Thursday, December 29, 2016

2017 Changes Abound Everywhere

So while the US is going crazy over politics. My family is cracking jokes that can drive anyone crazy. And I'm getting fed up with a lot of BS. Time for a lot of changes to be made.

Health

I pretty much told my Doctor to **** off as he wasn't helping with anything nor was the medication. I pretty much disposed of what meds I had. Cancelled my appointments and decided I'm just going to go this depression thing solo. I didn't have a choice in the matter anyway as my insurance runs out and I'm not paying $400 a month to see a guy I only see once every 3 months.

While there is some kind of insurance available I can't really do anything with it. So like I said I'm running this depression thing solo and just pray that it doesn't run me into a grave.

Family

My family is well...ugh...As I sit in my room often times I hear jokes cracked and they're the type that you shouldn't say at all. I mean seriously these kind of jokes would probably land you in serious trouble with other people if they heard you. In or out of context.

So I put down to get the hell out of here ASAP. I can't stand where I live anyway.

Youtube

The part that people only truly care for cause it's entertainment for the viewers. Anyway yeah some big changes are in order based on what I've been seeing. But these will not be favorable changes for the viewers anyway.


Time Schedule Change

Look at what's viewed and what's not being viewed. I noticed that well I need to move the release schedule around. 9AM, 12PM, 9AM, 12AM just isn't working out. I can't use this month as a reference cause it's a holiday season and holiday season has a bunch of people off from whatever so they can just watch Youtube till they pass out.

Regardless this schedule will have to change. To what I don't know. I'll figure that out soon.

What's To Be Played

The biggest change. I'm pretty much sick of the whole request thing. Or the suggestions that I play new games/Indie Games. Guess what those don't grab views. While the belief is that these do cause everybody pretty much jumps ship to the newest thing. The issue is keeping them. While I could bust my ass to get a new game and I have done so. It's all for naught. I could keep these people maybe 1 or 2 days then they're gone. It's like they're saying I should've got the game in Japanese or long before Japan even gets the game and beat it in a week. No time to ENJOY the game just beat it.

At that same time I'm wasting money cause I'm not enjoying the game, instead I'm suffering. I can't tell you how many times I said to myself I wish I never played this game. Especially when it comes to Indie games.  Wish I got my money back on some indie games.

So I've concluded that I'm not going to be focusing on new games. I need to save money anyway. There's no point in bending over backwards to get a new game when the interest for that game is gone. And I have a ton of games that I still haven't finished yet. Even more games I haven't even opened yet. They need far more attention than the new games that get boring for me after a day.





All these Games Most of Which I haven't Even Played Not even counting what's downloaded to consoles. 


I know it's not favorable. But I want to keep my sanity. Not to mention keep things simple. I highly doubt anyone would truly care if I died or my channel went down or I quit or whatever. I looked deeply at that very subject. If I was to suddenly disappear from the net. No one would know what happened. They would assume I just up and vanished for a length of time and eventually forget about me. It's a fact. My family would know but they wouldn't say anything to anyone online. As they don't know anyone I associate with. So how would people know I died. They wouldn't.

Anyway. That's all I can say for youtube and stuff in the coming year. I'm subjecting myself to hell but it has to be done.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Shadowverse - Better than That Other Game

Steam Version: http://store.steampowered.com/app/453480/
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cygames.Shadowverse
Itunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shadowverse/id1091512762?mt=8

So after discovering Shadowverse and playing it off and on for about a good 2 weeks time frame. (I played for over a month but only really played on specific days, Rest was just daily logins). I come to like this game. It's easy to see why this game isn't popular but I like it over the other unnamed TCG.

Story

Shadowverse actually has a story to go along with it. While it's not a compelling story and it's not finished. It's still a story. This bright light in the sky far off shows up called the Morning Star. Legends say it brings hope, disaster, freedom, blah, blah, blah. You can tell where that legend is going if you played enough games.  The Morning Star is basically the apocalypse. I like to call it Blazblue since it's pretty much in the same category of screwing over the main characters.

Anyway the prologue starts with these 2 elves just practicing there archery. As cliche as it is. I'm rather surprised these elves aren't a bunch of stuck up prick (like your typical online TCG community).  That's usually a trope with elves is that because you're not an elf. They're better than you. But not here. The 2 elves are named Losaria and Arisa. Arisa gets kidnapped by these shadow creatures. Losaria chases after them and our Tutorial begins. After you rescue Arisa, Losaria gets kidnapped now.

