Gaming Goals for the New Year – April 2018 – UPDATE

I’m just going to say that April just plain sucked for me. It was a good month if you’re a gamer because you were still probably playing Far Cry 5 and then started playing God of War. But for me it just sucked. The whole month just started off bad and ended in a bad place as well. Here’s hoping that this month is going to look up and hopefully I make some progress on some of my goals so let’s check them out.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 88
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 88
The plan this month was to at least get the Far Cry 5 platinum trophy and maybe the God of War platinum trophy, but with everything going on this month that just did not happen. One month without a platinum trophy hurts a little, and I hate to make excuses but these aren’t small games that I’m playing. They’re huge games with huge worlds and take a lot of time to platinum. Time that I really don’t have.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,264
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,312
I didn’t even come close to hitting 100 trophies this month and this is depressing, just like the rest of my goals. I’m at the point where I’m kind of like whatever when it comes to these goals. I know that they’re supposed to be fun but at this point in time I’m just honestly not caring about them that much. This will probably change next month, but right now this is just how I feel.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 133
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 133
This number stayed the same this month because I didn’t finish any of the games that I’m currently playing. I didn’t even finish any of the games that I started a while ago and maybe picked up playing a little this month. Nothing new was completed.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.69%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.77%
This number went up this month? I’m a little surprised myself since I thought it would drop. I’m pleasantly surprised that it went up and not down so I’ll take this as a small victory. I know I’m not hitting 75% this year but as long as I stay above 50% I’ll be happy.

Start and Complete 10 new games that are not in my backlog

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
The only game I purchased this month was God of War and that game is extremely long and there’s a lot to do so it’s not going to be complete any time soon. Not to mention the fact that I’m also working on trying to finish Far Cry 5. Once these are both done, which I’m sure I can do this number can go up to at least 3.

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 5
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 5
This stayed the same number this month because I didn’t play anything in my backlog. I basically played new games and if I played something in my backlog, I sure as hell didn’t have the time to complete it. Same song and dance, different category when it comes to my goals.

Only pre-order 10 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 3
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 3
I didn’t pre-order anything this month, probably because I don’t even know what’s coming out in the next couple of months. I have to admit that I’m a little out of touch and basically have a little world of games that I’ve been watching and that’s it. Anyway, I don’t think I’ll even hit 10 this year and that’s a good thing.

So yeah, this month sucked. There were a lot of things going on in my personal life and in my work life that just prevented me from gaming and made me a little bitter. I know this blog was a big downer and I apologize, hopefully things will look up next month and I can get some things accomplished before the end of the month because then I go on my very well deserved 4 day vacation to MegaCon. At this point, I really can’t wait for it and it’s one of the only things I’m looking forward to as I count down the days.




  1. Looks like you accomplished a lot! I hope you feel better about next month though.

    • Thank you! It just doesn’t feel like it because I make my goals extremely hard, I hope I’ll feel better about this upcoming month, but we’ll see. Maybe I’ll peak in the summer.

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