One Shots: Dragons — why’d it have to be dragons?


Dragons: They come in every shape, size, and element, and about all of the ones that have ever been invented exist inside one MMO or another. It’s a geeky staple that seems to transcend even genre lines, as evidenced by our headline shot of a Chinese dragon in World of Warships, of all places.

“In World of Warships, players may select from many different ports,” posted Rees Racer. “One is named ‘Dragon,’ and while fictional, still makes for some lovely shots. Here, my battlecruiser Scharnhorst looks resplendent in it’s black camo against the striking backdrop.”

Or, if you’re in the mood for more traditional dragons, Guild Wars 2 mayyyy have one or two to share with you.

Hikari went to great effort for this picture: “Spoilers in this one, but it’s been like… six to 12 months or more? No, this one is not a cutscene — and no, it was not easy.”

When it comes to epic showdowns of epic destiny, there is none greater, nor more lopsided, than that of a woman versus a Nazgul and its dragonish ride in Lord of the Rings Online. To make this fight fair, the Nazgul really needs some serious backup. Joey took this impressive picture, and it shows how this game still delivers some impressive story beats.

Over in Final Fantasy XIV, Vincent is making best friends with a dragon pal. The two of them proceeded to soar off on amazing adventures as they fought crime, solved mysteries, and went on very confusing dates.

Utakata is “The Girl with the Dragon Disposition” in Blade and Soul. Word is, an actual dragon tried a double-cross last week and got eaten alive by this adorable avatar. Don’t mess with the pigtails or you’re gonna get whipped, is what I say.

I’ve got it and you want it — a weekly screenshot challenge, that is! If you like, post a picture along the theme of one of the seven deadly sins — or just slap up a screenshot that you were proud of this past week!

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 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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