One Shots: Eyes on the prize


When you’re such an amazing archer, you don’t have to look at your target. When you’re an expert at the bow, you can shoot three arrows at once and have them all hit bullseye. When you’re Vincent, you shoot pure light in Final Fantasy XIV and make everything explode into moonbeams. Katness doesn’t have anything on that.

Last week, we asked readers to submit pictures of “impossible architecture” from MMORPGs. Hikari dived into Neverwinter for this extremely precarious house of ill repute.

“Well, if you’re going to build a tavern and brothel in a fantasy world, you might as well build it floating high above the city,” she writes. “The Moonstone Mask is indeed a magical place.”

“A couple weeks ago when you asked for forest pictures, I realized I hadn’t taken any screenshots since 2019,” said Stormwaltz. “I happened to be in Elder Scrolls Online’s Valenwood at the time, but didn’t end up submitting anything. I am reasonably certain that skyscraper-sized hollow trees count as ‘impossible architecture.'”

Utakata’s hanging out at Xanadu in Blade and Soul, which I assume from this screenshot is a new shopping mall that’s advertising big sales and spectacular sights.

Finally, let’s blast off to Star Citizen with Ichi! Here’s an interesting contrast of ship vs. building, if you pay attention to the details.

“The ship is the Hammerhead, a anti-fighter corvette, it would take some serious handwavium for it to blast almost straight up. But more to the point of the column – the building on the surface is the four kilometers tall. It’s the Hurston Corp building, complete with cantilever suites, and it is visible from space.”

Stormwaltz’ tree picture up there made me think about how often we see nature repurposed in interesting ways. This week’s screenshot challenge is to show a picture of flora (plants and trees) repurposed — as a building, as a weapon, or even as a creature.

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 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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