One Shots: Mummies making tracks

Let me tell you, I’m not playing RIFT right now but still I am so very tempted to log on and purchase that squirrel mummy mount. It may be one of that game’s best mounts yet, and that is saying something.

“One thing I love about RIFT is that the Ascended never take fall damage, no matter how far the fall might be,” reader Jake said. “While exploring the Gedlo Badlands, I needed to return to the kobold base camp and the quickest way to do so was to cliff dive from my current location. My descent was cut short when I unexpectedly landed on a rope strung across their camp. My mummified squirrel mount looked exactly like its real world counterpart would running along electrical wires.”

Tyler takes us back to Kingsmouth: “Inspired by the Halloween season, I’ve been playing The Secret World again. Not Legends — the original. For a variety of reasons including but not limited to the fact it wouldn’t stop crashing the last time I tried, I have not chosen to make the jump to Legends. It’s a bit surreal playing this slowly dying ghost town of a game, but it’s still the best MMO — probably the best game period — that I’ve played, so I’m going down with the ship.

“I’ve been playing one of my low-level alts. I always liked her face. It has character. Of course, it’s a face you can’t replicate in Legends’ stripped down creator… Sigh.”

“I finished my legendary armor on my Charr Guardian along with my newest legendary weapon Rodgort in Guild Wars 2,” said Kirk. “It took a lot of time, effort and patience and I couldn’t of done it without the help of my awesome raid static but when it was all done and over with it is probably my favorite collection/journey I’ve had in any MMO.”

Congrats, man! This picture should sport an ’80s hair metal album!

“My brief moment of childlike wonder (the result of sharing an enchanted seesaw ride with another World of Warcraft player) is spoiled when Innkeeper Farley demands to see an ID,” commented Hirku.

I heard that if you look under level 35, they’re required by law to card you.

Borghive shared his house in Elder Scrolls Online, and while it’s not the most cushy-comfy place that I’ve ever seen, it does have a rustic hunting lodge charm about it. Heating bill has to be through the roof, though.

Taverns and inns, which is your favorite? For this week’s screenshot challenge, head over to your favorite virtual pub and take a few interesting shots, then share why this place means so much to you!

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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mysecretid

A late contribution — my favorite inn/tavern in a game right now has to be the tavern in my character’s Frostwall garrison in World of Warcraft.

It’s just like your favorite tavern in real life, but with Orcs.

Actually, I’m pretty sure Orcs drink at the local pubs around here, now that I think about it …

Cheers,

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Melissa McDonald

Haven’t seen it much chronicled here, but starting a High Elf in LOTRO takes you through an amazing introduction. You’re part of the battle before the Morannon, the Black Gate of Mordor in the 2nd age where Elendil and Gil-Galad led the Last Alliance of Men and Elves against Sauron, where he was overthrown and the One Ring cut from Sauron’s finger. It’s a really amazing sequence. You see all these epic heroes from the Second Age, and also all of the Nine Ringwraiths assembled – and they gave them names. You fight on a battlefield strewn with bodies, orcs and trolls battling men and elves… it’s darn amazing.

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mysecretid

I think I played through part of this, the last time I was in LotRO. It was indeed impressive. Thanks for the pics!

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rafael12104

Wow. Great stuff!

Hmm… I may need to find a way to get a little LOTRO in my schedule. I loved the tale regarding the War of the Ring as told the Silmarillion. Heh. I’ve always that book could be made into a great movie. Minus some of the more esoteric stuff though. Old Tolkien wrote a few passages under the influence, I’m sure of it. Lol.

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rafael12104

Alright. So, Tavern or inn. It seems that this a misnomer where I am playing. You see there isn’t that last friendly home before the darkness. In BnS there are other much more fantastic locations that serve the same purpose.

Ok. Let’s start with BnS House of Pleasures in Zaiwei. Yes, indeed. It is what you think, and there is at least one quest that takes you in there. No better place to get info, actually. I’ll let your minds wonder about the inside but… it looks pretty good from out here.

Next there is Mushins Tower. A place to swap tall tales, trade tips, and settle scores when needed. It is a training ground, but in a social function, very much the town inn except with target dummies and arenas of death. A very relaxing place for BnS citizens.

And last there is the Eastwinds Inn. It’s more like the Hyatt Regency than an old wooden broken down shack. My Force Master Taliee loves it there. She can get a make over, relax in the spa or just have a nice herbal tea. Hot tea, of course! You heathens…

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Toy Clown

That’s a glorious hairstyle!

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rafael12104

Heh. Yeah, quite interesting isn’t it. It’s a loot drop although you can get it as an achievement as well. In fact, I modeled this toon against the NPC in game you have to defeat to get the drop. The NPCs name, The Scarlet Widow.

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Utakata

It’s a Gnome’s stacked multi-buns! (Well, sorta.) o.O

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Destiny2 looking Halloweenie at times.

Been playing with the graphic settings a bit and found my happy medium to get a consistent 70-100 fps, but by cranking the resolution scaling to max and maxing everything else out it even made my 1080ti cry.

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rafael12104

Oh, nice. I have to find this in game.

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While I know there are better Star Wars cantinas than this one, I chose it because in the early days ,”let’s meet at the cantina” was our rendezvous point on the fleet. After you’d done your business, we’d meet there to decide what to do, or for RP.

Since the fleet was a big circle, and both hemispheres had similar decor on the inner rings, it was a lot easier to go the wrong way than you’d think. I wasn’t the only player making a lap while others where already queued up. I could figure out where the center was, though. 🎯

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rafael12104

It was a focal point. Remember when you had to have a pass to take the elevator in the middle and enter the VIP room? Lol. Yeah, as a digital deluxe customer they gave me “exclusive access.” Not sure how it exclusive it was but the fleet cantina was a great place to meet.

