One Shots: Jolly pumpkins

Justin Olivetti
J. Olivetti|11.02.14

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One Shots: Jolly pumpkins
Halloween may be over, but its spirit remains alive in MMOs! Alive, that is, as long as there are spooky locales to explore and a population that's more than willing to dress up in costume and face down the terrors that slip between the shadows.

Our friend David here may be taking Halloween at face value in World of Warcraft, but can you really blame him? He and his demonic minion look to be having a heck of a time. Plus, there's a whole-hearted embrace of a pumpkin motif that will be all but extict come December. Enjoy it while it lasts!

The rest of this week's player-submitted screenshots may not be creepy in the least, but they do all share the same jolly attitude that exists in this moment. In a world that brought back One Shots, really anything is possible!

So here's a screenshot sent in last, erm, February, showing you that while pictures may get buried, sooner or later they'll get their day in the sun! And after that it's right back into the punishment box. It knows what it did.

"Hi, my name is Luke," wrote Luke, "and the game is Guild Wars 2. I was on my way to get my world vs. world badges from the jumping puzzle when I was struck by how nice the Dragonbrand keep off in the distance looked. I decided to grab this screenshot and wave for the denizens of the internet!"

"Here is a picture of my buddy (who also happens to be a pretty famous heroine) sitting in front of an old man... in a fireplace in The Secret World," submitted reader Salo.

Because only on Massively are you going to see Lara Croft roasting her buttocks in front of a 3,000-year-old man. Well, at least today.

I'm starting to feel a little saddened that there are fewer and fewer remaining City of Heroes screenshots out there. I do hope that we'll continue to see them trickle into the submission inbox, along with all of the other sunsetted titles out there. It would be a shame if we never got to see the chunky hand-claws of justice again.

Reader Ben gives us this look at the past: "Here is a Blaster fending off a couple Supa Trolls from a Troll Rave zone event in Skyway."

Speaking of long-dead MMOs, our screenshot challenge this week is to dig around on your computer(s) and find some of the oldest pictures you have lying around. Of MMOs, please, I have no desire to see your previous cats doing amusing tricks. So send those old screenshots in and see if you can't dredge up a memory or two to go with them!

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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