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Knowing your enemy: The Combat Shakes.

I think we've all at one time or another experienced the silent enemy that is combat shakes. Doing your non-disclosed thing in your non-disclosed location and suddenly, combat. The shakes kick in and you're furiously trying to type OPEN HOLSTER or USE to no avail, your body has betrayed you, your fingers useless as they hit the wrong keys, typing something that just isn't close enough.

How do you all combat this lurking bodily sabotage?

The same why as I would IC, funny enough. Sparring with partners, making combat macros, creating battle strategies with allies. xD

I guess it's one of these times where IC and OOC lines up perfectly, for me at least.

Macros to prepare for combat are great.
I'm pretty sure that I've eaten more bullets than I should've because of this. Second in annoyance only to lag, if your connection is as shitty as mine is. Mostly just familiarize yourself with what you need to do in a situation where you're attacked. As with anything else, doing something often is going to allow you to react appropriately when you're caught off guard.

Just practice, no other way imho. Maybe macros can help with holstering and unholstering, but that's about it.


JK. Slow down your breath though, that helps.

Yep. Get in to fights. Lots. In a variety of situations. One on one. One on many. Many on one. Many on many. On the ground, on roofs, involving vehicles. And try different tactics: shoving, grappling, disarming, posture adjustments.

And it also helps to get into fights that matter. Have serious consequences. If all you do is spar and know that you won't lose a thing from the fight, you might find yourself shaking again when battle with real stakes comes up.

And it also helps to step back during a fight and remember it's a game. Take some breaths. And to try and go in with a plan. And have a default plan for when you are ambushed. It also helps to remember that, even if you do nothing other than drawing a weapon, your character will respond and fight back. The rest is optimization. :-)

Macros and just years of competitive video gaming experience.

When you were partying, I studied the combat mechanics. When you were having premarital sex, I mastered the macros. While you wasted your days at the gym in pursuit of vanity, I cultivated inner strength. And now that the world is on fire and the combat shakes are at the gate you have the audacity to come to me for help.

I honestly thought it was just me, I nearly have a panic attack when combat starts.
Learn First Aid.

Be in a situation where you're required to perform first aid.

Emergencies are fun.

A hot rail of meth will fix those
No shakes. I need only one command.

sit here

*waits for the beating to commence*