Gamer ProblemsJul 27, 2015 | 2 Votes by Aethyna 8.5 rate Being an avid gamer myself, I have encountered plenty of problems that only gamers will understand. Do read on and see how many of these you can relate to!
Being an avid gamer myself, I have encountered plenty of problems that only gamers, no matter our differences in terms of gender, race or even religion, will understand. Undoubtedly, there are more pressing problems in the world than games (hashtag “first world problems”, duh!), but like everybody else, we, gamers, need to vent and complain to get it out of our systems. Do take note that not every gamer experience these problems, but I’m sure plenty of gamers can relate to at least some of these problems.
Among the top gamer problems, the most common one is having too many games that you want to play, but too little time to do so, or vice versa. When you’re young, you may have all the time in the world - after you’ve finished your homework and revising your studies of course - but you don’t have the cash to buy games (well, at least before Steam, Humble Bundle, GOG.com and such sites exist anyway). However, with plenty perseverance and perhaps of begging or making “deals” with your parents, you might just get that one game you want.
When you’re older and earning a living, you might then have some extra cash to spend on more than one game, but you end up having not enough time to play all of them, particularly when you have to split your time between your family, your friends and for the lucky ones, girlfriend or boyfriend. Not to mention, your wallet will probably be sucked into the digital black hole that is the Steam or GOG Sales as you feel the need to buy –almost- all of the cheap and fun games that are on offer on the site. What’s the point of earning money when you can’t spend it… right? And even if you don’t have the time to actually play any of them, but it’s always nice to know they’re there, just waiting…
Furthermore, for a hardcore MOBA or MMO shooter gamer, the money he or she spends in games and gaming gear are always worth it. For instance, you may have a perfectly serviceable keyboard, but when Razer rolls out its brand new Razer BlackWidow Chroma keyboard, you know, deep down, that you simply must have it. It doesn’t matter if you hardly use any of the programmable buttons or even you only get to play for a few hours a week… the money you spent will always feel like it is well-spent.
It will take all of your will to stop yourself from drooling over all those amazing gaming rigs on your screen. For normal people, they will never understand our need to get the best gaming gear or to keep upgrading our computers and internet bandwidth, so that perhaps one day we can play our games at the awe-inspiring ultra-high resolution with minimal lag and maximum frames-per-second (FPS)!
Another problem that I’m sure most gamers, who often hangs out non-gamer friends, have is that other people just don’t understand your obsession with games. I mean they can relate to being obsessed (“fangirling”) over celebrities, drama series, anime or movie characters, football teams, fast cars etc, but they just can’t wrap their heads around why you, or me, love games so much. Conversations in those groups of friends instantly die when you start talking about video games. It’s not that gamers don’t like their non-gaming friends, it’s just that what we like and what we talk about is so specific that it’s hard to maintain conversation with anybody who’s not a gamer themselves.
Not to mention, as a gamer, you’ve already accepted that you’re playing a dragon-slaying dragonborn, a zombie-murdering adventurer or even an assassin who has a penchant for parkour. But to the non-gamers, they just couldn’t understand the concept of role-playing and as a result you often get told, rather roughly, to get your head out from clouds in the digital world back into real life.
Can you imagine what would it be like if your parents are avid gamers themselves? Well, for starters, your mom would probably be understanding enough to know not to pester you to quit the game for some meagre reason, like chores or lunch, when you’re halfway through a raid or in the middle of a 1-on-1 showdown in an MMO shooter match… that’s for sure!
Well, this sums up some of the most common gamer problems that I believe most gamers will be able to relate. Do you think there are other common gamer problems that only gamers can understand? Leave a comment and let me know. Maybe we could even start an internet support group for our fellow gamers as well! Oh and don’t forget to vote for the article!