One Shots: Pics or the beta didn’t happen

    
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Stargate Worlds was one of those rare MMOs that progressed into the beta stage and was played by many yet never launched. Even today we’re still getting stories and screenshots back from testing, such as this one from reader Hicks.

“I hear you’re looking for some wacky screenshots from betas and alphas, so feast your eyes on this!” he submitted. “I dropped a few in here from Stargate Worlds closed beta. My time in it was very short before they pulled the plug on the game completely.”

All I can say is that I would get eyestrain working on a computer with a monitor that big. That’s Justice League of America-big, really.

When I think of fantasy dragons (y’know, versus real ones), I picture how they are normally portrayed: swooping down out of the sky and laying waste to the lands. What I don’t envision are dragons infesting the crevices of caves, even though that makes them far more menacing. I got a small chill from seeing this particular picture for the shadows alone.

“Here is a recent screenshot I took during a boss fight in one of Final Fantasy XIV’s dungeons,” reader Jake said. “I’ve never attempted a screenshot during combat until this fight but it was worth it! This was actually half way through the encounter, but it looks as though we’ve just stumbled upon the lair of the beast. I loved the severe contrast between the sunlit patch and the rest of the cave.”

I love it when you guys take me up on my weekly screenshot challenges. Warms the cockles of my heart, it does. So I’m delighted to see that my call for isometric shots was answered by at least one reader!

Ultima Online is the best game there is for roleplaying because of the text appearing above your character’s head,” reader François explained. “I took this screenshot without any text in order to preserve potential viewers from being exposed to French (my S.O. tells me it would be cruel and unusual punishment), but it depicts a discussion between Irylis, her brother (in red and blue), and some Baron she is trying to resist beating up. Glad we still have Massively (OP) and One Shots.”

Me too.

This next picture from reader Nic was part of a seven-shot series showing a Guild Wars 2 Sylvari quaffing a potion and experiencing some acid-like reality bending. This shot is from the middle of the sequence, a clear warning to plant people not to do drugs — or if they do, to take ample photographic evidence to share with friends.

Another one of my screenshot challenges was to submit pics from Turbine titles, which many of you did in a previous column. This week’s It Came from the Comments Section! selection is one of these submissions, this one a pic of an Asheron’s Call archer by Zulika Mi Nam.

Ever die in a weird way or in a crazy place? Well, I want to see it! My screenshot challenge for you is to dig up pics of your many, many deaths and send them in — preferably with an amusing story attached!

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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Ratstew
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Ratstew

Does a client death count? My LOTRO client froze up with this on the screen – gave me a great opportunity to study all the detail.

Xephyr
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Xephyr

Siphaed Xephyr One can never play too much GW2.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Xephyr 
So what you’re saying is you need to play more GW2 to get more recent screenshots? I totally agree with that statement.  Come on in and join the crazy!

Gamhuin
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Gamhuin

I was running around Norrath (EQ2), when suddenly things started to get
a little weird.  The textures started going all glitchy, like 80’s
arcade machine glitchy.  Then suddenly the entire horizon vanished.
This made me think of .Hack, so I added in an old familiar face (below).

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Brayflox’s Longstop is an instance that is awesome to be in when you notice how the time of day changes the look of the dungeon.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Love the trippy GW2 screeny. 

Gotta share mine now, and brag a bit. Took forever and a day as casually getting it -sort of-, but finally got the Bifrost Legendary Staff.  Also did a really fun TeQuatl fight, which I haven’t participated in for a long while.  Have been farming like crazy in Silverwastes for the elusive Beta Portal with no return.  Kind of tiring to read people getting 4-5 of the things while not finding any at all. Also, some very beautiful, yet dangerous, Dry Top destruction from Mordremoth.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

I hope to have the rest of this outfit soon, I’m almost 30 with my lancer. I feel like Iron Man with half of my suit missing.

eLdritchMD
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eLdritchMD

afk check…. :D

GoJammit
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GoJammit

There’s something that happens with the lighting in FF that makes it hard for me to  get good shots. Everything gets darker. And I’m little so i have to zoom in for cool pics. 
[img]http://i.imgur.com/HtsG4pJ.png[/img]

Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

From what I’ve heard probably SWTOR, followed by LotRO and Rifts.