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Getting a catheter and colostomy bag put in to contain the puréed hot pocket feeding tube induced diherrea.
The cycle of life?

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Step 1: acquire big desk.
Step 2: acquire microwave and coffeepot and set them on desk.
Step 3: acquire 3 gallon jugs of water. Use 3 per day, showering at the desk, drinking.
Step 4: acquire a blanket.
Step 5: acquire mini-fridge.
Step 6: Live my life :lol:
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Hey guys, I did not see this mentioned anywhere so I thought I would bring it up. I am sure many people here are planing to, or with to no life till 60 or as long as they can when Classic hits. I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread discussing how to keep ourselves in the best shape mentally when we do this to make sure we both don't get sick and make the most of our spare time. If you are feeling drained and haggard this will effect your game play.

Diet and fatigue

Before classic comes, meal prep a weeks worth of food and meals. Take away pizzas and microwaved meals are fast and guilty pleasure foods that can taste good with their level of salt and sugar, however all it will do its fill you. Try and make a variety of simple and easy freeze foods that will hit the spot and actually fuel you. Think spaghetti bolognaise packed with veggies, chicken and rice curry with greens and things like that. Maybe we could even swap recipes :P . The last thing you want is to be burning out fast and spewing out your asshole because you were starving and not prepared.

Further on, to manage fatigue portion out your caffeine. If you are drinking coffee try and limit it to two every four hours, or for energy drinks stick to the 2 can limit. In between that drink water and tea. Hydration will keep you sharper and allow you to play more effectively for longer.

Manage your sleep properly. Yes I am aware that no lifing means spending more time in Azeroth than you would at your full time job. However adjust your sleeping pattern to put your grandparents to shame. Its much better to be waking up 6 - 7 AM and playing hardcore until 7 - 8 PM and showering and sleeping with your wife/girlfriend/pet and getting that extra sleep without catching GF aggro. It will also allow adjusting to normal life again easier. Hell you may even end up with a better sleeping pattern after its all done than when you started. Waking up earlier rather than staying up later will also give you an advantage of less congested zones in the early hours of the morning.

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What other aspects of no lifing can you think of that we can discuss to improve and mitigate the negatives effects. I will add to the list later, but I want to hear from everyone else. The point of the discussion is to let us grind and no life as hard as we can, for as long as we can, as effective as we can without ruining our health and lives :P

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As for tips I'd actually suggest starting to eat healthy and stay away from soda now. Our bodies are going to need all the healthies we can get for Azeroth so we gotta start treating them right now.

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Thats the thing. Its better to play for 10 hours with breaks and self care, then play for 12 hours only going to the bathroom. You will feel like shit, your family will hate you and you are likely to die more often
Die IRL or in the game? :mrgreen:

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Getting a catheter and colostomy bag put in to contain the puréed hot pocket feeding tube induced diherrea.
I'm laughing so hard I can't type!

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Only one thing will help us.

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ReverendChris wrote:
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Scheyp wrote:
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Getting a catheter and colostomy bag put in to contain the puréed hot pocket feeding tube induced diherrea.
I'm laughing so hard I can't type!
Necroing this topic just to remind everyone that this is gold.

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Step 0: spend 12 years in the army and learn to not sleep lol

Step 0.5: warn the wife you are unavailable for two weeks (insert dates) ply said wife with a Nintendo switch and Pokemon/Zelda, cash, diamonds, hell buy her a new car if you have to, whatever

Step 1: Book a minimum of 2 weeks leave when they give us a release date

Step 2: stock freezer from musclefood (uk based healthy food ready prepped frozen high protein meals for gym folk)

Step 3: begin at 0530 and go to the gym

Step 4: come home, shower, eat, do life shit till 0800

Step 5: grind till 0530

Step 6: repeat steps 3 and 4

Step 7: either grind till midnight then sleep 5 hours or repeat step 5

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Starting off with exercise before sitting down to game for the day really sounds essential. It's too easy to look up and realize eight hours have flown by, or convince onesself its too late in the day to go for a lift/jog.

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I'll probably die because I'm too old for it or my gf will kill me, but I'm gonna try to get at least one 16 hour day in around launch time.

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If you're lazy like me, soylent and other similar things (there's like 20 brands now) can be good for nolifing. Four of those a day, and you'll be feeling much better than if you ate four pizzas + they take no time at all to prepare so much more efficient. Only catch is you'll probably start fantasising about solid food after a day or two, so maybe set aside a bit of time to cook up a proper meal.

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Take the day BEFORE launch off and force yourself to sleep before launch time. Waking up 2-3 hours before the server launches will allow you to maximize your played time during your first session (which is arguably the most important). The longer you can go that first session the further ahead of other players you'll be which allow you an easier leveling time.

Drink ice cold water instead of caffeine. Ice cold water provides a similar body reaction that caffeine does without the potential caffeine crash that comes later.

Buy a Versa Desk. This will allow you to stretch while playing and also will help you push through the drowsiness that comes around the 16 or 17 hour mark (standing keeps you awake).

Good luck!

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If it's working out and I can take two weeks off from work I'm going to prepare everything so I can just play the two weeks straight. Still going to take my time leveling tho so no speedrunning for me. Maybe using this opportunity to step up my meal prep game and find something else I can cook that isn't rice or noodles (has to be healthy tho, don't like pizza or fast food). Also trying to get rid of my caffeine addiction until then. I'm only drinking 3 cups of coffee every day but boy do I feel aweful when I'm not doing this.

