Our first non-posterior shot is from reader Jake, who braved the heart of a volcano for this vista: "Here's a picture of my Dracolyte in Trove after having finished a really cool dungeon that took me down into the depths of a volcano. After a while, you start to see similar dungeon types repeated, but this was a new one for me. I kept expecting to see a conflicted hobbit contemplating a ring as I descended the volcano, but alas, nothing but lava beetles and an ember dragon."
What will we find when we descend into the rest of our player-submitted screenshots for this week? Hopefully more than lava beetles!
"This is my Algos in EVE," Dr. Klingon said. "She's a predatory beauty, like a cougar in the briar patch. Watch out for her because her drones will make your day that much worse!"
"My game is Landmark," reader Alex wrote. "This is a shot of dual ruins in a cavern that has some bugged daylight which actually makes it look rather cool. I am perched ready to lay waste on what is below."
Get her, Ray!
"There were holiday themed events, and of course the annual gift basket from the developers, but I wanted to do something for players on Christmas Day. Here I'm logged in as my crafter and surrounded by stacks of repair contracts. These are objects you can take to a shop and use them to repair gear that is damaged rather than finding a crafter to repair it for you manually. Everyone needs repairs at some point, so I decided to spend the day papering New Haven with the contracts.
"I stood in the main square before the bank from noon until about 5:00 p.m., creating repair contracts for different crafting disciplines and stacking them around the square. Many people came by to take a few, and I even got to make a custom suit of armor for one new player. As stacks of contracts were taken, I'd quickly craft more and set them out. It was a very enjoyable day, and lots of people were glad to be able to stockpile some extra repairs for a rainy day!" she wrote.
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!