Jeeze, this year went by fast. Quite a bit happened too; I got to attend a wedding, Grandma was in the hospital for a month, I finally made a return to RPing, mom went back to teaching for a few months before resigning again a couple weeks back, and...that's about it as far as personal stuff goes. Not a whole lot when looking at it on a list, but those were each eventful in their own moment.
This year has been up and down. Not all cheer and shit, but not depressing either. I mean, yeah, Bob Hoskins, Robin Williams, and the grandfather of video games were taken from us - dear ol' Robin by his own hand, but the influence they've had upon this world will never die so long as we hold onto it.
Enough of the belated in-memoriam stuff though, that's all behind us and 2015 is closing in. I, for one, am hoping Rockstar Games will be good on their word this time and finally unleash heists upon GTA Online. Oh, and I have a resolution for the first time in many, many, many years: I will eventually get through that damned egg-balancing thing in Sly 4.
Kind of a silly little resolution, isn't it? But, fuck...that thing is downright impossible for me. Basically, along the story of Sly 4, I got to the point where Sly and everyone have to get the first of the Coopers, "Bob" Cooper, back into climbing shape after he ate himself into a slump out of depression for his failure as an egg hunter. One such method is having said character balancing a rolling egg upon a log while standing on a floating platform of ice that's constantly being rocked left and right...using tilt controls . I fucking despise tilt-controls - it's like DDR - I always overdo it; the only difference between the two is that, with DDR, I nearly break the machine. With tilt-controls, I just go nuts on instinct and fuck myself over.
I can get through the initial portion and the 20-second thing during the montage with relative ease. As soon as it gets to a point where I have to keep it on for 15 seconds though, I always...fucking...fail. This is because the egg starts rolling a lot faster at that point and I lose control of it in almost no time at all. The worst part though: the game will NOT let me skip it. T_T So, I'm basically stuck at this part of the story unless some sort of miracle happens and I succeed.
I've been at it for ages...and it is legitimately the first time I have ever ragequit in my fifteen years as a gamer. Even defending Murray from an endless swarm of enemies coming from every direction while he was dragging the van back to the hideout in the game's predecessor wasn't THIS infuriating. But if I can get through that with enough dedication, then I can get through this, damn it!
So yeah, that's my ultimate goal of the year. You guys let me know how your 2014 was and what your resolution for 2015 is (if you have one).
EDIT: Oh hey, look at that. Day one and my resolution is already complete. xD Never doing that part again.