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 Here’s a quick shot I took of him with all his hilariously outdated 1.0 gear in front of the New Year decorations on the main street.”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?

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

Mysecretid is still lost in space this week.

He sends word, however, that “I totally, totally meant to do that! I am a leaf on the wind, dammit!” along with this pic of (ahem) a rather unorthodox starship landing in No Man’s Sky.

He also thanks Mr. Justin for the feature, and promises that if he should discover any cutscene screenshots worthy of this week’s One Shots challenge, he will forward them along. o7

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Utakata

Kids, don’t try this at home! :(

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JonBuck

I want all of them dead, very much.

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Utakata

Fair enough. But I would advice you to hold on to that thought for the time being, because…

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…where I am at in the story, one becomes your ally and, err…another your apprentice. o.O

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Rees Racer

“…pictures of striking cutscene images from your MMO.”

Always a decent chance for a shot during the energetic Blade & Soul. The Soha and Juwol bar fight is always good fun, and I look forward to it every time I’ve started a new character (as it happens fairly early in the story). Unfortunately, almost any shot of Soha borders on exploitative, but this one captures the mood quite well. I’m glad I saved it…

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Utakata

If your still playing this game, please visit us at Epic MOP, the friendly neighborhood MassivelyOP Clan based in Yura. <3

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Rees Racer

It just so happens my characters are on Yura. I’ve been tempted to download and start playing again. These sorts of things go in cycles for me. I think I’ve several characters from the 20’s to mid-30’s in level…so not terribly advanced, I’m afraid.

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Utakata

Whenever you are ready, I’ll send Mr. rafael over with the paper work. :)

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Melissa McDonald

If you haven’t tried World of Warships, it’s free and a lot of fun. Great graphics, too.

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Rees Racer

And this one is just for you…
You’ve gone on for so long about World of Warplanes whilst I’ve always insisted War Thunder is the better iteration.
Well, since WoWP launched the 2.0 version, it is much, MUCH improved.
I’ve been having a really good time of it lately.
So, in your honour…

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Melissa McDonald

WT had nice features for sure. I just thought WoWP had better graphics and was more historically accurate. Having to “earn” insignia, as if any pilot ever went into combat without it, was plain silly.

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Vincent Clark

Striking cut scenes? Hmm…Stormblood was full of harrowing cut scenes, but Zeno’s attack on Rhalgr’s Reach was pretty gut wrenching. Thankfully, in FFXIV you can replay the MSQ cut-scenes and I was able to grab this shot of Y’shtola trying to deflect an attack from Zenos…

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Lucky Jinx

New adventures in strange, new lands— at least for me. I’m a little late to this expansion, but it hasn’t diminished the fun of it.

Edit: Oops.. the second image is from Iron Pine Peak, so not so new. Still, it’s quite pretty. :)

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TBPlayer2112

Been playing a lot of Witcher 3 latey, (again), and playing around with NVidia’s Ansel. It’s really easy to use and you can get all kinds of looks. I hope more games start utilizing it.

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Robert Basler

I’ve played Megadestroyer in Guild Wars 2 about a hundred times, and I never saw this happen before. Such a gorgeous effect most people will never see.

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mysecretid

This is what the dictionary refers to as an “ouchie”, no doubt! Thanks for the pic!

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Ryuen

A striking cut scene you say?
Well, there is definitely striking and obviously some very serious cutting happening in this scene.
Anyway meet my new Imperial character in ESO who, not quite unlike the Romans his race took some inspiration on, seems to think stabbing and assassination are perfectly valid diplomatic tools.

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Ryuen

For some reason the images didn’t show up so adding here

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rafael12104

Striking cut scenes? That’s the challenge? Ah, well, you’ve come to the right place when it comes to BnS.

So, there are some amazing cutscenes that include death of fave and not so fave NPCs. Amazing vids of scenery, flying galleons, dramatic entrances, introductions, and more.

