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I Achievements, Therefore I Am

The beginning of the month snuck past me, so it was a week or so before I downloaded the free Xbox Games With Gold stuff for August. I wasn't too thrilled to be getting them anyway, but free is free, so there's no harm in giving them a try. First I played Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate. I'm always saying, in this blog, that I don't know what I'm doing. Yeah, well, this game… here's a sentence from the Wikipedia entry on the plot of the game:

"The coalition capture an amnesiac mighty warrior, Shuten Dōji, who is later revealed to be an offshoot of Orochi who was born at the same time as Hydra; in reality, he is the world's will of Orochi's power, as well as Da Ji herself, who reluctantly joins after the coalition have her friend, Himiko as an unwitting hostage. "

You see what I mean? But nevermind that: I played it, I mashed buttons for fifteen minutes, and I racked up achievements: "All Together Now," "Dancing Across the Sky," and "Experience Rush." How did I earn them? I have no freaking idea.

Then I played Spelunky, although that one only held my attention for about five minutes, which was about four minutes more than I needed to earn the "So It Begins" achievement.

But wait, there's more! Rather than write a whole blog post about Guild of Dungeoneers, I'll just tell you that, based on Scott Johnson's good word, I paid the 4 bucks, downloaded it to my tablet, and started playing. I'm not very good at it, but already, I've earned "Demands a Nicer Room," "Pacifist," "NOOOOOooooo," "Can't Block This," "Oi, You What?!" "Tough Fight," "Flawless Victory," I Ain't Sayin' You're a Gravedigger," "Cat Puns Are Clawsome," "Quicker Than Thee," "Trophy Life," and "A Chump Will Do."

Oh, and should I tell you about the achievements my goblin hunter in WoW has racked up on the grind? Suffice it to say: they give these things away, these gosh-danged drug dealers, don't they.

Rocket League: SO Many Achievements

Said I was going to buy Rocket League and I did. Except instead of buying it during the “sale” that was simultaneous to the free weekend on Xbox (I didn’t realize the sale ended when the free weekend ended, ‘cause I’m not too bright), I got it for even less from the Steam Summer Sale.

Played through the tutorials again (felt like going to practice, not a bad thing, back in the day when I was a soccer player) and went through a season (against bots). Lost in the first round of the playoffs! To rookie bots! In my defense, it was my own rookie bot teammates who scored most of the other teams’ goals for them… but that’s on me. Should never have let the ball leave their half of the pitch in the first place.

Finished another season today, and I DOMINATED. Rookie bots, though, so no real pride. Still, I AM pumped about all the achievements. I used to be a real achievement hound, and I’m getting that achievement jones again. So far:

Gladiator: Play a game on Utopia Coliseum| Sky High: Score an Aerial Goal| Friendly: Play an Exhibition match| First-Timer: Score your first Goal| Tinkerer: Customize one slot on a single Battle-Car| Know the Drill: Complete a Practice Drill| Still A Show-Off: Score a goal while reversing| Perfect Start: Win your first game of the Season| Singles Club: Win a 1v1 game| Triple Threat: Win a 3v3 game| Clean Sheet: Win a game without giving up a single Goal| Winner: Win a total of 5 games across any mode| SARPBC Forever: Play with both classic Battle-Cars (Octane and Backfire)| Team Player: Play against every team in a Season| Wall-Crawler: Drive on the dome walls for a total of 5 minutes| Pick-Me Up: Collect 5 Items| Drill Sergeant: Complete every Practice Drill (any difficulty)| Turbocharger: Use your Rocket Boost for a total of 5 minutes| Break Shot: Score a goal by hitting your opponent into the ball| Pitch Veteran: Play a total of 20 games across any game mode| Rocketeer: Complete the regular Season| Battle-Car Collector: Unlock all Battle-Cars| Helen's Pride: Score 6 Goals in a single game| The Streak: Win 10 games in a row across any mode| Champion: Win the Season Championship

That’s from just TWO DAYS OF PLAY- and I didn’t even look at the list and purposefully got for any of them! I mean, I will NOW, but sheesh. Just the ego boost I needed after a whole buncha Hearthstone losses. (smirk).