Everyone needs those epic action moments in MMOs from time to time when everything comes together to deliver a pulse-pounding experience. From the looks of our first picture this week, reader Wonder Llama found exactly that in Firefall.
“So you know that scene in the action movies where the hero is running like hell to stay ahead of the shock-wave of some huge explosion, and it looks really really cool?” he asked. “Yeah… been there, done that! On a side note, I discovered Firefall has this really nice feature that I wish other MMO companies would shamelessly copy: It lets you record the events that took place in the game and then play them back inside the game engine. It’s like recording a video, but a thousand times better because you can pause it, pan around, rotate, and zoom the camera to get some fantastic screen shots!”
Trust me, this picture looks even better in full color!
Downshifting from action to sorrow, last month’s passing of Leonard Nimoy hit a lot of players hard, but perhaps most of all the community of Star Trek Online. Players flocked to Spock’s homeworld to pay homage to both the actor and the character, as the following screenshots attest.
“I’m sure you’ll get a few, but here is one of my screenshots from Vulcan,” reader Roger submitted. “May Leonard Nimoy’s memory live long and prosper.”
“Here is a view from the gathering on Vulcan in STO to remember Leonard Nimoy,” reader Kaeli said. “There were a few quickly ignored trolls, but for the most part folks were there only to honor Mr. Nimoy’s memory. We gathered and shared a toast “to absent friends” at one of Vulcan’s temples. Tears were shed. I’m the female Vulcan in the Wrath of Khan uniform. It seemed appropriate.”
Sometimes RIFT really impresses me with its landscapes and sights, and sometimes I feel that the visuals are a little drab. It’s a mixed bag. Sticking out the bad is worth it to get to the good, as reader Zakiel proves with this incredible screenshot.
“This is where my path took me in my endless chase after Arak, Lord of Nightmares,” he said. “Don’t be mistaken; this is not him. It’s just one of the three guardians you have to defeat to see Arak escape yet again.”
There were so many great possible It Came from the Comments Section! picks to choose from lately, and even though I recently featured a Star Wars Galaxies pic in this space, I couldn’t ignore this shot (plus, it thematically bookends our header!). So dang cool.
“One of my favorite things to do was log in really late and solo the Star Destroyer in deep space while I blared music from the Star Wars movies,” reader Misterbeefy117 wrote. “Always made me feel like a badass. On one of those nights, I just happened to get the perfect screenshot of my X-Wing escaping from the Star Destroyer right before it went kablooie.”
My screenshot challenge to you this week is a doozy: I want you to take four pictures in your favorite MMO, one for each season (a “spring” pic, a “winter” pic, and so on). Let’s do a seasonal column in the future!