One Shots: Wedded bliss

    
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One Shots: Wedded bliss

Have you ever gotten married? In game, I mean. Well, if you haven’t screenshotted it, it didn’t happen. Fortunately this Final Fantasy XIV couple saw fit to capture the moment of wedded bliss between a bear-man and a child-woman.

“With Final Fantasy XIV now offering weddings, here’s a shot of my wife and me celebrating our in-game nuptials,” reader Phubarrh said. “We particularly love the range of expressions and emotes offered by the game.”

From soaring heights to creepy revelations, we’ve got a great selection of MMO player screenshots for you in One Shots this week!

G-g-g-ghost ship? Zounds, Scooby, we’ve got to get out of here! And then stack up on Scooby snacks because those provide an essential health regen buff!

Reader Ailsa has a great story behind this spectral vessel: “Here is a screenshot I took in The Elder Scrolls Online of the Wreck of the Raptor in Auridon. I couldn’t get the whole ship in the shot since you have to be within a certain distance for the ghost image to materialize. Back in the day, you could actually see the ghostly image of how the ship looked before its unfortunate fate. Unfortunately, it no longer shows up (I have been back a few times to check). I thought it was really cool!”

Sometimes a perfect screenshot doesn’t come about on purpose but just in the joy of the moment. I think that the following glider shot from ArcheAge is a good example of this. You look at it and can picture yourself right there. That’s a bit of magic in itself.

“I didn’t really like this zone, but it provided ample opportunity to glide across a picturesque landscape,” reader Dirty Klingon submitted.

The Secret World will never run out of unnerving locations and tableaus that beg to be photographed even as your memory is desperately attempting to forget them. I think that anyone who’s gone through the following base would agree with me on that.

This is from Nordavind, who is a mission guide author at TSWDB.com. “When entering any Orochi facility, these are the kind of things one can expect in TSW,” he said. “Notice the little girl in the doorway at the end of the corridor.”

For this week’s It Came from the Comments Section! winner, I’m going to have to go with HyperspaceHunk’s incredible shot of a corpse in orbit from Star Citizen. I’m guessing it’s a corpse with the whole “press X to respawn” cue. If the whole game looks this good, I am sold!

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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ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

NCsucks 
At the risk of no one bothering to see this, since this Tuesday, and this article was posted Sunday:
I don’t think anyone was going to mention this, since it would dissolve into meaningless and pointless troll flame bait war not unlike someone pulling a Godwin. That said though, the are 4 things that should be noted:
1) Both the Lalafell and Roegadyn depicted in this game are fully grown consenting adults for the most part.
2) Due their differing sizes and speciation, one can easily imagine this marriageable relationship is quite likely plutonic (also see: asexuality).
3) If not #2), then so what? Also see #1). Besides the couple in question unlikely to see it the troll internet way.
4) This is no way, shape or form advocates and/or promotes pedophilism or child pornography. Just in case, you are constructing that straw man with this.

IamTaemys
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IamTaemys

My wife coming down the aisle in Rift.

Ekphrasis
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Vexia Ekphrasis

I think it’s a reasonably safe assumption that it’s coming at some stage – given the recent hires at NCSoft West with B&S in the position descriptions and references to EU/US etc. 

As I understand it, Omeed Dariani (recent appointment to Director of Community & Social, NCSoft) is lurking around the Blade & Soul Dojo (www.bladeandsouldojo.com/forum/) so if you’re interested and have thoughts about what you might like to see in a western release that’s a good place to be.

Noise doesn’t seem to make much of a difference to NCSoft. There’s been plenty of interest for B&S in the past (and overwhelming support for CoH for example) but NCSoft clearly does things their own way and in their own time. 

It IS a great game though. So here’s hoping we see it soon™  !

quark1020
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captainzor Themepark. Its has very nice graphics without overburdening your graphics card, a long overarching storyline as you level, able to swap classes without having to re-roll characters, a somewhat tedious but strangely gratifying crafting system, and tastefully placed cinematics for some quests. Its main negative, though, is its focus on solo play during questing. Also, although you are able to change jobs at will, each job levels separately, and you WILL run out of zone quests. The game remedies this in several ways, such as levemetes, guildhest, dungeons, and FATEs, but I am a questor at heart, and levemetes (it’s repeatable quest equivalent) gets very tedious. OH! and lets not forget the group finder mechanic. Be prepared to wait unless you are a tank, as always.

Overall, though, I do recommend it. I’m a bit salty with it, but its great for new players and its a solid mmo for those who like, or at least tolerate, themepark mmo’s.

captainzor
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captainzor

jeez… FFXIV looks amazingly tempting, yet I really don’t know a lot about it.  Is it a themepark?  Sandbox?  Sandpark?

Vexia
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Vexia

Ekphrasis We should start a campaign to express our interest in B&S through social media. :P I bet you’re exactly right about their fear of taking players away from WildStar and Guild Wars 2, but IMO Blade & Soul would most likely attract a different audience. It’s got some pretty different themes and gameplay from those two; I especially gathered that after @zyrusticae told us about the story.

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Phubarrh jackofrost MewmewGirl No, can’t say I have… I’m not a fan of playing them so I’ve never really seen their dialogue. I’ve also only made it to level 24 in the game, so…. I have a friend who loves that game, but I really hate the combat pacing (even though its refreshing to play something pretty different) and only play with her.

On the other hand, I also don’t look at them and immediately see creepy children either.

Having played (or at least tried, lol) a ton of MMOs, I think that at some level people should learn to just take the playable races as they are portrayed, and not conflate them with real life. Nothing else about any of the games is even close to real life, so why would anyone insist the playable races have to imitate it as well?

As for the strange role-playing dimensions… humanity is creative. With or without tiny men/women in an mmo, they’ll find a way.

Props on the inter-species marriage though! PROGRESS!

Phubarrh
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jackofrost MewmewGirl  I suppose having my wife sitting next to me as we play lets us enjoy it as a simple visual absurdity, and not the strange role-playing dimensions some might be drawn to.  Although, have you actually read the dialogue for the Lalafell in the game?  They could give Hobbits some lessons when it comes to unleashing the id.

Rebel Engie
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Rebel Engie

That… just doesn’t look right.

Ryuen
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Ryuen

BriarGrey wolfyseyes It was one of the first I played when I returned to that game after a long absence, I don’t think I need to say it really freaked me out as I was no longer used to what TSW can and will throw at you.