One Shots: Out for a monster stroll

He just wanted to go out for a casual stroll. He picked the worst possible day to do it.

Todd the Troll lumbered out of Mordor, looking for a breath of fresh air and possibly some daisies to pick for his deformed girlfriend back home. What he found was a pitched battle between his comrades and some inexplicably agitated humans yelling about rings and frodos.

Finyar captured Todd’s bewildering dilemma in Lord of the Rings Online at the Battle of the Black Gate. I, for one, hope he made it home and will look back on this day and laugh.

“With the recent Fall of Oriath expansion for Path of Exile I thought I might send you in a screenshot from my exploration of one of the new zones,” mailed in BalsBigBrother. “PoE does have lots of cool things to look at and has a dark beauty of its own, but it is kind of a hard game to take a good screenshot in the game. While it does let you take pics in game, it also commits the cardinal sin of not hiding the UI or offering that as an option as far as I know.

“As for the picture, this is a floor mural I came across while exploring. Please excuse the few dead bodies littered about the place. I did try to keep the monster clear while I killed them, but not all of them cooperated. I guess a few dead bodies in a zone called The Desecrated Chambers is to be expected.”

Rees Racer makes himself at home in his latest gaming conquest: “I’ve not been terribly keen for the “survival” genre, especially not one in early access. But Citadel: Forged With Fire doesn’t even have hunger/thirst gauges, and the premise looked original. Instead of slaughtering pixies and bandits, I’ve spent a majority of my time constructing my lake house, complete with a pier from which to admire it.”

“I wish this static screenshot could better show off the beauty of the Vashj’ir underwater zone in World Of Warcraft.,” said Mysecretid. “One of the most enjoyable zones I’ve played through in an MMORPG in a very long time!”

From underwater to outer space, let’s check in with the latest thrilling escapades of Star Trek Online, shall we?

What’s more fun than seeking out new life, new civilizations, and boldly going to strange receptions in the meeting room of a starbase?” asks Melissa.

For this week’s screenshot challenge, why not feature an MMO race that you wish you could play as — but you can’t (at least, not until the developers Make It Happen)?

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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Schlag Sweetleaf

I always thought the Tomte would have been a great race to play in DAoC. Lawn gnomes gone bad:)

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Utakata

…I am a lawn Gnome gone opinionated though. /wiggle pigtails <3

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miol

@challenge:

There are so many NPC races I would want to play as, but GW2’s ogres certainly weren’t one of them!
Until now…
Through the current preview weekend I was really surprised to see, that ogres got one hell of a revamp! o.O

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Siphaed

Those aren’t Ogres..those are Ogre Hunters …not sure what the difference means…..

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miol

Yes, they are, Siphead! ;P

Ogre Hunters are skilled ogres that can inflicts multiples conditions and knockback their foes.

https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Ogre_Hunter

^ And this one on the left, is the previous male version of the Ogre Hunter!
Wiki is only waiting for someone to upload the, quote: “Elon[i]an version”.

They’re even wearing the same belt with the same skulls, only differently positioned, but got more badass looking fist weapons/claws! ;P

edit: They’ve added they’re own page too:

https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Ogre_Hunter_(Crystal_Desert)

Ogre Hunters are ogres sparring in the Grand Sahil Casino.

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miol
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miol

*their own page -.-

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BalsBigBrother

Thank you for showing my picture. :-)

Well while I am here I may as well post a couple of others from Path of Exile. Not scenic ones but I am having fun with what is now my third build in the new expansion that makes use of a skill called blade vortex.

That is exactly how it sounds you cast a spell which makes up to 20 whirling blades surround your character. You then introduce this blade blender to the mobs face for what can be some pretty pleasing explosions of gore.

I think it looks better when in motion but these are what I have screenshot wise.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I did 2 gaming things this week. Watch TI 7 and find a simple game to putter with while in between the games.
So here is a ss of the map of my putter game Cat Quest – it is cat Zelda, the orig Zelda, and a shot of the TI 7 payout.
While I saw more than the usual amount of tears at this year’s TI, this is the first one I did not see someone throw-up in a trash can.

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Hirku

When I was a little boy, I always wanted to be a Sasquatch. But I lost it.

Don’t lose your Sasquatch.

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Kawaii Five-O

Enjoying the Moonfire Faire festivities with a special someone.

As for Justin’s challenge–while not an unplayable race, I do wish the Au Ra (females in particular) more closely resembled their early concept art that depicted them as being much more demonic and imposing looking and less of a cutesy human with horns and a spattering of scales.

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Vunak

Yeah the original concept art for Au Ra was amazing, really wish they had went with that design as well.

I am hoping they bring in the Vierra, but keep them with their more primal look, not just a human with bunny ears.

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Utakata

I have the pink yukata from that! <3

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hugmonster

The GW2 expansion demo is live this weekend and any normal person would quickly get in to see the new content. But I am not normal :) . I got stuck at how pretty the new login screen background is and how I can use it to take glorious screenshots of my characters :)

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hugmonster

I almost forgot kitty :)

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deekay_plus

albion is less than photogenic so instead of taking pics of that, here’s a pic of the sunset over 80 acre lake taken by jose.

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Xijit
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Xijit

Wonder what the general consciences is on videos is …

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deekay_plus

as the resident video spammer, i do videos on WRUP and oneshots for screenshots/photos.

there used to be one or two other people who did videos that did the same.

not that imma hate on someone else sharing vids on hre mind you :)

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FVerret

If you have cool videos, you can try sending them to Kotaku’s Highlight Reel.

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Xijit

Nah, none of them are that good … Just me running frontier defense rounds

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