One Shots: Stunning statuary

    
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Last week’s call for MMO screenshots of in-game statues resulted in so many great pictures, I could have probably done two of these columns! We’ll start today with this one from Mysecretid, who bridges the gap between real world and fiction.

“My main character in Star Trek Online visited the memorial statue to Spock on the planet Vulcan. On a meta-level, the statue also honors actor Leonard Nimoy, who made the character of Spock a popular-cultural icon.”

Toy Clown takes us not-quite-under the sea with this Elder Scrolls Online shot: “The Mysterious Mermaid of Anvil is my personal favorite statue. Not only because I’m a fan of mermaids, but also the mystery created in the lore surrounding her: No one knows who created the statue or who she was modeled after. It has become a reflection point for residents, as well as travelers, drawing their own conclusions about how the statue came into existence.”

“Statues you say?” Scott asked. “Well, FFXIV’s Heavensward expansion was very fond of statues, but then Stormblood upped the game with its massive statue of Rhalgr (featured in the cinematic, and players even get a quest to go up on the palm of that hand and spar with Lyse).”

Not all statues are outside; Lucky Jinx’s entry is from World of Warcraft looms above the traveler as he or she goes around the gate of Silvermoon. It also takes your lunch order if you speak very loudly and very clearly into its belly button.

Katriana finishes us off from this view in Lord of the Rings Online: “If you’re looking for iconic statues the Argonath surely has to be up near the top of the list. Imposing and grand, it is yet highly difficult to get a good shot of it in game!”

What does your auction hall or house look like in your MMO? This week’s screenshot challenge is to take a picture of the place where commerce is hoppin’ in your game!

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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Hikari Kenzaki

Auction houses are intrinsically boring or at least not conducive to artistic shots.

What the heck, since MEGAversary 3 is coming, have some Mallgartha shots. One of those shots was taken the day Secret World Legends went live.

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Bree Royce

Heck yeah. Auction house love. :D

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Mordyjuice

That’s a picture of my latest alt Dreadlord Chaddington next to our Guild Trader in Wayrest.

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Stormwaltz

Clearly Aerchith wants to stay on Sheogorath’s good side.

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Mordyjuice

Makes sense, my guild would have to be citizens of Uncle Sheo’s realm to put up with me.

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Vincent Clark

Non-thematic this week as well. I’ve just finished Last of Us 2 and I’m an emotional wreck, so…here are some random shots from FFXIV…

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Toy Clown

This is the salon I created for my character in SWG:L. The idea behind it is my character knows about many different species and how to work on them. I’ve attempted to reflect luxury and different species in the deco with Mon Calamari eye paintings, Twi’lek painting, and a Wookiee statue. I hope to add other alien species deco in the future.

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Rob Hagaman

A few shots from EVE. We make our own legends.

The first one is the battle of C-J6MT, where Russians outnumbered 5-1, after all their systems had been conquered, turned their last stand into victory.

The second is Katia Sae, the first explorer in eve to visit every one of the over 7500 star systems in New Eden, including Wormhole space, without getting killed once.

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Scott Leyes

FFXIV Shadowbringers brought players to the Crystarium, and its “Musica Universalis” shopping area… but not even the NPCs seem to like calling it that. I included a shot of the “man” who runs the place, Bragi, who is apparently very appealing to my Miqo’te character.

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Utakata

In B&S, we all stand around these things that acts as our banks, mail and AH, (to the left and right respectively)…and dance like Night Elves. >.<

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Skoryy

Non-thematic this week, but I don’t think the anvil filled streets of Ul’dah or the /ah screen from the ledges of Atlas Park would be all that good anyways. Instead, have some random shots of my refurbished dancer as she makes her way across the Azim Steppes. I’m going to finish Stormblood this summer. Really. I mean it.

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We can’t get enough of Skoryy-san. <3