There hasn’t been any news from YouTube. And if the various complaints and conversations I’ve turned up while researching other folks who were in my position, probably none of us should hold our breath.
But the time for mourning is over, and the time for rebuilding is nigh! This post is about my plan to get my Let’s Play empire back up and running, and about how you can help!
First of all: if you’re one of my YouTube subscribers that doesn’t follow my blog, well, thanks for dropping in! I know there are at least a few of you because some of you left me nice comments on that last post. I hope you guys hang in there, and if you’re dying for some good ol’ Let’s Play content in the meantime, you should probably read this forum thread at Talking Time where I’ve been playing Final Fantasy II for almost two years now. There are a few more screenshot-style LPs here that you probably haven’t seen, too!
Secondly: I made a new YouTube account, TheRealBrickroad. (Accept no substitutes.) I did this mainly because it was driving me nuts not having a way to access my subscriptions, but if there’s no news about the old account forthcoming soon I will start uploading videos to it. Feel free to preemptively subscribe! I want to start putting videos up maybe next week, probably some mix of new and old stuff. If you’re a newer subscriber, the old stuff will be new to you anyway. Just pretend I caught a cold that makes my voice sound like it’s being filtered through the world’s most awful microphone.
Third-like, and most important-like: I didn’t have a lot of my oldest material backed up, because I am a gargantuan fool with really bad PC storage habits. Fortunately an extremely awesome dude named MJG stepped up and supplied me with pretty much every video I’ve ever made. I’m currently going through and organizing this material, and I’m going to start posting links to torrents on this blog so you can download the old series for yourself.
And this is where I need your help! What I can never recover without access to my old YouTube account are the video titles and descriptions. You know, the little “Wherein…” blurb I stick at the bottom of each video. I’m going to be too busy compressing and organizing and torrenting and uploading stuff to re-watch and re-write those old descriptions, so I’m outsourcing the job to you. Your job is to watch these old videos and come up with funny and/or interesting titles and descriptions. Just leave your suggestions as a comment on this post and I’ll be sure to see them.
Here is a link to the Let’s Play Shantae torrent, all 59 parts:
Let’s Play Shantae
I’ll be back later with more torrents to more old stuff.. As thanks for your help, I will prioritize getting Risky’s Revenge up as soon as I can, as well as make available a pretty sweet 34-part series of Riven that I have sitting here collecting dust. You guys like Riven, right?
Thanks again for watching and for helping me out.