You might have recalled me saying that something top secret would be revealed this month on my twitch thread. (Or if you didn't bear to notice, like I expect most of you are, you are learning about this now.) I am here to disclose that information.
My project will be a new youtube channel called the Truly Terrible Gamers. Our logo is my new profile pic. What I'm going to do now is explain this through questions you might have or someone else might have in the future?
What are the Truly Terrible Gamers i.e. what will you be making videos about?
As the name suggests, we'll be doing videos on video games. Now you can criticize me and say that I'll just be another JonTron rip-off, and you'd be in good community. However, I'd like to think that I'm gonna take the genre on as my own. I think the ideas and executions I'm coming up with will diversify ourselves enough from the mainstream video game review. I'm also thinking about reviewing other art forms or creations as well as possible original skits.
Who will you be doing this with?
Right now, it's me and three of my friends. The first friend has played on alanthya before and has helped me through numerous TDF streams. My other two friends are high school friends who have somehow agreed to put up with me for this and who I may be "borrowing" their resources. (I'm not a shitty person I promise )
So when's the first video?
There's been a lot of premature work put in, such as graphic creation and networking, but there is plenty of work to do. It's kinda been hard working around schedules but I'm shooting for the first video to be up in early June. Afterwards, I'm hoping to hit a 1-video-per-month timeframe until we all go to college in late August.
What's the goal of this channel?
I do want to be clear that I do not have any aspirations of making youtube my job (That's way to hard to make it anyway). This will purely be a hobby that I hope to share with some viewers and I really only want to be a small channel and enjoy my friends while we do it.
But Theman, this costs money and you're poor!
Ha! I Got a Job! I / we will be self-funding this channel for probably the whole time.
What happens if this fails to take off?
It's always a possibility. I don't have any unrealistic expectations for this channel and I certainty know that our first few videos are going to suck. That being said, I hope to keep trying no matter what.
What's gonna happen to your time spent on Alanthya?
Well, I'm not really sure. At the best case scenario, nothing changes. At the worst case scenario, I only check this website a few times a month. I'm going to predict that it will be somewhere in the middle. You will probably see a lot of me this year, since I have chosen to basically start this channel on a minecraft forum. I do have a few things to do for Alan and others along with one last scheduled TDF stream on June 3rd.
So those are some preliminary questions I've thought of to explain this whole thing. I just want to say thank you to you all for your support of me through whatever stupid stuff I do and for a great server that I've really grown comfortable around.
One of the thing's I'll be doing will be consolidating Theman1258 and Truly Terrible Gamers accounts. This means that after June 3rd, I will be deleting my Theman1258 twitch channel in favor of Truly Terrible Gamers and I'm thinking about changing Minecraft and Enjin usernames. More to come on this issue.
Hoping for a great project for times to come!