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Why I'm On Patreon:
In the realm of internet media, many people turn to ad-blocking apps and software to improve their viewing experience. But unfortunately, this also cuts into the capability of a content creator to sustain their living costs --as it removes the primary source of income derived from content creation.

Fortunately there is an awesome compromise that benefits the viewer and content creator (in this case, me). Any type of pledge is worth significantly more than the ad revenue that I could earn on my own. A single buck a month is more than enough to exonerate the viewer (you) from using ad-blocking software while watching my videos.

I know this seems like a lot to ask, but please allow me a moment to make my case on why this is beneficial for everyone.

The Logic and Math:
As of right now, I put out five or so videos in a single day -- and sometimes more. Each video is at least twenty minutes, with longer ones running an hour or more. If we translate that into a median amount, I'm created about 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of content in a single day.  

Now let's take that and multiply it by days in a month. 150 x 31 = 4650 minutes -- or 77.5 hours in a single month. If you put that in the context of a year, it comes out to a whopping total of 930 hours of content. To put things into perspective, that's roughly 38.75 days worth of videos in a single year.

Are my videos more entertaining than a movie you might rent or a game you might buy? I'm not sure -- maybe or probably not. But are my videos worth more than the $0 in revenue that results from ad-blocking? I'd like to think so.

But that's not the only reason I want to focus on Patreon. The way I see it, if I no longer had to worry about ad revenue at all, I could be free to create content for you -- regardless of the views or changes in the very volatile field of YouTube. I could play more unpopular games, take fan requests for let's plays, ignore trends like clickbait, and so forth. It's the most freedom I could potentially have. And that means a better viewing experience for you on all fronts. 

For the sake of full disclosure, I'll admit that I'm also doing this because I'm self-employed in order to focus on creating the best content I possibly can. And because I'm self-employed, I have to pay for my own (quite expensive) healthcare, in addition to my usual expenses of rent, internet, car payments, car insurance, food, student loans, and so forth. Without any source of income other than the content I work hard to entertain you with, your support is even more essential.

Right now I have some simple rewards to offer those who contribute, and I hope to expand on them in the near future. It's my way of giving back to you, the viewers who make all this possible.

And if logic isn't convincing enough then let's consider a more personal vantage point. Do it because you think I'm all that and a bag of angry potato chips.
Tiers
Guardsman
$1 or more per month
  • Guilt free ad blocking! 
  • My absolute gratitude and appreciation for going the extra mile in supporting me. - $1 a month is worth more than the ads you would otherwise watch on my channel. $1 a month is an equivalent of at least 1,000 ad reviews.
  • Access to the Patreon feed where you can chat with me and fellow Patrons. 
  • Access to the Patreon discord server where you can chat with fellow viewers and me!
  •  The rank of Fighter on the Discord server. 
  • You can name a character or groups in games I play. i.e. XCOM 2, Total War: Warhammer, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Corporal
$3 or more per month
 
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!
  • The rank of Knight on the Discord server.
  • You're higher on the priority list than previous tiers when it comes to naming characters! i.e. XCOM 2, Total War: Warhammer, Mount and Blade, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Sergeant
$5 or more per month
  
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!
  • The rank of Knight-Templar on the Discord server.
  • You're higher on the priority list than previous tiers when it comes to naming characters! i.e. XCOM 2, Total War: Warhammer, Mount and Blade, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Lieutenant
$10 or more per month
  
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!
  • The rank of Paladin on the Discord server.
  • Vote for a Patron game for me to play monthly.
  • You're higher on the priority list than previous tiers when it comes to naming characters! i.e. XCOM 2, Total War: Warhammer, Mount and Blade, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Captain
$20 or more per month
  
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!
  • The rank of Dragoon on the Discord server.
  • You're the second highest on the priority list when it comes to naming characters! i.e. XCOM 2, Total War: Warhammer, Mount and Blade, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Major
$40 or more per month
  
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!
  • The rank of Marshal on the Discord server.
  • You have the highest priority when it comes to naming characters.


Includes Discord rewards
Goals
53% complete
It's about time to upgrade my PC for the new titles that are coming out. A modern rig is required for this field for the following reasons:

  • The speed required for me to process and edit a video for uploading to my channel.
  • Being able to fluidly play games at a stable, steady rate of 60 FPS for all of you to enjoy.
  • Playing games on high-end graphical settings, again to create a more pleasurable viewing experience for all of you.

