Utakata’s shot of a “quiet earth” in Blade and Soul here is not from the starting area (I’m assuming!), but it definitely makes me think of all of the MMOs that seem to think that the only way to start your character out on a journey is to shipwreck them and give them a good amnesic bonk on the noggin.
I always feel that this is the worst possible place to begin a career as an adventurer. Maybe a career as a hospital patient with PTSD or as someone who realizes that he’s been given a free beach vacation and should make the best of it.
Katriana is totally creeping on Elves in Lord of the Rings Online: “This is yet another shot of Duilond at night. The beauty of the elven towns of Ered Luin at night always makes me want to screenshot them.”
Miol absolutely smothered us in gorgeous Guild Wars 2 pictures last week, but I found this one pretty striking for displaying a distaster in motion.
“Zommoros’ invitation for a private tour of the Mystic Forge is a tourist trap! Well, that’s the life of a tourist!”
JonBuck is walking on the other side of the gender fence in Final Fantasy XIV and finding it interesting: “Playing a male character is actually a novelty right now. Found a good look for him.”
“Here’s a shot from Star Trek Online,” said Stormwaltz. “It’s Governor Hannah Welch’s current flagship, the Buran-class U.S.S. Arica, in orbit over South Asia. I don’t know how often people fly around to the the far side of Earth from Spacedock. I remember the dark side being… well… darker. Also, North Korea used to be devoid of city lights, which struck me as an odd intrusion of modern geopolitics on the future-fiction. It has the same lights as anywhere else now.”
That’s it for this week, but the fun continues in the comments! Share some of your best or most notable screenshots from your MMO gaming, along with a story or description.