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teebling wrote:
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Scheyp wrote:
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Getting a catheter and colostomy bag put in to contain the puréed hot pocket feeding tube induced diherrea.
The cycle of life?
...can be cruel.

A TURTLE MADE IT TO THE WATER.

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So a one-week supply of Soylent and crystal meth. Got it.

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Stoepsel wrote:
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If it's working out and I can take two weeks off from work I'm going to prepare everything so I can just play the two weeks straight. Still going to take my time leveling tho so no speedrunning for me. Maybe using this opportunity to step up my meal prep game and find something else I can cook that isn't rice or noodles (has to be healthy tho, don't like pizza or fast food). Also trying to get rid of my caffeine addiction until then. I'm only drinking 3 cups of coffee every day but boy do I feel aweful when I'm not doing this.
Chicken breasts in glass cookware with 1/4 inch of water. Salt and pepper. Cook on 350 for 25 to 30 mins. Wont dry up, perfect meal prep item.

Sweet potatoes are also amazing.

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Chicken breasts in glass cookware with 1/4 inch of water. Salt and pepper. Cook on 350 for 25 to 30 mins. Wont dry up, perfect meal prep item.

Sweet potatoes are also amazing.
That's a really good idea, thank you! Don't know why I never thought of potatoes...

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Take the day BEFORE launch off and force yourself to sleep before launch time. Waking up 2-3 hours before the server launches will allow you to maximize your played time during your first session (which is arguably the most important). The longer you can go that first session the further ahead of other players you'll be which allow you an easier leveling time.
I've done this for expansion launches in the past and it's never worked for me. Changing your sleep schedule so soon to a release will ruin your bodies internal clock, and potentially make you more sleepy early on. Unless you can commit to a sleep schedule a few weeks in advance, I would advise not trying to wake up at 3-4pm to "game" your schedule. It's hell on your body and it simply doesn't work. YMMV.

Personally I just plan to have meals prepped and go about my day as usual, perhaps with increased caffeine and an hour less sleep each night. Light exercise every 2-3 hours to keep my body from seizing up (I just turned 30 and my body has decided 12 hour gaming sessions are no longer okay).

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Yeah being a few years into my thirties as well I've come to understand my limits..atm dieting with the wife and jogging to get a bit healthier before release so I can go at it a little more.
The release timing is going to be very important. If we get too late into August it'll be past my summer holidays so that'd suck bigtime.
If we get a late July release I'll be enlisting the wife for elderly care service a few weeks basically, only getting up from the chair for bathroom and my daily hour of trotting among the rice fields..

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The truth is that if you fully embrace your inner neckbeard, food isn't actually an issue. Focus so hard on grinding that you don't even think about food. No snacks while playing, only water to keep your eyes from getting crispy. Eat small meals so you can get back to grinding. When the game is all you care about (and it should be) then you default to eating just enough to survive, because you're not eating for enjoyment any more. Just do some pushups or something while on flight paths so you don't end up looking like a Forsaken IRL.

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Marxman wrote:
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Take the day BEFORE launch off and force yourself to sleep before launch time. Waking up 2-3 hours before the server launches will allow you to maximize your played time during your first session (which is arguably the most important). The longer you can go that first session the further ahead of other players you'll be which allow you an easier leveling time.
I've done this for expansion launches in the past and it's never worked for me. Changing your sleep schedule so soon to a release will ruin your bodies internal clock, and potentially make you more sleepy early on. Unless you can commit to a sleep schedule a few weeks in advance, I would advise not trying to wake up at 3-4pm to "game" your schedule. It's hell on your body and it simply doesn't work. YMMV.

Personally I just plan to have meals prepped and go about my day as usual, perhaps with increased caffeine and an hour less sleep each night. Light exercise every 2-3 hours to keep my body from seizing up (I just turned 30 and my body has decided 12 hour gaming sessions are no longer okay).
Everyone's body reacts differently. I've always done it this way for expansion launches and it's never been a problem. But then again I used to farm stuff In eq by sleeping 20 mins at a time and waking up for 2 mins to kill the mobs.

However you do it, just make that first session as long as possible!

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Marxman wrote:
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I've done this for expansion launches in the past and it's never worked for me. Changing your sleep schedule so soon to a release will ruin your bodies internal clock, and potentially make you more sleepy early on.
Same experience here. I have also learned from the last lan partys that fucking up my sleep schedule will make me feel aweful for at least 3 days after so I'm trying to resist to play at 12am. I'm always awake at 6am but I fear that I'm so hyped the night before that I can't sleep anyway.

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The best thing i've found personally is taking a couple of hours to have a productive morning before you get started. Go for a long walk/shorter run, get showered, throw fresh clothes on, prepare a decent breakfast, then settle in for a 12 hour shift.

If you're a functioning adult, your mind may be ready to no-life the classic launch, but you body probably won't be. If you try to instantly switch from having a routine, moving, and generally having a life to waking up and sitting straight down at the PC for 14 hours, you will feel bad. Getting exercise and self-care tasks taken care of at the top of the day helps ease the greasy guilt many of us are likely to run into as a result of this somewhat drastic lifestyle switch.

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