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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (Collector's Edition)
[Season 21] Lucien the Demon Hunter completes his Season Journey!

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
High Score: 426,025 Achievements: 30 / 200 (15%)

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Fat Princess
Glad I can still play this. Sad I missed it in it's prime. If anyone wants to play, please let me know. We're guaranteed to join the same game. Achievements: 9 / 27 (33%)

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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
[Level 85: Eldric Oldson]. Characters: 143/176. Ships: 34/44. Cantina Battles: 155/168. Light Side Battles: 373/381. Dark Side Battles: 369/381

Updated about 1 year ago

☆☆★★★ Light Side: Bastila Shan, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Old Ben), Grand Master Yoda, Zaalbar, & Mission Vao. Dark Side: Darth Nihilus, Darth Maul, Darth Sion, General Grievous, & Darth Vader.
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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
I just play casually to collect the card-backs for each new month and do the daily quests for gold.

Updated about 2 years ago    |    Online Info EricOlson#1370

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Heroes of the Storm
I just play casually against the AI to do the daily quests for gold.

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about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Did that game come with cards? Must have been a store specific sort of thing, mine doesn't have cards and it was new. Just off of a retail shelf though.

Yeah old games are getting stupid expensive. It's irritating for people like you or me who just want to play the damn games on the original hardware. A big problem I'm coming to realize is "collectors" like you find on youtube. The videos can be interesting, but they buy up all this stuff just to have it then make videos about it which everyone sees and it drives the cost up further. I don't think they do it on purpose to fuck everyone over but it is a nasty side effect. (Have you looked at Gamecube prices recently? ) I'm not saying that I will realistically get around to playing EVERYTHING I have, but the intention is at least there. I'm actually making some headway during this year lol. I was actually entertaining the idea of getting Everdrives for everything and being done with it. We'll see how this ODE (when it gets here) goes over with the Saturn I just got.

You liked the voice acting!? I hope that means "ironically" lol. Because it isn't good. Just entertaining. The battle system is great though once you get a handle on it.

But don't feel bad $75 isn't a TON. The most I ever spent on a retro game was $110 for Valkyrie Profile. But that was at an estate sale that was underestimating it's value. I always wanted to play it. It is now the most valuable game I own depending on the day. It and Dracula X for SNES are constantly trading that off. I got that for about $75 back in the day, but I'm a Castlevania nut so I had to have it.
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Got Arc Rise Fantasia? How much that cost you, that game has retained it's price from what I recall. Lucky I bought it when the Wii was still a thing and it was old. Got it for like $20. It is a pretty good game from a gameplay perspective though. The voice acting is fucking awful though...so get ready. It's like a bunch of those anamatronic robots from Chuck E Cheese. Except for Cecile. She's my favorite. Never left my party.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
(Mad Max) It's all servers. I just checked Microsoft's Xbox Store and it displays the same message.

EDIT: It is possible to get the Platinum for this before October 31. It honestly doesn't take that long to do so. However, 2 of the trophies (Looked Everywhere and Up To The Task) are possible to glitch so you have to make frequent save backups through PS+ or an USB stick. I'm planning on getting the Platinum but I'm watching the scavenging locations and making sure the challenges and stats match up.

Additionally, 2 of the challenges for Up To The Task require an online connection to complete and a connection to the server. It's possible that progress is unrelated to the servers but I would not want to take that chance.
about 2 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Yeah, I saw a couple of Mr. Driller games went to the handheld. I'm really interested in trying out the GBA version. I really enjoyed it, so I'm glad the DS version is good as well!
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
I take it back, I had it backwards. You want to take out Mengsk last, and the UED first. This is because, since the UED focus a lot on expensive air units and goliaths, you can just rush them with mass (upgraded) hydralisks, and now you have multiple new bases you can take. If you go for Mengsk first, you need to tech up to air units and upgrade them, and by the time you do that, all three enemy armies have also teched up and have amassed a large force, while you're still stuck in the center on two bases.

That said, the UED has fled. We're a third of the way there.
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
"I've really enjoyed seeing each banner you've been putting up"

I'm glad someone saw what I did there.
I pulled the unit portrait GIFs from the StarCraft wiki. Go nuts: [Link]

For a few of the missions (including this one) I went old school and busted out the Prima strategy guide from the StarCraft Battle Chest that I bought a million years ago. It's FINALLY getting some use. And in that guide I learned something very interesting: Each of the three fleets prefers the use of specific units.
Mengsk prefers "a rather brutal ground attack" and defense; infantry, tanks, and nukes, with science vessels here and there. The UED prefers air and anti-air units; goliaths, valkyries, and battlecruisers. The Protoss use a little of everything, but be particularly aware of of high templar, dark archons, corsairs, and arbiters.
Each fleet will still produce and use every other unit, but not as much as a regular CPU opponent let loose.

