One Shots: It came from the comments section!

In addition to sending in your favorite MMO screenshots to, some of you have taken to the comments section in these columns to share your pictures and stories as well. That's totally fine with me, by the way, as long as the email submissions continue as well! However, today I'd like to call attention to a few of these comments section shots and give them a little more attention up above the line.

Our first entry is from commenter Ausj3w3l, and I have to admit that it made me laugh. I think it's something about the way that this character is standing. Fat and proud, just like Mother Nature intended! "Most of the armours in TERA are completely over the top but fabulous, but eh... nothing beats the fuzzball in swim pants," she posted.

The fun doesn't stop here! We've still got three more smashing pics to go!

While commenter Zulika_Mi-Nam didn't explicitly identify this photo, I had a hunch that it was Vanguard -- a hunch that was backed up with the help of my colleagues. It depicts the sad end of a giant tree monster and a clue as to why he became the raging entity that flattened three villages before being felled.

"No wonder this Ent guy was so mad," Zulika said. "If a human carved something in my back, I would try to kill them all too."

"Here's my Sith Assassin in SWTOR, I loooove this armor!" commenter Xephyr exclaimed.

You know what? I am so jealous right now. So so jealous. You look like a million space bucks and you know it.

I won't pretend that I even have a clue what's going on in this World of Warcraft pic from David101. I wasn't really part of the Panda Generation (GenDas, as they're called). I just have to remember that somewhere, someone is deadly serious about lore involving sentient pandas and flying Chinese dragons.

"Here is my first Cloud Serpent," David101 said. "The tree petals snowing was a nice effect. And Pandaren are so polite! In comparison, the Goblin trike vendors take your gold with barely a sniff of recognition. And this cloud serpent was free after a labor of raising from a hatchling -- even better, gold saved. I did buy a few more cloud serpents later on."

Since we're now in the thick of the holiday season, you can probably guess what pics I want to see flooding into the One Shots inbox. Give me them jingle bell jollies, dagnabbit!

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!