One Shots: Protect me, mighty cactus!


Health care in fantasy worlds is a tad peculiar, to put it lightly. Doctors routinely mix it up on the battlefield, medics throw explosive healing bombs every which way, and death is easily negated by waving one’s hands around and making pretty sparkles. But it works, so maybe these characters know something our “modern” medicine doesn’t, eh?

So let’s not bat an eye that Minimalistway is wielding a giant staff with a cactus holding a fan of cards in FFXIV. If you scoff at this healer-slash-gambler, you won’t get any glowy green numbers!

And can eyeballs melt from an overexposure to colors? Let’s find out!

“Patch 6.51 is/was bonkers,” said Vincent. “Lots to do… some of it batshit crazy, some of it clearly a glimpse of what to expect in Dawntrail (the new assets in the new variant dungeon looked amazing). I swear the new Blunderville zone they attached to the Golden Saucer gives everyone a glow up–the lighting and colouring is a bit surreal.”

Katrinia is here to knock it out of the park once again: “This week’s MMO explorations included some journeys around Echovald Wilds in Guild Wars 2, where I got this pic of a very cathedral-esque place that comes complete with a bunch of surly religious zealots.”

When I’m a little afraid of the dark night and can’t get to sleep, I take a trip over to one of New World’s Azoth trees. It’s nature’s nightlight! And it’s possibly radioactive!

I asked Bree for a serious, mature screenshot — and she gave me a bunch of dudes waiting to use the can in LOTRO. This may be the only outhouse in all of Middle-earth, so the anguish on those faces is very, very real.

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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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