IntPiPoMo: The Stable, Part Two

It’s time now for part two of my run-down of (some of) my MMO characters for International Picture Posting Month.

If you’re just joining us, make sure to catch up with part one, and as always, remember you can click the images to view them full size.

26: Bosmer sorcerer, Elder Scrolls Online

My Bosmer sorcerer in Elder Scrolls Online27: Dunmer templar, Elder Scrolls Online

My Dunmer templar in Elder Scrolls Online28: Altmer warden, Elder Scrolls Online

My Altmer warden in Elder Scrolls Online29: Khajiit dragonknight, Elder Scrolls Online

My Khajiit dragonknight in Elder Scrolls Online30: Breton nightblade, Elder Scrolls Online

My Breton nightblade in Elder Scrolls Online31: Norn thief, Guild Wars 2

My Norn thief in Guild Wars 232: Human warrior, Guild Wars 2

My human warrior in Guild Wars 233: Norn mesmer, Guild Wars 2

My Norn mesmer in Guild Wars 234: Romulan tactical officer, Star Trek Online

My Romulan in Star Trek Online35: Andorian science officer, Star Trek Online

My Andorian in Star Trek Online36: Klingon engineer, Star Trek Online

My Klingon in Star Trek Online37: Drow hunter ranger, Neverwinter

My Drow hunter ranger in Neverwinter38: Half-elf oathbound paladin, Neverwinter

My Half-elf oathbound paladin in Neverwinter39: Tiefling scourge warlock, Neverwinter

My Tiefling scourge warlock in Neverwinter40: Whatever the hell this thing is, Landmark

My character in Landmark41: Castithan, Defiance

My Castithan in Defiance42: Division agent, The Division

My character in The Division43: Aqua Elf paladin, Bless Online

My Aqua Elf paladin in Bless Online44: Maewha, Black Desert Online

My maewha in Black Desert Online45: Mental villain, DC Universe Online

My villain character in DC Universe Online46: Ice hero, DC Universe Online

My hero character in DC Universe Online47: Blade, Champions Online

My character in Champions Online48: Assassin, Riders of Icarus

My assassin in Riders of Icarus49: Asmodian ranger, Aion

My Asmodae ranger in Aion50: Asmodian gunslinger, Aion

My Asmodae gunslinger in AionThe really amazing thing is this still isn’t the full list of all my MMO characters from down through the years, though it does at least include all of the noteworthy ones I have significant history with. There are several that didn’t make the cut, either because I ran out of space, or because I’ve hardly ever played them, or because I’ve already posted all the shots I have of them. I made sure all these are shots I haven’t posted before so they would still qualify for IntPiPoMo.

At least, I’m sure none of them have been posted on Superior Realities before. I can’t promise some haven’t appeared on MMO Bro. I wonder how that affects their eligibility? Hmm…

Buying Decisions: Overwatch and Black Desert

The past few days have seen a couple of game sales tempting me.

Artica, warrior-priestess of SielFirst, Steam offered Black Desert for a measly $6. Now, I have no real interest in this game. I tried it, was underwhelmed, and promptly moved on.

But that character creator, though. I had a blast recreating all sorts of characters from my writing, and there were many more I would have liked to get to. So in the end that seemed worth $6 to me. It’s probably the worst reason to spend money on an MMO ever, but here we are.

I’m not in a massive rush, but you can probably expect to see more Black Desert-spawned recreations of my characters at some point. They’ve expanded the character customization options, especially for male characters, so the list of characters I can faithfully duplicate should be greater now. I want to try for a better rendition of Tyrom.

One wrinkle is that it’s apparently impossible to use an old Black Desert account on Steam. You need to start a new one. But I’m not really planning to actually play the game, so it doesn’t really matter if my original account and its associated progress is lost.

Meanwhile, Overwatch.

The free weekend has now wrapped up. Overall, I had a lot more fun this time than in any of my previous stints with the game. As I said in my last post, the Total Mayhem mode is a vast improvement over the standard gameplay.

I earn Play of the Game while using the Junker D.Va skin in OverwatchEven so, I managed to talk myself out of buying it. It’s just too shallow of an experience to justify spending time and money on when there’s so much I want to play. These days, simply being fun isn’t always a good enough reason for me to play a game. I prefer to focus on games that stimulate my mind or emotions. Give me a good story or some really fascinating gameplay. Or ideally both.

Before the weekend wrapped up, I was able to earn enough credits to buy the legendary D.Va skin I got in beta before the account wipe (which is also my favourite skin in the game), and I also got lucky and had the Symmetra anniversary skin drop.

I’m not sure why this pleases me, considering I’m not sure when I’ll even play the game again. But somehow it does.