Ever found yourself suddenly in the midst of a surreal and even hilarious experience in your MMORPG? Delightful surprises is the theme of this column, and Minimalistway certainly found a bit of that when MapleStory threw a chicken dance party.
“I love it when games don’t take themselves seriously, a little bit of goofy does not harm,” Minimalistway said. “A shady NPC asked me to join a competition. I didn’t know what I agreed on and seconds later I’m dancing for chickens!”
Yes, this is a real thing.
So what twists and turns in an MMO story shocked you? Hikari didn’t have to look far for a recent example of this in Guild Wars 2’s newest living world episode.
“Because it’s so new (and so shocking) I don’t want to spoil the ending. I’ll just post this shot taken during the episode,” Hikari said.
I’ll spoil it for you. Something something dragons. It’s always dragons in that game.
Random MMO Fan has another non-spoilery example of this: “The scene which begins with this image in FFXIV. People who played will know exactly why.”
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting the whole Kingdom Hearts crew to appear from a portal and drag the player into a cross-promotional adventure, but that’s the amazing appeal of this MMO!
Or if you like your surprises a bit more mundane yet glitzy, you could just visit the nearest World of Warcraft hoard (not Horde) and do a Scrooge McDuck in all of it.
Utakata had fun with it, at least: “A surprise with class you say? How about a whole Treasure Island’s worth!?”
Reader Xijit is among those having a great time in BioWare’s Anthem demo. Among the Javelins that he showed to us, this one caught my eye for the non-traditional helmet scheme (or lack of a helmet, I should say).
Speaking of looking tough, this week’s screenshot challenge is to show us your character truly meaning business. Maybe it’s a fierce cutscene, a heavy duty outfit, or an action movie pose, but let’s see if you can impress us with your ferocity!