Darktide: A reminder to have friends

I’ve spent so long playing games where I can experience all content by myself, I forgot what it was like to play games with other people, especially other people who weren’t my friends. I’ve mostly been playing games that can be fully experienced as a solo player, even some multiplayer games, but I am either playing with friends or by myself.

Warhammer: Darktide is different though, the game is intended to be played with four people, and, as of this moment, there is no way to play without other people. I really want to like the game, it’s fun, but I have to play with randos.

Darktide has reminded me how much I dislike playing games with other players, from people who have no idea what the fuck they are doing, to people who yell at me for having no idea what the fuck I am doing, it’s a frustrating experience to rely on people who you do not know in a game.

After about 10 hours of play, I am debating if I should stop playing, I really do not enjoy playing games with randos, and I am unsure how some people live this way.

Fortunately, both Path of Exile and Escape from Tarkov have major content releases in the coming weeks, I am looking forward to going back to my playstyle of only people I know, or completely and utterly alone.