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  1. More videochat. I was more coherent this time, but still rambled. New videos coming very soon! The next Game Dungeon should be up within 24 hours, a bonus one afterward, and expect another Freeman's Mind this month.
  2. Here's a link to the reddit thread for asking questions for the next videochat. It will be on Sunday at 4pm EST on May 7th at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. The next Game Dungeon is running late. It's the next follow-up episode and part of the reason it's been so long since I've made the last one is because the number of components in them really adds up time-wise compared to a more straightforward episode. There will also be a related bonus video accompanying it that most people probably won't care about, but others may find it very interesting. My current prediction for getting it all completed is in 3 days, but we'll see what actually happens. After the episode is done, I'll start on the next Freeman's Mind.
  3. Latest videochat with fans. I rambled more than I meant to, but think I answered the biggest questions people had. More videos coming, though even I'm not sure what's next at this point.
  4. Hey everyone, I'm going to repeat this on the next videochat, but I wanted to publicly clarify an incident that came up recently. On March 31st, as I was uploading the Maabus episode, I discovered that I had TWELVE copyright claims against me, mostly for Freeman's Mind. I took a screenshot of the incident here illustrating it: I was quite upset about this, because not only was the company trying to claim ownership of the videos and take revenue from it, but actions like this could threaten the existence of my whole channel. After some consultation with other Youtubers (thanks especially to Shane Luis from the ReRez channel), I disputed all the claims against me AND laid counter-claims to all my videos on their channel, where they were quickly taken down. I've been contacted by some people upset over these actions as they thought I was being mean spirited, but in my eyes, I had no choice; they were acting like a rabid dog and had to be put down. During this time, I also emailed a few contacts who had worked at stopgame.ru in the past, only to be informed later that the channel making claims against me is NOT their channel, it's a fake posing as them. If that's correct, that really makes this channel look bad. I am actually curious what led to them doing that, you would think trying to do a takedown on the actual creator when you're the one taking the videos in the first place would not be a wise move for your company. This whole incident brings up another issue regarding translations, so I would like to clarify my stance on that. To date, not one cent has ever gone to me for dubbed copies of my videos in other languages. Even for the REAL stopgame.ru channel making dubbed translations, I've never been completely thrilled with them making those, monetizing them, and me receiving 0% of the earnings. The analogy I make would be like taking a foreign film, making a dubbed translation of it, then selling that and keeping all the profits. Even though the translator and dubber did their own work, I imagine the original creator did more. However, I realize that dubbed copies reach a wider audience than English ones would alone, so I've mostly just tolerated this stuff, having mixed feelings about it and generally being too busy to pursue it further. So rather than leave things hazy, I wanted to clarify what my exact stance is on translations: Subtitle translations: I'm happy to accept fan-made foreign subtitles. Please email [email protected] if you have some in another language you would like to submit. Don't use my normal email address for this or it will take forever to process this. You can give yourself credit at the beginning or end of the subtitle files themselves. In the event of more than one submission for the same video, we'll try our best to use the better one. I would prefer you NOT upload copies of my videos with the subtitles added on your own channel. Dubbed audio translations that are non-monetized: If you make a dubbed translation of my videos but it is NOT monetized, (so in other words, no ads running on it and it is just a fan made project), that's fine. Dubbed audio translations that ARE monetized: If you make a dubbed translation of my videos that IS monetized, I would prefer you give me SOMETHING for it. I'm not good at figuring out what is a fair percentage (maybe people have suggestions in the comments), but I do feel like 0% of the earnings is a little low. This stuff can add up over time, the channel whose videos I made claims against likely got over 1-2 million views collectively for all my videos together. I imagine it's a similar story for other places hosting fan-dubbed translations. Since Youtube does not make payment an easy or practical process (or some videos are hosted off Youtube), you can always just send me a payment via Paypal, or hell, even with Bitcoin + an email (address: 1DCs8dQ7vRi99qQdfQFurxxm5rT29DRTpL). So if you ARE profiting off my videos and want to be legit about it, send a payment of whatever you think a fair percentage is to Paypal address [email protected] with a message saying it's for monetizing the dubbed copies. Do NOT use the donation page for this, that's processed differently than actual business transactions. If you do this, then that's evidence you're acting legally and with my permission (assuming you're not giving me 30 cents when you've earned 00 or something). Doing this once a year would be fine. If you have any questions about this, you can contact me at my normal email address. I'm not expecting much to come of this. I figure the people making money off my stuff without my permission probably aren't particularly keen on the honor system either, but at least I can have a policy about this now. I really hate getting involved in stuff like this, I don't want to be a person grubbing every last cent out of people and ultimately, this is probably a minority of earnings. There's a pretty low risk of me coming after anyone about this, I'd rather just focus on the videos. But at the same time, people selling stuff you worked on and keeping all the money can rub you the wrong way psychologically. That's it! Hopefully this stuff never comes up again! This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
