One Shots: Hook, line, and sinker

    
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Personally, I don’t get the appeal of fishing in MMOs, mostly because I get super-fidgety if I have to stand still in-game for long periods of time while developing tunnel vision on a tiny group of pixels representing my floater. Then again, for some players like Enikuo, fishing is a welcome activity representing relaxation and profit.

“I bought my first house in Lord of the Rings Online last night,” Enikuo wrote. “I picked a small house on 3 Wending Way because it was close to this dock. Technically, it’s my neighbor’s dock, but I’m sure they won’t mind me using it for a little fishing.”

Watch out for that swan! He gonna push you in!

If you’re missing Vanguard and want a little jolt to your memory today, then thank PJ for this picture of a starting zone from the game. Looks like Star Fox there is about to become lunch meat for a bunch of alien spiders!

“Even though Thieves never get the flashy skills in Guild Wars 2 like fire bolts, ice missiles, lighting, and… you get the picture,” Trevor submitted. “Anyway, I tried to capture the awesomeness of my daredevil thief when they make a shock-wave but I think I captured the ‘You shall not pass!’ stance instead.”

“Here is my Star Trek Online captain with her away team posing in front of some local alien mushrooms,” Ryuen posted.

Maybe it’s just me, but it totally looks as though this captain is about to burst into choreographed song with her amazing backup dancers. Just me on this?

“Since the theme is plants this week, I’ll take a break from computers to showcase some Flora of SWTOR,” Camelotcrusade posted. “Here’s an enormous tree draped in bioluminescent moss.”

Ooooh. Pretty.

This week’s screenshot challenge is to get you to walk down MMO nostalgia lane. Show us a picture with some sort of personal significance for you in your MMO gaming career — maybe your first game, or the first time a game clicked for you, or the first time you fell through the world. Whatever!

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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camelotcrusade
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Arcsine Great shots, thanks for sharing!  I like all of them, especially the bone pile in the AH and the chapel.

aboomwithaview
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Just had a dig through & found my first pics of AoC, my first toon long since dead.
Sods law it was the first time I had even played it & I was instantly afflicted by the swimming on land bug that still exists :D

I was not impressed.

Arcsine
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Here’s a pretty big nostalgic milestone for me: the very first time I completed a dungeon in Warcraft! Taken December 15, 2004, with my Night Elf priest in Blackfathom Deeps. This was before I could dual spec, and I hadn’t planned on healing, so I was spec’d for Shadow. Luckily back then you still learned every spell for each spec, so even though I wasn’t optimized for it, I was able to heal through BFD by the skin of my teeth.
The next shot is from September 18, 2005. Ironforge was the Alliance city of choice back then, and I usually logged off at the auction house. Imagine my surprise when I logged on that day to find Ironforge full of bones and death. I thought some Horde players had raided the city, but it turned out to be a buggy debuff called Corrupted Blood from the Zul’Gurub instance. It was a DoT that spread to nearby  players, and unintentionally NPCs and pets could catch it as well. So of course some griefers purposefully got their pets to spread the debuff that pretty much shut down the cities for several days.
Finally, when City of Villains was released, I volunteered to take charge of designing my supergroup’s base. We were mostly magic origin, so I decided to go for broke with our theme. I made it pretty messy, with a touch of horror added to the magic decor. I made everyone a slob so no one put the books back on the library shelves, and no one could be bothered to recycle their old bottles and organs. I was quite proud of it.

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DJjazzy Xijit 
People have made jokes that it is like The Witcher meets The Legend Of Zelda …

Xijit
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DJjazzy Xijit 
People have made jokes that it is like The Witcher meets The Legend Of Zelda …

camelotcrusade
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Damonvile I completely forgot about that, turning down settings.  And I played many games on min myself, back in the day.  #postedbeforecoffee

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Damonvile I completely forgot about that, turning down settings.  And I played many games on min myself, back in the day.  #postedbeforecoffee

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Xijit 
Awesome pics. The game reminds me of The Witcher a little bit (in the way it looks)

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Here’s a few from City of Heroes I still have. The first one is fighting Dr. Vahzilok.

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Qarran

camelotcrusade  Nicely done.  Wow.  I didn’t have the presence of mind back then. :)