It is well known that Zoom has become one of the most popular platforms for virtual meetings while everyone's working and studying at home during this coronavirus pandemic.
Unfortunately, it is quite disappointing and frustrating when it comes to video chatting, especially when hacks and zoombombings are becoming a thing that the company still cannot completely control.
People are using Red Dead Redemption 2 for work meetings for those who work from home
This whole situation hasn't stopped employees and workers from finding and using other alternatives for video conferencing while at home. In fact, one company took it to the 2018 cowboy game "Red Dead Redemption 2" to hold meetings and conferences.
Vivian Schwarz, author, and illustrator said that "Zoom sucks, we started having editorial meetings in Red Dead Redemption instead. It's nice to sit at the campfire and discuss projects with the wolves howling out in the night. A perk of this is that when you agree that the meeting is over you can all jump on your horses and do crime or justice, which is a lot less awkward than everyone smiling at the camera while they're trying to sign off."
Drawbacks from having meetings in-game
Reports from Mashable have also stated that a video game such as this is not the greatest solution for companies and businesses to have work meetings in as it can also have drawbacks like distraction and loss of focus.
If the company really is sure about having corporate meetings in a game, a cheaper cost and lack of violence, plus a non-complex game like Minecraft would be a better option.
This can also be a hassle if one of your colleagues has no idea how to play the game or has never even touched any kind of game like this before. Plus, the constant audio, technical difficulties, and connection problems are a huge disadvantage for everyone so this may not be the most convenient way to hold corporate meetings.
"And then there are the glitches. The main problem encountered, apparently, is that the meeting table sometimes doesn't exist for everyone. Occasionally, the whole camp will vanish, so along with the fire, leaving everyone talking away in the dark until it reappears. And if someone gets dropped out of the posse and returns, they can't sit down for the remainder of the discussion. Oh, and of course, there's the fact that "sit on the ground" is mapped to the same control as "strangle the nearest person", which can apparently lead to some pretty robust brainstorming sessions," Rock, Paper, Shotgun said.
Even though there are a lot of hindrances in this choice of video conferencing platform, Schwarz and colleagues are sure that it still beats having unwelcomed people join your Zoom video chat, flashing unwanted images while having meetings.