One Shots: The jig is up

What will you when you embark on your pirate career in Sea of Thieves? I know that at least for me, the answer will be “nothing serious.” There are too many ways to goof off and embrace your inner buccaneer in this title, and so expect to find me with an accordion and a cranky parrot at your nearest port.

As for Cap’n Deekay_plus, he decided that doing a jig was the best use of his closed beta time: “I finally got a female avatar in the Sea of Thieves beta after spending all of alpha with a male avatar that too closely resembled my IRL visage. So to celebrate, I took a selfie while dancing!”

Last week we opened the door for player therapy by asking the MOP community to share NPCs that they absolutely loathed. Well, prepare for a heapload of angst!

“Can I nominate a member of my own crew?” Logan asked. “One of my two mains in SWTOR is the Bounty Hunter. I actually like most of the companions on my ship. Even Gault Rennow is entertaining in his own smarmy way. (I don’t TRUST him. But I like him.) But seriously, why is Skadge still stealing the air from my ship instead of causing indigestion for the bug colonies on Alderaan? He’s rude, crude, and lowers the property values of Dromand Kaas every time I land there. Extra muscle is useful, but I’d rather have a Wookie around than this… microencephalic stinking half-Hutt toe-rag.”

Mysecretid elected for a different sci-fi MMO character: “Probably Star Trek Online’s Section 31 Agent, Franklin Drake. It’s not only that he’s a self-serving, manipulative, evil bastard who’s convinced that he’s always right (and that he’s the only person in the room who truly cares about what happens to the Federation), it’s also that he loves to go on and on about it, making condescending speeches about how ‘naive’ your character is if you call him out on his bulls**t.”

“I don’t normally take pictures of NPCs I hate,” said Camelotcrusade. “Having said that: ‘This fight will not last long!’ Thanks for the reminder, Treek. Without you chirping that or something similar every five seconds our battles might have become insufferable. What’s that? ‘No victory for you — only pain!'”

Aww, I liked Treek. He was my go-to companion for a good long while. Ewoks who give lip amuse me.

Today on MOP Pay-Per-View: Squirrels vs. MMOs. Who will win? And will it be totally… nuts?

“Here is one of the Scatherran squirrels taking on a rift invasion,” posted Lucky Jinx. “Despite her bravery, the invasion won this time. The numbers weren’t really on the squirrel’s side.”

A moment of silence, if you please.

Do you have any “useless” toys or gadgets in MMOs that exist only to entertain you? Let us give them purpose this week by asking you to take a screenshot of your character messing around with any sort of weird or wacky item!

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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JonBuck

Couple from STO (of course). The first is from the Shard of Possibilities device. When you’re in battle, you get help from two alternate versions of yourself. If you’re not in battle, they dance. The second is the Party Popper from the 8th anniversary. You either spray a bunch of balloons shaped like Lukari ships, or a bit of protomatter for an Instant Garden.

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Melissa McDonald

my pet cat in Black Desert is not entirely useless, but I enjoy her company.

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Utakata

Nyaa, nyaa, nyaa! <3

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Caelium

I do not have any screenshots for the challenge this week, but I have been collecting a few (okay, a lot) of screenshots in Blade & Soul, so here are a couple that I like!

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rafael12104

Nice! I that last one is particularly creative given that you are holding Mushin’s power in your hands.

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Caelium

Thank you, I was pleased with the way it turned out. The Sage’s in the background, my character Yaturi looking down on the defeated Lusang, his fist clenched. There were a couple screens I grabbed from that little episode.

Though I missed a really nice one of myself and Yunwa jumping over a crumbling bridge. Maybe on my next character I will be better prepared :)

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Utakata

As an item, I’ve been told my pigtails are quite useless…

…I find that argument not amusing. /hmph

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rafael12104

Oh, btw. Lyn Gunner dropped and is live in China and Korea this week. So, we may get it in the next couple of months. I don’t imagine there has to be a lot of translation work if any.

Check this out.

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Utakata

…and oh my, Lynn’s with 9 tails! They’re going full out kitsune! <3

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Utakata

“Maybe you are showing too much of yourself, Uta.”

It was this, or my Puntable Marmot I got from WoW. To which I think is more cruel than useless. :(

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hurbster

Toys !

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hurbster

And again because it won’t let me add more than one picture !

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rafael12104

Alright, alright, alright! All drugged up with flu meds and ready to play. Which also means I’ll be sleeping soundly in a few minutes so I better hurry.

Toys? That’s this weeks challenge? Well, I have one I do love to interact with in Blade and Soul. Meet my poggle, Wags. Now, he is not a pet you see. I don’t feed him nurture him or make him appear or disappear. He is more like article of clothing. I literally put him on because he doesn’t go anywhere without his water and Lily.

So I strap him on like a backpack and watch the animations ensue. He has one for every occasion: flight, fights, and even standing still as you can see. As a contraption, he is my favorite. Watching him duck for cover during a boss fight is priceless.

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Utakata

The question now becomes: Can Mr. Justin feature animated gifs for the next One Shots? o.O

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Kawaii Five-O

Just hanging around Doma. Wish I had this a couple of weeks ago for the aerial theme.

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rafael12104

Heh. Must be that “step stool” look the kids are raving about. Lol. Awesome pic.

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Rees Racer

“…useless toys…that exist only to entertain you.”

Many of the “minions” in FF XIV are actually described as wind-up toys. My favourite little companion is actually the Cait Sith Doll, which I believe I earned through pre-ordering the game years ago.

Eventually I wondered why the word “Sith” is found in at least 3 different realms of fantasy or science fiction. It doesn’t seem to have any inherent meaning outside of those properties. In any event, I thought it would be fun to virtually pose them alongside each other in a screenshot. So, here’s my Lancer outside Limsa Lominsa with her Cait Sith doll, a Sith Lord from Star Wars, and a Mord Sith from the Sword of Truth series of books (and a quite good TV series).

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Bruno Brito

I wonder. Is SoT a sandboxy game?

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deekay_plus

i’d describe it maybe like an open world arena pvp game with pve objctives and if everyone wants to they can avoid the pvp lol

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Bruno Brito

Got it. While it sounds awesome, doesn’t sound friendly to long periods of gaming.

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deekay_plus

i think it’s bst played in short doses of 1-2 hours really.

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Boom

Those Rift squirrels are that whole cute creepy thing but I find the little face they pull when you kill them quite disturbing.

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Lucky Jinx

Aww… and another one bites the dust, you hater! :)