Reader Andrew has a poster-worthy screenshot for us today: "Feeling just fabulous in Asheron's Call 2
! Yup, those are the graphics on max. I do have a few more old screenshots, but this is the only one 'set up' with all the graphics on max and with no UI."
Go for it! You're the best around and nobody's ever gonna get you down! I am the man who would fight for your honor! Let's fly into the danger zone!
Any MMO that manages to make me laugh is already well on its way to endearing itself to me. I think reader Joe agrees with me, which is why he sent in the following quirky NPC monologue.
"Humor without breaking immersion is always a great thing in a game and was just another great thing about Tabula Rasa
," he said.
Reader John sent us in this gorgeous screenshot from Guild Wars
, saying, "I still love that game." Even after its sequel has been released, I agree that the original holds up in its art design and beauty.
It's a short but oh-so-sweet column today. Remember that you will be visited by all manner of scary ceiling-crawling ghosts this week if you don't forward this column to five of your friends and submit a favorite screenshot of your own. Seriously, you don't want ghost drool plopping down on your face at 3:30 a.m. It's just gross.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!