Now that autumn is well and truly here, spooky season is most definitely upon us, and I have dragged my sorry butt through the nightmare that was September, I am – at least mostly – ready to get myself back on this horse. With a new month, comes new goals, and I’m not going to dwell on last month’s failures, at least not until tomorrow’s post.
Assuming everything goes according to plan, I will do post #100 of this project towards the very end of October, which will technically finish the project, although I do still plan to cover another dozen games in November before calling it quits. Quite a significant portion of October’s games are things I grabbed in bundles, with a single Game Pass game, one on Utomik, and a few I picked up individually. This month, I’m hoping to play Subway Midnight, Dogs Organized Neatly, and Time Loader on the Steam Deck.
World of Warcraft
With the release of Dragonflight just announced to be November 28, 2022 and the pre-patch likely coming before the end of October, I’ve realized that I am probably going to have to let go of some of the things I wanted to wrap up in the twilight of Shadowlands. However, with the Winds of Wisdom buff also announced to be making a return from October 4th until the arrival of the pre-patch, I think this would be the best time to work on some character leveling.
I plan to prioritize my priest, warrior and demon hunter to finish filling out my stable of professions for Dragonflight. So far, I have five characters who are currently sitting at 60, so finishing three more would leave me with two characters who’ve reached Shadowlands content (mage and hunter), and two that are lagging far behind (monk and rogue). I expect that it won’t be a stretch to get three more characters through the current expansion content with 3-4 weeks of the experience buff, so that’s where I’ll set this goal.
I’d also like to finish all the shenanigans to obtain Dead Blanchy (if for no other reason than to get all the ghost horse related stuff out of my bags), as well as continue working through The Ember Court on my warlock. I’d also like to start cleaning up the basic Shadowlands-specific achievements that became way easier with some extra gear and a flying mount.
There’s definitely other gaming-related things I’d like to do in October, but I really haven’t had the time over the past few weeks to really sit down and plan ahead like I usually do, so I’m going to keep the goals fairly general. I do plan to check out a game or two for the group review of October’s Humble Choice (spearheaded by UnwiseOwl). I’d also like to play and write about a couple of different spooky, horror, or Halloween-themed games during the month. I’m also planning to check out at least a handful of demos from the latest iteration of Steam Next Fest, which is slated to begin in just a few days.
For the first time all year, I am behind my annual reading goal, which I’m more annoyed about than I should be. I’d like to get through six books in October to not just get caught up, but every so slightly ahead again. I’m likely going to have to spend some time with either paper books or ebooks to make up the deficit, since I can read a whole lot faster than I can be read to.
This is another category where I’m not where I would like to be, so I really just want to make some progress on something this month, as well as order the last of my supplies for next years giant project and get everything all organized. I’ve still got two projects in progress, and two on deck, and I want them all done and in their new homes before the end of the year so I can go into 2023 with a mostly clean crafting slate.
Yet again, I’m somewhat stymied by the lack of preparation, but October is usually a pretty hefty watch month for me. Since I’m not sure what I’m going to have access to, this is again going to be sort of general. I’d like to watch at least one new-to-me season of something horror, re-watch one of my go to horror movie series, watch at least one new-to-me contemporary horror movie, as well as one new-to-me classic. I don’t see myself getting out and doing any Halloween activities this year, but I will do my best to make up for it in my pajamas with popcorn.
I plan on bringing back the watch parties this month, which might just mean I’m watching scary movies on my computer alone every Monday night, and I’m pretty okay with that. For the most part, I plan to pick movies I watch pretty much annually, with the exception of the 2022 version of Scream, which I’ve been meaning to watch and haven’t gotten around to.
I also picked up a Halloween-themed mystery escape room game that can be played online, so I’ll be doing that at some point in the month.
I am still trying to mix up the types of events I schedule, in hopes of luring some lurkers in to participate, but at least for the next few weeks, I really feel like I should be sticking to things that are low-key, low-pressure, and bring me joy personally.
While I want to do a lot this month, not all of it is a good fit for my bulleted list format. Which is probably for the best, since it would be nice to be able to check most things off when November rolls around.
- Twelve posts for the #JustOnePercent Project
- At least four posts unrelated to the #JustOnePercent Project
- Finish leveling three more characters in World of Warcraft (priest, warrior, demon hunter)
- Participate in the group review of the October Humble Choice.
- Play & post about at least one horror game.
- Play at least four demos from the October 2022 Steam Next Fest.
- Read any six books.
- Schedule at least four horror movie watch parties.
- Order the remaining supplies for my 2023 stitching project, and get the floss carded.