Monday, February 27, 2012

Thank you Eye of the Beholder

There is a level in the video game Eye of the Beholder near the end (just before the one where the giant creepy eyeball (Beholder) would wander down hallways to destroy your party) I hated with heat of a thousand suns.  I could never find my way around all the corridors.  I always got turned around and ended up in the same place I started.  The first time I got though I was so happy and relieved; I couldn't believe my luck.  Then my party wiped -stupid creepy eyeball- and I had to start at the last place that I had saved.  The beginning of the tower.  Stupid game.  A weaker person would have given up; not me though.  Sure I walked away from the computer calling out string of not so nice words  about the game, but I came back.  Eventually.

Anyways, to make a long story short, it was that game that really made me question my sense of direction- or lack thereof.  If I couldn't navigate my way through a virtual world how could I find my way in the real world?  I used the frustration I felt playing that stupid level to learn how to be a better navigator.  To be able to mentally keep track of my path and to use map effectively became (and still is) very important to me.  'Cause let's face it, not every game has good maps, and not everyone has GPS.  I still have moments of difficulty with reading the maps in SWTOR but other than that I am pretty good.

So if you don't have GPS, my 'mad map reading skillz' make me a pretty good person to have in your car.

Thank you Eye of the Beholder!

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