Last month, I discussed how much I enjoyed participating in the Best View in SWTOR contest. I had an excellent time exploring the galaxy and taking a snap shot or two. Yesterday the winners were announced, and although none of my submissions were selected, I thought I should at least share them here.
First, however, I want wish a hearty congratulations to all the winners! I can see why each landscape was chosen and I look forward to putting their decorations on display in my strongholds.
As for my entries, I won’t waste your time with much commentary. If I’m being honest, I think most if not all of the winning submissions are superior to my own. Still, I am happy with my efforts. My favorite snapshot from my batch is the Zakuul oasis, but I can see how it is probably not an iconic view of the planet. I am also fond of the Tython and Tatooine landscapes. The Ord Mantell picture took some patience. Because of phasing issues, it seems the Smuggler’s ship is only visible to players in the outside world when someone else is just starting the Smuggler’s class story, the rest of the time the landing bay is empty. I had to be quick with the screenshot button when the ship phased into view! And, finally, yes, my Makeb vista was snapped in almost exactly the same spot near the infamous Makeb datacron as the winner’s. Great minds think alike!
If your submissions are online somewhere, let me know, I’d love to see them!
There are many more worlds to visit, and I hope Bioware revisits this type of contest in the future.
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This contest, just like This Week in Aurabesh, reminds me to slow down and look around at the vast, rich and detailed ‘verse BW has created. There is much more to see, than I generally take time to see while running at full tilt trying to keep up with whomever I’m running a mission with.
I have always been a bit baffled that some people hate the graphics in SWTOR. I have always thought the game was gorgeous. Nice screenshots anyway!