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Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« on: February 25, 2013, 07:13:04 AM »
So, I have a lot of screenshots...
I mean a LOT of screenshots.

My response to The Announcement was to embark on a screen-taking project the likes of which the digital gods had never seen, and some 40,000-odd images later, I'd managed to document a big portion of the game world. Over the last couple of months, I've been sorting, resizing and posting some favorites from that archive for the members of another forum. I figured it was about time I did the same thing over here. I'll be posting a new batch every day or two until this thread catches up to the original.

I'd love it if you guys joined in with your favorites, too.
Locations, events, characters... It's all good. In sharing we remember, and that's a Good Thing.  8)

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Kestrel and Prince... Pruning the Roses.   8)


Palrah says, "I've got this."


I miss Saint Martial. :(


Anigan didn't always fight fair...


The Shard, out Crimson way


Principle SMASH!


The Liberty "usual suspects"...


Not exactly the bridges of Madison county.


Ouph is as Ouph does. In technocolor.


Im-
 'Meet you at the Crossroads again.
   -K


Someday Kes was going to leave that note for her boss. She always felt like she owed Scirocco a rematch.
She'd cheated the first time, after all... She'd brought along a Brute. XD


The Crossroads was my favorite mission map in the game.


One of my few non-birdthings. His name was Raksha, and that's exactly what he was. (Its a reference only Exalted players will get. XD)


I always loved how intricate Nemesis' steamtech was. He really did have a sense of style.


I miss all of my crew... but I miss my crazy Death Mage more than most.

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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 05:22:21 PM »
Today's batch...


Aken the Peacebringer... I'll always be a little sad that I didn't have time to finish him. :(


Dramatic stalker is dramatic.


Lots of Ouphs


Caora and Nemissary... I feel a little sorry for whatever they were aiming at.


An older screen than many of these, but still probably my favorite of the entire lot. Whisper and Savage, daring First Ward to "Bring it".
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 10:15:21 PM »
Catching up...


Aeon City, Cap au Diable


Until I took this cap, I had no CLUE Rikti Heavies were so... happy.


Arachnoids... The creeps we loved to hate. Their caves were cool, though.


Banners, from the villain-side base in Bloody Bay. Humorously, I took this cap on a hero-side stalker who liked to live dangerously.


Ashirion, my favorite scrap, was always happiest when buried in a giant pile of dead demons.


Atlas was a rather thoughtful-looking fellow.


New Atlas Park


Bloody Bay


Boomtown


Cap au Diable


First Ward


Chasing a Drop Ship


The Churchyard (First Ward)
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 10:17:46 PM »
This may take awhile...  ;D


Hello, Mister Seed.


Coolest.Building.In.The.Isles.


Even industrial waste can be pretty. (Crey's Folly)


Another of my "bird-things"... Asa'davi guards the Chantry


Don't look away. Don't even blink. O_O


Gargoyle (Cap au Diable)


Random greenery (First Ward)


Gummy monsters! (So-named because when I was mostly-solo leveling her, Kestrel went through summonable Shivans like candy-)


Hadrian... who also guards the Chantry


The Locks in Cap au Diable


I miss the Seed. :(


Rough times in Imperial City


Longbow obviously takes their name seriously. o_0
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 10:20:09 PM »
Screens for the screen gods!


He looks like he belongs there...


"Omnomnomnom," says Hamidon's monster.


Mercy, at a distance


He could build mole-machines, armies of automatons and one very cool Pandora Machine... and yet Nemesis never figured out corner railings. o_0


One of the new Council maps that would have been released with i24


A night widow is always up to no good...


Inside the Overbrook dam


Paragon Waterworks (Crey's Folly)


The path to the Afterlife? (Echo Dark Astoria)


Hello there, Posi.


One guess where I left Beans, my little radioactive stink-bug....


