Gone are the days when a game was considered as a mere means of relaxation or entertainment. Today it has progressed unparalleled to the world’s major religions, with a large global fan base. In addition to gaming and cosplay conventions, these games have now advanced to offer regular sequels, different gameplay platforms, and UIs.
But in order to become a glorified gamer and join any of the gaming fans, you need to understand and accept the commandments of the gaming world, unconditionally. Whether it’s the latest PC or console games, here are some gaming commandments to keep in mind to usher in the new era of peace and prosperity in gaming.
You should be careful with your plugs and cables: As a player or spectator, you need to keep an eye on all errant plugs and wires. Avoid stepping or tripping on these items, as they will not only be connected to the system, but will also interrupt any game in progress. They can even lead to the destruction of gaming equipment, which is nothing short of any gamer’s worst nightmare. For example, the Red Ring of Death commonly found on Xbox consoles.
You shall not save on another’s game: Be it video games or even Android games, you never save over someone else’s game profile. Players have been known to spend blood, sweat, and tears completing quests, side quests, and acquiring rare and legendary weapons and items. A simple save over another profile instead of a new one leads to nothing but heartless and callous heartbreak for any player.
You must stop a game session at the ‘next’ checkpoint: Once you launch any game, especially the latest PC or console games, it would be hard to stop playing it. The only acceptable step at this location is to stop playing at the next checkpoint. If you reach the aforementioned checkpoint, you should stick to that checkpoint only, and not the next one.
You will need to keep all distractions away while playing the game: Whether it’s PC video games or even Android games, a distraction will cost you not only your concentration, but also the life of your virtual character. Put your phone on silent, keep food and drink close at hand, and plug in your headphones.
You will go rogue at least once: After all, all rules are meant to be broken at least once. However, this is mostly applicable in certain cases, like multiplayer games where your teammates are nothing short of annoying ‘newbies’. Cut them out and cut them all down so they know they can’t take your patience for granted. However, you run the risk of being banned, so be careful.
Last but not least, you will not deceive… blatantly: All players use cheats, at some point in their lives. Stick to your PC or console games though, and never cheat during online gaming sessions, at least you’re ready to get banned for life or live with the shame of getting caught.