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One Shots: Sweaty navels


As we all well know, the navel -- or "belly button" in layman's parlance -- is the sweatiest organ of the body. So much so, in fact, that the navel must either be exposed to air at all time or be equipped with a specialized "tummy diaper." Here we see reader ThorHal getting it right with his character in TERA.

"I was one to complain when One Shots vanished a while back, now here to contribute!" ThorHal exclaimed. "I was traveling along the roads, exploring and helping the local populace. Transitioning into this beautiful place called Heartwood left me stunned. This game keeps impressing me with its art, be it dry deserts, lush forests, or this magical place."

Despite what you might assume, this week's collection of player-submitted screenshots isn't just about our "tickle dimples." It's a treat for the eyes and a balm for the soul, all after the jump!

Is this a shot from the original Star Trek series? Boy, Gene Roddenberry wishes! It's certainly an awesome recreation in Star Trek Online, all from the sharp eye of reader Sean.

"They pulled her out of mothballs because that's all Starfleet could manage," he said. "And it turns out it was for the best because we found a time machine, all right!"

You can keep your fancy mainstream MMOs; reader Trevor is perfectly content to go down the road less traveled (at least in this hemisphere) with Perfect World International.

Trevor set the scene for us: "I decided to climb a mountain in the game and caught the sun just as it was rising. I just love the day/night cycle in this game!"

The light! It burns! The goggles do nothing against the mighty power of the lens flare!

While I have never been that crazy about adding flying mounts in any non-superhero MMO, I have to admit that they do open up the opportunity to take really awesome pictures of well-crafted landscapes. Reader Brian took to the skies for this shot of World of Warcraft.

"All the symbols on the ground in this area of Nagrand looked kinda cool, so I figured I'd fly up as high as I could go and get a shot of the whole area," Brian reported.

This week's screenshot challenge is to see if you can capture a really cool spell or lighting effect. You'll need to be quick on the screenshot key to catch it at just the right time, however! Do you think you're up to the task?

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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