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A New Vision by Aikurisu A New Vision by Aikurisu
“They say that long ago when Melandru gifted man with the seed of life, she watched all her children-- their children grow and beget families of their own, watching and smiling. Smiling and watching was she, some say, when she saw the first of the Oakheart line shun the outside world. They wanted no part in killing those they considered their brothers and sisters who worshipped the same gods yet could not abandon old grudges, broken promises and crimes of the flesh and mind no one should ever endure. It pains me to think that little has changed since my brother and I were brought into this world, and while Kyreth is keen to follow in the footsteps of a legend he believes he must become, a hero from Ascalon's darkest days, part of me hopes he never will. I need him as much as he needs me, even if the elements are mine to command, for family will always be more important to me. May the Six know this as I plan on never letting him find a path I cannot follow.”
-- Ayla



lol, another character I created for GW2. Kyreth’s younger sister, Aylaina, has been a blast, (literally!), and while I have been having much more fun playing as my guardian, Kyniren, the elementalist profession is perhaps one of the most versatile and fun to get used to. Plus Ayla is pretty hot, so it doesn’t hurt to play as a female character once in a while when I have no interest in RP and just want something nice to look at, heh. Also, this screenshot was taken in the Central Plaza Upper City area of Divinity’s Reach. Enjoy! (And kudos to anyone who catches a subtle hint to Ayla's nature...)

Aylaina Oakheart, Lore, Etc - © Kristopher P. Love // Guild Wars - © ArenaNet
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Kova031 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Haha so I started going through your gallery and the thumbnail of this and the following picture felt so so familiar ... I immediately recognized this was GW2 ... the character pose the details, spot on :)
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Well, technically it is a screenshot with just a little atmosphere tweaking in photoshop, so... =)
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
:glomp: :hug: :glomp:
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
:cuddle:
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
:cuddle:
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Also, well done!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
lol, any real credit should be given to GW2, though. It is indeed a beautiful game. =)
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Heh, ok. ^.^
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I'd like to visit this place, it's quite beautiful.
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rtil Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
game looks pretty. can't conviince myself to get sucked into another mmorpg though.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
It's funny, but in the last two weeks I've been playing, I've never joined a group. Sure you fight with others on the battlefield for the most part, but it's set that you can just appear and disappear without saying a word. So it can be a pretty good solo player's mmo, imho. Lots to do on your own with the option of teaming up with others. Of course, I'm not really far enough ingame to tell if this changes, but so far I like what I'm seeing.
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rtil Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
i think i'll wait until they have a free trial or something. it's pretty, but not enough to convince me to drop $60 on.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
lol, I doubt you're ever gonna see a free trial, man. Most like they'll drop the price of the game in a year or two, but nevertheless it's an mmo without subscription fees. Once it's bought it's yours to keep, and anything else is optional.
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rtil Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
that's too bad. if i can't try a limited version of a game i have to pay $60 for, there's just no way anyone can convince me to buy it.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Ha, strange. I don't recall Skies of Arcadia or many other games of its era having limited versions. =P
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rtil Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
but skies of arcadia wasn't a pc game or an mmorpg - however that's not to say there weren't free demos of console games - EGM and many other magazines distributed demo discs all the time. but many mmorpgs on pc today allow you to play until a certain level for free, and then from there you can purchase the game if you enjoyed it. it's a smart business move, and quite frankly most pc gamers refuse to buy a game unless they can try it for free first - and if they can't they usually pirate it or move along.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Yeah, but by the way you spoke of things it sounded like you were referring to all games in general, and I never said that SoA's era was devoid of free demos for the console market, ever since games were available in CD format. It's just SoA didn't have one and, sure, I can agree that it's a smart business move to have free demos to whet one's appetite, but I do not believe it should be a deal killer when one's not available. And if there's already extensive feedback from mags and players alike on any particular game, should that not already be good enough advice if it's good or bad? You and I both know pirating is wrong, too, unless we know the game's quality is questionable and deserves a closer look before it deserves monetary support.
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Malevolence-Game Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
This is fantastic :)
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
'Tis a fantastic game, mostly. =)
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Malevolence-Game Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Speaking of fantastic games, have you had any inspiration strike for hairdos? :P
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Not quite, but getting there I suppose. =P
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NocturnalKitten-Art Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
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ROFL! I just made that armor skin for my elemental (with the same hair) the other day! *dies* xDDD
I don't use the shoe armor skin though, they were to genie for my liking. :/

You have epic taste~ ;D

Do you crop the game stuff out or is there a way to take screenshots without the ui showing?
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Yeah, I'm not too fond of the shoes either, but they matched the wardrobe and funnily enough are missing from this shot anyway. Nice choice for the hair, too. =P

Speaking of character creation, though, I wish we had the ability to choose eyebrow colour. Not to mention age, tone of voice...

As for disabling the UI, you can assign a key for it in the Control Options under User Interface. =)

(Yeah, that took me a week to figure it out... as well as being able to sheath/unsheath weapons at will. XD)
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NocturnalKitten-Art Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Ah! Found the stow weapon thing! 8D
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
It's certainly a welcome key to find. =D
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NocturnalKitten-Art Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Omg, how do you sheath/unsheath weapons?! -still hasn't found that- xD
I assume the screenshot thing without UI was just under the other screenshot thing, i seem to remember looking at it and wondering what it meant. Lol

I'd love it if they'd bring in hair dye or something, or better hair styles. My engineer is based on a character who tends to dye her hair pink but I had to go with her natural hair color (blonde) cause the only pink they had was way too light. :/
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Yeah, it would be nice if later down the track they have a hairdresser or makeup NPC where you can make any appearence changes at the cost of gems. That's probably a given, though, granted GW1 had one and it seems like some of the playable races in GW2 could use more customisation options.
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb :wow:
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
=D
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work on this, my friend
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
thanks =)
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
U r most welcome, my friend
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jet7ST Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Ah. I'm at a loss for words. In a good way.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
lol, well not a day goes by where I'm not busy taking screenshots... so my engineer is probably next to show. =P
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SteveGibson Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ummm...earth attunement!? eh eh? :D Either way, awesome game, neat idea. The game is just great art.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Indeed, its art direction is certainly most inspiring. A guy like me can get lost in it easily. =D

And yep. =P Wanted her to have a similar background to her brother, (Lost Sister, Blessed by Melandru, etc), so earth attunement it was... even though I tend to favour air and fire magic the most. =)
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