What goes on with NPCs when you’re not looking? Egocentric adventurers think that they’re sitting around, sharpening blades, and preparing their spellbooks for encounters, but the truth is that these mobs have secret lives of their own. So what does that look like? Our crack One Shots team went to work documenting this from hidden perches.
“Black Desert’s critters have a lot of character in their various settlements,” reported Natalyia. “Here, some nice Orcs invited my Shai, her fairy, and her donkey to an evening BBQ – and didn’t even suggest that any of them be on the menu.”
Marinated fairy is a treat if you can get it. Ahem. Or so I am told.
Vincent managed to find the one and only attractive area that Final Fantasy XIV has to offer. What a dog of a game, visually, am I right? OK, I’ll show myself out.
“Was totally going to stick to the challenge this week, but the palace in Il Mheg looks so good lit up at night,” he said.
Just a big nightlight for scared little Lalafels, am I right? OK, still leaving.
Studies have shown that Klingons hate beaches, good times, and good vibrations. Also, they’re horrible at surfing. So the next time you go to a pleasure planet, you best not to bring one.
“I ran across a certain Trill Science Officer and a certain Klingon Tactical Officer having a spat on Risa in Star Trek Online,” posted Vgees. “It didn’t end well.”
Hikari shows us what true body horror is, thanks to Secret World Legends: “To the matter of the actual challenge, this has come up a few times in recent streams, so here are some Filth-infected citizens of Solomon Island discussing their regrets, lost keys, and cheese on sale at the supermarket.”
How do you feel when the best outfits in an MMO come from lockboxes? I don’t begrudge Mordyjuice this amazing Starborn outfit in Guild Wars 2, but I wonder if its origin lessens its significance for both the user and viewer. Maybe nobody cares? Hey, it’s darkly sparkly, so let’s just ooh and ahh at that!
For this week’s screenshot challenge, share a picture from a summery locale or festival in your MMO! Hey, it’s August, we’re all on vacation anyway.