Reader Marshall and his crew know a good rainbow when they see one, as evidenced by our first One Shot of the day. "Some friends and I decided to try out Ragnarok Online 2," Marshall writes. "We ended up spending more time taking screenshots than playing the actual game that first night. These were some of the best ones."
I think my retinas may be on fire due to the intense colors, but I don't mind. Rainbows! Will there be more rainbows in the rest of today's player-submitted screenshots? Sadly no, but we'll persevere nevertheless.
This series, online or offline, has always been outstanding in terms of visuals, so I expect no less. It might not be enough for me to check it out; go free-to-play and then we'll talk, m'kay?
Reader Kalaratiri took this shot in a remote section of the galaxy: "Deep in the uncharted realms of wormhole space, a lone traveler takes a moment to admire the majesty of design left behind by the mysterious 'Sleepers'."
Why do they sleep? It's space. It's kind of boring. Sleep and Netflix are like the only two options there.
I totally love it, Danielle! I'm also quite jealous. My house looks like a place where a haunted clown lives. I need to learn from you!
"While I chase screenshots now instead of taking them, it doesn't mean that you can't start up your own MMO photography hobby. Ask your parent or an adult friend to show you how to work the Print Screen key and then start experimenting with angles, emotes, and awesome vistas! For a bonus exercise, assemble your photos into a scrapbook that you can show at parties and interventions."
Desiree stood up and looked straight into the camera. "Who knows -- you might become as famous as I am some day, just through the magic of photography! The more you know!"
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!