Positive Reinforcement

I was feeling nostalgic for the original Borderlands game the other day, but after playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for so long I had forgotten how much of a difference there is in sniping difficulty. I think the pre-sequel spoiled me and I just got used to sniping being a much easier thing. I’d also forgotten how excited the characters get when you accomplish something.


So I’m playing the original Borderlands  and I spot an enemy in the distance. He’s just standing there. He hasn’t noticed me yet. I take out my sniper rifle and aim for his head.


I miss.


He starts running toward me in a straight line.


I fire again. I miss.


I fire again. I miss.


By now he’s almost close enough to stab me, so I start backing up while continuing to fire.


I miss.


I fire again. I miss.


He swipes at me with his machete. He misses.


I fire. I miss.


I reload my sniper rifle because I’ve emptied the entire clip.


I fire again. I land a headshot, but it’s not good enough to kill him.


I aim for ANY part of his body. I graze his right arm and he dies.


My character: “Nailed it.”


About benjaminfrog

Yo. I'm a 30-something Christian guy and published author with a love for gaming, fantasy and sci-fi. I blog about pop culture, living as a young Christian guy, and living with A.S.
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3 Responses to Positive Reinforcement

  1. Bobbi says:

    My heart was pounding…! Whew!

  2. Was there a message hidden in there somewhere?

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