As many of you have noticed, I haven’t been streaming very much lately. Certainly not like I was in the summer, and I am writing this to explain and formalize exactly why.
I’ve gone back to college this year. I am studying broadcasting and enjoying it a lot thus far. Needless to say I look forward to learning things and gaining experience which will not only help me professionally, but I can also use to improve my stream and share with you in the future. However, of course, a full time college load does not leave much time for streaming. I have several early morning classes so I’ve had to normalize my sleep schedule more. Hockey season is also in full swing (some of you know I coach competitive youth hockey here in Canada,) which is another commitment of roughly four hours anywhere from two to six times a week. I also have a ton going on with my family and simply put, far more priorities than the ability to find time to play video games for four hours nightly.
All in all, I simply do not have time to stream like I did anymore. When I was streaming full time pretty much from AGDQ 2014 onwards through this summer, I had no other commitments going on in my life. This granted me the ability to grind no-life five hour gaming sessions in the early hours of the morning going for sick untieds, and hopefully providing you with some quality and inspiring entertainment. I do still have the desire to stream, and I wish circumstances were different, but right now I just can’t do it like I used to.
Now, there may be the odd time I have a few hours to myself and feel like turning on the stream every now and then. Hell, there may even be some weeks where I can get in three or four streams. But to those wondering “where is Goose? Where is his nightly stream at 1am?” The answer is it isn’t there anymore.
Chances are when I do stream, at least in September and October, I will be streaming Hearthstone. I know this isn’t speedrunning and this isn’t what you’ve all come to know me by. A good childhood friend introduced me to the game in August and I have been enjoying it ever since. I’ve made it a goal of mine to reach Legendary ranking by the end of October. It’s a good game for me to play right now, because I can turn it on and play a quick game or two in only 20-30 minutes. Speedrunning requires hours of free time on end. Hearthstone does not. Getting to Legendary ranking will surely be a grind, and hopefully some of you will enjoy seeing that.
If you need others speedrunners to watch, my pals BebopBandit, MisterMonopoli and Simpleflips are great places to start. They have high quality gameplay of classic games, great commentary, and some sick emotes (we actually have a set of 4 BOP emotes – an alleged picture of Bebopbandit in 4 various alignments; so if you do keep your subscription to me you can collect all four!) You can also now follow video games, so just follow Goldeneye 007 and you will see a ton of people streaming it, thanks to the ongoing Fantasy League.
I will be back on a more consistent basis, and I will be better than ever. Just not now. You might catch me around every now and then. I’ll still be active online, in others’ chats and the community. I will try my best to get to AGDQ 2015. I really look forward to the day I can get back streaming 30-40 hours/week. But that’s not today. Until then, stay true and God bless.
R. White Goose