One Shots: Selfish selfies

    
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Hey! Hey man, what do you think you’re doing? You’re a bleeding Division agent, all right? You’re the thin line that holds back anarchistic chaos while gluing back together society! This isn’t the time to go all tourist on us and start taking your picture with astronaut mannequins!

Or maybe it is. If you find yourself in The Division 2 like Ryuen here, you might fall prey to temptation when you visit a museum in Washington D.C. Just make sure to keep the selfies to a minimum, especially while the soon-to-be corpses around you are gasping their last.

Then again, if you happen across any giant floating islands in the sky, as Utakata does in what I presume is Blade and Soul, then this is a perfect time for a selfie. Slap a treacle quote about believing in yourself on it and you have the best Facebook cover photo ever. It is sure to make all of your friends and family feel inferior, as was your intent.

“I am pretty sure archaeologist would have a field day here,” Utakata.

I’m not exactly sure what is going on in this next picture other than to say that Warframe needs a lot of warm lighting in its ships and perhaps some comforting rainbows dashing out of the walls.

“Kitty made her way into the secret room of my ship in Warframe and the wouldn’t come out,” said Hugmonster.

I am afraid that Kitty got ate. Kibbles and Kittybits.

“I also like how SWTOR blends holidays into the world, since there has never, ever, ever been anything Christmas-related in Star Wars,” said Hikari. “Never.”

Um, “Life Day” would like a word with you on this. They shoe-horn that bizarre holiday in right on top of Christmas like it’s the Wookiee yuletide.

Does size matter? When you’re picking a race, absolutely!

“I’ll post up a quickie I took with a guildie some weeks back, which shows just how big Guild Wars 2’s Norn are compared to your smaller-than-average human,” sent in Skorry.

On one hand, bigger races have more real estate to show off outfits, which I love. On the other hand, bigger races obscure things in front of them and are more easily targetable in PvP. So it’s a draw.

Have you taken any great screenshots this past week and would like to be featured in this column? Post them in the comments below along with the name of the game and a story or some thoughts about your marvelous photograph!

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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François Verret

In Elite, on the long way to the Maia system (which I have yet to reach), I encountered this gorgeous white star. It was the perfect opportunity to break out the space camera. It got hot in the cabin while I lined up the shot, but my shield thankfully kept the heat at manageable levels.

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Ok. I’m back in action. Vid card fixed! It took some creativity, but the new cooling solution is working great.

And now to catch up.

For this week, since I’ve missed a couple of weeks, I’m going with something a bit more otherworldly. My blademaster, Baylie, occasionally sees a ghost-like figure appear during combat in BnS. What the specter might be up too isn’t clear. But she seems to be having a good time. Lol

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rafael12104

I won’t be on this evening Uta due to work bs, but I will be on tomorrow for sure. I saw that pic of your Warden! Very nice!

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Utakata

Oh, thnkx! And thanks for the heads up! :)

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creative cooling solution…I’m intrigued.

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Heh. The new fans came with the wrong screw configuration for my card. So, I had to mix and match new parts with old to make it work. And, it works like a champ.

And, I removed that damn plastic shroud with the swanky lights showing off that it is 1080. It turns out that’s all for show.

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The screws for the fans of my cpu water-cooler were slightly too long and the fans would rattle at higher RPMs. I made some thick quieting washers by loosening up the screws and putting a ty-wrap around them which allowed me to crank the fans down tight.

Sometimes ya gotta be creative.

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Here are a few from my return to FFXIV. At the top is C’leo Dakwhil, my one and only alt in this game I created to take advantage of the Road to 60 buff. She’ll probably get Fantasia’d into a Viera…or maybe a Hrothgar. And the other two are my old main, Thea Croft.

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Toy Clown

Blinked and unblinked and then spring arrived!

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Those screenshots freaked me out for a bit because I knew a girl in school who looked almost exactly like that.

Great screenshots.

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she hates port ollisar as much as i do. at least they made the internal pressure doors make some kind of sense.

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Hirku

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all the subscriber stuff is bugged out on the ptu. i don’t have high hopes for it to be fixed by live >>

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As I had some catching up with the DW2 fleet to do I didn’t stop to take pictures as much this week, but I did take a moment to snap a shot of my first ringed water world.

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I had just teleported into Limsa Lominsa and noticed these two rather colorful individuals lined up in an interesting way with my character (the lovely Duskwight in the middle). So I took the shot.

Since I use Reshade, the screen freezes for just a split second when I take a screenshot, and I thought I’d seen a blur as I had pressed the keybind…but I wasn’t sure.

This was what I found when I checked the screenshot folder.

Oh my.

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Like many others, I am playing Division 2.

Although I am now in “semi-America” (Miami), I lived in the DC area for about a decade and the game really brings back memories. One of the Dark Zones is set in Georgetown and today I took my first good stroll in it.

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3) I did a double-take when I rounded a corner and saw this building and I immediately knew exactly where I was at.

1) I used to use the ATM in the back corner of this building whenever I was there because I would always park just up the street from it.

2) From there, since it was always my landmark irl, I found a few places I used to go to – restaurants, shops, bars, etc. I was hoping they were going to let me into the mall up the street and they did not disappoint.

…I ended up staying a while and hitting max DZ rank/tier.

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..for reference

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I was about to comment on how good the graphics were when I realized it was google street view.

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Hikari Kenzaki

The attention to detail is amazing. I hope the recreation of Seattle in Bloodlines 2 is even half this good.

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Utakata

Wait…no challenge this week? o.O

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Hirku

I guess we all win this week. The banner image is going to be a mess!

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Utakata

PS: Also thanks Mr. Justin for plugging another pic of mine a 2nd week running! Thankfully though, the subject matter of my featured pic is more awe inspiring than that of eww! >.<

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Minimalistway

No story here, i just wanted to make the full-pink set for an orc hunter, it does not need to look good, just pink and here he is with pink pet, battle pet and a mount:

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Utakata

Wait…a green Orc over a pink Gnome? :(

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Minimalistway

Yeah .. because i thought he looks funny :-D but next week i promise a gnome screenshot with same pet and mount :-)

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Utakata

Fair enough!

…and my pigtails shall await patiently for that showing then. As you where! <3