While it’s possible that I can drag this on this season, it’s clear that this isn’t going to be anything big. Now what? There are four options:
- Dragging it on, hoping that something out of my control changes (wishing and hoping strategy). The game can be patched to make high ranking valuable. For example if a soulbound version of the $150 skirt would be given out for free to everyone in the top 1% at the end of the season, many people would want it.
- Switching to solo. This would eliminate my problem about partners, but has very little chance to be any relevant. After all, I was top 100 already solo and nobody cared. Duos and squads are more interesting because that’s the format played by the “big boys”
- Switching to another battle royale game
- Switching to a non-battle royale game
#2 is just stupid. #1 doesn’t need playing at all. I can return PUBG after the game is changed. #4 is something I’ve desperately tried since I had to leave EVE. None of the games – besides PUBG – was really interesting to me. I will write some new games on the horizon, but all of them look long shots.
This leaves me with “other battle royale” games. The most successful if Fortnite. But it doesn’t even has ranking system and it’s free, which always give me a cringe. Nothing is free, if you aren’t paying, you are being sold. There is H1Z1 which was where the PUBG lead dev came from (and would have stayed if the game would have potential). I’ve heard that Rainbow Six *may* have a BR mode, but I have to research.
I realize that this post isn’t really valuable. It’s mostly here asking for feedback. If you played other BR games (or know of a good non-BR game), please let me know.