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That Streaming Thing

That Streaming Thing

I started getting back into streaming this week back on Sunday with a somewhat last minute impromptu Sunday Skyrim stream, inspired by my best friend. I had a few folks stop by, which was very sweet of them (and I hope they had fun like I did!). But it was a bit annoying after the fact when I tried to upload it up to YouTube, and it flagged me.


It seems to have been fixed because the video is once again available to link, and my community strike seems to be gone, though I was never notified of it being fixed. Which in and of itself adds to the annoying. I think what was most annoying about it is that it was flagged less than an hour after I uploaded it. Sometimes I wish there was a solid alternative to YouTube so I could diversify a bit more.

Because I enjoyed streaming Skyrim so much, I decided to randomly do a stream on Wednesday night of Dream Daddy (since I’ve also been trying to get through my massive Steam backlog…). It didn’t actually happen on time, which I think hurt, but I did do it, because I really enjoy the game. I’ve started up as the logistics storyteller for the Mind’s Eye Theatre home-brew Vampire I play, and our storyteller meetings aren’t on a set schedule. That fact is kind of hard for me, because I’m a very scheduled person to help keep my sanity. And the only time that worked out this past week was Wednesday, and it ate into stream time. I’m hoping we can get a bit better at scheduling so that I can have an easier time scheduling my streams for the week, though I did try to update social media and Twitch as soon as I knew I’d probably be late to streaming.

I’m not someone who can say “Yes, every Xday I can stream starting at Xtime”, but I can at the very least set up a schedule the week before and say, “Okay, here’s what it’ll be for the week!”. So I’m trying to work out what I can do for this coming week by Saturday, and post it.

I don’t expect to become huge on Twitch, but it’s something I enjoy doing, so I figured why the hell not.

#DatingSiMonth and Streaming

#DatingSiMonth and Streaming

#DatingSiMonth

Image from Chic Pixel

Just like last year, January was #DatingSiMonth. This is a part of the Community Game-Along that Chic-Pixel has put on for the past four years! I sort of participated throughout the year last year, but got sidetracked by real life. This year, I’m hoping to be able to participate more. And starting up in January with Dating Sims always gets me in the mood to continue. Because, really, how can you go wrong with Dating Sims, right?

I ended up playing a combination of Sweet Fuse, Seduce Me 2, and Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya throughout the month. I totaled only six hours of Dating Sims, but compared to the amount of time I’ve spent gaming and how my time has been alloted, I don’t think that’s too shabby.

Seduce Me Stream


As a part of #DatingSiMonth, I decided to put together a stream on a whim, especially since I wanted to see if streaming was something I’d be interested in doing if I got enough Patreon support to reach my goal. I had a lot of fun doing it, but it’s definitely something that’s draining, and not something I could do consistently without some sort of motivation.

I played two hours worth of Matthew’s route in Seduce Me 2: The Demon War. I plan to continue streaming this route, at least in February. I had initially decided February was going to be the first time I’d stream, but then put one together in January just because.

Initially I chose February for a plethora of reasons: Valentine’s Day means it’s fun to play Dating Sims (not that I ever need an excuse!), and mainly I needed a distraction around the 13th of February for some personal reasons. I figured if I was joking with friends and having fun being raunchy about pixelated men, it’d be a fantastic distraction!

So, if you’re interested in watching me play more of Matthew’s route, join me on my Twitch channel in February! No guarantees about future streams unless Patreon works out, but keep an eye on my twitter for last minute streams when I feel like it.

Yardcore and Wildcast

Yardcore and Wildcast

Yardcore Nexus | Episode 9 – Slade Frackwell


Frackwell was kind enough to offer to volunteer as tribute (back in September!) for Yardcore Nexus, where I tour a plot in WildStar and interview the creator!

Get in touch with Frackwell:
WildStar Forums
In Game – Slade Frackwell

Want to be a part of Yardcore Nexus? Contact me with your character’s name on Entity and we’ll set up a time!

Wildcast Podcast Ep. 78

If this title seems familiar, it’s because, well, I’ve used it before… sorta. I hopped onto Episode 77 of Wildcast to discuss ThaydFest, as I linked to in my November Gaming Review post, where I talked a lot about what I’d done relating to my goals, oddly enough.

Wildcast Ep. 78: Winterfest is Here!

And I’m excited to say that I’m back again on Episode 78… as the third official co-host for the podcast! So if you’re into Wildstar, check us out! This episode we talk about Winterfest, cash shop pricing, and more. Next episode will be out on January 15th, so keep your ears out, and I’ll be posting a link to it on the blog, as well.

Various Updates

Various Updates

IntPiPoMo List Update

A couple of changes and additions have been made to the IntPiPoMo list, so here’s the current list! Be sure to let me know via Twitter, or on this post if you plan to participate! ^_^

Pizza Maid also put together this pretty awesome guide to taking screenshots in FFXIV that could also be applicable to many other games. Starshadow has another great one for screenshots in general, so be sure to check them out if you’re looking for tips or ideas!

Let’s Play!

The second Let’s Play for The Secret World is now up! Short term goal is to get episode 3 started in the next few days, and maybe finishing it by the end of the week. It gets easier to do them as I go, so hopefully I’ll fall into a routine.

Yardcore

Speaking of videos, I am almost done putting together the last Yardcore from before F2P drop. A lot of folks I’ve done Yardcore with previously have updated their plots, such as Green Ghost (who now has a Twitter account if you’re interested in following him!), so I’m not sure if I’ll start with visiting updated plots for the post-F2P updates, or mix them up with new folks… we’ll see who jumps at the opportunity to go next first.

