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Thread: Zoning while you're "asleep"

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    Default Zoning while you're "asleep"

    Or daydreaming, really.

    Does this happen to you?

    I noticed that sometimes my mind starts to drift off and my reflexes take a backseat to my subconscious. I start thinking about ridiculous things but I somehow manage to play as normal as I would if I were to just focus on nothing but zoning.

    I literally "zone out" and my subconscious starts to play for me. Like, I'm looking at the screen, but my mind isn't actually processing what I'm doing, it's just focusing on my thoughts. Basically, my mind and my fingers are doing two completely different things.

    5 - 7 zones later I wake up wondering "How did I get to this part of the track?"

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    Yes, this is a well documented psychological phenomenon. Its called boredom
    Seriously though, I get this too when playing zone mode, which I don't do very often.

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    lmao!
    Yeah, I guess that's one explanation.

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    Golgofier.

    I think this is quite a common state and while it won`t bring me my fastest performances it sometimes helps me overcome my struggles on a track I`m fighting with, then I find I`m flying perfect laps without trying at all. Similarly to this, sometimes I find myself driving into town and not remembering a large part of the journey. This needs to involve perfect laps of the roundabouts too or turns complicated I guess.

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    Humanoid Autopilot ROFL!

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    This often happens to me after my second or third attempt on a track and especially on tracks with more than 75 zones possible (pure4, anulpha...). After a while I "wake up" and tell myself I have to concentrate and generally that's when I hit the wall and ruine my series of PL...

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    Yeah, in Zone sometimes I and i've heard others go into a kind of a trance which, believe it or not, is actually better to play in than when you're really concentrating as you don't feel the pressure and make literally NO mistakes as you are piloting the track subconsciously.

    Nice feeling .

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    Whenever I zone on Mallavol I always forget where I am on the track atleast once. Mainly near the end, I end up turning the wrong way

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    To me, it's getting into the ZEN state of mind when it comes to zoning. I've
    experienced the same kind of thing downhill mountain biking in real life. Extreme
    sports people refer to this as "getting into the flow" and not having to think,
    just going with it. Really fun when it happens, I tell you.

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    I noticed this happening often, especially in Zone mode. I start thinking about all kinds of things, while my subconscious takes the wheel.

    I pilot a lot better in that state, as well. The thing that mostly wakes me up is the voice saying "perfect lap".

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