One Shots: An epic year

    
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One Shots: An epic year

Every one of us deserves to look and feel a bit epic from time to time in MMORPGs, even if it’s all in our own heads. In this week’s weirdly Blade and Soul and Final Fantasy XIV-only edition of One Shots, our readers shared moments and looks that made them feel pretty dang special.

We’ll start with Utakata, who is at the middle of a force bubble of power and not — as was rumored — an expanding universe of colorful flatulence. It’s like sleeping on a cloud of sunshine, if that makes sense!

“Baby, I’m a star!” Utakata said. Who are we to argue?

Josh snapped this epic pose of a literate rabbit girl from FFXIV: “This isn’t from any encounter in particular — it’s just my favorite shot of my bunny Asta on top of Kugane Tower. I spend way too much time with /gpose.”

“How about the epic one-eye stare down?” asked Rafael. “Taliee, my 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.”

François wants you to know that running away from fire is a heroic rather than cowardly act. Smart, too: “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!”

And if this guy is your pet, you’re probably not going to have to worry about bullies getting up in your grill.

“Unsure whether to start this fight or not, but looking glamourous just the same!” said Toy Clown.

As we’re starting to wind down the year, this week’s screenshot challenge is to look over all of the pics you’ve taken in 2019 and choose your absolute favorite to share 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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My favorites from 2019.

First is a pic of my necromancer from Guild Wars 2. The last two are from The Elder Scrolls Online.

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Josh

Also thanks for the front page :)

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Josh

Got a few

BDO:

“Posing for the Sunset”

“A Good Vantage Point”

FFXIV:

“Warming by the Fire”

“2Bunny!”

ESO:

“Tamrielic Sunrise”

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Vincent Clark

This was my personal fave…

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Toy Clown

I got a new computer this year and retired my other one (until I get a 2nd monitor!), so I don’t have access to most of them. I split my time between ArcheAge: Unchained and FFXIV.

AA:U brought a lot of fun things as firsts, such as helping my yata birth a baby, building a townhouse, waking up to my first ever thunderstruck tree, etc! But I just love the ocean and the depth is so pretty rowing across it.

The other shot from FFXIV is a favorite due to the foreshadowing element!

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Utakata

It’s a small world out there…

…from 2019: Gnome, Lyn, Goblin and Elin respectively. Don’t ever underestimate them! <3

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Utakata

PS: …and thank you for the front page plug, Mr. Justin! That quote was a Prince reference, in case you where wondering. <3

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Josh

Never underestimate the little ones.

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rafael12104

I take a lot of screencaps. There is no shame in it, damn it!

So it is hard to pick a fave, you know? But if there can be only one, I choose my Hunter “chillin” on Earth in Destiny 2. It is a great cap. But what makes it even more special is that I didn’t think I’d be playing Destiny 2 again. And yet, here I am.

Just goes to show you, good game management trumps greedy surprise mechanics each and every time.

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LoTRO is about the only game I really take screenshots in because there are just so many gorgeous vistas and scenes in the game. I tried several times to get a good shot of this monument near Stanguard without a lot of luck, but there is something about this shot I really like.

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IronSalamander8 .

This one was rough and some of the pics before my post are really nice.

So I’ll link something that may not be the best, but I think it’s hilarious and well represents the irreverence of Battle for Neighborville in its simplicity:

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Hikari Kenzaki

I mean.. I can pick one per game…

I could probably put a dozen Star Citizen shots at the top, but this one feels the most real. And it goes back to January 3rd, 2019 :)

Sometimes, you just need a really sweet moment under twin suns. :)

I’m not a fan of ‘tiny’ character races, but the BDO Shai were so well done.

Many spectacular shots of Guild Wars 2 that I’ve shown off this year, but this one is a simple throwback to Guild Wars 1.

And finally, a shot from the game that surprised me the most this year, The Division 2. This game wasn’t even on my radar.

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Hikari Kenzaki

And of course, they are all out of order. :)

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rafael12104

Yup. The order can be a dice roll some times.

Great caps!