I take escalated calls (you know, the ones where someone goes "I want your supervisor!") at my work. I do other things, but most of my day today will be spent sitting around. Though I'd write something to pass the time.
Guess I can talk about what's been going on in my time as a shoutcaster lately. Might be boring, but I've got time!
I've been taking it easy for the last couple weeks. Think I've put out maybe 3 VODs... I've done a bit of live casting as well in that time. I suppose I'll focus on that in this blog. I cast for The Rush Network by the way.
The live casting has really been great. The highlight of it all for me so far has been getting to cast some games involving LiquidHayprO. The games were epic, of course. One of them against Ver was a full 60 minutes long. Every mineral on Shakuras Plateau mined out! All the pros I've met so far have been extremely friendly. Haypro was definitely not exception; even taking the time to chat with me about life in Korea at the TL/oGs house among other things during a particularly long wait before a match started. Drewbie and KawaiiRice also stand out in my mind as two players who are a lot of fun to be in a game lobby with. Both are pretty hilarious and ultra friendly.
I've also casted a couple events for a website called z33k.com. They run SC2 events basically every night we do a lot of their events. They may not attract the biggest names yet, but it's always the same 30 people watching the stream every time and it's a great community. That's a big thing I hope a lot of casters get; that you don't always need to be casting pros to have a ton of fun. If you haven't checked them out yet, you should.
Another thing about live casting that I've learned is that there are people out there that work extremely hard during events to make sure the casters are getting in matches they want and everything runs smoothly. Jeremy from Undeniably Gamer comes to mind. Out of all the events I've done, the UG events have always ran the smoothest. That guy is amazing. JR from our own Rush Network is also impressive at getting me into matches. Honestly without these guys you would only see half the games you do on event streams. Admins are really the unsung heroes of events.
The downside of all this casting is that my playing has gotten... awful ...to put it very mildly. I've learned game knowledge doesn't help you play better unless you actually practice. That could be a whole other blog in itself and I'm addressing that in a new series on my youtube channel though so nevermind about that.
I've also had a nasty crash bug while streaming since the last SC2 patch. It's a huge pain to have to restart during a live event. No luck fixing it yet, but I'll have more time after the new year.
Well I guess that's all for now. If you're bored at work like I am and surfing around TL hopefully this helped you pass a few minutes at least!
Merry Christmas to all. And to all a good game!