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One Shots: A light in the dark


Reader Andrew is quite impressed with the look of Neverwinter, saying that it is visually "amazing!" Without descending into hyperbole, I have to agree. It's a good-looking title with plenty of interesting details if you take the time to stop and smell the corpses.

Corpses? Well, Andrew is standing in the middle of a whole bunch of dead folks here with his spectral flashlight (AA batteries not included). I wouldn't touch that treasure chest if I were you, Andrew. I'm guessing it might be a mimic. Oh no!

As we stumble through the dark, what other visions might we encounter in this week's One Shots?

One Shots A light in the dark
Sometimes readers just want to show off how cool their avatars look. I totally get that; I'm quite vain in making my character as good-looking and accessorized as possible. So prepare to drool with envy as you take in this tall drink of pirate from TERA.

"This is my female Slayer," says reader Myles. "She's only level 23 and already looking amazing. Don't ask me how I got that eye patch. "

Hey Myles. How did you get that eye patch?

One Shots A light in the dark
Instead of showing off his avatar, reader Cristian has a gorgeous-looking shot of his very own starship. Bet that cost a pretty penny to acquire! This right here is the U.S.S. Elivagr-E, a Galaxy-class vessel in Star Trek Online. The Enterprise only wishes it had Elivagr's sense of style and sleek grace, let me tell you.

I always loved how '80s the Galaxy-class starship looks. Who would have thought that a ship created in 1987 would still be this beloved in 2013?

One Shots A light in the dark
Our final screenshot is from the wayback world of EverQuest. Can you contain the thrills and chills from this incredibly spooky picture?

"My primary server was the test server," reader Ben relates. "We'd frequently see SOE developers online testing out new content along with the associated bugs and crashes. Here are a few dancing skeletons in the evil Erudite city of Paineel. There are also good Erudites, but they live in another city."

One Shots A light in the dark
It's time to emerge from the dark into the light of the comments section! What say you about this week's One Shots submissions -- and do you think you can do better? If so, why haven't you emailed in your best pics to us yet?

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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