One Shots: Aerodynamically impossible

    
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One Shots: Aerodynamically impossible

Back in the late ’70s, the first Superman flick had the tagline, “You will believe a man can fly.” Well, I look at the following picture from Final Fantasy XIV and I think, “I do not believe a bird can fly.” And yet it does.

“Look at this glorious, pudgy, yellow butterfly, soaring through the skies using only the power of want for cake, and tell me it doesn’t put a smile on your face,” grins reader Wolfyseyes.

There’s even more after the cut! Pictures, not cake. Can you think of something other than your stomach for two minutes?

“So, yeah. The Secret World got mounts today. Can you tell? I’m in Rocketeer helmet,” reader Nnordavind said.

Oh, I totally got my motorcycle. Love it to pieces, although I would prefer a tank with an anima cannon to show those zombies, werewolves, vampires, and filth dragons who’s boss.

Love the angle on this picture. Even an Asura can be an imposing figure if you get it on a stool and crane that camera angle for all its worth!

“Here’s my Mesmer in Guild Wars 2’s WvW,” reader Siphaed said. “I’m standing on a the castle walls, keeping watch like a Valkyrie, ready to smite any who tries to wrongfully take it.”

Let’s head back to Warframe and its techno-bunnies for this next screenshot! Reader Enikuo not only provides the backstory but delivers an interesting game fact as well.

“Here is my tenno on a Corpus ship, looking out the window at other Corpus ships,” Enikuo said. “Fun fact: If you break the glass, all the air gets sucked into the vacuum of space. You have to get out before the life support is gone, and for an extra bit of immersion, sounds are all muffled.”

So who won this week’s It Came from the Comments Section! pick? I’m going to go with ShagrathVtc’s potrait of a Cimmerian soldier in Age of Conan, if just because I miss seeing older games in this column.

Normally this is where I’d put a screenshot challenge, but instead I’m going to place a plea for help. My inbox is almost empty of screenshot submissions from you excellent folk. I suspect that more of you are just throwing pictures into the comments than emailing to me. So this week, why not wow me with a deluge of pictures and stories to fill the queue back up? Thanks!

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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Liandreth
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Liandreth

Speaking of aerodynamically impossible, here’s a fish in the sky. I found him while I was flying around in ARK. I apologize as it’s not the best screenshot. I was playing hostess to the inlaws and managed to snap the pic.

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

That Mesmer shot was fantastic.
And physics be damned, everything is possible with cake. Including flight. And diabetes.

JudgeDavid101
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JudgeDavid101

Not many screenshots left but here’s one from WoW, Thrall’s mother Draka photobombing my shot in a garrison.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

zyrusticae 
Upticking for the pink one. <3

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

It’s so funny how to get the Fat Chocobo to run, you hold a cabbage.
To get it to fly, you have to hold cake.
Cake=superfood?

Damonvile
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Damonvile

The first one is…well….” honey, there’s someone at the door for you ” /grin

The second one is shark battles!

AilsaN10
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AilsaN10

FireBomberSeven Try drinking from an Inn League Sinister Keg ;)

Enikuo
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Enikuo

zyrusticae We walked away from Skyforge when we got the message “Your prestige level is too far apart,” or something to that effect. We thought it would be like Warframe, where we could jump in and play together whenever, but apparently not.

zyrusticae
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zyrusticae

Been messing around a bit with Skyforge. Game is quite pretty – at least, when you’re running at 2.7k resolution with heavy Reshade tweaking, anyway. ;) (Okay, it’s pretty even without that, I’ll admit.) I’m pleased that I can actually make a pretty damn tough-looking woman in this game. Not so pleased about the high heels, lack of facial customization options, and some of the limited range in the sliders. 
I’ve only been playing it for about a week and, well, I’m afraid it’s already growing a bit stale for me. The combat is extremely repetitive and the pacing is snail-like overall, which doesn’t feel great. I feel like if they had more branching combos (including combos that start with right-click) the game would be a lot more fun to play. Well, that, and letting us attack without that silly tab-targeting-on-a-crosshair thing. It just feels bad to have that sort of prerequisite just to make any swing. 
As a bonus, have some shots of my Xenoverse characters. DBZ had such a dearth of female characters, I feel like I have to make up for it somehow with my own. (Yes, everyone wears scouters. I dnno, I just like how they look.) But, man, I really wish they gave me a muscle slider in this game! Never enough, I tell you. Never enough! 
Annnd another bonus shot of FFXIV. I got into a party with a double of each job. That was one strange cosmic coincidence!

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Line with more hugs Siphaed 
No coffee = horrible English.
Well that is unless you weren’t nitpicking at at the sentence itself, but the contents of what’s said.    And I do agree it is as ridiculous as it sounds.