Just another endless sunny afternoon in ancient Rome


Sally believes! (... In taking short-cuts when she thinks no one is looking. <_<)


Scrappy and his Grunge-groupies


** Insert some comment about "happy little trees" here **


I loved smashing Seedlings. They made such a great SPLUTCH sound when you splattered them...
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 10:22:02 PM »

Did I mention that I miss this guy? :(


Sonic fences (First Ward)


One of the staues in Dark Astoria


The temple


It was hard to get a look at these guys close-up... The Unseelie


Twilight of Industry? (Crey's Folly)


Sometimes there really is light at the end of the tunnel...


The Westerman building (First Ward)


Never let it be said that ours wasn't the single most COLORFUL game in the history of MMOs.


I love that the Witches Marks in Croatoa were made of brooms...


Arachnos street-artist?


Stick-Cat and Fuzzball (aka Juno-the-catgirl-staff-scrap and Recollection-the-warshade)


The Dev Dungeon under Grandville


Founder's Falls


Someone seems to have been going for their WST badges.... "Task Force grinder", indeed. XD


Even villains need some quiet time away from the rat-race.


I'd look grim too if I were a giant statue on an island surrounded by seagulls. o_0


Karasu, heading home.


Suspended and Hanano, the Giant Monster-huntering Masterminds... with Waldo-the-bot
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013, 10:23:33 PM »

A counterpoint to the picture of Karasu... Mist in Moonlight, heading out.


Neutropolis, from mid-town Imperial


"I didn't do it! Yeah, I'm a siren, and yeah, I'm standing here on this rock... But not every single ship-wreck in this game is MY fault!"


Nova Praetoria


I don't care what anyone says about Praetoria being a waste of dev time and resources, or a poorly-balanced ghost-town or what-ever. Imperial was a beautiful city zone and I'm glad they made it.


Just another road to nowhere...


Shade's favorite dive... I have the feeling she probably tried to drag poor Raymond there more than once, just to snicker over the name.


Like I said, it was a pretty city...


While I know they're supposed to be palms, they still always reminded me of pineapples...


Anyone for an STF?


Okay, how about some sushi?
A *lot* of sushi....


A bridge too far... (... for my draw-distance to render. >_>)


Mercy Island


Every clock face was set to a different time.


Evil should be getting worried... (Principle and Palrah, doing that "Angelic thing")


My Nemissary (a Dark defender-) could afford to be fearless. I think he might have been harder to kill than a couple of my tanks by the time he was finished. o_0


Standing guard (Indy)


Same bridge. Different light.
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013, 10:29:32 PM »

I'll admit it. I never understood why so many people loved King's Row so much.


Blue Steel's prototype of the "I'm a Contact" Mario-coins was a little over-done.


The "Matrix Room" under Peregrine Island


Something old, something new... (Mercy Island)


Moon over Terra Volta


"Okay, okay! You guys can keep the candy cane... Sheeze."


Malaise. Trying to run away like some kind'a big baby


Pamina, one of the birds who stayed behind with Silos and the Menders


That expression does not say "Proud" to me... It says "Great. I'm about to be flattened by some player's bright pink cat-girl."


The Widow's Tower


Just your average spikey-thing... Palrah in Rularuu form.


Who says you can't be a top dog in high heels and an evening gown?


Two Towers?


A screen from our last Liberty Underground run...


Archery is all the rage, it seems... o_0


There's just something weird about setting a submarine on fire...


Kephren the siren admits that she may have been responsible for that one...


It's hard to be proud when you're being bounced around like a hackey sack.


From the most annoying "kill all" ever... The Clockwork-infested factory
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 10:33:46 PM »

Every time I ran the clone mission, I tried to race the timer to get down to the portal room. Summer Moon, a claws scrap, was the only one of my crew who ever made it.


I'd cower too after seeing what a KinMelee stalker could do to crystals and rock monsters. o_0


Dogfight in Nerva


Dollface was a terrible housekeeper... and had a bad habit of ripping the eyes off of all of her paintings.


Assigned to Primeva


Flooded Office (First Ward)


Green was a much better color for warehouses.


Though I didn't play with him very often, there really was a player character version of Grey Kestrel's Adept companion, Red Cardinal...


