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|Posted By: vector40 <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Date: 5/22/04 6:22 a.m.|
All right, so some Banshee stuff.
Some of you may be familiar with something I do called "dancing." Basically I just enter (or create) a solo game, usually on Death Island, grab a Banshee and just fly around alone... do tricks, bounce off stuff, push the limits of the vehicle. No enemies, just flowing. It used to be something I did for fun when there weren't any good games going, but I like to make it a habit to still dance a bit regularly -- because, during the course of that "free associating" in the Banshee, I've learned a large quantity of the moves that I know now... and more importantly, honed an immense degree of the comfortability and familiarity that I have now from that purposeless, kata-like dance.
It can also be lovely, though; it harnesses and exhibits the freedom and the fluidity of the air like nothing else.
I got goatrope to film a couple of dances, and he's handily made them available if anybody would like to watch. The interesting thing to YOU guys will probably be to see some of the limits of Banshee capability that you might not be familiar with. Time and time again, I say that the mark of a real pilot is not being able to execute x, y, or z move effectively -- it's being truly familiar with the way his vehicle CAN and DOES behave, because then the "moves" stem naturally from that. For example, a couple of people have said of these videos -- and of watching me dance in general -- that the most impressive part is the ease of which I invert, or flip over so that my belly is facing up. It's true that inverting is not something most people can do -- but what you should realize is that it's NOT a trick, not a gimmick -- it's just a natural reflection of UNDERSTANDING HOW THE BANSHEE CAN MOVE. Like a top-flight NBA player who can dribble and dunk in incredible ways, it looks cool and is striking to the layman, but it's just a window into one small sector of piloting ability; it's one example of the ways that the Banshee can move when you push it past what you THINK it can do and into the realm of its upper limits.
Okay, here's some more stuff.
I got to explaining some things that have been on my mind lately, within #HBO on IRC, and I don't want to retype it so I figured I might just paste those chat logs here. I don't know whether this will interest anybody at all, but it was a pretty striking thing to me, so maybe some folks will have a similar eye.
vector40: Okay, so.
|omfg filmz||vector40||5/22/04 6:22 a.m.|
|Re: omfg filmz||vector40||5/22/04 6:29 a.m.|
|Amazing. Good Work. *NM* *NM*||dwchief||5/22/04 6:34 a.m.|
|Re: omfg filmz||tarehart||5/22/04 11:47 a.m.|
|Re: omfg filmz||tarehart||5/22/04 11:50 a.m.|
|Re: omfg filmz||retsamolah||5/22/04 9:38 a.m.|
|Bah.||MikeMan445||5/22/04 9:52 a.m.|
|Re: omfg filmz||Anton P. Nym (aka Steve)||5/22/04 10:49 a.m.|
|Nice... now try...||KTI||5/22/04 12:00 p.m.|
|Beautiful :)||Crispy Spartan||5/22/04 12:01 p.m.|
|Re: omfg filmz||M.N.C||5/22/04 12:44 p.m.|
|Looks more like Drunk Driving . . .||serpx||5/22/04 12:46 p.m.|
|Re: Looks more like Drunk Driving . . .||geekd0ubt||5/22/04 2:19 p.m.|
|Re: Looks more like Drunk Driving . . .||Anton P. Nym (aka Steve)||5/22/04 2:27 p.m.|
|if...||gspawn||5/22/04 2:58 p.m.|
|Re: if...||Anton P. Nym (aka Steve)||5/22/04 5:06 p.m.|
|Re: if...||vector40||5/22/04 8:22 p.m.|
|Banshee division tactics||Anton P. Nym (aka Steve)||5/22/04 9:45 p.m.|
|Re: omfg filmz||Skeletor||5/22/04 2:27 p.m.|
|wow!||mrsmiley||5/22/04 3:50 p.m.|
|thoughts from the gspawn||gspawn||5/22/04 3:51 p.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||Djof||5/22/04 4:17 p.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||KTI||5/22/04 4:27 p.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||Anton P. Nym (aka Steve)||5/22/04 4:46 p.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||KTI||5/22/04 4:57 p.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||Anton P. Nym (aka Steve)||5/22/04 5:16 p.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||KTI||5/22/04 5:53 p.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||Louis Wu||5/23/04 10:24 a.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||Anton P. Nym (aka Steve)||5/23/04 11:38 a.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||KTI||5/24/04 12:37 a.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||Louis Wu||5/24/04 5:44 a.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||Anton P. Nym (aka Steve)||5/24/04 11:27 a.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||vector40||5/22/04 8:52 p.m.|
|Re: thoughts from the gspawn||Golden Chief||5/23/04 8:41 a.m.|
|Jeezuz.||Richard||5/22/04 5:08 p.m.|
|Re: omfg filmz||Jamirus99||5/22/04 10:53 p.m.|
|Banshee skills just went up. *NM*||Gre'Thor117||5/23/04 1:48 p.m.|
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