My call the other week for aerial shots triggered a cascade of submissions. You people really like your heights and flights! So I have a lot of those to share with you in coming weeks, but we’ll start out today’s gallery with Ralph the Wonder Llama’s picture of a player-glider coming in for a landing.
“One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about Firefall is the gliding,” Ralph wrote. “I really think it’s my favorite mode of transportation. Nothing wraps up a good fire-fight like climbing to the top of the nearest precipice and launching off into the quiet night air. In this shot my ARES pilot is coming in to land at FOB Sagan for a little R&R after a long night of bug stomping and Chosen slaying. Yeah, life is good!”
And just because you might not have a flying mount doesn’t mean that you can’t — temporarily — transform your ground mount into an impressive falling brick! For example, take Frank’s journey through the skies in Final Fantasy XIV. No, he did not survive the impact, but at least he managed to get a good selfie in on the way down.
“Here Axelay and company descend from the heavens to embrace their FATE,” he sent in, knowing my weakness for all things punny.
“Here is a shot from EverQuest II,” said Rozyn. “Sorry it’s just a boring character shot, but it’s the only time I think to take any! Here is some nice sinister-yet-pretty stained glass windows in Freeport for my Coercer to look sinister-yet-pretty in front of. Her bubble wand does detract from her sinisterness though.”
I have to say that you all are doing a bang-up job of filling the comments section every week with scads of incredible pictures. It’s like a fun collaborative project that, for a brief moment, encourages everyone to put aside petty gaming differences to bask in pretty colors and scenic views!
This one from TBPlayer2112 leaped out at me: “Haven’t taken many shots with my new PC, but that will be remedied in time. I did take one the other day in Elder Scrolls Online. It’s kinda dark but I love how the ‘spirit of the forest tree-guy’ looks.”
Let’s end on another aerial shot, shall we? This one is from Qarran in Blade & Soul, who has this reminder for the controlling player: “You, behind the keyboard! Quit looking at my back tattoo and focus! We are going to have to land around here…”
If you’re anything like me, I’m betting that you can’t resist taking pictures of grim, morbid, or disturbing scenes that you come across in your MMOs. This week’s screenshot challenge is to submit the best of those along with your thoughts on the scene!