One Shots: Earth, water, fire, air… and heart!

    
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We all know that a great and terrible power is summoned when you gather together the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and heart. This unnamed entity is responsible for turning those elements into a super-weapon to destroy earth, especially tortoises and lemurs, which seem to draw his ire.

So whatever you do, keep these elements apart no matter what the cost. Me? I’m going to throw them all into this column because sometimes you just want to see the world (and those dastardly lemurs) burn. Don’t mind me.

To kick off our elemental tour, Utakata has a great shot of air-surfing in Blade and Soul. I can see my house from here! It needs roof work!

I always thought that “earth” was the most boring of the classic elements. It has earthtones, it is literally dirty, and unless you’re a landscaper, it doesn’t seem worth wielding. JonBuck differs, because earth gave him a horse that one time in FFXIV.

“As for the challenge, this is Gullfaxi. The horse you can get in the Titan Extreme fight, representing earth,” he said.

Now that we’re all covered in grime and topsoil, let us wash off in the refreshing waters of WildStar. Mind you, it is going to be an imaginary shower, seeing as how the game’s been offline for a while now. But when it was running, it wasn’t uncommon to see perky Aurin like Hikari and MJ enjoying a nature picnic in front of a scenic waterfall.

Ryuen has us covered for the fire element: “Tempting as it is to just grab another Elite shot of a binary star and post it here with the label ‘Fire, great balls of,’ I decided to go with this LOTRO shot of a Balrog.”

And now for heart, do we have to go any further than Miol? Miol’s been admiring Guild Wars 2’s kite city for a while now, so let us gaze upon this architecturally unsound proposition as well.

“Ah yes, sailing the skies and leaving all problems behind… until they catch up with you! ” Miol said.

And that’s a wrap for this week’s One Shots excursion! I’ll turn it over to you to fill up the comments with your lovely and bizarre pics, including this week’s screenshot challenge of “camping.” Take a pic of anyone, you or NPCs, going on a campout in an MMO!

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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miol

❤️ Thank you, Justin! I’m blushing! ;P

Good ol’ times of leveling: You would find some dutyful NPCs, camping out on a distant trade route, whose biggest concerns are giant spiders, where you would gladly go to their home caves and toss them around! XD

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mysecretid

I’m gonna be a rebel, like our pal Vincent, and post off-topic this week. That’s right, Dottie, we’re rebels and loners! :-)

Since pretty much the only game I’ve been playing all week has been the single-player RPG The Outer Worlds (this is a very good game — do not miss it if you’re interested!), I’m posting a copy of the Unreliable on a landing pad.

It’s what I’ve got, folks,

Cheers,

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rafael12104

Nice cap! Hmm… I’ll have to find some good ones myself.

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Bryan Correll

Probably not the best place for a campsite, but the view’s nice.

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mysecretid

Looks like he’s saying, “I’ll build the campfire over there …”

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Ailsa Nordstrom

Sadly, I no longer have any of my early SWG pics of my Ranger in one of her camps. Here’s hoping someone else can post one!

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Vincent Clark

Camping? Would love to, but Urianger is very demanding of late…

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Koshelkin

That sounds kinky for some reason.

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IronSalamander8 .

Camping you say?

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mysecretid

He read your mind, Sal! :-)

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agemyth 😩

…it wasn’t uncommon to see nubile Aurin like Hikari and MJ enjoying a nature picnic in front of a scenic waterfall.

Hmm… I’m sure you didn’t really mean “nubile” when describing the Aurin in that screenshot, but that is the word you wrote. My understanding of that word is that it means something about sexual attraction to or sexual maturity of a young woman. :P

Those furry-ear ladies are easy on the eyes, but maybe save other thoughts for the personal blog, Justin. XD

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Hirku

C-c-couldn’t have a nice t-tavern challenge for O-o-o-one Shots. N-n-noooooo, had to be c-c-c-camping!

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mysecretid

I hate camping in real life, Hirku. Because I had enough of freezing my arse off, sleeping on rocks, and getting eaten by bugs some years ago. :-)

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Hirku

Lucky for me my neighborhood is surrounded by state parks and campsites. I can admire the scenic view while taking out the trash, then go back inside to climate control and a real bed. ; )

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rafael12104

Well, guess what? I’m camping in Anthem. Unfortunately, it is a bit of a ghost town here with the bones of broken dreams littering the ground literally. How ironic, no?

On the other hand, I did get a swanky new Mass Effect armor set! Lol. Like any N7 fan, I’m easily distracted when I can dress like a Quarian. Well, a colorful Quarian.

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Koshelkin

I like your style.

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rafael12104

Oh I like that color scheme! And the way you made it look as if was made of leather. Well done. I’m glad you got a chance to grab the outfit.

The only thing I didn’t like on mine were the shoulders So I, used the plain Jane shoulders. However, after seeing your armor, I may look at the shoulders again. There is a lot of good detail there.

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Koshelkin

Oh thanks. i used leather textures for most things, plus painted legion metal on the shoulders and the brass highlights. Black + any color is, imo a very simple combination but you can’t go wrong with it. I could switch the red with anything else and it would still fit.

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Utakata

…it’s a trap though! >.<

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PS: …and thanks for front page plug of my last week’s pig ‘n blue tail’d screen contributions, Mr. Justin! /bows