Let us face the sad, sobering truth of our MMORPG experiences today. While we may like to think that we are noble heroes saving the world from utter destruction, the truth is that we are bullies for hire, willing to wail on anything if there’s a paycheck in it. We gleefully bring entire species of creatures to extinction without a second thought, even if said creatures are adorable.
For example, Rafael here is making Arbor Day fans cry by beating up on a twig. You are all that is hero!
“I am enjoying my time in Elder Scrolls Online, although I think it may end soon,” said Rafael. “So, a weak little Spriggan, which is nothing more than a walking tree branch, approached my Sorc with bad intentions and, well, it became driftwood in the sea of dark magic. Poor little thing won’t even be used for kindling now.”
Natalyia would like to differ on this perspective: “I don’t think of it so much as ‘wailing away on an inferior opponent’ as ‘defending the weak with my well-earned might.’ Case in point – the Lynch Family Farm in Black Desert – a farm of decent, hardworking people who collect honey near Heidel is plagued by any number of evils. Among them, the dreaded Kuku Bird. What is to be done? Well, Danyica, a local Mystic of note is not too proud to defend these humble folk, from this less-than-ferocious foe. Before, and after. Farm saved, honey for everyone!”
Hey — whatever helps you sleep at night!
Mysecretid decided to take a trip to Dantooine in SWTOR, where an odd event took place…
“At first, the newly-returned companion, Jedi Knight Kira Carsen, was none too happy that one of the first places my character took her was a farm planet,” said Mysecretid. “Yes, the expression on her face says, ‘Don’t tell me that smell is what I think it is!’ Eventually, the two Jedi resolved their differences with a dance (or would that be a hoedown on Dantooine?) while a bemused kath hound looked on.”
Are we ready for the Christmas season? Hikari is rocking out to the season in Guild Wars 2, brought to you by the color “blue” and the numbers “two” and “infinity.”
And I’m going to toss one of my own screenshots into the column this week, because I got to rub exoskeleton shoulders with a Lord of the Rings Online celebrity this week. That’s right, I got to meet Shelob! She’s really a doll and said that she hasn’t let fame go to her head. Then she bit me and laid her eggs inside my torso.
Speaking of celebrities, let’s turn this into our weekly screenshot challenge. Share a picture of you hanging out with a famous virtual celebrity — I’ll leave that up to you what “celebrity” entails!