Forum post of the day: Tick Tock


I knew I couldn't be the only quirky person in WoW. Talonhunter of EU-Tarren Mill's thread on the general forums helps me feel a little bit better. He asked what people's "ticks" are, citing "Every time I engage a mob, I strafe a few steps to either side," and "When I have done a brief dismount, to gather something or likewise, I always run a few steps before I get back on my mount again."

There are some things that seem odd, but actually appear to be common. Some examples include jumping when charging or when summoning a flying mount, obsession with repairing gear, and checking out what every linked item looks like. I have some of the habits mentioned in the thread, and a few others:
  • I say "For Pony!" in vent when I charge a boss- with varying degrees of enthusiasm.
  • I name my mounts- Muffin is still my favorite, whenever I rez my favorite healer I whisper "Arise, my champion!" and he usually responds with "At your side, milady."
  • I check out every drop before I press greed in a group, even though I know I don't need greens.
  • When I'm getting my bearing, I turn to the right.
  • I jump when I go into instances.
  • I have a Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard, I change the back-light color to red for arenas.

It's good to know that my behaviors are not really that out of line. What are your ticks, quirks, and other rituals?

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.