Have you taken any screenshots that were opportunities from a death? Have you ever died because you were taking a screenshot? Share the shot(s)!
While I’m sure this has happened to me more than a few times >_> tonight I’ll share the first few that come to mind. I won’t include times I went into anima form in The Secret World on purpose, either. ^^
1. It’s a long way down.
I used to be very active on the VGA Minecraft server. While these shots may not look very impressive, remember that the server was vanilla, hence no flying or flying camera. When I wanted a good screenshot of some of my taller builds, I had to do the ol’ super high dirt block tower. Even though this was before the ceiling was raised, that was plenty far enough to be a problem. I fell off and died enough times that I started bringing limited inventory while going on photo shoots. (Trivia! The treehouse-looking build? That was my attempt at The Inn Of the Last Home, from the Dragonlance books. The kitchen even has a trapdoor.)
2. Last chance at Flappy
As a leadup to opening the Tokyo portal, The Secret World gave us the Whispering Tide event. Phase 3 of this event included an instanced open raid boss fight. The portal to this fight opened every 3 hours, 40 players could enter each instance, and players had 30 minutes to get in before it would close again. There were actually two bosses in the raid. On a platform above was a giant, slightly spiderish creature know as She Who Crawls Outside, but the main event was the Bird of the Zero Point Pathogen.
It took next to no time for the players to nickname it, “Flappy.”
In any case, this was a one time only event, something that would never be repeated. So, naturally, during the final one (there was another instance at the same time, but the last one I could get into) I decided I needed some screenshots. Based on that lovely attack I’m smack in the center of, this was probably one of the shots that ended in my death. (I’m still sad I didn’t think to turn off the UI, for the record!)
3. Well, this is rather undignified.
TSW again, this time I zigged when I should have zagged while fighting a demon. Nothing too exciting until I saw that I had apparently died with my head in a bucket. Lovely. 😛