Have I Ever? – Rage Quit A Game –
Yes, more than I’d like to admit. I am a rager when it comes to MMORPGs. I should have learnt that I am not for the endless grind – the staple of EVERY MMORPGs. Though – there was this particular PC game I hated very much.
The one memory that came to mind was Ragnarok Online. My housemates sort of pushed me to becoming their ‘Housemate Party’ Healer. And me being the pushover (and the youngest) – created a Priest character. I. SUCK. AT. IT. And also because I was always left behind whenever they find another healer. My child self – instead of grinding it out and learning to be better – I. QUIT.
The other memory of ‘rage quiting’ was during the era of DOTA. In Singapore – you are not a person if you never touched DOTA. Pulled in through peer pressure (everyone I know in school was playing), I joined them in their PC cafe DOTA session. Again – I. SUCK. AT. IT. But what made me ‘rage quit’ was that of my team berating me knowing full well I was a fresh, first time player. I can’t. Did not enjoy it. First and last – I am never touching DOTA or any other sort of MOBA. Ever. (I really did.)
An offline game I rage quit was actually very recent – it was YIIK. Yes – That post-modern RPG. I thought it would be fun. An RPG that was going to set itself apart from the other JRPG-style games. A classic turn-based JRPG with style. Surreal artistic vision – it was visually a unique game as I was very much used to the cookie-cutter Japanese styled games. However – No. I did not enjoy the game – Gameplay-wise. Hate it. Hate, Hate it. The main character and battle system was UNBEARABLE. No. I QUIT. YIIK was often compared to Undertale -which was I never touched Undertale – I feared that it would be as excrutiatingly painful.