One Shots: Better thrones and gardens

    
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One Shots: Better thrones and gardens

Let’s face it: The best throne that most of us will ever sit on is the one that squats in our shameful bathrooms. The window for any of us ascending to royalty and getting the Fancy Chair is closing, and so we must content ourselves with window-shopping in fantasy MMO throne rooms.

Katriana shows us that even swans are more respected than you in Lord of the Rings Online: “Well timed challenge, Justin. Just so happens that I was just in Minas Tirith yesterday for a scavenger hunt and got this shot of the throne room. The floors are very shiny in here.”

But what’s a throne and throne room without a lot of heavily armored guards striking up poses and standing around silently while counting down the minutes until their union-mandated coffee break? Scott notes that “it’s good to be the Pope in Final Fantasy XIV,” and I’m inclined to agree. If only my guards would make tunnels for me to walk through, I’d feel more validated in my life.

“Here is Neverwinter’s throne room,” posted Redbook. “The throne resides in the Hall of Justice, a former temple of Tyr.”

Wait, where’s Batman? Aquaman? That other guy with his underwear on the outside? That’s an imposter Hall of Justice!

Bryan takes us to the fiery throne room of Path of Exile, where kings are but inches away from marshmallow roastings. Have you ever noticed how many throne rooms have a lion motif going on? My throne room would be aardvarks. No reason. Just massive, imposing stone aardvarks.

Finally, we’ll change things up a bit with Minimalistway’s beautiful shot of a Tree of Savior flower field. Dang, this game always makes me envious of its environments.

In the spirit of that last picture, this week’s screenshot challenge is to post pictures of isometric, 2-D, or (heck) text-based MMOs. You know, if you have some. If not, post whatever you like. I’m not going to stop you!

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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ESO has rekindled my passion for MMO’s as of late. I’ve got this awesome lvl 23 Argonian N.B. healer. Its the first toon in ESO that’s really clicked with me. He has a problem though, steals everything that’s not nailed down!

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I do not have 2D game screenshots. All I have is screenshots of Moogle Troupe band visiting the server.
Oh, and some local fabulous people of Balmung.

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Thanks for the cover shot feature Justin ☺ The throne room there is really quite impressive, though I was trying not to look around too much since I’m not really supposed to be there yet. At least Minas Tirith us safe for under level folks to be in, unlike some of the places the anniversary scavenger hunts send you.

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Toy Clown

I haven’t played a 2D game in awhile, so I’ll have to forego that posting option. For this week’s offering, I’ll toss out the Sleek Creek house I’ve started decorating in ESO. Finding the red vines made me so happy!

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Soooooo…The Year of Dragons was quite epic.

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Toy Clown

I just got done with that storyline, too. I really enjoyed it. Great screenshots!

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rafael12104

It was epic! That’s the thing about ESO, some times it can seem so run of the mill, but around every major update lurks greatness.

I’m looking forward to Greymoor. I’m confident it will be a blast. And yet… I’m also confident group finder will still be an issue. Heh.

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rafael12104

Sorry. No time for isos, 2d or text adventures.

Now that the Death Claw is down, I’ve got to fix that fence!

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Let me you introduce you to my best friend, my rifle named Vera. She is always there when I need her, you know?

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Vincent Clark

when you come down from a bad acid trip :)

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Utakata

How about monochromatic? o.O

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Hikari Kenzaki

MapleStory 2 technically is/was/will cease to be an isometric MMO, though sometimes it was hard to tell. I didn’t play it enough, but I’ll miss being able to log in for a pick me up as my berzerker angrily tends to her crops, plays video games, or sips cider.

And yes, I think that is Ryan Reynolds as a snail, in my headcanon anyway.

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Utakata

Wow…those are wonderful! <3

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Hikari Kenzaki

Thank you. It’s really the only over-the-top cute game that drew me in. It just worked. Not well enough, it seems.

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Utakata

*Pigtails wonders why they’re killing this game*

:(

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rafael12104

They really are! Thank you Hikari Kenzaki!