Thanks for visiting - Crew Skills has retired! If you'd like to catch up with what I'm playing and writing lately, check out Siha Games!, my general MMO and gaming blog.

20 November 2011 3 Comments

Sunday Shinies

Let’s take a break from the big heavy content-laden guides so I can show you some of the pretty pictures that have been sitting in my bulging screenshots folder for a month or so! Click the thumbnail to see the full-sized wallpaper, or right-click to download.

Hutta This is Hutta. Pretty, isn’t it? If you’re thinking “over-industrialised toxic wasteland”, you’re not far off. But at least it’s a pretty wasteland.

 

Kaas City, Dromund Kaas The capital of the Empire is starkly beautiful, with skies full of omnipresent storm clouds as an appropriately atmospheric backdrop.

 

Balmorra Poor Balmorra is sadly war-torn, with perennial conflict between the Imperial-backed planetary government and the Republic-backed rebels. They’ve been going so long there’s barely anything left to fight for.

 

In a quest instance... I’m not going to tell you where this was — but it wasn’t pretty.

 

Nar Shaddaa Nar Shaddaa fancies itself a cosmopolitan playground for the rich and powerful. In fact, it’s amazingly corrupt and crime-ridden, from the street to the clouds.

 

Dogfighting in Space There are more stunning vistas in space than you’d think. Unfortunately, gazing raptly at them gets you shot down even faster than usual.

 

More to come, I hope, once I’ve sorted through more of my stashed images! I took waaaay too many screenshots, I can tell you.

3 Responses to “Sunday Shinies”

  1. Skarrde 20 November 2011 at 10:54 #

    How did you get these? Do you have a program running? Tried to find a key in game for it like in WOW but no luck.

    • Siha 20 November 2011 at 11:07 #

      I used fraps; it’s got a screenshot ability as well as video capture. I had the same issue with lack of an in-game keybind, though the prevailing theory seemed to be that that might be a beta limitation to curb the number of beta leaks and NDA-breakages.

  2. Siha 11 December 2011 at 13:32 #

    I should note, incidentally, that these were taken in beta builds where antialiasing had been disabled – thus, the occasional jaggies.


Leave a Reply