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Does anyone here play The Secret World or Elder Scrolls Online? I'm not a big fan of MMO's but those are two that I do enjoy, though I don't have any friends to play them with right now.
If you haven't heard of it, TSW is quite good. Unlike most MMO's that are in a high fantasy setting, it's set in the modern world, and the premise of the game is that all of the world's myths, legends and conspiracies are true. You have to join a secret society (Templars all the way, bro!) and fight zombies, cultists, vampires and all sorts of monsters with guns, swords, magic, or whatever you want. I have played it for a couple years now and I must say it's a bit underrated. It took over 100 hours for me to reach the level cap (which may just be because I'm not accustomed to playing MMO's, but still, lots of gameplay!) and I've still been playing the same character for over 200 hours at this point because there's so much to do. The developers are constantly adding more content, hosting events and providing great support for the game. The single-player elements are great, but there's tons of room for teamwork as well--great dungeons, community events and group activities. I'd highly recommend giving it a try! If you do, let me know and maybe we can play together sometime!
I'd imagine most people know of ESO, but if not, that's basically an MMORPG set in the same world as Skyrim, Oblivion, Morrowind and their predecessors. It has its drawbacks, and it certainly isn't the same experience as one of the single-player Elder Scrolls games (definitely not as immersive,) but I enjoy it nonetheless. I don't think it's quite as well-developed as TSW, but the combat is actually quite fun, and the whole alliance war thing is awesome, even if I suck at PvP. I've been playing it more than TSW lately just because it's something new for me. Right now I've got a level 30 Argonian Dragonknight, and I could use some friends to tackle the game's dungeons, and maybe patrol Cyrodiil with!
Besides the games, I have had a bit of artistic motivation recently, and I had an idea for a big project. I love drawing Medieval armor (if that's a surprise,) so I was considering doing a big reference sheet of armor types and styles from different parts of the Middle Ages. Basically, it would be broken down into rows by period (i.e. 500-800 AD, 800-1000 AD, 1000-1100 AD, etc.) and columns by armor class, or possibly by warrior class (light armor/archers, medium armor/infantry, heavy armor/knights, etc.) There would probably be seven time periods total (starting at 500 AD and ending at 1500,) with at least four or five drawings of warriors from each era, totaling 35 different drawings. Each one would represent a different European kingdom/subculture, so that there's a good mix of styles. Along the sides I would probably add some general information about the development of weapons and armor during each span of time. It would be a huge project, but quite fun to put together in the long run, and I think it would make a great reference for other artists, as well as people looking to build characters for stories or roleplays in Medieval or fantasy settings.
So, what do you guys think? The armor reference project would take a massive amount of time, but it would definitely pay off. I probably could sell poster-sized copies of it.
Also, thanks to the "anonymous" Deviant who gave me the premium account. I know who you are! I know where you live! Bloody Canadians. *shakes fist*
In closing today, have some music from TSW! I love this game's soundtrack.
Jordan, Mack, Hawk, whatever.
Artist | Student | Varied
Just so you don't have to read too much, I'll sum myself up in three words.
Artist. Knight. Lizard.
That's all, folks!
I'll add a couple of specifics just because they're necessary.
Yes, I take commissions. No, I don't do requests, except for close friends. I may consider an art trade. Send me a note if you are interested in a commission or a trade.
I am a student of graphic arts and history. My artistic preference is a combination of traditional and digital media. My historical preference is the Middle Ages, though I'm quite fond of history in general.
"Helfen, Wehren, Heilen - Help, Defend, Heal" -Motto of the Teutonic Knights
Favorite visual artistCaspar David Friedrich, Graham TurnerFavorite moviesLord of the Rings, Les Miserables, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Valkyrie, Defiance, Kingdom of HeavenFavorite TV showsGame of Thrones, QI, Mock the WeekFavorite bands / musical artistsLudwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, The King's SingersFavorite booksLes Miserables, The Divine ComedyFavorite writersVictor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe, Flavius Josephus, Dante AlighieriFavorite gamesRed Orchestra 2, Oblivion, Skyrim, Mount & Blade, Total War, Wolfenstein, Star Fox, Spyro, Team Fortress 2, The Secret WorldFavorite gaming platformPS2 and PCTools of the TradeGraphite pencils and my imaginationOther InterestsWriting, acting, costuming, historical reenactment