Wes of TheRomanticsWB is creating Star Citizen News and Sci-Fi oriented content
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My name is Wes and I created and run The Romantics gaming community. I'm a leader, a video content creator and a producer of multiple products including, a successful live stream on Twitch and the most highly produced news show related to Star Citizen known as, The Hull Truth. I've been streaming and producing video content for well over 2.5 years now and have the experience and quality set up to give you the best product possible.

If you're anything like me, you're absolutely sick of the "systems" we're stuck dealing with in regard to YouTube and Twitch content and really, any gaming related content. It seems like everyone is doing it solely for the $$$$ and they all produce the same, annoying and "trendy" crud. I don't want to be a part of that system. I don't want to wear stupid hats to get people to watch me. I don't want to advertise all over the places people like to hang out in with my annoying "Click Bait" messages. I HATE that stuff.

What I do want to do is make legitimate content that's made FOR you and not for me to get famous or rich off of. Sadly, to get popular enough on Twitch and/or YouTube these days, you typically need to "join the club" to some extent. I refuse to do so because I hate the model and think it's very exploitative of people and their time.

So here's ME putting my faith in YOU, the Honest Joe. Don't let the internet society engineer who you are like a Replicant. I want to make legit content that doesn't have to be goofy or over the top just to get popular.

This is what I'm going to do:

  • No Ads on YouTube! None. Ever. (Old content will still have it because it's a pain to remove it from 270+ videos)
  • All my Twitch content will be free of Twitch generated ads. When I take a bathroom break, you will only see CUSTOM COMMERCIALS that I created FOR YOU. They will advertise things relevant to this community like other streamers from our community, a new episode of Hull Truth or daily news shorts I create. You might see ads for upcoming community events within Star Citizen, Space Engineers or one of the many servers we have run for the community. I promise you they will be relevant and legitimately be more like news that just updates you about what's going on within the community, Star Citizen, etc... I will have one advertisement that will also explain my new goals and some of the things listed here so new folks are aware of how it all works.
  • Donations will go to charity! I hope this won't deter you from donating since I will not be taking them for myself any longer. Last year I was donated over $6400 in tips for the Live Stream. I appreciate it greatly but I want to give that back to worthy charities. Every month you will see the total donations and the name of the charity it is going to below the live stream. We want to help others and prove that this community has more awareness than the average YouTube goer. (If you don't like the charity, you don't have to donate but they will all be VERY legit charities. You can also leave a note on the donation if you still want to make sure that money goes elsewhere for some specific other purpose and I will honor it)
  • I will NOT KEEP any Twitch Subscriptions money! Twitch has a subscriber feature for partnered channels like mine so that they can monetize. The problem with that is that Twitch gets HALF, that's right, 50% of that money. Out of $5 for a sub, I only get $2.50 minus taxes. What's good about Twitch subs is that it creates a community atmosphere with a subscriber badge by your name and custom emotes from my personal channel that you can use in any stream on Twitch. It also provides a VISUAL cue to people watching when you sub that creates some enthusiasm around the community and gets more people involved. Coming into chat for the first time and seeing tons of subscriber badges means people really like this streamer and will help a new guy feel like sticking around. Don't get me wrong, I still want you to subscribe on Twitch. It gets us higher up the list on Twitch's priorities and also provides a great community atmosphere. BUT, from now on, I will take ALL subscription money that comes to me and use it to give stuff back to you. You will TRUELY be directly supporting the community by subscribing. Every month you will see a subscription total in the info below the stream and the prize we are giving away using that money. This will be done in a big event once a month to reward the community and give something fun to anticipate. Could be graphics cards, gaming peripherals, whatever. It will be relevant to how many subscribers we have.
  • What this all means is that the only way I make money is if you back me on Patreon. This removes the possibility of me taking in money from click bait or giveaways enticing people to come in and shows that you are putting your faith and support directly in me. I will in turn deliver rock solid content that you can count on without the nonsense of the YouTube or Twitch "scene". Honest gaming. Honest talk. Honest opinions and Honest content from a real life person that will always share his experiences with the community.

