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Enhanced BLAEO v5

Hello, everyone. I’ve released a new version for my Enhanced BLAEO script that has some improvements:

  • Optimizations in general
  • Major redesign for Game List Checker: you now click a button next to the post to check the list, instead of it being automatically checked, and the results appear separated in sections in a modal (this removes noise from posts and allows you to quickly see relevant games)
  • Minor redesign for Post Generator
  • More customization options for Post Generator
  • Post Generator now uses caches, which makes it a lot faster

If you’re already using the script, I suggest to uninstall it and install the new version, as updating will lead to incompatibilities. This also means that you will lose any saved presets, but setting up new presets shouldn’t take too long.

Install from here.

Happy backlog killing for all!

Failures and New Strategies

Hi. It’s been a while since I posted here and I failed miserably to finish my challenge to beat / complete at least 5 games each month in 2019, so I’m changing my strategy a bit to deal with the backlog:

  • I will no longer try to “complete” games without achievements. In the past, I would try to do everything in games without achievements before marking them as completed. From now on, I will be marking them as completed as soon as I am done with them and I did everything I wanted to do.
  • I will no longer try to get random achievements that require a lot of time. Random achievements like a couple from Poker Night At The Inventory are just very unlikely to happen, and they add nothing to the game experience.
  • I will no longer try to get achievements for beating games without dying. These kinds of achievements are just a waste of time, because you can invest a lot of time in your playthrough only to die for something stupid and lose all of that time. I just witnessed this recently while trying to beat The Witcher 2 in insane mode. Nope.

I’m a perfectionist, but perfection comes at the cost of time, and time is precious. So this new strategy is to focus less on getting to that glorious 100% and to use more of my time to actually beat games. I need to stop this mentality that I need to 100% everything, because it is not healthy.

Here is the list of games I beat / completed in the past few months:

I’m currently playing Outlast 2, but I’ll see if I can find something that fits the monthly theme that I haven’t beaten yet.

2019-05 Report

Continuing my challenge to beat / complete at least 5 games each month this year, May was a fail! This was a busy month for me, so I only had time to beat one game.

Last Month

I want to get 100% achievements in Monaco, so if anyone owns it and is interested in playing, let me know.

Beaten Completed (Previously Beaten) Completed Beaten / Completed Backlogged Balance
1 0 0 1 1 0

Punishment

Because of my failure this month, the punishment is now in place: no games can be added to the backlog in June, and a maximum of 2 games are allowed per month for the rest of the year.

2019-04 Report

Continuing my challenge to beat / complete at least 5 games each month this year, April was another success!

Last Month

Some great games here! I really enjoyed all of them. Door Kickers, Infinifactory and iBomber Defense Pacific are so hard! There were some levels that took me literally hours to solve in each of them, but it was so satisfying when I finally solved them.

Beaten Completed (Previously Beaten) Completed Beaten / Completed Backlogged Balance
0 2 5 5 1 4

Enhanced BLAEO Update

If you’re not aware, I have a script that helps generating posts like this (the game boxes above were generated by it): https://github.com/gsrafael01/monkey-scripts/tree/master/scripts/enhanced-blaeo

I’ve released an update today that allows you to customize the playtime template and include a “playtime this month” stat, just like I have above.

Cleaning House

In my early Steam years, I would add any game that was temporarily free to my library, without checking its quality or if it was a genre that I would enjoy. So this month I decided to reduce my backlog by permanently removing those games. I’ve also won a lot of crap on SteamGifts (because, similarly, I used to enter every single giveaway I could in my early SteamGifts years), but I don’t think it would be right to remove them (and I’m pretty sure I would be suspended if I did that), so I made sure to only remove games that I didn’t win on SteamGifts.

Here’s the full list of games I removed:

  • Bionic Dues
  • Blaster Shooter GunGuy!
  • Block N Load
  • Blockstorm
  • Cult Of The Wind
  • Dead Bits
  • East India Company Gold
  • Enclave
  • Epigenesis
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Glacier 3: The Meltdown
  • Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising
  • Humanity Asset
  • Hyper Fighters
  • Ionball 2: Ionstorm
  • Keen Dreams
  • Knights And Merchants
  • Legendary
  • Maui
  • Miner Meltdown
  • Minion Masters
  • Nux
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
  • Overcast: Walden And The Werewolf
  • Overture
  • Pixel Puzzles Japan
  • Pixel Puzzles Ultimate
  • Pixel Space
  • Planetary Annihilation
  • Quick Slick Deadly
  • Racer 8
  • Realms Of The Haunting
  • Relic Hunters Zero
  • Rush Bros.
  • Ruzh Delta Z
  • Shot In The Dark
  • Steel & Steam: Episode 1
  • Talisman: Prologue
  • TeraBlaster
  • The Blue Flamingo
  • The Culling Of The Cows
  • The Next Door
  • Time Gentlemen, Please

Most of the games on this list have mixed to negative reviews, and the ones that don’t are usually RPG or multiplayer (genres that I’m not very fond of), but if you feel like I made a big mistake and some of these games are actually good, please let me know and I’ll consider restoring them. But for now, they’re off my backlog for good!

