YoutubeBest to start here I suppose. Youtube well it's always changing and whether it's good or bad is beyond me. It always feel like the calm before another storm when it comes to this place. Youtube does a lot of things I'm not happy with. It's really just a thing to grin and bear it cause hey don't cooperate don't get any money.
Duplication RuleSo I've heard about Duplication killing channels' monetization instantly. I probably wouldn't have heard a thing if I was more popular. Basically Youtube decided to enforce this rule and it's pretty much the same as everything else. If your videos appears to have been uploaded by a bot, you're using someone else's work constantly etc. You can lose the ability to monetize any video. Youtube will not tell you what video is violating this rule and asks you to rectify it. Then you have to wait 30+ days for them to review your channel again for any problems to get back your ability to monetize.
StreamingI'm trying to go back to live streaming again. I have a difficult time finding a consistent day of the week and time to do so. I also don't really like dealing with streaming for long periods of time. I think what's worse is that viewers ask for random things like seeing my face. I don't see a point of doing stuff like that when there's only 1 or 2 viewers even bothering to watch the stream.
With so few people viewing I rather just keep things as they are unless I get a reason to do so. I already do commentary which I'm reluctant to do at times. Showing my face to everyone I feel is just a bit much at this time. The other request is to play a game I already played again for whatever reason. While I'm not completely against it. I still have many other games I haven't even opened yet. If anything I would rather do it for stream than just playthrough it again for youtube. The only reason some other playthroughs got a redo is due to the fact that I wanted to improve the quality or Youtube deleted it. Right now coming back to games I've already played is stressful.
If there's games I would play on stream it would be something I like. I definitely wouldn't play those obviously popular games like Fortnite, PUBG, etc. If I feel good about playing something then I'll play that on stream instead. Speaking of I'm looking to invest in a capture card so I can stream a lot better. I thought of Elgato HD but it seems like those aren't made anymore. So I may have to look elsewhere.
Games Likely to Play in 2019
Freedom Planet 2
This is supposed to come out this year least what I'm told. I don't know when.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
A friend got me interested in it. After playing Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap I'm interested in this game.
Digimon Story Cyberslueth: Hacker's Memory/ Digimon World Next Order
While the digimon fighting games suck at least the RPG's are good enough. I still need to finish Cyberslueth.
Bravely Default & Bravely 2nd
It's one of those game's I can't really record. But I want to play. I only played the demos of both games.
After playing the demo I definitely want this game. I just wish good RPGs weren't on handhelds. It gives me reminders of another RPG I like.
Zone of the Enders PS4
Not sure cause maybe I want the PS3 version. I want to play both ZOE games. And after doing research found it's not really M Rated. It's the Metal Gear Rising Demo that made it M Rated. Cause if I try to buy it separately it's T instead. Weird.
Mobile Game IssuesI still play em. But I find myself enjoying them less and less. It's sadly among the most viewed thing I have on my channel currently. I'm not saying that's the only reason I play just that I'm struggling to keep playing these at times. I find that mobile games don't really respect your time these days. Aside from obviously begging for money. They just want you to pretty much perform a complete circus act just to get things done and little to show for it. I feel like dropping a couple of of them to be honest.
While people say sell my account. I don't want to. 1 it's illegal and likely result in an account ban. 2 There might be a day I want to come back to it in case I do actually quit. The mobile games I'm currently playing they have tested my patience but haven't done anything to completely piss me off yet.
LifeWell I lost my healthcare insurance. I caught my agent who did the form in the first place falsifying documents saying I make way more than I stated. So I corrected it. That caused me to lose it cause it made my premium's shoot way up. So being unable to pay it. I had no choice but to cancel it. I'm only worried about this cause this is usually the point when something happens that requires heatlhcare insurance. I ended up trying to make just in case measures for my depression if things get bad.
I recently lost my dog and cat. Leaving me with my other dog and cat. But they don't really hang out with me unless I'm the only one left in the house. The amount of money it costs to have both pets at the time put to sleep put my family in the red so to speak. I can't believe it costs so much to do stuff like that.
Anyway without having to pay for insurance every month I can at least put money away to save for other things. I hope.
About LiveStreaming Part 2So on Youtube at least. I have setup what they call Channel Membership. It's basically Twitch subscriptions but less chaotic. You pay a monthly fee and get access to emotes, and chat icons and can cancel anytime.
Right now I have setup a few emotes for Youtube Chat. I haven't done so for Twitch cause I'm not an affiliate as of yet. If I do get the option I'll just use those same emotes for twitch.
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If interested in supporting me then go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjuIewpSZreENpslg5zgJPA/join
Also right now I have setup a stream session of Q&A where I'll answer the chat's questions for a few hours. If not then I'll dig up comments I find interesting and respond to those.
I think that's it in terms of an update. Happy 2019 everyone. See you later.
Things I'm Looking For To Do In Youtube
- Redo the Channel Banner and Layout
- Add more emotes to stream
- Get Twitch Affiliate Status
- Find a reliable stream schedule
- New Capture Card(s)
- Update PC Video Card or just PC in general
- Wii U/PS4/Switch?/XBone