If Columbia is in the sky...why can't they just jump down?

#1ananagPosted 3/31/2013 4:54:27 AM
I haven't finished the game yet, but I was wondering why they don't just jump down if all they are doing is trying to escape the city. Making or finding a parachute is a lot easier compared to what they did.
#2PhantasmplusPosted 3/31/2013 4:56:36 AM
Well they're above a gigantic ocean for one with the only landmass in sight is the lighthouse which from what the Lutece's said about it being "awful to get stranded out here.", I assume it's extremely far away from shore.
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#3DoctorCinnamonPosted 3/31/2013 5:11:34 AM
Actually, if you look down when you first launch into Columbia, they're above some land. Somehow. But there is land underneath nonetheless.
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#4ananag(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 5:13:06 AM
In all the early gameplay footage and trailers you can see land below as well.
#5NozninPosted 3/31/2013 5:18:34 AM
at one point i remember seeing a map with a whole lot of locations and lines drawn all over. I assumed the city moved all over the world to have ideal weather and climate all year round.
#6-Vagrant-Posted 3/31/2013 5:42:08 AM
Don't think they had invented parachutes back then, never mind the kind of high altitude equipment they would need to breathe and stuff. (I assume magic makes Columbia warm and breathable.)
#7LordBoots1983Posted 3/31/2013 6:02:28 AM
From: -Vagrant- | #006
Don't think they had invented parachutes back then

Leonardo da Vinci invented the parachute about 500 years before the game takes place.
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#8y000012500Posted 3/31/2013 6:05:02 AM
Also, there is some landmass pretty close to the light house. They didn't row a boat so far out that they couldn't see land anymore.
#9SCREAMINGBEATSSPosted 3/31/2013 6:08:57 AM
LordBoots1983 posted...
From: -Vagrant- | #006
Don't think they had invented parachutes back then

Leonardo da Vinci invented the parachute about 500 years before the game takes place.


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#10MaurithPosted 3/31/2013 6:10:59 AM
"He _doesn't_ jump."

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