What’s Next?

These are the main tasks that I’m focused in for this month:

  • Beat something from the monthly theme succeeded last month
  • Beat Hektor (and maybe complete)
  • Beat Luxor HD (and maybe complete) failed last month
  • Beat Luxor 2 HD (and maybe complete) failed last month
  • Beat Rise Of The Tomb Raider (and maybe complete) failed last month
  • Complete Dying Light (previously beaten) failed last month
  • Complete Grand Theft Auto IV (previously beaten) failed last month
  • Complete Jotun (previously beaten) failed last month
  • Complete Outlast (previously beaten) failed last month
  • Complete Pinstripe (previously beaten) failed last month

2019-03 Report

Continuing my challenge to beat / complete at least 5 games each month this year, March was another success!

Last Month

I enjoyed all of these games, especially Dying Light and The Turing Test. Strider didn’t run well on my computer, there were some parts where it ran like slow motion, which did actually make the game easier, so that’s a plus, I guess. :P

Beaten Completed (Previously Beaten) Completed Beaten / Completed Backlogged Balance
3 0 2 5 2 3

I don’t count DLCs as an addition to the backlog, so that’s why the backlogged count for this month is 2, as I already owned Hitman.

What’s Next?

These are the main tasks that I’m focused in for this month:

  • Beat something from the monthly theme succeeded last month
  • Beat Luxor HD (and maybe complete) failed last month
  • Beat Luxor 2 HD (and maybe complete) failed last month
  • Beat Rise Of The Tomb Raider (and maybe complete)
  • Complete Dying Light (previously beaten)
  • Complete Grand Theft Auto IV (previously beaten) failed last month
  • Complete Jotun (previously beaten) failed last month
  • Complete Outlast (previously beaten) failed last month
  • Complete Pinstripe (previously beaten) failed last month
  • Complete Silence (previously beaten)
  • Complete Strider (previously beaten)

2019-02 Report

Continuing my challenge to beat / complete at least 5 games each month this year, February was another success!

In terms of the backlog, unfortunately my balance was 0 this month, since previously beaten games that were completed do not count for that score.

Beaten Completed (Previously Beaten) Completed Beaten / Completed Backlogged Balance
3 4 1 4 4 0

What’s Next?

These are the main tasks that I’m focused in for this month:

  • Beat something from the monthly theme failed last month
  • Beat Luxor HD (and maybe complete) failed last month
  • Beat Luxor 2 HD (and maybe complete) failed last month
  • Complete Grand Theft Auto IV (previously beaten) failed last month
  • Complete Jotun (previously beaten)
  • Complete Outlast (previously beaten) failed last month
  • Complete Pinstripe (previously beaten)

2019-01 Report

Inspired by ninglor03, I challenged myself to beat / complete at least 5 games per month this year. To make things more interesting, I created the following rules:

  • At least 5 games must be beaten / completed every month. I cannot compensate between months e.g. beat 4 games in January and 6 games in February.
  • The games must be beaten / completed between 00:00 BRT of the first day of the month and 23:59 BRT of the last day of the month. If I beat a game even 1 minute earlier / later, it doesn’t count.
  • Previously beaten games can be completed for the challenge. For example, if I got 90% of achievements in a game before and 100%’ed it in the current month, then it counts for the challenge in that month.
  • Upon failure in a month, no games can be added to the backlog in the following month, and a maximum of 2 games are allowed per month for the rest of the year.

January was a success!

Beaten Completed (Previously Beaten) Completed Beaten / Completed Backlogged Balance
1 0 4 5 2 3

What’s Next?

These are the tasks that I’m focused in for this month:

  • Beat something from the monthly theme
  • Beat Grand Theft Auto IV (and maybe complete)
  • Beat Luxor HD (and maybe complete)
  • Beat Luxor 2 HD (and maybe complete)
  • Complete Outlast (previously beaten)

2018 Balance

Hi everyone! I haven’t been posting progress reports lately, but here’s my 2018 balance:

And here’s the full report for those who like seeing details: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vYhchj_9tk6mGsLu1LtKQDAoNY1YlUODP_hG_2wt718/edit?usp=sharing

2018 wasn’t too bad. I managed to keep the number of backlog additions to an all-time low, which I’m very proud of. I hope I’ll continue that trend in 2019.

What’s Next?

