One Shots: Row, row, row your boat

    
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When I’m perusing my One Shots mail folder seeking that special picture that will make the headlines, I’m not looking for anything in particular. I just know it when I see it. It’ll make me drool with eye candy envy, it’ll tell an interesting story, or (in this case) it makes me laugh.

Reader Siphaed spent his time well in ArcheAge, apparently: “Before my self-exile from the game, I had become a majorly wanted criminal for… applying true justice (killing same-faction bots and uprooting illegal farms found in the hillsides of the world). Apparently my actions were not favored by the local player jury, and they claimed my actions to be criminal. So after busting out of jail I decided to hold a protest in the city center water fountain. Keep rowing on!”

For a means of transportation, it’s certainly not the worst I’ve ever seen. So what else do our fair readers have to show us this week?

“Warping around in EVE Online, I usually am able to manage my space anxiety,” reader Dirty Klingon sent in. “I’m kind of like Kitty Pryde in that I hate space. A lot. I can’t really help it.”

Then why in tarnation are you playing a space-based MMO? I’m sorry, but it must be asked. (Bonus points for somehow combining EVE and X-Men, however!)

Sometimes when you’re so close to beauty on a regular basis, you take it for granted and stop seeing it. It then takes someone else to point it out to you and make you appreciate it anew.

That’s how I felt with reader Wild’s picture from Lord of the Rings Online, a game that I still consider to be quite pretty. “Here I’m just hanging out taking photos of Ered Luin, imagining the great ships and journey west,” he said. “Basically just appreciating the stillness between quests.”

“The game version of Defiance is a bit of a mixed bag. The show is better, but the game’s main storyline is actually quite good,” reader Tyler submitted. “They treat it much like a television series, with an episodic storyline focused on a small cast of recurring characters. I think this is much better than the endless precession of throwaway NPCs we see in most MMOs. In this shot, my Castithan girl and several of the core NPCs engage in an armed stand-off with Dark Matter terrorists on the Golden Gate Bridge.”

For this week’s It Came from the Comments Section!, we’re featuring a game that’s slightly… taboo. But hey, I’m glad to see Star Wars Galaxies continuing to live on, even if it does have to ride into the grey area of existence.

“Here is a screen from a recent Dark Cult of Massassi event,” reader Naritha said.

Who let the rancor out? Who? Who? Who?

Since selfies are all the rage lately, I want to see some mugs in my inbox for the screenshot challenge. Don’t just give me a deadpan face either; use some emotes and a clever background to spice things up!

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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