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What's the deal with Fortnite obsession - horrible game!

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dazz wrote: Well, what's wrong with emulator use for the game?? It's the same, you should try it before commenting....
I certainly have no issues. I am not getting 4K graphics,but that's ok. It's ultra fast, controls are easy and in the 5 days I played it I got to be one of the top 100 in Canada. Unless you like building, while shooting, it by far the better of the 2.
Masses prefer Fortnite because of massive monetanization of the game, celebrities, media, turnaments,etc. From the research I did, it was nicely marketed.
You realize that you got to be "one of the top 100 in Canada" by playing on a PC with mouse/keyboard support on a monitor against a bunch of kids who are playing on their phones, right? That's why I'm commenting about emulating a mobile multiplayer game on a PC... Would you actually pay the $40 to buy the PC version?
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dazz wrote: I believe it's more than that. Sure fun is part of it,but it's more if you dig dipper. Kids who I asked said everyone else plays them so they do it too to be able to fit in and talk with those "everyone else". This is like Kardashians - popular because they are popular... Or iphones... lol
As for NES games and such, I played those over the years on and off for a bit to remember the glory days of 8/16 bit consoles so I am not against those and understand it.
The social aspect also contributes to the how fun a game is. Sometimes, it's fun just to be a part of something that your friends are also doing. It's the whole reason why multiplayer games are so succesful. WoW would be boring as heck without other people to play with / form guilds / raid / etc.

Maybe, as adults, we just don't have that social side of Fortnite and Minecraft... and that's probably why it's not much fun for us.
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M1GOmigs wrote: You realize that you got to be "one of the top 100 in Canada" by playing on a PC with mouse/keyboard support on a monitor against a bunch of kids who are playing on their phones, right? That's why I'm commenting about emulating a mobile multiplayer game on a PC... Would you actually pay the $40 to buy the PC version?
Actually you are wrong here again.
Emulators are playing against emulators and not who play on phones... There's a message when you are logging in stating that. A few who I played with also confirmed that as they were also using various emulators.
I would not pay $40 for this game as it is already free for me. I can see no benefit of paying $40 just so I can use the "official PC version. I also haven't purchased any games ever :)
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M1GOmigs wrote: You realize that you got to be "one of the top 100 in Canada" by playing on a PC with mouse/keyboard support on a monitor against a bunch of kids who are playing on their phones, right? That's why I'm commenting about emulating a mobile multiplayer game on a PC... Would you actually pay the $40 to buy the PC version?
lol the mobile version also fills half or more the lobby with AI bots. This is almost certainly a troll post or literally the most inept person I've ever seen in a gaming forum. I'm assuming troll after his latest post and don't understand why anyone is responding to this seriously. Mods should remove terrible threads like this
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Fortnite is fun. I play it with my kids. Its a simple game but the best part is you all start off equal and have the same chance to find a weapon. It the tier system and challenges that keep it popular. Its also one of the few games you can play on every system.

Fortnite will be remembered as one of the games that changed gaming forever. No other free game as made as much money and changed the industry like it has.
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ReeGee wrote: lol the mobile version also fills half or more the lobby with AI bots. This is almost certainly a troll post or literally the most inept person I've ever seen in a gaming forum. I'm assuming troll after his latest post and don't understand why anyone is responding to this seriously. Mods should remove terrible threads like this
Kid, go play with your toys and let adults talk. When you grow up, you can join intelligent conversations such as this.
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webshark wrote: Fortnite will be remembered as one of the games that changed gaming forever. No other free game as made as much money and changed the industry like it has.
That's another thing I just don't get. I didn't play fortnite for too long to see how and where the money are spent but in PUBG it seems all you get are various costumes and I am amazed at the amount of $$ people spend on all that just so they look pretty to others... I may be missing something. in PUBG I am being given some simple attire but I haven't worn anything and I think I am the only naked person out there running around past certain level
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webshark wrote: Fortnite is fun. I play it with my kids. Its a simple game but the best part is you all start off equal and have the same chance to find a weapon. It the tier system and challenges that keep it popular. Its also one of the few games you can play on every system.

Fortnite will be remembered as one of the games that changed gaming forever. No other free game as made as much money and changed the industry like it has.
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does anybody play the "arena" ? i am stuck at division 6 (back and forth 225 to 235 points) … no "Champion League" for me … lol …
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Well, I heard about Fortnite a while ago but never bothered with it.

Thank you OP for bringing it back to my attention. I downloaded it a few nights ago and played a few games and I rather enjoyed it. The biggest selling point for me was that the game is FREE! My main game genre is MMORPG but I've been burnt out on it from years of playing, starting with Ultima Online.

