: UHH 3 match up: angelsk vs Triple Triad777Result
: 19-20 (loss)Rank
: 87th with 48 points (38 achievements and 1 win); 9th Top GamerPlaylist
: UHH3 Playlist
Woo a friend! And an active one..... oh no, I have a feeling the win will be hard hard hard this week! But 20 is doable, what's with the incredibly easy lists this time? And so we have another week and another rambling non-sensical blog post :)
Triad got an early start (US-based, 5 hours behind of me timezone-wise), before/between classes. Either way this is a time-based matchup, not a great deal of "skill" required (no offence to either of us!). On that note, I've already lost, bar extenuating circumstances; but I'll get the 20. I was excited, then I remembered that Triad is a UHH pro! I have a slight advantage on progress on a couple of games, but not much, and most of the ones I've only dived :)
I was already down 0-6 before I even got home from work, so I knew I had a bit to catch up. I managed to squeeze out 10, heading to bed on 10-10 to me on ratio, but knowing that Triad had time on their side. They gamed til 1am their time, and left it on 10-16. I was going to do a Telltale Game in the am before work, but being as I went to sleep with the Sherlock theme tune and woke up with Final Fantasy stuck in my head, I decided I should probably take a screen break (or at least as much as I could given I work on computers).
I'm pleased with my progress, but I'm not going to ruin my sleeping patterns in the group stage :). I'll be extremely happy with my first 20, and very glad I didn't meet Triad in the KO rounds! If it's not enough to get through to the KO round in the end, then I'll enjoy the just for fun stuff. I have no illusions of winning, it's just a great opportunity to clear some of my backlog.... or recover more of my bean dive!
I had a good streaming session on Tuesday night, and I think it was 14-17 when I went to bed Tuesday night, and as I got to work Wednesday morning it was 14-19. I was exhausted, I think I overdid it a bit on Tuesday night #mentallyexhausted. I'd already decided that the 20 was achievable but not the win; I was just hopeful to have been able to get more achievements Tuesday night than I did. I was aiming for 2-3 more, but hey I got some longer ones done.
It was weirder intentionally missing missables, but I only have a 3-game buffer on the 10% rule so I need to be careful not to finish anything unintentionally (and it gives me some easier ones for next rounds possibly :). I still should have enough points to make the first round of the knockouts - but feeling less competitive this year ;)
So Wed was a bit of a bust for me, feeling so exhausted and some work stuff sapped the rest of my energy. I finished off Guardians and did Batman, but then I just went to bed. Was awesome to wake up on Thu am and see Triad had hit the 20! I did let them know they could sleep as I was not going to be anywhere near 20 until the weekend, but hey :) Would like to know how long Alan Wake took them, because I'm very tempted at this point to stop at 19 and just sleep this weekend. It took 8 hours from the start of Episode 3. Ouch!
I'm also considering purposefully going over the 10% removal by completing some games to skip the knockouts and just go into the just for fun rounds. We shall see. For some reason this week hit me hard and I'm rather exhausted. I know I've been looking forward to participating in UHH, so much, but not at the expense of my health. It's the concept of the game I love, not the stress ;)
I've played some really nice games so far in UHH - luckily streamed most of them, so I have a record. What Remains of Edith Finch and Blackwood Crossing being two that stood out the most from this week. Hue and Voodoo Vince - although I didn't play much last week, they were also awesome. Streaming BC on Thu took me up to 9th place for a moment on the leaderboard as well.
I played Minecraft Season 2 on Friday, whilst watching Titanic. Then I finished off the week with Bioshock on Saturday. Already decided I'm not playing 10 hours of Alan Wake, even though I feasibly could, I physically and mentally can't :)
Played the heck out of Lego Worlds this weekend and had a ton of fun :)
Still, a good week and I feel I have enough points. I'm satisfied I could
have gotten the 20 if I wanted to, and if it would have guaranteed me the win. Plus a great opponent is a bonus :D// BREAKDOWN
19/20// XBOX ONE 9
18/18 (4 new games)The Plan
: Find a screen with objects and keep changing colours until it pops, currently at 16%. Seems a shame to spam, but would waste other achievements not to. 15 minutes maybe.The Reality
: 15-20 minutes of wiggling the right stick! I got a good rhythm about halfway through.The Plan
: Ok, this game. Apparently I can grind for pixels, and I need 2500 of them for a heart. Depending on whether it auto-saved when I bought the item for the last achievement I either need around 1700 or 2500 :) Based off played two levels, probably allow a couple of hours.The Reality
: It had saved on purchase, so I needed to get the full amount. Took about 20 minutes of repeating level 1-1; then I got to the shop and found I only need 2000 pixels! LOL.The Plan
: 7 letter words only, check stats in-game, but I imagine I can probably get this quite easily.The Reality
: I had one to start. This took less than 10 minutes and I have to admit I used a solver to ensure I got words of exactly 7 letters long. Just did two rounds and got some more stars.The Plan
: This is the next achievement in story progression, will restart the game and stream. Shouldn't take more than half an hour.The Reality
: Took just about 10 minutes. I will have to restart and play this game properly for a stream sometime.The Plan
: SB. Sequence multiplier. Be quick, keep triggering explosions, use items. Allow an hour, probably much quicker.The Reality
: Another 10 minute one. Tried a timed mode and it wasn't good enough, so went back to Endless and managed to get a good sequence and multiplier first time.The Plan
: SB. Sounds like it will take about ten minutes, just a case of getting the attic key and taking the duck upstairs.The Reality
: 5 minutes, and most of that was spent trying to find the damn secret door (again!).The Plan
: SB. This is the next chapter, although it says Chapter 3. Probably 15 minutes. The Reality
: Took 10 minutes, it's a bit of a slow game. Will have to restart and play this one properly at some point.The Plan
: SB. Follow the sequence in the solution for this achievement, shouldn't take more than 1 hour, probably less.The Reality
: Took about 50 minutes as it was most of the way through the game. Luckily didn't pop any achievements along the way.The Plan
: This is the endgame achievement. Don't worry about collecting stuff, just finish the game (can't 100% any games by accident this competition else I'll de-qualify!). 2-3 hours.The Reality
: Took around an hour and most of that was because it's sooooooo slow to walk! I think it restarted me at the beginning, which was fine coz I got stuck in a cave last time.The Plan
: Act 2, near-ish the beginning. Need to complete Act 1. Probably restart the game again and stream; maybe 1.5-2 hours. Don't worry too much about conversation choices.The Reality
: Ha! I totally cheesed this one, you can actually start on Act 2 without having to have finished Act 1 :) This took about half an hour to get to the point where she gets the call and I got a few extras along the way.
