Thursday, July 05, 2007

Pick your difficulty level for today

As I've written about before, I've learned how to play the X-Box game "Halo"--a shoot-em-up set in the future against aliens--as a way of spending time with my boys. Well, I've decided that my favorite feature of the game is that you get to pick the difficulty level you want to play. Want a challenge? Go for it. Want a cake-walk, you've got it.

I would like to figure out how to select the difficulty level of each day. Some days I'm up for trying something really hard. Other days, like today, I want as easy as possible. Wouldn't it be great if I could pick!

Here are the levels from Halo, which might suggest good levels of calibrating each day.

Easy: Your foes cower and fall before your unstoppable onslaught

Normal
: Hordes of enemies vie to destroy you, but your nerves of steel give you a solid chance to prevail.

Heroic
: Your enemies are as numerous as they are ferocious. Their attacks are devastating. Survival is not guaranteed.

Legendary
. You face opponents who have never known defeat, who laugh at your efforts to survive. This is certain death.

Many days feel stuck on legendary when I really wanted easy...

3 comments:

Knumb said...

These would be good levels to incorporate into traffic reports in southern california.

Then all I'd need is a few hacks, like drive through walls, God mode, next exit hints, etc.

S.S.Stone said...

"I would like to figure out how to select the difficulty level of each day". You just get up in the morning, look in the mirror and say " today is going to be a ??? of a day! Power of Positive thinking (N.V.Peale)...it's all what you tell yourself, self talk ;)

another thought:

Easy would be boring. Legendary, well that would be like walking with Jesus in my opinion. Facing those whose lives have never known defeat, those who laugh and mock you for your efforts to stay true to the Word and yes, His certain death... being stuck in legendary may not be quite so bad. I thinque Legendary teaches us more.

but "easy" would be nice once in a while ;)

Brad Wright said...

Oh, I like your hacks John. A definite need for SoCal.

Sarah, yikes! I hadn't thought about the Jesus angle... he certainly chose legendary all the time. I suppose that's narrow vs. broad highway.