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    It certainly happened to me while playing Fusion's Zone mode, so much to the point that if I so much as twitched I lost it. At high zones it really was a subconscious thing, you had no time to react so you were relying on knowing what you had to do and hoping your hands would do the rest

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    I don't know, it usually doesn't last for me. I find myself going along, then it's interrupted by "my nose itches", "wish my chair would stop creaking", "why do my neighbors let the dog bark like this for hours", "i want to watch summer of sam" "my leg itches", "that mother (#*$ing fly buzzing in and out of my periphery is going to die", "STOP #*$(ing calling me people", "ProblemSolver has hit Zone 150, I bet he does his laundry while at this level", "damn, that (#*$er technically has gotten a double-zeus - why even bother?" "my hand itches"

    No "in the zone" for me, sadly.
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    lol that's fun

    sometimes it happens to me to have some moments where I'm just absent, not really sleeping, but just far away in my thoughts, it happens to me quite often even when I'm not on WO, but yes, I can't tell how I manage to play this way, but it usually happens at zen speed, I guess that's why I hate super zen so much, because it kinda wakes me up and I'm only ready for subsonic.

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    LOL! This happens to me every time I play a game with a standard "routine". Zone is the same track every lap, so it becomes automatic after a few laps. I have the same thing with games like Tetris or Super Stardust HD. Especially through the easier stages. As stages get harder, I find that more concentration is needed and I "wake up".
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    LOL, this is exactly why 'zone' is called 'zone'!
    The first time I noticed this phenomenon was when playing 2097, and noticed I got better lap times.
    Its like the eyes make a direct connection to the hands controlling the controller, without the conscious mind inbetween. The mind then has time to wander in different directions, while the eyes communicate with the finger-muscles directly.
    And that is exactly the state I hope to get into everytime I switch on WipEout. It is what WipEout is about.

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    If you drive a motorbike (especially a quick one) this state of mind takes over and is an essential part of the feeling of a good ride. In fact , if you want to be a good motorbike rider , you as a person needs to get 'integrated' into the machine, so actually this 'Zen state' where all inputs from the street go through the machine into your subconsious and back would be the perfect closed circuit for perfect driving BUT this flow feeling can take over resulting in the loss of being focused and accidents can happen. That's why riding a motorbike is probably close to the experience of piloting an AG craft ... with the first its the delicate physical balance of road machine and driver , with the latter it's the breakneck speed wich doesn't allow for too much 'consious' decisions but have the potential taking your mind to other levels
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