Should probably start taking notes because I swear that I have good material to post that's buried in my brain -- it's just my memory refuses to let them go. Yeah, that's it.
Anyway, after getting harassed by penis jokes for the past week or so since I started playing Uno
-- those guys are such dicks about it -- I ended up being far more productive, when it came to my gaming. Real life responsibilities took a backseat.
Not really, but that sounded funny, right? You know, the whole misdirection, yeah?
Eh. I'll leave the funny stuff to the professionals, like my good buddy, CrippleThreat8
. I mean, it's not like he was on AGT or anything.
I mean, don't get my wrong. I wanted to get in on the fun and tell them a penis joke too, but I didn't want to come off as cocky.
I do have a rare talent and get laughed at sometimes and I'm not even trying. For instance, I was setting up a new computer as my wife is looking over my shoulder and one of the first things you do is set up an account with a password. I thought I would be funny and type in "my dick" as the password, as a prank to my friend. It clearly backfired. A message popped up soon after saying, "Password is too short." My wife lost it.
Ahem. Burned myself.
So, back to me accomplishing stuff. In gaming. Wasting my time away where I could be helping the world with global warming or something equally as important.
Despite two of these games being a slog, I got a few more notches put on my Genre Project since last update:Guardians of Middle-earth | MOBA
MX vs. ATV: Alive | Motocross
Deadlight & Doritos Crash Course | Platformer
Speaking of genres, may have discovered a new one: Skiing. Fortunately, I have that one already covered, so bonus. Cha-ching.
Now, I'll go into more detail with some of these games I've completed recently -- currently working on the videos, so expect those later this week. Maybe. At the moment, I'll share with you two of them.
First one will be Guardians of Middle-earth
. Certainly cherished the fact I could double box this. While this wasn't entirely necessary, it definitely made things go by a little more quickly, I think. The AI was exploitable enough, but I had the resources, so why not use them.
Now, I have no idea how many hours I put into the game, but the estimation on site puts it at around 60 to 80 hours. Seems fair, I suppose. I did complete it in around 5 days, so I either was a bum the entire time or just got things done a bit more efficiently than most others. I wasn't really keeping track.
Now, I realize both of these videos are incredibly long and don't expect anyone to watch through all of it. It's mostly for me, but considering the LOTR video was cut down to 3 hours is a feat itself. Remember that estimation from earlier? Mind blowing, I know.
Of course, this was a big grind. No doubt about that. Since it was all online and a delisted game, I was motivated to get this done as soon as possible. Didn't want to end up with a discontinued achievement. It wasn't all that bad though since I was able to take advantage of my multiple screens. It encouraged me to catch up on some Netflix and Hulu shows while I was playing the game on another monitor. I don't see how some of you do it. Constantly grinding out achievements. It's mentally draining. Personally, I need to go outside and see some sunlight every now and then, lol. Hopefully everyone gets to feel happy at the end though.
--MX vs. ATV: Alive
was something I managed to wrap up fairly quickly and its estimation was 20 to 25 hours. I think that's fair too. I managed to wrap this up in two or three days -- it was all a blur. It was definitely over the weekend.
I was also able to double box this and I know that saved myself a little bit of a time too. I had other people willing to assist, but if you want a job done right, you got to do it yourself.
Nah. I'm appreciative of the ones that reached out. It's just far simpler to schedule when you do things yourself on your own time.
As far as the game goes, I was digging the whole Motocross thing. I didn't realize the right thumbstick was used to turn in the beginning, so things got off to a rough start
. Get it? I'm a genius. I know.
Oh. And, I realize this video is a little over 4 hours, but most of it was cut out, obviously. It's not all achievement related either. Some funny crashes were put in there and also showed how I beat all of the courses too. Not that anyone should need help. Flip that difficulty down to Rookie and it's honestly a cake walk. Cake with extra frosting.
I'll try to get videos of Deadlight
and Doritos Crash Course
up next. Really enjoyed playing those. Really did. Just wish there were more achievements to entice to keep me playing.
Currently going through my usual smorgasbord of gaming -- going back and forth between a few. One game to note is that I got into the CCG genre with Magic 2013
and much to my surprise, I can see the appeal. My co-worker who is really into the physical decks asked me if I would start going with him to these Magic events. Hard pass, lol. I've heard things about how most of participants smell, as in really bad body odor. Like, they don't even shower. Maybe use those toilette wipes. Who knows. That's something I'd rather not experience and can remain a mystery.
I'm mostly kidding, but even he's told me some of those guys smell rotten, so I'll take his word for it.
This blog actually turned out to be a little longer than I had intended, so let's wrap things up here for now. Maybe I can squeeze in another blog before the week is up. Challenge accepted. Booyah.