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Rees Racer

The New Pacific Arcology Center on Saturn’s moon Titan was giving me a very serious Blade Runner vibe in a couple of spots during my Destiny 2 travels. The film featured a mix of English, Cyrillic,and logographic Japanese script, just as I found in this location. Perhaps this is what the movie (and game) mean by “Off World”, right?

As for a tavern Justin requested this week, I’m still looking for one…preferably populated with compliant Nexus-9 replicants instead of the troublesome Fallen/Hive (et al) I’ve had to kill by the thousands. I’ve not seen a good pub anywhere, to be honest…

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rafael12104

Same. In fact I see Blade Runner everywhere. Of course, it could just be me wishing a good Blade Runner movie would be made. Lol.

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Hirku

I heard that if you look under level 35, they’re required by law to card you.

Hahaha, thanks for that. Got nothing this week as I already used my tavern shot. Happy Halloween.

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mysecretid

Two pics from my recent adventures in World of Warcraft:

1) Relevant to Hallowe’en? My Blood Elf mage meets the spirits of his ancestors.

2) Never fly Goblin Airlines, no matter how cheap the airfares look online. Trust me.

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rafael12104

Heh. Goblin air.

Better than United, I’ll warrant. Pretty sure they won’t suddenly come take your seat because they are over booked. Your seat might fall through the floor, but it is still yours.

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mysecretid

United. Urgh. My family and friends are fairly scattered, so I do a lot of flying sometimes. Even before the so-called security on United (who are they “securing”, exactly?) got all thuggish on that doctor, it was an airline I tried to avoid.

Cheers,

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Happy Halloween Mo:)

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Utakata

How in the world in Mr. Justin going to /feature this one in next week’s One Shots? o.O

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Schlag Sweetleaf

I believe I would be disqualified on the basis that this is technically 70 “One-Shots” placed back to back at 3/100 second intervals;p

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rafael12104

You know, I always get the feeling that Mo can’t see very well out of his helm.

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Minimalistway

this is mesmerizing!

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mysecretid

This is several kinds of awesome! Thanks, Schlag!

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deekay_plus

doot doot we ben spuked!

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CapnLan

Over in Elite Dangerous I got my Cobra all dressed up for Halloween. Here’s a quick shot I grabbed while leaving port for some intergalactic spooks! Do you think the Thargoids have any candy?

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rafael12104

Great cap. Lol.

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mysecretid

The Thargoids have candy, Cap’n, but I suspect you won’t like the flavors! :-D

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Hirku

Or where they put it.

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deekay_plus

all they have is candy corn ><

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mysecretid

These were my least-liked Hallowe’en candy — molasses “kisses”. Urgh.

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deekay_plus

oh ye those are gross too lol

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deekay_plus

various selfies and screens from destiny 2 this week. it’s kind of interesting to try and spot where they’ve optimized and done a great job with their art in obfuscating the cut corners while making the game look gorgeous. still doesn’t stop the usual “i’mma post screens of the skybox” thing with this franchise. LOL ofc human female faces don’t quite pass here (tho i don’t show them) and are quite bad from a art perspective. which there’s some kind of magic of the art and tech melding on awoken female faces to obfuscate that in a way i haven’t completely examined.

also a bonus screen of what you see in teh cash shop before level 20 – which is just a hint that it’s there and a message saying they won’t let you spend any money at all before level 20. quite strange and probably fed the initial QQ over it. really all i wanted was a sparrow while leveling even if meant dealing with lockboxes. but if i am patient i won’t have to deal with the lockboxes as much beyond normal loot drops of them and can get some decent items of the sort i wish for once i hit 20.

also rolled a warlock alt and playing through half the tutorial makes me wish i had rolled one to start with. oh well, hafilax informs me of a vaguely not really cheaty way to reroll and gear up quickly at 20 by simply avoiding the story content until level cap – tho it requires having an existing 20 for some reason in a way i am not quite clear on involving transfering gear.

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rafael12104

Nice caps! You know, they say gear colors are a little washed out until you spend money in the cash shops. But to be honest, if fighting for the fate of the human race, I don’t believe that shiney colors and fresh paint helps. It should be dull, worn and marked up.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I think you get a sparrow given to you along the normal story line. Later on you can get others for glimmer.

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mysecretid

Aye, they do give you a basic free one, it just comes later than one might expect.

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deekay_plus

late bonus share: my make up for my super spuky halloweekend stream! :D

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Melissa McDonald

oi, laddie you must come from the auld sod. :)

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rafael12104

Lol! “You have braved with Wallace. Now, brave with me!”

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Schlag Sweetleaf

:)

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rafael12104

Yup. He would have fit right in.

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Hirku

Time for a new avatar, deekay.

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deekay_plus

saving this one. LOL thanks :D

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Hirku

Thanks for the bonus nightmares, heh heh.

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BalsBigBrother

Oh good lord kill it with fire …. um I mean good for you for getting into the Halloween spirit.

*inner monologue* Phew that was close but I think I rescued it. How did this full gas can and matches appear in my hands, why does it have a rag in the spout and how the heck did I type while holding them? *ends inner monologue*

hehe :p

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deekay_plus

actually went to the liquor store to get more wine like this. 15 minute walk in public. lol

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Sray

Between Super Mario Odyssey and Destiny 2, I basically haven’t stepped away from my desk all weekend.

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rafael12104

Nice caps. Yup. I know that feeling.

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