Screenshot of the Week #6 (Blaugust #16)

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This week’s Screenshot of the Week is a shot of my lovely sylvari mesmer from Guild Wars 2. With all of the changes recently, I’ve been wanting to get back into the game and give it a go, see what’s new with the expansion Heart of Thorns fast approaching.

I admit, like many others I’m finding the changes to skills pretty overwhelming and confusing, not to mention the fact that I always found my mesmer a little complicated! But unlike most games, I’m able to drop into GW2 and run around the countryside exploring, and still level up. My mesmer got from level 55 to almost level 70 with the use of a few Tomes of Knowledge and working on some zone completion with T’s warrior.

While I have no intentions of making GW2 my MMO home, it’s fun to jump into every now and then, and I find it really relaxing! The dungeons are challenging when you do the explorable versions of them, but they’re also entertaining with a group of fun people. I do miss the “holy trinity” of classes, but at least it means you don’t have to wait around for a tank or healer to get a group as well!

Screenshot of the Week #5 (Blaugust #9)

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I always do a Screenshot of the Week on a Sunday (read: when I remember), and I didn’t want that to be any different with Blaugust. Even though I forgot last week. Shut up.

But this week’s Screenshot of the Week is, of course, from Elite: Dangerous, which I have loved for a while but had taken a break from. It’s a screenshot taken to show off my pretty new HUD colours since I deleted my last one by mistake, and wanted to make it a more blue-toned purple anyway, and at the precise moment I took the screenshot to share, I happened to also capture a beautiful “sunrise” moment on the planet in front of me.

This game continues to astound me with its beauty every day, and at the same time remind me that this is our universe. That our universe, our very galaxy, is gorgeous.

Thank you for that, Frontier Developments.

Screenshot of the Week #4 (ARK: Survival Evolved)

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This week’s screenshot of the week is an image of me riding my newly tamed raptor, Violet, in ARK: Survival Evolved. I’ve been spending a huge amount of time playing ARK and am enjoying my time taming dinosaurs, exploring, and building everything. It’s a ton of fun, and I’m actually surprisingly enjoying the fact that there are only two of us playing together, like we’re two lone survivors battling the elements! (And dinosaurs, of course!)

In case you missed it, here’s my First Impressions review of ARK: Survival Evolved! I definitely recommend it to any fans of the survival genre, particularly if you like dinosaurs.

Screenshot of the Week #3 (FFXIV)

028This week’s Screenshot of the Week (yeah I know, I haven’t done them for a while!) is an FFXIV selfie to show off my Au Ra’s new look. In case you couldn’t tell, I’ve been really enjoying playing Heavensward lately and a lot of my gaming time has gone into it. This is my Bard, currently level 60 and item level 168 or so. Got a long way to go, and Alexander is coming out this week, eep!

I will probably continue tweaking my Au Ra’s appearance for a while, and I haven’t 100% settled on Raen but I think it’s where I want to be. The white scales are really pretty, and I love the naming conventions, even if I’m not a roleplayer.

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Screenshot of the Week: Thumbs up in Saints Row IV!

This week’s Screenshot of the Week is from the beginning of Saints Row IV, which I started this weekend co-op with T. I’ve had a soft spot for Saints Row since trying the third game and realising it had everything I loved about Grand Theft Auto games, but with a healthy dose of surrealism, and it didn’t take itself too seriously. Or, in most cases, seriously at all.

In the fourth game, which has been out for rather a long while (shame on me), you become the President of the United States, and have to fight off an alien attack. The screenshot above is from the opening few moments, and I don’t even want to spoil what happens there because it’s really worth playing through to find out.

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Screenshot of the Week: My friend Iolet Wayland's character in FFXIV.

From now on, each Sunday I will be posting a Screenshot of the Week, much like my previous Screenshot Sunday posts. The difference will be that I will only be highlighting one screenshot, along with a description of the image!

This week’s SotW is of my friend Lina’s character in Final Fantasy XIV, a Scholar by the name of Iolet Wayland on the Odin server. I’m highlighting this screenshot because I’ve been working on screenshot editing and signatures for my Free Company, and was pretty happy with the result here! Iolet is one of our main healers in Cake, our Free Company, and her character is one of my fellow miqo’te!

I’m still working on my technique for screenshot editing and will be continuing to refine the process. Ultimately though I’m really happy with the colours in this one, and hope I can transfer that into other game screenshots.