One Shots: The mysterious allure of fire


I’ve often been in awe of the simple power of a fireplace or bonfire in how it fascinates everyone who comes near it. We, who have to be bombarded with entertainment 24/7, have no problem dropping everything to stare at fire for hours like a cave dweller.

So R00ch’s shot here resonates, because every adventurer needs some time to unwind: “New World’s Aeternum can be scary, brutal, and full of horrors, but sometimes you just need to kick back by the fire and dry out your Bob Ross perm.”

Excuse the sheer height of this picture, but Vincent just won all of the fashion wars and we had to psot this: “How it began: Farming FFXIV Stormblood raids for new tomestones. How it ended: Sexy cool new jacket.”

“The first time I went into The Haunted Burrow in LOTRO, it’s a cute place, it’s like playing with a child who tries to frighten you with jump scares, so you pretend to be scared just for fun,” said Minimalistway. “I’m grateful for the developers for making the event awards easy to get. In two days I was able to get two mounts and some cosmetics. Compare that to some MMO where days of playing required to get only one thing.”

“Since I’ve barely logged out of Elyon since last Sunday, that’s mostly what I have pictures of,” said Hikari. “Just Elyon things. And yes, that is cat lights by a bonfire.”

“Cat Lights by a Bonfire” is going to be the name of my new lofi beats music label.

And finally, Utakata sent us this postcard from the edge of Black Desert. I mean, I have qualms about allowing children to head into dangerous combat, but kids gotta grow up some time, I guess. Lotta growing up takes place when a pack of dire wolves are surrounding you in a forest.

New games or old, normal activities or Halloween, let’s see your adventures in MMOs! Post screenshots and stories below — and wait for the accolades to pour in.

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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