One Shots: A well-rounded Hobbit (breakfast)

With the prodigious and well-known appetite of Hobbits, it’s a total surprise to me that the Shire hasn’t been stripped bare with these creatures’ all-consuming need for tummy fuel. Maybe that’s what the Scouring of the Shire was? It wasn’t in the movies, I wouldn’t know.

Anyway, Amorey contemplates eating 9,000 calories in one go: “Please note the very surprised look on my Hobbit’s face: ‘What about second breakfast ? Luncheon ? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper?’ Eleven years in LOTRO is a big milestone for a tiny Hobbit.”

Also, do they have food wars? Weight watchers? I have so many questions about the dietary lives of these people.

Last week’s screenshot challenge to find and document “ugly” MMO zones wasn’t as huge of a draw for our commenters (can’t imagine why!), but a few were up to the challenge.

ESD noted this weird occurance: “Ugly zone is a hard one, had to dig into the archives. Pictured is the first hostile territory from Skyforge, can’t remember the name. Not that bad looking actually, but it is the thought process that gets me: A set of small tropical islands, OK. Jungle and palm trees, check. Beaches and sandbars, check. Always overcast with just a little sunlight, check. Wait what?”

Anyone want to join Utakata for a picnic in the scenic locale of World of Warcraft’s Eastern Plaguelands? Anyone? Anyone?

“You don’t want to eat the mushrooms around here,” she said. You’ll start seeing spots! And spots are bad…”

“A couple of Massively posters were wondering if Morn, the alien bar customer from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, was still holding down a barstool in Star Trek Online,” wrote Mysecretid. “Oh, yes he is! If you walk into Quark’s Bar on the venerable space station, you can walk up to Morn and actually ask him what he’s been doing all this time! I won’t spoil what happens next.”

I will spoil it. He straight-up murders your face and then wears your head as a hat. That Morn, what a joker.

Deekay_plus got spiffied up for the occasion in Star Citizen. I’m still not completely sold on the aesthetic of the game. It’s attractive, don’t get me wrong, but in a sterile, stainless steel-sort of way. I want my space neon, darn it!

“I took some trips to various moons of Crusader this week and bought some armour with in game moneyz,” he wrote. How do you think he looks?

Giant spiders are everywhere in MMOs. In fact, you’re fighting one right now. So why not take a picture of it, its brood, or its living quarters for this week’s screenshot challenge?

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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Rolan Storm

It’s blasted Plaguelands… I still think characters should wear hazmat suits there. Blizzard made this zone perfectly revolting as diseased land should be.

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Ryuen

This challenge makes me want to reinstall EQ2 just to go grab some Terrorantula screenshots, now that was a big spider :D

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Ryuen

There we go, one big spider.

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rafael12104

Spiders! I thought I hated them before, but after playing MMOs, I think I took it to a new level.

This is Dokumo. She is a spider. Now, there is a school of thought that says “if you leave spiders alone, they will leave you alone. BS! If you leave Dokumo alone, she will eat you alive.

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Rees Racer

Fabulous shot…

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Vincent Clark

Great shot!

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GamingSF

Spider boss fight from a pug on Rift Prime this evening. One mean big spider there! Plus it fits the previous ugly zone theme – as this section of the dungeon is dark/dingy spider-web filled caves!

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Rees Racer

Spiders.
Everywhere indeed.
I think last year I posted a screen whilst fighting a giant spider in TERA.

But it seems I’m ALWAYS slaying troublesome arachnids in Elder Scrolls Online, no matter the size or composition, as there are examples of the mechanical variety as well. To be certain, I had a glance at the Wiki, and there are (unofficially) at least 8 quests directly involving spiders, and at least 22 locations that feature them prominently, either out in the world or in delves/dungeons etc.

I logged in this morning just to collect a few Skyshards, and started riding. Sure enough, it took less than 5 minutes before I found a pair guarding a lore book in Stormhaven.

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Bryan Turner

Not a screen shot, but a video of the scrapped Spider Mount from GW2 Path of Fire (to go with that Spider theme mentioned at the end of the article).

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Here is a giant spider that is under the control Turbine LOTRO dev in Rivendell.

During the beta, on the night of 1/14/2007 specifically, the devs spawned some big baddies and also came in as baddies themselves in 1st Bree and then Rivendell to test how the servers would react to a crapload of peeps converging on the same area and spewing spells/actions. Good times!

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Here is the “busiest” ss of that nite, around Bree.

Not sure if there was a chance/reason to have as many people bashing on one big baddie after launch, but doing stuff like this was one of the reasons i really loved Turbine back in the day.

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Hirku

“I can’t see the monster!”
“Shoot at the names! SHOOT AT THE NAMES!”

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Vincent Clark

You get a thumbs up for the nostalgia factor alone, thanks! :)

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Martin Catchpole

2 of my recent Black desert screenshots :)

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Utakata

I approve of the pink hair and the cat! <3

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Toy Clown

Pretty characters! BDO is also special in that they don’t have spider mobs!

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mysecretid

I mentioned a bit ago that I actually won a Star Trek: Discovery Crossfield-class starship from a lockbox in Star Trek Online (I’m still astonished by that).

Well, here she is, all kitted out, complete with command crew.

I named her the U.S.S. Argo, after the ship used by the hero Jason, and his Argonauts, in the famous Greek myth. I figured the name fit well with the whole theme of “discovery”.

In keeping with the first season of the show, my crew is a little more humanocentric here than I usually make them. The dark-haired fellow, (second from right) is actually based off a good friend of mine in college, who hails from the Middle East. I figure if I ever needed a Chief Engineer and XO in real life, he’d be a good candidate.

Cheers,

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deekay_plus

i love the show but gd is she an ugly ship lol.

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Hirku

I didn’t want to say anything because you were so happy to get it, but since dk said it first…yeah, that ship is ass. Sorry.

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deekay_plus

the spore drive is super cool, and i like the aesthetics of the interior and the bridge alot… but from the outside? it’s nearly as bad as some of those three nacelle ships. LOL

edit: that being said if i played STO and got one as loot i would totally fly her lol

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mysecretid

Don’t worry guys, I’m not offended in the least. :-)

Honestly, I have not been a fan of the ship design either, but since the show revealed that it’s basically supposed to be a “test-bed” class for the spore-drive technology, I find I can live with it better.

Some real-life test-bed projects can look pretty dang fugly, as I’m sure you know, because the design people are far more concerned with “does the tech work?” than “does it look good?”

Basically, the fact that it’s supposed to be an experimental model makes the ship design tolerable for me, but of course, your mileage may vary, and that’s cool.

As we saw from the final episode of Season One (No Spoilers From Me! hee hee), the Crossfield-class is not what a standard ship-of-the-line starship looks like in this era. :-)

Cheers!

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Vincent Clark

I give you Arachne Eve, the first boss in the Weeping City (aka “Wiping City”) raid. My alliance was not amused I was taking screenshots mid-battle–especially as I was the healer. But y’know…priorities.

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mysecretid

(in best cranky grandpa voice): Kids today, Vincent! I tell ya, they got no sense of priorities! (shouts at spider) Git offa our lawn, dammit!!!

Great pic, brother! Thanks!

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Vincent Clark

Thank you!