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Conventional wisdom holds that snow zones in games and movies make for a featureless, monochrome eyesore that bores onlookers, and yet both Star Wars Galaxies and Star Wars: The Old Republic couldn't resist the allure of Hoth. Today's One Shots from reader Brooks reveals his character resting above an imposing crevasse on the notorious ice planet as depicted in SWTOR:
Surrounded by the harsh beauty of ice and stone, Jedi Knight Omiko Kell takes a meditative moment to reflect on the weight of her responsibility to the native people and Republic forces struggling for freedom and survival on the desolate and unforgiving planet of Hoth. Does she sway from her primary mission set forth by her Order and help others, or will she let them stand alone in their fight against the Empire, pirates, and mercenaries while she focuses on her Masters' directive?
Whichever one gives you the most legacy points, of course. Brooks' full screenshot and a few others are beyond the cut!

SWTOR by Brooks
You'd be forgiven for thinking this next shot from contributor Jeromai is from The Secret World, but in fact, it's from City of Heroes. "This is the start of one of the new Dark Astoria maps, if I'm not misremembering things," he tells us. "It looks gorgeously spooky and somewhat reminiscent of Skyrim's Thieves Guild's secret entrance."

CoH - Jeromai
Runic Games has been in the news this week, having scuffled with a Chinese MMO studio that allegedly yoinked assets from Torchlight. James' screenshot from the Torchlight 2 beta is timely. "Love the Goonies references!" he says, and so do we.

Torchlight 2 by James
Finally, first-time One-Shotter (I think?) Bramendor submitted this TERA image and promptly broke the site's cute meter. He wrote, "This is my Popori, Perth, and his trusted mount. Every priest should be so lucky to have a such a regal lion. I'm proud of the pride they formed."

TERA by Bramendor
This weekend's our last in Guild Wars 2 until launch... why not send along a few shots from some of the newly available Asura and Sylvari zones?

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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