Well, I don't know if I'm going to want to go through that again.
Not the Bean Dive, mind you... but the combination of the Bean Dive and moving to a new apartment, starting the day after the Bean Dive started.
Here is a summary of my Pre-Dive and Post-Dive stats: Pre-Bean Dive:
179 games played
2,550 achievements (of a possible 6,204)
45,840 gamerscore (of a possible 130,605)
68,885 TA score (of a possible 266,300)
1.5027 TA ratio
Site rank: 42,790 (of a total 183,236) Post-Bean Dive:
219 games played
2,592 achievements (of a possible 7,657)
46,380 gamerscore (of a possible 162,605)
69,458 TA score (of a possible 324,303)
1.4976 TA ratio
Site rank: 43,785 (of a total 191,088... wow, the site grew pretty fast!
It took me two weeks or so just to get settled into my new place, and though I plugged away at my dive list when I could, it took much longer than I had anticipated (for comparison, I dived more games last year in about a third of the time).
In fact, I had to remove six games from my dive, bringing the total games dived down from 46 to 40. This is because (A) I needed some money pretty quick, and had to sell some games, in addition to DVDs and books; and (B) I wasn't going to even try to start Bejeweled 2
. So I sold my Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged disc, and that means Bejeweled 2 and these five games will not be added to my games played--not now, and possibly not ever:Geometry Wars: Retro EvolvedHardwood BackgammonOutpost Kaloki XTexas Hold'emWik: Fable of Souls
You can see the list of all my Bean Dive games, including these six, right here
Unlike last year, I maintained enough self-discipline over the past four weeks + without popping any non-Bean Dive game achievements. However, I did unlock two achievements in each of the following games: Dragon Age: OriginsJurassic: The Hunted
These three achievements in the Tomb Raider games finished my Bean Dive today:
I'd probably still be working on my dive if not for the following achievement:
(Did I mention I suck at platformers?)
And finally, my vote for the most whimsically named and fun to get achievement goes to:
The Bouncy Bouncy achievement in Trine 2 worth 20 pointsStand on a conjured box bouncing on any bouncy surface for 10 seconds
(Another platformer... whoda thunk it?)
So... now begins the long road to recovery. The obvious goal is to recover my pre-dive completion percentage of 41.10... an increase of 7.25 percentage points from where it currently stands, at 33.85.
I'm going to aim for an increase of 1.45 percentage points each month, so I can reach 41.10 by February 1. That way, if I stay at the same steady pace, I can reach 48.35 by June 1, 49.80 by July 1, and (hopefully) 50.00 by Bean Dive Day, 2013.