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Rift Photojournal (You’re All Going To Be So Sick Of Staring At My Character’s Butt)

April 14, 2011

Hi, my name is MMOGC and I’m a screenshot addict. And as you may have noticed, the world of Rift is a very beautiful place. Put the first and the second together, and after a couple months what you get is a screenshot folder that’s upwards of 4gb.

It’s mind-boggling even to me, really, to see the thousands of images I’ve captured over the past few weeks. Needless to say, it’s time to prune out the crap…because quite honestly, most of it is crap. My trigger happy fingers will hit the PRNT SCRN key (sometimes repeatedly in quick succession) whenever I see anything that even remotely catches my eye. The more interesting and prettier ones, though, I would like to share here.

One of the better ones I took in Stonefield. That zone is no where near one of my favorites in terms of looks. Personally, I find it very dreary. Every time I go there, it seems to be raining! Or is that the natural state of things, “working as intended”?

I tend to go back to the lowbie zones a lot, to explore and to hunt for artifacts. On one of my adventures, I came across this donut rock somewhere on the coast of Freemarch. But “Donut Rock” is such a crappy name for such a pretty pic, let’s go with something more emo and artsy like “Azure Dream”. My outfit matches too!

Another one from a recent venture back to Freemarch. I’m rather ambivalent towards night/day cycles in games, though sometimes it’s a little annoying when you want to take a nice screenshot and everything is obscured in darkness during nighttime. I am, however, very happy with this shot. If the cycles had been realtime, I would never have woken up early enough to see this.

You know you’re a screenshot addict when you get so busy and involved trying to get the perfect angle for a pic, that the next thing you know you’re falling off some huge cliff or really tall building to your death. Yep, after 5 seconds after I took this shot, that’s exactly what happened.

Almost the same deal here…the only difference was, I survived the drop, ha! This was taken around the border of Scarwood Reach and Stillmoor; I was trying to get to the latter zone and had to take to the mountains because the “right” path there was crawling with icky Guardians.

I just love to get right up and say hello.

I mentioned before that I think Shimmersand (I always slip when I try to say that out loud) is one of the more beautiful zones. Its appearance on the map is deceiving, because one would think it’s just another desert like the Droughtlands. On the contrary, Shimmersand is dotted with lush oases and tented settlements. It can be very colorful.

I guess a lot of people bought the Collector’s Edition…

One of my favorite screenies by far, and I only took it last night. Blue Kae happened to be in my group during this guild run of Runic Descent, and at one point, he sent me a tell: “Taking a lot of screenshots?” You know it.