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possible fairy look? still need a way to hover

Zebulous.2934Zebulous.2934 Member ✭✭
edited September 14, 2020 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

I can be small, I can have wings, but I need a way to look like I'm flying while standing. I finally got the endless miniature tonic, eventually I can get the glittering wings backpack, but hovering while vertical seems to be a problem. Is there any way to hover while standing, while running, and while maintaining the miniature transformation? If not, could Anet please make it possible?
Also are there other dragonfly-wing, or large butterfly-wing, backpack skins? The glittering wings almost have the right shape, but a less sparkly set would be nice.
I considered the daydreamer's wings backpack, but I don't like the shape.

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  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 14, 2020

    @Zebulous.2934 said:
    but hovering while vertical seems to be a problem. Is there any way to hover while standing, while running, and while maintaining the miniature transformation?

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Electromagnetic_Ascender
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Bloodstone_Ascender

    You probably won't be able to maintain the miniature transformation, though.

  • Zebulous.2934Zebulous.2934 Member ✭✭
    edited September 14, 2020

    I know mounts do not work with the tonics. Mounts give an error message about already being transformed. If traveling toys don't work with tonics either then that is a deal breaker.

  • Smoosh.2718Smoosh.2718 Member ✭✭✭

    If it helps i saw a guy who made themself look like a moth.

  • I remember when alternative movement animations became available. Sonic tunneling tool, Magic Carpet, Broomstick, etc. For whatever reason Anet never went any further with it. Alternative movement animations like in another NCSoft owned title, Aion, would be a nice addition here. I proposed in another thread that we should be allowed to use our glider at ground level. You would still move at regular running and walking speed, still be able to "jump," but your glider would be deployed and you would be hover barely a foot or so off the ground. Perfect for characters with wings, jetpacks, forged hover boards, etc.

  • Would you mind posting a pic after you finish a look? I’m actually Interested in the end result :)

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Jagblade.4627 said:
    I remember when alternative movement animations became available. Sonic tunneling tool, Magic Carpet, Broomstick, etc. For whatever reason Anet never went any further with it.

    Maybe they didn't sell very many and Anet decided to put their resources into things that would sell? Perhaps their data shows that people are using mounts now? /shrug

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @GummyBearSummoner.7941 said:
    Would you mind posting a pic after you finish a look? I’m actually Interested in the end result :)

    Yes please do! I'd love to see the end result of this.

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @Jagblade.4627 said:
    I remember when alternative movement animations became available. Sonic tunneling tool, Magic Carpet, Broomstick, etc. For whatever reason Anet never went any further with it.

    Maybe they didn't sell very many and Anet decided to put their resources into things that would sell? Perhaps their data shows that people are using mounts now? /shrug

    It wouldn't surprise me if that was the case. Someone at Anet managed to get them made and sold, but then they didn't sell very well and the conclusion was not enough players are interested to justify making more. I imagine that's happened with a lot of things where we get a few variations in a short space of time and then nothing else.

    Danielle Aurorel, Desolation EU. Mini Collector

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings"

  • Zebulous.2934Zebulous.2934 Member ✭✭
    edited September 17, 2020

    oh, ho, ho! That was tricky! I bought the bloodstone ascender and tried it out. If you use the bloodstone ascender item first then activate the miniature tonic you get both effects! If you use the tonic first you get the "you cannot do that right now." error
    (edit: thanks Lamont for confirming this.)

    Now I just need to actually acquire a pair of wings like those Trise helpfully posted

    observations:
    the angle of flight really is the same angle as a glider. I would prefer a more upright posture but it is amazing that this works at all.
    The bloodstone ascender has many large particles, so it is not the best for screenshots

    I may just post screenshots without wings. I suppose I should have titled this thread something like "possible fairy pose?" I didn't even have a specific outfit together.

  • Lamont.5973Lamont.5973 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 15, 2020

    I tried both ascenders (already added to novelties) and the miniature tonic (also in novelties). As long as you use the ascender first, yes they do work with the mini tonic. I find the electromagnetic ascender to be a little less distracting

  • Hellcop.4981Hellcop.4981 Member ✭✭
    edited September 15, 2020

    Didn't see it mentioned but the Endless Miniature Tonic from Lake Doric might be good if you wanted a tiny faerie look. It's a combat tonic so it can be used in battle.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Endless_Miniature_Tonic
    EDIT: Sorry missed it in the original post, my fault.