So you know how Star Trek claims that it has a functioning futuristic society without money? Somehow? That’s made me overthink how Starfleet Academy works. My theory is that instead of taking out a student loan to attend, cadets have to pay off their debt by going on six away missions wearing red shirts. There’s a punch card and everything.
Here, Cadet Sleepy isn’t thinking of any of that. Probably is just concerned with grabbing a to-go order from Space Starbucks and running to the first class of the day (Technobabble 101).
“Star Trek Online, it’s been a while,” Sleepy said. “Occasionally still very pretty.”
Hikari is giving into the logos and marketing of Star Citizen… its in-game brands, at least!
“It would appear that in the year 2950, we’ll still be in the death throes of late-stage capitalism. (See what I did there?) So, head on down to Whammer’s for some delicious Ermer Family Farms Ice Cream!”
“Here I am preparing for a journey in Elder Scrolls Online,” said Mike Mike. “Sometimes I wish MMOs still had RP-mode where all fast travel is disabled and I had to spend time reaching some remote towns etc. There could be caravan systems that we buy something in one town and sell in another to make traveling not wasted time.”
Vincent is proving in Final Fantasy XIV that just because you are small doesn’t mean you can’t hang in there with the best: “The hilarious failure depicted here goes to the poor Hyur in the background who underestimated the endurance of a particular Lalafell when it came to drinking games. pfft. Never judge one by their size, indeed.”
And Lucky Jinx is taking us on a trip to World of Warcraft’s afterlife with the “golden pastures” of Bastion. Sure, it looks pretty and everything, but the whole area is a series of floating rocks without any safety rails. It’s a good thing you’re already dead.
Here’s a fun screenshot challenge for you: Go back to the first two months of the year and see if you can show us what you were doing and gaming in January and February 2020. Remind us of the before times!