BUT, for right now, I choose one of my new screen caps from a cutscene on the way to BnS new land mass Solak. It captures what I like about the game: a free fall of color and action with so many questions besides. :) Oh, and outfits too.

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Utakata

Oh, I get to toss Bunyang in to the Void. That’s something to look for…

“That’s not being nice to your students, Uta!”

…Yeah, I know. My pigtails should be showing a degree of more patience. It’s the Hongmoon way after all. :(

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JonBuck

I finally finished Act 1 of the BnS storyline last night.

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rafael12104

Oh cool! Had a showdown with Jinsoyun? Didn’t quite go as expected, right. Lol.

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JonBuck

Yes. She practically cut me in half.

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Utakata

is that the part where she tosses you up in the air and turns you into a sushi roll? o.O

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JonBuck

Well, that is the standard Hongmoon Uniform. Anyway, FFXIV is full of cutscenes and I still have a lot of screenshots. But the uploader isn’t working for PNG files, so here are some STO shots.

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deekay_plus

you can open png’s in winpaint and save them as jpg FYI :P

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JonBuck

Oh, good. So here’s the one I was after.

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camelotcrusade

For the challenge, it feels like a galaxy far, far away now, but I really liked the title cards for Knights of the Fallen Empire in SWTOR. Here is one of my favorites which transposed my character against a backdrop of galactic war.

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Boom

Rifts & squirrels everywhere!

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Melissa McDonald

The Valley of Imladris. Still beautiful after 10 years of gameplay.

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camelotcrusade

Great shot! I’m sure there’s a rainbow or a sunset if I could scroll up, too. ^-^

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Hirku

I still remember taking a quest in Bree and suddenly being teleported to Rivendell. The scenery and music just knocked me right out.

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mysecretid

Yup, definitely one of those big gaming moments for me too, Hirku!

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Winter

hmm doesn’t seem to want to let me upload my pics that’s unfortunate was going to show my D2 toons.

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rafael12104

Oh, one more tip. Limit the number you upload at once. You upload more than three and might run into issues.

Pick the best one or the best two and then post the others in another post.

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Melissa McDonald

make sure they are jpegs not pngs.

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Sray

Also check your filesize. If your screenies are from the Geforce Experience app, it defaults to about 12 megapixels, which is a huge resolution and the site won’t let you upload.

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borghive

Halls of Valor World of Warcraft, we are ascending!

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Skoryy

Adding another ‘Skorry’ notch on my keyboard. ;)

As for new beginnings, the ‘Actually Do PvE Things In Guild Wars 2’ plan is off to a rousing success. After nearly five years of playtime, Skoryy achieved my first World Completion on New Year’s Day. I’m now a couple gifts and a bank liquidation away from my first legendary. Watch this spot. My mesmer, meanwhile, is now merrily exploring the desert and picking up mounts like this adorable carrot-chomping bunbun. We’re going south to Vabbi!

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mysecretid

I have something of an allergy to blatant cuteness, but that rabbit mount just makes me go “D’awww!” :-)

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Terren Bruce

Awesome. Go you!

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some shots from around los santos the past week

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JonBuck

I watch a lot of “GTAV Fails” vids. The game just seems to be perfect for that sort of thing, between the odd physics, the suicidal LSPD, and the Rube Goldberg deaths many players end up in.

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i wish the in game recorder stayed on past death as it’s otherwise a pain to record the game locally for this reason.

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JonBuck

And it’s always funny where they die after being shot down, respawn quickly, then are killed again by the falling wreckage of their aircraft falling on top of them on the ground. Two, two Wasteds for the price of one!

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JonBuck

Rule 1 seems to be: Abandoned vehicles will always boomerang back on their owners. Especially if they’re helicopters.

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Boom

Wait…
Isnt it your birthday weekend?
Happy Birthday DK :D

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deekay_plus

thx bro. it’s tomorrow :D gonna be old man again XD

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Boom

Gonna keep popping up an saying it :P

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deekay_plus

lol XD

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and a couple from pubg

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