From “Git-Gud-Scrub” to “Hardcore Gamer”..
Some people think that gamers play games because they have nothing better to do in the real life. Some people play because they consider this is the best kind of revenge for their his parent’s despicable crime of having a dream of sending their offspring to the Yale University. While some people become gamer because of his/her loved one, who’s never willing to go to dates leaving his gaming rig, on the other hand, some others take the pilgrim road to the virtual world by hearing that someone has recently won one million dollars in Dota 2 World championship. There are many deferent types of gamers. All types of gamers share a common similarity- they like the idea of playing some games instead of wasting time by learning some programming or whatever knowledge a Computer can offer.
9 Different Types of Gamers:
The Completionist Type
This type of gamers always complete every side quest, challenges, and achievements, gather every piece of armor, every weapon, and loot, unravel every secrets and easter eggs and check out every corner of the map. They are the perfectionist type who can really admire the developer’s hard work. A Completionist gamer only moves to the next game after fully completed his previous game.
Some choose to be an engineer and artist instead of being just a gamer
This type is the creative type. For most of this types of gamers, story and quest don’t matter much as long as there are some deep building and crafting system in the game. They like to build countless unique settlements in Fallout 4 or create some beautiful city in Minecraft. This types of gamers have beautiful minds who even possess the ability to design a level better than a game designer.
The explorer kind of gamer who is too lazy to explore the outside real world
A large open world alien planet with photo-realistic graphics… Yes!! Traveling to some real world place… Nope!!! For the explorer type of gamer, the bigger the game world is the better. They have very curious minds and like to see, explore and experience the unknown places but lazy to do so in the real life. This types of gamers always try to upgrade his graphics card and buy Ultra-wide Monitors to better experience the virtual world. Luckily for them, virtual reality is getting better and better every year.
The hardcore type
Zero hit run in the hardest difficulty in Dark Souls 3? Completing Fallout 4 within an hour? You name it and hardcore gamers will do it. For them, games are for testing your inner ability and endurance.They find it fun to beat the game the hardest way possible.
The type of lucky few who do gaming for a living
“How’s it going, bros? My name is PewDieP….” Yes, I am talking about Youtube’s reigning king PewDiePie. There are many gamers who earn their living by posting gameplay videos on Youtube or by live-streaming on twitch.tv . There are some competitive professional gamers who play for some e-sport teams and earn some good money. Also, many other gamers work at game development companies as a game tester. Check out my articles about all amazing ways you can earn money by playing games and how to start a gaming YouTube channel to earn money.
The jealous type of gamer
This is the worst of all types of gamers. The gamers belong to this type will constantly criticize gaming, but when they hear about someone earning a million dollars at some e-sports tournaments or total annual income of some successful Youtuber or twitch streamer then they become jealous and try to do the same without realizing the requirement of the amount of hard work, efforts, and talents to be a successful professional gamer. With failure and frustration, this types of gamers become worst kind of hater and troll to other people on the Internet.
The rushers who are too restless to enjoy the game
Nope, I am not talking about game speedrunners. The rushers are those who don’t have enough patience to enjoy the game fully. Skipping every dialogues, instructions, cutscenes and side missions are the habits of this type of gamer. Most of the gamers belong to this category only like to play Call of Duty single player campaign missions over and over. For them, games are not for brains, games are just for shooting at some bad guys or racing recklessly in Need for Speed series.
Most of us like to play games all day long, but unfortunately, real life is so cruel. We have to work in order to eat. Yours truly also works at McDonald’s eight hours shift daily to earn living. So many of us become casual gamers. Casual gamers are just like any other hardcore gamers and like gaming by heart but cannot effort to play games all day long. With given chance, this types of gamers can leave their jobs for gaming. Many of this types of gamers are free to play Hearthstone, Clash of clans or Clash Royal players who can’t spend hundreds of dollars on card packs or gems.
Annoying Parasitic Gamers
You have just bought a high-end gaming rig by saving money for years bit by bit with your meager income, then your so called “gamer” next door friend, who never care for owning a gaming rig himself(what he considers as a waste of money!!), arrived and started to play games. He will praise your rig, inform you about some new cool games of his likings, try to persuade you to buy those and always visit your home to take his fair share of gaming. So this type of gamer become most annoying of all types of gamers.
Are you belong to one of the above-mentioned categories? Please let me know in the comment section what type of gamer are you. Please share this article with your gamer friends so that they can also able to identify their own gamer category. You can also check out my list of 7 must play PC games of 2017 and the article about 5 different types of Hearthstone players.
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