First, my gamerscore broke 30,000. Keeping in line with Lindsey's trend of blasting past milestones, I have added over 400 points to my score in the eight days since it happened. While reaching that high number felt nice, it definitely didn't feel as amazing as I thought it would. Hitting the 5,000 mark was fun and reaching double digits with 10,000 was great. And I remember losing my mind when I hit 25,000; it felt like such a big deal. But 30,000 just hasn't done it for me. I took pictures, I let out a little brag, but I mostly just kept playing.
One of the major gaming events that did rock my world was reaching the final level in Age of Empires Online. My Greek civilization final hit level 40 unlocking 100 glorious points. Of those who know me, or better yet, have me on their Xbox friends list, can easily see that a huge amount of my 2011 was spent playing AoE. I might be playing less in 2012, but it will still be on my to-do list. I have already started my Egyptian civ and so far I'm sitting pretty at level 7.
The best was yet to come. On January 1, 2012, the very first day of what is destined to be a wicked awesome year, I completed Skyrim. I didn't just finish the main story line, I earned every single achievement that game has to offer. The only other time I have felt this proud was when I completed the last Elder Scrolls game, and Fallout 3. All of these were made by gaming behemoth Bethesda Software, and all three of the titles clocked me in at over 100 hours of gameplay. There should be an achievement alone for dedicating 300+ hours of your life to one developer.
|This is my 105 hour victory|