Sunday, 18 September 2016

It's Almost Fall and I Completed a Thing


So according to timestamps I completed Darkest Dungeon on August 31st, a little after that last blog post. I've spent the last few weeks being rather unproductive, but what else is new?

5) Complete Darkest Dungeon - 10/10

Still not including NG+ or 100%ing it or anything.

There's a bit of a trend here -- dogs, clerics, and jesters. I did get every class to max level, but obviously the Vestal with a trinket-based 45% bonus to healing helps out. The Occultist is just a bit too random for me; those 40+ HP crit heals aren't quite enough to balance out those 0-2 HP ones. For reference, the adjectives were used to keep track of teams early on, but as people started dying they got mingled up  a bit. And only two deaths in the final four missions!

I won't spoil the game too much but those deaths were absolute crap. Anyways, play this game! It's great! Occasionally frustrating.

4) Post Some Blogs - 3/8

Hmm. Well, posting 5 times in the next 4 days would be stupid so this is a write-off. Still, I'll try for at least one more. I've been meaning to make this post for a while but I kept thinking, "oh, I'll have to edit those screenshots" and then that took about... 5 minutes maybe. And I could've been quicker if I didn't keep forgetting what layer I was copying from. 

3) Finish That Twine - 5/10

I haven't worked on this in a bit, but I did get a randomized shop mostly working out as well as an updating inventory system. You still can't actually leave, but theoretically I made the shop/starting place pretty copy-pastable in terms of function, so I just need to actually, ah... write the flavour bits.

2) Edit That Story - 2/10

I keep forgetting about that thing, except when I am nowhere near home. Or doing something else. 

1) Get A Job - 7/10 

This is a good one too. I've got a typing test to prove that I can type speedily/accurately this week, so if that works out I'll have some sort of data entry type job, which sounds like a pretty good beachhead to future office work. Still have to get officially interviewed and what not, but hey, one step at a time!


So I've done better than I expected, although worse than I hoped. I blame that on getting into a 20+ hour youtube series mostly, although that's a bit of a cop-out because fundamentally that is just avoiding blaming me. Fall's on Thursday, so I'll post something before and/or then. We'll see!

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Well that didn't take long, did it?

So, one postless month later. Wash of a month really.

Pokemon Go is more or less over for me. My main trouble was not having enough friends sufficiently into it. Also the Wireless Data thing, but mostly the first as it turns out.

So after 27 days I managed an assortment of pokemon, level 20, and 10 magnificent coins from that one time I held a gym. I caught 54 pokemon, and saw 56, so, we're a little over a third of the way there. Anyways, it was fun for a while but I can't be asked to keep at it. The experiment proves it's more or less possible to play without Wireless Data but ehhh, you can only grind so many pidgeys and ratattas before you stop caring about the hypothetical wondrous new pokemon you might find. Sorry, that's a rather presumptuous you there.

Regarding the 5-point plan:
1) Get a job - nope! Haven't tried very hard until 3 days ago though. Applications out, we'll see what comes of them. There's lots of adverts for grocery store jobs so I figure I do have a fallback plan. An alternative plan is to trash my Economics degree and try something else. Comp Sci seems exciting, although I'm hearing mixed reports on whether or not a degree is worth it instead of a focused programming course/camp thing. Luckily I've 'til October 15th to worry that over.
Score: 2/10

2) Edit that Story - well, I've sorted through old papers. I have way too many storylets and alternate versions of stories. And it's all paper so there's a bunch of paper about now. Short answer: not really.
Score: 2/10

3) Finish that Twine - I discovered a version that is about as far as I could have hoped for. It's got an introduction sequence and a few basic explanations and a stupid subplot with a box that still makes me smile. I edited it a bit. Finish? What the heck was I thinking when I wrote that? Well, I guess I can cut the scope a bit. Make it shorter, sillier, etc etc!
Score: 3/10

4) Post some blogs - well. Hmm. Could've not posted. At all.
Score: 2/8

5) Finish Darkest Dungeon - ooo, finally a good one. I've only got 2 Darkest Dungeon missions, although I need to level up a few more scrubs because of that "no character will do more more than 1 DD mission" rule. Bleh! When I wrote this I didn't include New Game+ obvs.
Score: 8/10

Overall Score: 3/10. Garbage! Well, I've still got a few weeks to sort this out.