One Shots: Screenshots big enough to wallpaper your house

Obviously due to column width limitations, we have a fixed pixel size for screenshots here at Massively OP. But that doesn’t stop some of you from playing a game called “Let’s see if we can crash Justin’s photo editor by sending in the largest file size ever.” Today’s headliner is from Melissa, who sent me a “small” high-res capture of ARK at 12K x 7K resolution. The five-year-old laptop I was working on thanks her for this.

“Great picture I think, the Spinosaurus posed perfectly before noticing me and eating me!” she wrote. “If you guys like this and want to see one I can take a truly massive (several GB) ANSEL shot for you from ARK. Only a few games support it. The detail when you zoom in can be unbelievable.”

Yes. Please. Send them bigger. I will phone up the local university to schedule time on their supercomputer for it.

Katriana sent this one in: “Thought I’d share this shot with you since I thought it turned out sorta cool. I was in Elder Scrolls Online last night and journeyed out to Craglorn to do a Woodworker Survey thing I had for there. While there, I decided to clear up a quick quest and my Bosmer Nightblade gal took place in an initiation ritual for the Star Gazer group there. Not entirely sure what this is all about, but it looked cool, so I snapped a pic for posterity.”

Every time I see the word “posterity,” my brain thinks “posterior” and then life becomes a little more funny.

Now all of you Elite Dangerous pilots have brand-new avatars, I expect to see your creations littering up One Shots!

Crow, apparently, had a good week in the game. “I had a good week,” he said. “Stuck close to the bubble and ran bunches of sightseeing missions before tomorrow’s big nerf. Then it’ll be out into the black again. Here I am approaching a water world from its dark side.”

Lots of great responses to my screenshot challenge to send in the earliest pictures of your characters from various MMOs. There was definitely a thread of NCsoft nostalgia going on with some of them.

Jon Sleeper recalled the good old days of getting and abusing flight in City of Heroes. Here he is looking down on Atlas Park, probably getting ready to hock a loogie on criminals.

I think — although I am fully too lazy to check — that this last screenshot might be the first instance of Auto Assault visiting One Shots. Wasn’t this game around for, like, two weeks? I vaguely recall it back in the day, although that might have been a fever dream too.

“Here is a another early oldie,” Zulika Mi-Nam said. “The drop in after character/car creation in Auto Assault.”

The other day when I was rolling up a new alt, I was thinking about how most of us, most of the time create characters that are stunningly good-looking. I keep falling for this instead of making weird and ugly figures because I worry that I’ll end up playing hundreds of hours of Quasimodo.

But maybe you’re better than I am? Our screenshot challenge this week is to share a picture of your least photogenic character, whether it be ugly, different, or really anything that wouldn’t be featured in a perfume or underwear ad.

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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Little Bugbear

Picture One: I don’t have any ugly characters but GW2 did turn me into a pig.

Picture Two: Hope you all had a great Easter I got my egg mount.

Picture Three: Played Skyforge this week. First game that let me throw a dead bug as a weapon.

Picture Four: Skyforge sky city.

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Melissa McDonald

Here’s the 12K x 7K resolution version of the spinosaurus :)

https://goo.gl/photos/cESpqxuCxPm1MZjB6

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Melissa McDonald

OK I will take a truly monstrous one :)

There’s also this nice feature of Nvidia ANSEL…. you can take 360 photos for viewing in VR visors. Choosing 360 and then about 4K x 2K resolution seems appropriate for the 1440p screen of the Note series and Gear VR. And you can open them in the 360 Photos app in the Oculus store when using your Gear, and they render perfectly into a VR view of the ARK snapshot you took using ANSEL. What I suppose I will have to do next is 1) get some clothing in game so my avatar quits running around these dangerous creatures (Steve Irwin voice) so scantily clad, but also 2) see if higher resolutions (that’s bottom setting) for 360 photos makes a difference on GearVR. 4K x 2K looks pretty good actually, I’d describe it as the equivalent in the VR space of 1080p gaming to my eyes.

Now, Nvidia has a Cardboard app for viewing them too, and you can find it here:
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/ansel/view-ansel-360

I have taken a 4K x 2K 360 view VR photo from ARK for you to see for yourselves, should be shared with anyone:
https://goo.gl/photos/UHbPuKgP3TMPnGYh6

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BalsBigBrother

Do you wear sun glasses under your VR goggles because that sun sure is bright :-) Nice panorama though :-)

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Melissa McDonald

I’ll be taking some more inland in the green jungle areas, that’s where you find the really nasty carnosaurs.

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Koshelkin

My E:D “Holo Me”.

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Melissa McDonald

Wow those look nice!

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Dean Greenhoe

LOL, I always get told my photo attachments are too large for the recipient to open. Sorry, I live in a visual world and can not stand low res. :)

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rafael12104

Non-photogenic, that’s the them for this week. Ok. But I’m going to broaden it to fit my own purposes. ;)

First there is this beauty. I wouldn’t call him photogenic, but I’m sure his screen cap count is way up there. Don’t ask me about the outfit. BnS prides itself in adding anything and everything to outfits.

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Second there is this seemingly dark, blurry and out of focus cap. The thing is it was a bright and clear day when I was looking for a new cap in BnS Secrets of the Stratus expansion, just released, and suddenly it started to rain. Yup, they added a weather system to part of the new area! LOL! Shockingly unexpected. But wait, there is more. The water bubbles up and streams down the lens of your view. I felt like I was shooting on location. So much fun.

https://goo.gl/photos/yXpEPJnGKHpGbHsw5

I reserve the right top post more later, but right now I have to continue my gaming marathon.

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deekay_plus

is that wolf on his shoulder part of the costume? :S

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rafael12104

Yup. It is part of the costume. I think it is a fox btw, but I can’t be sure. LOL It’s dead, whatever it is.

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Bryan Correll

Are you sure? I think it’s just resting.

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deekay_plus

ye i second guessed myself on fox vs wolf.

it’s the kind of outfit that when you see it at the club you know the night is gonna be lit. :100: :ok: :420:

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rafael12104

Bare with me as I work out the kinks with Google Photo.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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rafael12104

Awesome! Lol. The Schlag touch makes it worthwhile.

It’s a work of art now. All we need is to cut off her ear because I’m not cutting mine off.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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JonBuck

Thanks for the feature, Justin. Eventually they added an achievement for flying up to the top of the blimp, I think.

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Xijit

So, uhh, yeah … This is about the best I got right now.

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finyar

Currently playing Guild Wars 2 again and I’m always impressed with how beautifully crafted the game world is.

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Cypher

Despite my feelings on GW2, it is a beauty to behold! I’m seriously fighting the urge to reinstall right now!

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Bree Royce

Dang, that second pic. I saw it in our database while I was uploading something for Week in Review tonight and had to come find it and tell you how gorgeous that is. Great shot!

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finyar

Thanks, Bree! :)

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Weather report from Cyrodiil, even on Easter morning we fight for the Queen … it’s ruff out there.

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