Update

DECEMBER 2018 - UPDATE #10

Hi all, I thought it’d be good to do a final blog update before the Christmas Holidays kick into effect!

In the last update I was preparing for the release of Stellaris’ Megacorp Expansion. For that, I prepared a guide video for the free update and made an overview of the features for the DLC to help people know what they were getting into.

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On the Total War front, I just released a new video detailing the latest info on Three Kingdoms, though I am a bit late to the party on that one, it’s definitely a comprehensive look at everything so far, so you might find a few things you don’t know about even if you’re an avid follower of 3K information.

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The DEI streams with Jackie have come to an end for now, and will resume sometime in early January, we’re 10 streams into the campaign, and I’ve recapped streams 1-4 in videos. I get asked a lot when the next one is coming, unfortunately it’s just a bit lower priority for me, (based on views/channel growth mostly) but I will be continuing them in the new year. As the stream is pulling ahead compared to the recaps, I’ll make two more recaps on streams 5-7 and 8-10 to make it more manageable.

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The videos and streams have been going great across the board. All the numbers are up pretty much, and the support from individuals has been crazy as well. We hosted our monthly Stellaris game recently and I’ve already started preparations for the next one. I’ll keep it a bit of a surprise but I think it’s going to be really good, and will have a unique spin on it.

For those who don’t know I’m going away from the 19th to the 26th back to Ireland to see my family for Christmas, so there might be a gap in videos a bit, and then I’ll be coming back to the UK to continue work on ROP. I’m hoping to get another Imperator ROME video lined up as a bunch of info came out about it since they held an event for press/youtubers.

And that’s pretty much it, I just want to say thanks for watching in 2018. The last few months have been huge motivation, and things are really looking up. The community for ROP is growing around the games we love (or love to hate in some cases) and I’m really happy to see people organising their own MP events and playing different games together in our discord.

Thanks again for all the support, hope you have a nice Holiday break! As always if you have any feedback, or things you want to see, please leave me a message!

November 2018 - Update #9

Hi all, it’s been a while since I did an update, but better late than never! I had intended to do one every week, but I think from now on I’ll stick with one every two weeks and just call them updates as opposed to weekly updates. 

Anyways, the last month has been extremely busy for me, and we’ve hit a bunch of milestones across the board. On Twitch, we recently passed 8,000 followers and are still pushing a ridiculous amount of subs thanks to mass sub-gifting from a few of our biggest supporters. 

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As well as that, on YouTube since our last update we’ve passed 45,000 and are now sitting around 46,500 subscribers. The channel growth is extremely encouraging, and the focus on the three pillar games seems to really help give the channel an identity, allowing us to form a stronger community around the games we enjoy.

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And speaking of community, we’ve also passed 1,000 members on our Discord group which is really huge. There’s now sections for finding multiplayer games with others, joining regular Stellaris matches, sharing screenshots and the usual game topics and general chat.

On the YouTube side of things I recently released a review for the Vampire Coast DLC for Total War: WARHAMMER and gave some impressions and thoughts about Battlefield V – Myself and JackieFish also kicked off a brand new Head to Head campaign on Divide Et Impera on twitch, which we stream every Tuesday/Thursday at 2PM GMT and these are now also going to be recapped in videos on the channel ever week, putting that map I worked on to good use! 

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With the announcement of Stellaris MegaCorp and it’s release imminent in early December, I’ll be focusing a lot on Stellaris again hopefully doing Guides for the new systems and recaps from the development diaries. Might try squeeze in a quick DLC review there too if I can.

That’s really it for the update here, I want to keep them a bit shorter where I can- stay tuned for the first of December where I’ll be outlining the months Twitch schedule and I’ll hopefully be doing some game giveaways in the run up to Christmas. There’s also even a few new games to try out, like Mutant Year Zero which looks pretty cool!

Thanks as always for the support, it’s been hugely motivating and I’m hoping people are enjoying the content/community of Republic Of Play.