Over the last couple of days, players have noticed their game client taking screenshots of certain Achievements and other in-game activities. It looks like this was an in-development feature which slipped to live a bit prematurely. From Dave “Maevianiu” Kish on the EQ2 Forums:
Oh snap! This one is my fault. It got “pulled along for the ride” with the performance increases. It wasn’t ready for live and I’m personally sorry for this one.
This feature isn’t finished yet, so I’ll be turning it off with the next hotfix. I am very sorry for it sneaking out like this, again it was my mistake.
The idea was that your character would have memories, they could be the first time they defeated an epic monster, completed an achievement, did an epic quest, etc. And there would be an option to turn it off. Its going to take a hotfix to fix this one so please bear with me on it for a bit.
As a bit of an Easter Egg you guys can manually make this happen with the command /cl_screenshot_character_memory FileName
That will create a file named “FileName.jpg” with the screenshot in it. That will continue to work after the hotfix. The automatic doing of it will stop after the hotfix. And the hotfix is planned for Thursday, not set in stone, but targeting Thursday.
I know I still have the screenshots of getting my Epic Weapons on my various characters, and I think people will use this as a scrapbook feature, especially if they can add some things in line a headline text with your character name and what achievement or event triggered the screenshot.