One Shots: A game of horror

    
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If you’re like me — screenshot-mad and playing Battle for Azeroth — then you’ve been filling up your World of Warcraft image folders like crazy over the past few weeks. So many beautiful and striking sites to see!

And also horror beyond imagining!

Reader Minimalistway went deep into the woods on a Blair Witch hunt and found things that will keep you up every night of your life to come: “Questing around Drustvar, i prefer questing in the day to take good screenshots, Drustvar is different, it’s better at night.”

Or if you’re looking for a more cheery vision, you might like Little Bugbear’s self-professed “favorite spot” in the expansion. What do you think? It’s like the most pleasant place ever to contract malaria and swamp rot!

Not everyone is playing the new expansion, however. There are always the lower caste — the lowbies — who are making their way slowly but surely to the endgame.

“I decided for a fresh start and created a new character,” posted Amorey. “I am enjoying WoW at my own leisurely pace, which I also call the ‘scenic route.’ My Gnome is a Mistweaver Monk spec (healing with a bit of DPS ). I made it to level 34 in my first week, got my first transmog, and visited the barber because I fancied a new hair color. Lots of players in the low to middle level zones, which is really nice to see. Just started questing in Stranglethorn Vale, slowly making my way to Booty Bay. I want to see how long it will take me to get to endgame but am making sure I do not skip any content. I am really enjoying the game so far.”

Not everyone’s playing World of Warcraft these days, of course. Hirku brought us this important piece of advice that has a superhero stamp of approval.

“Here’s a PSA from my new Champions Online hero,” Hirku wrote. I can’t help but feel as though there’s an element of hypocritical irony in all of this…

“Apparently, when you take kodo beasts on zeppelin trips in World of Warcraft, they behave exactly like dogs on car rides in the real world,” said Mysecretid. “Here’s my Nightborne Hunter alt on the zeppelin out of Orgrimmar. Her kodo companion, Boomer, is catching the wind out the side of the ride, just like a dog would. Ah, the feel of the breeze running through your… scales?”

Good kodo!

What’s your favorite fantasy beastie? Assuming that you’re not killing them too quickly to take a picture, the screenshot challenge this week is to show off an in-game beast or critter that amuses, delights, or captivates you for some reason.

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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Maggie May
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Those dang Goobbues have run away to the cloud … you’ll have to use your imagination, I even had Goobbue Butts …

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Maggie May

Well Goobbues ….

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Utakata

Yeah, that Labour Day weekend beach party I was going to got cancelled out… :(

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Sometimes I like to pet a pig in fancy underwear and a crown as the sun sets…..don’t judge meh!

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Hikari Kenzaki

For me, it has to be the The Filth in Secret World Legends.

More than your stereotypical creeping evil, it is the thing that crawls in your skin and destroys your mind. It, They and Them thinks and are alive, but are merely the dreams and nightmares of a greater unknown. It seeps into every thing, every wavelength, every thought. They eat stars for breakfast… and we are all made of stars.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Oh sure… the one time it posts them in the order I loaded them instead of backwards…

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Hirku

Same for my pics, now I’m hopeful that it wasn’t just a fluke and it’ll work that way from now on.

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deekay_plus

hafilax made a mobile base in space engineers this weekend. liberal on the definition of mobile ;)

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Kenji Takeda

Having alot of fun on MHGU on the switch . I kinda like the feel of the combat better than MH:W

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Natalyia

I’m not sure if the “Orcs” in Marne’s Lab are a result of a mistranslation, or just a joke, but I grin every time I wander in there…

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rafael12104

Beasties? Hmm.

Ok, Justin. I know how you feel about Dragons. They are an overused trope, blah, blah, blah. I get it.

BUT, if we are talking about my fave beasties? Then the answer is Dragons. Breathtaking and vast power never go amiss in a villain. And slaying Dragon, against all odds, is still what these fantasy games are all about. Heh.

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Minimalistway

Header image is my screenshot, achievement unlocked :-D … thank you Justin

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Hikari Kenzaki

Great shot, Minimalist!