Why Did You Start Playing PUBG?
I heard a lot about it, then I saw the GB guys play it and that really sold me.
I've always been a fan of 1 life modes in games, but I hardly register multiplayer games anymore, they just aren't on my radar as much, so between the GB guys showing it, and me seeing that it's a massive scale 1 life mode I was pretty sold.
My group of 15-20 close friends who I generally play multiplayer games with were all playing it at launch (they have also been big into DayZ, H1Z1, Arma, Rust, King of the Kill, etc. in the past), but I never wanted to play any of those games with them because I generally didn't like the pacing nor the ability for other plays to fuck you over just because they decided to when you weren't necessarily looking to fight them. PUBG distilling the experience down into a purely PvP scenario is what sold me on it.
Watching the Murder Island streams sold me on it but I apparently like watching it more than playing it. I've done maybe 10 matches total and regret the purchase.
Have you tried different modes? Personally I can't stand solos and never want to play it again, but I have over 250 hours in duos and squads.
I was exposed to it for months and had seen a good amount of the game from clips by friends and youtube shit. I just eventually got bored of the other games i was playing and gave it a shot. I never gave games like H1Z1 or DayZ a shot because they just look incredibly tedious. PUBG ended up being a decent compromise in game length and arcadey shooting so my eyes didn't just instantly glaze over.
I got into it after the early Murder Island streams. Giant Bomb have this bad habit of getting me to buy games with this whole "I could do better than that!" feeling. Sometimes watching them flail about in a game gets me interested enough in its mechanics to want to try it out.
Sadly, and I should have known this going in, the shooting in PUBG is so out of my wheelhouse that I really hate it after about 40 hours. It doesn't help that the performance and netcode make any close-range encounter a slideshow. I just can't snipe to save my life... not without some kind of aim assist.
I only feel bad about getting into it because I planted the seed in my friend group on it, and now it's all they want to play and I can't stand it, lol.
I knew about it because of GB. I really enjoyed the Murder Island streams. Then I watched some Twitch streamers as well, who were completely owning the playingfield. So I was like; "that looks like fun, I can do that". I was wrong, I get slapped around all the time.
But playing it with friends is still a lot of fun, always good for some laughs.
I wanted to put my hands on it after Giant Bomb and the rest of the Internet fell for it so hard. Picked it up even knowing I always fall off multiplayer games within a few weeks and wouldn't really play it enough to make it worth buying. As expected, I played it a handful of times and haven't touched it since. It was neat to mess around with and I could see what was special about it, but I probably could have spent the $30 on something better.
I think I started hearing about the game from YouTube and social media. Bought it. Played it for about 20 hours in Solo and Duo. Each hour that passed was far worse than the previous ones. Quit the game, asked Valve to have it removed it from my account, never looked back.
I don't think I've ever had such a strong averse reaction to a video game in all my life. The gameplay, the easthetics, the community, the developer... everything about it makes me grind my teeth.
I could not bring myself to mark the first choice. I do not have any favorite streamer, twitcher or so on, that I follow.
I do have the Gb staff who I do value in the main, and the GB users themselves. A number of threads that made me be aware there actually may be an accessible multiplayer game that I may like.
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