Okay, It’s been long since I wrote anything in this space, and I have identified the cause of that (No surprises that I found something for the blame!). It is PUBG, for those living under a shell without any internet connection and limited space in their mobile phones, PUBG is an online multiplayer battle royale game that is available on almost every platform that one can use for the purpose of gaming. For all you stone age creatures who are finding the name of the game amusing, its an acronym for Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds hence P.U.B.G. and its pronounced as Pub-ji.
Now not to brag, but yours sincerely here is a Diamond class player (they have various categories, one starts from level Bronze 5) with many a achievements under his belt. Your humble ram is in the top 20% of the playing population of PUBG but there’s still a lot of scope for improvement (well yeah being down to earth is the key here). Not just that, but by finishing various missions, I have waltzed into the the Royal Pass rank of 42 last time I checked, which again might sound idiotic to you but is actually a “PRETTY BIG DEAL”. So, by looking at my accomplishments and credentials you must have judged and estimated the time, sleep and other worldly sacrifices that I must have made in order to achieve this level of success. Pshh, its nothing!
Well I like the game and like scores of other players I too feel good killing other bots (they also have bots playing this game who are just so dumb, lol) or actual players on the game. But deep down, I just want to show you how I feel:
Well, yeah not exactly as cool as this donkey looks while trying to figure out how to ride a bike, but something on the same lines. BTW (by the way – why do I write acronyms if I have to explain everything to you!!!), donkey is one such animal that I regard very highly and hold them in a very high pedestal as they are loyal, obedient, cute in their own way and look like miniature horses (I’ll dedicate one post to donkeys, don’t worry we’ll discuss this amazing creature later). So this picture is not to be made fun of. Actually you know what? This picture might have complicated my stand more than asserting it by the sheer badassery (that the donkey is showcasing by trying to commandeer a bike) & cuteness overload at the same time. But anyways what I was trying to imply was, I feel like the defeated one in reality, even though I’m good at the game. That feeling of wasting away your precious hours no matter what part of the day it is, is just too much sometimes.
This game has changed the online gaming scene completely, be it in India, Malaysia, The United States, Brazil, Australia, China and the majority of the globe barring some European nations. It has the key elements which comes into play for making a game totally addictive. Like violence, violence and some more violence. I never gave this aspect of the game much of a thought until now. It actually has players looting houses in search of their desired guns, ammunition, bullet-proof vests, helmets, grenades and many more things which before this game only people who had any business with arms would have known. But now even a 8-9 year old might just recommend you to go for the AKM gun over a Thompson sub-machine gun! The players are encouraged to shoot at the opponent’s temple for a quick kill or throw a ‘molotov cocktail’ over a them to burn him/her to death. These are just some of the grossest examples that I could think of.
I’m not against gaming and especially such games, as these kind of games were existing in the past as well in the form of Contra and Counter Strike. There were games like Street Fighter as well in which you had to kick the hell out of your opponents to win a game. Violence had always been the driving force for selling games and they would be in future as well. But what I was bickering all this time was about why do they have to be so damn realistic, which makes a person to forget to update his own blog from time to time? I have straight up shamelessly blamed this game and its realistic graphics for my inability to write more and I have realized that this has to stop. Well, if I would have been in my home my mother would have confiscated my mobile phone for playing this game till late hours of the night and I can imagine the exact words that would come out of mama ram’s mouth.
PUBG! You are the worst (read as best) and I condemn you for being a game so good. I solemnly swear that my bleatings from now on would be much more frequent, I will be truthful to all of you (5-6 readers who don’t even like the posts, I mean who does that? Or who doesn’t do that? You figure it out) and PUBG is not the reason why I have cut this post short by good 600 words. Later guys, later.
Ps. I feel guilty about lying to you…Just after writing that I’ll be truthful, I lied that this post was not cut short because of PUBG…Well, actually my friends called over and its PUBG’o clock already! But the moral of the story is “Don’t judge”. Bye.