Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Disappointing day.

Today was a pretty sad day to be honest. :( Not in the best of moods.

In the afternoon, I went to MV to have some Wangan games, and i picked up the R32 while I'm at it. Then we started battling (4 players). First three to four battles were nice, getting a lot of stars out of just four bucks was awesome.

Then the world turned upside down.

After that, my luck just turned for the worse. I kept finishing third or fourth. Worse was on some of the situations it was because I misjudged the traffic of the roads. I even managed to blow a huge lead from first just to finish dead last in C1.

I had a smooth patch later where I kept getting 1st or 2nd, but just before dinner, I battled two games again. This time I had 2 plays left, and was at 598 stars, so I figured it would be cool getting 600 before I had to renew it.

Oh how bad my luck was.

I finished dead last despite leading the race on Hakone IB, meaning down to 1 play and still 2 stars short of 600. DAMN! By then I had the sense of defeat; I've never had a patch of bad runs THIS bad before in the entire history of playing Wangan in my entire life. So I took a rest after being so demoralized while Alan took my RX-8 for a battle at Hakone OB, and won it. 601 stars and still a free game.

Seeing the guy sitting next to Alan got off, I told him to come in and I took back position on my own car. Then in the battle, I finished last. Again.

I was even more demoralized by now. I was intending to test my R32 in battle, but seeing I already am in a bad patch, I figured it was best I stopped there and then. I just waited for Matt to finish his games before me and Alan went for dinner at McDonalds.

Then when the battle ends, I went and played some games with my R32. Perhaps the only positive thing of the day was that I found my R32 to be pretty great, and worth the money. I also had one battle with Matt 1 on 1 on his insistence on Osaka (which I lost, but I didn't really care anyway by now...). Also I ran Wangan Line Eastbound with my R34 with a time of 4'02"101, which is pretty bad, but I don't really care seeing I don't like Wangan Line in the first place.

At the end of the day, when I got back home, let's just say I never felt this worse. Perhaps I overrated myself and thought I was pretty good. Man, that was the worst ever thought I had. I'm not good, I'm just overrating myself.

For the next few days I REALLY need to think how I handle my battles from now on. I don't think it's the RX-8's problem (although my mind tells me it is, I know that's just an excuse), but it's the driver. Me. For now, I just want to get my R32 set up well...

I'm back.

Been a while since I updated this blog. Heh.

I didn't really update it since I am lazy honestly. But now, I think I can devote some time back seeing I have nothing to do now. I'm gonna focus more on personal life rather than gaming now so this blog won't have much gaming articles as before.

Anyways, I hope to be able to update again soon. :)