One Shots: Lightning strikes twice


When you see lightning on the horizon, it may be time to seek shelter, brew a favorite hot beverage, and settle in for a lengthy gaming session. Or you could go a different route by grabbing a lightning rod and standing out in the open for a photo op!

To be fair to Vincent, it’s not as if this Final Fantasy XIV character is holding a metal umbrella. Then again, this is a magical world, so maybe that leafy plant releases a pheromone to attract electricity.

Soso_tsundere is doing some light interior decorating in Star Wars: The Old Republic, asking, “What do you think of my new art piece? It’s so hard to coordinate with ancient urns these days!”

I mean, if you’re asking my opinion? That’s going to be a bear to dust. And if you ever want to move it around the room, a hernia is practically assured. But it is a power piece.

Katriana took a picture of a tall, narrow house: “One improvement from Guild Wars is that where that game shows housing built on spires of rock by having pictures of buildings wallpapered on the rock, at least in Guild Wars 2 you can see the individual houses clinging to the rock surfaces. Must be hell for the people living at the top when they have to climb all the way up there somehow after a long day at work just to get home.”

Sleepy takes us back to The Secret World with this week’s not-at-all-disturbing picture. “Toilet challenge accepted! That’s what we’re doing this week, yes? Suzie’s Diner in Kingsmouth. I think someone might have cut themselves shaving.”

Dying in a greasy diner bathroom has to be one of the more humiliating ways to go, I think.

And over in World of Utakata — also known as Blade and Soul — the riders on the storm are fast approaching. Are you ready? If not, grab your nearest set of pigtails, scrunch your eyes shut, and make a wish for courage.

And this week’s list of One Shot Achievement Points:

  • Commenter [5 OSP] — Comment on someone’s submission.
  • Artist [10 OSP] — Post a screenshot and story of your recent MMO adventures.
  • Hit with an Ugly Stick [15 OSP] — Post a screenshot of a truly ugly enemy mob from an MMO.
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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