One Shots: All giant spiders, all the time


Sometimes I am just so proud of our One Shots crowd here at Massively OP. I keep coming up with ludicrous screenshot challenges and you all continue to rise to the occasion. Even when I ask for spiders. Giant spiders.

We got ever so many.

Vincent leads the arachnid parade with this pic from Final Fantasy XIV: “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.”

At least he has learned the important lesson that One Shots is more important than anything else in your gaming life. You should all be this devoted.

I don’t think a lot of you really had to stretch to find some oversized bugs for this column. Ryuen knew right where to go: “This challenge makes me want to reinstall EverQuest 2 just to go grab some Terrorantula screenshots, now that was a big spider. And there we go.”

Now I kind of want to see a battle royale between giant MMO spiders. Don’t you?

“Spiders! I thought I hated them before, but after playing MMOs, I think I took it to a new level,” said Rafael. “This is Dokumo. She is a spider in Blade and Soul. 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.”

GamingSF had the same idea that I had, which was to head into RIFT and visit an infamous low-level spider boss that’s known for sending groups into a frenzy of terror.

“Spider boss fight from a pug on RIFT Prime this evening,” he wrote. “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!”

“Here is a giant spider that is under the control of a Turbine devoper in Rivendell,” shared Zulika. “During the Lord of the Rings Online beta, on the night of 1/14/2007 specifically, the devs spawned some big baddies and also came in as baddies themselves, first in Bree and then in Rivendell to test how the servers would react to a crapload of peeps converging on the same area and spewing spells/actions. Good times!”

What was your first MMO love? Maybe it wasn’t the first game you played, but the one that really made you fall head over heels for online roleplaying games. Share a picture from that for this week’s challenge and let us know why it hooked you so hard!

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 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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