But anyway, for some people it will help alot with motivation and find the time to do stuff that you often are to lazy not to do or dont find the time to do often enough. I used to spend time in games like WoW where you have achievment system, leveling and grinding. Recent times in facebook flash games like mafia wars & farmville. My point is, we force ourselves often to continue to do stuff, for pretty pointless reasons (like collecting for an item or achivement). In the end, they will increase your image in someway for other people. I’ve decieded to take advantage of this.
The idea is basically to make a game out of real life work and things you should do but never get done. This game will help get rid of alot of lazyness and get more things done. Which is perfect with all new years resolutions. It will contribute to your way of life in many ways. What you do is you gain expereince points for different things like cooking a dinner, doing the dishes or working out, or even contributing to teamliquid. Everything that is good that you wanto but never find time or effort enough to do. It can help you work harder and study harder. But the participants need to take it seriously and be honest, not to mention encourage and support eachother.
You gain levels out of these XP points like any other RPG. Along the way every now and then levels (10, 20, 30 etc) you give yourself a huge reward. (eg. travel to a place, or buy a new graphics card to your pc, or give yourself order a movie you allways wanted to see) It doesn’t have to be huge or very small, enough to motivate some more. Or if you would like to throw in a twist, give away a friends email adress to a participant here or so, and let them plan a surprise once you reached a certain level.
I will make a forum thread here on Teamliquid, with participants ID and level ranking etc. This will bind you somewhat to others, the idea, and will make you work hard to achive more IRL instead of spend too much time on empty surfing, idle time doing nothing, or wathcing to much movies or playing to many games when there is actually stuff you should have done before doing this. Also, doing it like this on TL, adds the competative spirit within people and by doing this, they will get alot more done, and it will motivate alot more than just the reason for doing it beeing the real life consequences.
I tried this alone, worked in some way, you see progress and thats very fun! (eg. when you workout and your weights get heavier) Alone you have no one to check you. With others you will force you to do things to uphold your reputation. Things will be alot easier to do! Since fresh new year is coming up, it would be a perfect place to start off. Also reporting in and telling others and get feedback and enoucargment will help. I still got some details to put togather. What do you guys think? Got any feedback or ideas for making this work?
When? 1st January 2010
Who? You, if you think your up for it!
How? Keep track on your XP in a word doc, and what you do every day and report it on TL.
Why? To increase effectivness of time and improve life in many ways. Also to get a firm grip on lazyness and force yourself to do things you have to do, and to get yourself to do things you want to, but never find the time or effort.
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Drinking atleast 2liters of water each day (30XP, 7day bonus 50XP)
Eating 5 veggies/fruit each day (30XP, 7day bonus 50XP)
Workout (100XP / hour)
Cooking dinner: (50XP)
Doing the dishes (30XP (small) 100XP (huge))
Contributing to Teamliquid (100XP / hour)
Studying (100XP / hour)
Learning a new language (150XP / hour)
Learning a new instrument (150XP / hour)
Cleaning appartment each week (200XP)
I have a hard time with level scaling. Anyone got any suggestions?
Poll: How does this sound?
(Vote): Sounds good! Sign me up!
(Vote): Sounds unecessary
(Vote): dont care