After my big breakthrough in Warriors Orochi 2 (read the post below), I have hardly been able to stop playing the game. Where before it was a total slog to get anything done, I suddenly find myself motivated to ruthlessly hunt down and finish that final achievement. I'm pretty sure this sudden surge of enthusiasm won't last me all the way to completion, so I'm going to ride it as hard as I can now and try to get as close as I can to wrapping things up before I start totally hating the game again. I now have 2 of the 5 factions completely done (all 8 levels on all 4 difficulties), and have just started on my third. I have 7 Almighty abilities saved up for when the Dream Mode insanity starts again.
In other achievement news, I've been feeling rather burned out on scoring points lately... mostly because, aside form working on the really boring segments of my grant research, it's the only thing I've been doing for the last month. I picked up The Orange Box again last night, and had some fun in Portal, picking up the Fruitcake achievement for 4/6 advanced maps completed. I'm now at 5, but I didn't want to start on that last one at midnight last night. I don't work well with puzzles at night. I've resumed a pit of work on Marvel again, banging out a few arcade wins... I am so bored with Marvel. I've really played it to death, but my desire to totally complete it keeps me coming back for more. Once February rolls around, it'll probably fall back in the stack for a while as I switch to other projects.
I really, really miss school. Spending nearly every day at home, alternating between internet research and achievement scoring, gets boring very fast. Every day is the same, and the lack of variety and no social life (all my friends in town left for school/work two weeks ago) has been driving me slowly insane. My parents are fantastic, but I can't stand them as the ONLY people I really interact with for two weeks. I also tire of political commentary from my dad, who is most certainly NOT a fan of Obama. I'm not going to get into a political argument here, but it amazes me that two people with such similar values and belief systems can differ so much on how those values should be applied to society.
It'll be good to move back to UWEC, with my roommate, who is pretty much my best friend on Earth. I miss the stupid jokes, local co-op in any hack-'n-slash game, and a million other things. It'll be nice to have fun classes, a social life, and more variety in my days. I'm going crazy right now. Thankfully, I'm moving back on Saturday, so I only have to endure the January monotony for 3 more days (not counting today).
If I'm looking through my blogs correctly, it looks like it's been over a week since I dropped official Operation Jedi statistics, so I shall do so now:
Completion Percentage: 60.57% (I crossed 60%! That's about 6% improvement in the last month)
Distance from goal: 17,233 points (more than a 1k pickup from my last report)
Lead over x Ducky Dan x in race to 100k: 6,471 (record high)
Points needed for 1% badge on 360voice: 4,880 (590 points closer than last time)
Gotta love the progress. That will do it for now. See y'all later.