I beat the Whistleblower DLC for Outlast this month (that was brutal!), and I’m currently trying to 100% the game (although this won’t count as a backlog reduction because it was previously beaten). The only achievements I’m missing are the ones to complete the base game and the DLC in insane mode. Unfortunately, I died on my first try for the DLC while being chased by Gluskin, because I got lost. But that’s almost at the end of the DLC, so I think I can get it in my second try. I’m trying the DLC first because the base game is a lot harder in insane mode.

I’ll also try to beat Transistor for the monthly theme in the few days we have left this month.

2017-01 - 2017-06 Reports

Hello, assassins! I’m alive! Wow, it’s been 6 months since my last report. But I’m here now and I’ll try to be more active. These past 6 months I’ve implemented a userscript for SG (you might have heard of it - ESGST), so having to maintain it is quite time consuming and I find myself with less and less time for games. As you can see below, some pretty disappointing results, but let’s see if this month turns things around.


Games Beaten In March (1)

This War Of Mine

This War Of Mine

Gifted
no screenshots
26 hours playtime, 17 of 31 achievements (55%)

What’s missing to 100%?

  • No idea, the achievements are hidden (please don’t spoil them, I’d like to discover them on my own).

Games Beaten In April (1)

Anoxemia

Anoxemia

Acquired For Free
no screenshots
14 hours playtime, 20 of 23 achievements (87%)

What’s missing to 100%?

  • Complete the game without dying.
  • The other achievements are hidden (please don’t spoil them, I’d like to discover them on my own).

Games Beaten In May (1)

Gods Will Be Watching

Gods Will Be Watching

Won On SteamGifts Backlog+
no screenshots
15 hours playtime, 24 of 35 achievements (69%)

What’s missing to 100%?

  • Some challenges.
  • Complete the DLC.

Games Completed In January (3)

Break Into Zatwor

Break Into Zatwor

Acquired For Free
no screenshots
1.5 hours playtime, 7 of 7 achievements (100%)
Friends Of Imprisonment

Friends Of Imprisonment

Acquired For Free
no screenshots
1.1 hours playtime, 7 of 7 achievements (100%)
Not The Robots

Not The Robots

Acquired For Free
no screenshots
27 hours playtime, 15 of 15 achievements (100%)

Games Completed In April (2)

Aztaka

Aztaka

Won On SteamGifts Monthly Theme
1 screenshot
11 hours platyime, no achievements

Games Completed In June (3)

Bus Driver

Bus Driver

Purchased On Steam Backlog+
6 screenshots
9 hours playtime, no achievements
Teslagrad

Teslagrad

Won On SteamGifts Backlog+
2 screenshots
9 hours playtime, 36 of 36 achievements (100%)

Previously Beaten Games Completed In February (1)

Portal

Portal

Purchased On Steam
5 screenshots
24 hours playtime, 15 of 15 achievements (100%)

What was missing to 100%?

  • A few silver and gold medals.

Previously Beaten Games Completed In April (1)

Stealth Bastard

Stealth Bastard

Won On SteamGifts
1 screenshot
44 hours playtime, 27 of 27 achievements (100%)

What was missing to 100%?

  • Complete the DLC.

Games that were both added and removed in a month are not included in that month’s count.

Games Added In February (1)

Games Added In March (1)

Games Added In April (3)

Games Added In June (5)


My score for each month is the sum of games beaten and completed that month, and The Backlog’s score is the sum of games added that month (including the ones both added and removed).

January Score

revilheart (3) The Backlog (0)
The Backlog was brutally assassinated this month!

February Score

revilheart (0) The Backlog (1)
revilheart was brutally assassinated this month!

March Score

revilheart (1) The Backlog (1)
revilheart and The Backlog tied this month!

April Score

revilheart (3) The Backlog (3)
revilheart and The Backlog tied this month!

May Score

revilheart (0) The Backlog (1)
revilheart was brutally assassinated this month!

June Score

revilheart (1) The Backlog (7)
revilheart was assassinated this month!

2016-12 Report

Happy New Year, assassins! I fell off the horse this month. Planned so much, but got caught up in so much else, that I ended up only beating one game, and one that was also added this month. :/ My slowest month ever since the beginning of BLAEO. I got an automatic addition to my library since Pixel Puzzles Ultimate magically appeared there and I was also gifted TIS-100 and This War Of Mine by the awesome keohookalani and nellyneko. Thanks again! :P


Games Beaten This Month (1)

TIS-100

TIS-100

Gifted Backlog+
no screenshots
21 hours playtime, 9 of 10 achievements (90%)

What’s missing to 100%?

  • Solve every puzzle in the TIS-NET directory.

Games Added This Month (2)

Games that were both added and removed this month are not included in this count.


Score

My score is the sum of games beaten and completed this month, and The Backlog’s score is the sum of games added this month (including the ones both added and removed).

revilheart (1) The Backlog (3)
revilheart was assassinated this month!
Statistics
412 games (+7 not categorized yet)
25% never played
19% unfinished
12% beaten
42% completed
0% won't play