Following in the footsteps of Jaeda at Dragons & Whimsy, Ysharros at Stylish Corpse and a few other video game bloggers, I thought it was about time I started my own gaming to-do list. I’m somewhat using the rules laid out by Izlain in his post The Gamer To-Do List. You can read his suggested guidelines over on his blog!
First of all, why would I do this? Like a few of my fellow gamers, I have a Stack of Shame (on Steam and elsewhere) the size of a skyscraper at this point and it’s ever growing, and I have a few too many unfinished games piling up on the backburner, not to mention games I own but have never even installed.
Instead of feeling excited that I have so many options, I feel, well…stressed. I know that’s absolutely ridiculous, but I get so overwhelmed with a long list of games that instead of just picking one and playing it, I stare at my list and end up doing something else instead. Or, in some cases, doing nothing.
So for me, organisation can sometimes help! When I’m on my time off, I often even write myself a list of games I want to play so that I don’t get distracted or waylaid. With that in mind, here are some things I want to achieve in my video games of choice so that I can feel accomplished and make some progress on my gaming to-do list!
- Final Fantasy XIV: Reach level 50 on my Dark Knight and level 60 on my White Mage. Acquire my Esoteric weapon for Bard. At least attempt Alexander Savage. Clear Bismarck and Ravana EX.
- Elite: Dangerous: Raise enough money to purchase a Diamondback Explorer and kit it out for exploration, then plan out my first exploration trip. Join a power and start working towards their weapon reward (I want drunk missiles!)
- Diablo III: Grind out some more Paragon levels (no specific number) before Season 3 ends at the end of August. Select a two-man combo for Season 4.
- ARK: Survival Evolved: Level up (no specific level) and expand my base. Tame a T-Rex and maybe some of the other larger dinos. Explore the island.
- Games to be completed: Dragon Age: Inquisition, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Resident Evil, Outlast (Insane difficulty).
I think this is a good place to start. I don’t think I will complete all of those games in the next month, or even one of them potentially, but I suspect I can achieve my other goals, which is a great feeling!
What’s on your gaming to-do list?