One Shots: A daring jump into two dimensions

    
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While most of what we think of as MMORPGs are lush, three-dimensional worlds, there are several that are portrayed in just two (or, in the case of MUDs, zero). Just because a game lacks depth doesn’t mean it cannot be beautiful, as Minimalistway demonstrates with this MapleStory pixelart masterpiece.

Even when you’re in outer space, sometimes you want the basic comfort of a sleeve of mystery meat shoved right down your feed-hole. Thank goodness that Star Citizen’s got hot dog stands on space stations!

“Everus Harbor has become our normal port of call where we station our ships for missions,” said Hikari. “I love the design of the main mall and it’s convenient to Hurston.”

Plenty of readers perked up at last week’s screenshot challenge to give us a look at their player housing.

“I’m still very much enjoying Phantasy Star Online 2,” said Rees Racer, “especially since the client has stabilised considerably. I’ve not messed about too much with the player housing (shared amongst all characters), but my rudimentary attempt at decor is acceptable for the time being. I’ve honestly entirely too many furnishings to place, including the balcony space with most of my flora.”

Fisty is setting up shop in Star Wars Galaxies: “I just started working on a little bar area on Tatooine last night. I don’t have a lot of really cool stuff. Still kind of poor and collecting as I see it.”

“In Elder Scrolls Online, I’ve just started to get into housing and this is the start of decoration in the Sleek Creek Estate, my favorite!” shared Toy Clown. “I saw where to buy vines and went crazy with them, so they’re the foundation of deco here. I’m not further along yet, sorry! But have a glorious view from the deck as well. How I wished I had a house like this in the real world!”

What’s a visually arresting or personal favorite MMO forest? This week’s screenshot challenge is to deliver a stunning look into the virtual woods of your dreams! Or, as always, just share whatever you’ve been up to in your gaming!

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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I will never tire of Rak’tika

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At the Yule Festival this year (after a longer time of absence from LOtRO) my dwarf discovered kites and immediatly ran away with it into the woods.

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Jon Camp

I was rather fond of the … 2nd Transylvania zone in TSW. I don’t recall the name of it anymore, but it was a forest full of vampires, werewolves, guardian spirits, gnomes, and more, and it just looked awesome.

During my relatively brief foray in Neverwinter, I also though the “Faewild” forest was very pretty.

I also liked the Feydark zones in EQ2, but I don’t have screenies of those anymore. That was so long ago….

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Hikari Kenzaki

I really love the frozen hills and forests in Star Citizen. I’m looking forward to when we can do some proper camping on Microtech.

It looks nice unfrozen, too. :)

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JonBuck

LA-HEE!

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Toy Clown

How about a forest that surrounds a faire? The Darkmoon Faire in WoW, to be exact!

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Utakata

Find the Goblin if you can…come closer and see…

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Utakata

Come closer and see…see into the trees…

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Utakata

PS: And my apologies to The Cure for all that. :(

…and here’s the respective leafy track:

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Sleepy

Ooh, woods! I have far too many pics of woods. To be fair you can’t throw a rock in most of LOTRO without hitting a tree.

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Lucky Jinx

Man I just love LOTRO scenery– still. Unfortunately, my wife never really learned to like it and so we have settled for WoW.

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Utakata

Wait…I can’t like this again? :(

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Vincent Clark

I’m just gonna drop these two rather…horny screenshots…and then dip back out. Have a great week! :)

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