One Shots: Boy band cover art
It’s one thing to strike a pose and get a good-looking selfie in there, it’s another to coordinate a whole group of twitchy gamers and get them to take a group photo without someone jumping or facing the wrong way or forgetting to emote.
Vincent Clark has mastered this group pose in the formation of his new Final Fantasy XIV boy band album called “Ears over Eorzea.” We anticipate great things from this mostly shirtless crew of well-manicured rebels, as long as they don’t fall into that hot tub and drown.
I asked players to share pictures and stories of times where they felt the nasty sting of envy in MMORPGs. Sure got a lot of responses, too!
“Another old City of Heroes pic,” sent in Jon Sleeper. “These guys were level 40 (the cap at the time) when I was in King’s Row. Considering how grindy leveling was in the game at the time, I was a bit envious.”
“I finally joined the Warframe party a little later than many, but have really, really had a lovely go of it these last two weeks (almost 80 hours already),” said Rees Racer. “I keep my nearby laptop open at all times to the Wiki, so I can make proper choices and get descriptions on all the equipment, items, lore etc.
“I also quickly discovered there is, of course, another game within the game. There is a reason it is also known as Fashion Frame. Not only are the cosmetic options many, but also quite a few skins are apparently made by the community as well (for sale through Steam). The best place I’ve found to see the largest number of frames in one place in at Cetus, where I can view what other players find aesthetically appealing… or revolting, and perhaps get some new ideas to incorporate into my original costuming colours and accessories.”
“I love how Overwatch changes the weapons with every skin. Zarya’s Totally 80’s skin gives her weapon a boombox design,” submitted Little Bugbear.
I toooootally love this. It’s tubular!
“Many years ago I was playing EverQuest II (you can see me in between the windows on my horse) when a player called Nappie flew by,” said Camelotcrusade. “It was only a fleeting glimpse, but he wore an outfit so bad that it transcended visual trolling and became its highest expression: Art. Envious, I promptly inspected him and opened up the dressing room so I, too, could be like Nappie. While so doing, I noted he is of course a starving tailor, eschewing food, and surviving purely on style. For while fashion fades, style–they say–is eternal.”
LONG LIVE NAPPIE
Speaking of poses, is there a strange emote or dance in your MMO that amuses you? Strike a pose this week and take a pic for our benefit!