WildStar is about to be inducted into the worst club there is in the gaming world — the club whose only requirements is that you are a former live MMORPG that was shut down and is no more.
While some claim that its closure is justified, Reader Utakata is still carrying WildStar’s standard with pride and feels that the MMO should have gone on for years to come. Looking at today’s color-drenched headlining pic, I have to agree. Such a waste to see this game head into the sunset.
In today’s edition of One Shots, we’ll be revisiting the final moments of many other MMOs that exist only now in the Sunset Club.
“I’ve only found a few from games that are no more,” said Ryuen. “One being a shot of my monk in Vanguard.”
Vanguard is one of those MMOs that I only had very passing familiarity with yet was rooting to see it win. It had great ideas, amazing music, gorgeous scenery, and a small but devout fan base. Will Pantheon take up its mantle and do this game justice as a spiritual successor?
Or if you like a little bitterness with your shutdown memories, here’s Mysecretid!
“Here is the Human Torch (in an alt-costume) from Gazillion’s once-glorious Marvel Heroes game. I miss playing that game on a semi-regular basis, and I still wonder how a game and a game publisher which seemed to be doing everything right managed to eff it all up so horribly.”
Reader Amorey brings us this stunning (literal) sunset pic: “This week’s challenge brings back a lot of sad memories of my last day in Landmark. No building game has replaced this little beauty of a game. I miss it every day, it was a fantastic place to relax and meet other world builders. I will never forgive Daybreak.”
And you knew this one was coming from the second you saw the title of this piece!
“My screenshot folder’s chock full of shots from the night City of Heroes shut down,” said Skorry. “I was looking through them when I caught this one, my night widow holding a torch alongside the late and horribly missed Ascendant. Some things are bigger than our games. If y’all will excuse me, I need a moment.”
For this week’s screenshot challenge, I’m going to toss out an unusual request and ask for our reader’s favorite pieces of concept art from their favorite MMOs. True, you won’t have taken them yourselves, but you can share them with us and let us know why they’re special to you!