The big screenshot challenge last week was to capture action, not just still shots, in MMORPGs. This is tricker than it sounds, because you have to be quick with the screenshot key and manipulate the camera just right to get the perfect picture. It is easier to do this with other characters, obviously, including those in cutscenes.
Borghive gets headlining honors with his “final showdown” between the Witch King and Éowyn from Lord of the Rings Online. She looks a little outmatched, what with being smaller and having an actual head, but I think she’s going to come out just fine. After all, she is no man.
Has your character in an MMO ever had a really bad day? Brandon’s Twi’lek in SWTOR certainly is, as she’s getting to know the local flora in an uncomfortable way. This is why I flamethrower first and ask questions later. My scorched earth policy might be controversial, but at least a tree never hugged me.
Cap’n Rob sent in a whole bunch of Star Trek Online photos, and honestly it was tough to choose among them. I went with his shot of the U.S.S. Juno, a 23rd century starship blasting across the cosmos just because I like the sense of speed and power that I get from this.
“You actually convinced me to give RIFT a shot, so I figure it’s only fair to shoot you over a one shot of a sunset on my noob toon,” Suikoden submitted. “You guys are doing an awesome job over there at MassivelyOP. From a fan of the genre, thank you.”
You’re welcome! Hope you’re having fun!
Years later, and Guild Wars 2 still impresses me so much with its visual design. I remember a period of time when we didn’t get any pictures except Guild Wars 2 pics for this column (waves of popularity go like that).
“Just a screenie from GW2’s newest map this week,” Xephyr wrote. “Divinity’s Reach sure is looking pretty in the background.”
That’s about it for this week, but don’t despair: The party really begins in the comment section, as always! The screenshot challenge this week is to capture something that embodies the spirit of being “childlike.” Maybe this is an MMO geared toward kids, or perhaps it’s simply something you spy in a game that recalls youth and innocence.