One Shots: Holding back the dark

    
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I am always aware of how dark it gets in the late weeks of December, when the nights are so very long and the days a fleeting visit. Anything that can hold back the dark, whether it be cheery Christmas lights or good companionship, is welcome in these times.

Hikari is already ahead on both fronts — and out in space, no less. “Star Citizen’s 3.8 patch went live last night, so we went in and redid our Yule shots at Microtech, but this time with my new Pisces in some of the shots.”

Another approach is to scare the gloom away with clashing fashion. For this, I summon the spirit of Minimalistway, who is jolly in a way that terrifies me: “The season in World of Warcraft means gaudy sweater and ugly transmog. Add to that Winter Veil Hearthstone and you get this.”

I love the look of a winter tableau with a splash of color set against the stark whites and muted greens of the background in Utakata’s Blade and Soul pic here. Christmas doesn’t just have to be for a day; it can last as long as you have the outfits for it.

“War… war never changes,” Rafael made up on the spot. “And such is the way outside of Fort Tarsis in Anthem. Err… until the Yuletide event. Now there is a massive scavenger hunt for holiday wreaths among other things. So now I’m wishing baddies a very merry Christmas before I blow their freaking heads off. Happy holidays!”

As we wrap up this post-Christmas screenshot week here at One Shots, we’ll let Toy Clown take us home with a winter’s journey across crisp snow while wearing warmth.

“Weird mounts in inappropriate places” is this week’s screenshot challenge, so take that and do with it what you will. I’m sure you’ll all make me proud!

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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rafael12104

So a bit late on this post but you know, holidays, and puckish coffee gets in the way.

Weird mounts in inappropriate places? That sounds like a romantic comedy!

Heh. And while I’m not going to divine what that means for a wide spectrum of readers, I think I’m playing a game that fits that description.

Anthem. Yes Anthem. You see a Javelin is nothing if not a mount because it can fly. It is a think of beauty flying around in a Javelin. And just to add to that, you have to get into your Javelin. You don’t wear it as many often think, no. You climb into it. You might say, you mount it in very personal spaces. Heh.

Meh, anyway… here are some pics of the front, back and the environs of an Interceptor Javelin. And don’t worry, I’ll see myself out.

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Toy Clown

A road is an appropriate place for a car in AA:U, just not upside down!

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JonBuck
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JonBuck

As for the challenge, how about a huge black car at the Rising Stones?

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Vincent Clark

Hmmm…

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JonBuck

Camp Bronze Lake?

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Vincent Clark

Yep 😊

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Utakata

Not to be rude, but I bet the water line recedes by a foot when the dude on the right leaves the hot spring. O.o

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rafael12104

Look at the arms on that dude! Man. He looks like a calm, cool, and collected Hulk.

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Utakata

Running on, running on empty…

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Utakata

…running on, running blind.

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Utakata

PS: Also thanks for the Xmas themed plug again, Mr. Justin. But I’m running behind… o.O

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rafael12104

LOL! But I prefer: “She wasn’t much good at sticking around but, that girl could sing. She could sing!”

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Utakata

To be fair, I needed something to fill this week’s One Shot challenge…to which I didn’t have anything appropriate that came to mind. So I went with what I posted. So yeah, I was literally running on empty. >.<

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rafael12104

Well, nothing wrong with a little Jackson Brown. Oldies but goodies.

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Hikari Kenzaki

I don’t play many games with mounts. Mostly GW2. But vehicles.. yes, getting those in places they shouldn’t go is always fun. Especially in Star Citizen.

It’s amazing how easy it is to get Drake craft into places they aren’t meant to be… almost like they were designed for pirates.
Drake Interplanetary does not endorse or condone piracy

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Bryan Correll

In this week’s adventures, our hero Oxblud tried to impress a pair of Nord ladies after taking the Snow Bear Plunge as part of Tamriel’s New Life festivities. The day ended in disappointment once they learned that the stout Orcish ‘warrior’ was a healer and said they’d call if they ever needed a healbot.

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Not on the challenge, but an accomplishment. A couple months ago I started working on the Relic weapon from Heavensward for Dark Knight, Cronus. Yesterday I completed it.

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congratulations

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rafael12104

Gratz!

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JonBuck

I love that. :)

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Have been working on getting heritage armour :D

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Minimalistway

Congratulations, i put off leveling alts until Shadowlands, i did it with two alts in Legion (Lightforged, Void Elf) and i’m tired of it, but the Blood elf set … that looks so beautiful, it almost makes me forget the leveling grind :-)