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One Shots: Soggy beginnings


Dungeons and Dragons Online newcomers and veterans alike are quite familiar with the waterlogged Sahuagin and all of their wacky antics. Basically think "level 1 mermaids from hell" and you're right with the rest of us. It's a good thing that the game doesn't have smell-o-vision because the tutorial would be reeking of a fishery, that's all I'm saying.

Reader Sharvis photographed his initial journey through the game and delivered this familiar image of an odd cellar. "Oh great, the Wavecrest Tavern's basement has flooded," he writes. "And who let the Sahuagin in? They're making everything look tacky again!"

We'll get the sump pump working while you check out the rest of today's player-submitted screenshots!

One Shots Soggy beginnings
RIFT's new housing system has provided a massive creative outlet for the interior (and exterior) designers amongst us. Reader Dave is one of these and gives to us his masterpiece.

"Here is a screenshot of my dimension 'Llama Island' on the Faeblight server. It's a house that I built from scratch using the scaleable items you can buy and acquire in the game world. I've literally spent days of my life on this new housing stuff! Enjoy!"

I can attest to just how much time can be spent to make these dimensions look this good, so I'm applauding Dave's efforts here.

One Shots Soggy beginnings
Speaking of housing, reader Danielle gives us this three-story wonder. It may look like a dollhouse in abstract, but it's actually a cutaway to memories of a time now gone.

Danielle explains: "I've played MMOs since the days of Ultima Online, raided with guilds, and everything in between. Glitch was by far the most social game I ever played. Here's a few strangers gathering for a party in my house as we traveled together to earn achievements."

One Shots Soggy beginnings
Our final One Shot for the day is from reader Jamion, who's all cool and collected on top of a Liberator Starfighter in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Looking at this gives me an idea: a One Shots calendar. What do you say all? Could we get enough studs and studettes splayed across in-game vehicles to make it work?

One Shots Soggy beginnings
It's the end of this week's column and that is a tragedy: It is the longest period of time before you get to read a new One Shots. What you can do to console yourself in the interim is to make your own screenshots and then send them my way with crisply folded $100 bribes. Not that we at Massively condone bribery in any form, wink wink, nudge nudge.

Man, my editor is so going to take that last paragraph out. Nice knowing you, folks!

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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