One Shots: Forest for the trees

    
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There’s something enchanting and thrillingly dangerous about stepping into a vast forest in an MMORPG. You never know what may be around the next tree — and if it’s bad, nobody may be close enough to hear your screams.

“I was rather fond of the second Transylvania zone in The Secret World,” ventured Jon. “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.”

Redbook posted this amazing Destiny 2 shot. When the background looms like this over the trees, you just know that it’s gargantuan by the scale!

“I really love the frozen hills and forests in Star Citizen,” said Hikari. “I’m looking forward to when we can do some proper camping on Microtech. It looks nice unfrozen, too.”

Of course, exploration through dark and forbidding woods is totally worth it when you find out what hidden gems are hidden by the trees.

“How about a forest that surrounds a faire?” Toy Clown asks. “The Darkmoon Faire in World of Warcraft, to be exact!”

“Ooh, woods!” Sleepy gushed. “I have far too many pics of woods. To be fair you can’t throw a rock in most of Lord of the Rings Online without hitting a tree.”

And in this case, many, many trees.

That’s the end of our column, but not the end of our fun! Go on and post your best pictures from this past week in the comments — and if you want a specific challenge, share a picture of a hidden retreat that goes overlooked 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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hurbster

Loyalty and relaxation.

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Minimalistway

In Orgrimmar, the starting of Pink Club, to join you must have a pink shirt and first task is to dance … in the Auction House.

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Utakata

…and I wasn’t invited? >.<

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Vincent Clark

Familiar places…not so familiar faces

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MolleaFauss

Fairly sure a lot of people have seen this little beach in Costa del Sol in FF14…

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Utakata

Loved by the Sun…

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Toy Clown

How often do you come across an outhouse while out on adventures? Sadly it wasn’t hidden enough in the world of WoW as there was a line.

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Utakata

Amberseed… /eww

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Minimalistway

Why these guys have axes with them going into the outhouse? i need someone to write really short story about this 🤣

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Fisty

Really short.

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Toy Clown

Do eeet. Must read.

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Bannex

I know this isn’t an MMO but this trailer really needs to be seen. This is possibly the best game trailer ever made.

They paid homage to kurosawa while showing actual gameplay!?! And they did it so well…

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Rndomuser

It is an ok trailer. I am not into movies or games or stuff with samurai so I did not care for this theme. The graphics looked pretty, though.

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IronSalamander8 .

Really wish I could turn the UI off for these, but going back to PvZ:GW2 for this one, even if it isn’t as secret as it’s supposed to be:

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Minimalistway

Send them a suggestion, from your screens the world looks beautiful and it deserve clean screenshots.