People like me did, but we just didn’t really feel like playing another round of Call of Duty. Nothing personal. And when we went home, we played games by ourselves maybe — maybe another craze had us, like the MMORPG (which I’d rather not play than an RPG, but at the very least, it was a craze understanding of its niche nature, not expecting every game to mold into its fucked off value of how a game should be). But either way, the grand finale here is that now your games are being affected by the more popular things growing as people are finally bored of Call of Duty, after a lot longer of time than I was bored of it to say the least.
PUBG, which I’ve gone thus far without mentioning, is a game that caries the hopes of your utter boredom with Call of Duty and all games likes it into the new genre archetype of Battle Royale, which unfortunately for that hope, it is finding itself the poorly operational project that it is (a better idea than a game, really) of a game that was released broken, is updated with broken fixes, and in the next week or two after being fixed will be broken again. I’m sure whatever you might have to say contesting this is not very confident, since it’s obviously true to anyone who is familiar with how for all its attempts at realism, it hits some fucked up buggy shit that makes no sense as precision competitive gaming is bugging out in little ways that make random determinations in Fortnite look pretty calculated, as your war cry is, “What the fuck is this bullshit” because you’re part of one of gaming’s newer subcultures.
Yes, you’re a tryhard, and that mean that the leader boards and the wins and the losses that you count up… are emotionally effecting you like the way a sport affects an athlete who plays it, or maybe just a person who likes to watch it. The fucked up things about it are accepted, like the calls a ref makes, but the thing is a of the magnitude that a person concerned with almost definitely is having delusions about it if they are really worked up. Like, the degree to which you’re upset by a call made by a ref or a proc in a game that results in your loss, directly correlates to how likely it is that whatever you have to say about that is fucking crazy and not even close to that big of deal. You rarely scream “This is Bullshit” with a rational detailing of the logic. It’s definitely very likely to sound like something that is very like crying, entitled, poor sportsmanship that blows up its own importance so big that it can’t even see it.
And if you’re that invested in the game, it becomes difficult to play PUBG, doesn’t it? You can scream about the ref calls over and over and over, but if you’re sensible, you’re probably doing what a lot of people are doing — they’re not playing PUBG anymore, not until a new update, which they find is a temporary solution to issues that are only some of the many. And yep, I know that a lot of you enjoy the shit out of PUBG and are especially mad at Fortnite for the shift its going to create as all these Battle Royale games start coming out that are dareisay cartoony from the looks of the alphas I’ve seen. And, you may not have your own aesthetic destroyed entirely, but… you’re going to have to watch as everyone quits playing your game to play what for now is Fortnite, and now you get to play the niche dying genre as I’m having fun with Fortnite and and am not even concerned with the “state of gaming” (DrDisRespect) and how games not exactly like your one genre specific FPS game has all been forced to share space with games of characteristic things that are while still fundamentally shooting games, ever not the sorts of games that you would even be willing to entertain the idea of as anything but inferior games of an unwelcome different characteristic than the ones ordained in the era of the PS3.
And yeah, I guess it is just another game that everyone is playing, and if you don’t like it, it’s kind of disconnecting, but take heart. It will transform into some new again. Maybe next round you’ll have coped with your losses and genuinely enjoy the newer spirit of the times.
That’s where I find myself with Fortnite, which I fell into originally as spectator, since as I said… having never been very into a game with a competitive nature online where a very serious competition will ensue as everyone playing it is connected with all the very serious players. So, even after watching a lot of games and starting to understand a lot of the rules like someone when they first start watching basketball or football become familiar with the terms used and the rules applied and etc. I like the damned game. I watch it similarly to watching Basketball. I casually enjoy it enough to watch it, if I’m not exactly a fanatic. I can name some of the best players and have favorites. I can talk about which thing which player is good at, and etc. etc. But verily let’s not forget, I still and possibly always will suck at the game. At its core, its very like your games. And I never really could want to play the mothers. So I get it. You don’t want to play Fortnite. But guess what. I’m going to be out here talking about it, and too bad so sad, so is everyone else. So, if you’re not going to play it with us, I get it.
But you really should.
You see, it’s by virtue of a less “realistic” game that you have seen other most popular games in the world arise. League of Legends, which is the bigger esport game than your FPS games from last gen could have ever been, because being the grossly graphical emphasis on expensive to make Triple A titles that not everyone has access to are never going to become an esport the way a game you can play like soccer is played all over the world — by anyone with an amount of space and an object to use as a bloody ball — can easily play and enjoy watching, at varied skill levels, all the way up to the very best. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and that fact is why.
Like League, Fortnite’s business model is free to play, without having need to be cheat out money like a shitty app, because they are so popular that they are hugely profitable, result in continued development, get exposure as people have to see what it’s about (after all, it’s free); which, brings me to the other thing.
The people who made Fortnite intended for Fortnite to be at least two things that no the game isn’t. It was to be a tower defense and building game and it has a single player mode, which like most people, I cannot tell you the first thing about. All I know is that at whatever point in development, they made a Battle Royale mode which oddly had mechanics in it for an utterly unexpected style of gaming — the collecting of materials, for use in the instant conjuration of ramps, walkways, walls roof, flooring, that could be instantly used in defense against a firefight.
So, possibly without intention, a free to play game unlike any seen previously comes about with a different approach to the whole game just based on that aspect alone. You can’t be the very best on the basis of you’re a marksman sniper who peaks at the right times or whatever. No, you have to figure out what to do about the walls that just fly up into elaborate complexes of omni-directional platforms and block, protect, route, juke, and win out the game with a set of tactics that are — yes, they are supremely unrealistic, but in the process make for a game that is about being a good game, not about realistically being your gun murder fantasy. No judgement, I’m just saying. That’s what you got, can’t even watch some damned cartoons and shit.
And not to generalize people who like them, because it’s not your individual fault exactly, for your tastes in a thing. But… your criticism of other things that people like as if it’s not a legitimate thing to like, and it’s less than what you’re into because of x,y,z.
I shouldn’t have to be writing this huge manifesto on how all the people bitching about Fortnite are all full of shit. You don’t have to want to play it, but it’s a great game that is achieving success against the odds because it’s a well done game that is more unique than half of the games you’d drool over, and its blowing up into what it is because it’s got the makings of an esport that people will watch…
And, let’s have a look, shall we? In case you missed it, it’s not an accident… And its old news thats been this way long enough for everyone to be talking.
I think it’s a cool game and all, and it’s fun to watch I think more than actually play for me, because I suck at it but I like the idea of getting good.
But at the same time… it’s not the only game I’m playing or anything. It’s the only online multiplayer shooter game I’m playing… because it’s the best one. 😛