Here is a great example. One of our Boise members set a goal for the amount of weight he wanted to lift in the last month of Season 5. Our Black Box VR system tracks this and all kinds of other statistics so your numbers are always handy. He saw that he was going to be a little short by season end and did quite a few extra workouts to accomplish his goal. He couldn’t maintain that pace forever, but knowing there was a finish line in sight, he was able to make the push and hit the goal. Best of all, we were closely watching his progress, cheering him on and celebrating with him after he made it. That’s the power of a finish and a fresh start.
As someone who is newer to video games, I have also come to really understand and appreciate the value of quests. Everyone knows the value of a good to-do list and the satisfaction of crossing things off. That’s exactly what quests are within the Black Box VR game. Quests are designed to give participants additional things to achieve on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis that reinforce workout consistency while keeping things fun. After every quest completed, players are rewarded with Experience Points or Care Points reinforcing the activity. This is just one aspect of gaming psychology that is baked into the Black Box VR universe.