Streaming Update

So… you might have noticed that I didn’t stream last week. And I barely did so the week before that, despite having a brand new schedule with timeslots and fancy names.

Now, I could trot out any number of very reasonable excuses as to why that happened, between the rioting and horrific violence being inflicted by police in the US to my own emotional and mental bandwidth being clogged by issues relating to family.

The truth is… I’m simply not in a place where I can support a schedule right now, on both a mental and emotional level. And I don’t mean just for streaming – this is prevalent throughout my day, from sleeping to visiting my mom, doctors appointments, anything that requires me to be doing a certain thing at a certain time.

“But Trunks, sometimes you just need to force yourself to do a thing” I hear you say. Well, I don’t, but you know what I mean. And yes, I could do that. But then my streams are terrible because I don’t want to be there, and it SUPER shows in the quality and commentary. Don’t believe me? Go watch a bit of the VOD from my last DOOM Eternal session. It sucks balls. I know it now, I knew it then, but I thought if I just forced myself to do it, everything would be okay. Apparently I don’t work that way, and now instead of feeling satisfied and fulfilled because I did the thing, I feel like an abject failure. And I still do. I’ll be super honest and say I had to fight not to make this a post announcing my retirement from streaming as I don’t feel like I’m good enough to be producing content that people enjoy and want to watch.

So what am I saying? Although I really don’t think that I’m a good content creator, I’m not giving it up. I’m going back to the wild days of “I’mma stream when I feel up to it”. I know that makes catching my streams really difficult, and believe me, it makes my numbers bad (which then directly impacts on my sense of accomplishment) but I’d rather do this than not stream at all.

BUT WAIT there’s more! For the low price of 19.99 you can get bonus recorded content! I’m going to start recording stuff for Youtube again, because I can do that whenever I feel up to it rather than worry that if I stream at an odd hour, no-one will turn up to it. So I guess now I get to announce the latest venture in Capsule Corp content creation… Gaming with Trunks9809!

Yep, a brand new YouTube channel specifically for gaming content! Go here: gaming.trunks9809.com to find it! I’m actually going to be uploading all of my content for the foreseeable future to both this channel and the new channel as an experiment of sorts to see which does better… Either way, the new channel is going to be the long-term home for my gaming content – tips and tricks, deck guides, character builds, let’s plays, the whole cornucopia!

I’m sorry to anyone reading this who feels a crushing disappointment. I feel it too. I hope this move will help me get to a better place when I can actually do a simple thing like have a damn schedule, but until then, trying and failing to keep a schedule is actually proving detrimental to my health, and right now, I kinda need everything I can get.

Thanks to everyone who continues to support me. I know it’s difficult but I thank each and every one of your from the bottom of my heart. You’re all amazing and I love you.

Trunks out!

A smol update has appeared!

Henlo frens! Just a smol update for now – I am working on a bigger, Trunks Talks piece (It’s only been WIP for about 4 months now…), but I need to get this smaller part out there soonest.

First off, I want to apologise to regular viewers for my inconsistant and infrequent streaming over the past few months. No excuses, reasoning will be clearer when I can break through this writers block and post up the big update.

Secondly, I’ve come to the conclusion that, for the moment, I can handle three streams per week at maximum. While I’d love to stream more than that, I just don’t currently have the mental stability or consistency in routine to do so.

And so, starting from today (May 25th), I will be streaming three days a week – Tuesday, Thurday and Sunday. I am planning for each stream to be 4 hours long, with the Tueday and Thursday streams covering 2 games with a 5-ish minute break between, and the Sunday stream being dedicated to a larger, longer-form game.

I don’t have a fancy graphic prepared for this, sorry, but the schedule as intended will be:

Tuesday: 6PM – 8PM, Magic the Gathering: Arena. 8(ish)PM – 10PM, Base builder\Survival game (Minecraft Dungeons initially)
Thursday: 6PM – 8PM, Magic the Gathering: Arena. 8(ish)PM – 10PM, 4x\Strategy game (Civilization 6 initially)
Sunday: 8PM – 12PM, ‘Big’ game (DOOM Eternal initially, Final Fantasy 7 Remake when finished)

Hit the Deck is something that both Vaygrim and I are keen to continue\revive, but will be scheduled on a more ad-hoc basis depending on availability, at least until the current pandemic is over and things settle down. The other MtG slot will be filled by a new segment
called “The Weekly Grind” which, well, is basically what it sounds like: I’m determined to hit Mythic one of these seasons, and this will be dedicated on-stream time to do so. I’ll be playing off-stream too, but I wanted to bring y’all along on at least some of the ride!

As always, I may change things from time to time for the good of my mental health (or because a new game comes out that I want to cover!) and I will provide updates via Twitter (@Trunks9809).

Thats all from me for the moment, happy gaming and stay safe y’all <3
– Trunks

February Schedule, Plans and General News

Remember that announcement I said I was making soon, like, uh a month and a half ago? Well, this is it!

== Streaming Schedule ==

Obviously I wanted to make this quite some time ago, but for one reason or another, I’ve been putting it off. Now though, I feel comfortable and ready to commit to things going forward. There’ll still be times where I need to cancel or change plans at short notice, but for the majority of time I’ll be sticking to an actual stable schedule!

So without further ado… the schedule!

That’s right, Hit the Deck is back, now in it’s second season! The illuminating Vaygrim will be joining me for most episodes, and we’re going to be expanding out to cover Brawl as well (hence moving to a Wednesday for that sweet Brawl queue). I’m hoping to cover some of the lore of Magic, as well as current events as part of Hit the Deck too!

Sunday nights will feature a rotation of 2, maybe 3 games – currently I’m alternating between Bioshock Remastered and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. If you’ve missed any of the previous sessions you can catch up in my VODs over on Twitch!

 

== Youtube Content ==

For those of you unaware, I’ve been (sporadically) producing videos for YouTube for an ASMR channel – you can find the link over on my Links page. I want to continue doing this through this year, however I will be focusing on Public Domain books rather than copyrighted works – sorry for those of you wanting the rest of the Harry Potter series. In honesty, the constant threat of a takedown decimating the entire channel is one of the reasons I’ve struggled to finish the first book and make other content, so to ease that anxiety I’m taking the safer but less popular route.

I also want to start producing information and instructional videos for various games – I’m thinking deck guides for Magic the Gathering: Arena, Class guides for World of Warcraft\Final Fantasy XIV, maybe mod guides for Minecraft? I’m not entirely sure what to do beyond deck guides, so any suggestions\requests welcome.

I’ll be aiming for one video every other week, alternating between the ASMR and Gaming channels, to begin with. Once I’m comfortable and consistent I’ll re-evaluate and look to increase the production.

 

== Patreon ==

I’ve also revamped my Patreon tiers and goals! Gone are the half a dozen tiers, now I have 3 simple tiers. I’m open to suggestions for rewards that could be added to them if theres something a bunch of you would like to see.

You can find the link over on my Links page!

 

== Merchandise ==

I have a bunch of fantastic new artwork coming, as well as some older pieces that I plan on using to create some new merch… so I’m planning a revamp of the whole store. Keep your eyes peeled for updates!

 

Phew! I think thats everything I’m able to announce right now… As always, if you’ve any questions, comments or concerns, poke me on Discord or @ me on Twitter and I’ll get back to you!

I’m Trunks and thanks for reading!