I LOVE IT!
Yes I’ve had it for a long time, but pre-glyphs it was “expensive”
Only a light feather
I hear you exclaim.
ONLY A LIGHT FEATHER!
- and the grinding!
- or the silvers at the AH!
- and the bag space!
- and the repair bill when you forget you ran out yesterday and haven’t restocked!
- and the bigger repair bill 10 minutes later when you forget again!
So although I may have gotten it years ago, even though I even had a special dismount/slowfall macro, even though for the cost of a glyph I have been able to throw them around like 1 copper candies…
I haven’t used it.
It was a forgotten skill, one with more risk than reward.
Now, now, I cast it all the time. I have to stop every 29 seconds for fear I will be without it.
OK, alright, I admit that might be a slight exaggeration… I can wait 35 seconds, maybe.
I use it in Stormwind.
Do you use it in Stormwind?
I port into Stormwind (at will of course, I’m a Mage!), I blink out the door, pop slowfall, mount up and JUUUUMMMPPP!
Well, it’s more like a leap, a calculated slow leap. I have to get it just right.
Too far to the left and I am hanging on a windowsill.
Too far to the right and I and galloping mindlessly into a 3 story building.
Just right and I am 1/2 way down the path into Stormwind proper, chuckling quietly at the Oooopppfff sound of everyone behind me hitting the ground.
Eye of the Storm
Prance down one step, turn, prance down another step, onto the ground and away… Naaah too slow!
Launch myself of the rock, hurtle through space, hurtle myself for 1/3 of my health when I hit the ground.
Slow Fall, mount, float.
Float to the flag
Float to BeT
Float to DR
Float over everyone’s heads…
Unless of course you have the Apocalypse Now soundtrack in your head while waiting for the BG to commence… Then you pop Slowfall on everyone and hum manically to yourself.
Note… it only lasts 30 seconds, so if you are the only one casting slow fall, expect to watch your teammates lauch gracefully out over the field of battle then…. drop like a stone, one by one, in a long line of WTF?’s
Expect it… enjoy it
Float like a butterfly, sting that Blacksmith like a friggin Fireball slinging Mage with a bone to pick – your bones!
Some people are aware when they gain slowfall… They just launch themselves straight off the cliff.
I use it to get from Lumbermill to Blacksmith (who doesn’t?), from Balcksmith to Goldmine (as I run along the road above goldmine I always have a quick peak. If I need to, any excuse will do, I slowfall and drop in on the Horde).
There could be 15 of them waiting for me… I don’t care… I get to slowfall!
Scumbag Elemental shaman on the opposition, one that likes to thunderstorm you off the cliff?
Smile and wave as you gently float to the ground… Poor shaman was sure they had a kill there. Ohh here’s a living bomb as a farewell present… Open it in 10 seconds!
Launch yourself from the towers and drop in on the Horde midfield.
I can’t even bear the pain of running down that hill from the graveyard.. so I slowfall…
Down to where the workshop is…
Onto the closest roof so I can slowfall into the main courtyard…
Or… Onto the towers where the griefing Boomkin hid before the battle began just to snipe us.
Bye Bye Boomkin… Mage incoming!
Strand of the Ancients
Float into the heart of battle, from wall to wall.
Isle of conquest
Screw the port into the waiting arms of the Horde… Gloat (lol I meant float, but the spellchecker gets one point for this) over their heads!
Don’t run down around and up to the Hanger… Float to the top of the path!
I love slowfall for questing. I love it. I love it. I like it a lot!
In the old world no fly zones, the most frustrating part of questing is the travel.
You look at the map… The objective is only an inch away… On the other side of that mountain range.
That pile of virtual rock just added 15 minutes to your quest.
Never fear, slowfall is here!
Just race to the top of the mountain, pop slowfall, line up the quest objective and float on in.
What, that guy sent you straight back again?
30 minutes for 2 quests or 5 minutes thanks to slowfall.
It is seriously the best thing since… Spellsteal, but that’s another story…
Gnomer and Out!
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