" and took a running leap, my finger carefully positioned over the button to hit my parachute. As I moved the mouse slightly, to get a better angle for a screenshot, my hand slipped, hitting the parachute just a few seconds into the dive. I drifted down, outward, watching the seconds tick away on the buff, then fell for what seemed like days.It's amazing how long a drop that is...
10-04-2010 @ 8:31AM
Thanks to Olaf's All Purpose Shield and Evonice's Landin' Pilla I've done the same thing many times on my warrior. In fact, I reckon those two things have killed me more often than saved me.I just hope Evonice's Landin' Pilla can still be obtained in Cata.
10-04-2010 @ 8:45AM
I used that for almost a minute of pure free-falling, but fortunately, timed it right. Flew to the sky ceiling over Storm Peaks, directly over the Engine of the Makers. Began dropping. If I recall correctly it was about 30 seconds before I hit the surface level of Storm Peaks, and then another 15 or so until I saw the bottom of the Engine rushing at me. Waiting as long as I could, I then hit my 'chute cloak, and coasted safely to the ground, a minute later than when I'd started my free-fall.WoW Base Jumping. Gotta love it.
10-04-2010 @ 9:09AM
I've done that too. One of my favorite things is to use my Nitro Boosts and then jump off something and hit my Cloak. Well, this week the Daily was Jaraxxus, so I used my Wormhole Generator and went to Icecrown (as engineers know this takes you almost all the way to the Tourney, you end up on a tiny ledge in the mountains just to the west). I did my normal Turbo Chute Jump and was quickly on my way to the Raid.One problem, you can't make that jump if you hit your chute right away, you fall just too far to live. I remembered this with about 10 seconds left and I was still above the tree tops, it really has been too long since I a) went to Trial of the Crusader and b) played my engineer for anything other than dailies and holidays. lol
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