One Shots: Rainbow glory

Even the grimdark world of Diablo III has a cute, rainbow-colored side… and reader Zulika is the one to take us through the wardrobe and into that magical world.

“In Diablo III there is a hidden land called Whimsydale in which you are attacked by pink & purple unicorns, flowers, and teddy bears,” he said. “Here I am battling Evil Oliver, an elite teddy bear produced by the Happy Company, so that I can get to that loot piñata hanging from the nearby tree. Smiley rainbow clouds look on as my minion splits the last unicorn into flying bits. For my efforts of clearing this eye-bleeding map, I received a dagger that looks like a hamburger. Eight out of 10, would burgle again.”

“Hey, Gordo! Still fighting the good fight I see! What? Yeah, those resonance cascades can be a real pain! I hear ya, man! I hear ya…”

Faithful submitter Ralph the Wonder Llama sent in this celebrity lookalike: “Some people find it breaks the immersion, but I always get a chuckle when I come across some random pop-culture reference in-game. It’s especially fun when the reference works well within the context of the game I’m playing. After all, think about it. Doesn’t it make perfectly good sense that you might run into Gordon Freeman while adventuring around the world of Firefall?”

Ever heard of Dragon’s Dogma Online? Well you’re about to go into the belly of that unknown beast, courtesy of reader Nu Tera.

“So here’s a shot of the absolute chaos that you typically see in the game’s eight-player grand missions,” Nu Tera writes. “With so many players and so many enemies on the field at once, things become a great big mess very fast. Loads of fun! (The highest tier of rewards requiring you to run it some 60+ times, not so much…)”

I’ve been getting a lot of Star Wars: The Old Republic screenshots lately, which makes me think that there are quite a few of you who are pretty excited for the expansion. The Lurker — a reader name that strikes dread into the heart of me — submitted this picture of a wading expedition.

“My agent and his somewhat murderous companion are sneaking towards an area infested by alien bugs, using the lake for an inconspicuous route. The water looks rather cold though and there might be alien fish…”

 

While there were many excellent entries a couple of weeks ago, I’m going to award this week’s It Came from the Comments! to… Second Life? Huh. I even surprise myself.

Reader Melissaheather had this to say: “It always amazes me that multi-million dollar MMOs have these primitive, ugly avatars, yet the player community itself comes up with stunning avatars like this, at the LAQROKI shop in Second Life. Dozens and dozens of photo-referenced skins here at this shop. If i was making an MMO, I’d hire this designer in a heartbeat.”

I thought of this week’s screenshot challenge while driving home from work today. I want to see some “epic moments” from your MMOs. C’mon, you know you have a few!

Every week, One Shots shines a spotlight on the best community screenshots from your MMO adventures. If you have a great pic to share, email it to justin@massivelyop.com with the subject “One Shots.” Make sure that the picture is over 880px wide and comes with a description or story!
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Qarran
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Qarran

ManastuUtakata Qarran zyrusticae  Massive Q-tips might not even handle that. lol  I was thinking more along the lines of a weed-eater

Qarran
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Qarran

captainzor  Oh nice!  Why didn’t I think of that.

captainzor
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captainzor

One small moment for the Republic, one Epic moment for a guild….. first spin through Hyperspace for our new Guild Flaghship!

captainzor
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captainzor

zyrusticae I….. wat?

krieglich
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krieglich

I love the chipmunk costume from The Park. Totally disturbing. But we knew that before, those little f*cks always teased Donald …

Qarran
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Qarran

As for Epic encounters?  Well, some seem more epic than others.  But helps when your guild’s name is, in fact, Epic.

“Look Rev, it’s a nice temple and all.  And you have some hellacious security with that Underlurker.  But you have absolutely no furniture at all.  A small chair a table, hec, even a step stool would help.”

Lisagearbolt
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Lisagearbolt

schlag sweetleaf ManastuUtakata

Damonvile
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Damonvile

TBPlayer2112 ManastuUtakata

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

TBPlayer2112 Flimflamberge ManastuUtakata 
…and for what it’s worth, this is the subject of today’s Dailey Grind. And in case you missed it: http://massivelyop.com/2015/11/02/the-daily-grind-do-you-care-about-spoilers-or-surprise/  :)

TBPlayer2112
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TBPlayer2112

Flimflamberge ManastuUtakata Yeah, normally I would have done that but things were moving pretty fast and I didn’t take the time. =/

Xephyr
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Xephyr

KirkSteadman This meta is awesome, aside from the boss looking totally badass, it has really cool mechanics. :)

Flimflamberge
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Flimflamberge

TBPlayer2112 Siphaed Next time: Ctrl-Alt-H to hide the UI. ;)

