"This was my first jumping puzzle in Guild Wars 2," Reader Chiara said. "You don't forget those things. I was all excited when I found a secret passage -- I wasn't even aware of the existence of jumping puzzles back then -- and as luck would have it, I found one of the toughest ones. Of course. My character is always camera-ready, as you can see -- even when she's plunging to her death. I think she was trying to wave, actually."
What happened next? In my mind, she'll always be falling, falling. Well, we all might as well take the big plunge into the rest of these screencaps!
I'll assume that one of those memories involved an urgent trip to the E.R. with third-class burns on both hands. Don't you know that you should only conduct magic while wearing oven mitts if not a full lead-lined apron as well?
"This one was taken during a guild raid in EverQuest, when several of us had died and were waiting for rezzes at our bind points," reader Yrys explains. "A bored druid who might have been me used MGB (mass group buff -- buffs entire raid) to cast a wolf form illusion on everyone nearby."
"Instead he got a steady stream of angry one liners. 'Ugh! The youths found me again.' 'Unbelievable! I still can't get away from you youths!' 'Get out here, you Chua!' 'I can still whoop ya, youngling!' and the classic 'Hey! Get off my lawn, Engineer!'"
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