  5. Hey everybody, here's the next Freeman's Mind.
  6. Here's the latest Game Dungeon! Aside from how long it ended up taking, I'm generally quite happy with how this one came out; this is another episode that's exactly the sort of thing I'm aiming for with the show. I think the only big shortcoming was that it could have had more music, but picking out the right tracks is the sort of thing I practically agonize over for some videos, plus this game was pretty heavy handed with its atmosphere sounds. Anyway, the next Game Dungeon will very likely be the follow-up episode. I've gotten some work underway on that, but ended up having to stall it due to some additional stuff being added. More stuff soon!
  7. Here's a link to the reddit thread for asking questions for the next videochat. It will be at 4pm EST on April 8th at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast.
  8. Here's the latest videochat. In addition to my voice giving out a bit, I think I may have rambled and repeated myself more than usual, but there were a lot of good questions this time. More videos hopefully coming this month!
  9. Here's a link to the reddit thread for asking questions for the next videochat.
  10. Here's the info for the Unreal Tournament 2004 session: Time: 2PM EST, February 25th. Can be seen live at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast Primary server: ut2004.ziltoid.rocks password: dog Secondary (overflow) servers: ut2004.ziltoid.rocks:8888 - Overflow #1 ut2004.ziltoid.rocks:9999 - Overflow #2 password: dog INSTRUCTIONS: Works with the UT2004 demo or the full version. You can download the demo here: Unreal Tournament 2004 demo download After starting the game, press the ~ key, then type: open ut2004.ziltoid.rocks Press ~ again and enter the password. Instructions for running the game in widescreen The HUD will still be stretched, but everything else is fixable. We'll be playing onslaught mode. I don't have an easy guide explaining how it works, maybe someone can post one in the comments. The short version is try to defend our nodes or attack the enemy's (shown on the minimap). You can use the secondary fire on your link gun (the green one) to heal the node and vehicles. The server will probably be up between now and then if you want to test it out. Thursday is a Polish holiday where people eat as many donuts as they can.
  11. This is just a quick post to let people know I'm postponing the Unreal Tournament 2004 session with fans for another week. I've been working on the movie lately and getting everything prepared for that would disrupt my focus a little bit. I'm rescheduling it for 2PM EST, February 25th with being streamed live on twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. I'll have more details on what you'll need in order to join in before then. I hope to make it so anyone can play for free using the demo, but I haven't verified that yet.
  12. Subtitles: English Here's the much-delayed next Game Dungeon episode! Like Realms of The Haunting, this is another game I just sort of took a guess on it being a good candidate for the show, and it certainly was. It's probably a better choice for Game Dungeon than any other RTS I can think of offhand. I really was impressed with how the gameplay managed to convey the savagery of war, despite its misleading appearance. While I have many other videos I'd like to get to, I'm going to go dark for a little while so I can make time to work on the movie, I don't anticipate resuming work on regular ones until at least 1-2 weeks. If I'm lucky, I'll have another video late this month. If not, then they'll be more coming for March.
  13. Here's the latest videochat. This one is a little frantic for me since I'm still finishing the next Game Dungeon! Expect a new episode sometime today. Relevant info about future chat and playsession in the Youtube description.
  14. This was actually made a couple weeks ago by the moderator of the accursed farms reddit (again, I've had no involvement with reddit until just recently), but if you have any questions or subjects you'd like me to discuss on the next chat, I recommend posting them here. I'll answer what I can, but if it turns into an overwhelming number, I'll just go with the most popular ones. The next videochat will be on Feb. 4th, 4pm EST at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. I hope to have the next episode done before then!
