Seriousness

Co-ordination is key.

I recently attempted to play some more of the Elder Scrolls Online on one of my older characters, a vampire nightblade tank who focused on getting the attention of enemies and draining their health. It’s an incredibly fun character and I particularly love my role when it comes to dungeons.

In ESO dungeons basically serve as seperate small challenges that you play with three other players as you defeat bosses and get their loot. It’s great fun and functions as a type of small raid, however I soon found myself turning off the game as I realised just how serious some people were. Because we were not able to kill things as quickly as possible it ended up that one of our party would simply leave as they considered this dungeon run a “Waste of their time”.

It broke my heart, especially considering that the ‘replacement’ system to find us a new healer or a new DPS is terrible and never works. It meant that our fun dungeon romp was cut short due to some person who took the game way too seriously spoiling the fun for everyone else. Video Games are ultimately meant to entertain us and while I do understand taking some games seriously (I am an avid roleplayer when it comes to single player RPGs) when it comes at the expense of ruining the experience for other people I feel as though you are losing the point of playing a game, especially when co-ordinating with other people.

Maybe I’m just salty that people don’t want to play with me, but I would like to hear from you if you have experienced something like this. If you have feel free to let me know in the comments! That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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