You have to love a culture that thinks jail should be a breathtaking experience for the prisoner... literally! Today's One Shots from reader Lovander (Tarnished Coast represent!) shows how Guild Wars 2's Sylvari race mixes glowing sparkles with deadly detention cells. Lovander wrote,
I came upon this jail in the Sylvari capital, The Grove. Every cell is a Venus Fly Trap. Loved the design!
Follow on for the color screenie plus a few more One Shots beyond the break.
I love how the heat-wave particle effects on the jagged rocks in this image make the scene even more alien. Reader Jeromai sent this "scenic postcard shot" from RIFT's Ember Isle zone. Wish you were here!?
Quick, which game is this screenshot from? If you said Star Wars: The Old Republic, then you've been spending too much time in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Kidding! (But you have to admit it could be from almost any fantasy MMO!) This shot's from João, who wonders, "So this is Voss? Can someone get me a glass of water?"
Oh, TERA. You are surely the only MMO that cares more about swapping out hair meshes to better match armor than about actually making armor cover vital organs. "This is my TERAcharacter Dravina deciding to dance while in the presence of the Goddess Velik in her mountainside Sanctum," submitter Kent on the Dragonfall server told us. "As you can tell, it's quite windy!"
Send us your City of Heroes pics for a future One Shots tribute! In fact, send us all the pics. I'm drowning in Guild Wars 2 images.
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