Thanks to all the support I’ve been getting from the BSo7 community, I’m only seven followers away from my goal of 50 followers (what I need to apply for Twitch Affiliate status) by the end of the year! If you’re already following me on Twitch, thank you so much for your support. If you aren’t please consider doing so and enabling notifications – you will be then notified the next time I go live on Twitch! (Also thanks to hard work by myself, I’m back to a week ahead of my schedule for YouTube video releases.)
I’m no longer playing my pack, Peaceful Pack. Instead, I found two different modpacks that are centered around playing in Peaceful Mode of Minecraft that I’ll make series out of, and play myself. I may also get brave enough to face the monsters of the game, and start a Vanilla World, but don’t count on it any time soon. 😉 I also deleted the Village Architect episodes I had posted to my channel already as it’s a dead series without the same world to return to. Instead, I’ll reboot that series starting next Tuesday on one of the other packs. For tomorrow’s episode, I’ll record the thirtieth episode of Swagtown, my Banished Let’s Play series instead of a Minecraft-based episode like I had originally planned.
I decided to reboot my Village Architect series because the first place wasn’t good for long-term development. Not to mention that I was also getting tired of listening to the villager noises, but I also prefer more flat terrain when building structures. Yeah, in one of my worlds I built inside mountains, but they were on the edge of a flat forested plain where I had started building (and I didn’t feel like flattening entire mountains and so incorporated them into my builds).
In my world that I sometimes stream from, I’ve made some nice progress and have switched from cobblestone roads to stone brick ones as I have plenty of that material now (thanks to powering up and configuring a Material Stonework Factory to mass-produce it). I’m now focused on getting pigs and chickens autobred and slaughtered to produce their drops and essence for my iron farm (as the cow farm doesn’t produce enough for a decent speed of iron on it own). It will also make my old egg and feather farm obsolete, so I will be tearing it down after I transfer the chickens to the new farm. I’ve also created a place to enchant my stuff and a place to build the various vehicles.
I have an idea for what I can do while I upload videos to YouTube. I can either play my games which don’t require internet access to play or I can work on my fan fiction. Yes, I can’t write them on the website, but nothing is stopping me from using my desktop applications! I have been wondering when I would find the time to write and here is an obvious solution.
I’m going to resume recording videos! Last night and tonight I will be live streaming (and hopefully raising some money for the Movember Foundation), and starting Sunday afternoon, I will be recording, uploading, and scheduling the release of new episodes of my two current YouTube series: Swagtown and Village Architect. I’m also going to be working on moving my videos from a page on this website to a dedicated website called Swagnilla Ice (I’ll add a link to the sidebar when it’s ready for visitors!). Each video will be in its own dedicated post, with posts in the same series linked to one another.
I was hoping to live stream this weekend to Twitch in support of Movember Foundation Canada (for whom I am raising funds for this month in support of men’s health) but my health is still not up to par. You can still follow the link here to donate, and maybe I will be well by Monday or Tuesday to be able to live stream then. I will also be using Streamlabs OBS for my software and Nightbot as my chatbot, so hopefully, that will solve the issues I’ve been having with chat.
I have updated the page on my blog that list my games with my newest purchases from Steam. (Consider sending me a friend request there!) I’ll eventually do series with both Project Highrise and Stardew Valley for my YouTube channel; I just want to finish my current series in Banished first.
I have also updated the page that lists the mods I use in my Peaceful Pack. As I do not know what I want to be the main focus of a new series in Minecraft or a good name for it, the videos I am releasing next week will all be for my Swagtown series, except for Monday’s video, which is an end of series announcement video shot in my world that I am not usually recording or streaming from. It wasn’t an easy decision to make to end my first Minecraft series, but it was in line with what I have always said I will do – no off-camera work for my YouTube videos.
I will be live streaming to my Twitch channel tonight and tomorrow night at 11 PM and at 2 AM (both times are based in the America/Edmonton time zone). Each live stream will last for about two hours and that will be the schedule for my live streaming going forward. More likely than not, I will be streaming Minecraft – sometimes from a server called Chipping Blocks (a survival server on hard mode) and sometimes from a streamable game I’ve created for the Peaceful Pack I play through as a series on my YouTube channel.
I’ve added Environmental Tech to the Peaceful Pack. It’s a high-end tech mod that requires you to have at least acquired diamonds and gone to the Nether to start crafting the blocks in it. However, it has powerful mining and energy producing capabilities once you get into it. I would consider the Peaceful Pack with all the tech mods in it more of a tech modpack than a Vanilla+ one at this point.
I will be streaming on occasion to my Twitch channel, but only when the mood strikes me, and I will not be streaming Minecraft or the other game I am playing through at the moment on my YouTube channel. I am working on a new project today, but I may stream a game this afternoon if I get it done or get bored as it’s just data entry of categories that need to be completed before I can open Gate 90 as the web’s newest business directory.
You can now watch my YouTube playlists of my Let’s Play gaming series here on my blog. If you enjoy them, please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel. I release new videos 6 days a week according to the following schedule:
- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Swagtown (Banished Let’s Play series)
- Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: Peaceful Pack (modded Minecraft Let’s Play series)
If you know someone who would enjoy watching my videos, please share with them as it will help my channel to grow.