PATREON GOAL REACHED

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Hi everyone,

It’s been a while since I did a big update, and now seems like a good time. First off, I want to send my sincerest thanks to all who’ve supported ROP so far and especially for those on Patreon in the month of May. For the first time, we surpassed the $600 goal (and by a pretty significant amount).

This goal means the month of May is profitable right from Day 1. I haven’t mentioned it yet, but April was also profitable thanks to stream donations throughout the month, which means I’ve also hit my personal goal of having two profitable months in a row!

So I just want to say thank you. It’s not lost on me how generous of a community we have. The average patron pledges around $12 which is extremely high and a lot of them double up by subscribing on Twitch as well. When someone lowers their pledge or deletes it, they always regretfully reach out to me explaining their situation, which is incredibly humbling.

As we get more donations/pledges/subscriptions, I feel a great responsibility to make better content that’s deserving of such generosity. It actually weighs really heavily on me, as I judge my own content pretty harshly, often scrapping videos because I feel I can’t make them good enough.

Because of this I’ve been working on improving myself and my work routine; I’ve been eating better, reading more, started going to the gym and think this will lead to a clearer head and better content. It’s early days but I can already see results.

A priority now for me is working towards creating more content for both YouTube and Twitch going forward. I have a few ideas of how to do this in the short term, and some big plans for doing this in the long term. The main one in the long term is getting my own room/office space, as I currently operate out of my living room which can be invasive for the people I live with.

So that’s my next personal goal, saving and working towards getting my own space. Again, thank you to everyone who has donated so generously. I don’t expect Patreon to be that high every month (I’m just cynical in that way!) but it’s extremely motivating to see it grow every month and have such dedicated support.

And as I’ve mentioned before, to anyone that watches my videos regularly or my streams, they are the backbone of the channel and I’m very grateful for them supporting the content.

I’ll leave it at that for now, I’m always around to chat on Discord/Twitter/Patreon if anyone has questions or just wants to reach out.

-Darren