Sometimes it's just the quiet scenery that really evokes emotions and awe in us. That's why I have a thousand landscape pictures in my screenshots folder, of which about 80% are of sunrises or sunsets. Reader Carla took a snapshot of this Mortal Online
vista to share with us.
"I was out harvesting near the town of Bakti while I waited on the sun to rise," she said. "When I turned around to leave, I caught this shot of the dawn sun reflecting off the nearby mountains."
Just don't stare at the picture too long or you'll go blind, folks.
Getting ready to go back to RIFT
when free-to-play hits? Here's a sight you might witness. Reader Richard has the full scoop: "This is a screenshot of the Infinity Gate area in the Storm Legion
expansion zone. The Pelladane continent's main quest line sent my level 60 Rogue Taris to this area to fight a boss named Detricus, whom I have yet to defeat. In fact, after a couple of frustrating deaths, I decided to take a few screens for posterity and then take a break. Smile! The area looks almost Asuran, but this is not
another Guild Wars 2
Other games can have good art too? Gasp! Perish the thought!
Reader Stephen is in a literal life-and-death race here in World of Warcraft
. "This is a high-speed race with Alani. If I lose, she gets to eat me," he said calmly, moments before he was making his way through the digestive system of a dragon.
Of course, he would have survived if he hadn't been concerned about taking the best possible picture, but that's the kind of dedication our readers have when it comes to bringing you jaw-dropping screenshots. Let's all take our hats off and remember Stephen's valiant sacrifice in the name of a few seconds of entertainment.
Everything is different, but the same... things are more moderner than before... bigger, and yet smaller... it's computers... San Dimas High School football rules!
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!