X-Morph: Defense is coming to the PlayStation 4 on 30th August.
First of all, as a lot of you out there don’t have English as your first language, you might have your own version of this particular phrase, but for clarity the definition is as follows (from the wiki):
“Keeping up with the Joneses” is an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one’s neighbor as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to “keep up with the Joneses” is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.
For a few years now, I have been playing a popular online game. I have largely played with members of my guild, but during recent times other commitments in life have gotten in the way of my gaming time. I love playing games (suprise! Anyone?), and as a player of this particular game, I am starting to feel left behind. As a result, I have begun to question how much I actually want to be playing the game.
Although the game is a very much a CO-OP game, as you all inhabit the same real-time world, elements of the game limit sharing – a lot of the items that are needed for achievements, or even some of the latest armor sets, are account-bound, and so they are impossible to trade or help other players achieve. The game, despite what the promotional material states, has a lot of grinding involved to attain certain items, which is yet another factor that makes it hard to help other players out (unless you are exceedingly patient and/or generous with your time).
At the moment it feels almost impossible to “keep up with the Joneses”, the Joneses here being my guild-mates with whom I used to be able to play a lot, and for some reason this makes me feel far less inclined to continue playing the game to the same level as I used to.
Has anyone else out there had this experience with a game before? Is anyone currently experiencing it? Is there a solution?