One Shots: Party on, Garth!


What makes for a really smashing party in an MMO? You can throw all of the prizes, pretend food, and decorations at the wall, but in the end it comes down to the quality of the people that attend. And it looks like many of MOP’s readers have found friends that love a good shindig!

Vincent kicks off this week column with an energetic group shot from a Final Fantasy XIV guild get-together. The colors — they will blind you.

“Any time my free company gets together for an event it does tend to get quite theatrical,” he said.

Our own Bree took this picture on a Star Wars Galaxies emulator and had to share it with y’all.

“Here’s a shot from Star Wars Galaxies Legends,” she said. “I was on Endor on my Beast Master, out surveying for a really great iron spot, when my speeder came up over a a cliff and my camera swung under my bike… and up into the sky, where the unfinished second Death Star hangs ominously. It actually startled me — I had forgotten it was up there! Come to think of it, was it up there in the original game, or is this an emulator edition? I dunno, but talk about immersive!”

Any time of of those smarmy and arrogant Jedi get a bit of comeuppance is a good day for me. Just because you’ve got nifty superpowers doesn’t mean you’re all that smart or wise, believe me.

Hirku documented this embarrassing scene from SWTOR: “Another promising young Jedi falls to the back side of the Force…”

“Through the years, I’ve enjoyed hosting server-wide RP events across the MMOs I’ve played in, although I’ve slowed down over the past few years and now enjoy attending other people’s events,” posted Toy Clown. “This one is from Black Desert where I hosted the Seafarer’s Ball. Here is the ball in full swing!”

“As an in-game photographer and RPer, I get into a lot of community events for Secret World Legends,” said Hikari. “As official photographer for the World Battle Federation and Happy Tentacle radio, I cover all the fights and as many HTR events as I can. I also cover and/or help organize other events like Cabal Pride (a recruiting event) and Put On Purple 2 (for charity) and DJ shows. LOTS of DJ shows.”

Have to fill up that content drought with some action, right?

This week’s screenshot challenge is to share with the rest of the class something that surprised you in an MMO. Maybe it was a good surprise, maybe a bad one — but either way, something that you weren’t quite expecting!

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 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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