Well, it's finally here. After 3.5 years of owning an Xbox 360 I finally achieved the goal of 200k GamerScore. Although most of my friends either have more than that, or are close, I figured I would celebrate it with a blog post. If you read my 100k GS and beyond post from two years ago, you already know that I got my 360 in August of 2007. Ever since November of 2007 I've been addicted to gaining achievements, and it has since led me to where we are today. I achieved the coveted 200k mark less than 2 years after I got 100k GamerScore. Not impressive by some standards, but for me it was, seeing as how it took me 2.5 years just to achieve 100k GamerScore. Although my completion % is not great, around 50%, and I've only completed 82 games, I'm still happy where I'm at. Yeah, I don't have 80% or 90% completion percentage, but that's okay by me. 200k GamerScore is a huge milestone in the Xbox 360 community, and I can finally say I reached that milestone.
The achievement that gave me 200k was:
|Don't Let It Go To Your Head||10|
|Get sponsored in Legacy Mode|
I figured it was an appropriate achievement for such a special occasion. After playing through some Power Gig: Rise of the Six String last night, I needed only 10 points. I did not want to go over 200k, and I wanted to get the milestone with a game that was a good game that I enjoyed playing. Fight Night Champion had just been released this past Tuesday, so I figured that would be perfect. So I went on a hunt to find a 10GS achievement, and I ran across this one. All I had to do was win my first 9 fights in Legacy Mode and that was it. I easily did that, and 200k GamerScore was mine.
Who would I like to thank? Well, it's hard to list them all, so if I miss you, please don't take offense, I definitely don't mean too. Most of you probably won't know who I'm thanking, but that's okay. You'll get to see and read about all of the nice and fantastic people I've met over the past 3.5 on Xbox Live.
ThrawnOmega - My captain for "The Hand of Thrawn" in two GSL's. And although we didn't win, we had fun gaining achievements, and just goofing off in party chat. He gave me a chance to be on his team, and tried my best not to let him down gaining over 20k during my first GSL. Thanks Thrawn, and I know you'll beat Xylo. Nobody can win a GamerScore race who can't tell a "that's what she said" joke. =P Only kidding Xylo, good luck to you as well.
BL4CK SiLv4 - Ah, the token black guy in our little group. Want to have discussion about politics, video game, or anything in general? Well, Silva is your guy. The man is hilarious, and somebody I'm glad to say I've met on Xbox Live. He was also on "The Hand of Thrawn", and was the guy who kept the party going until the wee hours of the morning. He was at one point significantly ahead of me in GamerScore, but his job got in the way of his gaming time, and I eventually passed him. However, he's only about 11k away, so I know he'll get there by the summer.
The rest of "Hand of Thrawn" - Sabre, Xylo, Derek, and even Bionik, It's been a pleasure meeting each of you. I know Sabre has been busy with the Army, but when you come back I know you'll be going full swing towards 100k GamerScore. Xylo, I have a feeling you'll pass Thrawn (sorry Thrawn).
Fraggs.net - Yes, the site I wrote for and no longer write for. This is the site that helped me put my foot in the door in the gaming industry as a writer. For that I thoroughly thank Michael, the owner of it, and the fine staff for the site and magazine for giving such an amazing opportunity. Although we left on bad terms, mainly my fault, I still plan to support the magazine, and I wish them nothing but the best with all future endeavors.
Twitter People - Yes, I joined Twitter a year ago this month. After bashing it and calling it useless, I've come to enjoy it. Yes, you get the occasional trolls, spam bots, etc., but the majority of the people I met on there are nice people. It's been a pleasure meeting, gaming, and getting to know some of you over the past year, and I expect to meet more in the next year, and on my march to 300k GamerScore.
SFX-360 - Although I've only been writing for them for just over a month now, I must say I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I've already written two reviews for the site, You Don't Know Jack and Body & Brain Connection, and a slew of news articles as well. I have to thank them for giving me the opportunity to write for them, and I look forward to the bright future ahead.
X360A - How could I forget the site that got me into achievements? I remember searching for the achievement list for Dance Dance Revolution 2. Why? I really don't remember, but I came across x360.org. I immediately signed up on the forums, and ever since then the site has helped me out tremendously. The amazing people over there, Webb, Minty, Pants, and the amazing people who write the achievement guides all deserve a pat on the back. They do an amazing job, and all I have left to say is keep up the good work.
Everyone else - StophJ, Krazie, Creech, CougarSlayer530, Dex, Wiki, Molneze, Bota, and anybody else I missed. People told me meeting intelligent gamers over Xbox Live would never happen, and yet here I am writing about them. It was a pleasure meeting you guys, and playing some crazy games with you all as well. Although we never met in person, partying it up in party chat with you guys was always fun.
My apologies to everyone if I rambled on, or if this made absolutely no sense to some of you, but I didn't make a big post when I hit 100k GamerScore, so I figured I would for the 200k mark. If I forgot to thank you, I sincerely apologize. It's been a crazy 3.5 years on Xbox Live. It's been a pleasure meeting some of you guys/gals. Hopefully this time next year I'll be celebrating some of you getting 100k Gamerscore (Sabre, DarkTharen), and maybe even a few 200k as well, (Silva, Thrawn, Xylo). Either way thanks for the great 3.5 years, and 200k GamerScore, and I hope to see you all at the 300k mark.