  15. This is the last kind of post I feel like making, but I wanted to inform everyone the episode is running late and I think it's looking more unlikely it won't be out this month. If you follow my videochats, you'll know this destroys my intended plans for this month, but some things I can only do so fast. I will say though that this is turning into a pretty good episode and is exactly the type I aim for with Game Dungeon, so at least in this case the delay will amount to what I think will be a better video. It's become clear to me I am not to be trusted whenever I give time estimates on anything, but my current estimate now for the episode will be for Groundhog Day. In any event, I'll get it done as soon as I can!
  16. Well the results from the reddit thread where people could vote on what game to replace Planetside 2 seem to be overwhelmingly in favor of Realm of the Mad God. I actually have no experience in this game other than running it for 5 minutes to confirm it was working. Lots of players seem to think it won't matter if you're a new player or not, we'll find out how true that is. In any event, if you're starting fresh, I will be too. Hopefully the gameplay will be conducive to lots of people being able to join in where I am. Join in on twitch.tv/rossbroadcast on January 21st 2pm EST if you're interested in following / playing with me. I want to emphasize that unlike Planetside, I will NOT be making a tutorial for this game or providing help, so if you need it, you'll have to consult the rest of the internet on it. It looks like the runner up was Unreal Tournament 2004, which I might be interested in doing sessions of later on anyway. The latest videos are delayed, but are still coming, I would give time estimates, but the latest Game Dungeon became more involved than I thought it would, but it should definitely still be this month.
  17. Here's the latest videochat. Besides just giving some general plans on what's coming up, the main announcement is I'm discontinuing the Planetside 2 sessions, since it's just not as fun for me anymore. The gameplay changes that were made after I made the recruitment video took some of the life out of the game for me. You can vote on what game to replace it with HERE however. Multiple game dungeons being worked on in the near future, at least one of them coming out this month!
  18. Another thread has been setup over at reddit HERE if you have questions or topics you want me to discuss in the next videochat on January 7th, 4pm EST at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. You can still ask questions by other means, but I'm going to prioritize the reddit ones since at least I'll have some sense of what people want discussed the most. Also, I'd like to request now and in the future to limit any questions to 2-3 max per person.
  19. Hey everyone, this is just the recorded livestream feed of me attempting to beat Supreme Commander for my birthday this year. I think this is first year I haven't been working straight through my birthday in about 5 years trying to get a video done on time, so it's definitely a welcome change this time. Anyway, the game session had some surprises for me, but I think it was relatively entertaining as far as my livestreams go. More real videos coming in the future, but not for 2016!
  20. Have a Merry Christmas with a new Game Dungeon! I was hoping to have this video out two days ago, but it's not a "technically Christmas" release like some of my past ones! Despite what I said in the last episode, I recorded and edited this one, since I get nervous about handing things to other people when there's time pressure. It's a good thing I did too, since I ended up needing to throw out most of my footage once I realized it was making me nauseous watching it in editing. That gets covered in the video, hopefully it's not too rough to watch. For those that are interested, check back on December 28th at 12:00 noon EST at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. I'll be doing a birthday stream where I attempt to beat the last level of Supreme Commander on the hardest difficulty with no saving or loading.
  21. Here's the much-delayed next Game Dungeon! As you'll hear in the video, this is my first attempt of having a collaborative edit of any video. Unlike past episodes, I had a substantial amount of help in the recording and editing process. As for whether it saved time, a lot of time was lost in the transition process (hence the long delay between this episode and the last one), but that should be temporary. The game recording absolutely saved me a lot of time, and the editing did in some areas, not in others. I was still quite heavily involved in the final editing process. I think the verdict is still out as to whether additional editors will save time in the long run, but it's also a little premature to judge since there were a lot of technical complications. Anyway, expect another episode pretty soon as the Christmas one is coming up, hopefully before Christmas this time!
  22. Updates on everything that's going on. Expect at least two Game Dungeons this month. I'll also be having a birthday streaming session where I try to beat Supreme Commander on hard all in one setting. All important dates and links are in the Youtube description.
  23. Just a quick update, I've finally set up a twitter channel at twitter.com/accursedfarms. I was able to get the Accursed Farms name due to a fan squatting it since 2009. I don't have many plans for this, and still don't completely understand all the dynamics with Twitter. Frankly, I think spending a lot of time on twitter would make me feel like I'm wasting my life. However, it is useful for quick announcements, like letting people know when there's a new videochat, play session, a short status update, that sort of thing. So that will be a good place to check if you just want condensed versions of anything new that's happening with regards to the videos or events, but I don't plan to use it for much else.
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