JaKaTaK is creating Gaming Projects
10

patrons

$29
per month
Hi, my name is Thomas Labonte, but most people call me JaK.  When you contribute to this Patreon, you are making the following projects possible:


TheCore is a community driven project started by FoxyMayhem and me.  Our goal is to create the most efficient and ergonomic hotkey layout for Starcraft 2. For the most up to date information on this project, check out the Team Liquid Thread.



TheSandbox is a training environment that aims to prove the benefits of deliberate practice in Starcraft 2.  It is made up of serious, mature players who want to take a professional approach to Starcraft 2 and have a strong understanding of deliberate practice.  These players are guided by our support team which is made up of experts in the fields of Sc2 replay analysis, neuroscience, attention and multitasking, strength and conditioning, and performance psychology.  With adequate funding I will create a team house in the North Eastern region of the US and give up to 6 players from TheSandbox who have proven themselves to be hard-working, emotionally intelligent, and committed to deliberate practice the chance to live and train in TheSandbox house for free, providing them with everything they need so that they can focus completely on being the best Starcraft 2 player they can be.  Each applicant goes through a rigorous evaluation process that begins here.




TheStaircase is a macro based method for learning Starcraft 2 that focuses on creating a fun, and motivating experience for the player. It utilizes unit constrictions to prevent the player from being overwhelmed by the complexity of the game, and to encourage creativity and exploration. It uses measurable benchmarks for the absolute core elements of Starcraft 2: Gathering and spending resources efficiently. These benchmarks are recorded using GGTracker, allowing the player to devote all of their attention to playing the game.  For the most up to date information on this project, check out the Team Liquid Thread.




TheCheeseCase is a micro based method for learning Starcraft 2 that takes advantage of short game length to increase overall focus in addition lining the short term motivation of winning a game with the long term motivation of being a stronger overall player.  Each race starts with their most agressive, short game length strategy and slowly progresses to longer and longer games, building stamina as well as strong micro skills that will carry on through the player's career.

Thank you for watching (and reading)!  I hope that you will support me in continuing these projects and in projects to come!
Tiers
JaKaPaK
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
Welcome to the PaK!
Every bit counts, and every new project and content I produce, I owe in part to you.  Not everyone can give a lot, but you chose to give something, and for that I am sincerely grateful.  Thank you.
The Half-Biscuit: 1 hour of coaching per month
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
When I was starting out, there was a gamer named biscuit that donated $50 to my paypal every month and not once asked for something in return. That donation was a big part of what kept me going in some of the roughest spots in my career. This level is named for him.
The Biscuit: 2 hours of coaching per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
When I was starting out, there was a gamer named biscuit that donated $50 to my paypal every month and not once asked for something in return. That donation was a big part of what kept me going in some of the roughest spots in my career. This level is named for him.
TheCore & 4 hours of coaching per month
$100 or more per month 1 patron
When I say custom, I mean custom. I’m not talking, “oh what do you like better, swarm hosts or ultras” I mean taking a look at your hands and figuring out which keys are fastest for you specifically and tailoring the layout to your particular style of Starcraft (Other games available as well). As well as working with you one on one to give you the most efficient set of drills and practice so that you’re back in fighting shape as quickly as possible.
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 patrons
Your Own Personal Video
There are literally hundreds of ideas in the backlog for videos I want to do. If you break into this level, you get to choose one topic per X months (where X is the number of patrons at this level) for me to make a video on. It can be about Starcraft, Music, or something else if you like. (I have to have sufficient knowledge of the subject, or enough time to learn it well enough to make a video about it).  includes all previous reward levels
Goals
$29 of $2,000 per month
My absolute most basic living expenses cost about 2000 a month.  If contributions reach this point I will disable all advertisements on my content and be completely and directly employed by the people who appreciate my content.  This allows me to be free from the looming shadow of the view count, CPMs and other businessy garbage that take away from my time spent focused on making awesome things as awesome as possible.
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Hi, my name is Thomas Labonte, but most people call me JaK.  When you contribute to this Patreon, you are making the following projects possible:


TheCore is a community driven project started by FoxyMayhem and me.  Our goal is to create the most efficient and ergonomic hotkey layout for Starcraft 2. For the most up to date information on this project, check out the Team Liquid Thread.



TheSandbox is a training environment that aims to prove the benefits of deliberate practice in Starcraft 2.  It is made up of serious, mature players who want to take a professional approach to Starcraft 2 and have a strong understanding of deliberate practice.  These players are guided by our support team which is made up of experts in the fields of Sc2 replay analysis, neuroscience, attention and multitasking, strength and conditioning, and performance psychology.  With adequate funding I will create a team house in the North Eastern region of the US and give up to 6 players from TheSandbox who have proven themselves to be hard-working, emotionally intelligent, and committed to deliberate practice the chance to live and train in TheSandbox house for free, providing them with everything they need so that they can focus completely on being the best Starcraft 2 player they can be.  Each applicant goes through a rigorous evaluation process that begins here.




TheStaircase is a macro based method for learning Starcraft 2 that focuses on creating a fun, and motivating experience for the player. It utilizes unit constrictions to prevent the player from being overwhelmed by the complexity of the game, and to encourage creativity and exploration. It uses measurable benchmarks for the absolute core elements of Starcraft 2: Gathering and spending resources efficiently. These benchmarks are recorded using GGTracker, allowing the player to devote all of their attention to playing the game.  For the most up to date information on this project, check out the Team Liquid Thread.




TheCheeseCase is a micro based method for learning Starcraft 2 that takes advantage of short game length to increase overall focus in addition lining the short term motivation of winning a game with the long term motivation of being a stronger overall player.  Each race starts with their most agressive, short game length strategy and slowly progresses to longer and longer games, building stamina as well as strong micro skills that will carry on through the player's career.

Thank you for watching (and reading)!  I hope that you will support me in continuing these projects and in projects to come!

Recent posts by JaKaTaK

Tiers
JaKaPaK
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
Welcome to the PaK!
Every bit counts, and every new project and content I produce, I owe in part to you.  Not everyone can give a lot, but you chose to give something, and for that I am sincerely grateful.  Thank you.
The Half-Biscuit: 1 hour of coaching per month
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
When I was starting out, there was a gamer named biscuit that donated $50 to my paypal every month and not once asked for something in return. That donation was a big part of what kept me going in some of the roughest spots in my career. This level is named for him.
The Biscuit: 2 hours of coaching per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
When I was starting out, there was a gamer named biscuit that donated $50 to my paypal every month and not once asked for something in return. That donation was a big part of what kept me going in some of the roughest spots in my career. This level is named for him.
TheCore & 4 hours of coaching per month
$100 or more per month 1 patron
When I say custom, I mean custom. I’m not talking, “oh what do you like better, swarm hosts or ultras” I mean taking a look at your hands and figuring out which keys are fastest for you specifically and tailoring the layout to your particular style of Starcraft (Other games available as well). As well as working with you one on one to give you the most efficient set of drills and practice so that you’re back in fighting shape as quickly as possible.
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 patrons
Your Own Personal Video
There are literally hundreds of ideas in the backlog for videos I want to do. If you break into this level, you get to choose one topic per X months (where X is the number of patrons at this level) for me to make a video on. It can be about Starcraft, Music, or something else if you like. (I have to have sufficient knowledge of the subject, or enough time to learn it well enough to make a video about it).  includes all previous reward levels