When a planet has stiffed you one too many times and yanked you around, it’s time to put it at your back and head off for friendlier solar systems. Don’t let planets abuse your trust and love, friends. They’re crusty at the core and keep doing 180s when you aren’t looking.
“I managed to secure myself a Freedom-class Federation starship in Star Trek Online recently,” shared Mysecretid. “This is a parallel universe starship from the continuity of the recent Star Trek films — Star Trek: Beyond, specifically. The ship is fairly rare in the game, and you do not want to know how many of my bodily organs I had to sell on the in-game player market to buy this thing, but I’m happy with it, and with the command crew characters I created for it.”
Sleepy is in session today, so pay attention! “Interesting fact: Lord of the Rings Online used to vanish water if you angled your camera just parallel to it. You used to be able to reveal the entire bottom of Evendim lake in all its barren glory, for example. I never too any screenshots and they fixed it a few years back, so here’s a pretty picture taken in Hobbiton instead.”
“The Strongholds of Star Wars: The Old Republic give you a lot of pieces to play with, and you can often overlap them to make cool things, such as these statues in fountains on Coruscant,” said Natalyia.
Last week, I asked readers to share documented examples of clipping in MMOs. Utakata came to the rescue with this TERA pic.
“Further on in this discussion, is an example of how to do this right,” the Pigtails of Power said. “The Elin here is allowed to carry such massive axes by having the weapon’s handle telescope out only when in combat. As at rest, the handle is retracted and the blade is all you really see. Thusly, no apparent clipping of ground or tail. And sorry for the extra soap box here, but clipping is one of my biggest pet peeves with MMOs. While on the occasion you can’t get around it, but it does show when the developers don’t really care about the product if the thing is a constant glaring issue IMO.”
On the other side of the clipping spectrum is Ichi here, who shared this David Cronenberg-like mishap in Star Citizen. Ichi calls it “kinky clipping” but I call it “I won’t be able to sleep tonight after seeing this, so thanks so much for sending it in.”
Time for your weekly screenshot challenge, which you can take or ignore as you will! Share pictures of the comfiest looking beds, hammocks, and other sleeping areas that you wouldn’t mind using for a little snuggle-and-snooze.