In tossing out a screenshot challenge last week revolving around combat action shots, you’d think that this would be a piece of cake. After all, we do fight a little bit in MMOs, right? But it turns out that capturing a good-looking combat picture is really difficult in the midst of the chaos… unless your MMO is set up for it.
“I hardly ever take screenshots in combat,” said Zyrusticae. “Usually too busy being distracted by actually playing the game. But Warframe’s Captura tool certainly changes things in that regard. Wish all games had something on this level. I need to jump in and take more screenshots!”
It is pretty sweet! Definitely second the motion to port this over to all MMORPGs.
Brandon captured this heartbreaking moment from Star Wars: The Old Republic.
“The only thing harder than realizing my husband cared for the cause more than me was realizing that I loved the mission more than him. That thought, more than our last kiss, was the real parting shot of our final farewell. That I would let him go again, knowing now he wouldn’t return, bears heavy on my conscience. My heart holds half a regret, buoyed by a certainty that this is what he would have wanted: A chance to help secure our people’s future, even if it meant leaving those he loved behind to mourn.”
“Good shots of your characters in mid-combat?” Rees Racer came to the rescue. “I’m not sure any MMO does combat better than TERA. It’s a constant visceral thrill. I think my favourite character is still my perfectly coiffed, blue-hair High Elf Gunner. In my mind, occasionally, she seemingly has a female version of Tony Montana’s Cuban accent: ‘Say hello to my little friend!'”
Guess it’s just the week for high-tech characters firing off big guns! Reader Steve is fresh off the dropship in Firefall, blasting away against foes and any possibility of this game’s demise. Fight the good fight there, Steve!
Koshelkin perfectly illustrates in Black Desert why it’s so hard to capture a good combat screenie. The mobs never cooperate, since they’re more concerned with smashing your face in than looking photogenic and smiling just right off to the left of the camera lens.
“Coincidentally (really) I took this one today while fighting scroll bosses. It came out quite OK considering it’s hard to make good combat screenshots, at least outside of filming others from first person.”
Let’s go to the romance well for this week’s screenshot challenge! You can post pictures of your characters on a date, getting married, or scoping out that cutie from afar. But seriously, that NPC is not that into you. You should let that go.