One Shots: Counting sheep

I might not pick one of Final Fantasy XIV’s Lalafell as an ideal combat companion, but when it comes to staging adorable photogenic moments? I would say that they are ideal.

Reader Vexia nodded off to a bunch of fluffy sheep in today’s headlining pic: “It’s totally worth it ’cause then you can count them all to fall asleep. I guess this qualifies as being ‘in my element’ too: surrounded by fluffy cuteness.”

Ack. We need a palette cleanser! Truck in some gratuitous gore and oversized spiders!

Caelium stepped outside of MMO boundaries to bring us this expedition from Rise of the Tomb Raider. We have come a long way from low-count polygons sharp enough to cut steak.

“What better natural element for a tomb raider than… a tomb? Or possibly the dangerous trek to get to said tomb!” Caelium says.

Did I mention how many incredible screenshots you all delivered last week? It was one of the most difficult weeks I’ve ever had in terms of picking just five pictures. I couldn’t resist including this picture from Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, however!

“Let’s continue the trend of amazing Path of Fire night skies shall we,” Xephyr submitted.

“I’m jumping around MMOs right now, looking for my next extended stay,” Toy Clown wrote. “Currently checking out all the changes in ArcheAge and made a Warborn. I really like them and the half-demon race fits well in desert environments.”

Pink ponytail queen Utakata took me up on last week’s challenge of, “Ponder that question for a few and then find or take a screenshot to show a perfect combination of environment and personality for this week’s challenge” with this WildStar tableau.

“Be careful what you wish for!” Utakata said. “You can almost hear everyone that didn’t /upvote this groan though.

For this week’s screenshot challenge, let’s see pictures of your characters taking… unorthodox methods of transportation. Ever parachute into a zone? Sneak onto a submarine? Find yourself swallowed by an enormous slug? Let’s see them and hear your stories!

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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Melissa McDonald

If you’ve never been through a thunderstorm in Black Desert Online, then unfortunately no static picture can capture how majestic they really are, especially with their amazing “wet” graphics that happen when things get wet, and water in general. But for those of you who have experienced it, this will give you a smile,

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mysecretid

Unusual transportation?

Well, I really loved the free seahorse mount World of Warcraft gave my character when I started adventuring through the Vashj’ir undersea zone.

You can’t use the seahorse mount anywhere but Vashj’ir, but it sure looks nice. Even the ornate bit and bridle design impressed me.

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Utakata

…and wow, that coral in the background really comes in pink! <3

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mysecretid

I defer to your expertise in this regard, madam! :-)

Cheers,

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Maggie May

Because of my poopy and somewhat redonculous computer I don’t take a lot of screenshots. Unorthodox methods of transportation? Well in a lot of games with multiple mobs or going through higher level areas I will swim for miles and miles.
One of my favourite things to do in Gw2. It also put me in mind of a Guild event in LOTRO where we tried to do Bree by jumping on all of the roofs on horseback …. Ah good times. And falling, I’m an expert at falling off things.

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mysecretid

I’m constantly falling off things in games. There’s no proprioception (i.e. innate sense of your body’s position in space) in games, so I am forever falling to my doom, it seems.

Cheers,

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Melissa McDonald

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you’re here in my heart and my heart will go on and on

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Hirku

Sick…twisted…love it.

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Melissa McDonald

That’s the one game I can think of where dying is kind of a reward, because the sinking animations are so varied, and so excellent, it’s always something you just sit and watch for a minute. World of Warships, of course.

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Hirku

NAVALITY!

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Robert Mann

I’d offer pictures of my unorthodox MMO transportation, but walking is just not that exciting.

After all, the ‘abnormal’ is the MMO normal here.

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Vunak

I took a space station. But I decided that isn’t enough and rode on the outside on top of the space station.

unfortunately I wasn’t intelligent enough to toggle the UI at the time.

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Siphaed

Unorthodox transportation? How about the iceberg ships of the Koden? So beautiful!

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Utakata

Freee fallin’ again! And for those who want to know what my pigtails look like when flapping in the helpless wind…

(And thanks for the plug and groan of my last week’s posting, Mr. Justin. <3 )

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Rees Racer

“Sneak onto a submarine?”

I would hope it wasn’t THIS Alpha-class Soviet submarine in its final moments before a Mark 48 torpedo (launched from my USS Olympia) sent it to the bottom of the North Atlantic…

–still playing Cold Waters, which doesn’t even have multi-player…yet…but I couldn’t resist!

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Utakata

I guess this is the “wait and see” part. :(

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Utakata

“I understand you are extremely anxious about the state of the world and the instability of certain folks in high offices with bad hair, inching ever closer to pushing those big red buttons…you shouldn’t let it encroach on the enjoyment of other players who rather not think about it, Uta.”

Yeah. My bad. Sorry. :(

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Rees Racer

I’m mostly just a daft bugger, and so I’m not certain what you’re on about here, but your contrition, for whatever reason, seems sincere. I do hope you, and everyone else, had an otherwise lovely weekend, and your hair remains brilliant!

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Utakata

Thank you for that! /bows <3

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rafael12104

Wow. It looks great! I will have to add that game to my list.

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camelotcrusade

Unorthodox transportation? Back in my day, we didn’t have flying mounts. You had to kill an epic air elemental, wrangle its body into a current powerful enough to stand on, lasso it to a nearby object, and run on it before it blew away. And that’s how we liked it.

And before that? Well, if you can remember the days before every MMO character could personally fly, you might also remember EQ2’s Kingdom of Sky from 2006. Here I am traveling among the aerial archipelago, and the only way you could normally travel among them was to use the transport station on each sky island. On this day, however, the transport bugged, and to my delight I found myself personally running through the firmament with nary a flap of my arms.

