Aggro Me: EQII Parkour
I sometimes check out EQII videos on YouTube and I came across a great one last night. The video, brought to you by the mysterious Ridiculously Cute Kitten Studios, features the insane antics of the Parkour Crew owning the rooftops of Freeport.At first I didn't know what parkour even was, so if you're curious like me, check out the Wikipedia entry. I watched a few parkour videos and it's pretty amazing that the EQII one mimics the vibe so well.You can call it an emergent meta-game if you want. It just looks like a lot of fun. And I think things like this add to the feeling that Norrath is a deep and "real" world.I've always enjoyed playing around with the terrain in EQII, but I had no idea it could be taken to such extremes. I've already tried to do one of the insane jumps in the video and, while it did take me a long time to get it down, it is doable. I'm off to log on and attempt to mimic some more of the parkour fun. I wonder if competing EQII parkour groups will arise and post their own videos. I hope so.