Prepare a list of gamers who have never lied, and it might just be a short list. Almost every gamer has told a fib including even me, the great Vikram the merciful, and I’ve been mashing thumb since the age of seven.
Be it beating a boss, finding a secret tunnel, or blaming your poor connection for a loss, lies have been prevalent in gaming since the early 1800’s.
Let us look at some of such lies which are widely used by gamers.
1. Boasts About Having A Higher K/D Ratio
K/D Ratio means the Kills and Deaths Ratio. K/D ratio is a number which is derived after dividing the total number of kills with the total number of deaths. For example if you get 10 kills in a game and die 5 times your K/D ratio is 2.
K/D ratio is actually a status symbol among the gamers, hence they lie about it all the time. There are lot a gamers who never reveal their K/D ratio to others and lies about having a better ratio than they actually have.
2. Blames Lag
This is one of the most common lies that a gamer uses when they lose a multiplayer game. There are a lot of gamers who feel that they can never be beaten unless there is lag. It’s kind of instinctive now for most of us to blame lag despite having a good connection. Maybe you should blame your newb skills, blaming lag salvages some pride despite losing or getting killed.
3. Accusing Others Of Cheating Or Hacking
This lie is prevalent in multiplayer gaming scenarios. Everyone knows that there can always be gamers who have better skills than the others but only a few of them will agree. Anyone who plays better gets called a cheater or hacker or gets accuused of using an exploit to win the match.
If you are a good player, you should have definitely been called a hacker more than a few times.
4. “I Can Beat Anyone”
I have come across this phrase a countless number of times in my life. We all have or have had that friend who says “I can beat anyone in Call of Duty or Halo or FIFA.” To be honest I am also guilty of the same because I think no one can beat me in FIFA and it’s a fact.
5. “I Am Really Bad At This Game”
On the contrary to the players who says “I can beat anyone” there are also players who says “I am really bad at this game”. We have seen a lot of such players in multiplayer games, who despite being a pro acts as if they hadn’t played the game before at all.
At the end of the day they would be the ones with the most number of kills. Silly, isn’t it? I don’t understand why people tell such lies, maybe such comments make the other players put off their guards and take them casually. This gives them a window to hit them hard and win.
6. “I Would Have Been The Champ If I Had Enough Time To Play”
There is an another set of gamers (or liars) who can be heard saying that they could even beat the “esports” champion if they had enough time to play. Most of them stress the fact that they do a real job, hence they can’t give enough time to gaming. What a stupid excuse to make.
7. Unplugging Younger Sibling’s Controller
I have to admit that even I am guilty of of this. There were numerous occasions when I let my younger brother play with a controller which was not even plugged to the console.
The main reason behind it was that I didn’t want anyone to bother me while playing my favorite game. Now, if you’re judging me I should let you know that it’s not only me who have done this as there are a lot of gamers who do this to their siblings.
8. Too Easy
We all have that one friend who replies “that’s too easy” when you ask them about a game. Be it Dark Souls or any tough game it will still be easy for them. Maybe they think making such comments will make them look cool or feel like the best gamer in the world. Only GOD knows that actual reason behind such comments.