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One Shots: Sunset over Eorzea


Reader Gordy feels that a new era is dawning on Final Fantasy XIV these days, and as I survey the general excitement over this title, I'd have to agree. Who would have thought it considering how messy this title was two years ago?

"Even with the many, many server issues during the re-launch, it's still a wonder of a game in my opinion," Gordy testifies. "I was mining out in Thanalan, and when I turned around, I realized the sun was setting, and there was a warm comfortable glow over the entire world. I had to grab a screen and add it to the (probably piles) of shots you're getting for the launch of this gorgeous game."

Get the full color version and more for the low, low price of $9.99 if you just call... what? We're not allowed to charge readers for this column? Man, I'm never going to buy myself out of indentured service to Bree now! Oh well, go see it for yourself after the jump.

One Shots Sunset over Eorzea
Ralph the Wonder Llama has a question for you: "Ever wondered what the inside of a god's home looks like?"

Well, yes, but only because I was once invited over to Jeff Daniel's pad for drinks and snooker. Oh wait, in-game? No, I haven't. Please, tell me more, Mr. Wonder Llama.

"In TERA, my little Warrior was sent to the lair of the sleeping god Sikander to make sure he wouldn't wake up all groggy and cranky," he writes. "Long story short, he wasn't as happy to see me as I might have hoped. Luckily I managed to snap this awesome screenshot before everything went kablooey!"

One Shots Sunset over Eorzea
Some of you are actually rising to meet my weekly challenges! Reader Bill heard my call for pop culture references a while back and sent in this interesting observation from RIFT: "The recent Storm Legion area, Dendrome, has its borders patrolled by these Architects who look a lot like the creatures who inhabited the moon in the '60s movie The First Men In The Moon, taken from an old H.G. Wells novel. These creatures spawn all over the border in small groups and march to the nearest border fort to attack and establish a foothold."

Coincidence or inside joke? Either way, it makes one think. Hmm.

One Shots Sunset over Eorzea
Do we have time for one more TERA pic? I think we do because reader Joe has sent us one that will make future news posts relating to the economy that much more eye-popping.

Joe gives us the 412 (that's one number better): "I'm sure it's true in MMOs other than this one, but after running through a dungeon, cavern, or castle, killing enemies, and picking up the odd coins that they drop, when you come to the room that's stacked with some pirate's plunder, you just have to say, 'Hello, I would like to loot all, please!'"

One Shots Sunset over Eorzea
Here's a fun screenshot challenge for you: calendar pin-ups! Pretend that One Shots is making a calendar (and who the heck knows, I could use all revenue streams possible to get away from the Massively "servant" dungeons) and send us in an alluring pin-up for posting.

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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