One Shots: Don’t stare directly at the book


In most games, a book is a dumping ground for ignored lore or, at best, a prop to make you look extra-nerdy for all your nerd friends. But in Final Fantasy XIV, a book is an all-powerful weapon of unimaginable destructive power that will sear your retinas if you happen to read to chapter four.

It’s safe to say that poor Vincent is completely blind. But it was worth it to make an impression on everyone else, don’t you think?

“I played the heck out of Fallen Earth,” posted reader Paul in a completely separate article that I’m stealing for this post. “I was in early on in the alpha and continued to play heavily through the first few years. Not many games like this on the market, I hope it comes back!”

Utakata may not be reading a book, but that lil’ hellcat is putting on a lightshow in Blade and Soul even so. “Ga’cha!” screams a voice before your world goes all white… and then all black.


If you take a tour around Conan Exiles, you may hear this voice rise up: “I am Hikari Kenzaki, Fashionista and Queen of Alchemy! Look upon my dye empire and despair! Or go ahead and take some, I have hundreds and can make more.”

TexyFX is certainly having some high-altitude fun in World of Warcraft, putting on a fashion show that impresses the eagles and very ambitious mountain goats.

“Sittin ‘on top of the world, not a Brandy and Mace cover,” he wrote. “Everything disco, until the morning…”

That’s it for this week, but the fun continues in the comments! Share some of your best or most notable screenshots from your MMO gaming, along with a story or description.

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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