"Notice the faint quest marker above the head of the lady suspended by chains and hooks. If I remember correctly, this was taken in some quest hub full of mutant masochists. Even though it was just in a game, it still felt odd," wrote Zulika.
Odd in most situations, true, but for MMO players it's just the latest in a long calvacade of weirdness that we witness every day. Let's get this parade going!
"Way back in the summer of 2005, after much careful consideration, I finally decided to give a new online game called Guild Wars a try," Ralph wrote. "Attached is the eleventh screenshot I ever took in the game. It's a view down into the surprisingly beautiful catacombs that run beneath the Barradin Estate in pre-searing Ascalon. My newly minted Warrior/Ranger is sporting the collector set armor minus the helmet because back in my day we didn't have a collector set helmet. Back in my day we used to fight the entire length and breadth of pre-searing Ascalon without a collector set helmet... up hill... in both directions! And we LIKED IT!"
Well, reader Derrick certainly seems to appreciate it: "Mabinogi is holding a fishing event where you can fish up jewels and potions with special bait. I returned to the Human starter town and decided to fish under the nice looking sky considering the game's age."
It doesn't seem quite fair that I don't have access to giant walking tanks in real life, but characters in a fantasy setting that still uses swords and bird-based transportation do. Well, I guess there's nothing to do about it other than to seethe quietly. Commence seething in three... two... one...
Want to be featured in a future edition of One Shots? Send your favorite MMO screenshots to email@example.com, 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!