Last year, while talking with Leon Brocard, he told me he felt he had good sense of orientation because of games... I disagreed, since I had also played games for a very long time and I would get lost quite easily... or so I thought!!
Last weekend I was in this contest in which 96 pairs fought, among other things, to reach a given point in the city (not even knowing where we were at first). So, after being first two out of three times, I must conclude I have good sense of orientation (at least I always know which way is north
So what made me think I had bad sense of orientation after all? Well, after giving it some thought, it seems I just tend to follow directions too strictly... If someone says "take the second on the right", I will go through the second minor thing I fit in (1)
This means you always have to give me strict directions or very few directions and let me find things out myself
So, Leon... you might be right... maybe it's all the Quakes and Dooms and stuff
(1) - This could be taken as a result of trying to find secret areas