This entry requires the knowledge of the gaming term ‘LEAVER’. If you DO NOT know what a ‘leaver’ is, read on. If you do, please skip the next 3 paragraphs.
For those who are not familiar with gaming terms, a ‘leaver’ is a player who leaves a multiplayer game before the game officially ends, usually due to the fact that the player knows that he or she is very likely to lose the game eventually. ‘Leavers’ are particularly despised in popular multiplayer games like DotA (Defense of the Ancients), where the game is pointless to continue if a player has left, since the two teams would be rendered unbalance.
Usually, ‘leavers’ won’t simply leave the game by exiting the program since it will lead to bad reputation to his own username, thus causing other players to refuse him from joining their games in the future. A popular way of leaving a game with minimum impact to a player’s reputation is to fake a network disconnection or computer restart, so that they can leave the losing game as if they were ‘being forced’ by the network disconnection or computer restart.
The two ‘leaving’ situations can be faked by disconnecting the network cable from the CPU or by simply pressing the restart button of the computer, respectively. However, if the game is played in a cyber cafe, then faking a computer restart is usually preferred since disconnecting the network cable of a computer in a cyber cafe is rather inconvenient.
This is BlitZone, a cyber cafe in Damansara Jaya, PJ.
It takes almost 2 friggin’ hours to get here from my house by bus, and almost an hour by car. Although it’s rather far away, but it is my preferred cyber cafe in PJ area because it has a rather consistent amount of players at most times, a decent amount of PCs, sufficiently competent players, near Shu-Yi’s house, and quite convenient to reach. If you have a better cyber cafe suggestion of where Cyberjaya people use to go, please let me know!=)
However, apart from the advantages of coming to BlitZone, there is also another feature that until now I find exclusive to it: this cyber cafe is bloody excellent for ‘leavers’!
Because the reset button of your PC is right in front of your knee!
Don’t get too excited when you killed many heroes or are winning the game, because a little stretch or forward movement of your leg will instantaneously make you a stupid ‘leaver’!
I accidentally hit the reset button TWICE last night, meaning that I also ruined TWO DotA games! And NO, I was not losing in both of the games! Grrr….
I have no idea why the guys at BlitZone would want to put the reset button there. Here’s a close up shot of how close your knee would be to the reset button if you were the same height as me.
Well, I guess it’s convenient for some people, so if a guy is losing the game, his knee might just move a bit, and with a fake look of surprise on his face, both hands still on the keyboard and mouse, and say: “Aiya! Dunno why restart ady wor, cannot continue play lor…Rmk! Rmk!*=)”
*Rmk is the short form for Remake, which means to restart the game.View More