One Shots: First MMO loves
What was your first? Not necessarily the first MMORPG you ever played, but the first that made you fall in love with that game and the genre at large? Probably for me, that would have to be City of Heroes, a title which just clicked on all levels and ushered me into a new age of gaming.
I’ll let Katriana tell you hers: “My first MMO, and first MMO love it’s probably fair to say, was EverQuest. I have many memories of my time there, but sadly I don’t have many good screenshots from that time still that aren’t just character selfies. The image below was taken circa early 2003 and is one of the better ones I still have. It represents the crowning achievement of the guild I was in there, the slaying of the first-born dragon Klandicar. It was far from being new or even necessarily notable content at the time, but it was quite an achievement for our little guild.”
Now for our fashion report from Romulus, where Jake is bringing us the latest in Star Trek Online fashion. Tell us, Jake, are oversized shoulderpads and bowl cuts the hot trend among the elite?
“Is it just me or does my Starfleet crew, disguised as Romulans during the mission The Once and Future Agent look like they are getting ready for a scene in a Bollywood production?” he asks.
Skoryy takes to the skies with this pic: “Here is a screenshot of my Champions Online main, the implacable Rose Wonder, one in her original ’40s Nazi punching outfit and her now more modern look. The old four color look won third place in Thursday’s ‘Origins’ costume contest held by the Cryptic devs! I’m still kinda giddy at that.”
“The Secret World was my first and only true MMO love,” wrote Hirku. “The story and lore was so compelling it made me forget I was still just killing ten rats and fetching twenty bear rumps. It was deep and challenging to a degree that I was still learning its nuances after years of playing. Last but not least, it had the friendliest, most mature player community ever, period. Unfortunately I wasn’t into the whole screenshot thing during my peak years so I got nothing original, but here’s a silly shot I took in Legends today.”
Well, I guess we’re done with MMO loves! Thanks everyone for turning out for another amazing One Shot columns and… oh, yes, yes, fine. Do your thing, Zulika.
“The old regulars here already knew old man Zuli was coming in here with another Asheron’s Call screenshot after reading this week’s challenge! I took this one right before shutdown. I am standing in front of my villa in awesomely mismatched armor that would have drove my patron crazy.”
For this week’s screenshot challenge, we’re going to leave it more open-ended by asking you to submit a picture that elicits in you a particular emotion. Tell us what that emotion is and why that picture makes you feel that way!
They gives us all the feels.