Blame J.R.R. Tolkien for coming up with a weapon that included a handy glow app so that a blue light around it would appear if Orcs or Amway representatives were nearby. While it may have not been the first glowy weapon in fiction, it certainly helped to propel the notion that really cool daggers, swords, spears, and whatnot all included nightlights.
MMOs are replete with glowy weapons, are they not? These weapons usually include such an effect to signify them as elite or high-level. We've seen everything from a rainbow of glows to flames to crackling electricity emanate from an unsheathed weapon. But the question for today is whether or not you like it.
Are glowy weapons a visual treat or an annoying distraction for you? Will you go out of your way to obtain one or are you ambivalent toward them? And if you do like them, what's your all-time favorite weapon visual effect?
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