Monday, 20 January 2020

My Decade On Xbox

If you have an account in the trueachievements website, they have created nice page for all their users about their gaming decade... 10 years of gaming displayed in one page.

I checked out my page and it is quite interesting stuff ...

my Fastest completion - Microsoft Mahjong - 16 minutes

How did that happen? I know that I have played this on Windows phone, Windows 8 and and Windows 10 at different times. All of them have different achievements, but somewhat centrally stored statistics about user profile. When checked their site, I see Win 8 had only 3 achievements worth 25 GS that were easy to obtain. Basically they were Play a game, play game in Hard difficulty and Change theme. No wonder it only took 16 minutes to complete.

my Rarest completion - Crossout, 300 days, completed by 248 people

This game only had 13 achievements, but it was hard to complete - the last one "complete 10 Leviathan raids" was tough for me as I was mostly solo player... when attempted the Leviathan raids - usually the matchmaking failed because there were not enough players in the queue, or I was teamed up with random low level players who had no idea what to do, and had very low level gear... so no chance of beating the Leviathan. Even with skilled players, the raids failed many times.

my Slowest completion - Sid Meier Civ Revolution - 2040 days... TWO THOUSAND and FORTY DAYS!!!!!

Looking at the stats, I see I started playing it in June 2008 when I got the first achievement. Then played it over period of time. Got "won as Mongolian civilization" achievement in November 2008. Then who-knows-what happened and the game was shelved and forgotten for years ... next achievement I got only in 17th January 2014 and then grinded through the whole game and all remaining achievements in just 2 days :)

Completed games - 45 - 31.57%

I can also clearly see that the time I was between two nine-2-five jobs. I was unemployed and did short roles and some months here and there contracting - I did much more gaming and got more GS than when I was employed full time.

My personal stats page can be seen at https://www.trueachievements.com/decade/365872

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

USB SSD with Xbox One

I did some testing today with external USB 3.0 IDE/SATA adapter and Crucial MX500 SSD.

The game loading time speed difference compared to Xbox internal HDD was surprising.


So.. next payday I am probably going to buy an external SSD for my console and move my more commonly used and bigger games on it. The HDD vs. SSD price difference is quite big and the speed gains with small "arcade" games does not matter so much... If game launches in 5 or 10 seconds - both acceptable, but 1 minute, versus 2 minutes and 11 seconds... that is a big difference.

Friday, 19 July 2019

Plan for the weekend

So...

Have no fear, Friday is here!

Plan for this weekend is to pop in 1 or 2 one days premium time in World of Tanks and grind the monthly operation and work on my active missionary contract.

So if you see me in the game doing stupid things like solo rushing enemy, it is probably just to complete the "win X battles" part of the op or contract as soon as possible. :)

Friday, 29 March 2019

For sale: World's slowest harddisk

Was looking around for new external HDD for my Xbox One and ended up at Irish Argos page that is apparently selling the worlds slowest hard disk...

Not sure should I buy it or not... :)



Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Stepping up the game ...

Finally got myself registered on Instagram. :)

As the 3 letter usernames are not available, I chose the next best thing - 5 letter one - same as my domain name:

https://www.instagram.com/ex6eu/

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Warframe - WTS vaulted relics

Hi everyone,

I am sitting on big amount of vaulted relics and instead of keeping hoarding them, I might as well sell some of them to other Warframe players.

So here is my big WTS post, take a look at the 2 screenshots from below. Waiting for offers to my XBL inbox.

So if you see something you need, post me a price offer on Xbox Live where my GT is Ex6

Brief explanation:

  • If you see "0" under amount - it means I don't have any of this vaulted relic.
  • If you see a single number under amount - this is the amount of intact vaulted relics I have
  • If you see "number+number" - first number is intact relics, second number is improved relics (few exceptional but in most cases they are radiant).
Axi: 265
Lith: 1037
Meso: 637
Neo: 930

Total: 2869 vaulted relics (Updated on 26th February - few are now sold, plenty still left)