One Shots: Just a minute, Mom, I’m playing with my virtual dollhouse!


If playing with physical dollhouses is your entry-level and full-on interior decorating your advanced mode, then video games offer a middle ground to those who like to play house while getting some benefit out of it. And there’s no better place these days to be making cozy homesteads than Palia.

“Here’s a bit of Tish’s room,” said Stormwaltz. “Because of course the Disney Princess has stuffed animal tea parties.”

Hey, pass the crumpets!

In a galaxy far, far away, Soso_tsundere is scheming for some galactic domination on the fashion runway: “True evil wears white after Labor Day… and is heartbroken to find that the droid 3V-1L isn’t actually an available companion. LAME, SWTOR.”

“Finally! I’m honored to meet Queen Sloth or Horror Sloth!” gushed Minimalistway.

Let it never be said that Guild Wars 2 was a silly game with giant bobble headed characters, 8-bit nested video games, and mega-sloths. Only serious dragon slaying allowed here, yes sir!

“Last night I decided to roll a Void Elf Warlock in World of Warcraft,” said Power Reaper 5000. “Naturally I spent about 30 minutes in character creation and an hour doing the transmog. Then I got tired and took a five-hour nap because I’m 44 and lack the stamina to play a game for hours (hopefully I level her up a bit today).”

And I’ll share this shoreline screenshot from Lord of the Rings Online that was taken during one of the brand-new Shipwrecked Mariner quests. Ah, the call of the open sea! The brine in the air! I want to be where the mermaids are! I want to see, want to see them splashing!

If you’ve scrolled this far, then you’re under a legal obligation to provide us an MMO screenshot and story in the comments!

[Massively OP pseudo-legal team: You are under no such obligation. But it would be swell.]
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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