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[Memory Screenshots] Please share only your screenshots that can never be witnessed again

StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭
edited September 5, 2018 in Community Creations

I was going through my screenshots from my adventures in Guild Wars 2 over the past 6 years and I was amazed to see how many of them are of scenes that I can not go back and experience again. Many of them are of situations that occurred by chance that cannot be reproduced (or unlikely to ever be reproduced), others were of events or items that no longer exist, or at least not in the same form as they did when I took the screenshot.

If you have one or more screenshots from your adventures in Tyria that capture something that can never(*) again be witnessed in the game, I would love it if you would consider sharing it here.

  • (*) (save for some hypothetical future intentional or unintentional change to the game which permits it to occur again)

I know there are many Living World Season 1 screenshots we have where pretty much any screenshot taken during that time can never be experienced again (and I welcome these screenshots being shared!), but I also know there are many other scenes and events that have been caught that can never be experienced again, including due to temporary bugs that had gotten fixed.

Examples of some things you may have captured that can never be experienced again include:

  • A Location (a place that exists only in memory due to the game world being changed)
  • An Event (from before it was altered in a way that the situation cannot be experienced again)
  • A Skin (your character wearing or using an item that no longer exists in the game)
  • A Graphical Effect (such as possessing a graphical effect on a character that is no longer achievable or a map/item texture/shader issue)
  • NPC Changes (captured dialogue before it was changed to something else, or a female asura NPC growling like a male charr)
  • An Animation (of your character, an NPC or environmental item performing an animation that is no longer able to be witnessed in the game)

Or anything else that you captured which cannot be experienced by anyone else -including you- ever again.

Thank you for sharing!

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  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The Marionette, from a boss platform.
    https://m.imgur.com/uIfqgNQ?r

    The above was written as part of an attempt to waste time.

  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:
    The Marionette, from a boss platform.

    Thanks for sharing that! I honestly forgot all about the Marionette. I thought it really was a lot of fun - so much so that I was always too involved in the event to hit my screenshot key even a single time, apparently. I thought I did have one though where there were dozens and dozens of players standing on the destroyed Marionette pieces at the end with our kites/balloons out, though I clearly must have deleted it at some point over the years. :\

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  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @StinVec.3621 said:

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:
    The Marionette, from a boss platform.

    Thanks for sharing that! I honestly forgot all about the Marionette. I thought it really was a lot of fun - so much so that I was always too involved in the event to hit my screenshot key even a single time, apparently. I thought I did have one though where there were dozens and dozens of players standing on the destroyed Marionette pieces at the end with our kites/balloons out, though I clearly must have deleted it at some point over the years. :\

    Yeah I only have this shot because it’s on my instagram ><

    The above was written as part of an attempt to waste time.

  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The forum won't let me post pictures unless I jump through some social media loops, so I won't do it. I have a great pic of my main, standing at the gates of the besieged Lions Arch.

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  • Haishao.6851Haishao.6851 Member ✭✭✭

    snek

    @lokh.2695 said:
    The forum won't let me post pictures unless I jump through some social media loops, so I won't do it. I have a great pic of my main, standing at the gates of the besieged Lions Arch.

    You can put images on imgur without making an account. Although it's better having an account so you can go back to them and sort them through albums.

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    @Haishao.6851 said:
    snek

    @lokh.2695 said:
    The forum won't let me post pictures unless I jump through some social media loops, so I won't do it. I have a great pic of my main, standing at the gates of the besieged Lions Arch.

    You can put images on imgur without making an account. Although it's better having an account so you can go back to them and sort them through albums.

    That's what I mean by social media loops. I know how to but I chose not to. Still thanks for the answer, didn't know that I could put pics there w/o an account.

    Forums back in the 90s supported posting pictures on site, why can't an official forum in 2018? I know, serverspace is limited and by outsourcing it to imgur and other verified sites Anet can cut costs, I know the why but I chose to question that decision. Not being super salty about it, I just won't be posting any screenshots any time soon. ;)

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  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 5, 2018

    @Haishao.6851 said:
    snek

    @lokh.2695 said:
    The forum won't let me post pictures unless I jump through some social media loops, so I won't do it. I have a great pic of my main, standing at the gates of the besieged Lions Arch.

    You can put images on imgur without making an account. Although it's better having an account so you can go back to them and sort them through albums.

    That is...amazingly weird. I assume it was writhing in some fashion with its segments glitching about instead of stationary, but I don't know if that would be more weird than if it was just frozen in place.

    I have honestly never seen this type of creature in the game before so I just looked it up on the wiki. Apparently it is an ambient creature in an area of the Desert Highlands map near the ogres/bunny mount, though I don't recall ever seeing any of them in my time adventuring through that map (probably because I was often too busy fighting off all of the harpies and branded that wanted me dead to even notice the ambient creatures slithering past).

