We know the real life reason they gave for not being allowed to use the Risan floaters anywhere else. Maps were not designed for it. And apparently still aren't, even new ones. But...
Dust to Dust:Kim:
"OK, Admiral, now you have to shoot these glowing orbs in the walls to make the platforms appear. You'll have 5 seconds to run across the platforms before they retract and you fall to your death. And don't touch the glowing plates because then the platform will retract immediately and you'll fall to your death. Input the Kobali flagship's command codes on the consoles in between the platforms to unlock the next set. Jhet'leya and I will wait here until you turn the trap off from the other side."Me:
"Last year on Risa, I picked up this handy anti-gravity jetpack. I happen to have it with me here, so how about I forget the killer platforms and the various glowing things and just fly over there?"Kim:
"No, you can't do that, sir. Map's not built for it. Get jumping."
Or is there perhaps some in-character, story reason we're stuck risking our lives instead of flying?
And just for fun:Me:
"You know I'm
the Fleet Admiral here, so how about you
go jump on the platforms of death and I wait for you to disarm the trap, Captain
. It's your
misbehaving zombie clone we're chasing."Kim:
"Umm...I...I got a...a bad knee, the doctor told me no more platform jumping. Sir."Me:
"And your girlfriend?"Jhet'leya:
"I'm not his gi...you're not the boss of me, I refuse!"Me:
"It's impossible to find good help these days. And what were the Vaadwaur thinking
when they built this place anyway? These platforms serve no useful purpose. And why do we have to use your flagship's
command codes to operate them? This scene makes no sense."Kim:
"You'll get a load of accolades if you do it without dying."Me: