Gaming Goals for the New Year – September 2018 – UPDATE

I was pretty nervous about this month actually. The year is just about over and my goals are basically not even close to being accomplished. I’ve made minimum progress on these goals at best and things just haven’t been going my way. Then there was the fact that towards the end of the month I binge bought a bunch of games knowing that I would have new games to play in October. What did I get myself into this past month? Anyway, keep reading to see how I progressed on my goals.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 91
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 95
After getting two platinum trophies last month, there was no way I thought I would be able to make that much progress again for another month but I completely surprised myself and not only got two platinum trophies, but four! At this point I’m really confided that I can at least hit that 100 mark by the end of the year and work towards getting past 100 next year. I’m so close to my triple digit number at this point that I’m trying extremely hard to reach it. I want to be a member of the 100 platinum club too!

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,592
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,759
I totally crushed this goal again as I was able to go well over the 100 mark and almost hit the 200 mark. I’m extremely proud of myself since this has been an extremely rare occurrence as of late and I’ll basically take it. I’m really close to hitting the 9,000 mark and I’ll be happy once I hit it and make some progress towards 10,000. Now getting to the 10,000 mark is going to be a stretch this year, but I’ll be well on my way towards it by the end of the year.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 135
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 138
Again, another goal that I actually crushed this month, even with the minor setback of one my finished games getting DLC, I was able to add three finished games to this list bringing my total up and making me get even closer to my goal. As I’ve said before, I know this goal of 175 is far-fetched so I’ll be happy with hitting 150 which at this point looks really do-able.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.65%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.67%
This time the weirdness with this number is completely on me because I started a bunch of games that I came nowhere near completing at the end of the month. I totally binge bought a bunch of games the past few weeks of the month and started them knowing good and well that I would never get close to finishing them in September. I might finish them in October and hopefully this number will go way up.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 5
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 8
I am now two games away from this goal! I’m extremely pleased with myself as I was able to both start and finish three games that I started this year including Steven Universe: Save the Light, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection, and God of War. All of these games were purchased this year and I’m super excited that I was able to finish them and not add them to my growing list of backlogged games. At this point I would be extremely surprised if I didn’t reach this goal.

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: 6
This goal is always hard because it means playing a bunch of older games that I might or might not have any inkling of interest to play anymore, but I do try to get things done no matter how hard it is. I finally was able to move this number up one tick at least this month as I finished Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. No matter what though, with this number I’m always happy because it means that I at least got some games out of my backlog, not as many as I wanted, but at least it’s something.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 4
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 6
This number only went up by two this month and I would say that I’m doing pretty well when it comes to pre-orders. At this point I’ve only pre-ordered Life is Strange 2 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. I really only expect this number to go up another two games as I finish out my year with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Fallout 76. I’m not really planning on pre-ordering anything else, but time will tell and if I do pre-order something else at least I’ll still have two games left for my goal so I shouldn’t go over it.

And that was my month. It was pretty awesome as I really progressed on my goals. I had some minor setbacks, which you can’t even tell due to some streaming issues, but other than that I did pretty well for myself and I’m happy about that. Next month I’m going to try my hardest to do the same even though I’m not sure how that’s going to work out because I will be gone from gaming for a few days, but I’ll tell you more about that next month, and I’ll also tell you how my goals progressed.

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