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  • Haishao.6851Haishao.6851 Member ✭✭✭

    @StinVec.3621 said:

    @Haishao.6851 said:
    snek

    @lokh.2695 said:
    The forum won't let me post pictures unless I jump through some social media loops, so I won't do it. I have a great pic of my main, standing at the gates of the besieged Lions Arch.

    You can put images on imgur without making an account. Although it's better having an account so you can go back to them and sort them through albums.

    That is...amazingly weird. I assume it was writhing in some fashion with its segments glitching about instead of stationary, but I don't know if that would be more weird than if it was just frozen in place.

    I have honestly never seen this type of creature in the game before so I just looked it up on the wiki. Apparently it is an ambient creature in an area of the Desert Highlands map near the ogres/bunny mount, though I don't recall ever seeing any of them in my time adventuring through that map (probably because I was often too busy fighting off all of the harpies and branded that wanted me dead to even notice the ambient creatures slithering past).

    They were everywhere in Beta, and were almost always this buggy so they got removed.
    But i didn't know they were added again. I'll have to go look. They probably made them smaller.

  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 5, 2018

    @Haishao.6851 said:

    @StinVec.3621 said:

    @Haishao.6851 said:
    snek

    @lokh.2695 said:
    The forum won't let me post pictures unless I jump through some social media loops, so I won't do it. I have a great pic of my main, standing at the gates of the besieged Lions Arch.

    You can put images on imgur without making an account. Although it's better having an account so you can go back to them and sort them through albums.

    That is...amazingly weird. I assume it was writhing in some fashion with its segments glitching about instead of stationary, but I don't know if that would be more weird than if it was just frozen in place.

    I have honestly never seen this type of creature in the game before so I just looked it up on the wiki. Apparently it is an ambient creature in an area of the Desert Highlands map near the ogres/bunny mount, though I don't recall ever seeing any of them in my time adventuring through that map (probably because I was often too busy fighting off all of the harpies and branded that wanted me dead to even notice the ambient creatures slithering past).

    They were everywhere in Beta, and were almost always this buggy so they got removed.
    But i didn't know they were added again. I'll have to go look. They probably made them smaller.

    Oh wow. Interesting history on the creature from beta days. I didn't get to play until Day 1, so I missed out on all of the GW2 beta period. The pic on the wiki does look much smaller (ground texture is very blurry and seems zoomed in quite a bit on it), so the reintroduced version being really small compared to its beta implementation would also be a good explanation for my having never seen them snaking about. :)

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  • Lightbringer.5860Lightbringer.5860 Member
    edited September 5, 2018

    Halloween in destroyed LA (small pic because I couldn't find my original and had to use a Discord icon...)
    Imgur

    Sitting out of bounds in the Black Citadel (If this is in the game still please tell me how, great view)
    Imgur

  • Pre-launch 'Hunger Royale.

  • Ephemiel.5694Ephemiel.5694 Member ✭✭✭

    I know it was a gigantic mess of lag, deaths and an extremely upset map chat, but does anyone have pics of the first Karka invasion? When i was forced to get a new PC, i pretty much lost all the pics i took of early GW2.

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I used to have some old mix-n-match outfit clothing screenshots that would be great for this. Alas, because reasons, thousands and thousands of my old screenshots across many games are no more. So sadly, they only exist in memory for me too. :disappointed:

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Jevati.4328Jevati.4328 Member ✭✭✭

    I don't know if this is still available, but oh-my-kitten:


    Work in Progress:

    World vs. World needed for World Completion:

    Hunger Games (aka Fanfics):

    Town Clothes Mixing Together:

    The old Halloween loading screen for the old Lion's Arch:

    Advertising for groups in map chat before the LFG tool:

    Loading into PvP and seeing this:

    Dragon Bash:

    The fountain from Old Lion's Arch:

  • Vynull.9512Vynull.9512 Member ✭✭
    edited September 6, 2018

    Wintersday in the original Lion's Arch!



    Inside the Tower of Nightmares.


    Old Lion's Arch Bank.

    Old Lion's Arch Auction House during Scarlet's invasion.

    Twisted Marionette fight.



  • Tyger.1637Tyger.1637 Member ✭✭✭

    @Lightbringer.5860 said:
    Sitting out of bounds in the Black Citadel (If this is in the game still please tell me how, great view)

    They removed the boundary around Nolan Academy-Ligacus Aquilo so you can fly over with the griffon. If you can't get enough height from the Asuragate you can head up to the Imperator's Core and fly down from their too possibly with max gliding but I haven't tried it.