: New game. Complete the game and watch the credits. Stream this, just play through, anything missed can be mopped up in chapter select. 2-3 hours.The Reality
: This is a rather awesome game, was enjoyable playing through, managed to miss all the missables (intentionally) so my first achievement was for finishing all the stories :) Then the credits popped soon after. Sadly not possible just watching the credits from the menu, so took about an hour and 3/4 all in all.
: This is for completing the second episode, I've done nothing in this game so far aside from idle, so easy to restart. Doubt this will take longer than an hour (30 mins based on Triad).The Reality
: Took about half an hour, some overthinking on my part - but interesting game. More adventure than point and click.
: New game. Short game, has chapter select, so I'll stream a playthrough and do a full exploration without trying to get too many of the other achievements and specifically looking for the AR. 1-2 hours.The Reality
: Was a good game, was easier than expected to find the AR desktops as they were on the timeline, and after that it was just a case of making sure I didn't miss the single AR recordings. Game was a bit laggy and crashed near the end, but only took just over an hour and a half and did it all in one run (again missing the other missables intentionally)
: I've done the first chapter of the episode, so it's just two more to take me halfway through the first Chapter. Probably around half an hour.The Reality
: I did about 20 minutes before my stream on Tuesday and got one more episode down. The second chapter only took 10 minutes, so that was an easy finished. Half an hour in all.The Plan
: New game. Story walkthrough, probably less than half an hour to get this, it'll be fairly close to the start, 1/3 of the way through the first episode.The Reality
: Took about half an hour I think. I reset lots of the fight scenes because I was paying more attention to Derek's stream than the game and died too many times. Probably restart this if I go back to it. Only bought the first episode for the competition as I needed the extra games :)The Plan
: Probably half an hour in (maybe only ten minutes). It's a missable, so once in the treehouse, don't forget to stop and check!The Reality
: Honestly I think this one didn't take long, but I wanted to play more of the game so I continued playing (and streaming) after getting it, for an hour. I really like this game, it's novel.
: New game. 2/3 of the way through the first episode. Story walkthrough, no more than 1 hour. Shame I haven't really touched the first game ;)The Reality
: Took about an hour, though I was not paying full attention as I was watching Titanic for the podcast.The Plan
: Disc. I'm on Neptune's Bounty, which is not far from Arcadia which is where I can invent something - probably looking at 2-3 hours. I actually didn't realise I had an advantage here, Triad hadn't started the game yet!The Reality
: I think I spent 2 hours tootling around Rapture, I was also doing other things so I didn't really time it. Either way I got into Arcadia Glen and just used the first machine I saw, but didn't save, so I can resume a proper walkthrough next time I pick this up. I do like Bioshock.// XBOX 360 BC
: Ah complete the game, I just so love these! I played through to... Episode 3 I think in the last UHH. Possibly 1/3 to 1/2 way through Episode 3. There are 6 Episodes. I don't have much advantage progress-wise as my opponent finished Episode 2 in the last round; but that gives them an advantage as they'll remember the controls ;) Guessing 8-10 hours min as it took me 6 to get to this point, and I'm a slow gamer! Tempted to not worry about collectibles for this run.The Reality
: I didn't want to spent 10 hours playing this for 1 single point. So I didn't :) Am satisfied enough to know I could have.// XBOX 360
: Disc. I completed Level 4 last (glad I decided to go back to some LEGO games), so this is just two more levels. Should be done in an hour. Probably knock this one out first. I have a little bit of an advantage as my opponent has only done Chapter 1 (but not much)The Reality
: Took about an hour, with some finagling for food :) Nice and simple, and a good one to start with.// ACHIEVEMENTS
19 for UHH
31 Tag-UHH-longs (23 extras)
19 games played (1 extra)
4 new games started