I'm gonna fast-forward for the sake of time and boredom. After the tutorial you get to play as 7 different characters. Each with there own playstyle and there own story of despair. I say story of despair but what I really should call it is Persona 4 bait. Everyone has there own despair bit and the shadow creatures will either transform into one of the characters or fight you as they are. You learn about each characters backstory as you play through.

Arisa: Is on a journey to save Losaria from Blazblue. (What happens is ironic in terms of Blazblue more than you know). She has depressing thoughts that she may not be able to save them.

Erika: Is a knight who wants to protect the princess from Urias the vampire that just suddenly woke up.  She has tons of thoughts of what if she fails her mission.

Isabelle: Is basically what happens when you don't watch Full Metal Alchemist. As she researches to find a way to bring her fiance' back to life who was killed by a dragon.

Rowen: A dragon knight who's been cursed by a dragon and the one that killed Isabelle's fiance'.  I actually like this guy...well when he turns into a dragon. Wish that was an avatar. Needless to say he has nightmares about how he turns into a dragon and kills those close to him.

Luna: Is a very creepy loli that through the magic of Necromancy brought her parents to live as dead ppl. If you played many of the Tales of Series games you should know how this goes. Luna has issues accepting that her parents are dead and her idea of playing is that she kills you. Somebody "Bright Slap" this girl.

Urias: Is a vampire. And an actual vampire I don't cringe at. He seeks a worthy opponent. Yet he pretty much gets the Castlevania treatment in that he's a vampire and thus must die cause he doesn't belong in this world.

Eris: Eris lost her memories. But really she split in half and her evil self is causing havoc. All for the sake of delivering the world to happiness. Honestly you could solve her story in 1 or 2 chapters but it gets dragged out.


Story is Unfinished

Like I said the story isn't finished. Once you reach chapter 8 of that character's story. You fight one more battle and then that character gets sucked into Blazblue...I mean the Morning Star after meeting God. One character actually does fight her. But it still ends the same.

Nexus: I am god. Come to the light.
*Character (except 2 of them)*: Oh god no. I don't wanna!
Nexus: Too bad you're going anyway.
Character: NOOOOOOOO.....

To Be Continued...

Yeah this will probably be what kills the joy of the game for me. Free To Play games have a horrible habit of "NOT FINISHING THERE STORIES!" For most people they don't really care cause they're having fun with all the other added content. For me that can potentially kill the game. You start a story then suddenly decide not to finish it and focus more on adding extra crap on to your game that could wait. But no, gotta milk your customers of all they're worth.

I hate this. I honestly wonder why bother writing a story in the first place if you're not gonna finish it. It's not like DLC and surprise sequels. Where they just pop up out of nowhere to fill in plot holes that never needed to be filled and leave you with more questions. It's like playing a multi-disc game but you don't have the last disc. Imagine playing Final Fantasy 7 and you just finished Disc 2. Your party members are heading to the final battle and for whatever reason the game just stops there. Cause a 3rd Disc didn't exist. I bet FF7 would not be anywhere as famous as it is now if that was the case.

The fact that free to play games do this a lot cause they want money annoys the hell out of me. How about finish the story and still do your event quest? But that idea never crosses people's minds. Instead tack on tons more bells and whistles that pretty much push the storyline into obscurity. You could be better off not having a story.

Free To Play Games That Never Finished There Story

  • -Digimon Heroes
  • -Final Fantasy Record Keeper
  • -SoulCalibur Lost Swords
  • -
Okay I'm done ranting here. I should move on.

Music and Sounds

Well while I know there's always gonna be that weaboo over my shoulder that'll say Japanese voices are better and the English voices suck cause I say so. The voice acting here is really good.

I am bothered here and there by a few lines that aren't exactly read correctly but it's not horribad. In fact I'm rather impressed that every card and the characters have a ton of lines.

The music is good but nothing to write home about. I generally enjoy the final track. Where you're dueling on the morning star.

Gameplay

The gameplay when compared to other TCGs out there. This is pretty balanced. I know that as I write this a new booster set has come into play. But it hasn't hit the US version as of yet so I don't care. There's as always a bunch of people that decide to make meta decks to say "THIS IS THE BEST DECK!" But it's not really. I have yet to come across a truly broken card that couldn't be countered. In fact it's more about how you play rather than the cards themselves.

