I'm an avid pet collector, which is why I took an instant shine to RIFT
when it first came out. My personal favorite is Bernie, the pipe-smoking, wheezing, pint-sized geezer who huffs and puffs alongside of you. But what about Becca? Everyone keeps asking, "What does Becca like? Tell us!" Well, here's the answer to your question.
"Here is my mage taking a little break in Cape Jule with her carnival companion wind-up pony," reader Becca writes in. "He's pretty adorable and kind of stole the screenshot away from my character."
Your character is in that screenshot? I... can't tear my gaze away from the equestrian glory on display here!
Reader Joe has a picture with great personal meaning from Tabula Rasa
"There were so many great things about this game, but two of the best that went great together were the player community and the developers. As part of the game's siren song, the developers released weapons named after several of the members of the player community. Here is when I first picked up a shotgun and discovered that I was included in this tribute from the developers."
That's pretty darn cool, man! How'd that shotgun fire?
Speaking of pets, reader Shawn wanted to share a moment of elation when he finally was able to get the kitty cat that he always wanted in World of Warcraft
"This shot was taken just after I had tamed Loque'nahak. I was the first alliance on my server to get her and was quite proud of myself after having spent the entire day hunting her down. So afterwards we decided to bust out some moves. I'm in the back there, with my arms in the air... like I just don't care?"
Your screenshot challenge this week is to send me in a picture of a pop culture reference in an MMO. The more groan-inducing the better, people! And as a pro-tip, I want to remind you that the bigger the picture, the better. This past week I got a great screenshot that I couldn't use because it was 225 pixels wide and required a magnifying glass to view.
Want to be featured in a future edition of One Shots? Send your favorite MMO screenshots to email@example.com, 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!