I really really hope that it stays down.. .
it would be the best way ever and go down in history as the best exit of a modern gaming title ever — I mean everything has a shelf life really in the world right? After ten seasons and years and years of team work on this ‘product’ surely at some point you have to pull the plug anyway, no matter how much money it’s making — what if you turned all the things you collected in game as NFT tokens and they could be traded on a new decentralised exchange that epic built ;)
Instantly turning those in the attention economy into investors overnight, that would be an interesting turn of events. It truly showed how a popular gaming title could hold the attention of five million people concurrently across the world, of course tweets were manipulated and the hashtag used as a delivery method for those looking to get eyeballs on their content. The never ending cat and mouse game of AI and real world reporting.
if they took the game down now forever this game would be also remembered forever, if epic also shut down and vanished that would complete the exit for me.
Anyway, personally I kinda hope that it’s gone for good, it won’t be of course, in fact maybe it might go for seven days, you know the world was created in that time period they say. .. ;)
Also I’m kinda interested how @drdisrespect thinks about all of this — apart from the party and excitement of fortnite being dead to him (bet he’s pumped) I’m guessing that he’s pulling assets together for his stream today like crazy, if nothing else the debate about the numbers thing after he’s been putting codes and numbers in his content around the area51 segments he put together, did they straight up lo-jack the dr’s idea?
I do wonder if a lot of the high level streamers are in on this, that they knew or know how long things are gonna pan out for. It’s kinda crazy the numbers of people that were tuned in their streams and how many subs these guys were getting — I guess it does effect their financial day to day income if they can’t play the game they stream to an audience that wants to watch it, with five million concurrent watches during the event and YouTube coping better than twitch it’s kinda interesting to see how that plays out in the whole ‘where to stream from’ conversation that’s been going around since ninja moved to mixer.
dug their own grave? If whatever they have planned for the return is garbage then they might end up with more trouble than they thought, beware anyone that plays with gamers DOG (denial of gaming)
But I also wonder how many kids are actually effected by this, I saw kids throwing things at TV sets, not understanding what was going on, that the event turned into a ‘denial of gaming’ attack (DOG for short) on the customers, streamers and investors — I mean, it’s a heck of a brave move to say that a game is DONE by sucking the whole game world into a blackhole and then STREAMING it for over 16hrs (at this count) putting out numbers and hiding a mini game in that.
I wonder how many people are re-evaluating their life choices also in this moment, away from the constant uploads, being timely relevant, sending tweets out, uploading videos to YouTube by their editor in record time (I’m looking at you Lupo) the engagement economy of fortnite just got rocked and while I’m sure they have to reboot the game at some point soon when they do they better bring the noise with the next season or otherwise they are gonna probably face and interesting bunch of pushback.
maybe it might snap a few gamers back to reality (whoops there goes gravity, literally) in terms of the real world, maybe this is a sub-text narrative that epic have about the current state of the world, maybe this is the new way that voting and elections will be cast in the future?
I mean the hardcore elite won’t stop playing no matter what, I mean they were playing a space game with a slice of pizza for fucks sake so I mean these people at this point will do anything to be part of whatever is ‘digitally relevant’ in the moment, that’s the streamers no1 currency, forget crypto, it’s about the right data in the right moment, something they can flip with an attentive audience in realtime.
I wonder how many kids and hardcore devoted to this game, the ones that play for twelve hours a day, treat it like a job, progressing through league matches, collecting all the hints and tips, trying to get to a contest feel today, those too young to deal with a loss like this feel, for many I’m sure it’s like a losing a loved one. I’m guessing that epic did a bad thing also yesterday in dealing emotional pain to those not prepared to deal with such a thing forced onto them in this manner. Gonna be a lot of blond bang punk kids upset in class today.
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Maybe it’s time for people to actually interact with the real world before dedicating more time to a centralised expression of a virtual one that ultimately has your destiny controllable by their centralised actions. Those v-bucks you own, do you have them right now? What about those skins you invested in, can you do something with them at this moment, can you trade them, move them, sell them? — yeah, thought so, that blows.
The world is often bigger than your internet connection and login data, maybe the wakeup call might get you back on track to actually do something more productive with your time on planet earth now?
Unfortunately I know the answer to that one myself ;)
Peace and Love,
P.S — it’s gonna be back today OR seven days time, depends on the stand up meetings at epic today, I’m sure they have a fluid situation with this.