Real Life affectations?

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    riafomh
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    Real Life affectations?

    Post by riafomh on Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:42 am

    One of our applicants (Dark Star, who was Declined, but I encouraged him to reapply after some time) had an interesting answer to one of the questions:

    Q13: Describe some, if any, aspects of your gameplay that you wish to improve, and why these things are important to you.
    A: Team play. This is something which can always be worked upon and in a way can actually benefit activities outside of the game.

    This intrigued me seeing as how my Martial Arts background (ANY martial arts will) has a lot of elements to it that 'crossover' into other areas of your life.

    I've also been running a little experiment of my own.

    I read an article in the newspaper and then checked for more online, which says that FPS games can actually improve your critical decision making skills in real life.

    So what I've been doing is, I've been getting up earlier in the morning and playing a few rounds before I go to work, and damned if it doesn't seem to me as though I think faster on my feet while on the job. I seem to have a better day at work and feel less 'kerfuddled' when I get hit from all sides during the day. Seem to have a little more energy, too. (except the lack of sleep catches up with me....)

    The only caveat to this is - making the critical decision to put the controller down and get out the door to work!!!

    Anyway, anyone else out there have any similar experiences?


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    Re: Real Life affectations?

    Post by marysvillesquid on Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:59 am

    Not sure why he got declined, but working on "Team Play" is one of the important attributes that every applicant must have in them.

    Ria, if I experimented like that, I wouldn't have made it to work!
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    Post by riafomh on Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:08 am

    Yeah... I get to call my own hours, which can be a double-edged sword, at times.


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    Post by CrushNZ on Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:04 pm

    I wouldn't know riafomh, but I think I'll keep a watch for it. Very Happy
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    Re: Real Life affectations?

    Post by KennyMcKillmick on Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:30 pm

    marysvillesquid wrote:Not sure why he got declined, but working on "Team Play" is one of the important
    Ria, if I experimented like that, I wouldn't have made it to work!

    you are so right lol

    riafomh wrote: This intrigued me seeing as how my Martial Arts background (ANY martial arts will) has a lot of elements to it that 'crossover' into other areas of your life.

    yeah it does, it does for me atleast, been training martial arts since I was 13!

    riafomh wrote: Yeah... I get to call my own hours,

    Your a bastard , lol


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    Re: Real Life affectations?

    Post by STORMTROOPER729 on Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:16 pm

    Paintball. Played both speedball and woods ball. Speedball you can see the other guys right at the start and 90% of the time can hit him right off the break. And you marker is your bunker lol. When you got 3 guys shooting 20+ bps, it would make some of the less experinced guys just give up if they were the last one left. Woods ball is more crawling through the tall grass, going around the flanks and dont shoot till you see the backs of their heads. There is a time to go balls out and just scare the shit out of someone with pure numbers and then there are times all you need is one guy to go around behind the other guys and can take out a whole team.


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    Re: Real Life affectations?

    Post by gdead65 on Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:49 pm

    I have learned to lean out my window and fix a flat while driving with my handy dandy repair tool...
    Actually, I work for a Logistics company and have to manage thousands of packages an hour through a facility. I find my self directing employees and resources more quickly to 'trouble spots'....


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    Re: Real Life affectations?

    Post by GtaPsycho on Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:12 pm

    Yeah Good Teamplay in paintball makes for a good day.

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