Update on Everything

I wanted to take the time that I have outside of my work hours to write out where I’m at with my projects and how I plan to go forward with producing new content. This is going to be a more realistic approach for me and will leave room for others to participate if that’s something the WoW community will ever be interested in.

I’m going to break this down into several sections such as Blog Posts, WoWFeedback, WoWNav Guides, WoWFeedback Talkshow, e.c.t..

WoWFeedback:

For a while I was updating this daily with new posts that I found across the internet regarding feedback on the World of Warcraft, posting them to the WoWFeedback reddit page, sharing player feedback @WoWFeedback on Twitter, and logging them into the directory of feedback which was stickied to the top of the reddit page. 

This was a very time consuming activity and left little time outside of it for anything else being that I visited all the community sites where World of Warcraft players post about the game and linking those pages back to WoWFeedback. 

Because of how time consuming this process is I will be updating it ever week going forward. If other players from the WoW community would like to share their feedback with the WoWFeedback project on reddit then they can do this. Once I have the time with-in a twenty-four hour period I will then take that post from the reddit page and post it to the WoWFeedback Twitter page. Such shared posts will also be taken into consideration for discussion on the talkshow when that comes to be.

Blog Posts:

I wanted to make daily blog posts so I could push out more content. This has been a challenge being that I’ve started taking care of myself more. Getting eight hours of sleep a night, exercising, and working a full-time job. However, I do get two days off a week and it’s my goal to spend my Sunday working on my projects; this includes the blog posts. My blog posts will become a weekly thing until I’m able to find a way to work this into my schedule. 

You will notice a theme through-out most of these changes is so I can have time to take care of myself. This keeps me sane, dedicated, professional, and healthy. I would rather listen to and take advice from someone who is well off than someone who isn’t because it shows that you find yourself as a worthy investment. Because of that it is easier for others to invest into you; it all starts with you.

WoWFeedback Talkshow:

The WoWFeedback Talkshow is going to be something that I do every three months. With this as a timeline it gives me, the co-hosts, and everyone else time to submit feedback for WoW, look at the feedback being made by players in the community which has been compiled on /r/WoWFeedback, and decide what is worth discussing. 

If you applied to be a co-host you are still going to be contacted a few months in advanced to the first talkshow. However, I will be asking you to read a non-disclosure form and reply in chat with the words, “I accept”. This will cover any unique content or pre-production things this way whatever we come up with together is between us until we release the show to the general public on our twitch page https://twitch.tv/WoWFeedback

WoWNav Guides

This was a project that I started a while back where I made videos directing players with visual guides from Point-A to Point-B on Azeroth. With Classic coming out I will work to start recording more of these guides for my channel so those of you who play it will know how to get around. 

Classic Azeroth is different from retail Azeroth. This is why there will be a unique set of guides made to show you how to get around. Depending on WoW Classic is released I will determine the rate at which I will be making these videos. The plan is to release all of the videos at once when Classic releases as a package of videos on my channel. 

Soon after this I will be working on the remaining WoWNav guides for retail. The plan is to have two separate series so people do not get confused and can find their way around the game world.

Other Projects:

If there are any other projects that I haven’t yet mentioned please be aware they are not on the table for this year. Yes, the guild will be recruiting but as of now there are no plans for a raiding guild. If you would like to join to make this a thing feel free to but as of now and the near future I will not have the time to do this. That being said I am looking for recruitment officers, officers, and various leaders for my guild to help fulfill the wants/needs of our members.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in I am open to setting up a time for us to discuss this or any other project feel free to email me at  zinrockin@zinrockin.com

– Zin

To Whom It May Concern

So today I’m writing this post because I want to clear the air. It seems there are some of you out there who think I have some sort of resentment or feel some type of way about you. Thing is I don’t and while I might not agree with what you do and have stated that in the past I don’t actively hold that against you. If you want to chat I’m open to that but unless you can put the old stuff aside I’m not interested in a friendship. 

As some of you may be aware there are people who don’t like me and refuse to talk to me anymore and those people have their own permanent set-in-stone opinion of me. This is something I’ve chose to accept cannot be changed and I discourage you from trying to change their mind. While it may be true that I am different from what their opinion of me is it’s very unlikely that they will go out of their way to realize this and they’re comfortable with what they think to a point of deliberate ignorance; they don’t care.

I learned a while back that you can’t make people care and either they do or they don’t. Unfortunately, these individuals are of some key influential positions in the community and somewhat goal/gate-keep things.

Unlike when they started off on the platforms such as Twitch or YouTube they’d have no way to understand how things work from the perspective of a smaller content creator. This is not their fault and they don’t have the time to gain such insight because they’re too busy dealing with everything they’ve got going on; that’s just the way it is.

As for myself I’ve stopped complaining about having no meaningful support and having no viewers to my streams. It’s not something that I consider likely to change and I’ve become okay with that. Trying the same thing over and over again expecting a different result is insane. What I do is sit down, turn on my stream, play some music, and narrate whats going on. Sometimes a person or two stops by and I’m cool with that. Talking about having no viewers or complaining about how you’re never going to get anywhere does nothing at all.

I think lots of streamers have come to expect certain things or think that if they do something they’ll get stuff in return. But personally I’ve come to expect nothing from anyone but myself. I’ve been let down a lot by other people and what I’ve learned from that is people can’t be relied on for pretty much anything. 

Perhaps an individual can or group of individuals you know and trust but people aka Twitch viewers no. You see Twitch viewers are conditioned to expect certain things from streamers and unless you can provide that then they’ll leave or never even be there to begin with. When I stream I don’t want to be meeting some expectation I just want to have fun.

So with that in mind I hope you’ll realize why things are as they are and ain’t gonna change. This is me being me and that’s the most important thing to me. If people don’t like that I don’t care; their acceptance is unnecessary.

Zinrockin 

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