Gaming Goals for the New Year – February 2019 – Update

This past month was just great when it came to gaming. I had a bunch of weeks where I was able to get over 80 trophies, I racked up a bunch of platinum trophies, and got a bunch of games out of my backlog. I couldn’t have asked for a better month and just think it was February so it was an extremely short month. Enough of that though and let’s get onto my goals for the year.

Gaming Goals for 2019

Have a total of 175 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 102
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 110
That’s right, I was able to get not one, not two but eight platinum trophies this month. This was thanks to all of the POWGI games that I played that had double platinum’s. This was great. I don’t see this happening next month, but it was a great way to start the second month of the year and to progress on my goals getting me a lot closer to that 175 mark.

Have a total of 10,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 9,176
– Ending # of Trophies: 9,417
I killed it this month in the trophy department as well since I was able to get well over 100 trophies. Hell I even broke my own record and was able to get 241 trophies. This was just amazing in such a short month and it really helped me progress on my goal. I have no doubt that I’ll hit the 10,000 mark this year. Hitting the extra 500 to make it 10,500 might be a little more complicated, but we’ll see how it goes.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 55.47%
– Ending Completion Rate: 56.06%
This goal is also progressing nicely this year as I was able to go up to 56% which was just great. I feel good about my overall completion rating. Sure 75% is still a ways to go, but it’s not impossible and I feel like it’s something that can be reached eventually.

Start and Complete 20 new games that are not in my backlog

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 2
Last month I bought Mixups by POWGI and was able to complete both the PS4 Version of the game and the PS Vita version of the game making me start and complete 2 games that were not in my backlog. I call that a win and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to reach my goal this year even though I don’t really plan on buying that many games. You never know though.

Play and Complete 10 games that have already been started from my backlog.

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 3
This number was bumped up by two this month as I completed both Word Search by POWGI for the PS4 and the PS Vita and I stated those a long time ago last year. This was great as it helped with this number, I just need to go back into my backlog of games that I already started and finish up a few more for this goal to be achieve for the whole year.

Start and Complete 15 games that are in my backlog.

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 4
Word Sudoku by POWGI and One Word by POWGI were both sitting in my backlog for the PS4 and PS Vita just begging to be played, so I played them this month and was able to finish them as well. That means that I started and finished 4 games that were in my backlog meaning I only need to do this with 11 more games this year. Right now I’m working on LEGO The Incredibles and should be able to add this as completed by next month.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 2
I did really good again this month because I’m sticking to my plan of only pre-ordering one game a month if that month has something in it that I want. This time around I pre-order Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. I can’t wait for it to come out and am pretty excited about it.

And that was my month. It was a pretty great month and although I think that things will slightly slow down this month as I have a lot of non gaming related shit going on, I still think that this past month made up for any mishaps I may suffer from this month. Anyway, I’ll let you know how things turned out for me next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – January 2019 – UPDATE

This month was an OK month for me gaming wise. I feel like I got a bunch done, but I also feel like I didn’t get anything done at the same time. This sucks, but it was the first month of the year and I was super busy with work and just life. Life gets in the way sometimes and I also realized that I had to cut some of my goals, because I couldn’t keep track of them. I’m totally face palming right now by the way. Anyway, I had to cut the goals that had to do with ranks because I played a bunch of games, but didn’t record their starting ranks and then the ranks that I ended with, so we’re going to pretend like I never even mentioned those goals. Shh… Anyway, let’s see how I progressed on my goals this month.

Gaming Goals for 2019

Have a total of 175 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 101
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 102
I was only able to get one platinum trophy last month, but I promise that this month I can almost guarantee at least 6 platinum trophies. I know that sounds super ambitious for me, and believe me it is, but I have some games stored up that only need a few trophies and a few hours so this will bump up my platinum count so I’m not worried about this goal at the moment.

