After I complained one too many times about not seeing any live albatrosses on the Timeless Isle, Cav finally showed me where short, awareness-challenged people like me can find and successfully aggro an actual flappity bird on the Timeless Isle. That is, if I wait long enough for one to show up.
I can’t help but think that whoever came up with this whole albatross idea is a member of the “Flight is Detrimental to Game Enjoyment and Involvement” camp. This sadistic designer is obviously using the poor avian as a way to force me to punish myself for my convenience-loving sins. It’s like, “Oh, you want flying, eh? Sure! HERE, HAVE AN INCREDIBLY SLOW-ASS BIRD THAT ONLY FLIES IN A CIRCLE! ALL THE BETTER TO APPRECIATE THE GAME ENVIRONMENT WITH AMIRITE. Oh, you want down now, do you? You’re gonna have to be a bird killer. Yeah yeah, so now you can’t use it to fly again and jumping from this cliff would mean certain death, but don’t worry! There will be another albatross going around in five minutes.”
I feel like I’m killing Orville from “The Rescuers” or something.
But maybe that’s ok, because if you disconnect while albatrossing, you’ll almost certainly die (unless you’re a mage or a priest, or possibly a Bouncy panda). You’ll log in, still in midair, but birdless and with a swiftly approaching problem.