One Shots: Bullet hell

    
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If you ever find yourself staring down an impossible spray of projectiles and energy blasts flying every which way and you freeze like a deer in headlights, then you’ll need to quickly come to terms with the facts that you’re just in bullet hell and are going to die very soon.

Fair or not, reader Rafael found himself in this exact situation the other day in Blade and Soul. He spent his last nanosecond of life hitting the print screen key to grab this picture so that it could be sent to his next of kin. That’s what we call a “life well lived.”

Next up on our One Shots tour of the MOP community is a picture of RuneScape, of all games. Kenji posted this one as part of a return to the game, and I’m glad for it, as we almost never have pictures of this fairly popular MMO. Maybe it’s something about the graphical fidelity that puts people off from playing photographer as much?

And JonBuck documented an exceedingly rare case of Final Fantasy XIV being wonky and weird as all get out. Ahem.

“And oh yes, the Manderville storyline,” he said. “I managed to catch a few screenshots before the suplex headplant. I really should play FFXIV again one of these days.”

“The Grumpwood in Lord of the Rings Online’s Frostbluff can be a busy place with several players all trying to collect unwilling firewood at once,” Katriana said. “So busy in fact there can sometimes be pileups on the slope there as people wait their turn.”

TIM THERE’S A SIX-ELK PILEUP ON THE 409 — WE ADVISE THAT COMMUTERS RE-ROUTE THROUGH MORDOR TO MAKE IT HOME TONIGHT.

What did you get for Christmas? Yeah? Well Hikari got a fully functional starship, so your gifts are crap in comparison. Go cry into your Cheerios as you contemplate your life.

“I got a couple gifts of the digital variety this year,” Hikari said. “First, the Reliant in Star Citizen. This will eventually be a Mako ‘newsvan’ so that I can take screenshots and video in style.”

MMOs have the surprising ability to make us laugh, whether it be through glitches, clever plot moments, or even other players being goofy as all get out. Post a picture or two that got a giggle or guffaw out of you in-game!

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

1) I’ve ascended.

2) The reason PvP exists is to destroy monstrosities like this

3)Was doing scrolls and saw an old friend get… well. You see.

4)The life of a Fish outside Heidel.

5)I don’t think that’s where that delivery goes.

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Toy Clown

Those darn loli-pounders!

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Hikari Kenzaki

Star Citizen: You will believe a car can fly. Tumbril Land Systems: Out of this World. (Yes, we did this sorta on purpose, but on accident.)

SWL: Nassir and Said will never fail to make me giggle.

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rafael12104

Well, the funniest recently is Foul-Mouthed Granny. But there is no cap that does her justice. But I’ll the clip for your own edification.

As I was looking through my BnS archive, I did find a cap that made me laugh. Tell me this isn’t a Boygeorge shout out. Heh.

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hurbster

Wasn’t me.

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Unfortunately I do not have any screenshots with cat minions (even though I have them), but I do have a few others.

Here’s a unicolt trying to photobomb our group:comment image
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Also, I love all the humor quest writers in FFXIV put into some of them:
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Oh, and the last one is a typical Party Finder on our wonderful server ;-)
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That LOTRO screenshot reminds me of all bots/multi-boxers I’ve seen there… LOTRO doesn’t have as many of them as in other games (like for example FFXIV) but I’ve occasionally seen them at various parts of the world – all dressed same way, all following each other, killing stuff in open world or farming things during festivals.

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I saw a lot of it in FFXIV. I think the reason why I don’t stray from Star Trek Online very much is the almost complete lack of spammers and bots.

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Yeap. The only server that does not have them is Balmung, because it is always full and creating new characters is impossible most of the time, so all bots who get banned from it cannot be recreated. The rest of servers have many of them – bots that spam gil selling sites at major cities or bots that run dungeons or farm stuff in open world.

They don’t really have major negative effect on anyone except crafters who sell things through marketboard but it’s still disappointing to see all of them.

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rafael12104

Nice. Bullet Hell made the banner! Heh. I’m always surprised to see bullet hell sequences in MMOs, but I suppose I shouldn’t be.

Thanks for the shout out, Justin.

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Hirku

Norma Creed gives us a vocabulary lesson in The Secret World. Today’s word: Sisyphean. Give her a break, her idea of culture is reruns of Cheers and not, y’know, ancient Greek mythology…

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rafael12104

Lol! I love the facial expression. Lololololoolo

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hurbster

She has a shotgun, I ain’t disagreeing with her.

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deep rock galactic missions typically feature an extraction thing at the end of each where in your team desperately fights to stay alive until everyone is inside the drop pod and the doors close.

snelly_87 is a cold blooded killer if there ever was one. he straight up murdered this dude just because i told him to. now that man ended up being a brutal killer himself no doubt or at least some kind of criminal, so all in all fair trade, but wow snelly, really thowing yourself into this gig eh?

in the end atlas did not last my group very long at all. but this single screenshot made the entire thing worthwhile for it’s own sake in itself.

i may have shared this pic of sofie playing with her friend elsie already, but i think i should share it again just in case ;)

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Utakata

Since we’re going for the photo bombing cat scenery…

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rafael12104

Heh. Yup. Those cats love turning just in time for a screen cap.