I've been ill over the past week and when my eyes haven't been streaming and my head not pounding, I've found some solace in Elite:Dangerous. White screens (and daylight FFS) give me a headache prettily readily at the moment and E:D is mostly dark. Which is nice. Here are some thoughts and pics from my travels. Not really a guide but some tips en route.
1. Don't make any resolutions for 2015
Bugger! oh well maybe next year
I'm cutting back on things to resolve to do and instead go for a balance. Family takes priority and after that I find that I have a little more time the older Felix gets. Overall, I want to balance creative stuff (Icar, playing bass) with brain stuff (going through algorithm books, coding neural networks) with gaming (Minecraft and with friends) with body stuff (running). Here are things I want to do this year. I found that things like "blog regularly" were difficult to achieve but they weren't specific enough.
So, scored fairly averagely last year. Time to step up and see if I can do any better in 2015.
I've already agreed some targets with my coach for 2015.
Do what you want!
At the beginning of this year, I set myself 8 goals to aim to achieve...as the dread time of Christmas rapidly approaches, time to look back and see how I've done.
So, it's gaming Sunday coming up again. Any games people fancy the look of? Happy to give a F2P a shot, sadly didn't get onto Steam this week to have a look for one.
PS2 is an interesting fallback but I thought of another idea...
Minecraft race for horses.
The aim: go south from Ringwall with only a saddle. Get a horse, bring it back to the stables. First one wins. If you die and lose the saddle, you've got to go to the stables. Prize: kudos!
So I'm out in New York for a week for a brief holiday meeting my parents halfway rather than them coming over to california for a visit.
I've been documenting my adventures thus far on the badger (http://www.rocket-propelled-badger.net) should you be interested.
The Defence Grid 2 Kickstarter has just finished, and apparently I qualified for 3 Steam Keys! I quite clearly only need one.
DG2 is a classic tower defence game, though this one has a couple of muliplayer options. If you like tower defence, you'll like DG2. If you don't like tower defence, this probably won't change your mind.
So, speak up if you would like a key...