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Breakfast Topic: Putting on Your Game Face

Yes, I know this is technically a war face, but I couldn't resist using it.No matter what your playstyle or what you're doing in World of Warcraft, I'd say chances are you reach a point where you want to get down to business.

It can be any number of things. Maybe you finally want to grind out Exalted with Warsong Gulch. Maybe your raid group is in dire need of a good clean boss kill. Maybe you just want to head to Silithus and grind out that Guardian of Cenarius title. Whatever the reason, you have a goal, you have a plan, and you are not going to stop until you get enough.

But one thing remains: You have to keep yourself focused on your goal. That's when you put on your game face, and that's when you have those little rituals that keep you pumped up and motivated.

For me, I generally start with the music. Under Pressure is a good place to start, then I move on to some properly awesome movie themes like Eye of the Tiger or You're the Best or even St. Elmo's Fire. Of course, if that isn't enough, it's time for the secret weapon. That's right, I pull out the Europe, and we get right into the Final Countdown (You know, typing this out, I find myself realizing that my music consists of an inordinately large amount of cheesy 80s rock. Maybe I should be worried about that. Nah, just kidding. It's awesome).

Once the music's on, that's when I really get down to business. And if the going really gets rough, I get out my rally hat: My Indiana Jones fedora. It never fails. Okay, sometimes it does fail, but I look cool while failing, which is what counts.

Anyhow, what about you? When you've set a goal and you're getting down to business in WoW, do you have any rituals or lucky items or anything else you use to help you get your game face on?

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