Gamer Credits Starfield for Saving Him and His Family from a Terrible Fate
A Reddit user with the pseudonym “tidyckilla” posted a message on September 3rd with the headline, “Starfield saved me and my family.” At first glance, this statement might sound like hyperbole, but it turned out to be entirely true.
Tidyckilla admitted that he had been following Starfield since the time ZeniMax registered the trademark. Consequently, he pre-ordered the premium edition of the game at the earliest opportunity. On the night of September 1st, when early access to the game was unlocked, the gamer decided to spend the night in the new universe.
It turned out to be the right decision. At 2:26 AM local time, tidyckilla heard an explosion from the neighbors living one floor below. He paused the game and went to investigate the noise. Upon opening the door, he saw a “wall of fire” rising towards his apartment. Without much hesitation, the gamer rushed outside, grabbing his wife, cat, and Xbox on the way.
The couple ended up with only minor burns, but the situation could have been much worse. Tidyckilla expressed his gratitude to the game for saving him and his family from a terrible fate: “If I hadn’t stayed up late playing Starfield, I would have been sleeping, and we would all have died from smoke inhalation. I want to thank this game for saving me and my family from a horrible fate.”
In the comments, tidyckilla clarified that his wife, who was asleep in the adjacent room, didn’t hear the explosion, the smoke detectors went off too late, and the windows were already blocked by fire when they attempted to escape. While recovering in a hotel (the couple later decided to move to a different state), tidyckilla continues to play Starfield on his Xbox. From this entire experience, the gamer has learned that staying up late playing a game might not be such a bad thing after all.
Starfield is already available for premium and collector’s edition buyers, while standard edition owners on PC (Steam, Microsoft Store), Xbox Series X and S, and Game Pass (PC and Xbox) will gain access on September 6th. The famous Skyrim bucket trick doesn’t work in the new game, but that’s no deterrent for aspiring thieves.
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