And so we’re inside the mines proper. I really wanted to come across an atmosphere of mystery this early on – not only for the characters but especially the audience. Most of us are so very used to what to expect from the game, so I found this an interesting time to experiment with what if at some point it suddenly and randomly changed without warning – what if we can’t trust our knowledge of what should be there.
A friend of mine somewhat recently told me that I seem to enjoy meddling with the perceptions of my audience. I don’t think she’s entirely wrong..
Getting the backdrops for this page was a little more of a bother than I expected – I had the bad luck of having a stream of people twinking alts through the mines just as I wanted to get screenshots, so I kept having to sit around waiting for bodies to despawn. That said, it was a fun page to make – it had space for some unusual and interesting visuals with the group climbing down a rope.