Anything helps, even $1 a month. If you like my videos but hate ads, then consider doing this instead:
  1. Continue using ad-block.
  2. Spend ONLY $1 a month to support me, absolving you of any guilt pertaining to the use of ad-block.
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Why I'm On Patreon:
In the realm of internet media, many people turn to ad-blocking apps and software to improve their viewing experience. But unfortunately, this also cuts into the capability of a content creator to sustain their living costs --as it removes the primary source of income derived from content creation.

Fortunately there is an awesome compromise that benefits the viewer and content creator (in this case, me). Any type of pledge is worth significantly more than the ad revenue that I could earn on my own. A single buck a month is more than enough to exonerate the viewer (you) from using ad-blocking software while watching my videos.

I know this seems like a lot to ask, but please allow me a moment to make my case on why this is beneficial for everyone.

The Logic and Math:
As of right now, I put out five or so videos in a single day -- and sometimes more. Each video is at least twenty minutes, with longer ones running an hour or more. If we translate that into a median amount, I'm created about 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of content in a single day.  

Now let's take that and multiply it by days in a month. 150 x 31 = 4650 minutes -- or 77.5 hours in a single month. If you put that in the context of a year, it comes out to a whopping total of 930 hours of content. To put things into perspective, that's roughly 38.75 days worth of videos in a single year.

Are my videos more entertaining than a movie you might rent or a game you might buy? I'm not sure -- maybe or probably not. But are my videos worth more than the $0 in revenue that results from ad-blocking? I'd like to think so.

But that's not the only reason I want to focus on Patreon. The way I see it, if I no longer had to worry about ad revenue at all, I could be free to create content for you -- regardless of the views or changes in the very volatile field of YouTube. I could play more unpopular games, take fan requests for let's plays, ignore trends like clickbait, and so forth. It's the most freedom I could potentially have. And that means a better viewing experience for you on all fronts. 

For the sake of full disclosure, I'll admit that I'm also doing this because I'm self-employed in order to focus on creating the best content I possibly can. And because I'm self-employed, I have to pay for my own (quite expensive) healthcare, in addition to my usual expenses of rent, internet, car payments, car insurance, food, student loans, and so forth. Without any source of income other than the content I work hard to entertain you with, your support is even more essential.

Right now I have some simple rewards to offer those who contribute, and I hope to expand on them in the near future. It's my way of giving back to you, the viewers who make all this possible.

And if logic isn't convincing enough then let's consider a more personal vantage point. Do it because you think I'm all that and a bag of angry potato chips.

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Tiers
Guardsman
$1 or more per month
  • Guilt free ad blocking! 
  • My absolute gratitude and appreciation for going the extra mile in supporting me. - $1 a month is worth more than the ads you would otherwise watch on my channel. $1 a month is an equivalent of at least 1,000 ad reviews.
  • Access to the Patreon feed where you can chat with me and fellow Patrons. 
  • Access to the Patreon discord server where you can chat with fellow viewers and me!
  •  The rank of Fighter on the Discord server. 
  • You can name a character or groups in games I play. i.e. XCOM 2, Total War: Warhammer, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Corporal
$3 or more per month
 
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!
  • The rank of Knight on the Discord server.
  • You're higher on the priority list than previous tiers when it comes to naming characters! i.e. XCOM 2, Total War: Warhammer, Mount and Blade, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Sergeant
$5 or more per month
  
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!
  • The rank of Knight-Templar on the Discord server.
  • You're higher on the priority list than previous tiers when it comes to naming characters! i.e. XCOM 2, Total War: Warhammer, Mount and Blade, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Lieutenant
$10 or more per month
  
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!
  • The rank of Paladin on the Discord server.
  • Vote for a Patron game for me to play monthly.
  • You're higher on the priority list than previous tiers when it comes to naming characters! i.e. XCOM 2, Total War: Warhammer, Mount and Blade, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Captain
$20 or more per month
  
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!
  • The rank of Dragoon on the Discord server.
  • You're the second highest on the priority list when it comes to naming characters! i.e. XCOM 2, Total War: Warhammer, Mount and Blade, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Major
$40 or more per month
  
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!
  • The rank of Marshal on the Discord server.
  • You have the highest priority when it comes to naming characters.


Includes Discord rewards