Well actually i was refreshing the page every 10 seconds until I saw the address and I immediately sent the eth using 200k as gas value. I really don't know what I could do better next time but it really pisses me off.
I had 7 emails to go through, it kinda went like this:
-Pre-prep was 7 tabs of MEW open in one browser with another 7 tabs of my personal links from the emails open in another browser, each browser on a seperate monitor. I fill out the MEW tabs so all I need to do is add in the destination address when the time comes, max gas and 200000 limit value.
-Timer on website counted down to 0, addresses were not appearing and people went straight to slack to express outrage.
-Meanwhile im just refreshing like crazy not paying attention to slack, and the addresses show 5 mins late but on the 05 minute mark pretty much.
-My MEW tabs are already all pre-filled out, just needs destination address, copy it in, generate, send. Next tab copy in generate send rinse repeat till I finish.
In my mind people lost for the following reasons:
1) You were not fast enough, you say you refreshed every 10 seconds, lol, thats 9 seconds more than you needed for a refresh, lets be realistic here, you shouldve been mashing the shit out of F5.
2) You did not do the amount of pre prep to the point where all you had to do was add in destination addresses.
3) You were an impatient aspie that resorted to slack instead of maintaining focus and refreshing the page.
4) you had no idea about gas values so people who did simply got ahead of you.
Think its pretty accurate, I couldve got at least 1-2 more emails in but my third transaction threw an error and i needed to re-adjust the gas value which wasted time.