This picture comes from reader Azzura, who found out the hard way that not everyone likes a bad guy. "This is my 'red' character, one that I used to player-kill (PK) with, strolling near town," he said. "The NPCs did not like my being around and were calling the guards on me to get me 'guard whacked'."
I mourn not for thee, but I shall be entertained by thy photographic memorial. Smite that "continue reading" button, readers, and feast thine eyes upon the glory of our community.
"The end is here!" reader Fausto proclaimed. "I got to level 50 on my Scholar (my first job on 50) and the beginning of the endgame. Here's my toon healing on Tam-Tara Deepcroft on random dungeon, sneaking in for a screenshot as I heal the rest of the group. Credits to my little fairy!"
Reader Chiara sets the scene for this pic: "Here's a screenshot of my Staff Evie in Vindictus and one of my favourite spells in the game by far! It's called Mana Amber, and it surrounds her, protecting her from most attacks. When hit, she gets sent flying (hopefully, that is -- it can shatter). Some bosses really make me feel as if I'm a ping pong ball they're playing with from time to time."
Reader Dirtyklingon treated us to this vista. "RUST isn't really an MMO, but it has some MMO-like traits, such as the day/night cycle," he wrote. "I was standing guard at my guild's base while they were out scavenging when then this happened. It looks even better in-game watching it in real time."
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!