I’ve been a casual StarCraft II player for a long time. My son on the other hand is an outstanding player. Conversely I am a pretty good speed chess player and my son is an average speed chess player.
I decided it would be interesting to see if a particular Nootropics Stack would help with my APM (actions per minute) measurement in SC2. Would the stack give me enough of an ‘edge’ to defeat my son.
These results are by no means a scientific test, but I think we did a pretty good job. We used software and tools available to baseline our capabilities under SC2. We then show the results after taking the Nootropics Stack. Sure we could increase the sample by inviting multiple SC2 players. We could also have set up a double-blind test, introducing placebo Nootropic pills substituted for the real pills.
Frankly, we both don’t have the time for that. This test was more a fun father/son ‘what-if’ study to see if taking nootropics would help me lay waste to him in his games of choice.
The results are pretty amazing, from a statistical standpoint, and I’m convinced something is happening. It is at least worth pursuing further. Check out the results below. You can also see which Nootropic stack was involved.
Obviously I did not destroy my son in StarCraft 2, but look at the change in APM averaged over the 3-day Nootropic binge.
This is how we tested:
- Sunday – 5 baseline rounds, we started at 2pm, right after lunch. No nootropics.
- Monday – 5 baseline rounds, we started at 6:30, right after dinner. No nootropics.
- Tuesday – No gaming, took MindBoost Day in the morning, MindBoost Night before bedtime
- Wednesday – No gaming, took MindBoost Day in the morning, MindBoost Night before bedtime
- Thursday – 5 Competition rounds, we started at 7pm, after dinner. MindBoost Day in the morning, MindBoost Night before bedtime.
- Friday – 5 Competition rounds, we started at 7pm, after dinner. MindBoost Day in the morning, MindBoost Night before bedtime.
- Saturday – Final 5, we started at 10:30am. MindBoost in the morning, as always.
The last day in particular my son said I was playing noticibly better. The data shows the 1st round and 4th round I had my highest APM. This could be a number of things:
- I’ve been playing SC2 constantaly for days, I should get better.
- My son was slacking a bit, but that really would not affect my APM score as much as it would his. His remained consistent, pretty much throughout our home grown tourney.
- The Nootropics and possibly the Placebo effect caused the jump.
You can draw your own conclusions from the data. I think the MindBoost Nootropics started to kick in and helped me improve my game, both mentally and physically. It was not just the game playing that was going well. My week at work was productive, less stressful, and my focus was spot on.
If you curious, even a little, you should pick-up a supply of MindBoost Complete and conduct your own tests. It does not have to be StarCraft or Warcraft. It could be any game the requires good head, hand, eye coordination. I would hazard a guess that you will see an improvement. There really is no risk. SimpleSmartScience offers a 120-day money back guarantee.
Next article will be on Speed Chess. I turn the tables on the Nootropic testing and see how well my son does against me in speed chess.
* Note to hardcore SC and SC2 players: I know that APM is not the greatest KPI for determining how great of a player you are. It just happened to be the easiest for us to test. As I mentioned, this is not a scientific test and was meant to be a fun test on the effectiveness of nootropics on my SC2 gameplay. No spam or hate mail please.