One Shots: The ultimate waterbed

    
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I had an aunt and uncle in Florida who had a waterbed. We always thought it was the most bizarrely awesome thing, although now I feel like it wouldn’t be worth the hassle and lack of back support. I’ve grown up, yo.

Scott? Scott is reinterpreting what a waterbed is, apparently: “In Final Fantasy XIV, you can craft your own flying bed mount, so you are ALWAYS able to take a comfy nap! This is sunrise in the middle of the Ruby Sea.”

Gonna have wet blankets before long, is all I can think of when I look at this.

Last week’s screenshot challenge was to take pictures of great bedding in MMOs, and Natalyia had fun examples from across a wide range of games. This one from Black Desert looks a little basic, but that character doesn’t seem to mind.

“Since the water festival is up and running (to the sea) right now, here’s a nice pavilion with comfy pillows, a fountain and a happy miniature elephant to take a nap in,” Natalyia said.

The best bed is, of course, in the home that you make from scratch. I have a cardboard box in the back yard with a bundle of weeds that I’ve fashioned into the itchiest bed ever, but I’m proud of it.

Bullwraith, however, is more proud of this abode: “In RIFT, my High Elf Mage comes home to a warm hearth and her welcoming cat.”

“Comfy, snuggly beds that are MOP appropriate… hmm,” thinks Hikari. “Many a movie night has been spent lounging in Guild Wars 2. It makes a good setting for dramatic or fantasy shows.”

“I was looking to buy a place as a fixer-upper in Elder Scrolls Online’s Coldharbour but I decided it was all smoke and mirrors,” said Hurbster. “The landlord and I had… words.”

Now, there’s a character that probably wishes he was back in bed right now!

Our journey through this week’s One Shots is at an end, but the adventure is just beginning! Our new screenshot challenge is to show us places in MMOs that you wouldn’t mind being quarantined right now.

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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hurbster

I like games that reward exploration. You never quite know what you will find.

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Hikari Kenzaki

I feel like Justin’s title next week already writes itself. “Asking about quarantine makes everyone recite poetry or lyrics.”

Unrelated, got my first character to level 60 in BDO. I have a serious alt problem, with 2 accounts (okay, 3…) and most classes awakened.

But my Ranger is my first 60. Also my first character I ever made. :)

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rafael12104

Heh. In Fallout 76 there isn’t really a place you would rather be. Nuclear fallout is just not a great vacation get away.

On the other hand, if you like social distancing? It takes that idea up to a whole new level.

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Rees Racer

“…show us places in MMOs that you wouldn’t mind being quarantined right now.”

I don’t buy many things with my monthly Crown stipend from ESO+, but last year I did take advantage of the limited-time offer for the Lakemire Xanmeer Manor. I use it as the primary residence for many of my characters, including my Dunmer Necromancer, who seems to favour the tenebrous surroundings, and especially the giant submerged picture windows which serve as a giant natural aquarium.

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mysecretid

Where would I be okay with being quarantined right now, Justin? I think you know the answer already :-)

As the poet John Masefield wrote, and Star Trek popularized in a different context: “All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by”

In fantasy’s sea of stars, or on the real world’s sea of waves, if I must be alone, then take me to the sea.

Here’s Masefield’s poem in its entirety, for those here who might be curious to know it.

Sea Fever by John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

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JonBuck

A couple places for my Viera alt. Camp Bronze Lake and her room at the Pendants.

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mysecretid

I hope the night swimming wouldn’t prove too cold! :-) Thanks for the pics, good Jon!

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Random MMO fan

Nice bunny.

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Lucky Jinx

Flying through the clouds with my recently acquired Corrupted Dreadwing! Four weeks of apexis crystal grind has come to an end, and there’s no better way to enjoy the quarantine than to take this little raven to the skies!

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mysecretid

I never used to understand the appeal of flying mounts, until I acquired one during World of Warcraft‘s Legion expansion. Now, I understand! Congratulations and enjoy!

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Utakata

…in the desert you can remember your name.
‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain…

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mysecretid

The sense of space and distance in these pics is strong — I sense that our Uta is very tired of being indoors, perhaps? I’m impressed with the vistas, thank you!

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Utakata

It’s quite deceiving actually. Surrounding this “massive” zone are a plethora of invisible walls and instances which make the area not really bigger than the Borean Tundra in WoW, I’m afraid.

…so metaphorically, you could say it’s like looking out my window to the distance, but there’s a pane of glass blocking my way to venture onward. :(

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Hikari Kenzaki

In SPACE! Provided I could still visit R&Rs for food and soda.

I mean, the Carrack is downright homey.

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don’t care, I’m still free
You can’t take the sky from me

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mysecretid

You acquired a Carrack? Good on ya! Long may she fly!

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Hikari Kenzaki

Yeah, we have one. Had it on order for quite a while. Recently melted several ships down to the Cat, which I really love for it’s Macross-like look. Got it for the Champion logo on the side, lol.

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EmberStar

“You can’t take the sky from me…” Except Fox proved they could. Decisively, and with finality. :( I didn’t even know the show existed until the movie came out.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Yeah, it was never on when it was supposed to be, often being pre-empted to strange times like Sunday at Noon. In a time when Tivo/DVR had not really taken off yet and on demand video was almost exclusively $5-20 movies, it really didn’t have a chance. If you missed it, you missed it.
It wasn’t until several years later that I was able to watch them all.

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Beautiful views ;-)

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IronSalamander8 .

It’s Springening in Neighborville so there’s chocolate and rubber ducks everywhere! It would be glorious indeed to be stuck there, even with the war with the zombies.

I finished this month’s prize map, hence my Rose’s legendary outfit in this image as well.

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mysecretid

Lovely and strange, in equal measure, as ever. Thank you for the pic!