Minipost: What Highwind Albatrosses are REALLY for

As most players have discovered by now, the Highwind Albatrosses on the Timeless Isle are basically an airborne taxi service - hit one when it's in range and it'll swoop down, pick you up, and start carrying you on a slow flight tour around the Isle. When you've reached wherever it is you want to go - a treasure chest high atop a mountain peak, or Ruby Lake so you can kill Garnia - simply hit the Albatross and it will stop flying, and kill it to be released.

Well, I was taking a flight up to Ruby Lake when I noticed a second albatross flying close behind. What would happen if I hit the second one with an attack? Would it swoop over and pluck me out of the first bird's beak? Only one way to find out!

I laughed for like 10 minutes straight after this happened.

The birds got the last laugh though, as the next time I tried it they air-juggled me a few times before letting me plummet hundreds of feet down to my death.

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    He's mine, get your beak off him!

    September 30, 2013 at 3:39 AM

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    Reported for exploitative behavior with birds! :)

    September 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM