If you wandered into this blog post, here are three things you should know about me:
I love a good goal setting sessions and I especially love setting goals related to gaming. This somehow convinces my brain that I am being productive with my time when playing my silly little games.
For my first blog entry of the new year, I thought it would be fun to share my gaming goals for the first few months of 2023 :)
goal #1 - play legend of zelda: breath of the wild (for real this time)
Over the last year, I have tried to come to terms with the fact that I am sitting on an absolute mountain of unplayed games in my library. This year I want to try to play through one of the bigger games in my library each quarter. If I don't vibe with the game I choose, that's fine too. This is more about motivating myself to experience games I bought years ago and still haven't fully explored.
One of these "unplayed" games in my collection is Breath of the Wild. I've tried playing it twice, but I never got further than the tutorial stuff. I'm choosing this as my first big game of the year to see if I fall in love with it before the sequel comes out in May. It's also been sitting on my shelf for well over 4 years now oops.
goal #2 - catch up on cataloguing my pokémon card collection
I got really into collecting cards last summer and somehow I was able to keep everything catalogued in a spreadsheet and organized in binders until Halloween came around. I stopped buying packs shortly after I fell behind with keeping our collection organized, but now I have small stacks of random cards all over our game room and it makes me want to cry!
goal #3 - finish the loremaster of eastern kingdoms achievement in world of warcraft
Somehow, despite playing WoW off and on for over ten years, there are still areas in the Eastern Kingdoms that I have not been to. I still have some questlines that I need to complete on my main character so that I can move on with my slow crawl towards the loremaster title.
goal #4 - get to generation 5 of my sims 2 nostalgia legacy
In early December I started a casual little 90's/y2k nostalgia-themed legacy challenge and I'm basically obsessed with it. At the time of posting this, generation 3 are toddlers + babies but I'd like to get to the generation 5 by the time the quarter ends. I don't think I've ever played a sim family past three generations so I'm pretty excited to watch the family tree grow!
goal #5 - finish round 1 of the berry build a city challenge
In case you’re behind with the times, I have been sharing updates for my sims 4 berry build a city challenge on my new youtube channel! For this challenge, I am starting with an empty save and populating it over time with colorful buildings and berry sims until I have the rainbow save of my dreams. There are also a bunch of rules that you can skim through if you’re curious!
My goal is to finish playing through all four of the founding households and post videos for each household update by the end of March. If I’m feeling extra spicy, I’m going to put together a little summary video to explain the highlights of everything that happened during my round 1 gameplay.
At the end of March I’ll check back in to let you know my progress on these goals and to set some new gaming goals for the next quarter.
Happy new year everyone! If you want to share some of your gaming goals for 2023, let me know in the comments below :)