    With $1000 a month on Patreon, I can make this happen and make the content you want with a no nonsense attitude, no spammy click bait, NO GOOFY HATS OR PLUSHIES and an attitude of serving the community instead of taking advantage of it. With more we can get a lot more done.

    Here is HOW I will serve the community:

    On Youtube You Get:

  • The most highly produced and to the point news show about Star Citizen FOUR TIMES a month. Very little re-hashing and focusing on the important bits. This show takes me about 20 to 25 hours a week to produce. This is my main content for YouTube and always takes priority over everything else. I have spent money in my off-time with the baby, to get some custom stuff created for the show so that it will remain, the best news show related to Star Citzien, on YouTube. You can check out previous episodes here - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRJiX7uTHqJ9vwv_CcWTQ5U7aGSisSqhr
  • Weekly Star Citizen Lore Readings! This will be official and sometimes, not official selections. These will be made available in audio only versions as well to certain levels of Patreon backers. I have high quality equipment and I can promise you enjoyable sound quality for your listening pleasure. Getting caught up on all the rich lore within the Star Citizen universe is a recipe for enjoying the game in a much deeper fashion when it finally arrives.
  • Weekly episodes of Hit or Miss. Hit or Miss is a series where I play a game, usually a lesser known game, and just enjoy it. I will give you my opinions about the game where fitting but the goal is just to help you discover a few gems you may not have seen before by playing video games the way they were meant to be played. Put on your Rose Tinted Glasses and let's just enjoy ourselves without all the negativity. You can see the four episodes I've already produced here - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRJiX7uTHqJ_illXMj1m1OV01iTkXpzHL
  • A new update show about Star Citizen. The goal will be a DAILY episode that's 1 to 3 minutes long to update you on extremely current events you may need to know such as sales or whatever. I guarantee at least 3 episodes a week. Daily is sometimes hard to promise on YouTube simply because of the finicky uploader and all the time it takes.
  • There will be MORE on YouTube! I have several other things planned/prepared but I need to keep a few secret for now.
  • On Twitch You Get:

  • Currently, 4 days a week of me live streaming video games. I hope to do more than that as the baby becomes more independent. I am a full-time stay at home dad right now and it consume 10 to 12 hours of daylight every day. If I can generate enough via Patreon, my wife will be able to quit her crummy job and start her own business out of the house where she can take care of the baby and I can focus on this job. She will be doing Child Development and Lactation Consulting as well as Nutritionist roles for families. She is already registered and does this job currently for the county.
  • A community focused environment. My goal on Twitch has always been to build a community of gamers that can play with each other in an environment created for adults that have jobs, families, responsibilities. We don't have time for trolls and elitists. We don't typically have the time or ability to FIND other like-minded gamers to play our games with and let's face it, you rarely find those people at your average 9-5. Come home from a soul crushing day at the slog depot and join your people in this community. Our community is a very warm and welcoming place and has been for over two years now.
  • Sci-Fi related content. I love Sci-Fi. I love movies. I still get giddy when I find out about something like an Alien movie directed by Neil Blomkamp. District 9 is one of my favorite films of all time. I love cinemetography. Children of Men blew me away. I'm getting goose bumps just typing this stuff. I grew up reading and reading and reading. I practically lived in the library across from my school. Now we're in a generation of all this sci-fi stuff and I love it all. Come and see the Alien egg room or the Pilot with me on Twitch. The majority of my gaming content is Sci-Fi related. When Star Citizen gives us something more than an arena shoot-em-up, that will be our main game. I am a Star Citizen nut from day one and previous to my absence due to the newborn, was the #1 Star Citizen stream on Twitch capping out at around 1700 concurrent viewers. Help me make that possible again and I will serve the community to my fullest by employing my old-school love of this kind of thing and wearing my Rose Tinted glasses on a daily basis.
  • Twitch town hall meetings. Yes. This will finally be a thing. The goal will be to have a live chat at least once a month involving community members. It will most likely be Star Citizen related with a touch of other Sci-Fi related or gaming related conversation as well as updates, news and people features about the community.
  • In closing, I will continue to serve this community of amazing people that got me through the worst 3 years of my life regardless of whether this is successful or not. I need to make money to pay the bills but it will never stop me from being a part of and running this community. Hopefully it is successful because my goal is to do this full time and be able to even get a few other people on board to help me make it amazing for everyone else. I really miss the old days of great communities in games like EQ1, Gemstone, Dragonrealms, SWG (I cry every time I think about it), and DAOC. The current generation of anonymous jerks on the web really suck the fun out of anything online. Let's seclude ourselvs within our own community where we're not afraid to kick those people to the curb because we're funded from the inside. The community that has been here for over 2 years now is amazing and I deeply love you guys for helping me cope and get through by sharing your similar stories, support and time with me.

