The Finesse of Tick-Flicking, or How Playing with Building Blocks Improve By Fine Motor Skills

The Finesse of Tick-Flicking, or How Playing with Building Blocks Improve By Fine Motor Skills

Arguably one of the most important skills for any elite Runescape player to master is Tick Flicking. Tick Flicking manipulates the game engine behind Old School Runescape to take advantage of the sequence of events initiated when a player engages with their character or environment through a mouse click. 

Tick flicking can help you accelerate your XP gains, manipulate combat dynamics, and generally maximize your efficiency when playing Runescape. Specific guides exist that outline a number of strategies, from 3-tick Fishing Karambwan to 2-tick Woodcutting of teaks. Generally, the utilization of a stall mechanic to stack effects or actions in a way that can speed up tasks, but learning how to do so takes time and effort.

For instance, Prayer Flicking lets a player use prayers in combat without having their prayer points drain continuously. A skilled player will turn prayers on right before their effects are required, and turn them off immediately after. But make a mistake and it could mean you are running back from Lumbridge trying to reclaim your gear. It takes a lot of trial and error to become a master at this skill, but at the same time there are few novel ways to practice. 

Ultimately, tick flicking is a great example of Fine Motor Skills, which are the ability to make movements using the small muscles in our hands and wrists. While playing video games is definitely a way to stay sharp, mixing things up can bring fun new benefits. “By providing spatial training to children, and providing spatially demanding toys before schooling starts, we can give them the opportunity to develop skills important in fields like science, technology, engineering and math, ”reports Anne Gold, from Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in the US [1],

But not only does building LEGOs help you continue improving your fine motor skills, and getting you closer to becoming a tick-flicking master there are a number of other benefits from building our sets. Studies show LEGO building can improve your reflexes, problem solving, coordination, and overall mental focus [2, 3]. So what are you waiting for? Get practicing with a Brickescape set today!

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