Downtime and you.

You may be at work, busy as ever. You may be on the road, on a sales trip or vacation. You may also be at home, repetitively clicking on that button that might just let you into the virtual world we all love. Click, click, click...and the result is always the same: "Unable to connect to server."

What do you do during your downtime?

I, personally, enjoy a few hours with Youtube. If I really feel the withdrawal symptoms, I may even start clicking on game-play know, just so it feels like I might be playing if I squint hard enough.

Need some good ideas on how to pass the time?

  • Go back in time, Tivo the Heroes marathon on SciFi, and watch it all.
  • Troll the World of Warcraft forums to make it harder for people to read/post.
  • Make a few batches of cookies, and eat them all. Be sure to taunt as many people/family members/pets with said cookies. Do not share.
  • Travel to and then picket Blizzard's corporate offices until the servers come back up.
  • Attempt to perfect the jet propelled paper airplane.

(Disclaimer: do not attempt these methods of time passage unless you are professional time traveler, troll, baker, eater, picketer, learner, or rocket scientist. I'm not liable for your entertaining exploits and/or injuries.)

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.