One Shots: The hills are alive with the sound of growling

    
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Just because you’re a frighteningly large beast with a predator’s slavering claws and fangs doesn’t mean that you have to accept the stereotype that the world wants you to fit. Instead of munching on toddlers and becoming a Wall Street trader, you could pursue your true passion: flower picking in the sun-drenched mountains. People might judge you, but I won’t.

Frank presents a glimpse into this alternative lifestyle in FFXIV: “O Poorest Pauldia, a fearsome beast strolling the meadows of Il Mheg. Perhaps if he stopped to smell the flowers he wouldn’t be so angry…”

Think of how much stress he’d lose from those shoulders!

Another way to treat oversized beasts with more muscles than common sense? Electrocuting them. Utakata saw this gorilla in World of Warcraft and posted, “Shock the monkey!”

I know the internet. That’s probably slang for something that I don’t want to investigate. No, don’t tell me in the comments, thanks.

And speaking of stellar ideas, getting absolutely smashed as a pint-sized person and then dancing on top of a rickety table while stomping all over other people’s lunches sounds like the sort of irresponsible activity that those Shire-folk promote.

“What happens in LOTRO’s Prancing Pony, stays in The Prancing Pony,” said Hikaru.

“Well, I’m back in Anthem,” Rafael announced. “And unfortunately, summer is on hold due to a Cataclysm. It’s summery weather and it is a festival of sorts with all the players returning for Tarsis. I guess it is analogous to summer fun if you were, say, caught in a hurricane.”

“Does your summer suck?” Mysecretid asked. “State of SWTOR’s galaxy got you down? Well, come visit Vette and I at our secret little smuggler’s hideaway on the ocean world of Manaan! There’s a cantina band on the patio most nights, and if you show a copy of this message to the bartender droid, your first two drinks are free! We’ve got sun, we’ve got sea — we’ve all the friendly ne’er-do-wells you could ever want to meet!”

It’s the end of the column but not your involvement with it! For this week’s screenshot challenge, share a picture of your current favorite MMO mount in the comments and tell us a bit about how you got it and what you like about it.

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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Natalyia

It’s certainly in GW2. But which one? The skyscale had the adorable (but arduous) process of hatching them (including a small hoarde of skyscales in Sun’s Refuge at one point), and the Springer is just a lifesaver for getting around places – especially Heart of Thorns maps.

But I think my favorite mount is the Griffon. It’s probably not as technically useful as the Skyscale, but the feel of gliding around on it is just great, and the getting of it was, while a bit involved, not really arduous.

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mysecretid

Favorite mount? Probably my Forest Raptor in Star Wars: The Old Repuplic.

Everybody sing along!

“I’m a Smug-gler/ On a green horse I ride/Wanted (Wan-ted!)/By The Sith Empire siiiiiide”

With apologies to Bon Jovi, and thanks to Justin for the feature!

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JonBuck

I’ve decided I don’t want to leave my Hrothgar out. Meet Josen Danai. I have a male Caitian in Star Trek Online I decided to import into FFXIV.

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mysecretid

Um, Jon, does Starfleet Intelligence know that you’ve crossed the dimenional barriers, captain? You did file the proper forms first, didm’t you? :-D

Nice pic!

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JonBuck

Here he is in STO.

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Hirku

This week’s challenge is so easy: these are the first two fishing trophies that I’ve mounted in my house and I…oh, wait.

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mysecretid

Silly hobbitses! :-D

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Utakata

“That’s not a mount; that’s a mountain, Uta!”

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Skoryy

“Go ahead, call me Tiny one more time.”

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Utakata

PS: Thanks for my image plug again, Mr. Justin! /bows

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mysecretid

Prithee, Uta, what beast is that? I don’t think I saw one of those during my time playing Legion.

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Utakata

It’s a Gronnling Mount from Warlords expansion. My guild lead had a spare one in the bank at the time so he gave to me. o.O

FYI: https://www.wowhead.com/item=128311/coalfist-gronnling

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Skoryy

Someone beat me to the beetle, so I’ll post up my second favorite mount, which I just picked up this week on my WoW vacation from CoH/GW2. As an added bonus, here’s also my night elf taking a selfie in her new outfit from lovely Boralus harbor. Its not Darnassus, but… its still no Darnassus. :(

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mysecretid

I really like that blue dragon-y mount!

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blah blazh

I haven’t posted any pictures here before so here goes. My favorite mount (GW2 has my favorite mounts in any game really)

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IronSalamander8 .

I haven’t played in awhile but my High Elf SK (was a paladin and did the betrayal quest to switch) on her nightmare mount in Freeport is probably my favorite:

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mysecretid

That’s a really nice mount. Usually, I find mounts which try to seem “badass” fall guilty of “trying too hard”. They just take it all so far as to seem ridiculous (fire from the nostrils; flames on the feet; skulls for eye pupils; y’know, overkill). But this mount sort of makes its “I’m dark and ominous” point without going overboard into the Sea of Silly. Very nice!

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JonBuck

I’d also like to show my new Viera. I created an alt in FF14 and bought a Dragoon level boost and an ARR story skip. I just finished the 3.0 storyline yesterday. It’s better than what I remember. Still have a lot of MSQ before I get to Stormblood, though.

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Utakata

Mofumime! o.O

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JonBuck

What now? :)

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Utakata

Not a surprising response really. So to my understanding…

Mofumofu = fluffy
Mimi = ears

…therefore, it might mean “fluffy ears”. But don’t quote me on that! >.<

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mysecretid

Gesundheit! :-)

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Hikari Kenzaki

Mounts? Where we’re going, we don’t need mounts.

The power of personal flight is better than any mount in any game. Hands down.

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Saxon Myers

What are those pictures from?

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Hikari Kenzaki

Champions Online, DCUO, Revelation Online, City of Heroes and League of Maidens.

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Saxon Myers

Oh, is League of Maidens playable?

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Hikari Kenzaki

We’re in Closed Alpha with Open Alpha coming soon. As the Community Manager, I don’t want to get into too much here as that might come off as advertising. You are welcome to ping me on Twitter or join our discord.

I just wanted 5 pictures of games with fun flight.

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Minimalistway

I see one screen from Revelation Online and my brain goes “download it NOW!” … i miss the game.

And yes, personal flight is the best, RO gives you wings :-D

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Utakata

Dat golden /Elf butt! O.o

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Hikari Kenzaki

#DatAngle

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Utakata

…it’s almost as if I can hear two shiny balloons pressed together. >.<

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Hikari Kenzaki

Having actually worn vinyl pants in my time… I can confirm.

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mysecretid

We don’t need mental images of your vinyl-covered butt right now, thanks, Hikari! :-D

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mysecretid

Or two concealed cantalopes struggling to be free?