It probably changes if you're playing the Japanese version and at high rank but like I said that's not what I'm considering. I'm considering the gameplay I went through.
When the AI decides to be ruthless. 

Playstyles

Like I said there's different playstyles depending on the character you choose. Up to 7 different ones.

  • ForestCraft: Pretty much about playing as many cards as humanly possible. Cheap cost then whip out the big guys who benefit from the weaker ones.
  • SwordCraft: Not too different from ForestCraft but is more about working as a team. Or your own army. There is no one man army. At least not yet.
  • RuneCraft: On paper this is broken. In actual practice not so much. Basically the more spells you play the better certain cards will be. It's also rather confusing and convuluted if  you decide to play a specific way.
  • ShadowCraft: Benefits from your cards dying. One of the few times outside of speedruns where purposely killing yourself is beneficial. Abusing Necromancy to pull out annoying effects.
  • DragonCraft: Slow Starter. Once it reaches 7 Play Point orbs it gains what's called Overflow which essentially is a game changer adding effects that make what was once docile weak monsters into piss your pants scary monsters.
  • BloodCraft: About living your life on the edge. You benefit once you reach half HP. Giving  your monsters various effects that give the very definition of vengeance.
  • HavenCraft: Remember those cards in Yugioh that take forever to come out and once they do the hero is in a screwed position?  Yeah think of that for this. You have to wait for your powerful stuff to come out. But once it does. It's like the storm just made landfall.
  • Neutral: Anyone can play this. Basically in a lot of cases cards you go to when you got nothing else. 

No Real Need To Spend Actual Money

What probably is the best out of all of this is that instead of frantically opening booster packs to get multiple copies of a particular card. You only really need one or 2 of that card. Cause you can use what's called Vials to make a duplicate of that card. If you have enough vials you can dupe that card. This is a definite plus here.

Aside from that I get enough coins or as it's called Rupies. To buy myself another booster pack. So I never found myself feeling like I need to put in actual cash to win.

The AI ranges from fair to absolutely ruthless. I found myself coming against cards and plays that pretty much ended me with no chance of winning. Although after some editing and coming back I managed to get my own victory.

Take-Two mode is interesting. Where you make a deck of about 30 cards taking 2 random cards then immediately go into a match. An actual bit of luck going into this cause the cards you picked from could be good or bad.

Online Play

Well just like any online TCG or any online game in general. The community is a random crap shoot of absolute shit or friendly.

The official facebook page seems to be full of stuck up kids that love to tear you down regardless of your achievements. Considering how very little of this game I've played (Believe me it's very little despite what the stats say). Myself ranking up is apparently not worth celebrating cause I'm not an A rank. Apparently celebrating a rank up is reserved only for the elite. Although from the many post I read Rank doesn't mean shit whatsoever. Yet I look at the leaderboards and see the scores.
So Why Should I Not Be Happy that I ranked up?

While I may not be on the leaderboard. I guess rank doesn't mean shit. *sarcasm*

Hmmm....Maybe it's that Facebook group that's full of the bad players.

At least when you play online there's stupid chat box so people won't be typing to you tons of hate mail. However there are set quotes and you'll occasionally get the idiot troll that likes to spam these quotes in rapid succession just to piss you off. I wish there was a mute button in times like these.

Matchmaking is pretty decent. I do spend a bit of time getting a match. But I can at least get one and with different people.

Graphics

So there's a simple background mode. And there's the full background. Honestly if you're playing the steam version like me. I don't see a need to make the background simple.

I love the card designs and the effort that went into the artwork. While the cards when they evolve don't really look too different. It's nice too look at. Very memorable. This is likely what keeps me in the game for the most part. Like Puzzle and Dragons, the Artwork is unique and great.



The artwork on these cards are just godly.

Overall

Aside from the Story Being Incomplete. And The online community (at least what I explored) being garbage. This is a great game. I prefer over that other one. This game could easily be more popular if it was more well known. I'm not one to jump into the competitive scene. I just play for fun. Hopefully this game will do more to keep me entertained in the future and not be some one time only thing.

