One Shots: A bridge too far
One more bridge. That’s what she kept telling me, even though I cautioned her that sooner or later our luck would run out. She would pause, then shake her head and urge us on. One more bridge.
That day, when we crossed a seemingly innocuous wooden bridge over RIFT’s gorgeous Scatherron Forest, our luck broke — as did six boards, sending us plummeting down into a gorge. As I fell, I wondered why I was taking orders from my talking mount anyway. Perhaps she knew that fall damage was a thing of the past and I could be pressured into recklessness.
After I pick myself back up and find another route onward, we’ll look at the rest of this week’s player-submitted screenshots and stories!
Last week’s screenshot challenge to pick out references to real world locations resonated with some of our readers, including Miol, who posted a slew of Guild Wars 2 shots.
“You can choose for yourself if it’s a reference to the Great Wall of China, Great Wall of Gorgan, Hadrian’s Wall, or any other wall that eventually failed their builders, given enough time (or to possible future walls, if someone doesn’t want to learn from history and thereby condemned to repeat it)!”
It looks like the Irish have arrived in EverQuest II! “This is from a limited duration instance in EverQuest II for some sort of event, the St. Patrick’s Day thing (Brewday? It’s been too long!),” Camelotcrusade said. “There was another stage with dancing male Fae but sadly they didn’t get onto the piano with me!”
Rees Racer went for an easy solution to the challenge with this Star Trek Online pic: “Well it doesn’t get much less ambiguous than this image of my Vulcan captain taking in the views at Star Fleet Academy in San Francisco. It’s comforting to know that the almost 500-year-old Golden Gate Bridge remains the iconic image in a world city long considered a bastion of multi-cultural influences.”
Ever wonder what the crafting anvil sees and feels in an MMORPG? Here you go, courtesy of Melissa!
“Dropping the hammer in LOTRO,” she posted. “My crafting is nearly caught up to my level. Starting to make some pretty nice light and medium armor.”
For this week’s challenge, I’m curious if you’ve ever taken a picture of your character leveling up. Plenty of MMOs have additional light and sound effects when this happens, so let’s see yours!