For this first installment of screenshots for the 2019 edition of International Picture Posting Month, I’m going to present some of my favourite city views from various MMORPGs.
Cities are almost always a major hub or quest giver location in MMORPGs, but they can also be so much more. They can be a major setting for gameplay, where earth shattering events take place or major plots unravel.
1) Minas Tirith, Lord of the Rings Online
This city is enormous in scale and complexity – even having two variants based on the progression of the main storyline. It’s iconic, grandious and a great setting for important story action.
2) Corsucant, Star Wars the Old Republic
Of several city-planets, I opted to feature Coruscant as it’s deeply embedded in my time spent in Star Wars the Old Republic. It’s a great and varied set of city zones.
3) New Halas, Everquest 2
My main character started on this island and still makes his home here, it’s a city I’ve spent a lot of time crafting, banking and bartering in. This city is more than any other my home from home in Norrath.
4) Mournhold, Elder Scrolls Online
The moody and often misty Dunmer city of Mournhold is my favourite of the many major settlements in Elder Scrolls Online. It’s an easy city to navigate for practical purposes and I rather like the Dark Elf aesthetic in this game.
5) Rata Sum, Guild Wars 2
Another game that has a few candidate cities, some more popular than others. But I’ll always be an Asura fan in this game, so their starter city of Rata Sum is my chosen screenshot.
6) Thunder’s Bluff, World of Warcraft
Although World of Warcraft has many cities to chose from, not least the twice recycled floating city of Dalaran, I think the verticality and perilously perched nature of Thunder’s Bluff always impressed me. Before flying was added this city was rather impractical to base characters in, but so very atmospheric nonetheless.
7) Stormreach, Dungeons & Dragons Online
Although it’s not on my roster of active games at the moment, as a bonus picture I have to include Stormreach from Dungeons & Dragons Online because I love the feel of the city recreated in this MMO.
Count for IntPiPoMo 10/50.