After many discussions about the ye’s and nay’s of micro-transactions with fellow Editor NightNinja, a sign was made for those instances MTX‘s are just not welcome…at anytime. For example, no one needs to play dress up with the God of War.
Was in the final 10 team Shootout too...
I definitely stopped & dropped during the recent 7.1 Earthquake in Southern California, only it was my character taking cover while I figure out if I should be concerned that the world around me was shaking!
But at the same, it is hard to resist the opportunity to shoot at your opponent while the earth is rumbling around you. The earthquake added a sense of immersion considering the grenades were exploding in the game. Being a native southern Californian we are used to the ground rumbling from time to time. Which helped me to consider what an amazing occurrence the timing of it all in that synchronistic type fashion.
At about the 11 second mark is when it hit, you can see the subtle wiggle in the mouse. After that came the seemingly aimless crawling while figuring “…should I be in a door seal?”, “…is the power gonna stay on?” AND trying to avoid enemy fire!
Fortunately there was no damage in the living world from the quake, but unfortunately myself & my last teammates perished in the game at the same time. Definitely a unique gaming experience this July 5th!
So there I was, all by myself towards the northern edge of Miramar and what did I find? A flare gun! What could go wrong? Well let’s see shall…
Tip Learned: Do Not Shoot Flares Close to Buildings & Walls if Possible
And nope! Not a grenade around...
Recently on steam, the PUBG development team announced they look to ween the public off of it’s dependence on assault rifles. After playing over 200 rounds myself, it would seem to me the main reason why assault rifles are preferred? Stopping power and accuracy. Especially in the case of the AKM where one or two well placed shots can knock down most players.
That being said, the main problem with the balance of the weapons appears to be the wide angle all of the guns randomly fire in. It’s understandable that while on the quest to make a good game and “realistic battle royale” experience to simulate things like wind-age and elevation. However, the game’s mechanics seem to over compensate for realistic conditions. Which gives rise to meme’s like the one to the left. Maybe it just seems random as the server tries to also calculate a faux breathing rate of the player.
If the PUBG development team simply reduced the size of the cone of fire of each weapon, all of them would seem a viable defense option for the majority of PUBG fire fights. As a player who consistently stays in the top .25% of players on the North American server, I would rather take my chances with my fists, than use a shotgun when parachuting into a new map because of this issue. But it is reassuring to know the dev team is looking for solutions!