After spending over a year in Guild Wars 2
, I can think only that this world has the best plastic surgeons in the business. Every character I encounter is simply pristine, China dolls both men and women alike, with nary a scratch to betray their dangerous professions.
Reader Becca is all for flaunting what she's got: "After my cousin found out I played the game, she asked what my character looked like. Naturally I had to get a good pose. 'Heeeeyyyy!'"
Heeeeyyyy indeed. Welcome to Music Town, may I service you?
It's always a treat when someone with the nickname (I hope) "The Lurker" sends in pictures because I always had a suspicion that we were not alone in the dark of the night. I figured something -- someone -- was out there, deep in the shadows, reading the comments section at Massively but not posting.
Anyway, Mr. The Lurker has sent in this stunning picture from EverQuest II
. "Here's my Deathknight out in the snow, surveying the lands of Frostfell in case the Great Overlord of Freeport should wish to expand his territory. Notes to self: Plate armour conducts cold. And what is that amongst the Northern lights? Flying wingless reindeer? With a sled? This is a weird place."
This may be our first submission from RF Online
, so break out the bubbly while reader Holden gives us the backstory.
"This is my Accretian Phantom," he wrote. "Rest in peace, my lil' murder bot. I thought this picture (and all other pictographic evidence of this character's existence) was lost long ago in an OS reinstall; I found it a couple of weeks back when I was cleaning up an archive folder on my secondary hard drive.
"Looking back over these screenshots the last couple of weeks since I found them has really been heart wrenching. RF Online
was my first MMO, and there has been no other game since where I have developed as deep an emotional connection to a character as this one here."
And now for the part of the column that you couldn't wait to read: our weekly screenshot challenge! This week's challenge is to take a picture of something you hate. Maybe it's a game you hate, a character you hate, a monster you hate, or a dungeon you hate. Access that loathing, take a picture, and send it in along with an explanation why this gets your goat!Want to be featured in a future edition of One Shots? Send your favorite MMO screenshots to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!