What’s your story?
For me I got internet at home in 2008 because I wanted to work on my uni projects at home.
One day on my PS3 I was going through the settings and I stumbled on Network settings. Then I thought to myself, “Hmm… what if I can access the internet on my PS3! Wouldn’t that be great!?” So I hooked it up and it worked! Then I made a Playstation Network account and was surprised that I could now play with people over the internet!
I was overjoyed! I no longer had to go out with the guys at the weekends to find some fun. I could now have all the fun right at home.
I was surprised to find out that I was a complete nub at games too. I used to think that if I could beat my friends at a game then I could beat anyone.
I was the type of person who gamed after school on most evenings and would finish a rpg / action type game and trade it in for another. I hated fighters and shooters or anything that wasn’t fun as a single player game.
It wasn’t until I started playing online that I found out people complete games on the highest difficulty at 100% and people play games that aren’t rpg for more than 70 hours.
I was astonished in shooters that people could see me and kill me from so far away when I can barely see them and they aren’t using a sniper rifle.
And in fighting games I thought normal attacks were useless because they always accidently come out when I want to do a special move lol.
Now… I’m still kinda a nub on most games. I don’t play any action type games and the only rpg I touch now is Final Fantasy. I’m now into competative games and strategy games. I have learned alot from the community and made many new online friends who I speak to way more than my real life friends. Online friends never ask for more than a signature.
I have always wondered how much online gaming I’ve missed. Why did nobody ever tell me about this kind of fun? I didn’t know people lived like this…