One Shots: Super Teddy

    
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We don’t see a lot of Champions Online pics come through here, probably because of the game’s small population. That’s a shame because if nothing else, Champions has a vibrant art style and is almost never lacking in interesting sights.

One such sight is the image of a teddy whaling on bad guys. We have reader Michelle to thank for this one: “Here is my toon fighting thugs while transmogrified into a teddy bear during the Christmas event in Champions Online 2012. I had so much fun with these temp powers during this event and have so many screenshots of my toon doing things as a teddy bear.”

As if real world holidays didn’t already have enough wacky traditions, MMOs seem to think they have to add even more inexplicable events. I’m betting that most of you won’t even bat an eye at the following picture of a rabbit-cow-person looking sanguine while being launched hundreds of feet above a plateau.

“Welcome back! So happy the Massively crew can stick together,” submitted reader Jon. “Here is my World of Warcraft Druid Moh, celebrating the Easter event by getting shot out of a cannon while wearing a bunny suit.”

Reader Kim had an interesting confession regarding her activities in Star Wars: The Old Republic: She plays the hulking male character while her husband plays the svelte female.

As for this picture, Kim said that she liked it because the game made her, for one glorious moment, a “Golden Boy.” That’s as close to winning an Oscar as most of us will ever get.

“Back when RIFT launched, your toon could die from fall damage,” reader Carl explained. “This screenshot is of my rogue (Qwenlieu) trying to get the achievement called ‘Plop!’ Up above Granite Falls in Stonefield, you could earn this achievement by jumping off some rocks near the top of the falls and surviving by landing in deep enough water. The area was very small, however. In my guild, we use to call the failure of the ‘Plop!’ achievement ‘Splat!.’ This is one of my favorite screenies from that game.”

Now I’m curious whether he made it.

“By now I’m sure you’re curious: Did I make it?” Carl continued. “I missed by about six inches, so I splatted, but I got the achievement the next time I tried.”

For this week’s It Came from the Comments Section! winner, I’m going to have to go with Zyrusticae’s empassioned and lengthy treatise about why Blade and Soul is the best MMO you’ve never played.

“I’ve just been having such a fun time with the game, latency and language barriers and all (though the Japanese community is extremely well-behaved, which is certainly a perk) that I needed to let all of this out at some point. It remains something of a mystery to me why NCSoft is so damn reluctant to release the game over here. They really need to have some more confidence in their work.”

The screenshot challenge this week is to send in a picture that you think would make an awesome movie poster (if your MMO of choice ever got made into a film, that is). Let’s see ’em!

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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bossrprouse
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bossrprouse

Out of all the MMOs I’ve played, I would admit that Champions Online is the one I take the most screenshots in by far. I love seeing what other people make for characters in games and CO has the most varied and creative characters I find.

Ryuen
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Ryuen

I actually only have 2 screenshots online and they both looks movie posterish I guess.
The first one is TSW and actually was my entry in the #IAMTSW competition, so some of you may have already seen it
The second one is of my EQ2 monk, the 4:3 screen ratio on that one really shows it’s age, but it remains one of my favorite screens ever.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

BalsBigBrother 
Pic three: /de geso

Mansemat
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Mansemat

syberghost My lifetime purchase has really paid off for me in this regard. There has been no need to shell out any more cash for anything they’ve released since that first initial purchase. I use my monthly stipend to purchase whatever they release on the store that I’m interested in which mainly involves new costume sets and the occasional new power. All new content updates they add I automatically receive. There’s no need to purchase any of the new classes because you can build whatever you want using free form.  Except for the Automaton which you have to level to unlock the new powers for a free form build. Each new level 40 you get automatically grants you a new character slot. Instead of spend hundreds of dollars over a period of time to unlock things, it might work in your favor to pick up a lifetime sub the next time they go on sale if that’s justifiable for you. Best of luck.

Werewolf Finds Dragon
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Werewolf Finds Dragon

Oh, and bonus points if you can not only figure out where me beau and I are in this picture, but also take a picture of yourself there, too. We may even have to figure out some sort of prize if anyone actually does it. There’re certainly plenty of clues, though, so it’s not that hard. But we’re certainly high up on a little jutty plateau somewhere.
Clue: Rg’h lm z xoruu rm Zfirwlm mvzi gsv Sziyliztv.
The kids may get that clue before the adults. Not saying why.

(Sorry if I’m doing this wrong, but it’s my first screenshot thread. Getting the hang of it, though. I’m an old fart but I still don’t do large scale Internet socialising much.)

Werewolf Finds Dragon
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Werewolf Finds Dragon

Oh, and on the topic of general screenshots? Here’s one from a while ago of the Elder Scrolls Online. Where I and me beau are chillaxing beneath a bleedin’ giant old star that we’re not entirely able to discern the rising and setting directions thereof. We need to pay more attention.

Still, this one likes sunsets. Especially when they’re that pink. And they can indeed be that pink, as someone who’s been to the Brecon Beacons at evening can tell you.

Werewolf Finds Dragon
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Werewolf Finds Dragon

Heh. I was a “teddy bear” 24/7, and didn’t need an event!

http://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2015/03/21/bensonbear2.png

SIgh. I really miss that character. Perhaps, in the distant future, once Champs has shut down and server emulators exist, which use an older ruleset than live does? Maybe, just maybe, he’ll see use again. One can hope.

krazy_wabbit
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krazy_wabbit

Well another week has rolled by and I have some nice Elder Scrolls Online pictures of my Nightblade Jorshan adventuring in the depths of Stormhaven’s ruins.
My journey to the core galaxy continues in Elite Dangerous almost reach the four thousand light year mark from Sol. Not a lot to report. This part of the galaxy feels like the suburbs with rolls of cookie cutter houses (stars) one after another. The only interesting stellar objects I have seen are Red Spider Nebula (not very red) and a rare Herbig Ae/Be proto-star. The picture of the proto-star doesn’t capture amazing light show the star puts on with shifting rays of light shooting out into space. Next stop on my trip is to visit Thor’s Eye and the Lagoon Nebula.

JonBuck
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JonBuck

zyrusticae I suppose they’re large for a Miqo’te… But, with the armor she wears, you wouldn’t normally know.

skoryy
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skoryy

Today’s screenshots involve my tomboy GW2 warrior showing off  the new ‘Messy Janeway’ hairstyle. I also grabbed a rather menacing pic of my KDF captain’s shiny new Negh’Tev heavy battlecruiser. And, finally, a retro shot of one of my CoH heroes staring down trouble in a Cimeroan coliseum.