So with that in mind, I'm going for Mengsk first, because tanks suck. After that, we'll see.

It also warns that once an enemy base has taken severe damage, the other two will converge on you, so you must destroy it utterly on the first attempt, otherwise you end up in a back-and-forth, and you can't win a war of attrition against the CPU. In fact, I did some Googling (I like how that term is in Firefox's dictionary) and apparently the CPU can never run out of resources, even when they're mined out. So, yeah.

"I could never even get going."
Shortly after I started this endeavor (as in Episode I), I took one particular piece of advice from a guy on YouTube whose name I don't remember, to heart: "If you're asking when you should stop making probes, you're not making enough probes. You should always make probes."
For this mission I've got 2 drones PER mineral patch, and 3-4 per geyser. Expand as soon as humanly possible, and when attacking, keep a reserve behind; you never want to have to break off an attack to reinforce a base.
I've gotten away with cheesing a number of missions by going all in on a few units, but it seems there's no getting around combined arms this time. If I pull this off it'll be a new personal best for APM, too.
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
I think if I can beat mission 8 "To Slay the Beast", I should be able to tackle "Omega". We'll see. The former is often regarded as the hardest mission in Brood War, if not the series. (I haven't completed the series so I can't say personally.)
To Slay the Beast was ridiculous. Never, ever again.
It doesn't help that Zerg doesn't gel with my play style nearly as well as Protoss, fun as it is.

But I'm at the secret mission "Dark Origin"*. Two to go!
* I beat "The Reckoning" legit in ~29 minutes, then cheated to beat it in 25 to open the secret level. Good enough; to Hell with that noise.
about 4 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: September 9, 2020
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
I've always kept my backlog at a manageable size, beating it has just been a matter of focusing my attention on finishing games.

about 4 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Oh, well I still post art on Twitter. Find me @joshnickerson83
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: June 12, 2011
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
haaa, hey there! It's on the PSP Capcom collection.
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Since I'm a stubborn person, I'm going back to Rusty Bucket Bay again. I need help lol
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I PM'ed you a picture of my current collection.
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
It looks like a great game, so I def get the influence :P

I def think it would be a fun stream game.
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once

Oh yeah....umm I have a problem. I buy too many games.

I can send you a picture of my collection through imgur or through email, whichever works best for you.

Honestly, yes it does seem like I would get a mid-generation PS5, but honestly the changing of generations doesn't interest me as much as it used to. I really wish Xbox One and PS4 were around for at least 2 to 3 more years before they announce their successors. Also, the current coronavirus crisis doesn't make me want to throw down money for a new system; I really wish Microsoft and Sony would delay the systems until next year or even 2022/2023. Things are great at my job and I just reached my 1st year anniversary there, but you never know what may happen -- I turn 40 next year and I really want to focus more on big purchases, like IT certification exams related to my job and either a new house or a new car.
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I don't know about that.

There's someone on Backloggery I'm in awe of that has 244 Platinums and does games that I like (instead of the endless FPS/TPS I seem to do).

I guess I could just stop the bald headed protag "the world is brown" military shooters and start doing more JRPG's/niche games I have instead.
about 1 month ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Ahh, just now seeing this! My banner is from Octopath Traveler!
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I just can't be bothered to beat the engine room segment of Rusty Bucket Bay tbh. I've died there and lost all progress(aside from jiggies earned) several times and I just don't have the patience that I once did.
about 1 month ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Sleep: Not playing anything
I can definitely relate. For the number of times I'm browsing eBay, see a decent price on PS2/PS1 games I'm interested in (particularly lots of games) I often run to my shelf to see if I have it. I too never thought it was possible but there are just too many great video games!
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I'm getting flashbacks 🤢
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I've never even attempted VR, I get so motion sick/car sick etc that I've never dared try it. Strangely I've been lucky with most games. I remember having to take travel sickness pills in order to finish Resident Evil VII haha but that's about it. I'm guessing it's the aggressive head-bob/sway with DOOM? It really is aggressive.
Thank goodness you've returned! Much has changed since you lived here, my friend.