One Shots: Rubbing shoulders with greatness

    
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It is hard not to feel a little awestruck when you encounter a famous face, even if it takes place inside of a game. But there is one advantage that you have when this happens over a similar celebrity encounter in real life: You don’t have to ask for permission to take a selfie with them.

Zulika certainly didn’t use bullet time to get this picture with Matrix Online’s Niobe, who seems to be long-suffering even though her war has been over for some time now.

Even barbarians have some notion of fame and glory, even though it comes at a high cost of massacres and body oil rubs.

“Just some random barbarian I encountered once, his name was Cohan, Conen? Something like that anyway,” Ryuen said, somehow missing the subtle clue hidden in the title of Age of Conan.

“What could bring the Heroic Orc Templar Oxblud and the Legndardy Redguard Swordmaster Sai Sahan together?” asked Byran. “The short answer: The Dawn of the Dragonguard event in Elder Scrolls Online. I guess that’s also the long answer.”

JonBuck got a little star-struck in Final Fantasy XIV, but it’s OK because there is no upper limit on screenshots and emotes in that title: “Here I am with Ruby of the RWBY cartoons series, on the left, in Limsa!”

I think that Hikari’s stoic showdown shot from Star Wars: The Old Republic (below) provides a great jumping-off point for this week’s screenshot challenge. Share a pic of when your character has looked the most epic prior to, during, or after a major confrontation!

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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Hikari Kenzaki

Little late on an official post here, but I’ll send one of my favorite shots of Hikari’s brother, Yami in The Secret World.

And sometimes, the epic action is happening behind the camera. This shot of Edith and Markel made into The Secret Buzz for which I was a photographer. Being a photographer is dangerous work.

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Josh

This could be a fun one.

First from FFXIV, wont say when or where or who cause it would involve pretty hefty Shadowbringers spoilers.

Second is of my Sith Assassin in SWTOR, Kora Thrax.

3rd isnt from any encounter in particular it’s just my favorite shot of my bunny Asta in FFXIV on top of Kugane Tower. (I spend way too much time with /gpose)

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Utakata

Pink usagi. <3

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Toy Clown

Unsure whether to start this fight or not, but looking glamourous just the same!

(New computer, light on screenshots. Slowly getting more!)

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rafael12104

Hmm. Ok.

How about the Epic one eye stare down. Taliee my BnS Force Master is a healer and a master of devastation. She doesn’t care about armor, she doesn’t need. And she prefers and old witches hat to a helm. She will stand alone and quiet prior to a raid, peering into your soul, reminding you that you had better be worth the effort.

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Utakata

Well…I admit, that looks promising. Pics of B&N may translate to Mr. rafael’s presence returning back to B&S. Finally!

…also, Mr. rafeal could probably tell which level and story arc that rest of my Lyn army are at from below. They are also very glad to get rid of that asinine Black Rose debuff. >.<

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rafael12104

Yup. I’m back. Whew! I’ll be on BnS later this evening. :)

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Utakata

Baby, I’m a star…

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Utakata

…and burn baby burn, disco inferno! o.O

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François Verret

Here is my character bad-assedly running just ahead of an explosion after defeating Ultima Weapon at the climax of A Realm Reborn. It’s a good thing that Magitek Armor showed up when it did, or she would have been toast!

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Sevenwinds

Hikari Kenzaki, what outfit are you wearing in the SWTOR shot? I like the white light saber, you do it justice. When I previewed it on mine it looks like I’m holding a fluorescent bulb. Awesome picture.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Thank you. It’s the Casual Connoisseur outfit with white/grey dyes. It’s based on our signature outfit we use in several MMOs. They actually made the outfit in the game I now work as Community Manager (back when I was just a player/mod).

And the key to the lightsaber is it’s not white (which looks horrible), it’s Silver/Blue :)

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Sevenwinds

Do you use a certain program to take a screenshot?

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Hikari Kenzaki

No. I almost always take screenshots using the in-game camera tools (or Steam/Windows capture if the game has none). I consider in-game photography a test of my own skill and art. Using a tool like FRAPS or whathaveyou eliminates some of that.

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Rolan Storm

Nice TSW screen.