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7 December, 2006

Movement abilities
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 1:58 AM

There’s a new expansion for EQ2, so I’ve been a bit bad and playing more than I should. But, one of the new features they have is a race called the Fae: wee pixies with cute wings.

But, the real fun isn’t just the race, but what the race can do: Fae take no falling damage, and one of the racial abilities they can choose is called “Glide”. This allows the fae characters to jump a further than your average character. You can often do amazing jumps that would cause other characters to simply plummet to their doom.

So, this got me thinking, what makes movement abilities so darn fun in these types of games?
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