One Shots: Fantasy updrafting

    
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The way I see it, MMORPGs encourage us past our timidity and fear to be bold. So fight that dragon! Get a selfie with an angry skeleton! And jump off a cliff while putting full faith that your fantasy wings will compensate for that extra bagel you had for breakfast!

Hikari is soaring above yet another new MMO: “I’m really loving the Mystic in Elyon’s closed beta. Much more so than my Gunner. They play like an old City of Heroes Controller, except that non-pet builds are 100% more viable than they were in CoH.”

SmiteDoctor is playing with fire in Guild Wars 2. This seems like something that should be regulated — the willy-nilly use of flamethrowers, not playing GW2 — but such are the lax rules of this landscape.

“Here’s a new alt I’ve been leveling, an Engineer named Bob the Incinerator,” Smite said.

Vincent is taking yet another turn on the FFXIV fashion catwalk:

“These boots are magnificent!”

“And how do I know this?” she asks, coyly.

“Because they can make a grown man cry.”

What curiosities and ancient mysteries lie hidden in the corners and caverns of Tamriel? There’s only one way to find out!

“I’ve played Elder Scrolls Online for few hours and I’m already in love with the world,” said Minimalistway.

And finally, Blade and Soul’s Puff the Magic Dragon, brought to you courtesy of a joint collaboration between Utakata and the Squibb Group. Squibb: Processing dragon thyroids to make into cosmetics since 2015.

Envious of all of the attention these skilled screenshotters are getting? Hungry for your (one) shot at the big leagues? Get in those comments, Scrappy, and show us what you can do!

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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Greaterdivinity

I’m back into FO76 so why not a screenshot. It’s from a while ago, but there’s a lovely taxidermy house with all kinds of whacky animal heads mounted outside. And well..inside too.

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FO76 has atmosphere in spades, and is often curiously and amusingly morbid. I just wish we could have cat pets, there are a few roaming around some of the settlements.

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Stormwaltz

Those are great boots!

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Vincent Clark

Thanks for featuring one of my shots this week, far too kind.

I’m still on the “angled shots” kick (I give it another week before I get bored with it) :)

Some additional post production courtesy of Photoshop and Lightroom (overkill, I know, but I don’t like G-Shade or whatever that third party tool is).

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SmiteDoctor

Little something you don’t see around here, strolling through the apocalypse playing Grim Dawn.

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Hurbster

Nostalgia overload for those of us of a…..certain vintage.

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Hurbster

Finishing off Orsinium and moving on to Morrowind!

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Vincent Clark

love that lost shot!

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Utakata

Jumpin’ Jack Flash…

(…and RIP Mr. Charlie Watts. /bows)

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Hirku Two

My favorite scene early in SWTOR’s Smuggler story is when our dashing heroine gets caught infiltrating a separatist base and bluffs her way out by posing as one of the comrades: “By the stars! Republic troops have invaded our base!” The droid wasn’t buying it, but he obviously was due for maintenance and not to be trusted. Suckers.

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Hikari Kenzaki

I’ve been enjoying the heck out of Marvel Future Revolution, which is basically Marvel Heroes on mobile. Has a good mix of multiverse/what if vibes to tide me over between Disney+ episodes.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Few more, for the heck of it :) Some with UI.

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Bereman99

Marvel Heroes, but mobile, you say?

I normally don’t do much mobile gaming, but this might be enough for me to try this one, at least.

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Greaterdivinity

It’s solid as hell so far. Enjoyable with autoplay, but also plenty fun to play yourself. And they found a nice balance for it with most bosses being fairly difficult on autoplay (game straight up tells you that you should do those).

Since I’ve been playing I’ve been repeating to myself, “Those console quality graphics are REALLY here.” It took quite a while, but I kinda feel like mobile games have jumped from like, PS2/Xbox straight to PS4/Xbox One quality almost. They just skipped the whole last bloody generation, and it’s looks brilliant on a recent phone (S20+).

It’s also very Marvel-y in all the good ways.

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Hikari Kenzaki

It’s impressive. The suits look amazing. The story ties in well with all the multiverse stuff happening in the MCU right now, though obviously not connected.

I’ve found that it actually takes some skill to know when to take control and when to let the autoplay do its job. Which is nice.

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Bereman99

I finally downloaded it yesterday and loving it so far.

Only drawback for me is that since I’m iOS I can’t really do the android version on Bluestacks if I want to play on my PC, and I think controller support even on iOS isn’t really there.

But it’s got solid controls (I appreciate that the digital equivalent to the analog stick bases itself on where I touch the screen within a designated area, rather than being a specific spot) and a good mix so far of auto-mated and needing to take over, which lets me adjust my thumbs as needed more than I’ve found other mobile action games do.

Still figuring out if I’m gonna put money into the game, but it’s really solid so far.

First time I’ve regretted not opting for the max version of my particular iPhone lol, cause this game looks good.

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Vincent Clark

You had me at Storm with a mohawk–love it!

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End up running the Praetorium a lot so try to grab some screenshots when there’s no dialog on the screen for the first 2 shots, the 3rd one is from the current event quest, that while simple, has a nice touch as part of the cutscene where the picture is from:

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