This post by Ixobelle prompted me to dig back through some of my gaming screen shots. I found some screen captures from my old Guild Wars days that triggered off some good memories, so I thought I would share:
This screen shot is of Melf and I winning Random Arenas. I was Monking and Melf was running some super DPS Assassin build. What is significant about this is that two people on our team rage quit before the match even began. It was just Melf and I versus 4 other players. The other team had a good Monk, and it was no easy battle. We ended up beating them after 6 minutes of possibly the greatest RA match I have ever played. Melf's comment at the end was appropriate:
"Can you say pwnt?"
Taking the Hall of Heroes
This was the first time I ever took Hall of Heroes. My guild at the time was 'Premade Paladins [Mend]'. It was a very strong guild made up of 11 players, and taking Halls later became a common occurrence. This capture is significant because it was the first time we ever achieved something great as a guild.
The Peak of Greatness
This is both a happy and sad memory. The screeny is of the highest guild rank attained by my guild. We were eighth in the world, which is no easy achievement. We got there by running a severely broken Smiting-Thumper build. You can also see my character doing a rather embarrassing Bambi emote. I think I was the lowest ranked in the guild... ah good times...
Unfortunately the guild disbanded not long after this screen shot was taken. When you start doing well, everyone wants to contribute their own two cents. Without proper leadership in-fighting ensures, and it's a death spiral from there on in. As they say: 'What goes up, must come down'. I never joined another serious guild again after this (in any MMO). It's hard taking steps backward when you were once so great. I guess that's what screen shots are for, so that you never forget the good times :)
I remember capturing many other great gaming moment's but they were lost through the years as I've sold and upgraded my computers. A bit sad I guess, but all the more reason to print them out and store them. Thanks Ix for the trip down memory lane ;)