I recently did a call out on Twitter about the tips and tricks needed for a first timer heading to PAX. With the event less than a week away, I can’t help but feel as though I am under prepared and I have completely underestimated the event all together!
Lucky for me, the kind folks at PAX Australia RT-d me, and I was inundated with tips, tricks and advice from fellow gamers that I have collated to help everyone else as well!
— PAX Australia (@PAXAus) October 27, 2016
1. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
This was a recurring piece of advice, comfortable clothes and shoes are a must. There’s a lot of walking around, and finding your comfort sweet spot (especially in the shoes department!) is highly recommended.
2. Water, water… WATER!
Another one that came up a lot – bring your own water and keep hydrated. The venue can get quite warm with everyone walking around and so water is a must.A small stack of snacks is recommended also (nuts, jelly beans etc).
3. Take advantage of the AFK room if needed
I love that PAX Australia has a room like this – and I know sometimes when I get a bit overwhelmed or just need a time out, rooms like this are perfect. You can regroup, take a moment and destress. Means that you are collect your thoughts before heading back and having some fun – again!
4. Plan ahead
Use the PAX app (now available at the iTunes Store / Google Play) and plan your day. Gives you the ultimate opportunity to know where you want to go and what you want check out. If you have a one day pass like me – you can cross off all the things you ‘HAVE’ to see.
5. Have fun!
Play games – makes sure you have fun! Try what you can and play as many games as you can.
A big thank you to all the folks on Twitter that shared their expertise, here is a small sampling of the replies below:
— Joseph W (@jowoseph) October 27, 2016
— James Ewing (@Drayven_Darko) October 27, 2016
— I (@sabretoothgrape) October 27, 2016