Reader Hollowborn is one of the brave souls who has been fighting back Scarlet Briar's latest doomsday device in Guild Wars 2
. "Here's a nice shot of me after cutting the Marionette's chains," Hollowborn wrote.
What he didn't show you is that two seconds later, gravity exerted itself, physics demanded retribution, and Hollowburn was crushed like a soda can under the weight of a thousand tons of falling metal. Who knew those were support chains?
Let's head back to City of Heroes
for a mo, shall we? SuperBrad sent in, well, about a couple of dozen pictures of his former heroes lying dead in the street. I'll let him explain.
"I call this the face-plant collection," SuperBrad explained. "I started taking screenshots every time I would die in the game (when I would remember). Nothing like coming out of a submarine into the bright warm sunshine... and falling flat on your face dead."
Our final picture of the day comes from Tyler, who probably wishes that he were dead in City of Heroes
instead of alive in the scarier parts of The Secret World
"Here is my Dragon character in Blue Mountain after defeating one of the bosses during the Guardians of Gaia event," Tyler said. "I've never played a game that managed to make nights so authentically spooky as this game, and there's something extra unnerving about the nights in Blue Mountain. That place just sends a chill down my spine."
I'll draw inspiration from that last picture for our weekly screenshot challenge! Your challenge is to send in a picture of a place in your MMO that unnerves you and makes you not want to spend a minute there longer than necessary. Face your fears -- and take a snapshot of them!
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!