One Shots: Look – but don’t throw

    
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It’s pretty common to be frustrated by MMOs showing you things that you can’t ever touch or play. Whether it be fantastic races that you’d love to roll or cutscene acrobatics that your frog-hopping toon can only dream about doing, these elements taunt us cruelly.

Poor Miol is tortured by, of all things, not being able to toss long pointy sticks. Hey, I don’t judge. Sticks are just begging to be thrown!

“Is it dorky to still wish to be able to throw spears in Guild Wars 2, after all those missed opportunities?” Miol posted. “But watching these Sunspears practicing, is just rubbing salt into old wounds, Anet! I don’t know, why I can’t let it go…”

Natalyia had some fun with a particular character creator: “I read that Disney+’s ‘What If?” animated series’ single announced episode is ‘What if Peggy Carter was given the SuperSoldier serum instead of Steve Rodgers?,’ which resulted in Captain Carter in City of Heroes shortly thereafter.”

I have never been so patriotic as I am in this moment.

Yes, we’re all a bit nerdy and geeky at times, and in last week’s screenshot challenge, I asked readers to share some of their dorkier in-game moments. Vincent did not disappoint with what looks like Final Fantasy XIV meets the Magic School Bus.

“Geeking out when I finally make it to the last phase of the Omega savage raid,” he wrote.

“Once upon a time, the bedrooms in Secret World’s Tabula Rasa leaped 30 feet simultaneously to the left in accordance with the theory of indeterminacy,” shared Hikari. “Many respectable parkgoers said they weren’t going to stand for that sort of thing, partly because it was a debasement of The Secret World, but mostly because there was no one in the rooms at the time.”

Love on or hate on it, Star Citizen has an undeniable style to it!

“Here I am poppin’ about in my luxurious but fuel efficient space car that I use purely for traveling back and forth with no combat involved,” shared Deekay Zero. “Whether it’s a shopping trip to Port Ollisar or dropping into Arccorp Mining Area 157 to test if spawning a ground vehicle still despawns my ship, this is my go-to reliable ‘get from Point A to Point B’ space car.”

This week’s screenshot challenge is brought to you by my adventures in Fallout 76, where I’ve recently joined the Pioneer Scouts and am working my way slowly but surely to a nifty backpack. So the challenge is to share a pic from a particular in-game faction or an outfit that you obtained to fit into said faction!

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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btw thx for the feature. i don’t fly the 85x often but i really like her, need to do some silly bits with her now and then.

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I am MURLOC !

Took me a while to find these screenshots, sorry.

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Vincent Clark

This is the Storm Elite set (gear). Once you align yourself to the Maelstrom Grand Company in Limsa Lominsa, you gain access to this gear (after killing a ridiculous amount of Hunts and farming seals). Here I can be seen advising my squadron on the proper battle attire. I have absolutely no idea why one of them refuses to wear a shirt. Honest. :)

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@Justin: ;P

I think that’s the faction called Snowball Squad, saying goodbye (or protesting) the end of another way too short Wintersday holiday season! Don’t ask me, how the yellow snowball was “crafted”…

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Utakata

What game is that? It kinda looks tripped out. o.O

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The usual suspect of my One Shot posts: GW2 ^^ But yes, that spontaneous gathering was trippy. witnessing this back in January! XD
Boy, I miss winter already!

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Ailsa Nordstrom

Is it just me, or does the reimagined Peggy Carter as Captain America look more like Black Widow (at least from the movies – Scarlett Johanssen)?

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Hikari Kenzaki

Well, first there is Mindlight which is not really an outfit obtained, but an outfit designed to emulate the Seers of Praetoria. She is a liberated Mindshadow.

Hikari’s ancestor in GW1 was a Sunspear, so I was super excited to get her a proper uniform in Season 4 of GW2.

And that time Super Bunny Team Amazing went undercover at Fear Nothing Foundation in The Secret World. Alas, I was not as good at in-game photography in those days, so the quality isn’t great. RIP Rocket launchers and flamethrowers.

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Utakata

I wear a pink shirt around here…

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Utakata

“I’m not sure the author means ‘political leanings’ when he stated ‘factions’, Uta.”

I am also…inevitable. *Snaps fingers*

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few screenshots of search and rescue operations that became necessary as me and some buddies played star citizen together the other night.

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Would that make Carter British Agent instead since she’s not a US Citizen, and Captain Britain is more tied to mystical and inter-dimensional protection regarding Britain and is tied to the Braddock family?

Since Carter is an Agent any way the British Agent would fit well with the guy that replaced Rogers for a hot minute that eventually went by the name US Agent after Rogers stopped being Nomad.

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i feel like at some point in the 80 some odd years running shield she probably went through the normal or maybe accelerated immigration process to become a US citizen.

anyways peggy carter captain america is the current sort of what if IP in marvel. don’t recall the name, elseworlds comes to mind but i think that’s the DC equivalent. maybe exiles or something.

and anyways captain britain is tied to xmen more than avengers, which is far more a factor in book team rosters usually than apparent ancestry/citizen ship. he’s also not a very popular character (nor are most of excalibur’s line up) so he’s been seen only a handful of times largely in cameos and references since i believe the 90s? maybe there was some ultimate universe captain britain action but idk… which they did give captain brit a pretty good story (which sounds like you know about) in those 20 some odd years of more or less cameos but… eh… not everyone can be wolverine or deadpool i guess :P

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Hikari Kenzaki

She was an attache to the US Gov during the war and later joined SHIELD. She is shown living in the US for most of her life after the war, so presumably, she became a US Citizen. As for becoming Captain America, I’m sure we’ll find that out in the show. :)

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I’m referring to Comic Book lore not the MCU.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Yeah, I’m betting the What If series that Disney is doing is more based around the MCU than comics.

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it’s niether. it’s a what if style thing.but it is something that’s recently been in the comics.

edit: apologies for the nearly week past due date reply.