by Moorgard on 2001-06-20Oisin_McCuhal wrote:
I know this was explained a long time ago but I was wondering about why minor illusion became stationary. It was quite fun to see a bed running across the EC or WC. I was wondering about the possibility of minor illusion becoming mobile again. BTW this change happened back before there was so much whining and complaining and also predates any expansion.
Actually, it happened during beta. The reason for it is pretty simple. Most of the models that you turn into using minor illusion (maybe all of them) were built to be stationary. They don't have any animations, and they used to cause people to get stuck all over the place when you could move. They would sometimes cause people to fall under the world too. There wasn't any way to fix it so that all of the beds and barrels in Norrath were able to function while animated, so the best solution was to prevent people from moving with the spell.
Not much to say here, but I hope you enjoyed having *TWO* musical references in the title of this article.
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