One Shots: Hail to the victor!

Have you ever been able to capture a truly victorious moment in your MMORPG journeys? Rees Racer did, and he is not above showing off (fortunately for us!).

“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,” Rees writes. “Of course, my Gunner is issued new orders almost immediately as there are seemingly always other harbingers of doom to confront…”

You save the world once, everyone wants you to keep on doing it, over and over again. My advice? Start charging per apocalypse and put aside a portion for retirement in another dimension.

It never fails to make me weirdly happy when people email One Shots submissions. You go to the front of the line, Bobuliss, and you don’t mind the looks that the other kids are giving you!

“Here’s my character Khorghast’s latest victorious moment from EVE Online,” Bobuliss writes. “I finally bought my first capital ship, a Ninazu-class Force Auxiliary Ship. Here it is pictured here floating majestically just in front of my alliance’s logo with one of the towers of our fully armed and operational Keepstar in the background. Also, check out that sweet nebula back there!”

So, so many Secret World Legends screenshots this past week! Makes me think that I’m not the only one playing this rebooted game lately.

If you’re ever wondering who broke the world, blame Thickenergy: “Here I am, surveying the scene and calculating the amount of duct tape I need, after defeating the last boss in a dungeon.”

Anima duct tape can hold anything. Anything.

“I can’t wait for the next episode of Guild Wars 2, 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,” said Miol. “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!”

Yes, let’s go back to the island of resurrected death and decay. Right after we detour through New Jersey.

Another guilty pleasure of mine in this column is to highlight anyone who brings us some classic screenshots from the MMOs of yore.

Jon Sleeper brings us back to the era of City of Heroes and its infamous sewer system: “Here’s an ancient shot of my Blaster taking down Dr. Vahzilok.”

I still can’t poop without fear of puking zombies coming out of my toilet because of that game, but I don’t mind. It was a great ride.

As this is National Zombie Week (newly created by yours truly), I want to see the best and most eww-inducing undead screenshots from MMOs in the comments. Zombie everything, people! Leave no species behind!

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

Sad Goblin Zombies.

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Koshelkin

The amount of detail in this hall amazed me(click pic to zoom):

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mysecretid

This is gorgeous, Koshelkin, thanks. Are you running mods here, or have they already started upgrading the baseline graphics? When I was playing, this room did not look quite this good. :-)

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Koshelkin

I’m using Reshade with this preset: https://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/3894/

It makes alot of difference. The colors are more vibrant, the textures crisper and you see details you didn’t see before.

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Utakata

BDO?

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Koshelkin

Huh, what? No, that’s Lotro.

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Utakata

You know, can’t mid read, huh. (Thanks for the clarification though!)

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Utakata

Edit/Erratum: …can’t *mind read…proper.

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miol

only keepin’ the theme…

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mysecretid

Apparently, my Blood Elf met our own Utakata‘s undead sister (?) while in Northrend today in World of Warcraft.

The pink pigtails of undeath! Aiiiiieeeee!!!

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Utakata

“The pink pigtails of undeath! Aiiiiieeeee!!!”

You betcha! <3

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Ryuen

Zombies and undead in general aren’t always the enemy, my AoC necro never goes anywhere without her band of deceased minions.

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miol

While discussing about the new Orrian themed Legendary hammer, @McGuffn simply commented: “We haven’t seen the draw animation or an aura yet. For all we know undead chickens fly around you and bomb the area with undead eggs.”

In case, someone wondered where that idea came from, well, there is indeed even a whole farm of undead chicken in Orr, near Karst Plains. So while a giant undead mother hen was very determined to take care of another player passing too closely, I took the opportunity to get closer to one of the coops, during which, of course, still having Orr’s serene architecture as silent witnesses! ;P

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miol

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Rees Racer

…”undead screenshots from MMOs …”

The action combat is visceral and fun, but the creature design in TERA is also one of the reasons I find the game so appealing. Corsets, parasols, and top hats round out the distinctive period dress on the Blood Maids and Lords for the undead on Vampire Hill just northeast of Poporia.

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Xijit

New phone wallpaper, but I still have not done any gaming so far.

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deekay_plus

you were that far up there eh? damn son… how did you handle a week of no night?

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Xijit

For some reason we almost hit 36,000 feet going from Phoenix to Denver, and I have lived up there before so it was no problem … But I think another week of it would have royally screwed up my routine.

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Jon Sleeper

More than any cookie cutter warehouse or sewer, there are two words can strike fear into any CoH player: Layer cake.

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Utakata

…but I am not dead!

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Jon Sleeper

Get on the cart!

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Hirku

Here are some reconnaissance photos of the Condition Seventee–the zombies.

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Katriana

Great closeup shots :)

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Melissa McDonald

I came, I saw, I kicked his ass!
And then I sat in his chair.

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Ryuen

I see my Dwarf champion isn’t alone in his tendency to sit in recently vacated chairs :D

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deekay_plus

i only took 2 screenshots this week so have a gif shane nelson made of my dancing video from last month instead.

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Utakata

Lol! :)

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deekay_plus

this one is going in the archive ;)

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mysecretid

According to the recent news, you’re a better dancer than Mariah Carey, at the very least. :-)

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deekay_plus

lol must’ve missed that one lol >>

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mysecretid

This is the YouTube clip. The internet has been making much hilarity out of her complete lack of f#cks given in this dance routine. Notice how the back-up dudes basically do everything? It’s kinda like they’re re-arranging furniture …

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deekay_plus

lmao is this more recent than the NYE NYC thing?

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mysecretid

That reference is lost on me, alas. Mariah’s non-dancing hit the interwebs a week ago now. Deekay > Mariah :-D

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deekay_plus

basically she headlined the NYC NYE event this past NYE and it was a shit show and she blamed the issues on the organizer and technicians.

anyways i’ll take the compliment with grace and style :D i admit i’m not even a decent dancer but i enjoy doing it now and then and i like to make videos of it to share with friends who get a good laugh out of it, hence the gif :D the gif is actually from a 10 minute dance video and i think it’s some of my best dancing on video so far. but i cba to hunt down the full video to post LOL

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mysecretid

Dancing is about having fun. Don’t worry it too much.

In my personal experience, most of the people mocking men for dancing are actually other men — most of whom mock while seated, and who mutter “I don’t dance” whenever a woman comes within ten meters of them.
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Again, it’s only in my experience, but most women are pleased to see a man who will at least attempt to dance with them (always good to give her a warning if you don’t think you’re so good at it, but try if asked).

Only times I’ve heard women get genuinely pissed about men who dance is if

1) the guy is literally stepping on her feet, or something similarly injurious, or …

2) If the guy treats the dance like it’s an invitation to have sex standing up (grinds on her; grabs onto her body parts etc).

For most women I’ve known, dancing is considered a social experience; best to keep it friendly, but respectful

Basically, dance, you mutha! Dance! Hahahaha :-)

Cheers,

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Boom

I thought you made that one after I made the trainspottingesque one? :D

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deekay_plus

shane made this like a day or two after i made the dance video. you need to refresh my memory on yours :D

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Boom

I believe it was this one

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deekay_plus

i have absolutely no memory of this happening but you know how twitter is lately >>

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Boom

There are many a dark evening on Twitter that is best forgotten.
MOARBY Dick!

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deekay_plus

ayyy lmao

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deekay_plus

hjk, here’s our guild hall we banded together to supervise sundial farm massive amounts of stone for and put together. XD

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