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Level 59 Gamer
Ranked as Sup. Commander
Recent Game Medals
Total Medals Earned: 19,107 (From 2,173 different games.)
Yes, this year I'll be that guy! New Year's resolutions aren't usually my thing, but it's time for some changes and some new goals. I actually plan on accomplishing everything I listed below within 6 months, so we'll see how I did when I write my obligatory '14 Years on Newgrounds' newspost.
- Level 60. All I need is my phone or a PC and 1 minute every day, and I'll reach the maximum level on May 23st.
- Reach 500k medal points, and then (semi-)retire from medal hunting. I've been collecting medals for almost 5 years, and was ranked #1 most of the time. It's time to find new challenges as a gamer. I will keep doing my moderator duties as well as I can, and will still be playing games that look good, but it seems fairly pointless to keep trying to earn as many points as I can. Where does it end? 5 more years and 1 million points? It's going to be tough to see someone pass me after all this time, but I'm confident I'll have the discipline to let it happen.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past within 1:45 (any %, no out of bounds, no s&q). This is just a personal challenge, as this is the game that made me fall in love with videogames. The WR is much faster than this, but 1:45 is still insanely fast and requires a lot of skill. Watching a speedrun is a lot different than actually running it. I'd like to record a <2:00 run for my grandchildren, but A Link to the Past requires a lot of focus so it's difficult to do commentary at the same time. We'll see. One thing to add is that the very elite of the gaming world has been playing this game thousands of times. I want to get good at the game without getting obsessed by it.
Stream at least once every two months. Even if no one gives a crap about it, I should still be doing this because I haven't spoken English in over 5 years. Another member of this site (Syrreal) has improved his skills tremendously since his first stream, so it should be a good practice for me. I could either play flash games or old SNES games, as long as it isn't too intense.
Real life goals (I'm willing to share with you folks):
- Get a new place to live, dammit. Wanna move back to a big city, asap. Plz. I'm not quite sure if the people in my neighborhood are just socially awkward or if they are serial killers, and I don't want to be around long enough to figure out which one it is.
- Lose 50 pounds. Apparently I'm related to Christian Bale (we've all seen the pictures). The last 3 months pretty much went like this: hating life during the day (but earn a lot of money, hurray), drink beer during the evening and eat myself to sleep. While I think it's quite an accomplishment to gain 30 pounds in 90 days, I look like shit and feel even worse. Getting my old weight back is step 1 just so I can watch myself in the mirror again without laughing my ass off. The other 20 pounds is just me trying to make this goal a bit more interesting.
Experience: 84 days left until I reach experience level 60. Yippee!
Medals: I've collected 19000 medal points this year. This isn't anything special, but it's good enough to reach my goal. I intentionally skipped a bunch of medals because, well, lets just say that if you know me a little bit you should be able to figure out why.
Link to the Past: Sigh, I don't have the energy after work to do this. There are still 6 more segments for me to learn until I can clock some decent times. I did a full playthrough but the time was a joke. When I thought about this challenge I never expected it takes this much concentration to learn how speedrun properly. It's definitely something I can pull off, but not after an intensive workday.
Streaming: Not much to say about it. For the time being I have a housemate because I'm good guy greg. Streaming would be awkward, but I don't want to make that my excuse. It might just not be my thing. Sure, I can stream without commentary, but I think that would be boring to watch.
New place to live: Besides this entire place my daily commute is now also starting to bother me. The good news is that I haven't been murdered yet. It's difficult to find a nice new place to live, especially with the limited amount of spare time I have.
The still fairly ugly:
Weight update: In january I lost 6 pounds because I stopped being a pig. This worked out for the most part, but I messed up a few times. This month I actually put some more effort into it. I started drinking more water, took walks during breaks and pretty much stopped drinking beer / eating unhealthy. Unfortunately, the end result was just a loss of 5 pounds. The beer is definitely returning in march but I'll try to proceed with the food thing. So far I've lost 11.2 pounds. This means that after 30.86% of the challenge I've lost 23.18% of the weight I try to lose.