The Soul Crushing Tragedies
Only Gamers Understand
By Matthew Arcilla
If you know the feeling of elation get crushed by the cruel carelessness of others who just don’t understand gaming or ruined by your own excitable incompetence then you’re probably a gamer. There’s just nothing like every cell in your body screaming, “Nooooo…” as everything you love and hold dear gets taken away from you. Here are eight kinds of pain only gamers know.
8. Somebody Deletes Your Save
Videogames are a time consuming past time, and that’s why the gaming gods gave us save files. They let us pick up where we left off between the interruptions of school and work. Unfortunately, save files are also fragile little things and dozens of hours of progress such as potion hoarding, gear grinding and collectible hunting can be lost when your brother decides to format the one memory card you have.
7. Blowing Your Super Ultimate Move
It’s when you’re charged up and ready to go with your super combo, your ultimate move or your single shot heavy weapon that the situation gets really tense. That’s because you’re waiting for the perfect moment to take your shot. Until you blow it, and what should have been a game changer, a winning play and a team saver lands like big wet fart.
6. Achievement Not Unlocked
Completionists know this pain the most. There’s a super rare throphy or an achievement with a high point value you want, so you push yourself to maximum gamer mode: your eyes wide, time slowing and ready to pounce like a tiger. Except of course, you totally miss your goal by one point, or blow your timing and now you’ll have to start all over again.
5. Your Controller Dies
It happens. You’re in the middle of a tense final wave in Horde mode or bringing your A game to the final boss when the batteries run out. Now you’ve let yourself down, you’ve let your team down and let all of humanity down. Of course, you could consider plugging in with a cable, but this is the twenty first century and wired controllers are for savages who still crap in the bushes.