Happy 2015! It is time to have a good year full of videos, streams and charity! I’m excited to get started!
First up, I’ll be attending MAGFest here next week. I am excited to hang out and meet some people who watch me talk over games. If you see me, please say hi. I will try to bring a goodies bag, but I’ll only give you something if you ask. I am excited to possibly finally meet NintendoCapriSun, as well as listen to some great music such as Super Soul Bros. and the Triforce Quartet.
Once I’m back from MAGFest on the 26th is when things get real. I have a lot of plans for my YouTube/Twitch channels, as well as Fun For Freedom and Zeldathon.
Last year was not a great year for me, and I ended up having to rely on the kindness of others more than I would have liked. Donations/Patreon were a major reason I was able to continue, especially following my computer failures early in the year. My biggest goal for 2015 is to bring my content back to having a focus on charity. That’s why, starting in February, I will be tieing my channel in with Fun For Freedom a ton. In the video description of all of my videos for every month, I will link to a page to donate to the FFF Monthly Charity. I will read new donations made through my YouTube channel during my Nintendo Let’s Plays. Either during the outro, or if there is an ideal time during the video. My priority is keeping the content in the forefront, but by doing this, we can help change the world. Similarly, I will be prioritizing the charity donation option on my Twitch page. Donations will show up on screen in an elegant and non-distracting way.
Regarding my personal funding, many people enjoy being able to support my content on Patreon and with donations during my livestreams. I will not be removing those options, but I will be making them more low-key and non-obtrusive. Also, on Patreon, I will be editing my rewards to provide better ways of saying thanks, while also making it easier for me to fufill rewards. I hope to get that done before February.
Now, let’s get into the meat of the discussion.
Content on YouTube
Zelda. You’ll be seeing multiple Zelda LPs from me this year. I will be playing a 2D Zelda game starting almost immediately after MAGFest. I should note, you will not be seeing a Majora’s Mask 3D or Zelda Wii U Let’s Play this year. I would rather people bought the games and played them on their own. I’ll cover those games in the years to follow.
Smash Bros. I really enjoy Smash for Wii U. I’ll be doing livestreams of it, and possibly uploading highlights to YouTube. I may also do some one-off video collaborations if the time comes. Overall though, I’m not looking to keep this on a schedule.
Other Nintendo. I’ll be mixing in some fun games during 2015 between our Zelda. I won’t be bringing you Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door likely this year, but I would like to continue my playthroughs of the Donkey Kong Country games sometime. In addition, I am considering beginning playing through all 3D Marios. I’m also sure I have a few suprises planned, like I did with Star Fox Adventures. But for now, I’m keeping my lips sealed.
The Sims 4. I really enjoy this game! I am super excited to continue the adventures of MC Gamerman and Alex Rice soon. I’ll be getting videos back on an every-other-day basis hopefully before MAGFest. Just about sitting down when in a good mood and playing for hours. There is no foreseeable end of this series, especially due to the addition of DLC.
Minecraft. This game is really fun, and I have really enjoyed playing it throughout the past few years. However, time passes, and I have not been enjoying the single player aspect of the game. Organizing collaborations for Minecraft is also rather difficult. Currently, my plans are to participate in UHC, and any group events that occur on the Mindcrack server. I have to discuss with Millbee what we’re doing with Orange Wool, as I don’t mind that continuing.
Collaborations. I plan on playing with the Mario Kart crew, but I don’t know the future of the series. I feel like there are already great ways to watch it, and my perspective doesn’t add anything. I enjoy commentating, and believe my voice helps the series though, so I hope to continue that at least.. I hope to continue SpeedRunners starting soon. I have talked to the group and they will be meeting up soon to continue the fun.
In summary: Much Zelda, Much Sims, Some Nintendo, Some Smash, Few Minecraft, Few Collaborations. I think this will best show off my best content. It may not be the best to gain viewers/a following, but I’m not in this for fame or money. I just like making some videos.
Hyrule Academy returns on the 30th. Get hype.
Oh, and Mr. Ubiquitous Series 2 will happen in the fall hopefully.
I’m really feeling Twitch right now. I feel like I’m excited to stream near-daily. My main streaming plans are to go in hard with Yoshi’s Island speedruns, play Smash Bros. for Wii U online and to do some occasional chill casual playthroughs. Future speedgames include possibly more A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and miscellaneous fun categories like OoT Any% and SM64 16-Star.
I’ll be cutting back the “production quality” of the stream. I just want to be a dude talking over games, and as much fun as I have creating studio productions, I have to realize there is a time and place for everything, but not on my personal Twitch channel.
Fun for Freedom
What even IS FFF? The idea when it was started was a community of gamers that raise money for charity. I feel like while we have some semblance of a community still, the site itself has fallen apart a bit, and that there are times when it feels toxic to even try and get involved. This really isn’t ok with me, and while I’ve taken a step back at times, I have been thinking of how to improve the site and achieve our goals. Play games. Help charity. DONE. That’s all we need to do.
I will be revealing more of my plans, and discussing them with the community at an upcoming meeting, but my basic ideas include condensing down the number of “teams” we have doing work, optimize the site to help people get started raising for charity in only a few clicks, and focusing on the idea that Fun for Freedom itself does NOT need to produce content. We need to get involved and reach out to people who make content and get them involved in helping charity. It’s about providing an easy way for someone with 4 followers on Twitch, or a million subscribers on YouTube, the same ease in getting a way to track money they raise for the monthly charity. A huge example of what I want to do is detailed above in my plans to integrate FFF in my content.
Plans here are loose, but I feel like the site is very ambitious, when we haven’t gotten our base of operations fully functional yet. Let’s build the boat before we set sail.
I’m really excited for our summer and winter marathons here at Zeldathon. I have detailed a lot of my thoughts in this reddit post.
I have lots of plans of ideas in progress, but more on those later.
I have a lot of really exciting projects to start this year, and I really appreciate your continued support. I will be working soon to get this website up to date, relaunch my shirt store and get things up to date regarding my schedule. I hope you are excited to get more fun games on your screens to watch, and hopefully help charity as well! Perhaps, together, we can do something amazing.