An enthusiastic community in an online role-playing game is not only characterized by great cohesion and lots of help for beginners and guides. Passionate fan creations such as cosplay, weapons, text and images are also included! Above all, projects stand out that do not just capture hero number 473 in a cool scenario. Accordingly, we are completely blown away by how the fan artist loimologia enriches the MMORPG Guild Wars 2 with his pictures. Because you’ve probably never seen fan art like this before.
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Instead of an ultra-modern look with fantastic Photoshop options and high-gloss illustrations, loimologia relies on a retro look – even a centuries-old old-school look! As a model, he used so-called “illuminated manuscripts”, which had their heyday in the 15th century. You’ve probably seen something like this before – these incredibly beautifully designed old books, in which floral frames, absurd creatures and landscapes can be seen in addition to old German writing. And that’s how the ardent fan captures GW2 – check out his take on a sylvari, for example. The plant beings would be “recreated by a medieval monk who only spent a day in Tyria”really strange to look at:
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The ingenious thing about these works is that before you click on the picture or even without the associated title, you can hardly figure out what it is supposed to represent or what to expect. Or can you spontaneously tell us what this work of art represents?
…it’s about farming Treasure Mushrooms! These Heart of Thorns enemies are often the target of packs of players looking for guaranteed champion loot as well as the super-rare Invisible Boots drop. They also look completely different in-game. But that’s how it is with a poor, confused monk.
The artist himself summed up his aim of these paintings: “One day I got very bored and decided to draw classes, NPCs and events from the game like a medieval monk with a faulty memory trying to make sense of all the weird stuff. So if these drawings are confusing or make you guys wonder what on earth I’m smoking, then I know I’ve achieved my goal! :D” (via Reddit)
Incidentally, the work of loimologia can also look really impressive. For example, gives you this rendition of “Dragon Storm,” the epic confrontation of the Elder Dragons Jormag and primordus:
The following picture is even simply called “Fashion” and captures the true endgame of GW2 – dressing up yourself and your mount perfectly to impress other players. On top of that, the image creator has revealed an image that served as a model for it. It’s an old one Illustration of a jousting knight on his steed:
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In general, the hard-working artist also likes to illuminate meta-aspects of the game, such as frustration, only get trash from the Mystic Forge:
Or the elementalist class after an incredibly disastrous balance patch that nerfed the wizards again:
In general, the imaginative depictions of the different classes in Guild Wars 2 (buy now €49.95) fun to watch. Here you can see a lazy engineer who, thanks to the Mechanist spec, can relax and drink tea while the Jade Mech is firing on all cylinders for him:
Of course, we could go on forever discussing what our favorites are (the answer would be: yes.), but actually we just want to tell you: Be sure to check out loimologia’s Reddit profile. The hard-working painter regularly publishes new works of art and has already rejected medieval mounts such as the griffin, jackal, springer and warclaw, but has also depicted peoples such as the skritt, charr, krait & Co. in a unique way!