Little did I know how ahead of my time I was. Flying mounts didn’t come out until Destiny of Velious in 2011, and it wasn’t until 2010 (with LU57) that you could use multiple transports to reach a single destination.

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rafael12104

Hey, I remember those days. Kids today… they don’t know how good they have it.

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TBPlayer2112

Getting into the Halloween spirit a little early in ESO.

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deekay_plus

doot doot u ben spuked!

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rafael12104

Nice! Skeleton musicians.

Playing that wind instrument must require some skill with no lungs. Lol.

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rafael12104

Unorthodox methods of travel? Let’s take a look at travel in BnS, shall we?

Ah, well, how about a kite. No not a hang-glider, a Kite, literally. You hang from it but you have no control over it. Just have to hope you get there.

Or, you could go an airborne Pirate Galleon. What? You have seen that before? Not like this one. No Avengers Triskillion tech here. Just good old fashioned wood and chi know-how.

Ok. Then how about just free falling. Yeah, plummeting like a rock to your destination. Sure, not glamorous, and no cash shop coolness. But when on a budget, the only way to travel.

Last but not least, there is a Dragon Pulse. No, it’s not a teleport. It’s more like an energy sling shot. Landing is more of an acquired taste.

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Stormwaltz

Those first three are all wallpaper worthy.

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rafael12104

Cool. Thanks!

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Zulika Mi-Nam

All my deep gaming time is still going into DOS:2.

I just used my rest xp up in ESO, but that (like all daily thingies) felt like work.

So just 5 minutes ago I decided it was a good time to have some chocolate cake soaked in bourbon – it made it all better. In fact, I felt like this guy.

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Hirku

Uhm, he doesn’t look like he’s doing so hot. Or is that you before the cake?

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Right before…I was sitting there with the chains of daily activities restraining me to my chair. Thinking what am I doing…..I really do not want to play this….dailies really make me not want to play games….this sucks.

Then a piece of chocolate bourbon cake appeared before me. It slowly descended into my range of vision….it was a gift from the gods….appearing from no where when I needed it the most… like those hammers suspended in mid air in Donkey Kong.

I raised my hands up to whatever higher entity bestowed such a gift upon me and I said emphatically “You’re damn right…its 11:30AM…that’s close enough…I can eat that cake without feeling like an alky…Fuck this game and fuck dailies !!!”

The chains now broken…..a tear ran down the right side of my face…..it was beautiful.

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deekay_plus

it’s always 5 oclock somewhere amirite? :D

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rafael12104

You know what? You are right. Searching for Bourbon and Chocolate Cake right now!

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deekay_plus

it’s well past noon here so i should get on pouring this drink already! :D

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life_isnt_just_dank_memes

I took a break from Griffon races to post these. You’re all very welcome.

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Xephyr

Still having way too much fun with PoF to even think about any other game, been playing Scourge this week, super fun!

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rafael12104

That last screen shot looks like a work of art. Awesome.

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CMDR Crow

About to drive into the emission jet of a neutron star to boost my Alcubierre drive’s FTL range by a factor of four.

I mean, diving into a jetstream of radiation being spat out of a neutron star which rotates hundreds of times every second is pretty out there…

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rafael12104

Heh. I don’t even know what you just said and I know it is awesome. Lol

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Ryuen

Truly awesome shot.

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Hirku

A fast-travel horse is about as orthodox a mode of MMO transportation as you can get, so I wonder why my Hirkunculus is looking so smug about it?

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rafael12104

Well, a horse that lights your way through the darkness with his eyes seems pretty unorthodox to me. I’d be smug about it too.

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CMDR Crow

A+

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deekay_plus

i didn’t take much in game screenshots this week except for one of the pubg squad about to ready up. i think we’re winding down a bit from pubg atm as we get some rest in before destiny 2 pc launch. that and we’ve been having a lot of bad luck as seen in my videos in yday’s WRUP lol.

i wanted to do something a little bit different for halloween this year so i ordered a bottle of blue liquid face paint off amazon. it’s a bit different from teh usual creme paints i get from walmart so i decided to do a small area test, resulting in this semi cyberpunk/gaelic war paint number. i actually went out in public like this which did draw some lingering looks from fellow mcd’s and no frills patrons LOL.

discord rolled out screenshare/webcam thing to all users finally so we decided to take a look. likely it will replace google hangouts for us as google has over the years made hangouts progressively more of a pain to start up in various ways. it’s probably getting too positive praise from teh very strange discord fanboy community (c’mon people it’s a chat and voip app ffs) but it’s fairly serviceable despite the obvious bugs and oddities perhaps. unfortunately it’s also suddenly renewed qq about our usage of mumble over discord voice due to discord’s unreliability nad bugs/lack of normalization. which is annoying becuase the people askign for it refuse to remember the issues we’ve had with those things in teh past or are laying blame at end users when we determined each time in the past they couldn’t be end user issues. the life of a guild admin. >< it's also a reminder that a large portion of discord fanboys were using skype as their primary gaming community voip and comms for many years as their primary point of comparison to discord… XD

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That guy in the middle frame of the discord shot looks like Walter White’s son.

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deekay_plus

that’s sundial that despite being nearly 30 still gets carded when buying liquor in canada! :D

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Hirku

If he was eating breakfast it would be perfect!

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rafael12104

Cool paint. I can see it now.

“They may take our MMOs, but they will never take our comments!!!!”

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deekay_plus

thx, the colour selection is definitely based on ye old mideival british isles war movie war paint, as will some of patterns i do with it for halloween :D

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