One Shots: To new beginnings!
It’s a new year and a new you! Well, probably the old you a few days past the expiration date, but that doesn’t mean you’re completely useless. For example, you probably have enough mental cognition and digital dexterity to log into an MMORPG and create a new character before you dissolve into an unslightly mess of bones and goo.
To celebrate the debut of 2018, the Massively OP legion is out in force to create new characters with all sorts of crazy resolutions!
First up is CapnLan: “My first character creation for the new year is technically an old one. I recovered my old FFXIV character from 1.0 but they had me run him through the new character creator when I logged in for the first time. I touched him up a bit with some new options and went for a stroll around Ul’dah. Here’s a quick shot I took of him with all his hilariously outdated 1.0 gear in front of the New Year decorations on the main street.”
Or are you looking to the stars this year? Not a terrible idea to go exploring into the unknown and then get stranded without gas on a strange and terrible world. Speaking of which, has anyone seen Mysecretid?
“Life under alien skies,” he shared. “A postcard from the unexplored frontier of No Man’s Sky.”
“Kugane is an amazing port in FFXIV,” said Vincent. “I think the world builders did a fantastic job with the city and at night, it really comes alive. Thanks to a little bottle of fantasia, you can change your race/sex at any time so I decided that this little guy will be by new toon for 2018.”
Skorry had this pic for us: “I want to post one of my favorite screenshots from the past year: My Mesmer Awilde flanked by a pair of fellow Elonians in Guild Wars 2. To me, Anet producing African faces and hairstyles for Path of Fire was the biggest MMO story of the year. We all put a bit of ourselves into our characters. For African-Americans and others of African descent to now have their own face and hair options, it’s huge. Representation matters. It still warms my shriveled old man heart whenever I see an Elonian PC out and about in Tyria.”
Last up with our new character parade is JonBuck, who is defying all rules of common sense when it comes to dressing up for intense combat by wearing something that looks more appropriate for a spring formal.
“I decided to try Blade & Soul again,” he said. “Here’s my fresh character, a Gunslinger.”
You know what you look like you need right now? A hearty bowl of screenshot challenge to fill your belly and occupy your time! This week, I want to see pictures of striking cutscene images from your MMO. What cool story moments have you captured?