When it comes to unusual ways for Massively OP readers to get around in MMORPGs, there seems to be no shortage of bizarre methods for getting from Point A to Point B. So why not an ocean creature that is known more for hanging about than keeping a dedicated commuter schedule?
“I really loved the free seahorse mount World of Warcraft gave my character when I started adventuring through the Vashj’ir undersea zone,” Mysecretid said. “You can’t use the seahorse mount anywhere but Vashj’ir, but it sure looks nice. Even the ornate bit and bridle design impressed me.”
I have to wonder if, when mounted, your character is thinking, “You know, this is just too ridiculous, even for this game. I really should say something to management.”
Melissa sets the stage for this electric pic: “If you’ve never been through a thunderstorm in Black Desert Online, then unfortunately no static picture can capture how majestic they really are, especially with their amazing ‘wet’ graphics that happen when things get wet, and water in general. But for those of you who have experienced it, this will give you a smile.”
And just like that, we’re back to unorthodox transportation.
“Back in my day, we didn’t have flying mounts,” sniffed Camelotcrusade. “You had to kill an epic air elemental, wrangle its body into a current powerful enough to stand on, lasso it to a nearby object, and run on it before it blew away. And that’s how we liked it.
“And before that? Well, if you can remember the days before every MMO character could personally fly, you might also remember EverQuest II: Kingdom of Sky from 2006. Here I am traveling among the aerial archipelago, and the only way you could normally travel among them was to use the transport station on each sky island. On this day, however, the transport bugged, and to my delight I found myself personally running through the firmament with nary a flap of my arms.
“Little did I know how ahead of my time I was. Flying mounts didn’t come out until Destiny of Velious in 2011, and it wasn’t until 2010 (with LU57) that you could use multiple transports to reach a single destination.”
If that’s not enough, how about group plummeting? It’s a thing, and Rafael makes it look cool rather than suicidal.
“Let’s take a look at travel in Blade and Soul, shall we?” he asks. “Then how about just free falling? Yeah, plummeting like a rock to your destination. Sure, not glamorous, and no cash shop coolness. But when on a budget, the only way to travel.”
Meanwhile, TBPlayer2112 is “getting into the Halloween spirit a little early in Elder Scrolls Online.” Great. Now I have David S. Pumpkin music going through my head. Anyone else find the concept of an animated spin-off a little ridiculous? Of Pumpkins, not TBPlayer. I’m sure the latter would be pretty awesome.
If you can’t fight Halloween, join it! Let’s see your best MMO spooky and kooky pics from this holiday season for this week’s screenshot challenge. Remember, the one with the most pumpkins wins!