Being Free-To-Play and being rather generous in making me feel that I don't need to pay real money to get cards is a major + in my book. And a step in the right direction. I hope the story gets continued/finished soon.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Is this Legit? - Copyright Strike from PT. Lyto Datarindo Fortuna

I mentioned a few weeks ago about a copyright strike on one of my old Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Videos. This was done manually From:

PT. Lyto Datarindo Fortuna
  • daziunda@gmail.com


I'm questioning if this is legit or not. As doing some digging I found that others have had similar strikes on there account for something related to Ragnarok to the point that it just has Ragnarok in its name. I tried contacting the email listed and no response to this day. Even looking up the account on google and there's nothing but the email listed. Running a search on it I find the same complaints that this copyright strike has appeared with the same email. 

I also found a random video that listed the same contact email in there description. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvrGVAcGZcc



I'm not trying to point fingers or incriminate anyone. But this is all I know from the amount of searching I've done. 

Question is is this strike legit? Or just some one trying to get rid of channels at random?

Ballistic NG - It's Ballistic that this is a Wipeout Clone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Z7uMZY_6Q



Try it for yourself:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/473770/

This game is unfinished as of when I recorded this. It's playable, it's free.  Found it while searching other random games.



So by the Title. Yes this is a clone of Wipeout. I know I shouldn't call it a clone cause when people say it's a clone of another game they usually mean it in a bad way. Well I don't mean it in a bad way. But I will be surprised if they guy doesn't get a Cease and Desist or sued for this. Cause this is pretty much exactly like Wipeout.

So by that description there's not much to say about the game. Main differences is that you can create your own vehicle and tracks which right now a featured one is the Vic Viper. I wonder how long till the Blue Falcon is made.

From what I played this controls pretty well. I had to adjust for a second to learn the controls. I feel maybe the game can run somewhat too fast but you adjust to it eventually. Like I said this is a clone of Wipeout it even has the same modes as the PS3 version has. The weapons are somewhat different.  Maybe one or 2 are different. There's also a boost function which I believe that was a F-Zero thing. I still have yet to blow up. I actually tried to a couple of times to see if I could but nothing. I get close but no kaboom. Except on that one type of race where you constantly gain speed and you have to survive.

I guess what's interesting is how well done it is at this point. Controller support, a bunch of tracks. Oh forgot to mention. CUSTOM SOUNDTRACKS!  I haven't tried online play but that's something to see. We'll see how this game comes along.

Try it for yourself:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/473770/

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Skylanders: Imaginators - Admiral Sharplock


You don't mess with pirates. You don't mess with pirates that dual wield rapid fire pistols. You don't mess with Sharks that are pirates that dual wield rapid fire pistols. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fortune Street - The Game That Goes "LOL You're Alone!"




This game is not meant to be played solo. And likely simillar to Monopoly you might end up frustrated and hate your friends and/or family when the game ends. Fortune Street is a famous Japanese board game that shares elements from Monopoly but far more convoluted and complicated. And now those in the US can play it too.

About the Game

This game is a Japanese long running favorite called Itadaki Street. Originally started out as a minigame in Dragon Quest III that eventually just got turned into it's own game. So basically this is a case of a game having a popular minigame that ends up becoming a stand alone series.

Now you can call this game Monopoly but I bet the diehard fans of these games will flame you with corrections saying that it's not Monopoly. Despite sharing a lot of elements. To be more accurate you could describe it as Japanese Monopoly or Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep's Command Board. Or miniature stock market.

This game ended up rather famous and caught my eye ages ago back in 2004/2005. When a game called Dragon Quest/Final Fantasy Itadaki Street was shown in an issue of GameInformer. Showing everyone favorite iconic FF characters on a monopoly board. Unforntunately this game did not make it to the US. Years later Fortune Street is released. Showing the same gameplay. I never thought of buying it cause I was concerned with other games.

Well now that I rented the game. I think I'll pass on this.


How to Play

So if you're familiar with Monopoly or KH:BBS's Command Board. You can easily get the hang of this game. You move around the game board buying and selling properties. Charging others who happen to land on your properties. You can buy, sell, trade, or auction properties. To make money.

The similarites start to end here however. You're able to raise the property value of what you own by putting more money into it. Like buying a house/hotel in Monopoly. However there's a cap as to how much can go into it and you're not limited by how many plastic houses you have.

The goal of the game is reach the target net worth value and make it back to the bank first. Should a player go bankrupt depending on the rules the game can end prematurely. To raise your net worth aside from hoping that your opponents land on your properties. You collect the 4 suited cards placed around the board and travel back to the bank. Every time you do this you're given money based on how much you own and how much money was made during the time of you traveling around the board back to the bank. It's complicated.

