SpeleoFool793,950 (450,420)Arizona

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Sep
12
No More Bean Dives
Nope.  Not Gonna Happen.Nope. Not Gonna Happen.

  • The Long Road to Recovery (From Bean Dive 2016)
It's been almost a month since my last blog, and forward progress has been glacial. At least in terms of achievements unlocked from my backlog. I snagged the 6 easy achievements to wrap up 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand (JP). And I did manage to close the book on another of my oldest incompletions:
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved²SmileThe Smile achievement in Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved² worth 110 points2, 4, 11, 15, 17, 18 and 19.

But otherwise it's been a dry spell for cleaning up old achievements. I made some progress on Platinum Medals in Project Gotham Racing 3, and Hardcore levels in Splosion Man, but I still have a good amount of work left before I pop any achievements in either game. And even if I completed both, I'd only net 4 achievements out of the 12 I needed to recover my dive.

I decided to break up the monotony of tedious grinding by dipping into a few quick games. That helped me to keep my energy levels up for grind sessions, but due to inconveniences of math, new completions do next to nothing to improve my Completion %. A couple hundred achievements @ 100% only pulled my average up about 0.01% and cut the number of achievements I need by one. So, now I'm 11 away from full recovery, lol.

Although playing new stuff was refreshing, it's disconcerting that even one problem achievement would undo a couple hundred achievements worth of progress. Every new game only adds however-many hours to get right back to where I already am. I hope that as I continue to push my completion to ever greater heights this anxiety about starting games doesn't get worse, but I think it's going to be OK once I finish this push.

I really just want to reach my targets of 99.5% completion and 10 incomplete games and then get on with enjoying new (to me) games. I'm not going to get there with new completions. And I'm not getting anywhere fast by limiting myself to the grinds I have now. Which leaves me with only one obvious course of action:

  • Sound the Alert!
Time to Takei Care of Business!Time to Takei Care of Business!
I've been actively avoiding Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 for a while now. It's the last title left untouched from Bean Dive 2016, and it accounts for 49 of my 109 unearned achievements. At least several of those will be fairly easy to unlock.

What originally started as a series of conflicts preventing me from playing Red Alert eventually morphed into a personal challenge to postpone it for as long as possible. I don't just want to top out at 99.5%, I'd like to maintain there--or at least stay somewhat in the vicinity when I get back to starting games. I wanted to see if I could completely recover my dive before starting Red Alert. Now I know: I could, but I don't want to. smile

I looked at my unearned achievements to see if I could cherry-pick a dozen from the three titles that still have more than a couple left (Vampire Rain, Kinect Adventures and Battlefield 2: Modern Combat). Short answer: no, not without getting fairly invested (or really sore, lol). And if I'm going to get invested in another backlog game, it ought to be the one with MP achievements....

So, that's it then. Sometime in the next few days I'll finally end this 14-month long journey to resurface from a 50-title dive back to record heights. And then I can change my focus to maintaining. No more Bean Dives for me. dive warning clap
Posted by SpeleoFool on 12 September 17 at 23:55 | Last edited on 12 September 17 at 23:57 | There are 2 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.

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Comment by TheDude722 at 14:51 on 19 Sep 2017

Decent game

Comment by TheDude722 at 14:52 on 19 Sep 2017

And you don't even have to fight the final boss to get all achievements.

Comment by ravens75 at 15:12 on 19 Sep 2017

Lol.

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Comment by AdmiralMoo at 09:49 on 19 Sep 2017

Good work man, you been at this one a while?

Comment by TwistedTB at 09:52 on 19 Sep 2017

Yeah considering I started the game back in 2011! Only 6 years, lol.

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Comment by Spazpol at 13:41 on 19 Sep 2017

Very nice!

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Comment by planting42 at 05:47 on 19 Sep 2017

Yes, I bought the $4.99 pack

Comment by Slayers Reign at 06:33 on 19 Sep 2017

Did it speed it up much?

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Comment by NuclearNyborg at 05:32 on 19 Sep 2017

Nice! Reaching maximum Density

Comment by IXI FalcoN at 13:36 on 19 Sep 2017

Yeah I'm getting there, barely have time to game these days so I've slowed to a crawl.

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Comment by MightyMango at 12:58 on 19 Sep 2017

Is that all?

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Comment by Psychotic Pat at 03:48 on 19 Sep 2017

Nice, was it fun in the end or a waste of time?

Comment by Vegeto19 at 11:13 on 19 Sep 2017

It was fun.

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Comment by Fshguy at 03:40 on 19 Sep 2017

How are your fighting skills? Still wondering if these are worth going for.

Comment by MightyMango at 03:45 on 19 Sep 2017

This one was really easy, i suck at fighters

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Comment by o EcLiipzE at 02:16 on 19 Sep 2017

Gotta hit them checkpoints and do the moves they say (although you don't exactly have to)

Comment by BIGB EC at 02:18 on 19 Sep 2017

Can barely get past the first two guys. I either get caught during a cut scene or slide into the second guy.

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Comment by Kaens at 03:03 on 19 Sep 2017

I actually liked this game and recommended it to my sister.

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But is it really different outside of the end? Who would know? Maybe some more branching, maybe there is...

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Comment by J2B9 at 23:26 on 18 Sep 2017

Nice. How do u not have "Reach rank 150"?

Comment by X O Jonny at 07:01 on 19 Sep 2017

I'm level 144. All I play is team death match and it hardly gives any xp :/

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Comment by tecian at 19:03 on 18 Sep 2017

Pretty good ;)

Comment by Inferno118 at 19:03 on 18 Sep 2017

First ever

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