Guild Wars 2's
headstart kicked off this weekend, and the official launch is this week, so you know what that means! Yep, One Shots
is going to feature the most visually appealing game of all time: Ultima Online
! Just kidding. It's Guild Wars 2
day, and we've got an extra-long eyecandy edition of One Shots to celebrate.
Who gets to headline today's column? A generous reader named Vazzaroth, who graciously opened up his entire vault of Guild Wars 2 screenshots
to Massively. We're including two of our favorites here, but feel free to crash his site pawing through the rest! They're just past the break, alongside a bundle of our favorite Guild Wars 2
submissions received since April.
I like this next shot so much I'm using it as desktop wallpaper. It's from reader InstaBayne, who says he stumbled into this amazing view after wandering about from event to event and getting lost! I love the yellowy grass and chunky, moody sky.
You might remember Brazokie from the orrery edition
back in June. She's back, and she's hoping you're hungry because she's whipping up some yums in the crafting side of Guild Wars 2
And speaking of the orrery... how gorgeous is this shot taken in Divinity's Reach by eyeofthetiger?
Here's another Guild Wars 2
image from a veteran Massively poster, Oscar. I love that the Queensdale grass is almost as tall as his character is!
Our next image is from a player named Ring, who deadpanned, "My Necromancer was called on during the recent beta event to stop a horde of freakishly huge rabbits from destroying watermelons in a local field. I don't know of anyone better suited to carry around giant, fluffy bunnies than a priest of Grenth."
Darla emailed us a view of her Asura "taking a break from keg brawl by studying the physiology of the local organisms around the Norn capital Hoelbrak." Darla, that doesn't exactly look safe!
Next up is a screenshot from a reader named Jerry, who said only that it's his character Kurin Sparrowhawk. Super cute Sylvari boy? Check! Kinda looks like Darth Maul? Bonus!
Finally, loooong-time Massively commenter Space Cobra delivered this wee little beta screenshot of a former Massively staffer and current ArenaNet community guru. He teases, "It is none other than Rubi Bayer, scolding her Golem in her attempt to gain the upper hand on her classmates. She has evidently failed in attempt to 'cheat' and is venting the classic Asura warcry of failure." Noooooo!
Next week, we'll be back with your regularly scheduled (and much more diverse -- I promise) One Shots. Keep sending 'em in!
Want to be featured in a future edition of One Shots? Send your favorite MMO screenshots to firstname.lastname@example.org, and don't forget to include your name, the name of the game, and a description of the scene. Large, colorful, UI-free shots that tell a story and really show off the game make for the best images. Look ma, we brought back One Shots!