The next episode was actually a lot of fun for me to record. It’ll be on Slade Frackwell’s plot, who happened to be someone that opened my eyes to the wonders of housing, and someone who is always there to help out folks in Housing with ideas and the like.

WildStar

Lots been going on in WildStar, but most of it is related to guild master duties, or ThaydFest. So I guess I’ll just pimp ThaydFest! This is an Entity Exile event that the guild hosts, and we’re already on ThaydFest 3!

ThaydFest is the biggest, baddest, most awesome event our server has ever seen (yet)! It’s a day full of awesome, a chance for you and your friends and your guild to log on and do something fun and different and experience the best part of Wildstar–the community. It is an event brought to you by your fellow players, and done entirely with the resources that the game gives us, and our own ingenuity. No matter what aspects of the game you enjoy, ThaydFest probably has something fun for you to do.

ThaydFest is coordinated by the Black Dagger Society and other community-oriented guilds and players on our server. We’re doing this because we recognize that the community is a huge part of what makes the game so awesome, and this is our way of giving something back to that same community. We hope that you’ll come out, have a great time, and maybe make some friends.

So if you’re in WildStar, check it out! Everyone is able to roll up a toon on Entity, assuming they have the character slots, so come join the fun! Carbine was even kind enough to donate some codes as prizes, so there’s that, too… And there’s more information using that nice little URL and we’re always looking for prize donations!

FFXIV

We’ve been playing a lot of FFXIV, mainly because Chaide is kind of over WildStar (until they make some changes). So it’s become his game-of-choice when we don’t want to schedule in some TSW. I’ve just been super busy with work, interviewing for new positions, and then social obligations on the weekends that I haven’t been able to write much about it.

But the cool thing is that a lot of what we’ve done in the game is easily written about after the fact, including the Hallow’s End stuff. So there will be lots of posts utilizing lots of screenshots for IntPiPoMo in the next few days!

The Bee’s Knees

The Bee’s Knees

#IntPiPoMo 2015

First I wanted to give the list so far of who will be participating in IntPiPoMo. If you’d like to participate, or are just interested in what the heck it is, check out this post, and sign up! I’m giving away three Steam gift cards at the end, so there’s that, too.

I’m excited to see how everyone handles the challenge of screenshots–daily; photo-dumps; commentary; no commentary… it’ll be really neat!

Chaide and Chestnut Play TSW (With Cam!)

I finally finished putting together our first Let’s Play for The Secret World! It was definitely a process because the program I use was a little overwhelmed by the size of the original recording… so I had to switch the computer I was creating it on, which limited the time I was able to spend on putting it together.

We started recording all of these back in, oh, May? So there’s a large swath of video to put together and put out before we catch up to where we are… which I kind of want to do because we want to get through all of the Samhain stuff and post it in a somewhat timely manner (before Christmas, maybe?).

Of course, though, most of the recordings are between two and five hours, so I’m going to have to try to figure out how to cut down on the time of them. As well as get better about splitting up our recordings going forward.

We’re also interested in constructive feedback. It is just a bunch of friends bullshitting while they play The Secret World, so there isn’t much structure, and we don’t plan on making it particularly structured, but any ideas or thoughts are something we’re interested in.

Yardcore Nexus | Episode 8 – Katia Managan

Yardcore Nexus | Episode 8 – Katia Managan

Katia was great and stepped up as the eighth volunteer for my project, Yardcore Nexus, where I tour a plot in WildStar and interview the creator!

Get in touch with Katia:
Email – wskatia@gmail.com
Twitter
In Game – Katia Managan/Katia Racer/Katia Storekeep
YouTube
Katia Builder Toolkit (Housing Addon)
The Deku Lodge

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Want to be a part of Yardcore Nexus? Contact me with your character’s name on Entity and we’ll set up a time!

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Due to real-life, this took approximately two months to put together. While I don’t mind that folks would prefer not to speak in TeamSpeak, it really does make things easier on my end to showcase their plots. It also didn’t help that life got the better of me for a few months, either. My new goal for Yardcore videos is to complete one per month. If I get more done, that’s grand! But I’m not going to beat myself up for doing something only once per month that I’m doing because it’s enjoyable. Once it starts becoming unenjoyable, there’s no point, eh?

Yardcore Nexus | Episode 7 – Green Ghost

Yardcore Nexus | Episode 7 – Green Ghost

Green Ghost volunteered to show us his superhero plot for my new project, Yardcore Nexus, where I tour a plot in WildStar and interview the creator!

Get in touch with Ghost:
In Game – Zams Zams or Green Ghost

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Want to be a part of Yardcore Nexus? Contact me with your character’s name on Entity and we’ll set up a time!

Yardcore Nexus | Episode 6 – Emberlee Quenesti

Yardcore Nexus | Episode 6 – Emberlee Quenesti

Emberlee Quenesti was kind enough to volunteer to show off their Star Wars inspired plot as the sixth volunteer for my new project, Yardcore Nexus, where I tour a plot in WildStar and interview the creator!

Get in touch with Emberlee:
In Game – Emberlee Quenesti

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Want to be a part of Yardcore Nexus? Contact me with your character’s name on Entity and we’ll set up a time!

Yardcore Nexus | Episode 5 – Django Cutts

Yardcore Nexus | Episode 5 – Django Cutts

Django, aka Zub, (and the [Cutts Co.] crew) stepped up as the fifth volunteer(s) for my new project, Yardcore Nexus, where I tour a plot in WildStar and interview the creator!

Get in touch with Zub:
In Game – Slasazia Skychaser or Django Cutts
WildStar Forums

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Want to be a part of Yardcore Nexus? Contact me with your character’s name on Entity and we’ll set up a time!