Post by UrbaneVirtuoso on Dec 22, 2015 2:40:18 GMT -5
I never really thought about this, but as the title says, this involves an involuntary shaking of the hands after those high-octane sessions.
Upon having these tremors during an intermission lobby of Black Ops 3, I mused, "Oh hey, this again." Before long, it settles after a minute in, and with there being a lull I wondered: how often do people experienced this? What are common remedies? Stuff like that.
Color me piqued, so what's the deal? My only guess is the body recuperates from any big adrenaline surge one would have from gaming.
From what I read abroad, this is prevalent in highly-competitive games like StarCraft, Call of Duty or MOBAs in general -- things that demand multitasking and precision throughout the way, and where those crazy victories can either be snatched or stolen on a dime.
So yeah, thought it'd be interesting to bring light for one of those small, peculiar things -- even at the potential expense of fap jokes.
I remember them being frequent back when I played some games competitively near the turn of the century when something was on the line. Haven't had such an effect except for few intense rounds of MW2 and Titanfall. I've gotten to playing too leisurely, rarely getting into games so intently that I'd feel a rush.
In my case, the calm after the rush would only last a few seconds before the body shuddering stops. The brief loading time between maps in old games would be long enough for me to recover without letting the adrenaline drain away. I'd have already lost my edge waiting in one of those several minute long between-match lobbies.
I recall it happening in moments after I clutch or almost clutch in SnD. Don't really remember it happening in Titanfall, Smite, or Destiny really. I think it has to do with the knowledge that my whole team is watching me perform and the intense pressure I put on myself. That pressure usually isn't a detriment...
I've always been my harshest critic in life and in gaming so I think that makes sense.
Edit: Funny enough...waaay back when I played chess competitively (middle school lol) I remember getting it after a really sick outplay when I had an audience.
I've had them plenty when I was younger. Even when playing WaW zombies in a team I'd keep screwing up clutches because the adrenaline made my hands shake a lot. In general it made me very shy of PvP multiplayer in general. If my friends didn't play Halo 3 splitscreen all the time I would have never touched a PvP game ever.
I remember having some serious hand tremors during presentations in highschool. I'd be perfectly calm, but if I was in a class where I'd have to work for my marks they'd usually go off all on their own.
Last Edit: Dec 25, 2015 17:55:26 GMT -5 by Deleted
I've made my wrists hurt from trying to do the jumpshots with a regular controller on my MW3-BO2 days on the 360. I am mildly concerned about future soreness and possible injury so I bought a Xbone without a regular controller and essentially paid $80 for the Elite controller, thanks to the fact I no longer need the chat adapter.
Thanks for the video mousey I'm definitely going to try those. I've been suffering with a painful left thumb for a good while now it stopped me playing titanfall, i had resort to more sedate games. I picked up Halo 5 cheap the other day and I've had three, two hour sessions and the pain is coming back. Really I probably should go the doctors but that would be too sensible wouldn't it.