One Shots: Nostalgia overload

    
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Elder Scrolls Online certainly isn’t shy about cashing in on the entire series’ popularity, despite being a prequel. There are plenty of places in the game where you can see familiar landmarks and vistas, just rewound back into the past.

The end result is, as Hurbster notes here, “Nostalgia overload for those of us of a…..certain vintage.” In other words, “People who played and fondly remember Elder Scrolls Morrowind.”

“I’m back into Fallout 76, so why not a screenshot?” Greaterdivinity posted. “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. FO76 has atmosphere in spades, and is often curiously and amusingly morbid.”

Meanwhile, SmiteDoctor is playing a game full of puppies (from hell), rainbows (of blood), and candy (that will melt your spleen). “Here’s a little something you don’t see around here: I’m strolling through the apocalypse playing Grim Dawn.”

“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,” Hirku Two said. “‘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.”

Hikari has a new one for us: “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.”

Stop gawping with awe and admiration of these pictures and present your own masterpiece of MMO art in the comments below!

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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Hikari Kenzaki

Stardate 57663.9. The life of us Lower Deckers got just a bit better when Star Trek Online would be releasing the first Lower Decks ship, uniforms, and gear in just a few more days.
Ann Othar V’ra and the crew of the USS Password, NCC 12345-A, prepare for the arrival of these much-requested reinforcements.
And when they added the third Chu to the Chu Chu, I nearly cried.

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Hurbster

Thanks for the feature. Continuing my Vvardenfell adventures with a couple of delves. When it came to Orsinium and Wrothgar, the artists turned epic up to 11. The first couple are from the first delve most people do (it’s just outside Seyda Neen), the last two are from a glass mine near Molag Mar.

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SmiteDoctor

I do all the Delves, ever since GW2 I’ve been a Map Completionist junkie.

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EmberStar

I feel like I want to participate in this more, but I’m not a “take a picture” sort of person. It just never occurs to me naturally, I have to make an effort to remember to do it. And none of my screenshots would really be “from MMOs.” Even the games I have that *can* be played online I tend to prefer in offline solo mode. (And the one I really want to post screenshots from doesn’t have multiplayer at all, so even if “single player Ark” counted because it “can be played online,” I’m pretty sure Dyson Sphere Program doesn’t.)

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Hurbster

I just take them as they come, I think I’ve only done a few ‘posed’ shots. One was a rearing horse next to a massive statue and I’ve done a few emotes and a few with mementoes as well. I’m lucky that ESO does epic landscapes very well.

Saying that one of my most popular ones was from WoW classic in Ironforge, showing how effective light and shade are in the right places.

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EmberStar

The games I play that even “might” count as online games aren’t really set up for “in the moment” screenshots. Ark is actually especially bad, because the default first person view normally has a pair of grabby hands floating at the bottom of the screen, and the third person view is just a really distant long shot of the back of your head. And the camera distance auto-scales when you’re riding something so that the entire creature fits on screen – on a wyvern or rex it’s so far away the player character is barely visible.

And I just don’t have a lot of screenshots from “true” MMOs. Like I said, most of the pictures I’ve taken recently are from a factory/management game that doesn’t even have multiplayer. I think they almost look decent, but it’s not even an “online” game, nevermind an actual MMO.

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Ardra Diva

Taken on launch day of the alpha or whatever it was. To those who say “oh, it was never meant to be part of EQN”, these screenshots autosaved in a folder called EQ NEXT. They’d built a lovely environment. The desert biome particularly was nice.

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Rick Mills

Gosh I miss that game..

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Rees Racer

Yes, I will likely be playing New World at the end of the month, but I’m still quite involved with Swords of Legends Online for now. I do often take a moment to enjoy what I’m doing (as Justin suggested in his post yesterday), and have been messing about with all the filters and such available for the Nvidia photo mode in my games.

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SmiteDoctor

Thanks for another mention, I haven’t been playing much of anything this weeks so I’ve got nothing to show.

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Vincent Clark

Went back into Palace of the Dead this week, love taking screenshots there.

Also, a gripe I do have with FF14 is that our crafting/gather gear (glams) can’t be used on our battle jobs. Some of them I would definitely use!

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SailorMom

Cute!!

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Minimalistway

I love your PoTD screenshot, man this looks amazing.

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Vincent Clark

Thanks!

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Utakata

Under the boardwalk…

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SailorMom

Down by the seaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…
Your screenshots are always great!

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Utakata

With that, a small pigtailed programming notice: It should be noted that UE4 patch drop for Blade & Soul is scheduled for mid this week, I believe. I have no idea what the new screens will be like after post patch – I’m pretty sure they’ll look (or should look) better than what I’ve been posting here.

That said, since I still have a lot of material still from the pre-patch era, don’t expect the new shinier screens to show up right away. That may take awhile. As well as I am not planning to go back to replace the library worth of screens for this game with the new UE4 versions. Just not happening! >.<

So please be patient…and thank you! /bows

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Hirku Two

Not again! The agent is normally so punctual, but every time we schedule a photo session he never shows up!

(Thanks for choosing one of my shots!)

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SmiteDoctor

I just downloaded SWTOR again along with DCUO, I just haven’t been bothered to play anything; I’ve been obsessively reading Wheel of Time and watching Fantasy series Podcasts on Wheel of Time and Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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IronSalamander8 .

In FF14, I don’t really have a main job, although Machinist and Gunbreaker are the closest things. I have been messing about with Red Mage lately and after jumping into the trial roulette the other night, won the Moggle Rapier, and you can see it here in my RDM glamour shot!

Funniest part though is that when you draw it or sheath it again, it makes moggle sounds so it can add that little bit of hilarity to any cutscene or dungeon encounter!

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SailorMom

She’s super cute! We have the chicken knife for rdm, it’s cute too. I love your moogle.

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Minimalistway

Moogle weapons are cute, i made a bow just for that noise … i love the glamour on this character :-)