FFXI - Wheeling Thrust & Impulse Drive
No, I didn’t forget the V in the game name there - I figured that with the closing of the Final Fantasy XI Return to Vana’diel campaign, I’d demonstrate two of my favourite Dragoon weaponskills from that game; Wheeling Thrust and Impulse Drive.
FFXI has a very special place in my heart. When I wasn’t running around as Apollz Anderson, the famous factual documentary maker, I was spending far too many years making amazing friends and running endless Dynamis and Limbus. More importantly, it’s also where I met that one wonderful but foolish woman who, years later, decided she’d agree to marry me. She’s an awesomely talented artist so check @onyrica out! <3
Wheeling Thrust is my favourite weaponskill, and this is my take on it. Unlike in XIV, the motions in XI (don’t seem to be) motion captured which makes for abilities like the above; the characters hands stay stationary while the lance moves by magic. That exact motion isn’t possible for reals, so I made something which still feels like a Wheeling Thrust.
Impulse Drive, our wonderful Darkness opener! While it shares a name with a FFXIV ability it’s actually a fair bit more like Disembowel.
While I do have very fond memories of this game and do miss it, I think it’s best left in the world of nostalgia. That was a brutal game for your free time…
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