As I always do when I reach another 100k milestone, I think to myself, what is next? This time I got a twitter challenge from Rand al thor 19. I scoffed at it when I first read it. "I guess I'm partly responsible for you getting to 400k this year. I'll make this challenge to you public: 500k by May. Man up."
Not only did I scoff, I just didn't care. I just got to 400k and I was pretty worn down. Boy that feeling didn't last long. I thought about how I could approach this and maybe pull it off. I got into a party chat with Rand later that day and asked him, by May or by April? He said, May 30th. We didn't make any kind of wager but I believe we should. It would make it more interesting.
The questions is, can it be done? Short answer, NO.
Here is what would have to be done. 100,000 in 159 days. That's 5 months and a week. Almost 700 points per day for 5 months is doable, if I didn't already have 400,000 and rely mostly on new releases. There are only 5 more games coming out in the month of January. More importantly, there are only around 40 games being released between now and May 30th. Where could I get my points from? I could buy a ton of arcade games and make a desperate attempt. Let's say I buy 50 arcade games that take 5 hours or a little more. That's only 10,000 points! Let's say I score zero points during a day, that means the next day just to make that up I would have to score 1,400. The one way breaking it down makes it sound plausible, 5,000 points a week.
I started the goal on December 22nd but I really didn't go after it until last Sunday. I've exceeded pace during this week but I'm still behind the goal pace due to a slow start. It will be a miracle if I get it done. Heck, I'll be lucky if I even get back on pace. I've devised a fairly good plan that suits me well. I'll try to keep it up for the month of January. We will see what happens from there. In the meantime, send rand a few messages telling him to man up and make a good wager. The only way this can be done if something is on the line. Link never saved Zelda just for the hell of it.
Here is my goal progress so far thanks to trueachievements.