Gone are the days where a game was considered as a mere means of relaxation or entertainment. Today it has progressed unparalleled to the major religions of the world, with a huge global fan – following base. In addition gaming and cosplay conventions, these games have now advanced to offer regular sequels, different gaming platforms and UI’s.
But to become a glorified gamer and join any of the gaming fandoms, you must understand and accept the commandments of the gaming world, unconditionally. Whether it is the latest PC games or console ones, here are a few gaming commandments you need to take into consideration in order to usher in the new era of gaming peace and prosperity.
Thou shalt be careful of your plugs and wires: As a gamer or spectator, thou shalt keep an eye on all plugs and errant cables. Avoid stepping or tripping over these elements as they will not only be connected to the system, they will also disrupt any game in progress. They can even lead to the destruction of gaming equipment, which is nothing short of any gamer’s worst nightmare. Case in example, the Red Ring of Death commonly found in Xbox consoles.
Thou shalt not save over another’s game: Be it video games or even Android games, you never ever save over another’s gaming profile. Gamers have known to spend blood, sweat and tears completing quests, side quests and acquiring rare and legendary weapons and items. A simple save over another profile instead of a new one leads to nothing but a callous and cruel heartbreak for any gamer.
Thou shalt stop a playing session at the ‘next’ checkpoint: Once you start any game, especially the latest PC games or console ones, it would be hard to stop playing it. The only acceptable step in this place is to stop playing at the next checkpoint. Should you reach the aforementioned checkpoint, you should stick to that checkpoint only, and not the next one.
Thou shalt keep away all distractions while gaming: Whether it is PC video games or even Android games a distraction will cost not only your concentration but also your virtual character’s life. Put your mobile on silent, keep handy food and drinks within an arm’s reach and plug in your headphones.
Thou shalt go rogue at least once: After all, all rules are meant to be broken at least once. This however, is mostly applicable in certain cases, such as multiplayer games where your teammates are nothing short of annoying ‘noobs ‘. Slice and dice all of them so that they know they can’t take your patience for granted. However, you do risk getting banned, so do be careful.
Last but not the least, thou shalt not cheat… blatantly: Every gamer uses cheats, at some point in their lives. However, stick to your PC or console games, and never ever cheat during online gaming sessions, least you are ready to be banned for life or live with the shame of being caught.
by Uday Kher