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One Shots: Set yourself free


This week's One Shots honors Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, which quietly went free-to-play a few days early. Massively reader John sent in our featured image with this note:
I'm sure that many of your pictures will be of Vanguard, but here's an awesome one overlooking the Qalian sunset. It captures the beauty of a massive, open world that's devoid of linear levelling or closed instances. Just looking at this picture reminds me of the possibilities. Do I gather a group for a trip to the Coterie, perched upon a distant mountain? Do I sail down endless rivers or fly above vast plains? The choice is mine. Vanguard's motto is "Set yourself free," and this picture proves it.
Do you go beyond the break to drool over John's screenshot and a few others? That choice is also yours!

Vanguard - John
This Star Wars: The Old Republic screenshot submitted by Solwolfe arrived in my inbox subtitled "A Beautiful Place for Violence," which would be worth the shout-out even if the picture weren't cool. Solwolfe shows off his Imperial Agent Sniper and his awesome fembot, SCORPIO, on Voss. "I thought it was very pretty," he wrote us, "and a very welcome change of scenery from snow, desert, and city streets. I've always preferred the bright plains and forest areas in games. It makes for a very relaxing depopulation session."

SWTOR by Solwolfe
Massively contributor Leandra mailed along today's final screenshot, a The Secret World pic in which she and her traveling companion are playing with fire. She joked, "Not to be outdone by my partner's natural ability to throw fire around, I pulled out a flamethrower. We killed possessed golems together in the scrapyard under the light of the full moon. So romantic!"

TSW by Leandra
That's it for this week, but I have a special request: If you've got any screenshots of soon-to-be-sunsetted Zentia, send them One Shots' way for possible inclusion next week.

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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