My thoughts on Fortnite

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Some of you may have noticed that I have recently started playing Fortnite, and I have been enjoying it. There was a time when I was very opposed to playing Fortnite as it has some RNG (random number generation) in the shooting. To me, a CSGO/Rainbow Six/PUBG player, the thought of RNG in shooting was abhorrent. This made me erroneously believe that there was no skill in this game as sometimes when you put your crosshair over an enemy and click you do not do damage. What I have found is that this only happens at long ranges. If you are close or even at medium range your shots will land almost all of the time, if not all the time.

However, the skill in Fortnite is not placed in the shooting. It is placed in the building. And this is where the games true fun lies. In fortnite players can build forts at anytime and almost anywhere. They can be built out of wood, brick, or steel, and to get the resources players use their pickaxes on the world to gather resources. This is what makes the game truly unique compared to the other Battle Royales out there namely H1Z1 King of the Kill, and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. Those games are essentially point and shoot, and use the terrain to your advantage. Fortnite is all about creating the terrain to your advantage. This is very different.

I have found that players of other more traditional Battle Royales have a hard time playing Fortnite because it is so different. They are used to winning games solely based on their aimskill and then when they play Fortnite they struggle. Often they blame the aim mechanics of the game and say it is the fault of the RNG. This is exactly what I used to do. These players and myself, were just whining and were being losers, or were being dumb. I say this because some players just hate the fact that they cannot be good at every game and that if they are amazing at one they feel that they should be amazing at another. Sorry, life does not work out so easily. Stop whining and just work at improving. Sometimes it is easier at times than others. Now the second reason many players are bad at fortnite is because they play the game wrong. Players go into it playing the game like it is a traditional Battle Royale and they ignore the build mechanic and thus they get destroyed and then they lose and then they whine. BUT THIS IS THEIR FAULT. THEY ARE PLAYING THE GAME ACCORDING TO THE RULES OF A DIFFERENT GAME.

Do not be this dumb. Fortnite is an entirely different game from PUBG, thus it is played differently. Players that play the game as if it is PUBG are being foolish, and then when they whine I have no sympathy for them because of how dumb they are. I feel very dumb myself because I was hating on the game for a long time for these same reasons. Now that I have started paying attention to how the game should actually be played as a Fortnite player versus as a PUBG player, I have been getting much better and consequently have been having a lot more fun. If you are the type of player that I have described above, just try to relax and look at how other people play Fortnite, try to mimic them, and then give the game a chance. I think you will have fun. And then feel silly about yourself. But most importantly, you will have fun.

The game also runs very smoothly. Much more smoothly than PUBG does. That has been a major gripe of mine with Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. That game has made over 600$ million in sales and honestly it is crap. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the game and it is fun, but there is something very wrong when you have a game title that has made over half a billion in sales and it does not run well on most computers? I mean what the hell is that? There is no excuse other than laziness. Over 20 million copies sold at 30$ each. That is at least 600$ million in sales. While fun, PUBG certainly does not feel like a game worth half a billion. It needs some major improvements and certainly the developers have the money.

Fortnite on the other hand works great. Ever since I first played it I noticed how smooth the game is and how well everything loads and the player moves. I am very impressed with that. Good Job Epic Games!

The game also is very fast paced and games can end quickly which is amazing for me as a streamer. It allows me to meet many new players and interact with a large potential audience that I can share my stream with. This is in stark contrast to games like League of Legends or Counter Strike Global Offensive where I have relatively long games and thus have a limited pool of people that I can share my stream with each time I play. Fortnite games go fast and there is a large turnover rate. I use this to my advantage by meeting lots of new players every day and sharing my stream with them and most importantly having fun and going for the big W.

Last night I bought my first skin in Fornite so you know I am now officially invested. I got the Red Nose Reindeer skin which features a Christmas sweater and outfit with antlers on one of the female characters. #BADBITCH I have been having a great time playing the game and I am looking forward to playing it tonight, and especially to when I get good at the game so that I can bring awesome wins to my teammates and ultimately grow my stream and make 2018 a great year.

Feel free to add me on Fortnite. My name is TwitchNolanTV

Keep hustling,

Nolan

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