I still haven’t won after 121 hours. Been 2nd about five times, and had the obvious winning position twice (i.e. I knew where the other guy was, they didn’t know where I was).
Most recent case was this weekend. I’d jumped to Pochinki for some shooting practice. Ended up playing hide and seek with one guy for ages, things didn’t quite work out, and I found myself at minute 20 with an AKM, UMP, no useful attachments, and one first aid for healing. The circles were contracting very nicely, so I decided to just wait how things fell and maybe ambush somebody rather than try to loot a city that was probably already stripped bare.
So there I am, 30 minutes in, prone at a top of a hill, looking down at a guy behind a tree who would obviously run 30 meters to get in cover and inside the circle. Nothing else between me and the chicken dinner. Should be more than doable, even if I’m not the best shot in the world. Except I had no optics at all. Only got half his health with the iron sights, and then he was in the circle and I wasn’t, so that was game over.
A useful lesson on the limits of cowardice.
Also, played some squads, and decided that I really need to put some time into getting good at the actual shooting, not just positioning. Otherwise I’ll just be a liability. Going pretty well! Excluding a suicide by motorbike, I’m at an even K/D ratio for the last 10 solo games.