Summer Happenings

I had to upgrade RapidWeaver, the tool I use to create this site from version 6 to version 7! The file transport stopped working in version 6 and I couldn't easily publish updates. Now that this is fixed, back to SotA stuff!

I'm coming up on my 200th video upload for SotA! I went back and looked at my first video and wow, what a difference. Better equipment, better lighting, a green screen and I can tell I'm a lot more comfortable with the camera. I've also started to stream more on Twitch so getting a lot more face time out there!!!

Summer Telethon

Today is the 12hr summer telethon from Portalarium. Best day to spend $5 in the add-on store and who know what level of prizes will come forth for it. Did a little clean up on the site here, especially the links section. Now listing all of my favorite Twitch streamers.

New videos and some setup mechanics

Busy weekend with Mother's Day! I captured two new videos where I was GM'ing new skills, Blacksmithing & Aimed Shot. On Sunday night I got to sit down and play Solace Bridge Outskirts with my new character, Eleanor, and get that on video. Hopefully that will help out with the new users during the Trial Period. I was able to sit down and stream some general play, which was cool! I've changed up my twitch feed from "Macnlos" over to "ElainaStrongbow". Just makes sense since everything I do is under that name now.

Big changes in game

So our home town of Bay Lunaire is going up for sale so the most of the residents packed up their bags and moved to Crossroads. Crossroads is an overland POT that located just SouthEast of Central Brit. Couple of videos up showing the town, the new Guild Hall, and me using the property manager to move between towns. I also wanted to explore Artifice so I started (and completed) as series on the Path of Truth Quest.

Updates to my Video Formats

I took some time this past weekend to update the format of my videos on YouTube. The changes included:

  • Moved video camera image to the lower left to not obscure the health bar stats
  • Fixed / adjusted the video image so it properly sits behind the stream template box
  • Added a "YouTube" watermark to the lower right so people can easily subscribe to the channel
  • For videos in a playlist, and an informational link in the upper right corner that links to the playlist on YouTube

I've got one more change that I need to put in as well. I'm going to add a 15 second delay at the end of the videos so I can add endings that will always show the previous video and a link to this site.