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.