Amateur” gamers are an interesting phenomenon. It’s not just because they lack information that others with more playtime would have. It’s also definitely not because they’re only into simpler or more casual experiences. No, amateur gamers are interesting because many of the things they do are also done by more experienced players, whether out of habit or instinct. Let’s take a look at some of those things here.
What do amateur players and veterans have in common, especially when it comes to first person shooters? If you answered “Reloading after firing a few bullets”, you’re correct. We don’t know what it is – obsession, compulsion, habit – but we just need a full magazine at all times. Curse developers who put so much attention into reload animations as well – it only makes the process that much more addictive.