One Shots: Man of Tungsten

Look there! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Mysecretid!

Who among us hasn’t played a video game at some point and decided to create his or her favorite fictional character? At least Mysecretid is being honest about it: “DCUO sets up this idea that the players can be proteges of existing DC heroes and villains. Although many players ignore this possibility, I decided to make my character a clear Superman fan — as I am.

“I realize that Superman is often terribly written, but when someone ‘gets’ the character, he’s golden. I re-created my main from the PC on my PS4. I’ve been having a lot of fun, despite the game’s flaws.”

“This is my character Winterlock Speare from Final Fantasy XIV,” Sean emailed in, “who I just glamoured up to have a perfect scholarly look, as he peruses his Face Book, in Hawker’s Alley. You will notice he has a unicolt in the foreground for company. The book’s eyes actually move and the best part is that it is able to be gotten through the storyline!”

Face book? Well that’s one screenshot that I’ll have to (puts on sunglasses) like!

As a certain sci-fi MMO has finally killed off the last vestiges of getting out of one’s ship and walking around, Elite: Dangerous is gleefully romping across planetary surfaces.

Rees Racer looks like he’s having fun: “Some of the vistas are breathtaking to behold. This is Alpha Tucanae A1, the planet in the system nearest to a K-type orange giant star. Although this world is 50% further away than Earth is from our own sun, this star is 30x larger, and looms menacingly in the background. With no atmosphere and a surface temperature of more than 500°C (almost 1000°F), I’m content to remain in the car (SRV).”

There were plenty of incredibly awesome “favorite” biome pictures posted last week, and I certainly had my hands full picking the best of the best. I admit that I am a sucker for bioluminescent anything, so I’m highlighting this TERA picture from a certain pink ponytailed poster.

“Favorite biome? Well, that one is easy! And I really don’t have to explain why,” said Utakata.

Admiral Jon Sleeper responded to my disparaging of Star Trek Online’s new Universe-class ships with this jaw-dropping example of the ship’s contemporary over on the Romulan side.

“Roddenberry had this idea that the Galaxy class was basically a city in space with missions going on twenty years, which was why crew had their families aboard,” Jon wrote. “I think the Universe-class was designed in three days, and it shows. The Romulan and Klingon variants of these ships look much better.”

You all are so amazing with your pictures every week, have I told you that? So let’s celebrate you being awesome by taking and sharing pictures of you at a victorious moment. Did you down a boss? Finally conquer that jumping puzzle? Reach the level cap? Share it this week in screenshot form!

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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thickenergy

Here I am, surveying the scene and calculating the amount of duct tape I need, after defeating the last boss in a dungeon in SWL.

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Jon Sleeper

Gaffer’s tape and some quantum spackle and that’ll close right up.

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mysecretid

A featured screenshot? Thanks, Justin. I’ll smite a few evildoers on your behalf, citizen! :-)

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Ryuen

Not the prettiest shot but reaching Sag A in E:D sure felt like victory to me.
Luckily I took a few shots on the way like this moody one of my cobra in the shadows of 2 white stars.

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Ryuen

Madness? This is SWL!

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Xijit

2am sunrise at 30,000 feet

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Utakata

So um…what where you doing up there? o.O

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Xijit

Flew up to Alaska to visit my mom & after a bunch of delays and transfers I ended up on an overnight flight from LA to Anchorage.

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Little Bugbear

Image One: Beautiful glowing rocks.

Image Two: My own victory’s are far less cool. Here I am winning a game as Leoric. I win the game being headbutted into the core. = /

Image Three: This next shot is a shot of failure (I had to be teleported to the gate. I kept falling). Needless to say I am not the next Karate Kid.

Image Four: Here is pic of someone else’s getting a legendary staff.

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miol

Can’t wait for the next episode of GW2, where we’ll finally be able to visit Orr in its current state after Zhaitan’s influence has dissipated so many years ago, even if the rest of Orr will stay suspended in time, now just like any other themepark. :/

So here you are: The entrance to the ruins of the Cathedral of Silence, the first temple of Grenth, the human god of death and judgement!

spoilers & speculations:
Once half human half god, he defeated and imprisoned the previous ruler of the underworld. As judge over the dead, he despises deception and illusions, so perhaps he will be an ally against those other now power hungry and deceitful gods like Balthazar, who got help by Lyssa to pass off as Lazarus.

bonus: Anyone in need of some spare golem parts? ;P

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It’ll be a new area in Orr for sure. Changing current Orr will be problematic due to the personal story. As much as I’d like to see changes happen, I don’t see a practical way of doing it due to mmo game mechanics

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miol

The personal story is already arranged & saved as an instanced version of certain places, as you already have chapters still happening in the old version of Lion’s Arch!

But sure, as we know it since WoW’s Cataclysm, a majority of themepark players hate sandbox-like change to their beloved places, where they made fond memories and would miss them, as also having phasing would fracture the community.

