Streaming – Santa’s Paradox

Hello Lunatics, I know its been a while since I have posted any updates. The truth is Mystic Beast and I have not done much offline stuff. He may have posted a GTA recap, but there really isn’t thing new outside maybe my Hanger, but that’s another post. I wanted to explain my thoughts about why I haven’t streamed in the past couple of weeks. I know I mentioned in a previous cancellation notice on Discord that I would get something posted, where its late, but here it is.

I have contemplated many reasons why I am not streaming, some were legitmate reasons such as feeling ill, or working late, but a common phrase I have used myself is “I don’t feel like streaming”, and that’s not your guys fault, and I really wanted to dig into why I get that way sometimes. At the beginning of 2018 on Patreon I had a plan laid out and I discovered a lot of incomplete series. Sadly I did it once again, I started Prison Architect, I started Stellaris, and toward the end of the year I started Production Line. All of which are currently incomplete, though I have prison architect on YouTube, stellaris didn’t make it to YouTube, and production line has yet to get its first video on YouTube.

2019

So here we are in 2019 and I have successfully failed twice with incomplete series. The paradox that I find my self in though is figuring out if I just like starting the beginning of the games that I feature, for example colonizing in Stellaris, vs the late game crisis and the planning in prison architect vs the actual building, or if I am just tired of playing nothing but a game for each stream and am just burned out. The first is harder to fix then the later. I have options if I am just getting burned out.

My hope is that is a matter of being burned out, and I see two primary ways to try to alleviate the issue. The first is running two series that I alternate, perhaps not specifically assigning a day to them like I tried with stellaris on fridays, but simply just have another series that I keep up on. There were many chill streams with zombies, minecraft, and a couple others that I streamed with the intention of not putting them on youtube. This was my first attempt to stream but not be play the game I am burned out on.

The other option is to change my stream schedule, that one is a bit harder, because I stream on Monday/tuesdays and Thursday/Fridays because I dont have to worry about work the next day, so if stream runs longer it doesn’t affect my sleep. I do have a goal of becoming an affiliate and two times a week gets me enough days in the month to qualify provided I do stream each of those days, but I also feel bad when I cancel on you guys, so I am not sure if I want to keep both days as definite stream days, or just guarantee at least one stream a week. The easiest for me is just to try running a few different series at a time in hopes that I will not be burned out and then take time to push them to youtube.

In conclusion, I hope this provides information on why I haven’t streamed, as I feel I boiled it down to either burn out, or a preference to the start of games. My plan is start with alternating games that I want on youtube, in hopes of preventing burnout, and lets see if we can get more completed series for 2019.

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