What a week it was!
I’m happy to report that even though I still feel like garbage, at least I was moderately productive. Hooray!
I watched as much as I could of Summer Games Done Quick, and it only fueled my desire to learn more about speedrunning. I don’t think I’ll be particularly great at it, but I’d still love to try. The Park is first up on my docket.
I also got in some solid Destiny time (thanks to Iron Banner), and I made the final push on my Age of Triumph book. I had been at 99% for a couple of weeks and I decided to cross the finish line with crucible wins. I was able to connect with two of my favorite co-op partners and my big goal was to reach completion.
Bungie has an offer for anyone who completes their Age of Triumph book to get a special t-shirt (which can be personalized with your PSN ID or gamertag). I wasn’t keen on the design of the shirt and didn’t want to order one, but I did really like the spicy ramen t-shirt on the Bungie store. I told myself that once I completed the book, the spicy ramen shirt would be my reward.
So imagine my dismay last week when I visited the store and saw it was sold out.
I signed up to be notified when it was back in stock but I wasn’t holding my breath. Imagine my surprise when I received an email on the 7th from Bungie letting me know it was back in stock! I hadn’t yet finished my book so I didn’t immediately place my order.
That same day I saw a post from Bungie about Bungie day, and there was a discount code available for the store.
I bit the bullet and ordered the shirt before I finished the book. No regrets.
On Saturday morning, two friends and I hit up Iron Banner so I could earn that Winner Winner Ramen Dinner reward without having to feel guilty.
Pretend spicy ramen never tasted so good. It was a delicious moment in my Destiny trajectory.
I also dove in to Dark Souls III this past weekend with a friend, and it has been one of those situations where you get to see someone in their element. I love getting to play games with people who know a game inside and out. Dark Souls is his bag. I’m loving the ride so far and it’s been a friendship-building experience. I’m not great at Dark Souls, but I’m trying and hopefully improving, albeit in tiny increments. I also got to attack a giant enemy crab, but, sadly, there was no flipping him on his back to attack his weak spot for massive damage.
I did it in spirit.
I also learned that people who invade your game are usually dirtbags, however yesterday, there was one strange fellow who was apparently part of a brotherhood that can either help you or attack you.
He followed us around and every time we defeated an enemy, he activated an emote (that sounded very Deadly Premonitiony) and cheered us on. I still thought he might be trolling us…until another entirely bad person invaded my game. At that point, he sprang into action and mowed that bad guy down. He was there to help the whole time. It made me smile that some people would join a game just to help someone else and then disappear into thin air.
I’m already looking forward to picking the game back up next weekend. I’m lucky to have such an excellent guide and co-op partner to play with! It’s been a blast so far.
I didn’t get to Wolfenstein, but, and I know I’ve said this a dozen times, I’m going to start it today for sure. I’m really going to try to focus on playing more games and I think I’ve been making good on that promise to myself. I hope to keep it up.
I feel good about how the last week went and I’m already looking forward to this week.
What are you hoping to play this week?
Enjoy the digital ramen!