by Godzprototype, HSM filmmaker
Dreams are a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
This is a lot like making a film, so it would seem.
Home has begun to come around to the stage where anyone who cares to express a dream now can. Dreaming is one part of a whole that makes us who we are. Most excellent filmmakers see these ideas expressed in some way in their minds eye. I could name so many of which went on to entertain us with that vision.
Something I have been after in Home for a long time is flight. When I sleep at night, I fly in my dreams. It’s usually after something good has happened to me during the day. I fly. In my dreams I envision myself, with a certain amount of concentration, lifting off the ground and flying. It would seem to me that once I have made the divide from the ground the rest is natural. I do this as often as I can. In part, I find Home to be a little bit of the substance that is dreaming.
In another recurrent dream, there is a landscape that seems to keep its shape, though the features of that landscape change according to whatever may be on my mind before I go to sleep. Still, the landscape is the same. I remember these things and places because I enjoy that they are there at all. Especially because they are recurring, and with that I have an advantage in knowing that landscape.
Finally…there is flight in Home.
In what Juggernaut has made, they give us the elegance of flight. When there is a fluid motion in something like Home, it can make those that love to imagine end up doing just that. While there may still be a problem with a particular item that would allow us to do this in any personal space, I will be looking forward to its arrival.
The Palace of the Seven Winds is beautiful, and certainly headed the right direction. It’s full of innovation. I can’t think of a better way of beginning something as profound as flight than by starting it off with an Arabian Nights beginning. Those were good stories!
Flying equals freedom, or at least some form of it. The new nDreams locomotion items available which are associated with flight are more for filming, I can imagine. You are still bound by gravity with them. Though they do let your feet off the ground. For a filmmaker this is a very cool feature, and I would hope to see what other creative minds are up to with it. I will be using it, for sure. I bought them all. Today, Home is at a point where it feels like it’s coming into its own, and developers are probably happy with the greater level of tools they have access to today, compared to years past.
Flying is a big step forward for Home. Some people who wanted these experiences in an MMO setting play DC Universe to get them. The time for these particular abilities is now. I see a lot of my friends playing DCU a lot. Personally, I never could get past the 12GB download to go there — not because I couldn’t, but just because I knew that wasn’t the only thing I had to download to play the game. But the ability to do something you can’t ordinarily do is desirable. I do enjoy being in Home, and have been patiently waiting on this one thing.
Today, I got to fly without feeling like I might be doing something wrong in Home! Today I got to have a race with a friend in the lotus position. Today I did a cannonball in a pool in the sky. When I dream tonight…it will be of what I can do with what I have been given for my daydreams.
And now that I know the landscape, I will be confident in what happens in that dream. Thank you and congratulations to Juggernaut and nDreams for these efforts. Home will be that much more of an experience to any newcomer. And as a filmmaker, I am looking forward to creating new cinematic experiences with the tools we now have — a continuation of the work I began when Hellfire Games offered Home’s first version of antigravity locomotion.