The game is great if you have 15 minutes to spare here or there, and you don't have to invest ANYTHING to it. Everyone starts out the same, everything you pay for is cosmetics. Kind of reminds me of Left For Dead with a little Minecraft mixed in.

Would I pay for it? I don't think its in the league of the average $50 for a game, but I might throw a few bucks at it if I play the game for more than a few weeks, just to get a character skin since I hate the random ones you get.
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Brother, you ain't alone...I play PUBG on PC with an emulator and run around naked, running over people with a car and not paying a single cent on wazzle dazzle cosmetic craptastic costume crates.
dazz wrote: That's another thing I just don't get. I didn't play fortnite for too long to see how and where the money are spent but in PUBG it seems all you get are various costumes and I am amazed at the amount of $$ people spend on all that just so they look pretty to others... I may be missing something. in PUBG I am being given some simple attire but I haven't worn anything and I think I am the only naked person out there running around past certain level

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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kittypink wrote: Well, I heard about Fortnite a while ago but never bothered with it.

Thank you OP for bringing it back to my attention. I downloaded it a few nights ago and played a few games and I rather enjoyed it. The biggest selling point for me was that the game is FREE! My main game genre is MMORPG but I've been burnt out on it from years of playing, starting with Ultima Online.

The game is great if you have 15 minutes to spare here or there, and you don't have to invest ANYTHING to it. Everyone starts out the same, everything you pay for is cosmetics. Kind of reminds me of Left For Dead with a little Minecraft mixed in.

Would I pay for it? I don't think its in the league of the average $50 for a game, but I might throw a few bucks at it if I play the game for more than a few weeks, just to get a character skin since I hate the random ones you get.
if you finished "challenges" last season you would get a few skins for free this season … also you can collect the "v bucks" but it takes long to get some significant amount …
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I play quite often and enjoy it. Building Itself is a skill you need to develop to be successful at the game and is a mechanic that’s not present in COD or any other game. That in itself keeps me playing the game. (This coming from a 30+ year old :D).
I think the biggest issue with the game right now is matchmaking mechanics. People are so advanced in skill level (building is what makes the skill difference even greater) that it makes it hard for the casual gamer to get into the game and enjoy it. I play often and constantly run into players build at a much higher level. That makes those coming into the game not enjoy it because they are helpless against “bob the builder” elite players.
Btw.. if any1 wants to play feel free to add me :p
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Bakablo1 wrote: I play quite often and enjoy it. Building Itself is a skill you need to develop to be successful at the game and is a mechanic that’s not present in COD or any other game. That in itself keeps me playing the game. (This coming from a 30+ year old :D).
I think the biggest issue with the game right now is matchmaking mechanics. People are so advanced in skill level (building is what makes the skill difference even greater) that it makes it hard for the casual gamer to get into the game and enjoy it. I play often and constantly run into players build at a much higher level. That makes those coming into the game not enjoy it because they are helpless against “bob the builder” elite players.
Btw.. if any1 wants to play feel free to add me :p
agree … I suck at building … but I am good with my axe , let them build high Winking Face
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It's free, after all! Similar to Apex Legends right now, which is actually fun to play tho.
Albeit both are dying slowly and steadily. Other FPS games are going kinda steadily like OW, CSGO, PUBG etc.

The colors and the in-game cosmetics are a huge factor to pull kids and teens into the game.
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KatieAdams wrote: It's free, after all! Similar to Apex Legends right now, which is actually fun to play tho.
Albeit both are dying slowly and steadily. Other FPS games are going kinda steadily like OW, CSGO, PUBG etc.

The colors and the in-game cosmetics are a huge factor to pull kids and teens into the game.
I noticed with PUBG that when you consistently win, they put you on servers/games with a lot of real people. As soon as you lose a couple of times closer to the beginning, the game will have a TON of bots. I suppose they do it to make it easier for people who can't play or not to get players discouraged. I don't like it though :( Way to easy!
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dazz wrote: I noticed with PUBG that when you consistently win, they put you on servers/games with a lot of real people. As soon as you lose a couple of times closer to the beginning, the game will have a TON of bots. I suppose they do it to make it easier for people who can't play or not to get players discouraged. I don't like it though :( Way too easy!
It's the case usually with PUBG Mobile. The PC version does not have bots, as far as I know. I don't think they have added any bots for the PC servers. For Mobile, it is true. Adjusting to Shooter games on Mobile might take some time. Maybe that's why.

But yeah, you will have to grind real hard to win consistently. Learn the spray patterns (easiest in PUBG), know how to position yourself so that you don't get shot from the back, check the airplane path and die consistently (YES!). Don't feel afraid to die. Play to kill and have fun. You'll win gradually once you stop fearing! :D

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