Reader Crazyrabbit63 (probably not his real name) sent in this WildStar picture to kickstart our fun this week: "This is my Chua, BuzzCracker, sitting in his kiddie pool and relaxing after a long day of hunting Exiles across Nexus. After a few minutes in the water, BuzzCracker realized he had too many Spicy Jabbits for lunch!"
If diminutive pools aren't your thing, we've got the excitement of both Hell and singing mushrooms after the break!
"This is a screenshot taken of a few of my cabalmates and me outside of the Overlook Motel in Savage Coast, one of the early zones in the game," Elania wrote. "I did not set out to get any screenshots when taking this one. We were in the middle of a roleplaying event actually, and when I panned my camera around, it just turned out too perfect and the result was this, the best of them. This really epitomizes that zone for me: The lighting gives it an atmosphere and a character all of its own."
"I'm in love with the whole pre-searing area," Chiara wrote, "it's so peaceful and well-fleshed out. The melodies, the NPCs and their daily worries, the infamous uncharmable rabbit, little Gwen -– all of these elements come together nicely and are the reason that I felt at home straight away. Yet the moment you step foot in the Northlands, it really dawns on you that peace on your side of the Wall isn't going to last. What you've been experiencing isn't but the lull before the storm, and as you get further from the Great Wall, the sky becomes cloudy, and from clear-blue it becomes angry-red. There's this feeling of foreboding, of doom that the zone conveys so well. It screams, 'Everything you know and love is going to burn.' From time to time, I still visit the Northlands with my Legendary Defender of Ascalon Mesmer, start Tartini's Devil's Trill, and just let it play there.
"This is Jipp, the Halfling Troubadour," the eponymous author submitted. "When he isn't feasting on Jum Jum pie, he enjoys strolling through his favourite zone, Oakmyst Forest, while playing music for the locals."
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