Couldn't find an offtopic subforum, so.. I guess this one will do. What do you do when a map/movie compiles/renders? I use spotify and listen to music and just freakout... ^^
Also, what's with the l4d engine.. I mean, something that took 5-10 min for me takes about 1 min on it.. Like on this map I've made recently (pretty big), "Warning, HDR CAN DOUBLE COMPILE TIME". And it only took 47 seconds.
I normally just actually take the time out to chat with all the people talking to me on X-Fire, Steam, AIM/YIM/MSN. Since normally when I'm working I'm generally quiet - so that's my time to respond back.
I generally do thinks like... -get a snack -stare -walk around the room -stretch -talk to others around me -stare -go onto the Youtube -continue looking for errors in my previous compile -rant on about the current 'L4D2 boycott' and how gamers will never in a million years be able to discipline themselves into not buying a game they want even if they are "hard-core 'cotters of the people" -go onto Interlopers -stare -Watch the television
-eat -stare at the screen -leave my house (sometimes) -find something to do -come back and stare some more -zone out while staring -still zone out while not realizing its done compiling eather- 1.play the map 2.loose the mood to play the map or think of something to add on to it so i never end up playing it.