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All my answers will be about my character Rakuno, my ratonga monk in Everquest 2. From this point on it will be him doing all the talk!
Question 19: What’s your character’s preferred means of travel?
For the longest time my preferred means of travel was on foot. I know it sounds unconventional considering the different horses, beasts and what-else people use for mounts these days but I always felt there was something honest and good about wandering around on your own two feet.
Then I started to explore around the Great Divide, I helped some people there that rewarded me with a gryphon. At first I wasn't sure about flying around with it. I mean, it wouldn't be anything all that new, I flew on gryphons before but it was to travel long distances. Plus those gryphons were trained to follow a specific route, no matter what the rider tried to do. My gryphon though was trained to follow its riders commands, from the brief lessons I got there was a lot of similarities to ride it just like a ground mount but quite a few differences too. I pondered for a bit to just keep going on foot but there were some places in there that could only be reached by flying. So I hoped on the gryphon and went on for my first flight... It was one of the most wonderful sensations in my life. There is just a certain freedom, a certain beauty in flying around, even if it is on top of an animal, that just can't be described in words. Now whenever I can I just fly everywhere.
As for the gryphon, I eventually retired him by leaving him in a safe place where he is being taken good care of. I switched to a Winged Bovoch, one of those creatures created by Bristlebane. Yes, I know it looks like weird cross between a raptor and a cow with wings. Yes, I know this is some kind of weird joke by Bristlebane and I'd probably should expect some prank any time now. But for some reason the little guy caught my interest enough to buy her during one of Bristlebane Days and since then she has been my faithful steed. Something I can't see changing any time soon.