One Shots: Skimming the surface

    
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It’s great to see some very pretty pictures trickle in from Swords of Legends Online, but that’s not going to stop my eye from twitching every time that I have to write a double plural like that. It’s not the worst import MMO title, but… it’s up there.

In any case, Bereman was having a great time skimming the surface of this game: “There’s the running quickly that includes impossible jumps and spins that are as graceful as they are impractical. And then I discovered that when sprinting over deep water — you continue to sprint. And every so often you do this extra little animation where your character just kind of twirls and flies over the water for a couple seconds and dips the hand in, as if they are having a blast doing what they are doing, and then leaps up out of the water for a moment before settling back into the graceful but measured leaps.”

RimaHadley caught this moonlight vista over in Final Fantasy XIV: “Though it was a traditional place of pilgrimage for Keepers of the Moon like Mihri, it had been a rare occasion growing up that her family made it to the mark of Menphina the Lover, goddess of the Moon, in Coerthas. In her current profession as a traveling adventurer, she made the journey far more often.”

“Here’s my Fallout 76 character, currently reliving my olden Scouting days, encountering the Mothman cult appropriating an old church for a cool lookin shrine,” Greaterdivinity said. “If there’s one thing Fallout games have in spades, it’s atmosphere.”

What kind of hymns do you use in a Mothman church service? MOP readers need to get on that and write us up some!

Over in Lord of the Rings Online, someone drew a sword out of a lake or a stone or something and got us a king. Sometimes, kids, strange women lying about in ponds distributing swords is a great basis for a system of government!

“Let the free peoples rejoice, for the King has returned. He hoists the banner of the White Tree. He will be Elessar, and mankind will be saved!” Arda Diva proclaimed.

We will end on a particularly gorgeous piece of eye candy from Vincent: “The addition of explorer mode in FFXIV has been a dream — especially the ability to capture our LB3s in a screenshot!”

And now you’ve arrived at the end of the book… and the only MONSTER here… is YOU! Also lovable Grover. Also any particular monsters that you may or may not include in the comments below. Well then? What are you waiting for? Get postin’!

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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Lethia Myune

I don’t have a pic with a monster on my new pc, found nothing particularly inspiring during my short travels this weekend. But i wanna present you the most monstrous of monsters, my ESO pet that basically ruins every good picture with his distorted figure>.<

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Vincent Clark

These are great shots, I keep itching to dive into ESO, but it’s combat style just doesn’t suit me. These shots have me tempted though…:)

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Lethia Myune

Oh i absolutely understand you regarding the combat thing :( i do have like 750 hours in ESO on this single character and i still can’t get used to the combat style at all. I personally love some mix between aion combo-chain combat and ffxiv flashy skills. But if i ignore this odd combat in ESO *struggle* it does tick a lot of the boxes so i always get back to it and enjoy it for a month or two. Sadly it’s the combat and the mediocre “fashion”/costumes (too much realism) that don’t let me call this my main game :(

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SmiteDoctor

This is a no effort screen shot from the real world, I call it trolling in real life.

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SmiteDoctor

Notice how ‘vibrant’ the eyes are!

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Bruno Brito

You die on the most weird of hills.

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Utakata

To be fair though, I did post “Blank” on an April Fool’s One Shot some years ago if my memory serves me correct. O.o

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Bruno Brito

April’s Fool is not the same as protesting something that is not even a contest.

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SmiteDoctor

Wait until you see next week, I’ve been scouting stables in ESO looking for the best floors but it’s been a real crap shoot so far ;)

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Vincent Clark

You had it right the first time, Justin…the true monster lies in all of us…all fire and brimstone…scratching towards the surface…looking for release…/wink

P.S. (thanks for the mention this week)

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Hurbster

Monster in there somewhere…

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Minimalistway

“Where is the pinata!”

Years after not playing SWL i’m back and i feel rusty, i wish there is a way to restart the whole story, i forgot how to play the game, i think it’s better to start a new character then go back to my main when i catch up with the story.

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Hikari Kenzaki

There were a lot of changes to gameplay recently, so it may be worth either starting a new character or looking up ways to adapt your current build.

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Minimalistway

Made a new character, Dragon this time, my main is Crusader, i’ll take it slowly because the game is worth replaying as i did before.

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Utakata

The monster within…

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Hikari Kenzaki

To be fair, it is multiple swords of multiple legends.

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Hikari Kenzaki

The Beehemoth with the powers of transformation, transfiguration, and dispensing candy to all the little girls, boys, and enbies of Secret World Legends.

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Bereman99

Thanks for the feature!

And yeah, the English name for the game (probably could have chosen several ways of representing the original name in a way that’s less…grammatically awkward) is something me and a few friends do pick on, despite liking the game quite a bit, usually in the form of changing the name into something either generic or silly. That Sword Game, Generic Swords Title I’ll Never Remember, Sword Sword, Playing Alone (riffing on its acronym of SOLO), stuff like that.

All in good fun, though.

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Chris Neal

…aaaand now I’ m calling it Sword Sword from this moment on.

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Stormwaltz

“That’s ‘S-Words,’ Mr. Connery.”