Now I haven't tried this but according to the advance rules you can invest in the stock market as well. I don't know much about it but if it's anything like the real stock market (or Wall Street Kid for the NES). I'm avoiding this like the plague. And like always there's random BS that can either screw you over or help you out. But there's no jail.

Experience

Now my adventures solo. My 3 times playing this game so far range from normal ,to frustrating, to "Please, END IT ALREADY!!".

The tutorial was simple and to be honest the AI was stupid. Probably on purpose. Although they weren't that stupid as to automatically let me win. I did have issues with this tutorial as in the tutorial should have ended instead of dragging it on until I win.

Now my first experience against the AI. Face Dragon Quest characters I don't know anything about really. I know a small bit of the monsters (cause I played Dragon Quest Monsters before) but outside of that I know nothing of these guys. They sure talk a lot. And let's be honest they're really stingy.  Trying to buy properties from them pretty much was the AI telling me to "Go **** myself!"

But that's not where the problem came about. My problem came about with the AI's dice rolls. I started noticing that the AI was getting very convenient rolls or really I should say they pulled a Joey Wheeler of Yu-Gi-Oh with those stupid dice. The dice rolls always seemed to be in there favor. I could barely get a chance to actually buy a property cause they easily bought up the majority of them. It got even worse when it came to late game and the AI would just roll the dice and get the perfect number to avoid what's essentially the Boardwalk and Park Place on the board.

*those that don't know about Monopoly. Boardwalk and Park Place are the 2 most expensive properties in the game and owning them pretty much insured your victory over others as when they landed on it the unlucky player is usually bankrupt.

This kept happening. As the match went on for an hour. Where I somehow ended up taking 2nd.

Well these Dragon Quest characters annoy me. So screw them. Let's go to the more friendly Mario characters. Mario is a completely different plumber when it comes to the stock market. Bowser Jr. used his underhanded tactics and Yoshi was the unlucky newbie that got taken advantage of. So a repeat of the same as the previous game. Only difference this took 2 HOURS! And I won somehow.

So aside from the AI cheating the game with there convenient dice rolls. What annoyed me to death was how long everything took. While the game did recognize this slightly it still dragged things out too long. Every turn the AI characters had something to say when there turn came up. Then the AI had more things to say when there turn finished or when I did something. A lot of times I think they were plotting my death cause there responses was rather borderline pissed off.

Gameplay Complaints

I wish there was a fast-forward button or just an option to speed the game up. Cause things were taking a really long time. There is an option to let the AI play the game for you and suspend your game but it's not enough. As for letting the AI play for you. You have to choose from a list of preset AI patterns. And you gotta unlock the others. So I clearly don't trust the AI with my financial future.

Music

The music is great. I honestly would like these songs to be on other games. I actually read a bunch of youtube comments when looking up the music of this game complaining that the good music is on this game and no where else. You would think Smash Bros would get some of this.

Overall

Like I said this game can get insanely boring especially when playing alone. Aside from the cheating AI you would just get bored watching as things repeat waiting for an oppurtunity to make a big play. With no way to speed things up I got really bored to where I was sleepy.  This game is definitely not meant to be played solo. At least Mario Party you got to do something other than move across the board.

I do however like the music and if you can find the music whether on Youtube or some OST I recommend giving it a listen.

I wouldn't reccommend this game unless A. Your a fan of these games. or B. you have reliable number of family or friends to play with you. Otherwise prepare to be frustrated and bored with this game.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Uh More Digimon Story - Cyberslueth - Jimiken


So why not? I mean the last Digimon Story Cyberslueth Video got tons of views compared to the norm for some reason. Might as well take advantage of it. (unless it was just one of those one time deals where I got lucky that day. 

So Jimiken apparently a popular K-Pop music artist is actually evil. Or well a hacker. Kinda hard to tell if hackers in this game are good or evil. This guy talks so damn much...can I attack the human tamer? 

And let's bring Pokemon into this. As to when you get volunteered to do things by your friends who have big mouths. Nokia's lucky this is a job or I'd just walk out. 

Jimiken obviously sucks at digimon. 

And let it be known that Agumon and Gabumon's life was forever filled with hardship and strife as they foolishly joined up with Nokia. Well not my problem. 