  • Magek.4718Magek.4718 Member ✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    Oh I have so many of these. Here's a selection, in no particular order:

    Community stuff

    You know how if you jump/fall/glide off Rata Sum you end up in that prison cell? This was the day gliding was enabled in core maps.



    This was out citadel in WvW. Apparently it was someone's brilliant plan for world domination.



    Me at the end of the Obsidian Sanctum jumping puzzle, surrounded by enemies who weren't attacking me, because we all chose to let each other finish it.




    Removed/changed stuff

    One from the PoF beta - the original version of the Lily of the Elon.



    This is probably why Hero-tons time as Heal-o-tron didn't last.



    The Holo Dragon from Dragon Bash



    The old shrine to Balthazar that was in LA, where the Royal Terrace is now.



    The last time my character got to wear her old town clothes: panda hat, pirate costume, cultural boots, with each piece dyed properly to fit her colour scheme.




    Bugs

    Zhaitan, from when you could get under the map in Arah story mode (back when it was a dungeon). Apparently he fell through the map and ended up down here.



    I still have no idea what happened here, but shortly after the Shatterer event finished I found it to the north east of where it's supposed to spawn, clipping through a hill. The really weird part is apparently no one else could see it there.



    The river in the north of Bloodtide Coast when the water didn't load.



    You'll need to look at this one really carefully, it's a very subtle bug with the revenant's legend animations, from the HoT beta.




    Old UI

    One from beta. I took the screenshot to show the whale, but it also shows the old UI with a round map and the dodge bar above the utility skills instead of the health bar.



    The old Trait menu, back when there were only 5 lines and instead of training them up you put points into the lines to activate them. You could put up to 30 points in each, and if you put less in you couldn't use later traits but could put the points into another line. Oh and they gave stat boosts too.



    I took this one to commemorate completing the monthly for the first time ever, but it also shows the old achievement UI from before there were any AP rewards, a summary tab or categories, and the first version of the achievement tracking system.



    The old Trading Post, before they re-worked it to add more options when buying and selling.



    I actually miss the old trait system.

    Sometimes I'd put points in for stat boosts, others for the perks. It was a fun system.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I also have a whole folder of images of Lion's Arch - from old LA, during and after Scarlet's invasion and during the rebuilding. I think I have ones of new LA too. But I thought it'd be a bit much to upload all of those.

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea,
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 6, 2018

    Wait, what?? Why can we no longer do that? (I paused between September 2012 and December 2015, so that went by me without notice.) Why was it changed? :o Grrr.... :angry:

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    @MokahTGS.7850 said:

    That time I was what's for dinner...

    I immediately thought of Pizza-The-Hut from Spaceballs and his 'robotic' friend eating a piece of him saying "You're delicious!" :)

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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    Wait, what?? Why can we no longer do that? Why was it changed? :o Grrr.... :angry:

    Because they changed town clothes from being 4 separate pieces to outfits. This allowed them to produce a greater range of styles because it didn't have to work as separate pieces and apparently to do it faster, but it meant we lost the ability to customise them.

    I don't understand why it isn't possible to compromise by having pieces hide ones they conflict with. For example in my screenshot of my character in town clothes she's actually wearing the human female cultural skirt, but because the pirate top and trousers are one piece it's hidden:

    But I assume there is a reason they didn't go down that route, probably something to do with the time saved by making one-piece outfits.

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea,
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    Wait, what?? Why can we no longer do that? Why was it changed? :o Grrr.... :angry:

    Because they changed town clothes from being 4 separate pieces to outfits. This allowed them to produce a greater range of styles because it didn't have to work as separate pieces and apparently to do it faster, but it meant we lost the ability to customise them.

    1. They were turned into tonics, not outfits. ;)
    2. The tonics-turned-into-outfits we now have are a disaster regarding the dye channels. :angry:
    3. Less customization is always a bad choice, so I still stand by my disbelief about the fact that they reduced customization options like that. (double-:angry: )

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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    Wait, what?? Why can we no longer do that? Why was it changed? :o Grrr.... :angry:

    Because they changed town clothes from being 4 separate pieces to outfits. This allowed them to produce a greater range of styles because it didn't have to work as separate pieces and apparently to do it faster, but it meant we lost the ability to customise them.

    1. They were turned into tonics, not outfits. ;)
    2. The tonics-turned-into-outfits we now have are a disaster regarding the dye channels. :angry:
    3. Less customization is always a bad choice, so I still stand by my disbelief about the fact that they reduced customization options like that. (double-:angry: )

    With the existing town clothes it was a bit of both. Some became tonics, others (like the pirate and chef costumes) became outfits. But mainly I meant new ones created after the Wardrobe was introduced. A lot of things which would have been town clothes were instead released as outfits.