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

TBPlayer2112 ManastuUtakata 
Well…it really isn’t your fault. As from what I can tell, you didn’t screen the conversation in the picture you posted…as you likely consider it harmless at the time in respect of getting the image out. So I don’t think you ever had any intention of releasing any spoilers of whatever you posted whatsoever. And since you are regular here, others should of thought that too. And a gentle reminder would of suffice…instead making it federal case. I am surprised they didn’t ask their lawyers to send you a cease and desist order. o.O
…that said though, I should be thankful of the measures you used instead of digging in. It’s unfortunate you got rid of the image entirely instead of editing it. But I won’t hold that against you, as you did what you had to do to put out that fire. Now if I can only learn to do the same things better myself. :)

TBPlayer2112
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TBPlayer2112

ManastuUtakata Aww, I feel bad enough already and you’re gonna hang that one on me? =(

KirkSteadman
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KirkSteadman

Oh Wow, The Dragons Stand meta event definitely qualifies as an epic moment! Here is my Sylvari Revenant Laq Facing off against a truly massive dragon.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

TBPlayer2112 Siphaed 
I would of just shopped out the text. Now the baby has been thrown out with the character who killed Dumbledore. :(

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

ManastuUtakata schlag sweetleaf It really is a great shot.Just wanted to pay it tribute in my own silly way;)

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

schlag sweetleaf ManastuUtakata 
:(

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Qarran zyrusticae 
Massive Q-tips.

KirkSteadman
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KirkSteadman

My Charr warrior Yaphet Kotto hanging out with some frog bro’s before going off to slaughter some Mordrem.

ShagrathVtc
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ShagrathVtc

Chillin’ on Makeb in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Qarran
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Qarran

Oh, and I couldn’t pass this one up.

“Wait a minute.  Weren’t you in The Fith Element?”

Qarran
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Qarran

zyrusticae  Lol.  Yeah… I’m confused.  So aside from the obvious, is that hair growing out of “his” ears?  Holy smoke.  I little personal hygiene is in order.

zyrusticae
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zyrusticae

I just want to confuse people.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

“ManastuUtakata    “Sometimes, there’s so much beauty in the world – I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart is just going to cave in.”

Stunning shot ‘uta ;)

TBPlayer2112
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TBPlayer2112

Siphaed TBPlayer2112 Sorry, didn’t even notice the chat box.

DigitalQ
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DigitalQ

Siphaed  I love that Mummy Pic!

Qarran
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Qarran

“Report:  Rainbows and Avatars, dead!”
-HK-55, KoTFE down time between chapters.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

TBPlayer2112 Siphaed 
Yes, really.  Your screenshot has the main story’s last section plot right up there in the right corner of the screen.  It also has text in the lower left from people talking about how they go about attacking Mordremoth and where they discovered/found information about it. Besides that, names of main characters in the final battle are right there in the text box as well as on screen you can see Rytlock, Caithe, Marjory and Brahm.   That is basically ruining major parts of the ending aspect of the story for those that see your screen but have yet to have done that part.

TBPlayer2112
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TBPlayer2112

Siphaed TBPlayer2112 Not really, but ok.

JonBuck
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JonBuck

hugmonster I can’t help imagining what a Chua and Asura duo could do together…

AliceInChains
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AliceInChains

Just some old screenshots.

Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

Archebius Koshelkin Xephyr You’d notice if you followed their facebook grp or similar outliers. Yes, they are very much still working on it.

Archebius
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Archebius

Koshelkin Xephyr Is work still being done on Skywind? I hadn’t heard anything about it for a while.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

So on Halloween I took a transformation tonic and became a mummy….that can fly! And while flying in Tarir, I took this screenshot that kind of plays an eye trick making it look like a giant winged mummy statue is in the city.

In my travels throughout the Maguuma Jungle I found only one area that made me say “Forget that, I’m turning back.”

And one last screen from the story that contains absolutely no context or spoilers.  But isn’t it beautiful?

krazy_wabbit
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krazy_wabbit

BLUE CHUA-HULK MAD!! BLUE CHUA-HULK SMASH… FOR SCIENCE!!!

Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

Xephyr Skywind… It can’t come soon enough.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

TBPlayer2112 
Actually, that’s some pretty big spoilers right there.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

…speaking of rainbows! <3

Damonvile
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Damonvile

I have some spooky! Halloween shots from TSW

First one … I didn’t do it!
Second one is me in a zombie costume coming out of a bog.
Third same costume in a grace yard.
4th is my attempt at being sneaky and them dragging my body and dumping it down by the beach.
and the last one is vampire in a franken chopper because…why not.

Xephyr
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Xephyr

1. A picture of my GW2 reaper in reaper shroud.
2. Skyrim modding gone wrong. Those are supposed to be wolves btw..

hugmonster
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hugmonster

Here’s a dilapidated Asura Gate. It’s probably fine.

hugmonster
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hugmonster

TBPlayer2112 Spoiler Alert!

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