Play to Satisfaction
For me, saying “Play to Satisfaction” gives me explicit permission to drop a game that’s not working for me, but also to grind away for nerd points if I’m really loving something. I’m trying to make it a policy for myself that I will always play to satisfaction – no more, no less.
The TBDs are kind of a lie this month. I don’t think I’ll be springing for either an MMO subscription or a subscription game service this month (unless, of course, we get a date for World of Warcraft 9.1 drop). Because I have a plan to start poking around in my library and maybe find the joy in games again.
This project involves fifteen games I haven’t gotten around to yet, and a minimum commitment of 45 minutes (unless of course, they’re utterly broken or really really bad), so this is probably going to gobble up most of my game time this month. Because of this, I’m going to keep my other goals light for June – there’s a lot here, and with any luck, at least one of them will suck me in.
Otherwise, I still plan on working towards perfection in my solo Stardew Valley save and playing my weekly co-op game. I never knew how dreadfully boring Stardew could be once you’ve completed just about all of your goals, and you’re just waiting on ten million dollars to get that last little thing. I’m currently sitting on about 8.5 million in late winter of year five, and expect to have this wrapped up before the beginning of summer year six.
The only other thing I have on my plate for the next little while is making sure to log into Guild Wars 2 at least once a week to pick up the Living World story chapters they’re re-releasing right now, since I never was a faithful player and have missed pretty much all of these. Any other ongoing projects I’ve been dabbling in are on hold for the time being – obviously, if I were still jazzed about them, I’d be putting in the time, and May proved I’m just not putting the time into much of anything else.
I fully admit to initially being confused by this month’s theme, because I take things entirely too literally. However, I did manage to track down a copy of Jojo’s Fashion Show, a casual game I played forever ago back when Shockwave Unlimited was my gaming subscription of choice! It seemed like a perfect fit, and I definitely have more than a little nostalgia for the series. I’m guessing, end-to-end, it’ll be two or three hours. I don’t see any problem fitting that into my schedule this month.