Oh look Zaxon's boss. And he has a girl. Or well someone to do all his dirty work. And she doesn't like me? I dunno. These ppl have issues. I'm out I got another job to do anyway. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

As If I Didn't Have Enough On My Plate - Copyright Strike



Right before bed. I come across this. And over a video made over 2 years ago. 
Lyto Datarindo Fortuna is apparently the company that had a part in making Ragnarok Online. But from all the information I looked up there's nothing on them having a part in Ragnarok Odyssey Ace. 

And like usual this is a foreign company so they're never gonna respond to any message you send them. Despite that they have a gmail listed right here. So let's just add to my frustrations. 

This was also manually detected so some dude personally did it right at that time. I'm really pissed off today. And no word from my partnership company on this as of yet. So I'm just sitting here pissed off and frustrated. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Mic Broke Again -_- $%&*$@%$*($*(%^@!!!!!!



Well a slight bit of bad news.  I was planning on finishing the Ratchet & Clank series (At least the games I have) By the end of this month. But just this morning my microphone broke -_-.

I don't have a spare right now and I'm rather tired of buying cheap ones that just fall apart. So I guess I'll have to put the next 3 Ratchet & Clank games on hold until next year (A Crack In Time, Into the Nexus, All 4 One) -_-.  Sorry. I'll try and fill it in with other games as I can. Don't know what though but it's something. Since I can't get a good mic for awhile (not until next year).

While I have a few videos with commentary. It's not much.  Not to go through the entire month.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Brave Exvius and Macros Part 2

So after I posted my video about how Macros are not allowed to be used in this game. A person said I should spread the word. So I spreaded it the best way I know how. Which was also a stupid at the same time.

I posted this on Reddit.

The comments received of course were pretty much in the negative towards me. Stating that they have proof from customer support that it is allowed in certain aspects. In other words a loophole.

After a few post a moderator decided to delete my post saying that it's the same as many other posts before it and I should read those posts instead making a new topic. While I sense that I basically got the "Not favorable post so I will delete it cause I got the power" type of treatment. I moved on from it. Saying I'm not gonna be the guy that goes on everyone else's word and tries something illegal. Cause knowing my luck I'll be the guy to get banned and everyone else will say. "Sucks to be you."

So to ease my concerns after my topic was deleted. I personally contacted customer support about this issue on Macros. Asking them to clarify the whole thing. A few days later (or the day I'm typing this out.) I got a reply.

"To clarify your concern, we do not tolerate the use of Macros in the game. We are doing our best to lesson or remove the usage of macros in order to maintain the balance in the game. 

Not to worry, we are also monitoring this and our server 24/7. Rest assured that this feedback will be heard also by the proper department for the improvement of the game."

Dated December 1st, 2016 at 00:23

So again to clarify the use of macros on this game is illegal and will get you banned. I'm not gonna bother posting this on Reddit as from the experience of the first post it's obviously full of trolls that don't want there lazy methods taken from them. (It's not about the fact that my post on there was deleted it's about the earlier responses I will not quote but they were nothing short of being trolls).

While this does make my life in this game harder. I don't mind cause I'm not looking to beast mode the game anyway. I need to treat it as a mobile game. While the rewards for playing it daily is great. It's not worth pouring my life into. Especially when the popularity for me putting videos of this game up are dismal.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Youtube's Glitchin Again and Other Things - Update Dec 2016

So it's the last month of the year. Winter is like 2 days away (From when I type this out). I'm getting over the flu. Trying to upload a lot of crap too. So let's get started.

Youtube Being Funky Again

So it's a rumor that's been goin around. That Youtube secretly changed how things work again. Which once again pissed off a plethora of Youtubers across the globe. Apparently Youtube automatically unsubbed people from certain channels and messing around with the recommended videos.  I think it's a glitch in the system again. Youtube did say some time ago that they're getting rid of users that are generally inactive. Along with the silly Youtube Hero thing.

The big Youtubers are concerned or pissed (take your pick) that this is not only cutting there paycheck but also worried that youtube is going to change to where viral videos are the way to go.

I kinda like how AfroSenjuXL addressed this compared to others. Basically he said that you just gotta deal with it. Only reason I like that one is cause as of right now there's no definitive proof that Youtube has changed how things work. Just more rumor based on a few circumstances. I do believe that Youtube unsubbed people from channels. Cause I was unsubbed from various channels. But I watch those channels pretty often and channels I haven't watched in ages and are pretty much inactive to dead. I'm still subscribed to. For example I was unsubbed from TeamFourStar and Maximillian. So I believe it's a glitch in something that they were trying to implement. Cause even the comment system is rather messed up.

