As some of you will know, I have started a new site up called Mental Health Gaming and I am thinking of writing a piece on Fortnite.
Recently there was some news that some parents are suing Epic Games for making the game too addictive. Now whilst this should be mocked and laughed at, it picked up some traction in the trash press and mouthpiece TV shows.
This led to some really shocking representations from those who know nothing about the game (or gaming in general).
Now I don't for one moment think Fortnite is perfect, I stopped playing it and decided to stop my son playing it as it had a negative effect on him.
So I haven't played it in ages and don't feel I know enough about the current state of the game to address things properly. So would rather get opinions from those who are still active with it.
So a few questions I'd like to ask you all and then if possible use in the article.
So here goes:
1. What makes Fortnite so addictive?
2. Is it easy enough for you to pull away? If not, why not?
3. Do you have a different reaction to Fortnite than you do other games
4. If you have children, have you noticed any change in them since playing Fortnite?
5. Do you feel forced into spending beyond Battle Passes to get the skins?
6. What are you overall thoughts on the game? How does it make you feel? Is it something unique to Fortnite? Or the genre?
Feel free to add anything too, these aren't questions that need to be answered with definitive answers, more guiding the sort of thing I'd like to know for the article, as this is covering Mental Health side of things.
If you are happy for me to use what you write, let me know too if I can use your name / username too.