Impact of Power Outages on Pakistani Gamers!
Being a Pakistani has a lot of perks; No 1: we have undoubtedly the yummiest food in the world- biryani, tikka, chaat, you name it- restaurant quality food that is available within Rs.100!
No 2: We have numerous national holidays all year round during which it is considered a crime to come to office!
No 3: We can beg your relatives for money in the name of Eidi and no one will think it the least bit offensive.
No 4: When we decide to get married, we can have at least three big celebratory functions and two weeks of merrymaking before the main event!
However, one thing that puts a dent in a Pakistani’s mood is the frequent electricity outages. Now imagine the various scenarios that can take place if you were an online gamer in Pakistan.
When You Have Just Cleared an Impossible Level and are Ready to Save: Yes! Finally you have cleared the level after playing it for the zillionth time and just as you are about to save the game… the light goes out!!!
When You Almost Finished Downloading a Huge Game File: Your internet connection is slower than a snail but finally after ten hours, you have almost succeeded in downloading that 4GB gaming file. Just a few more second to go and you will be in happy-land… and the light goes out! Now you have to download the file from scratch- doesn’t it make you want to tear your hair out!
When Your Game is at its Peak: You have 30k badass rank points on Borderlands and you are sitting there happily looking at your loot and the light goes out! When it comes back in, you’re in for a nasty surprise- did your hard earned badass rank points just slip to zero all of a sudden? Wouldn’t you rather sell your soul to get your ranks back!
When you are Playing on a Brand New Wii U Console: Now you don’t have to rely on old-fashioned CDs and DVDs on your PC to play your favorite game or need endless hours of downloading to get the required gaming files on your computer. Your new Nintendo Wii U can feed your gaming addiction even while your offline… and the light goes out! Oh! And it’s back on again! Perfect! Oh, wait a minute, why is my console worth Rs. 33000 not starting up? What is that burning smell?
When You are Playing a Multi-Player Game: Multiplayer games take the online gaming experience to a whole new level. But what happens when the light goes out and all the other gamers in your network are left hanging!
Aren’t you just glad these people don’t know where you live! Getting kicked out from the team doesn’t seem like such a bad option now, does it?
When playing online games seems to be your life, what’s a gamer gotta do? Why! Smell the fresh air and read a book, what else?