One Shots: Moonglow

I don’t say it enough: I am truly impressed by how our readership manage to bring out the beauty in MMORPGs through their screenshots. It takes an eye for detail and a feel for a good shot that elevates certain pictures above the rest.

As an example of this excellence, I present Toy Clown’s headlining shot from Black Desert: “One of the reasons I enjoy the game is because of the ocean content. Here is my character releasing a lantern from her fishing boat.”

Small moon, go up and meet big moon! I think the two of you will be very happy together.

I am just the worst in triggering emotes and swiveling the camera in time to grab a picture before my character is done with whatever gesture he or she is doing. So I’m always a wee bit in awe of players who get good emote pics, like Justin does here from Final Fantasy XIV. Such high spirits!

Last week I asked for pictures of ships and sailing vessels, and we certainly saw a wide variety of those — including this one of zombie craft in Guild Wars 2.

“Together with the Order of Whispers, we onced lured some undead Risen and their ships with a false lighthouse signal, wondering how long would they take to get there with those torn, almost useless sails,” said Miol. “I guess undead aren’t easy to win over for things like efficiency!”

BalsBigBrother took a picture of himself at the Big Kids table in Secret World Legends: “I may have made my character a little too short and I might need a booster seat or something so that I can eat at the new fancy Agartha restaurant.”

There are plenty of us small folk on the Massively OP staff, so we relate, Bals. We really do.

To round things out this week, Jon Sleeper takes us to Risa in Star Trek Online for a little summer fun on a hoverboard. So remind me, with the holodeck and all, why did Star Trek characters need to actually physically go to planets for recreation? I’d be all about creating worlds 1/20th scale and then stepping all over them while roaring like Godzilla.

You need a screenshot challenge and I need more pictures for next week, so let us come together and collaborate! This week, why not share your best bug pictures? Small, oversized, freaky, or cute, let’s devote a little real estate to insects, spiders, and worms of all types!

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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Wendigo Runner

Bugs are gross, but — and this probably isn’t a bug — I have this interesting thingamabob. I don’t have the XIV v1.0 tattoo but the game does recognize that I already own the game (didn’t need to buy it, just needed to sub) and I did receive this handy dandy moogle mail saying thanks for buying the original XIV.

Does it not do the tattoo anymore? I seem to recall that it was a tat on the back of the neck and I didn’t see it during character creation or whatever.

It’s not at all important other than being an issue of curiosity for me.

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Space Captain Zor

Haven’t found any bugs yet but here’s a shot I love from that moment you are just dropping out of Hyperspace in SWTOR. This was back when I was doing Eyefinity mode.

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Hirku

So after almost 4 years of playing in The Secret World, I finally got around to creating some alts to see how the other two-thirds live. It was a real trip to just stroll into the “enemy” HQs and see characters and scenery I haven’t seen before. I’ve got them parked there with their tutorials all done, ready to be activated when I need some variety and *cough* daily marks *cough*.

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deekay_plus

before i uninstalled BDO i took a few more selfies of my dk :P

orange gave me a ride in this car i’ve been on teh fence on buying since it was added. it’s got a very cool look.

and yes the apc is amphibious!

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Jon Sleeper

Also seen today. Mini-Khan.

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rafael12104

Lol! Is that for real? Or just a perspective bug.

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Jon Sleeper

It’s for real. It looks like he used a Tellarite as a base, and they’re already short.

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Kawaii Five-O

Taking in the sights of Stormblood while playing with /gpose. I took a ton of screenshots atop the inn roof, since it took me a while to successfully get up there. I’ve yet to attempt hopping up Kugane Tower as I’ve heard it’s much more difficult, and I had a hard enough time just getting on top of the inn–however, the scenery and private baths were certainly worth the effort!

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Utakata

Is that a new Miqo’te ear option…or some other race in neko mimi mode? o.O

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Kawaii Five-O

That is the Tamamo Headband on my Au Ra. It’s the big trend right now as you can purchase it with fragments that can be farmed from a fate in Yanxia or if you’re really lucky, get all the fragments you need in one go by catching the elusive Foxy Lady fate when it’s up.

You can also buy a really cute fox minion and stuffed furnishing with the fragments.

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Utakata

Oh a kitsune! Thought those ears looked a little more robust. O.o

Thanks for explaining that. :)

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Jon Sleeper

Well, this ship sure makes me feel like a bug. That’s the Universe-class, about 3km long, next to my new T6 Connie, the USS Journey.

