When I first joined Youtube a long time ago, all I did was just view stuff. I didn't even create an account. Then after a visiting the site more and more I made an account just to hold my favorite videos. After some time I thought, "these people are awesome for putting up these vids, I wanna contribute to this too" But I didn't know how. So a friend of mine taught me the power of Xfire. I recorded a run through Magister's Terrace with my priest and viola..my first video on Youtube. And truth be told, it was a proud moment to see that. I remember getting the email congratulating me on my first video and everything and I wanted to do more. So I did another WOW video, a run through Zul'Furrak with a guild buddy. Now I had two. After awhile I wasn't interested in recording WOW anymore, I wanted to record something more..entertaining.
I had found another recording software and used it to record one of my favorite games, MUGEN. I let the CPU battle each other and whichever battles I liked I editted them and posted them up. My channel started to grow, video-wise. Soon I started branching out to other games and then ran into one of my favs, League of Legends. For a long while my channel was LOL based....until they started doing the content ID thing and then I took them all down. Then I made my channel a SSF4:AE channel. It was easy just to look up replays and just post my favs...but I was getting compared to the bigger channels and it wasn't really the direction I wanted my channel to go.
Then I had to make a decision, what did I want this channel to go to? I remember looking up playthroughs. I loved playthroughs and Let's Plays of some of my favorite classics. And I remember the day someone had put up a Let's Play of my favorite classic: Threads of Fate. But they didn't finish it! It pissed me off, because I was enjoying it and it wasn't finished. Then I thought "hey you love that game, why don't you play and post it yourself!?" And just like that I was inspired. I was going to devote my channel to all my favorite classic and some new games that I played myself. And it felt good. Now I have tons of videos of gameplay that I, myself, have done and it feels me with pride looking at it.
Some say I upload too many videos at a time. And to me, I feel like I don't upload enough. I don't have that many viewers, and to be honest it doesn't really bother me that much anymore. I feel that I do this more for me than anything. It takes me back to the old days when I used to play games with my friends and we would record them on our VCR and then we'd watch them afterwards. That's the feeling I get when I look at them on Youtube. It takes me back to that time, just sitting in my room watching the VCR, laughing and smiling with pride at my work. So whether my channel grows or doesn't go anywhere, it's of no concern for me. My channel is all for the love the game, because I am a gamer and my channel displays my pride and love of the game.
Channel History and Goals
Blog entry posted by Cooliex, Jul 5, 2012.
About the Author
A gamer, a dragon, and so much more. I devote myself to playing old school (and some new school) games and uploadin most of em to my channel for everyone to enjoy. Though my channel is vast in videos, it is small in viewers. It doesn't bother me too much since I do it all for the love of the game.