Have a total of 10,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 9,075
– Ending # of Trophies: 9,176
I have no idea how I got over 100 trophies last month, but it totally happened and I’m not going to complain about it. Now with my plan on getting 6 platinum trophies for this month, I might be able to either match this number or go past it. I’m not sure yet since I haven’t crunched the numbers but we’ll see how things turn out at the end of this very short month.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 55.27%
– Ending Completion Rate: 55.47%
This is more of an ultimate gaming goal for me instead of a yearly one. I would love to one day have a 75% completion rating, but for now I’ll take what I can get and I went up a full .2% last month so I’m going to take it. This number will probably see another spike for this month and then after that I think it might be all bets are off, but we’ll see.

Start and Complete 20 new games that are not in my backlog

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
Right now I don’t have any new games. Surprising right? Everything is backlog because a new year means everything that I bought last year gets tossed into the backlog folder. I think once I start adding new games into my collection that I can start working on this goal, but for now it stays at 0 as I have no new games. Sad right?

Play and Complete 10 games that have already been started from my backlog.

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
I’ve already made some progress on this goal as I had started Dying Light a really long time ago and finally got the platinum trophy for it this month making it complete. Go me! I think this goal will be super easy as I plan on getting those 6 platinum trophies this month and three of them are for games that I’ve already started so boom, this number will already be up to 4 by the time February is over.

Start and Complete 15 games that are in my backlog.

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
I haven’t even had the chance to start a new game in January. I wanted to so badly, but it just didn’t happen. This sucks and I’m really desperate to play something new, especially something from my backlog and something that I bought on sale during the holidays. I’ll get to it this month but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to complete anything.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
I did really good this past month and only pre-ordered Anthem. I’m not even sure I’m going to like this game, I have to be honest and say that I didn’t really like the VIP demo, but I’m going to wait until the game comes out to give it a chance. Anyway, I’m also doing this new things where I only pre-order one game a month if it’s a game that I want day one. Everything else will have to wait and I’m pretty sure I won’t even hit anywhere close to 10 this year.

There you have it. My numbers show that I made decent progress on my goals, but that doesn’t mean that I feel like I made progress. To tell the truth I’ve ben working so much lately, I’ve barely had time to put on my PlayStation and the last trophy that I got was 5 days ago. That being said, things won’t be slowing down for me for a while, but I do need to make some time for gaming because all work and no play makes me and this blog very boring. Come back next month to see how I did in February.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year 2019

This year this blog turns five and I’m pretty excited about it. As I said the other day, I was supposed to post this blog yesterday but made some quick changes, in my final count of my goals for 2018, which you can read here, this year is going to be different. A lot of ways gaming felt like a chore to me last year and that’s never a good thing because gaming should be fun. I want to make gaming fun again and that’s one of my major goals for this year. Making gaming fun again. I used to love playing new games and trying new things, but then things got a little out of hand. There were too many games, I never thought that I would say that, too many things to do, and too much pressure. This year, while I still have goals, they really aren’t going to be a priority to me. Just something to see if I can do. If I can get it done great, if not then I don’t. The one thing that’s important though is having fun. Anyway, onto the goals.

Gaming Goals for 2019

Have a total of 175 platinum trophies.

I was barely able to hit 101 platinum trophies last year, so what makes me think that I can hit 175 this year? I’m not really sure. This is just a number, a random number that I had in my head and just threw it out there. I would love to be able to get 74 platinum trophies this upcoming year. Will it happen? Probably not, but the possibility of it happening is still there and I’m not going to pressure myself into doing it either. We’ll see what happens and if it happens it happens, if it doesn’t then it doesn’t.

Have a total of 10,500 trophies.

I’m raising the stakes a little bit this year as I try to get 1,500 trophies, but I don’t think that this is going to be a problem. As a promise to make gaming fun again, this means that I’m probably going to be playing a lot more games. If I don’t find them fun or interesting I’m not going to keep playing them just to play them. I’m going to move on. I think that this will overall get me more trophies and not keep me stuck playing a game that I’m not liking in order to finish it. Maybe this number is too low, maybe it’s still too high. We’ll see by the end of the year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%.

