One Shots: Showing up to play hard


It’s always a great feeling when you know you’re not alone when facing great challenges in your life — or in your video games. That world boss might look intimidating, but it doesn’t stand a chance when you show up in Blade and Soul with your four best friends and their elite battle skills.

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well, you might find…you get what you need,” said Utakata.

Last week’s screenshot challenge was to take pics of weird or amusing things that NPCs say in online games, and IronSalamander8 went straight to Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville for many of them.

“You want characters saying silly things? That’s easy! BfN is chock full of them!” Iron said. See, I always thought zombies could only say “brainssss.” What did I know?

Minimalistway took a pilgrimage to an Orc philosopher in World of Warcraft to see what wisdom he might impart to all of us during this trying time. I think we’ve all been there at one point in our lives, no?

If there’s ever a character from Secret World Legends that made it out alive and is still rollin’, it has to be the gruff savant Edgar and his tricked-out school bus.

“Here’s a lesson in quantum mechanics, Edgar-style,” Sleepy posted.

“When playing through Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire I can’t help but think of the song Darude ‘Sandstorm,'” said Little Bugbear.

Honestly, I try not to think of Sandstorm. It’s… not that good of a techno song. It’s really not.

Let’s do an easy screenshot challenge today! Share a picture of a warm or cozy setting or time of day in an MMO. What makes you want to curl up in that place and stay a while?

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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