"Think he'll make it?"
  "Not a chance..."
Shade and Slarrah, watching some hapless traveler navigate the Chantry's gravity geysers.


There were an awful lot of shipwrecks in our game, as it turns out...


Midnighter's Club


More Midnighter's


The temple in modern times


Nerva


Shade and her fellow New Praetorians... I loved that Alec was a Bots Mastermind with clockworks. XD


The sea north of Thorn Island


Sundry was clearly taking our mission to embarrass Statesman seriously. XD


Say aahhhhh...


Well dust.
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2013, 10:38:03 PM »

"I hope you do not expect me to clean up this mess."


Thorn Island


Tiger, tiger burning bright... I'm told everyone eventually builds an energy blaster. It just took waiting for the right bits to build a battle-mech for me to get in on it. Tao Tiger was another one I didn't get to finish.


Under Overbrook


The only proper use for a rainbow path aura... Star Dasher, my Robot Unicorn Attack brute. XD


"And WHAT, exactly, do you expect me to do with these things?" 


The Avatar's tunnel (Last Bastion)


In jail. Again.


Ty'ree had such a crush on DJ...


Ouro on fire


A proud member of the "Yes, your tank is a fluffy little schoolgirl" club.


Death Surge


It wasn't a graceful landing...


The Eternal Prison (Night Ward)


From the Earth...


... To the Moon


Landlords hate renting buildings to Hellions


Infected warehouse (Last Bastion)


Itsy, bitsy spider


"We all know how this is going to end... Just let me zark the creep now and get it over with."


Last Bastion


Old Atlas city hall
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2013, 10:43:45 PM »
Almost there!


The last map on Earth, or at least the map where one of my crew had to have a pointed discussion with a guy who claimed to be the last person on Earth...


Even a Time-guy has to wait around in Terra Volta


You just know there's a layer cake room at the end of that tunnel...


Even the subway tunnels were spooky in Night Ward


Talon cave by candle-light


What Kestrel called "The best toy EVER!"... I still don't believe they actually let our red-siders keep that thing. But I'm glad they did. Kes wasn't looking forward to losing her boat. XD


Boxes. Of SCIENCE!


Still the best Oranbegan map...


But I really loved the Underground map, too.


All he really wants is a hug


Katie's cave, or "If I get caught on ONE MORE ROOT somebody's gonna die!"


Lambda, looking for 15.


Magic by firelight


A rare red-side map... President Marchand's office.


Neutropolis


Nobody likes Shivans.
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2013, 10:46:19 PM »

I wonder if that mace has a built-in remote for the jumbotron... <_<


Rikti map


The ruins of Galaxy City


We really did spend a lot of time in caves...


Then again, I'm told the quickest path to saving the world ALWAYS leads right through the sewers.


At least our caves had some variety.


Poor Eddie. He couldn't even catch a break from the orbs.


Little shotgun houses in Lambda Sector (Neutropolis)


That sinking feeling...


Skyraider's Base


Anybody seen Baby New Year? I seem to have lost the little spud somewhere... <_<


The Spore Halls


He still just wants a hug.


Subway Station


Tower in Blue


War Witch


Tyrant's Cave


Tower in Grey


Underground


Details...
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2013, 10:48:28 PM »

Just a girl and her snowbeast.


The haunted house's equally zombie-infested backyard.


"We'll hit those Hellions first BECAUSE I SAID SO." (Winter Sky sometimes handled her role as a tank a lot like she handled her role as a mom. XD)


The "big room" in the Elysion base really was.


A "blue side" pillbox (Recluse's Victory)


CANDY!


Can you hear the yodeling?


Drydock (Port Oakes)


I was always surprised that some enterprising villain didn't cut those power lines... 'Seems like a delightfully easy way to shut down Peregrine Island.


The engine room of the Mitscher. It worried Kes a little that she never saw any members of the crew down there.


I always wondered what kind of thing the "Flying V" company produced... I really want to believe it was Nemesis' front company for the manufacture of steam ponies.


Whisper, keeping a watchful eye from the shadows.


