One Shots: Lost in a quest-free painting


So you’re stuck in a painting. Don’t panic, for starters. Sure, you’re compressed to a 2-D existence, but it isn’t all bad. The scenery is guaranteed to be interesting, you’ll meet well-posed individuals, and you have a good alibi why you weren’t able to come into work.

Minimalistway is seeing what a painting MMO is like in Book of Travels: “A wanderer in Myr, walking around, drinking tea, and failing to help a fisherman. That sounds boring, but I’m enjoying this more than I expected. This game is different: Fleeing is a skill, no ‘kill 10 rats quests’… actually no quests at all!”

And speaking of highly situational occasions, if you ever find yourself being mugged in DC Universe Online’s Gotham City, just look up to the rooftops to see a certain pigtailed vigilante swooping down to crater your foe into the ground. Then stand back in awe as you witness: “I… AM… UTAKATA!”

Hey, is that a volcano over there in Elder Scrolls Online? Why, it is! We should probably put up some caution tape and call the local government to deal with… wait, what are you doing Hurbster? Don’t go toward the cone of flaming death! That’s going to invalidate all of the levels of your health insurance!

…Well, we always did want to see what spontaneous human combustion looks like.

And then there’s Vincent, relaxing in Final Fantasy XIV with no pressing need to save the world or even go mow the lawn. “Bring the chill summer vibes!”

IronSalamander8 is going on vacation this month: “Amusement parks are so expensive! Even the animated wizard statue is holding cash here in the first point of the Garden Warfare 2 map Seeds of Time.”

No matter where you find yourself gaming this summer, we want to see it! Join us down in the comments for a slide show of spectacular sights and smells!

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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