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Hirku

And the award for ugliest ship in Star Trek goes to…

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Jon Sleeper

The Klingon and Romulan versions of this are so much better.

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Utakata

…or what about pink stingies? :(

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rafael12104

Hidee Ho everyone. I missed out on the Sunday tradition that is One Shots last week, but not this week.

So, for this week, I bring you Pinchy from BnS. Now, I don’t really remember the entomology of Scorpions, but this nasty oversized poison dealer is at least worthy of consideration.

My brave little Lyn, Raliee won’t back down as you can see, but I don’t think his raccoon tail quite matches up against Pinchy’s stinger from hell.

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Wanda Clamshuckr

“Look up. Look waaaaaay up.”
F.Giant

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Jon Sleeper

I’m going to need a bigger can of Raid.

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mysecretid

Rusty and Jerome are now fleeing the Friendly Giant’s castle in sheer terror. :-D

Nice pic!

(For those who don’t know, The Friendly Giant was a popular Canadian kids’ show which ran for decades — from the early 1950s to the late 1980s. It was so low-budget, it makes the original Dr. Who look like Star Wars :-) but host Bob Homme and the puppeteers made it work. Little kids loved it — some later episodes are on YouTube)

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Koshelkin

Eeek!

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Rees Racer

You can always rely on TERA to make things a bit (or a lot) larger than normal. These Ovoliths are spider-like BAMs near the Sinestral Manor. My Valkyrie seems unimpressed, however, and the fate of this beastie (and several others in the surrounding area) is assured.

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Utakata

You should post a picture on those when they’re dormant. They look like upright ribbed fruit. o.O

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Koshelkin

Found this cozy little spot for a “selfie”. (The stick is, obviously, held by my superior telekinetic powers.)

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Hirku

* Thinks of the movie Chronicle *

What, only one telekinetically-controlled camera??? Amateur!

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Koshelkin

Hiya! From the Secret World. (this screenie was tough to make, wait for the automaton to ask for a hug, start emote with / command, hide ui and press win+print <.<; I'll attach my favourite fail as well.^^)

1.) Fail 2.) All done

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Utakata

Do crabs count? o.O

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miol

Well, crabs are indeed closer related to bugs (hexapods), than bugs are related to worms or spiders, actually! ;P

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancrustacea

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Utakata

I had thought they where related to spiders on the evolutionary scale of things. But you know what thought did. :(

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miol

DNA research scrambled so many branches of the “tree of life”, by now!
It seems the phrase: “Appearances are deceiving!” has been proven even by evolution! XD

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miol

Who doesn’t like being cuddled by a swarm of some very curious Chak, every now and then? ;P

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Koshelkin

You have a good eye for screenshots. Keep em coming. ^o^

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;P

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bereman99

So this may just change your world, at least when it comes to snagging emotes at the proper time in FFXIV.

Do emote. Type /gpose really quick.

Have fun.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Here are a a few shots of my necro minion army in D3.

I know it is D3, but yet my minion army has more members on screen than some other games that call themselves MMOs.

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Koshelkin

It’s a comfortable class, when something goes wrong you can always blame your underlings.

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mysecretid

So, this is the Politician class in Diablo III? :-D

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Koshelkin

That much evil cannot be contained in a videogame.

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Little Bugbear

1. You ever just come across things in games and think “ow that looks painful”. Well, thats how I feel about those red spiky things.

2. The admiral is one of my favorite characters in FF14’s story.

3. Bug, you say? How about Love Bug Anub’arak.

4. I got this shot while kicking his fuzzy highness.

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BalsBigBrother

Free booster seats for hobbits, why is that not a patron benefit hehe (thank you for showing my picture.)

I have a random selection of Secret World Legends screenshots.

A couple from my story mode dungeon running adventures. The pencil outline one came about as a result of pressing wrong key combo in my art program so it applied an artistic filter instead of cropping the image but i rather like the effect so I kept it (never did crop the image either as you can see by the fps counter still being in frame /blush)

Last two are from cut scenes which I haven’t watched for a while and it was nice to see them again.

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Sleepy

The pre-order t-shirt! You either got it or you don’t.

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Hirku

Now I’m wondering why I have one, since I didn’t pre-order or even start playing until 6 months after launch.

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Koshelkin

Nice. <.<

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BalsBigBrother

heah I have that exact screen shot too :-)

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