My first 6 months in SL I didn’t take any photos – the whole world was so alien to me, the whole concept of an online life so new, that I spent most of my time in a state of confused future-shock. Of course when I realised how to take photos I was hooked and this is a feature I now think about in every game or world I join. In-worldz camera control was lovely, Blue Mars less so and in Left 4 Dead I had to use Fraps, but in all I managed to grab shots of myself and the world around me. So when I joined LOTRO a few days ago almost my first act was to try an take a picture and it turned out to be surprisingly easy! F12 hides the UI and F11 snaps the shot to your hard drive – simples 🙂
I’ve yet to investigate camera control & lighting (both of which I expect to be less flexible that SL but probably better then BM was) but I’ve taken a small number of shots. I’ll take more as I go on and become more adept at the game – once the mad clicking on everything ohmygodi’minanotherfight! stage passes I can relax a little and look at the trees some more 🙂
Still, my mate Nish asked to see some pictures and that’s good enough for me 😀
And finally here’s Lirwen and I sat chatting and relaxing under the stars – not long after this we had to help some hobbits and then whack the living daylights out of some boars, bears, neeker-breekers, marshflies, goblins and huge bastard spiders!