I'm Doomed: I have discover the videogame Fortnite, and I am hooked

in game •  5 months ago



My grandson Nathaneil (@naru-celier) showed me the video game Fortnite (actually Fortnite Battle Royale) several months ago, but I was not impressed at the time.
Then, recently I learned about professional gamers steaming on Twitch every day several hours of playing Fortnite and making a lot of money from subscriptions and donations.

The best known of these professional gamers is Tyler Blevins, 27 years old, operating under the username Ninja. Reportedly, he has an income of half a million US dollars a month.
His twitch streaming is:

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Fortnite Battle Royale was created by Epic Games, and like most of successful ventures on the Internet is a follow up on another game: Fortnite.

A game on Fortnite Battle Royale lasts a maximum of 30 minutes and involves a maximum of 100 players. It is not a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). In a MMORPG, several hundred thousands of players must be coordinated. In Fortnite Battle Royale, even if there are a hundred thousand simultaneous players, they all played in different games with a maximum of 100 players. It is much easier to coordinate 100 players than 100,000.

Fortnite Battle Royale is a free game where you can buy cosmetic improvements such as the appearance of your avatar ("skin"). However, you don't need to buy anything to play the game successfully.


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So, I gave it another try after watching a few hours of Ninja streaming on Twitch. I downloaded the game and start playing several hours a day (remember that I am fully retired, so I am free to play whenever I want).

Most players are very aggressive and are looking for fights. The result is that often after 3 minutes of play more that 50% of the players have been eliminated.
My way of playing is to survive as long as possible and to stay hidden if possible until the end. I have been quite successful at this, and several times I have been the last player killed.

I have not yet kill anybody, but I am now at level 25, out of a maximum of 100 levels. Nathaneil is at level 60.

Yesterday night, I played my first game with Nathaneil and one of his friend (who could not believe they were playing with his "French grandpa"). Of course, I died before the end, but our team won the game! It was a first for me.

Anyway, I am hooked on this game, but not so much that I want to play all day. So, I am not really doomed.



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A good idea is possible, but in battle royale, the map used initially is quite large. But as the game progresses, the maps are then deliberately scaled down to make the surviving players keep moving closer to each other. This situation will eventually force you to survive, trying to eliminate other players.
Thanks for information sir @vcelier

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This situation will eventually force you to survive, trying to eliminate other players.

With my way of playing, trying to survive as long as possible by staying hidden, when I am discovered, it is usually by experimented players and I have no chance to eliminate them. I have never been able to kill anybody.

Damn, if you play it too, I feel like the peer pressure growing and i'll have no way but to play it as well :D Sounds like so addictive that I would have to say goodbye to Steemit! haha

Anyway, I am hooked on this game, but not so much that I want to play all day. So, I am not really doomed.

You're in denial 8-).

Well, no harm there as long as you are having fun.

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You're in denial

Not really, I know what it is to be addicted to a video game. Several years ago, I was playing an MMORPG for 7 to 10 hours a day, while working full time at home. My work was badly impacted by this.

This time, I am not in the same situation. For the MMORPG, when you are not playing, there are things that happen that might impact your game play. This is not the case for Fortnite.

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I hear you. I still have a character on World of Warcraft that owns a guild, but I haven't played in years.

I assume you don't want me to give you that character? 8-)

BTW it is very hard to deny being in denial; it means you're in denial. Just kidding.

I play on ps4 , let’s start the systems :-)

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That's awesome man..

Avoiding recognition is an interesting strategy, I look forward to learning how far that will take you. Did you also design your avatar to help you fade into the background?

haha. epic! you gotta be like the coolest granpa ever! I've tried Fortnite a coupla times too and incidentally my strategy isn't so different from yours--hide as long as possible. soon I'll be going for the kills though.

oh and quick question, i see there's no more ADSactly steem shorts on the ADSactly page, I wonder has it been suspended or cancelled?

Cheers,
Ras.