Category Archives: Treadmill Gaming

This category is all about my hobby of playing games while on a treadmill. It will sometimes wander off into theorycrafting (depending on what game I’m playing at the time). Older posts in this category deal with World of Warcraft and Dual-boxing.

Back in the Sneakers Again

By | July 5, 2017

Treadmill Gaming on the SlowIt’s a bad sign when a year passes between posts! *pokes the dust-covered treadmill gaming archives*

Due to a change in the thresholds to the Virgin Pulse program and the fact that my gaming group has gotten back into playing Final Fantasy on a semi-regular basis… I’m back on the treadmill again!

Right now my aim is to get back to walking an hour a day, regardless of speed. I’m trying to build endurance (and habits) first and then I’ll work on ramping my velocity up. 1.5mph means I’m not looking to burn tons of calories here, just trying to get my walking muscles buffed up enough that I can keep up with my Dad next time we’re at an amusement park! 😉

I’ve been using the same setup (more or less) since I started playing computer games whilst walking, but I’m beginning to look into building something a bit more professional looking than two boards, a shoestring, and some towels. The setup is still pretty comfortable and the only real issue I have is that the keyboard and mouse aren’t at quite the right height. (And that the cat will attack the cords when dinner time rolls around and I don’t immediately stop what I’m doing to FEED THE STARVING CAT OMGMOM.)

I’ve looked over the various DIY designs that have popped up on the web since I started, but so far nothing seems like a great fit. I think I’ll have to MacGyver something again… *starts doodling*

Gaming Attention Spans and Other Shiny Things (Squirrel!)

By | June 29, 2016
Final Fantasy White Mage How Do I Heal Again?

How Do I Heal Again? (or: OMG,BUTTONS!?!)

So, it’s been two weeks since I last checked in… I’m obviously up to level cap now, right?

HAH!

My main problem with committing to WoW is that I have serious gaming ADHD. Which isn’t at all helped by my friends, who in the course of the past two weeks have dragged me back into playing Final Fantasy, ditzing around in Windward, and getting hopelessly lost in Stellaris.

*sighs*

I’ve seen a few blog posts recently asking what would make WoW fun again– and for me it is still fun, it’s just not and addictive enough sort of fun that I drop everything else to play.

And maybe that’s a good thing?

Either way I’m overdue for some Fite Timez! *sharpens claws*

Scenery Long Ashella Hearthstone Mountains

Solo’ing Solo-Cats

By | June 13, 2016

Ashella Scenery TallI am the cat that walks alone.

But as all places are alike to me… I sort of wish I had a guild. I’m not looking to raid seriously, or become The Most Excellent Cat of Excellence, but it would be fun to have someone to chat with as I ran around killing things.

And maybe run dungeons with. *eyes her completely useless healing spec* Because I can’t bring myself to try a random with a healer, I get enough headache just being a DPS and not knowing what I’m doing.

I can’t get better without practice, but when I try and practice I get insulted because I’m not better. This is like an entry level job with a three year time-in-grade requirement! :p

I want guildies I can make stupid mistakes with and get gleefully mocked not insulted (there is totally a difference).

Alas, I haven’t been able to lure my coworkers into playing WoW, but it does look like we’ll be heading back into Final Fantasy at some point. Which means I’ll get back my snarky dungeon smartassery quota I’ve been missing. (Quotia isn’t a word? I could have sworn it was a word. Weird.)

Which means my soloing will continue, I suppose.

*heads off to finish getting to 100 so she feels less behind when the new expansion drops*

It’s All About the Bag, ‘Bout the Bags (no Toy Box)

By | June 3, 2016
Old bags, full of Old tricks

Old bags, full of Old tricks

So far my progress with my main has been… well, progress.

I’ve been slowly making my way through the zones trying very hard to not skip anything before moving on. I’m up to level 95 (yay!) and slowly learning how to deal with Garrisons. And trapping. And mining. And, and, and… gah!

I really should have tried to keep my nose to the grindstone last expansion, I’m getting a little tired of the ‘no time left and everything to do’ mode. :p

But the bag space issue finally drove me to the point of spending gold to make the headache go away (which I hate!). Even with moving everything I could into my personal bank and into my vanity guild bank I was still annoyingly close to maxing out my carry space.

New Bags, MOAR GEAR!

New Bags, MOAR GEAR!

I am a packrat, I embrace that, but I was under the very dimwitted impression that having a toy box would have helped a lot. Sadly, I did not have as many toys as I thought.

That said I am really looking forward to the wardrobe management come next expansion! I’m not ready to trust the ‘everything you ever earned will show up’, so I don’t want to get rid of gear until then.

Which meant buying bags…

And spending gold…

And ended with one really broke Kitteh.

But hey, at least I’m not just a pair of smoking boots? MOOD WHIPLASH PPLS, I HAZ IT.

Ooookay then Mr Boots

Ooookay then Mr. Boots

Go Cat, Go!

By | May 24, 2016
Well it's about time...

Well it’s about time…

Soo… yeah.  Better late than never, eh? ^_~;

Thanks to the recent Nerd Fitness Assassin’s guild mini-challenge I’ve been getting back into the swing of things in Azeroth. Which means I might actually hit level 100 sometime this year… (I’m assuming anyway. I have no idea how long it will take to level anymore.)

I’ve mostly figured out how the Garrisons work again (although I need to re-read the Wowhead guide figure out how to get to Level 2) and I’ve started moving forward in the quest-line. I’m trying to be obsessive about doing every single last quest in an area so I don’t have to come back later.

The last thing I did before log off was head back to the bank so I can get rid of all this random stuff I’ve picked up. (I think my bank & vanity guild bank are full, but I’m holding out hope. *crosses fingers*)

Killer Bunnies of DOOM! I’ve actually been really enjoying the story lines, although it’s a bit of mood whiplash to go from watching people die in cut-scenes to being followed around by a pack of helpful killer bunnies… o_O;

To be fair, I really really enjoyed the killer bunnies… they should be summonable minions. For reasons.

Back to the grindstone!