I really should update my signature with name finally.. but well. Here is a looong thank you, to a random encounter:
Hey, its storytime!!
Had half a PC journey with the first run Valeria. Due to time pressure I just took the next best save I had, which was also first run.
Managed to find some things, but ofc I didn’t pressure to get everything… For being on keyboard AND first run they had really good tandem flying skills. I saw WRobes not chirping companions scarves… :)
And we got really lucky with a fast connection, didn’t need many tries. Very much looking forward to show more hihi!
We finished together, after we drew stuff all over the place in the end :D
Then it was already past midnight, but my addiction wasn’t satisfied. So I decided forth and back if I
- want to get up and change the save to WR
- or rather go 2nd run to higher the chances a little bit to meet someone.
Although my mind told me “are you sure you want to meet someone and maybe have to stay up till late in the morning?” *faceplant* I went with 2nd run.
So I enter BB and a minute later I see a shine, I move the camera, searching the area only to find another RR, in the middle of boosting up to the not built bridge :o
Sure an indicator for someone highly advanced, it looked like they didn’t even pick up all BB symbols and later they also didn’t want all symbols…
I am thinking “omg, they might dust on me, since I am a RR in disguise” (when I meet advanced players I don’t hide/act as a real RR, I show them that I am capable of some things… Some players just want real RR or dust on people not as advanced as them (no complaint, there are good reasons for that normally).
They went down to greet me, we got the symbols for me and then the hint to headbonkers cave. I was totally excited to meet someone who knows about it and is even willing to go in there when both are red. Highest difficulty setting :) 2 RR doing a totally not normal journey :D
We went BB OOB, fly a bit around, tumbled a lot hihihihi, then we hit the trigger to PD. There the coasting and zen jumping started. Since I am still at the start of learning/mastering that, we spent quite some time trying to hit banners :) Normally I am not that patient and rather give up fast, this time it just felt right.
Relaxed jumping-failing-reposition-repeat :D
More and more I got the feeling it must be an old community member, just by skill and behaviour; my palms were sweaty… I saw they are patient with me, but also didn’t want to disappoint :D
Some carpet tricks and faceplants later we go to SC. You wont believe it, this Reddie is crazy! They wanted to go into OOB after the first symbol :o I am thinking “omg what if I don’t make it, since this entrance resisted on PC every time so far. They will be lost with no scarf, hopefully we can meet in ug then maybe.”
And ofc, I couldn’t make it, fearing they just will get stuck behind that corridor to the pit. BUT, pro as they are, they made it behind the south wall of the pit. Chirping. I didn’t know if you can go over this wall, but since they seemed to be willing to try, I chirped where I saw their chirp and: they dropped back into the level! *very happy chirps on both sides*
It was clear now, I have to finish this journey to find out who this is. Suddenly I see a PM popping up on discord… :o but I wont tell yet from whom :P
So we can chat now too. Wasn’t that much needed, but I couldn’t hold myself to sometimes say “I didn’t know / how did that happen / did you see the same” etc.
We enter UG, some more zen jumping, like trying to jump into the pipe with the first symbol :o I cant even list all the places and “challenges” I got on this journey. My next journey will be even more filled :D
We even go UG OOB and I learn another dry boost point (I think at least :D). Seems we are going to cap a WM, which seems impossible to me, since we are both red, how to boost up at the tower.
We tried so hard, they charging me and me failing to reach the tower, rather hitting pillars and maybe triggers. Still a very good training for me and through that trying I again learned a lot about how to help a RR CB ing.
The whole journey was filled with little gestures from them, showing that they know a lot how to lead people (so they don’t fly somewhere else, where they shouldn’t go).
So we spent like 30 minutes or more (it felt like more :D) to get up to that tower, but the one time I did it, they couldn’t make it high enough They don’t need to CB btw. Just infinite boost :o easy peasy :o Seeing these skill live, not only on streams.. stunning. So it was just me, my hurting hands and being new to 2 reds CBing.. :o also still not too good with CBing.
Nevertheless, we give up finally and zen jump more at the bottom of the tower :D
Now going to shorten the story, not going to tell all details:
More new things in tower, they greeted me from behind a window :D chirped while standing in light circle. Lots of fun :D smiling all the way.
In snow we go also OOB (ofc ^^) and in the end loooong coasting ensues. It was wonderful, zen, mind went idle.
We didn’t even die normally :D
Best things to mention in Paradise: they pushed me down my favourite slide. Thanks for that!! Didn’t even had to hint that I wanted to, they just knew it seems.
At the end, in the light beam we just hung there, while pulsing in and out of the beam. Like two travellers, resting, having their hearts beat in the same rhythm
Hearts where drawn and we finished this wonderful journey. I really didn’t want to end it, but it needed to happen (before the sun comes out :D).
Thank you so much VECTORIAL for this magical Journey!