One Shots: What a view!

    
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When you’re visiting a California-class planet like Risa, you definitely need to bring along a few things. You’ll want to pack sunscreen, a surprisingly modest swimsuit, a hoverboard, and a social media blocker so your friends in the spaceship up there can’t take embarrassing photos of your sunbathing while they fly by on “planetary survey” runs.

Hikari seems to be soaking up the atmosphere here in Star Trek Online: “Sometimes, when you’re taking a shot of a new ship or outfit… sacrifices must be made.”

I think a massive “grats!” are in order for Skoryy, who has made the most expensive and best-sounding musical instrument in Guild Wars 2’s history.

“A bit late, but boy do I have a screenshot ready,” Skoryy posted. “Because someone finally cashed in all his banked gifts and gold and made another legendary! Just in time to learn how to harp for the holidays.”

Harp for the Holidays totally sounds like one of those old vinyl albums you’d dust off at a Salvation Army, doesn’t it?

Who says World of Warcraft Classic can’t be beautiful? Oh. That was me. Guess I’ll need to eat my words a bit, because Hurbster’s shot of the start of the Wetlands Death Run captured a beautiful mix of hues and shadows.

Koshelkin takes us on a ride over the hills of Black Desert to see what lies just beyond: “I decided to go back to BDO and spent some time on leveling alts. The game welcomed me with this vista. What a beautiful game!”

“Sometimes the screenshots of Lord of the Rings Online look just like a Caspar David Friedrich painting,” said Michael19. (He used to be Michael18 but I leveled him up.) “This here is probably my favorite of all the screenshots I’ve ever made in any game.”

Deekay took a bullet for us by heading into Legends of Aria: “Here’s a shot of the first time I saw someone’s pet dragon in town. These are mobs in game that tamers can walk up to and wave their crooks repeatedly and insistently to subdue them into life-long servitude as their pets. Ain’t that neat?”

I try that every day on my coworkers. Hasn’t worked yet.

For this week’s screenshot challenge, we’ll be looking at the theme of “fire.” Whether it’s a campfire, a fireball spell, or a wall of roaring flames, share something burning and wonderful with us!

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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deekay_000

ty for the feature!

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mysecretid

Alas, no fire from me this week — just a Star Trek Online screenshot.

Here’s one of my captains (inspired by Anson Mount’s version of Chistopher Pike on Star Trek: Discovery) checking out some fungal spores in the Mycelial realm with a holographic Stamets standing by to say something hilarious, insightful, and snarky at a moment’s notice.

What a fungi I am! :-)

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Michael18

Ding!

Thanks for the level up!

Yours,
M19

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hurbster

Thank you for the mention. With WoW, the graphics are quite primitive by modern standards but the advantage to that is that they still look so much better than they should. It’s the way all the bits complement each other.

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Utakata

So we go rum-bum-bum-bum, feeling hot hot hot…

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rafael12104

Fire? Hmm.

I give you Asura! This Fire and Ice monstrosity representing the duality of the extremes is part and parcel of Blade and Soul lore as it manifests several times. And with every appearance, he becomes more extreme.

I call this cap “Dracaris!”

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Vincent Clark

Flamethrower in action…

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Koshelkin

That’s some nice psychedelic flamethrower action. Predator on LSD?

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Utakata

/acid attack o.O

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JonBuck

I reached 80 on Machinist yesterday. That looks like the L75 Ravel Keeper’s weapon.

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Vincent Clark

You would be correct, sir. The gear itself is the full level 77 dungeon set.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Fire, you say? Well, then I suppose it’s a good thing I got my Tempest build completed last night in Guild Wars 2, eh?

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Hikari Kenzaki

And to prove in-game photography isn’t an easy profession, the blooper reel.

Seriously, everything agros in this volcano.

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rafael12104

LOL. Well done. Well done indeed.

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Utakata

That would give me a bad case of the piles…to put it mildly. :(

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TomTurtle

The Minstrel was my first GW2 legendary, and it is very beloved. Congrats Skoryy! Don’t forget you can grab a musical instrument novelty version of it in Lion’s Arch.

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Skoryy

Got it! Next up is rigging a second monitor for the sheet music. XD

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Koshelkin

I’m sad to say I’ve had to stop playing BDO again because of technical difficulties I’ve not been able to fix nor find much tangible help for anywhere. Despite the game grew beautifully. Even though I’d have again grown tired of the grind at one point the game is improved in every conceivable way(except maybe for group PvE content). *shrug* sorry for the tiny rant