So I ended the year with having an overall completion rating of over 55% which was a huge milestone for me, but it was also a lot of work. This wasn’t fun and I know you’re probably thinking that if I want to make gaming fun why would I still add this goal onto my list? I do it because it’s a number that I strive for. I know going in that I might never hit this goal and that’s fine. If I’m having fun then I’m not going to care that much about this number, but other goals that I have listed below will point to why this number might go up.

Start and Complete 20 new games that aren’t in my backlog.

Last year I kind of outdid myself as I planned to start and complete 10 new games and ended up starting and completing 13 new games. This year I figured that since there are a bunch of games coming out, why not up the ante a bit and make this goal 20. While this won’t improve my completion rating, it’ll make me play some new games that will be out there and I’m really looking forward to some new games that are coming out.

Play and Complete 10 games that have already been started from my backlog.

This goal is a little different because it’s going to push me to go back and get those few trophies that I’m missing on some backlogged games that I’ve already started but haven’t finished for whatever reason. This is different from last year’s goal which was to just complete 25 games from my backlog. This is one of those goals that will make me go back to games that I was playing and enjoying, but stopped for whatever reason. This is one of those goals that will also help with my completion rating.

Start and Complete 15 games that are in my backlog.

This is a new goal that I want to try out this year because a lot of games just sit in my backlog forever and I never actually end up playing them. They just sit there. So this year I not only want to start some of these games but I would actually like to finish them. As always, these games have to be purchased before January 1st of this year in order to be considered my backlogged games. This is also one of those goals where if I start something that I don’t like, I will stop playing.

Get 10 games that have either an E or an F ranking on PSNProfiles.com up to a B ranking.

This is where the completion rating thing might go up. I feel that a lot of games that I write about on my I Never Finished…Because blog are there because I didn’t give them enough time. I want to try these games again, even if I never had any intention of ever playing them again and just try them. If I get trophies for them I would like to do so enough that I get at least a B ranking on them. If I find out that I still don’t like them, then I don’t like them and I move on.

Get 5 games that have either a D or C ranking on PSNProfiles.com up a B ranking.

This is another way that my completion rating might go up. This is also another one of those things where sometimes I do want to play games that I never finished, but really don’t have a reason to do so. This will not only give me a reason, but it will help with my overall completion rating and even make me find a gem of a game that I’ve been missing out on for whatever reason. Like I said before, if I’m not feeling the game, then that’s it.

Get 3 games that have a B ranking on PSNProfiles.com up to an A ranking.

This is the final way that my completion rating might go up. This should be an easy thing to do as I have a bunch of games that I actually like that are sitting at a B ranking and can easily go up to an A ranking if I just take the time to go and play them. I’m really looking forward to these as it’ll give me a chance to play some older games that are just sitting around. For the last three goals I have over 300 games to choose from so this should be fun.

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

This is the little tweaking that I had to do because there were just too many games coming out next month that I wanted day one but then decided that I can do with just two of them. Even then I’m playing so many new games now that I’m not sure I can get to the two I want to pre-order. While this is going to be tough, I think if I make a list of the games that I want to get and get them later on in the year when they’re on sale I’ll do just fine. This is what I have planned so far, and it’s really my hope that I can just stick to the 10 and not just start pre-ordering a bunch of games that I feel like I have to have. Here’s what I have so far:
1. Far Cry New Dawn
2. Anthem
3. ???
4. ???
5. ???
6. ???
7. ???
8. ???
9. ???
10. ???

This year is all about making gaming fun again because last year at times gaming just felt like a chore and it should never feel like that. A lot of things got in the way for making it fun for me and I want all of that to end and go back to doing things how I used to. While I did set goals for myself, if I don’t’ accomplish them then I don’t. The main point is that I have fun and if I accomplish some goals in the process then I’ll be happy that I did. I’m really looking forward to this year and seeing what the year brings. Come back next month for my first update on my 2019 goals.

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