On a lot of videos I can post a comment but I can't edit it afterwards forcing me to either post another comment or delete the old one and replace it. The unsub thing is somewhat getting my attention. Cause that is my paycheck but at the same time I'm not completely worried about it cause the bulk of my views and comments come from people that aren't even subscribed to me in the first place.

The Youtube Trend - What I Should Follow???

Oh boy this is one I've been trying to ignore. Cause I know people mean well with what they say. But it is a bit annoying to read and think about.

Sub4Sub - 

Okay seriously this is stupid. I realize people are desperate for subscribers. But this isn't the way to go about it. Doing Sub4Sub is rather useless if that subscriber isn't watching in the first place. I've recently had someone comment saying that if I subbed to him/her that they would sub back to me with all of there channels. ....What....I'm not that desperate.

Sign up here/Pay Money for subs - 

I can't believe this is still happening. You should know this doesn't work and Youtube/Google watches for this. Just don't.

Play *insert game here* for more subs 

- Sigh...here's the issue with this. First off I have to be able to afford the game. 2nd I need to actually have some interest in the game. 3rd I need to get the game in a timely fashion. Preferably early before the game is even out.

This is rather impossible to keep up with. New consoles, new games, and people's interest in said games. I barely have 2 weeks (being generous) to get that game and immediately produce content for it. What I want to focus on is the "my interest" part.

Now I see a lot of games get mad popular for whatever reason. But the majority of those games I look at them and go...meh.

Undertale: I like the music. But I don't like the gameplay. While I think the game trolling you is funny. When I see bosses like Flowey, Sans, etc pull that kind of BS and even crash the game (which would ruin my recordings considering the software I use). I'm rather removed from it interest wise and for the sake of my health I don't wanna sit around and rage at a game. Also the game has been done to death everybody has likely seen EVERYTHING there is to see with the game.

Five Nights At Freddy's: I bought the first one. I don't like horror games. Not cause of jump scares or crap like that. But the fact that it's not scary to me. Like I've seen with many playthroughs after the first couple of times of getting jump scared the player gets tired of it and just wants to get it over with. Heck often times to me it's funny cause of how cheesy it is.

Minecraft, GMod: Games like these only so much can be done solo. Which at that point I need a reliable group of friends to play with. I'm still at that point in my life where I generally hate the online community. Being introverted and whatever. I don't wanna subject myself to online randoms especially after my past experiences that haunt me.

MMO's: There are MMO's I want to play. But first is dealing with the amount of dedication required to play these games. It's not just play for an hour or so and be done. It requires a ton of time.

Indie games: Again I need some actual interest in the game. Indie games feel risky in terms of enjoyment for me. Especially since it's easy to know the developer. I had an interest in an Indie graphic adventure game but due to how the developer of the game acted on twitter not to mention the many bad rumors and facts spreading around about him. I said nope. The other end of the spectrum is that I need to have an interest in the game and hope that game has some sort of support behind it. I played through JumpJet Rex but pretty much everyone was done with the game at the time I played it.  I didn't have much interest in Hello Neighbor due to the alpha's controls and the gameplay didn't win me over.

Well those are a few examples. I've already gone over M Rated games and my stance on those. So I won't repeat that.

What Seems to Work.


Judging from what I see on my channel. The things that work seem to be the following:

  • -Sonic
  • -Anime-Based Games
  • -Silly crap


I generally just play what I feel like. Not whatever the trend is. That said there's a ton of games I haven't even opened yet. I really need to play those instead of shooting for new games.


Youtube Videos Right Now

Okay let's get off the channel bit and focus on what's being played right now.

Skylanders Imaginators 

I already recently made a post of the skylanders I'm searching for. Getting them will be a problem. But otherwise I'm done with the game as you may have recently seen.

Blazblue Central Fiction

I would love to post online matches. But getting online matches is the thing. I don't really want to play the lobbies. I feel those people like to fool around. I've tried to get ranked matches and people are playing. But not with me. Despite 2 and 3 bar connections which is pretty good by Blazblue Standards. I can't seem to get a ranked match.
As for the single player content. There would've been more this week as I'm typing this if I didn't come down with the flu. To make it worse I had about 5 hours of content recorded only to find out I instead recorded a blank source.

