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One Shots: Nyctohylophobia


Most MMOs aren't trying to actively spook their players (unless the sight of sparkle ponies creeps you out), but The Secret World is an exception to that rule. In honor of TSW's launch week, today's One Shots is all about Funcom's new adventure-slash-puzzler MMO. Massively reader Drinkfist has gotten into the spirit of the game with today's featured screenshot. He writes in,
The Secret World just started, and the game looks amazing! This is a picture of the haunted forest in Blue Mountain. The Ghosts that inhabit it are especially rough as every 30 seconds they phase in and out of this world, changing their resistances.
Brace yourself for this and a few more TSW pics after the cut!

TSW by Drinkfist
Oh, fine, I won't make you look it up: Nyctohylophobia is the fear of dark, wooded forests. Drinkfist's second shot is exactly why people are nyctohylophobic, for the record. Because creepy.

TSW by Drinkfist
Bolstering today's TSW lineup with a different setting altogether is Massively reader Cylus of the Gunbad cabal on the Huldra server. "This was taken right before my Cabal's first attempt at the last boss in Polaris, Ur-Draug," he says. "Pretty gnarly dude. Very fun fight."

TSW by Cylus
Our final image, also sent in by Cylus, really proves how much a mood can be set with just the right combination of darkness and light. He explains,
This was taken in a dark parking garage for the first Illuminati faction quest. It's pitch black except for some cars and a trust miner's helmet. You have to follow a Templar agent who has somehow caught wind of a secret Illuminati meeting. You then have to fight off filth-covered Humans, shades, and a very large wendigo named The Devourer.
TSW by Cylus
We'll be back to our regularly scheduled, non-launch-related One Shots next week, but we'd still love to see your TSW screenshots! And if you're not playing the newest shiny, we want pics of whatever you are playing. The weirder, the better!

Want to be featured in a future edition of One Shots? Send your favorite MMO screenshots to, 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!

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