The great volcano god Kenny is angry (again). Kenny’s got a temper like you wouldn’t believe, and he goes off on every perceived insult to the size of his pyroclastic flow and the efficiency of his vent. We’re all about tossing virgins down into the lava to appease his anger, but in lieu of that, we’ll have to settle for relatively innocent MMO characters who make the trip to his inner sanctum, all for the sake of a “screenshot challenge.”
Mysecretid was a little bit wiser and stayed away from volcanoes, choosing instead to slather fungus all over a character in the name of scientific inquiry.
“Alas, no fire from me this week — just a Star Trek Online screenshot,” Mysecretid said. “Here’s one of my captains (inspired by Anson Mount’s version of Chistopher Pike on Star Trek: Discovery) checking out some fungal spores in the Mycelial realm with a holographic Stamets standing by to say something hilarious, insightful, and snarky at a moment’s notice. What a fungi I am!”
“With WoW Classic, the graphics are quite primitive by modern standards but the advantage to that is that they still look so much better than they should. It’s the way all the bits complement each other,” Hurbster noted.
Even the most ardent World of Warcraft haters have to concede that Blizzard was very smart to use stylized graphics and all sorts of clever lighting tricks to give that MMO a timeless quality.
You know what’s a smart thing to do when a forest is burning down right in front of you? Use that opportunity for a selfie, baby! I’m sure you won’t regret it when your lungs are trying to process superheated air and your eyeballs are boiling!
Here Utakata demonstrates proper fire safety in Blade & Soul. She went from medium rare to well-done in about two minutes.
I… I don’t even know how to start to process this picture from what I think is Final Fantasy XIV. Vincent got dipped into acid and then started watching Predator, apparently. Maybe this is how crazy dogs see.
Inspired by Hurbster’s post, this week’s screenshot challenge will be to pick an older game that’s still got it going on visually — and present proof of that fact!