Becoming a Pro: How to Create the Perfect Gaming Setup for Beginners
For other people, gaming is a casual past-time. For you, it is a serious business.
You spend hours and hours of your day to level up and defeat every obstacle that comes in your way. It is your hobby. You deserve to build a laptop setup that you can show off to fellow enthusiasts and will further improve your gaming.
Here are some items that you need:
A Comfy Chair
First off, start with a comfy chair.
If you plan to sit for hours in front of your personal computer, a comfy chair is a requirement. You would not last even a few minutes on a hard piece of plastic. You will get tired pretty fast and your body will hurt.
Instead, go for something soft. A sofa or a bean bag will provide you with comfort even if you sit on it for hours. Although ideally, if you have a little more money to spend, you should check out chairs specifically designed for gamers.
There are a few important factors to consider when choosing a gaming chair, but most important is back support. Your body should be relaxed at all times. If you are slouching the whole time you are playing, you will be complaining about backaches. A good gaming chair lessens the strain on your back and promotes good posture.
Armrests, too, are a necessity. You will be using your arms a lot. You do not want to pause the game and lose your momentum just because your arms are tired.
Finally, consider the textile used to make the gaming chair. Leather is known for durability. It is also easy to wipe if you are the type to eat and drink while playing. Fabric, on the other hand, provides ventilation and prevents sweat from building up (which may cause skin irritation).
The Proper Lighting
Lighting, too, affects your gaming. Gamers often turn off all the lights with only the screen illuminating the room. This helps them focus on what is happening in the game.
However, playing in the dark actually causes eye strain. When the amount of light in your surroundings is vastly different from the amount of light emitted from the screen, your eyes have to work harder in order to focus. The contrast is causing your eyes to be fatigued.
Using low lighting whenever you play will reduce eye strain. Smart lighting is ideal because it allows you to adjust the brightness and even program it so that it responds to what is happening on the screen.
Just be careful where you place the light.
The Perfect Gaming Headset
A gaming headset creates a soundscape so that you can feel truly immersed in the virtual world you are exploring. It also helps you hear movement to alert you when an enemy is nearby.
If you plan to play for hours, your ears will be sore if you are not using a good headset. Aside from the quality of sound, you have to choose which one would be comfortable for use.
Check the fit on your head. If it is too loose, you will be distracted by it falling down constantly. If it is too tight, it would cause pain later on. A little unnecessary weight may be fine at first, but it will cause neck pains after a while.
Your gaming setup does not have to be expensive. Just choose items that work for you. After all, what really matters is whether you defeat all the bosses and finish the game.