Yesterday, Syp of BioBreak wrote about the “Four Methods of Juggling MMOs“. In that post, I also left a comment where I said I juggle MMOs by drawing them out of a hat. While it may seem I was just trolling on the blog, I’m actually not.
I’m a person blessed with plenty of hobbies and a decent amount of free time. But I’m also a very indecisive person. During my days off, I usually find myself arguing with myself on how to spend the day. This phase will go on for 2-3 hours before I could actually decide on what to do. So, a couple of months ago, I had an idea to raffle my activities. The thing worked, and has saved me a few hours normally hampered by my indecision.
Now, with a couple of games installed on my PC (GW, LotRO, DDO, D3 and ME3), I also use the “raffle” method on choosing/juggling my games. What I did was write down different games on 16 tiny scraps of paper. To increase the chances of drawing them, I made duplicates of the more important games. For example:
- 5 MMO: DDO
- 5 MMO: LotRO
- 3 MMO: GW
- 1 Game: ME3
- 1 Game: D3
- 1 Game: Installed Backlog
Each paper is also equivalent to 3 hours. Depending on the free time I have, I’ll draw an X amount of paper. If I have 9 hours of free time that day, I’ll pull out 3 papers out of the hat. So, if I pulled 2 MMO: DDO and 1 MMO: GW, I’ll play DDO for 6 hours that day and 3 hours of Guild Wars.
I know this is a crazy way to juggle MMOs, or activities. But, so far, it has worked out great for me. Maybe it’ll work for you too.