Ratchet & Clank

I still plan to finish the Ratchet & Clank games I have. Which leaves A Crack In Time, Into the Nexus, and All 4 One. They probably won't be all uploaded by the end of the year but it's still gonna happen.

Pokemon Sun/Moon

Assuming I can actually afford the game. I'll debate on playing it. I've already got complaints about the demo videos saying the quality sucks and what not. So I doubt it would be worth my time to record.


Health

Yeah like I mentioned I caught the flu and I'm still getting over it. Aside from that. The depression medication. I either want to change or just quit altogether. My issue is that one my doctor doesn't give a shit and is the type to just write prescriptions and you're out the door. The other thing is my insurance will run out end of this year.

I haven't found a good replacement for it that isn't going to cost me an arm and a leg. While some plans I saw are affordable on paper. I may as well not have insurance cause it doesn't cover much at all.

I still need to go for my eye exam and get a new pair of glasses too. I put it off cause I know how expensive it is and how much of a hard time places give me for just an eye exam.

Personal/Family/Friends

I guess it's okay. I mean I don't celebrate holidays cause of how much crazy BS happens with my family. So I try to stay out of it. It's pretty much every holiday especially around this time something stupid goes on. Not to mention dealing with family members that want what they think is best and try to control your life is not my thing. And believe me, my outside family is a bunch of control freaks. But that's life. I've been planning on moving out for awhile. Just haven't decided where.

As for politics. I try not to pay attention to it. Cause for the most part all I see is fences being put up between people that were once friends. I understand how people feel but playing the blame game isn't going to do anything to make the situation better.

I think that's about it in terms of an update. Excuse me while I lay back down in bed.

Skylander Hunting -

Well there's not much I'm really looking for. I pretty much just want to have enough sensei's to cover opening each elemental realm as well as covering each battle class. Problem is that Activision gave the short end of the stick in terms of selection. At least for me.

So Here's what I'm hunting for.

Imaginite Crystals


Earth

Dark

Magic

Sensei's

Dr. Krankcase


Air Strike ( Air Brawler)
Chain Reaction (Earth Swashbuckler)

Mysticat (Magic Sorcerer)
Blastertron (Light Knight)


Level Packs


Gryphon Park Observatory 
Elven Forest



Gryphon Park covers Air Strike and Earth Crystal.
I don't know what Elven Forest comes with. But probably something I already have.

The rest is an issue.

Wouldn't be difficult if I didn't live in the state of Georgia. I don't know why. Georgia just seems to suck in terms of getting specific products. I noticed on Twitter, Facebook, ebay, etc. That people have these already. For whatever reason. Kinda unfair if you ask me. It's worse cause if you look on Amazon, Ebay wherever you shop online. You see people price gouging these Skylanders to death. The other thing is that my stores suck at stocking anything. Especially if I buy online.

If I'm not buying via Amazon/Ebay.  Then I go through hell. A recent example was Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I checked Toys R Us. Oh hey it's on sale. But I have to pick it up in store....wouldn't be a problem if travel time wasn't going to be 2+ hours. I used to have TRU near me. But it shut down saying they're relocating. Target was the same deal. However Target literally said because of where I live. It's not available for me. And my Target shut down.

Wal-Mart LOL! Yeah good luck.

Gamestop. Well my Gamestop is shady. I don't hate them I just hate the ones close to me. Basically the employees are pretty much selfish liars to a good extent. Sometimes you would ask them if they have a certain game or product in. And they'll pretend to type it in the computer only to say they don't. But there website says they do. They refuse to show you the screen. Instead they want you to place a pre-order before they're actually nice to you. But this is just mine I don't know about the others. Cause there's one on the military base and I know for a fact that you can't pull BS and still have a store on base cause you'll get shut down.

Another thing and this still rubs me the wrong way despite me trying to forget this. A Gamestop employee refused to sell me Bravely Default. Simply because I told her that I didn't care that something was censored compared to the Japanese version. I could've raised a fuss. But I didn't feel like it. The other guy that's supposed to be working went on break to get lunch so she was alone for a time. I decided to leave.  I don't know if that lady is still working there or not. Usually employees at Gamestop don't stay for very long.

Anyway off that tangent. Getting these Skylanders is a pain. I'm pretty much restricted to getting lucky and buying online.