I love me a good library. When I was a kid, going to libraries and book stores were some of my favorite outings, so why would it be any different in MMOs? While we can’t get that awesome smell of thousands of tomes around us, at least the visuals bring us some peace.
Then again, if you stick your nose in a book, a nose might pop back out at you and attack. That’s what JonBuck got when he went to the Great Gubal Library in FFXIV. This is one book you probably want to put on the “do not read” pile.
Another problem that you find in fantasy libraries is that the books don’t often behave. Utakata discovered this in World of Warcraft, as the books there don’t stay still but keep flying around, perhaps preparing to migrate to southern libraries for the winter.
“Black Desert has some really nice libraries,” posted Natalyia. “The Library of the Valkyries in Calpheon has nice spots to discuss the finer points of sword and shield vs. lance combat, and an ample selection of tomes on other matters.”
“I completely forgot about Secret World Legends,” Sleepy said, “The place is stuffed with libraries!”
I cannot imagine trying to be the librarian in charge of keeping track of all of that and having to reshelve books that are 100 feet off the ground. Isn’t this why we invented the internet?
And for something non-booky, I give you… this thing.
“I spend lots of time in Star Citizen, but lately I’ve been playing Red Dead Online with a friend,” said Ichi. “The game has issues with modders, one of whom must have known about my penchant for Star Citizen, as they turned me into a saucer.”
That gives me an idea for this week’s screenshot challenge: Let’s get all clippy up in here! Show off pictures that are horrible (or, in a different view, great) examples of graphics clipping in ugly and unnatural ways.