Before I ruffle any feathers, let me first clarify what I mean by sharing some research on what “gamer” means.
Basically it’s anyone who plays games, whether it be physical sports or video games. In recent years, the meaning has evolved to include mobile game players, especially playing stategy games.
Now the hardcore players, the OG gamers, would look down on mobile game players saying that it’s not really real-time strategy and blah blah. But well, the world changes. Once we had men who scoffed at the idea of a horseless carriage. Just sayin’.
I’m going to talk about my curious time in the mobile gaming world and what transpired in the world of Avalon.
So now that I’ve pointed that out, if you’re digusted by the idea of mobile gaming you’re free to stop right here and find something else to read, lol. But if you want to know what went on, bear with me.
So it started with my addiction to Game of Thrones and I stumbled upon GOT Conquest, a trial app on Google Play. Thinking I might get exclusive stuff later, I started playing. After 3 days I was as bored as a Nightwalker waiting for Snow and his men to move. All I was doing was upgrading buildings and alliances were unstable. So I wrote review that went like “Bored AF” and went on the search for another game.
Then I stumbled on King of Avalon, which confused me with GOT Conquest, if GOT ripped off KoA or the other way around. They were disturbingly similar but KoA was much more fun. You get to attack monsters, barbarians and even other players.
I discovered my bloodlust in this game. I enjoyed going after monsters and barbs and destroying them. Also it was one of the few times I actually talked to people online on a long period of time.
Are they a bunch of nerds? You may ask.
Yes they totally are. They live and breathe KoA. They schedule attacks. They recruit members. It’s basically an organization. The only other time I’ve met such dedication is with Red Cross volunteers. But they a positive bunch. They look out for you, support you with resources much like a fiercely loyal serfdom.
Overall I am so into the game, though I wouldn’t call myself hardcore. Sometimes I’d be annoyed when someone messages me like, “Where the hell were you when we were under attack?”
And I’ll be, “Um, I have a real job here…”
Sometimes some would go, “Buy this to get the reward faster.”
Well, I have a principle, that if it would not feed you, shelter you, clothe you or make you look pretty, don’t buy. Game monetary units won’t feed me, shelter me, clothe me nor make me pretty, so it’s not really somethinv I’d splurge on.
So am I a gamer now? In the most basic sense, yes, but it’s not turning me hardcore anytime soon. I have the real world to face.