I'll get to the gameplay in a sec. First, we need a touch of mood setting.
I woke up at 4:30pm today. That would be the equivalent of 4:30am to you daywalkers. After a failed attempt to lull myself back to sleep, I said a few curse words under my breath and rolled out of bed.
After getting dressed, I drove into "town" to grab some food. My wife requested Subway. I, being the faithful husband, complied. I hate the Subway here in Nowhere, NC. I can't give you a specific reason. Perhaps it's the looks of disdain, or the rushed feeling as you make your selection with nobody waiting behind you
, or maybe just because it's Subway. Regardless, today, it was my sandwich artists' first day on the job. Jubilations
So by now, you can probably guess what kind of mood I was in; bad². So what better way to take out frustration than to kill things with an oversized sword? None that I can think of! Darksiders universe, here I come!
Today's plan was to track down the Abyssal Armor pieces, along with any Lifestone shards, Wrath shards, and Artifacts I could find. Things were going well and my mood was improving until I stumbled on another glitch
. I was in the Black Throne. I had activated the elevator on the second area (purple) and was on my way up to grab a chest I had missed. The elevator made it to the top. I, however, did not. I fell straight through the platform, all the way back down. No big deal right? I just have to exit and come back. It will reset and I can continue on.Nope.
Ok, so I'll just load the last autosave. Surely that'll work.Think again.
Alright...starting to panic now, but surely it will reset if I completely leave and come back. Right? RIGHT?
Alas, no. I knew I was at the end of my rope. I had exhausted all but one option, loading a previous save. The problem with that was I haven't saved since I turned it off yesterday
. So there went all my progress...9 of 10 armor pieces found, a couple of lifestone shards, a wrath shard, and Death's Blessing.
After loading my old save (¬_¬) I went straight to the Black Throne and finished what I was doing, remembering to save before going up and when I was safely down again. I collected what else I could remember off the top of my head. Thankfully the damage was minimal since I had a save relatively close. I can only imagine the velocity at which my controller would have been thrown if I had to start the game completely over.
I guess I should be thankful that I'm in the habit of making backup saves. The lesson I need to take away here though is to do it more often. Even though I learned something today, it didn't help improve my mood...pity for my customers >:)