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Level 59 Gamer
Ranked as Sup. Commander
Recent Game Medals
Total Medals Earned: 19,526 (From 2,230 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: 54 days left until I reach experience level 60. Yippee!
Medals: I've collected 32000 medal points this year. Just 18000 more to reach my goal. The real challenge will start once I get there, but I'm skipping so many games at the moment I feel like I've retired already. I even picked another API-mod just to make sure stuff gets fixed just in case I completely stop caring about medals.
Link to the Past: March has been pretty good for my speedrun challenge. I only have time to do runs during the weekends, but I've improved a lot. My personal best at the moment is: 1:54:39. This isn't a very impressive time, but it's still pretty fast. There's lots of room for improvement, especially in the last few dungeons.
Streaming: Apparently I'll be in New York in June. This means I really need to practice my english pronunciation.
New place to live: Sick and tired of this place, but so far I haven't been able to find anything decent.
The average looking:
Weight update: I lost a little over 4 pounds this month, so that bring my total weight loss to 15.5 pounds. I guess I won't be able to lose 50 pounds before July unless I develop some kind of eating disorder. 30 pounds is the first goal so I have my old weight back.
5-4: New Link to the Past pb: 1:51:57. Pretty decent run with an excellent Ganon. Most of the dungeons went pretty well, with the exception of Skull Woods and Misery Mire. I wish I had more time to play the game, but I'm still making progress.
7-4: Another pb: 1:49:39! The run went pretty well. Agahnim was an asshole with 5 blue balls and my Skull Woods was bad again, but I'm happy with my time. Shaving off another 4:39 is going to be difficult, but the more I play the game, the more optimized my routes get.
10-4: Wow. My goal is 1:45, and just as I'm about the get there, they found a new glitch. Amazing how you can still find new stuff after 20+ years. The new glitch saves ~6,5 minutes. Not quite sure if I like this, as my goal is way too easy now, but it's definitely going to be interesting to learn the new route. One thing is for sure, the run is going to be even more difficult. For a description of the glitch, see my reply to comment #30 below.
13-4: Okay, so apparently the world record holder hates the glitch so much, that she started a rampage, resulting in the glitch to be banned from the no oob, no s&q run. It does however count towards the unpopular no oob, s&q category. This really feels like arbitrary nonsense. I don't care about it too much, but the fact that a glitch can get banned because 1 person wants it that way, even though it's within the rules... just seems silly to me.