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I have a thing about spreadsheets. They're gorgeous, lined, purposeful, and you can bend and twist them to do anything you want to do. All in all, they're pretty damn sexy.
I admit, it's a weird thing to say you're sexually attracted to a spreadsheet, but there are WAY weirder fetishes out there than this. So, put away them judgement hats and be ready to be IMPRESSED.
In addition, I like games. I really like collecting all the things in games. Sometimes, I start a game that has a lot of things and I'm like, "Well shit. How am I going to keep track of all the treasures/Precursor Orbs/radio clips/etc and be able to find everything as I need it?"
Sometimes I luck out and find pre-existing spreadsheets that other Collectors like me have created and I'm able to make a copy and fulfill my collection fantasies to the fullest (read: Stardew Valley). Other times, I'm at a loss and I have to create my own.
For example, you know how Final Fantasy XV had fish everywhere? I created the below spreadsheet that tracks the name, rarity, how much AP you get, the locations, what the shape of the fishing thingy is at different times of the day, and what lures work best, the prizes you get, and then conditional formatting if I've caught it. (Note: Not done in Excel Proper, but this is SmartSheets. Excel on cocaine.)
I'm working on translating this one, the cooking one, collectibles, and side quests into easily shareable and editable Google Sheets to share with the masses.
As for Stardew Valley, this one (found on r/StardewValley) already existed. So all I did was make a copy into my own Drive and edit it as I find things. I could probably change it up and make it a bit more Chelsea-User Friendly, but it already exists so I don't need to do anything. LINK HERE TO THE SPREADSHEET from u/LasagnaTheories on Reddit.
Next up, is I've been making my way through the Jak and Daxter series again since it's relaunched on PS4. Jak: The Precursor Legacy, I've 100% so I don't really need to create myself a spreadsheet namely because I know where everything is. Jak 2, 3, and to an extent, Jak X - I have no idea where all the bits are hiding and how to unlock everything.
So I've started the methodical and slow process of reading through countless GameFaqs articles to create myself a handy dandy guide to completion.
This is where I'm at:
As you can see... Not very far. I also need to make one for the Uncharted Series, Horizon Zero Dawn, Skyrim, and possibly Breath of the Wild (not very far though...)
I know @dizzyblinker is interested in my FFXV spreadsheets, which is the whole reason while I'm translating them over, so I'll be posting again as I finish these up to share with y'all dirty spreadsheet lovers (and if you aren't a dirty spreadsheet lover yet - you will be when I'm through with you.)