So, Ill get my FIFA talk out of the way first, and explain the title.
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Thanks to LesserHuman and Smeddum07, I decided to completely change my squad up and go after Spanish players only. I was a little hesitant on doing this at first because I had invested a bit of coin into this current squad, and I ending up selling a few players without playing a single match with them (at a loss too), but it ended up working out in my favor.
For some reason, Greenman decided he was going to buy me Puyol, which I graciously exchanged him for Diego Lopez. Puyol is old and disgusting looking when he is sweaty, but he is SOLID in FIFA and in real life.
As much as I didn't want to do it, I decided to take Ramos at my RB position because he was just the best available. Same thing with Xavi Alonso. I would say out of all the starters at Real Madrid I respect Benzema and Alonso the most, so I was ok with pulling the trigger on that.
My last big purchase of the day was probably a tad on the pricey side, but I found a CF David Silva and just had to have him. He was buy it now 12k, and I see David Villa (88) go for 20k, so I did it. He scored his first goal for me today in my second to last match, and it was an absolute stunner.
I have a pretty solid line up now, 85 rated overall and a 93 chemistry. if I play around with a few things its 98, but I need to change around players and rest them to avoid injury. I was worried that pulling one person out would drop my chemistry a lot, but I subbed Carvalho for Ramos with little to no penalty on chemistry. Same thing for Falcao when I subbed him in for Pedro, in fact my chemistry went up!
Speaking of Falcao, he is an absolute BEAST!!! He is probably the smallest person on the pitch, but he had 3 headed goals in 5 games. One of them, was match deciding. I decided to take my squad for a test run and they held up real good. I just suck at defending. I started to hit my grove about the second to last match, but I could tell the opponents were much weaker. I went to play in the online tournament for gold players only and I made it to the semis so far, which is by far the farthest I have ever gone. I won 2-1 in the opener, and 3-2 in extra time off a GORGEOUS... wait for it... FALCAO goal :p.
Really loving on my team and can't wait to make a few more purchases. My short list is Pique and Villa. They both go for around 20k a piece, so it might take a little time, but I GOTTA HAVE THEM.
Going back to achievements, by the looks of it, I should have my first shot for the last achievement in FIFA to pop in around 5 games. Sanchez is at 95 with around 5-10 forfeits if it doesn't pop then. If Valdez hits 200+ and Sanchez hits 115 and no achievement, I doubt I will bother and just start the EURO DLC. One of those things that if I play with the same squad singleplayer 1 game a day ill get it eventually. I just hope it pops on its own soon.
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Starting playing Sniper Elite V2 with Greenman v2 <- See the connection there? It is a pretty fun game, and the hardest difficulty is so far pretty managable in co-op. We got off to a bad start when I was looking at the youtube guide for the wong level, but after that moment we only missed one wine bottle that was invincible after we triggered a cut scene. Going to continue to work on that tomorrow.
I bought 2 games from Gamefly's sale, Cabelas Big Hunt 2012 and Rage both were 8.99 and I used a coupon so it was pretty cheap for two games which is great!
Thanks to working almost 40 hour weeks and taking a summer class, the bank account has been doing alright recently, and I decided to splurge a little and buy some tickets for myself and two of my friends to go to the Passion Pit concert in Austin on September 15th. Pretty excited about it, turns out I also will be getting a vinyl + cd of their new abum autographed by the band since I purchased the tickets so early which is really cool. In case you haven't heard of passion pit, you should check them out. Their first Album is called Manners and their second album is due out at the end of July. Here is my favorite song of theirs:
I promised another robot chicken sketch (is anyone watching them?) so here it is: