The Humanoid Cannonball

OK, this is new.

I’ve done this daily countless times before and I’ve even hoped that Blizzard would implement an achievement for when we get 10 bullseyes. Except for the times when I need about 7 tickets to complete said daily. Luckily, that doesn’t happen too often. On a positive note, I think I’d have the achievement by now so that’s something.

The Humanoid Cannonball

A few months ago, I mentioned during my Twisted Nether interview, a certain mishap that happened on my way to the targeting ring. After one attempt, I levitated myself as I made my way to shore, using the instant teleport for a quick return and paid for another go at the cannon. Things were going fine, as I drew closer to the targeting ring, I hit the button to release but I kept going… and going… and going – past the ring – and hit fatigue.

Unfortunately, hitting any of my buttons didn’t do anything. I actually thought I was going to die once my fatigue bar hit zero but a few seconds after hitting the dark section of the water, I slowly felt myself declining.

Phew!

After a few more seconds, I hit the water without dying.

In the past, you may have had the bug where you get shot from the cannon, only to start falling in the direction of the trees (just before you reach the water). This has happened to me twice before.

Today, something even weirder happened.

I had hardly left the cannon when I just appeared to be hovering a few feet past the blast zone. Notice the sand pit and tigers just to my left? At first I thought I had a lag spike, until I started hearing the 5sec countdown. Uh oh, Houston, I think we have a problem and I’m not in Kansas any more.

I ended up hitting the pile of cannonballs right next to the cannon. Talk about a painful landing… don’t get me started on those. Let’s just say my body part in question is now green.

Has this happened to anyone else out there or am I just unlucky?

Author: Cymre

A disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items, class sets as well as all things pets.

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  1. lol, I’ve over-shot the target and got the fatigue “I’m gonna die!” thing. but so far, no loss of wings. Yet. These things are always kind of a surprise when they pop up unexpectedly :)

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  2. heehee.. Ironically I have had the same thing happen however i was launched out of the cannon but just above and came to a sudden thump to the ground next to the cannon.

    Wasn’t good regarding hordes of alliance Where about and my hunter was utterly shamed enough I left it till the following month where I did manage to get the cheeve.

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    • @Aygaren – good, it’s not just me.

      @Night – oh I think that happened to me once. Actually last night Cool said he was shot out of the cannon (well he heard the noise) but nothing happened :P

      I seem to waste a lot of tickets on these games. At least they’re cheap :)

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  3. OMG….levitate, gah! Same thing happened to me on my priest more than once when I wasn’t paying attention…

    Can’t say I’ve ever landed before going over the water yet though, ouch!

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