Oathblade has brought us the topic for the week:
We all like to do other things when we game. What do you do? Why?
What a question!
There are far too many things I do as a distraction, but that is because I have my iMac set up next to my gaming PC, so it is all too easy to just be doing two things at once 😀
Generally if raiding, my hubby has some random music going in the background on his iMac, so I don’t need to worry about that. When we are raiding, it is generally laid back music, michelle branch or classical, then if we are just doing instances or levelling we have more upbeat stuff on – like Jamiroqui (Spelling?) or some symphonic metal.
I tend to just surf websites like i09 and G+, update blog posts, look up wow related stuff and generally just fluff about. During runs and wipes etc it is nice to just be looking up gear or strats or just reading about wow things whilst waiting for buffs etc. I also used to catch up on my wow comics and blogs, but I tend to have all my blogs on my RSS app in my phone and so I can just read them whilst on the train or in the car etc.
Sometimes as well, if i can convince the hubby of it, I play some podcasts in the background as well like Convert to Raid, but I do generally listen to them when I am home alone and just doing things on my toons 🙂
I do like youtube as well, but I don’t want to hinder my bandwidth at all – especially as we don’t have oceanic located servers like some other MMO’s out there….*hint* *hint*
I know it sounds like a lot, but considering we play WoW almost 5 nights of the week, there ends up being plenty of time for other things to be going on in the background.