There just HAD to be a story behind this thing... You know there did...


** hums 'Bad Moon Rising' **


The statues in Recluse's Victory really took a beating.


There really ought to have been creepy red eyes in those windows from the outside, too.
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2013, 10:51:32 PM »
And with this batch, the two threads are caught up!
I'll post a whole new, fresh batch here and for the Ouphs tomorrow.


"Change my costume? In this thing? .... No way. Not happening."


**Imagine a clip of the portal noise here**


Like I said, Nemesis' toys have style. In any incarnation.


Longbow cataphract (Recluse's Victory)


Lonely Hero
(I have no idea who he was... I just came across him perched on that rail in a dark corner of Pocket D while I was taking location screens of the club. He and Ke'khali were the only player characters there at the time.)


Lookout (Peregrine Island)


Ah, memories... First to the Vault, then on to smash every single breakable object in Peregrine.


Best. Machine. Ever.


I never saw anyone actually using the arenas, but they were pretty buildings.


Perez Park


Perez Park lions


Port Oakes


"Yeah! I'm still the greatest! Even though I got toppled over by some Brute..."


The portal to Recluse's Victory


Ravi calculates the aerodynamic properties of a level 1 Hellion


"I know you're going to throw my helmet at me. Just get it over with so we can move on to the 'I meant to do that' bit."


Zombies are not great housekeepers, either.


So *that's* where Kes left her boat...


Torchlight


Recluse must have found a great sale on banners...


Trilogy's valley
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2013, 01:38:41 AM »
Where was this building?  Was it where Drea used to be?  If so, I guess I never stepped back to take a look at it.
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2013, 02:09:12 AM »
It's in Port Oakes... I'm not sure about Drea. It's been so long since I had her as contact on anyone that I don't have a good recollection of where she was.
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2013, 08:00:45 AM »

"Think he'll make it?"
  "Not a chance..."
Shade and Slarrah, watching some hapless traveler navigate the Chantry's gravity geysers.

I'll have you know that Snow Panther (my level 50 Cold/Ice Defender with Super Speed and Super Jump) made it all the way from Firebase Zulu to The Storm Palace once. :P Granted her own travel powers made using the gravity geysers a bit easier... but still.  I was always proud of being able to run her all the way in, especially since ICly she was my supergroup's scout.  Just made sense she would go to the farthest reaches.

Edit: And on the topic of the building. I saw that building rather often and not once did it occur to me that it was built out of a ship...  But looking at your screenshot it's so blatantly obvious.  I didn't spend very much time redside. >.>
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2013, 05:35:33 PM »
Most of my crew were questionable at best with the geysers... but then, the ones I took into the Shard were all fliers, so I never really had to learn to depend on them to get around. I just used them once in awhile for fun.  ;D


The Chantry


It wasn't until I was working on this screenshot that I realized the little animal riding with the witch isn't a cat... It's a bunny.


Another case of "dramatic stalker is dramatic"...


"Safeguard or Mayhem?"


Saint Martial boardwalk


Bridge to a bad neighborhood


The Pit


Chimera crashes the Atlas Park Rally
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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2013, 06:01:36 PM »

Carnival Tents in Saint Martial


Death to Pylons!


You're here and the smell is awful. But that never stopped you before.


Fort of Freaks


Lots of Freaks


You could go by land...


Or you could get there by sea...


Either way, you're going to end up in the casino.


Standing around with their mouths open, they look like the choir practice from hell. o_0


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Re: Seems like as good a spot as any for these Screens...
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2013, 07:06:37 PM »

This picture has a soundtrack. (That was my favorite location music in the entire game, and no small part of the reason why I chose the Jackpot neighborhood in Saint Martial as Kestrel and Cardinal's "home base".)


It was fun setting Rikti on fire


'Way, WAY too many legs there


It was a bad day for the Lord of Winter


More mining


MSR forming! Send tell for invite! (... I wish. :( )


Kestrel liked to bring friends along


Still golden


These little guys were just... bizarre
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