But keeping the instanced versions for the personal story instead, was for me a good way to have both. Anet only forgot to make the vanilla story just as instantly replayable as the rest of the chapters with their instanced locations as it was already introduced with season 2! No one would claim that art/assets were lost and everyone could visit old Lion’s Arch anytime they wanted, and wouldn’t need to reroll an alt, level up to 40 and redo the first 17 missions or so everytime, only for wanting to revisit it once instead! :)

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Melissa McDonald

you don’t want to know what I did.
I seen things, man. And stuff, too.

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Hirku

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Melissa McDonald

Arya Stark approves

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Schlag Sweetleaf

bonus points if you can identify the background:)

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mysecretid

Welcome back, Schlag!

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Utakata

The day that Duncan Jones used me in a poster tease for his upcoming Warcraft movie. >.>

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Utakata

PS: (Ahem!) I know…it was Shopped by my pigtails from this portrait of myself I think I’ve shown a few times in this publication. My bad! But as the said director’s Father once said, “We can be heroes…” <3

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mysecretid

“… just for one day” :-)

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Utakata

<3

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Utakata

Also PS: They are pigtails, Mr. Justin and not “ponytails”. As I have two of them. But thanks for the pink plug again! /bows :)

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Minimalistway

While victorious moments are worth documenting, i rarely do! i look for the small details, things i will notice in real life, like this shop in SWL, it have a beautiful carpet, and i’m all like “oooh carpet, how pretty!” or a totem outside the shop, i do the same with other games, small details make me happy to notice them, in games and in real life.

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BalsBigBrother

Funny how minds work I thought much the same about the totem pole but that thought was quickly overridden by “I wonder if I can sit on the top”, turn out you can. :-)

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Minimalistway

Now i wonder how did you reach that place? i tried to reach the roof of the shop, but gave up quickly, i’ll try again :-)

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BalsBigBrother

I am a master of the mystical arts granted to me from the vast and ancient knowledge of the buzzing. So I of course used that vast and ancient knowledge to manifest myself into my rightful place.

Um well that and there is a dumpster round back that you can jump on and from that onto the roof ;-)

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Rees Racer

“…a victorious moment.”

No spoilers, so I’ll just pass along a TERA cutscene shot from a meeting with Priestess Ciebel after the defeat of a traitorous threat to the Alliance. Of course, my Gunner is issued new orders almost immediately as there are seemingly always other harbingers of doom to confront…

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mysecretid

That’s a lot of gun. Even Texas would say so. :-)

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Utakata

I never really got that Samael business…it felt a little contrived to me. However, on the brighter side, one does get a fresh pair on underwear (!?) out it. o.O

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butterpanda888

No Pics from me yet. That may change. Maybe.
I do want to say that I was having a hard time deciding which of my characters to play as in STO but that pic of the Romulan Ship has made up my mind. Thanks.

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Jon Sleeper

Here’s an ancient CoH shot of my Blaster taking down Dr. Vahzilok.

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mysecretid

Vahzilok — a villain I loved to hate! Victor Frankenstein who? :-D

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Souperdork

I miss CoH soooo much! Great Pic!

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Hirku

IMHO, this spooky night shot represents my victory over SWL’s character creator.

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mysecretid

My character still doesn’t look right in the new game. I guess I should’ve taken more selfies in The Secret World to help me re-create his face properly. :-)

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Hirku

And here’s a legit victory shot. The real victory was disabling the UI, swinging the camera around to a somewhat decent angle, and hitting F11 before Ur-Draug hit the ground.

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mysecretid

Very nice pic! Thanks!

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BalsBigBrother

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.

Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die.

(You see and experience things is mmos that are often hard to explain to other people who do not play them or sometimes even to those that do. Cherish the memories and experiences they are yours and no one can take them away from you. These are just some of mine from my recent visits to Secret World Legends and Warframe) :-)

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mysecretid

And the award for Best Dramatic Monologue in a Massively comments section goes to … … BalsBigBrother! :-)

Congratulations, B3, and thank you, sir!

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Rees Racer

Let’s hope Blade Runner 2049 is a worthy sequel.

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mysecretid

I think I’m jut going to have to see it and decide for myself. Too much pointless arguing and second-guessing out on the social media.

So, deciding for myself seems like the best plan. Like you, I hope it’s good!

Cheers,

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finyar

The calm before the storm… and Mordor.

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mysecretid

Gorgeous. Thank you.

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deekay_plus

a coouple of shots of the guys and i showing off our cars. and a screen of me standing outside a bus stop for our bus rp event last night. wew lads!

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DeadlyAccurate

LOL at the brand name on that advertisement.

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deekay_plus

:D

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butterpanda888

What game is that? Looks like fun.

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deekay_plus

grand theft auto online. there’s quite a bit of fun stuff to it nowadays. alot of variety of content and things to collect and stuff. great stuff.

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