Microblog: Things to do instead of social media during raid

Social media during raids destroys my concentration. I’ll read something and get emotional in one way or another and think about that instead of keeping my head in the game.  That’s fine sometimes, but during progression raids it is deeply distracting and makes me forget things like countdowns and cooldowns. So here are things I’ve been trying to do to keep myself from checking Twitter between pulls.

  • Summon a random pet and think about how great that pet is.
  • Summon Pepe.
  • Change my title.
  • Change my transmog if I’m in a mountable zone.
  • Think about what I should change your transmog to if I’m not in a mountable zone.
  • Use a toy.
  • Look at warcraft logs (wow little miss productive raider aren’t we).
  • Admire everyone else’s transmog.
  • /dance or /silly
  • Play some music on random and think about the song that pops up.
  • Think about what I’m really doing here. I could be asleep on the couch right now.
  • Pet a cat.

Microblog: External Min-maxing

There’s a lot of work that goes into finding what the best things to do for your character. Get the best relics, get lots of artifact power, get all your stats at the right levels, etc.

Those are all well and good (though I don’t always pay attention to them), but there are other ways outside of the game to achieve the same goal of making me a successful raider.

Spending the same amount of time on this external min-maxing has improved my raiding to a greater degree than if I spent that time grinding mythics for my ideal relics or whatever. Admittedly, this is still a very much in-progress set of goals. I’m not very good at most of these. Maybe once I nail these things, I can start doing the in-game tedious min-maxing stuff too! Continue reading “Microblog: External Min-maxing”