I didn’t play Warband or Rimworld at all this weekend. I dove back into PUBG and am currently ranked in the top 300 of Solo First Person Perspective. It has just been so fun and fulfilling for some reason to nonstop queue. Usually I’ll finish a game, chug some water, queue for the next game, go pee and refill my water, get back just before the plane flight or during, pick a landing spot and get back to it.
Sometimes I wish I had someone to play with but then I remember all of the things I’d have to learn for that. Like right now I know decent places to go most of the time, I’ll probably be able to scrounge up enough gear for myself in most cases. But throw in another person who needs loot and suddenly I’m not sure if I know good places to go anymore. My roommate gave it a “shot” a while back, we played like 3 duo games and that was enough for him. I had a blast in those couple games but I think there was still looting lag at the beginning. I also think there are a lot more bad players in those games, which makes sense considering that there are only about 100k people playing first person solos, and PUBG has like 1.5 million players a day per steam (last I checked).
I managed to get a 3rd win this weekend and I felt a little dirty about it. I mean the whole game was a pretty good one for me. I did something I practically never do which was using either a 6 or 8x and just poppin shots at everyone I see all over the bitch. I actually ended up shooting the guy who got 2nd earlier on as he was driving by my mountain. I took probably 100 potshots from the same place and nobody really challenged me. One guy tried to shoot back a little, even hit me once, but I hit him back and that was enough for him. It felt good doing that because you start to feel like, this is my area, this giant fuckin section of land is mine, and I know this because I’ve been shooting for hundreds of meters in most directions and people are only moving away from me.
I went back and watched the replay and noticed something funny the guy who got 2nd place did. After I shot at his vehicle a few times he pulled off behind a building in the town he was going through. I could see where his truck was parked through a doorway and shot one of his tires off. He was looking for me but he didn’t really know where I was. He saw a truck in my direction (only like 200 meters away from me) and assumed it must be mine so he shot its tires out too lol. I had already begun moving in for the circle and he was still trying to find me a 100-200 meters closer than where I was.
A weird thing I noticed in the replay was that there was a guy a hundred meters behind me in the blue just medding in buildings and hiding. IIRC he ended up dying in the blue trying to run for the circle. I almost died to the blue myself actually but luckily I had like 8 first aid kits so I could move 20 steps, med, move 20 steps, med, and then run into the safe zone with like 5 hp.
One thing that kind of surprised me about the 2nd place guy was how he didn’t know where I was when he totally should have. Prior to the last circle change of the match (that happened, not the final one that keeps getting smaller) he saw me hide behind a building. Which when I saw that in the replay I was just like holy shit man, he fuckin saw me! I was pretty much behind him at that point and he still went and fought the last 2 guys. Then after that I had to med up on the edge just behind the tip of a little hill. It was just me and him and I knew from a recent 2nd place that I couldn’t be the one to make the first move. Whoever hears the other one first wins. So I sat still, drank my soda, first aid kit, and waited. What I didn’t know is that the guy was like 10 feet away from me on the other side of the hill. He so should’ve known I was back there or that I could’ve been back there but he didn’t check. Instead he jumped down and started stompin away. So I was able to just shoot him in the back a few times. For a final kill it was like the easiest thing ever.
I need to watch this Sanhok match I got 2nd in. The guy who got first place got in my fuckin head and now I’m doubting myself lol. I had been in some pretty intense firefight and was moving up to be in the circle and he just puts a few shots in me from somewhere and then starts spamming his mic like “Do you know what you’re even doing man? I don’t think you know what you’re doing.” I wish I didn’t tilt so easily but what’re ya gonna do about it. I didn’t even watch the death cam which is weird for me. But yeah I gotta see if maybe he saw me for a bit and was stalking me or if that was just his way of celebrating his win. Who knows maybe I was doing something dumb.
One thing that has kind of been bothering me is the sound and peeking. I remember when I played CS a lot you could just tell where people were by listening to footsteps. Maybe it was unrealistic knowing exactly where someone’s footsteps are coming from through walls and shit, which is probably the case. But man in PUBG it is hard to tell where those sounds are coming from sometimes. Had a guy fuckin destroy me inside a house recently because I thought he was nading in from outside but he was actually on the first floor nading up the stairs. I heard about two footsteps on wood after that and he was right in front of me while I’m bandaging. When I watched the death cam he fuckin stomped all the way up the stairs and around the top floor before walking into where I was and I only heard two footsteps. I’ve kind of gotten over that one since I thought he was outside and I’m more willing to accept fault there.
With peeking though it just feels like sometimes people can see me when I can’t see them and apparently it is because they peeked first. Like that guy who naded from inside that I thought was outside. He was in the building adjacent to me at first and I was trying to peek through his window to shoot him and he shot the crap out of me when I couldn’t even see his window. Another time I was at a bridge on Erangel and I was trying to fight this guy behind a car and I’d see him coming to the corner of the car to peek me and I’d get hit before he even peeked. When I saw the death cam he was clearly peeking and he could see like all of me instead of me being behind cover. I don’t fully get how it all works I guess but sometimes shit just doesn’t feel right. Apparently people have proven that if you peek first you get a slight millisecond advantage, so I’ve been trying to do that more.
Anyways, feels good man. Here’s my link.