    Your Servant in the community,
    Wes

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    Pledge $1 or more per month
    3 patrons
    Thank you for supporting! You get access to a backers only forum on our website.
    Pledge $5 or more per month
    1 patron
    YouTube: Access to audio only versions of Lore Readings / Twitch: Name listed in credits as a $5 supporter (+all lower tiers)
    Pledge $10 or more per month
    0 patrons
    YouTube: Exclusive Vlog twice a month / Twitch: Full Access to our Space Engineers survival server (and any other servers we have up at the time) (+all lower tiers)
    Pledge $25 or more per month
    0 of 25 patrons

    ONE Custom designed Romanticorp Old Guard decal and ONE patch. This is our original badge design for our gaming community in Star Citizen and elsewhere. The decal is extremely high quality and  hand made and the patches will be ordered from a reputable company. (+ all lower tiers)
    Pledge $50 or more per month
    0 of 25 patrons

    An exclusive, one time only, Romanticorp T-shirt. (details with pictures coming soon)(+all lower tiers)
    Pledge $100 or more per month
    0 of 5 patrons
    Be IN an episode of Hull Truth or ON my live stream. Your choice. We'll do something fun and/or interesting and make it memorable. 
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    $0 of $100 per month
    At $100 a month you're covering the measly ad revenue I was making before. This means NO ADS FOR YOU! Ever!
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    My name is Wes and I created and run The Romantics gaming community. I'm a leader, a video content creator and a producer of multiple products including, a successful live stream on Twitch and the most highly produced news show related to Star Citizen known as, The Hull Truth. I've been streaming and producing video content for well over 2.5 years now and have the experience and quality set up to give you the best product possible.

    If you're anything like me, you're absolutely sick of the "systems" we're stuck dealing with in regard to YouTube and Twitch content and really, any gaming related content. It seems like everyone is doing it solely for the $$$$ and they all produce the same, annoying and "trendy" crud. I don't want to be a part of that system. I don't want to wear stupid hats to get people to watch me. I don't want to advertise all over the places people like to hang out in with my annoying "Click Bait" messages. I HATE that stuff.

    What I do want to do is make legitimate content that's made FOR you and not for me to get famous or rich off of. Sadly, to get popular enough on Twitch and/or YouTube these days, you typically need to "join the club" to some extent. I refuse to do so because I hate the model and think it's very exploitative of people and their time.

    So here's ME putting my faith in YOU, the Honest Joe. Don't let the internet society engineer who you are like a Replicant. I want to make legit content that doesn't have to be goofy or over the top just to get popular.

    This is what I'm going to do:

