In the last issue, I had asked players to submit screenshots that showed interesting things they had encountered or just simply showed what it is they enjoy about MMOs. Here are some of the most interesting images I received. Below each image, I have included the description that was given by the person who submitted it. You can submit images of your own on the last page of this article.

The guild Ancient Vengeance pre-raid time in the Cazic Thule instance. We're casting our buffs and getting ready for the 7-8 hour long haul. (Yes, that's how long that raid can last.)

Korina Noctiferre


we were bored one day and started thinking about Redridge and how the whole area is basically farmland. We got to thinking farther and decided that it would be a blast to get dressed in Blue coveralls and russet hats and go smack lowbies with fishing poles, brooms, shovels, blacksmith's hammers, and pitchforks. This turned into a weekly event with many people going and gearing up when the higher lvl's started showing up to defend the town. It eventually got so out of hand that one guy put Fiery enchant (worth about 50 gold) on his shovel. Anyway heres a group photo of us in the process of gathering for the raid.

Farmers Unite raid


My guild mates find it interesting that I take screenshots every time I level up. To me, it's like a birthday party; you take pictures to capture the moment.

Aeiou of Aurora Spirits


Running into the cathedral in Stormwind (WoW) I nearly collided with a guild initiation ceremony. The initiates had come to a point in their guild career when they had earnt the right to a guild tabbard. After watching a moment, I completed my quest and left quietly, thinking that I didn't want to disturb them. However it had a great impact on me - I thought I was privaliged to have seen such RP in action, 6 or 7 people meeting in a virtual cathedral to proudly accept their guild tabbard and congratulate the new members. Coming from a D&D background, I've always liked the RP side of the game, but this has inspired me to role play more. Very moving.



This is very important to me because it's my new guild breaking the castle of my old guild. I left because of their corrupt leader... and winning this castle from them means a lot to me.

Lucca Ashtear


An invasion in Ironforge of the Argent Dawn RP realm by players from the Blackrock PvP realm. The Blackrock players created a swarm of naked Gnome characters to "protest" stability issues with their server (it was down at the time.) Many of the players spammed channels such as Yell and General with messages either ridiculing roleplayers, espousing their dislike for Blizzard, or with pure nonsense; others quietly hopped around the city. The invading players even created a guild called BLACKROCK EXILES which nearly all of the players involved joined. Some time during the event a train of protesters formed and I decided to follow them around "in costume" and silently observe. A large number of native Argent Dawn players attempted to "fight back" by submitting complaints to GMs, and many Warlocks attempted to summon Infernals to kill the invading Gnomes. Eventually the Blackrock server came back online and the protesters began to disappear.



This is my favorite City of Villains character, the Desperate Housewife. She is the technology mastermind class and has a number of robots she controls plus a secondary powerset of poison. This all plays well into her backstory, which is that she tinkered with her household appliances and cleaning products to develop her terrible powers.



I'm looking to gather some more visual data points of all the interesting social phenomema happening in MMOs. If you have any screenshots that fall into the following categories, please consider submitting them. Any images you submit will be credited to you if they are ever displayed on The Daedalus Project.

In particular, I am looking for the following kinds of images:

- Player Gatherings: protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc.
- Guild / Avatar Portraits: images of your guild (posed or not), or well-composed screenshots of your avatar
- Raid / PvP Combat: well-composed screenshots that show the chaos and intensity of raids or PvP combat.
- Strange Bugs: like the recent WoW Plague
- Others: any other screenshots that you think are interesting but don't fall into a category above.

Please send your screenshot as a JPG file. Screenshots that are well-composed and where the interface elements are hidden are much appreciated. Please note that there is a file size limit of 800k per image.

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