One Shots: Our favorite screenshots of 2018

    
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As we begin to put a big bow on 2018 and send it off to wherever years are stored — VH1, we assume — the One Shots community is doing its darndest to share their favorite screenshots from this year.

Let’s kick off things with Ryuen: “My favorite of 2018 is a screen shot of a quest scene in Warframe. This particular quest blew my mind and is a shining example of the quality of DE’s storytelling, so this screenshot is a nice reminder of that moment, also it just looks cool.”

I’ll admit, I have no idea what’s happening here, but I’m going to assume it’s pretty amazing. And dark.

We all love to photo-document those special occasions when we achieve or acquire something notable, and a fancy new weapon is as good a reason as any, especially if it took more natural materials than most worlds could provide.

“I’ve been playing alot of Guild Wars 2 this year,” said Redbook, “and I finally maxed out a crafting discipline. Always loved the ascended weapon’s appearance.”

Congrats!

“I’ve been playing a lot of No Man’s Sky, which is always good for some gorgeous screenshots. I’m really fond of creature shots. I love discovering new creatures like I’m on a safari,” DeadlyAccurate.

Let’s be honest, here. You love discovering them and then taking their heads for your living room. Don’t you? Don’t you, you heartless cyber-monster? *cries*

Rees Racer shared this favorite from Elder Scrolls Online: “Given proper graphics power, some MMO’s can look quite lovely, indeed. Perhaps there is nothing terribly remarkable about this shot. Maybe I’m too fond of a bit of lens-flare. I suppose I just appreciated the colour and the idea of my Bosmer Nightblade crouching, contemplating a stealth/stun/poison with that magnificent bow… and follow-up with twin daggers.”

Just how the real Olympic archers do it.

Utakata sent us this farewell shot from the late, great WildStar. I’m kind of offended that there’s very little pink anywhere to be found. It’s not easy being green, indeed!

Let’s keep the favorites train rolling! Dig deep into those screenshot folders and show off your best or most personal MMO pictures from 2018!

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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Vunak23

My favorites this year so far.

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Vunak23

BDO hs some of the best environments and graphics in an MMO to me. I haven’t made it to the new area they just released yet, but its on the agenda.

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rafael12104

Hey. Who said there isn’t any exploring on Blade and Soul, huh? Look at this secret place in Solak. Just found it with a little help from the internet. Now, how do I get out of here?

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François Verret

The first I took today to show off my Fall Festival cosmetics. The second shows crystal formations from FFXIV, because we can’t have best screenshots of the year without those.

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Natalyia

I take more than the occasional screenshot, but looking over them and limiting myself to five, I chose these :)

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Alex Js.
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Alex Js.

I was just taking random screenshots of random outfits in FFXIV (hey, that’s what the whole endgame is about) today, so here are few screenshots of what random people (including my character) have dressed as:

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And a few more (due to picture attachment limit) ;-)

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Utakata

Oh dream weaver, I believe you can get me through the night…

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Utakata

PS: “What this have to with this week’s challenge, Uta?”

Well, I took it this year. o.O

PPS: Thanks for plugging my ode to WildStar, Mr. Justin. /bows

PPPS and apam: Note to TERA users, does anyone know where my computer is saving my screens now? Used to be a dedicated folder in /Libraries/Pictures. Not any more. :(

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Utakata

Edit/Erratum: PPPS and spam*…proper.

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Hikari Kenzaki

The community events in Secret World Legends were all truly amazing. From fun events like Cabal Pride and Monster Mash Masquerade to charity events like ExtraLife, we had some great ones so far. Of them all, I have to say Put on Purple II to raise awareness for Lupus in honor of one of our own was the most heartwarming/wrenching event we did this year.

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Hikari Kenzaki

And the WBF of course, for which I do all the official photography.

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Skoryy

These aren’t the best screenshots, but its the moments from when I forged my first legendary.

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And while looking through my archive for those pics, I stumbled upon this one. Yeah, I think is one of the most picturesque screenshots I took this year.

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Oh yeah, Divinity’s Reach, beautiful city… It still impresses me how good the GW2 looks even for such dated game. The artists got the color palette “just right” – not too oversaturated (like in Wildstar) and not too desaturated (like in ESO, where just about everything and everyone looks depressingly bland on properly calibrated monitor).

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Katriana

A few of my favorite screenshots from LotRO from this year. Besides being the game I’ve played the most this year I think, it’s also the most photogenic of the ones I’ve played a lot.

1. The desolation outside Fornost in the North Downs
2. A shot of Carn Dum in Angmar
3. A pair of ginormous dwarf statues in Moria.

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rafael12104

Making me pick 2018 faves is like asking me to choose between my favorite pets. Heh.

Ok, three more from Blade & Soul.

Cap 1: My first cap of the year. Yup, literally. The date on this pic is 1/1 and it is the first when sorting by date. Heh. I guess I could have saved myself the cap grief for the year right there.

Cap 2: Fighting bad guys in a bikini. It was the in thing in 2018. Man, it certainly did seem to annoy big stone Gollum dudes.

Cap 3: Wardens love XP boosts. So this cap is weirdly interesting. Whenever you use and xp charm in BnS, your toon tries to reach out and touch you. It is endearing and a little creepy too. I hope there is no alternate world where toons truly are alive ala Toy Story. Lol.

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