One Shots: Better virtual homes and gardens

Lately I’ve been overdosing on some serious Sims 4 time (blame the Seasons expansion announcement for this!) and indulging in my long-standing passion for player housing. I don’t always get that fix in every MMO I play — looking sideways at you, Blizzard — but I do enjoy expressing myself and seeing what other players have come up in their own living spaces.

Let’s take a tour of some excellent virtual abodes today! We’ll start with Rees Racer: “I’ve been a Elder Scrolls Online plus player for… a long time. I don’t buy much, so I had some crowns to spend. I eventually purchased the Alinor Crest Townhouse in Summerset. I’m a Bosmer, and it’s technically Altmer architecture, but I really like the colours and the courtyard fountain, and I’m fairly certain I saved the rule of Queen Ayrenn a few years ago. It’s more extravagant (like all High Elf accoutrements) than I need (or like), but I earned it.”

“I took several shots of our Free Company home in Final Fantasy XIV,” wrote Vincent, “but as I didn’t design the layout, I thought it was a bit wrong to post them (when the creative credit should go to the person who put hours into decorating it). So… since I’m a poor Lalafell (a rarity, surely), it’s just me and my one bedroom flat.”

All housing should be a glamorous shrine to yourself, don’t you agree?

“My efforts to redecorate in LOTRO post-housing redesign have been hampered by my highest level character being 85 and abandoned midway through Rohan,” posted Stormwalts. “I won’t see any new decor items for months or years to come. Instead I’ve been trying to reshuffle what I have to create ‘nooks’ in the corners of my Bree-land house. My cat appreciates the fireside rug with caged snack, but she just sniffs at me when I offer a lap. At least the books love me.”

Very cozy indeed! Nice job.

What about some unconventional housing? UpayaBlossom brings us this Elite: Dangerous pic: “A CMDR’s bunk is never far from her cockpit. Here I am in Elite flying combat patrol for the Federal Liberal Command, looking out over the rings of Runapa B 6 from my favored Federal Assault Ship, the FLC Emma Goldman. My home? Out there, somewhere, in the black. I’m not too picky.”

And why not open the debate for the MMO with the best player housing system? I know which one Ryuen would choose!

“When it comes to housing, EverQuest II wins hands down. Unfortunately I am not a very good decorator but I’ll share this shot of my Monk’s little Halas house and its bar. Because one has to be able to offer the odd visitor a cold ale!”

Our screenshot challenge this week is kind of a weird one, but let’s see how it shakes out. If you made any sort of MMO resolution earlier this year, perhaps back in January, why not post a picture of you working on said resolution and letting us know how it’s going — or if you abandoned it already!

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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Arkady Dust

Not a resolution as such but when starting to play GW2 I decided to have all the alts level up and go through the storylines in parallel (one exception: grabbing the first mount). This has certainly slowed things down; I am only now approaching the end of the original story.
But it has been quite interesting to see how the various choices play out and the references between separate storylines.

So here is a screenshot from a story instance in Orr. A land of darkness and death that at least looks different from all the other lands of darkness and death thanks to aquatic accents.

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UpayaBlossom

I missed this thread yesterday… BUT I feel I have to contribute.

2018 is a weird year, and the first year I think I have ever actually had any kind of New Year’s Resolution in my whole life. A series of promises to myself were made at the beginning of the year, and they have led me, personally, to the most profound, amazing and happy place I have ever inhabited. I’ll let my meme-y screenshot speak.

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mysecretid

Life can be too short, and too difficult, not to live as the person you know you are. As much as there will always be people who feel they should “have a say” in your life, it is ultimately always yours to determine. Congratulations on having the clarity and the courage to know where you need to be!

Best of days ahead,

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Utakata

…it’s nice when my pigtails wake up to something that gives me hope. Congrats! /bows

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UpayaBlossom

<3 I spent five years actively agonizing and suffering over this. It turns out that I was "passing" and blending into crowds without a trace within three months. Now comes the midgame of changing every single one of my legal documents as soon as possible with a federal government that is… at this point pretty openly hostile.

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mysecretid

Push through. Ten years after, the resistance will be a memory, and you will have what you need. Good luck!

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imayb1

Congratulations! That is a huge step. Best of luck to you as you keep stepping forward!

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Utakata

Off-topic: As I was discussion with my trans friend about the idea of coming out about who they are, then naturally going back into the closet once the transition takes place. But it’s ultimately the goal of being identified of who you are when the rest of society is now respecting and accepting that.

On the side…if it’s the country I think it is, then I can only encourage to get out. It appears it will get a lot worse for a very long time before it ever gets better. As in, “stacking the courts with hate filled bigots until they croak” long time. /bleh

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Eliot Lefebvre

Just saw this and wanted to track down the thread to offer congratulations.

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Jeffery Witman

I miss all of my customized, personal places from SWG. My trader’s home with a tinkering workshop, my bounty hunter’s trophy room, my entertainer’s lounge, my YT-1300 passenger lounge, my shop with displays of the merchandise…

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mysecretid

Some really nice pics all around, this week!

I think my personal favorite is Stormwaltz’s Lord of the Rings Online house, though. I didn’t know LotRO housing could look so good!

Me? I’ve got nothing again this week, alas.

I lost most of my older screenshots in a disastrous hard drive crash a couple of years ago (yes, some were backed up, but I’ve moved since then, so who knows where the discs are safely stored?), and a lot of my my newer screenshots are simply variations on things I’ve already posted here.

I hope to have something new to share soon. Meantime, thanks to everyone who has been posting. It’s definitely appreciated!

Cheers,

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Utakata

I was going to post something too, but the only thing I could think of is my New Year’s resolutions from 2 years ago. That was then, surviving Trump for the next 4 years. Still working on that…but I have no screens to show for it, as it be would RL stuff. And I am pretty sure Ms. Bree would moderate my pigtails over that for the OT, among other things. So I am going to sit this one out…

…sure is quiet here though. Lots resolutions where broken this year, non? o.O

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deekay_plus

this morning i woke up in a new 600i. cheers m80s and happy canada day!

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Iskras Femme

Swtor!

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Robert Mann

I’m curious what a screenshot of continuing to look for an MMO that actually ticks my buttons with more than just combat and some side-thoughts thrown in to pacify people would look like. Would it be various websites and information hunting? If so, can I screenshot MoP for the challenge? :P

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borghive

Many of us are in the same boat.