If you're ever devoid of a screenshot idea to submit to this column, you really can't go wrong with showing off your mount or vehicle, particularly if it's something in the "non-equine" category.
"I got lucky on RIFT
2.8 patch day," reader Bill exclaimed. "I opened a chest and the new mount fell out. So, what does the fox say? 'Sweet!'"
Or he says, "Get off my back; I'm a predator who's now grown to 500% of his normal size and am quite willing to bite your head off!" Either way, it'll be entertaining.
I'm glad that we're starting to see a few screenshots from Destiny
, especially considering that taking screenshots from a console might be a hassle. Is it these days? The last console I had was a PlayStation 2, and taking a screenshot from that involved using a Polaroid camera and the pause button.
"I am sending you a screenshot from the beta on PlayStation 4," reader John said. "Sorry about the UI, as I don't think you can disable it. I just have to say that this game is really, really pretty. Here's my Awoken Titan, wondering about that building off in the distance."
Our last picture is from WildStar
, a game where when spaceships and laser guns are so commonplace, players still go, "Yes, I will swing a sword for fun and profit." Hey, more power to them, but I don't think they're going to win against my rifle at 200 yards. That might get a little demoralizing.
"Leapin' lizards!" reader Wolfyseyes exclaims. "OK, so the Draken are actually dragons, but whatever. Here's my Warrior, Vexxera, about to crash her big 'ol sword into a Mammodin because it looked at her funny. That's a completely legitimate reason for wanton slaughter."
Our screenshot challenge of the week is to explore something underground -- cave, temple, dungeon -- and get a few good pictures and stories out of the trip. You'll thank me later!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!