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea,
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

  • Klipso.8653Klipso.8653 Member ✭✭✭

    I used to have 2 screens of the karka event boss on my old computer

    -Balwarc [ICoa]

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    I used to have 2 screens of the karka event boss on my old computer

    I'm sure I used to have some too. But I think they were lost when my old hard drive chewed itself up. I'm not sure how I have that one from the betas but I've got that, 1 from the launch weekend and then it's all stuff from early 2013 onwards.

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea,
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I had a picture of my thief sitting inside Kookoochoos original stage on the Labyrinthine Cliffs. You could sit on the edge of it and it would clip you inside and slightly down, it looked funny how casual my thief was just chilling there! Sadly I don't have access to it anymore

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  • I have one that I'll have to dig out of my old PC. It's a shot of my very first character that I created at the beginning of Head Start. She's wearing:

    • the Sport Sunglasses
    • the "Common Clothing Outfit" town clothes. Not the outfit (obviously - you can see the sunglasses), but the town clothes.

    You can't do that these days.

  • Iris Ng.9845Iris Ng.9845 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 6, 2018

    This was during the first Dragon Bash festival, my first character was standing in front of the bank. There was a flame-throwing engi macro-ing his skill nearby when I managed to capture this poignant moment.

    My mesmer lamented the loss of refugees after a failed attempt to subdue the Molten Duo bosses during the Battle in Lion's Arch.

    The makings of my first cosplay character: Rita Vrataski, in the backdrop of ruined Lion's Arch


    During the Golden Age of Dungeons, a few friends and I were watching another attempting to solo Lupicus and the rare moment he got kicked in the face.

    First time into Fashion Wars. This is the screenshot of my ex and I. His character was using the now removed "bored female" idle animation

  • demitel.1340demitel.1340 Member ✭✭
    edited September 6, 2018

    Screenshots from the old Lion's Arch.



    Nice view of Twisted Marionette. Probably the best event in Guild Wars 2 history.

    Festival of the Four Winds in 2014. RIP Shurakk the Savage. (Note the old dailies)



    Halloween in old Lion's Arch.

    Old Tequatl.

  • @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:
    I have one that I'll have to dig out of my old PC. It's a shot of my very first character that I created at the beginning of Head Start. She's wearing:

    • the Sport Sunglasses
    • the "Common Clothing Outfit" town clothes. Not the outfit (obviously - you can see the sunglasses), but the town clothes.

    You can't do that these days.

    And here it is. Sorry it's a bit small. I made it without zooming in properly nearly six years ago, and (obviously) I can't make it again.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 6, 2018

    @Ephemiel.5694 said:
    I know it was a gigantic mess of lag, deaths and an extremely upset map chat, but does anyone have pics of the first Karka invasion? When i was forced to get a new PC, i pretty much lost all the pics i took of early GW2.

    I only have a few and none actually showing a visible large karka (they tended to steam roll the zerg quite invisibly) but here are some memories:
    gw838.jpg

    gw846.jpg

    gw847.jpg

    gw848.jpg

    Bonus memory, scanning through screenshots I spotted a bit of dialogue from a guildie sighing about how gems had gotten to over 1 gold per 100 gems ... and another feeling like a guilty bandit for scoring a bunch of gems for 80 silver per 100 gems.

  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭

    For those wondering where this discussion thread disappeared to, for some reason it was moved to Community Creations.
    I've reported it to request it be moved back to the General GW2 Discussions sub-forum where it belongs.

    Thank you very much for all of the sharing so far, and for the discussions taking place in this discussion thread regarding aspects of the images you have been sharing. I am really enjoying seeing things that I haven't for a long time, and others that I did not witness even a first time. :)

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  • @lokh.2695 said:

    That's what I mean by social media loops. I know how to but I chose not to. Still thanks for the answer, didn't know that I could put pics there w/o an account.

    Forums back in the 90s supported posting pictures on site, why can't an official forum in 2018? I know, serverspace is limited and by outsourcing it to imgur and other verified sites Anet can cut costs, I know the why but I chose to question that decision. Not being super salty about it, I just won't be posting any screenshots any time soon. ;)

    If you want to upload pictures without your personal data being stolen and sold to everyone you can use services like https://pomf.cat/ or https://mixtape.moe/ or other, similar websites.

    I really wish they'd clean up Kessex Hills, the place is a mess. And make Lion's Arch Great Again. And return Dragon's Bash.

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    Been farming WvW for 2 months now, almost done in the next 2 weeks. I never liked PvP in GW2 and never will. Still I had a pretty good fight against a spellbreaker and guardian (no elite spec, just core) against my Rev and I killed them both. I took a while but I used skills at the right moment.


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