  • No Ads on YouTube! None. Ever. (Old content will still have it because it's a pain to remove it from 270+ videos)
  • All my Twitch content will be free of Twitch generated ads. When I take a bathroom break, you will only see CUSTOM COMMERCIALS that I created FOR YOU. They will advertise things relevant to this community like other streamers from our community, a new episode of Hull Truth or daily news shorts I create. You might see ads for upcoming community events within Star Citizen, Space Engineers or one of the many servers we have run for the community. I promise you they will be relevant and legitimately be more like news that just updates you about what's going on within the community, Star Citizen, etc... I will have one advertisement that will also explain my new goals and some of the things listed here so new folks are aware of how it all works.
  • Donations will go to charity! I hope this won't deter you from donating since I will not be taking them for myself any longer. Last year I was donated over $6400 in tips for the Live Stream. I appreciate it greatly but I want to give that back to worthy charities. Every month you will see the total donations and the name of the charity it is going to below the live stream. We want to help others and prove that this community has more awareness than the average YouTube goer. (If you don't like the charity, you don't have to donate but they will all be VERY legit charities. You can also leave a note on the donation if you still want to make sure that money goes elsewhere for some specific other purpose and I will honor it)
  • I will NOT KEEP any Twitch Subscriptions money! Twitch has a subscriber feature for partnered channels like mine so that they can monetize. The problem with that is that Twitch gets HALF, that's right, 50% of that money. Out of $5 for a sub, I only get $2.50 minus taxes. What's good about Twitch subs is that it creates a community atmosphere with a subscriber badge by your name and custom emotes from my personal channel that you can use in any stream on Twitch. It also provides a VISUAL cue to people watching when you sub that creates some enthusiasm around the community and gets more people involved. Coming into chat for the first time and seeing tons of subscriber badges means people really like this streamer and will help a new guy feel like sticking around. Don't get me wrong, I still want you to subscribe on Twitch. It gets us higher up the list on Twitch's priorities and also provides a great community atmosphere. BUT, from now on, I will take ALL subscription money that comes to me and use it to give stuff back to you. You will TRUELY be directly supporting the community by subscribing. Every month you will see a subscription total in the info below the stream and the prize we are giving away using that money. This will be done in a big event once a month to reward the community and give something fun to anticipate. Could be graphics cards, gaming peripherals, whatever. It will be relevant to how many subscribers we have.
  • What this all means is that the only way I make money is if you back me on Patreon. This removes the possibility of me taking in money from click bait or giveaways enticing people to come in and shows that you are putting your faith and support directly in me. I will in turn deliver rock solid content that you can count on without the nonsense of the YouTube or Twitch "scene". Honest gaming. Honest talk. Honest opinions and Honest content from a real life person that will always share his experiences with the community.

    With $1000 a month on Patreon, I can make this happen and make the content you want with a no nonsense attitude, no spammy click bait, NO GOOFY HATS OR PLUSHIES and an attitude of serving the community instead of taking advantage of it. With more we can get a lot more done.

    Here is HOW I will serve the community:

    On Youtube You Get:

  • The most highly produced and to the point news show about Star Citizen FOUR TIMES a month. Very little re-hashing and focusing on the important bits. This show takes me about 20 to 25 hours a week to produce. This is my main content for YouTube and always takes priority over everything else. I have spent money in my off-time with the baby, to get some custom stuff created for the show so that it will remain, the best news show related to Star Citzien, on YouTube. You can check out previous episodes here - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRJiX7uTHqJ9vwv_CcWTQ5U7aGSisSqhr
  • Weekly Star Citizen Lore Readings! This will be official and sometimes, not official selections. These will be made available in audio only versions as well to certain levels of Patreon backers. I have high quality equipment and I can promise you enjoyable sound quality for your listening pleasure. Getting caught up on all the rich lore within the Star Citizen universe is a recipe for enjoying the game in a much deeper fashion when it finally arrives.
  • Weekly episodes of Hit or Miss. Hit or Miss is a series where I play a game, usually a lesser known game, and just enjoy it. I will give you my opinions about the game where fitting but the goal is just to help you discover a few gems you may not have seen before by playing video games the way they were meant to be played. Put on your Rose Tinted Glasses and let's just enjoy ourselves without all the negativity. You can see the four episodes I've already produced here - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRJiX7uTHqJ_illXMj1m1OV01iTkXpzHL
  • A new update show about Star Citizen. The goal will be a DAILY episode that's 1 to 3 minutes long to update you on extremely current events you may need to know such as sales or whatever. I guarantee at least 3 episodes a week. Daily is sometimes hard to promise on YouTube simply because of the finicky uploader and all the time it takes.
  • There will be MORE on YouTube! I have several other things planned/prepared but I need to keep a few secret for now.
  • On Twitch You Get:

  • Currently, 4 days a week of me live streaming video games. I hope to do more than that as the baby becomes more independent. I am a full-time stay at home dad right now and it consume 10 to 12 hours of daylight every day. If I can generate enough via Patreon, my wife will be able to quit her crummy job and start her own business out of the house where she can take care of the baby and I can focus on this job. She will be doing Child Development and Lactation Consulting as well as Nutritionist roles for families. She is already registered and does this job currently for the county.
  • A community focused environment. My goal on Twitch has always been to build a community of gamers that can play with each other in an environment created for adults that have jobs, families, responsibilities. We don't have time for trolls and elitists. We don't typically have the time or ability to FIND other like-minded gamers to play our games with and let's face it, you rarely find those people at your average 9-5. Come home from a soul crushing day at the slog depot and join your people in this community. Our community is a very warm and welcoming place and has been for over two years now.
  • Sci-Fi related content. I love Sci-Fi. I love movies. I still get giddy when I find out about something like an Alien movie directed by Neil Blomkamp. District 9 is one of my favorite films of all time. I love cinemetography. Children of Men blew me away. I'm getting goose bumps just typing this stuff. I grew up reading and reading and reading. I practically lived in the library across from my school. Now we're in a generation of all this sci-fi stuff and I love it all. Come and see the Alien egg room or the Pilot with me on Twitch. The majority of my gaming content is Sci-Fi related. When Star Citizen gives us something more than an arena shoot-em-up, that will be our main game. I am a Star Citizen nut from day one and previous to my absence due to the newborn, was the #1 Star Citizen stream on Twitch capping out at around 1700 concurrent viewers. Help me make that possible again and I will serve the community to my fullest by employing my old-school love of this kind of thing and wearing my Rose Tinted glasses on a daily basis.
  • Twitch town hall meetings. Yes. This will finally be a thing. The goal will be to have a live chat at least once a month involving community members. It will most likely be Star Citizen related with a touch of other Sci-Fi related or gaming related conversation as well as updates, news and people features about the community.
  • In closing, I will continue to serve this community of amazing people that got me through the worst 3 years of my life regardless of whether this is successful or not. I need to make money to pay the bills but it will never stop me from being a part of and running this community. Hopefully it is successful because my goal is to do this full time and be able to even get a few other people on board to help me make it amazing for everyone else. I really miss the old days of great communities in games like EQ1, Gemstone, Dragonrealms, SWG (I cry every time I think about it), and DAOC. The current generation of anonymous jerks on the web really suck the fun out of anything online. Let's seclude ourselvs within our own community where we're not afraid to kick those people to the curb because we're funded from the inside. The community that has been here for over 2 years now is amazing and I deeply love you guys for helping me cope and get through by sharing your similar stories, support and time with me.

    Your Servant in the community,
    Wes

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    Tiers
    Pledge $1 or more per month
    3 patrons
    Thank you for supporting! You get access to a backers only forum on our website.
    Pledge $5 or more per month
    1 patron
    YouTube: Access to audio only versions of Lore Readings / Twitch: Name listed in credits as a $5 supporter (+all lower tiers)
    Pledge $10 or more per month
    0 patrons
    YouTube: Exclusive Vlog twice a month / Twitch: Full Access to our Space Engineers survival server (and any other servers we have up at the time) (+all lower tiers)
    Pledge $25 or more per month
    0 of 25 patrons

    ONE Custom designed Romanticorp Old Guard decal and ONE patch. This is our original badge design for our gaming community in Star Citizen and elsewhere. The decal is extremely high quality and  hand made and the patches will be ordered from a reputable company. (+ all lower tiers)
    Pledge $50 or more per month
    0 of 25 patrons

    An exclusive, one time only, Romanticorp T-shirt. (details with pictures coming soon)(+all lower tiers)
    Pledge $100 or more per month
    0 of 5 patrons
    Be IN an episode of Hull Truth or ON my live stream. Your choice. We'll do something fun and/or interesting and make it memorable.