I’ve always been enamored by the Orr zones in Guild Wars 2. It portrays the whole “epic civilization that was lost” feeling so well. At nearly any point I can turn around and see the ruins of a humongous structure. Trying to imagine it as it once was feels impossible. It feels like I cannot fully appreciate that-which-once-was.
Jeromai is trying to evoke this feeling through an excellent series of posts. Edgar Allen Poe’s The City in the Sea is accompanied by dozens of great landscape shots by Jeromai. It is very well done, and Jeromai’s technique in getting all those landscape shots is quite good given the lack of a first-person landscape camera.
Another Guild Wars 2 fan took a bunch of his favorite screenshots, ran them through Adobe After Effects, and turned out a very peaceful, 2.5D movie. It’s called Moments Suspended in Time. JamesPBUK added a ton of great effects. I would love to see more of this, but with perhaps a wider character selection. I am surprised that more After Effects-loaded pictures haven’t been created by fans given all the 2.5D cinematics in game.
In other news, there’s only a few more days to get those entries in to win a ArenaNet-signed CE of Guild Wars 2. Once the clock says February 10th, that’s it.