Years ago, I had the bright idea to go to extremes to multitask while playing World of Warcraft. I set my laptop on a high counter and put an aerobic step platform underneath, then as I was dungeon crawling through the game, I’d do basic step exercises while mousing. Up down, up down. It was harder than it sounds! Thank goodness it was WoW, else my performance probably would’ve suffered much more (as it was, I was Clique-gridding my way through heals). Was it better than sitting down while playing? Yeah, I’m not so convinced of that, but it was amusing.
Of course, many MMO gamers are already used to multitasking – you’re probably watching TV, listening to music, or keeping an ear on your kids. Or maybe even playing multiple accounts or games in between downtime. Pokemon Go players probably have the widest range!
Do you multitask while playing MMORPGs? What’s the most “extreme” form of multitasking you’ve ever taken on while MMOing?