Author Topic: Ride the Cratening  (Read 934 times)

Offline Minotaar

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Ride the Cratening
« on: March 02, 2012, 03:27:04 PM »
So I was screwing around in thawing ice age and building towers of crates to be able to actually traverse that insane terrain. Jumping and jumping and dropping crates under myself. Until once, I jumped off a crate midair.
And then the skies of Environ were my domain.   :D
So if you put a crate right beneath you while in midair (clicking somewhere around your feet seem to work well enough), you can do a normal jump off of it, and you can repeat it indefinitely. (Until you hit the ceiling, which happened on numerous occasions. Yeah, that hurts.)
Seems that if you place it exactly right, you can jump even higher than normal.
A single crate can get you as high as this, solid 900 pixels right there!

Applications? Numerous! You can actually move around in thawing ice age without all the towerbuilding pain. You can finally catch that lightning esper bastard that thought it was safe hiding under the map ceiling! And anything else you can think of.
Downsides? If you mess up, it's a LONG way down.  ???
Special thanks to our sponsors Ilari Adventuring Supplies Ltd., Ilari Health Upgrades Inc. and Sarif Industries (somebody had to replace all the broken legs...)  for helping make this post.  :D
Have fun! Until it gets patched out. And knowing our evil overlords, that's bound to happen :) I can only humbly request the feature "you get stuck in the crate if you put it on yourself while standing still" to be patched out simultaneously  :)

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Re: Ride the Cratening
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 04:00:03 PM »
Yep, this was already mentioned on mantis (somebody could dig up the link for the discussion there), and we're not planning to patch it out at this time. :)
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Offline TechSY730

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Re: Ride the Cratening
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 04:17:03 PM »
Now these are the types of advanced, completely ridiculous techniques I love finding and doing in games.

It reminds me of things like the "infinite sword glitch" combined with blocking damage during a backflip to get yourself to "stand" in the air in N64 Zelda games. Fun times.

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Re: Ride the Cratening
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 04:18:15 PM »
Bingo.  I wouldn't class this as a glitch, but yeah.

It follows logically:
1. I have magic to create crates anywhere.
2. I can jump off crates.
3. If I can create a crate near me in the air, and quickly leap off it before it falls, I can get higher.

Seems about right to me.  ;D
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Re: Ride the Cratening
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 04:35:25 PM »
Mario is dying of envy.

Closest he got was slamming his head into the invisible coin block over the pit.
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Re: Ride the Cratening
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 04:42:17 PM »
Well if it takes a lot of precision to do, I don't see why it shouldn't stay in the game.

So the really dedicated can be rewarded for finding little nuances like this.

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Re: Ride the Cratening
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 04:45:18 PM »
"I used to be a glyphbearer once.  Took a crate in the knee."
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