One Shots: The Elvish temptation

    
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I’m sorry to have to begin this week’s column with a public service announcement, but this has been a long time coming. Friends, beware of the Elves. Elves will only lure you into danger, tempt you down roads best left alone, and make a mockery of life insurance policies. Reject the Elf in all of its forms.

“Sadly I’ve been resucked into World of Warcraft because elves (only because Justin has such a hate on for them),” wrote Winter.

DARN IT, Winter. Did you not hear a word I just said? No matter. The Massively OP Intervention Unit (MOPIU) is on its way to your home as we speak. Put down the fake pointed ears and listen to them, won’t you?

“I’m out of town for a couple of days this week, and didn’t want to drag my laptop about, so I’ve just brought along my ASUS ZenPad,” said Rees Racer. “I’d been meaning to have a look at AdventureQuest 3D, so this seemed a good time, considering the hardware limitations. I created a mage, and have made my way through the obligatory tutorial skeletons to the fist camp outside a castle. We’ll see!”

Let us know, man!

Vunak is photojournaling his Black Desert adventures: “I’ve been playing a lot of BDO lately. I was able to get over my distaste for the enchanting system and figured out a pretty secure way to enchant my boss armor and things up to TRI. So here is Mica and me adventuring into Kamasylvia for the first time. Going through Grana and around Grana.”

“Here I am in the new Void Elf starting area in WoW!” said Borghive.

Buh…

wha…

…sheesh. C’mon man! Did you not hear anything I said in the intro there? Is all of my finely crafted prose spinning off into the nether without a single soul to hear the wise words of warning contained within? Do you want to live out your existence enslaved to the Elvish ideology — or do you want to live free?

I misread Zulika Mi-Nam’s entry and thought that this was a FFXIV shot. Apparently, it is not, but now I’ve gone too far with the prep to back out. Shh. Don’t tell my editor. She never reads this far down in posts anyway.

“I have only been playing FFXII this week. So here is a pic of a shop full of moogles. If you do not like moogles you are dead inside.”

DEAD INSIDE.

Speaking of Moogles, is there an NPC race in your MMO that exists to be silly or to be comic relief? Show us a picture of them this week for the screenshot challenge and let us know your feelings on their presence!

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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NeoWolf

Justin putting out a one shot about Elves lol I bet that caused him ACTUAL physical pain, because we all know secretly, down deep he loves elves really.. love it :)

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Utakata

So an assassin, sharp shooter, samurai, thief and archeologist walk into a bar…

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mysecretid

Love it!

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rafael12104

Lol! Nice.

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Vunak

This week Mica and I decided to go to the other side of the map and check out the actual Black Desert. I had only glimpsed it before and she had never been, so here are a few screenshots of our time out there.

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rafael12104

Beautiful screen caps. Thanks!

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Vunak

Thanks :D

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Kenji Takeda

going back to EVE

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Pandalulz

Welcome to the fashions of 2007. Oh TBC, how I haven’t really missed you.

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Pandalulz

Oops, messed up the picture insert

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rafael12104

Look at that belly art. Hard to find these days.

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rafael12104

Ah, comic relief NPCs. There are many in BnS, but I have to go no further than my Hongmoon students. Lol. Little spoiler for those not there yet, but yes, you get students!

Meet the miscreant Buyang his loveable sister Bunah and “cry because I can” Jinbin. They aren’t your only students, but you spend a lot of time with these three because of… issues.

Buyang, the one forgetting that kite travel is all about hanging on, is quite humorous indeed. Maybe even a little insulting. Lol. His snide remarks certainly keep you alert. Not to mention that before your return, he was using the Hongmoon name in a scam to profit off of the famous school.

Ah well, all is forgiven my little friends. They are my students now and my family. Love the little tykes, even though trouble is seemingly your best subject.

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deekay_plus

that’s awesome you get students even if it’s probably just quests you do with/for them :P

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rafael12104

There is some of that. Lol.

BUT there is a lot more too. The BnS story is not your story. You are a participant, and a big one at that. But it’s not your heroic tale. The same applies to the Hongmoon school. Your the Master, but it’s your students that evolve the broader story being told.

It is really interesting, actually.

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Utakata

Yes…they’re are growing on me.

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Vunak

I never gave BnS a try. I should have when it came out. It seemed fun I was just on my TERA kick at the time.

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butterpanda888

What MMO has the best Elves?

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Vincent Clark

NPC Comic Relief? I give you the Namazu. Half cat, half fish (?) and I’m pretty sure the person who came up with the design was half baked :) The other shot I took on the way back to Castellum Velodyna (Beast Tribe quest hub) just as the fog was about to lift…

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rafael12104

Lol! Real catfish as it were. Love that pic. Your other pic is just as good and almost the total opposite in atmosphere.

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Vincent Clark

You’re too kind, sir :)

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mysecretid

I usually have an allergy to cuteness, but those cat-fish people make me want to go “D’awwww!” :-)

Cheers,

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My fresh level 70 Ascended taking a bath in Ashenfell’s refreshing molten lava rivers and farming mats like no tomorrow.

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Utakata

That’s a great way to get piles. :(

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Winter

I shall attempt to come up with elf only shots just to torment Justin :D