I’ve been really into playing Overwatch lately, and decided to try my hand at live streaming. Luckily, Blizzard and Facebook (article via Kotaku.com) worked together to make that super fricken easy to do! I was trying to figure out Twitch, and it looked super difficult. Also, I already have Facebook followers, so having to build another new audience almost demotivated me from trying at all. So, being the lazy person I am, I chose to just use the Facebook Live/Blizzard Live (what is called?) to stream.
The first video listed here is just one of a few I recorded, but it was the only that has pretty good quality gameplay.
This second video shows off my impressive Pharrah skills ;) Don’t you wish your girlfriend could fly like me?
This third, and final video, shows off the awesome community that Overwatch has. Not every game has to be serious. Sure, there was some strategy – because we’d still like to win – but it was also about having fun with characters we may or may not know how to use. I almost quit a couple times, but I really wanted to push the limits of my comfort and play in a way I wouldn’t try on my own.
I hope that you enjoy these videos! I think that streaming will become a more regular part of my weekend/weekday blogging experience. We’ll see how persistent I am haha! But, with how simple Blizzard has made it now, there’s really no reason for me to not keep going. I promise this isn’t paid – because if it were… I’d be doing it a lot more often: guaranteed. But, this new feature is SUPER handy, and SUPER lazy-person-friendly. Try it out if you play games on battle.net and have been wanting to try out streaming.
Wishing you peace, love, happiness;
PS – I know some people were worried that it would be difficult to share these videos on a platform that people “really care about” (I guess Facebook isn’t really the place for gamers). But it was super easy for me to download these videos and publish them on my YouTube channel. In fact, I had to go that route because Facebook wouldn’t let me embed the Facebook Page version via the Facebook widget-plugin-thingy (words … late … does not compute … brain .. shutting … down… must sleep).
Recap: Post #1 here.
Recap: Post #2 here.
Update: The layout of my wireframe changed quite a bit since the first post. I’m excited to say that I will be moving on to the Work wireframe next! (woot!)
Tools (previously unmentioned): Adobe Illustrator
Check it out! After 45 minutes of research and playing with the opacity, the chat bubble for my website is animated.
I’m redesigning my website, and I am pretty fricken excited to be doing so. I haven’t worked on the design since – I don’t know – 2013/2014? There’s finally some motivation, after my long fight with depression, to tackle this project. So far, starting with a wireframe seems to be a much better idea that how I’ve designed it in the past (i.e., starting with the HTML and CSS with little to no direction).
I’m super pumped to continue working on this project over the next few weeks. I hope the end result is just as awesome as I imagine it to be.
A little more info about the design you see above. It was inspired by a graphic cover letter I designed, mixed with the Battleborn beta website. On the Battleborn site, the social media icons are dull colored until you hover over them. I don’t want them present at all times, so the social media buttons until the chat button is hovered over.
This is just the first page of 6 total pages, and I plan to stick to a scientific theme throughout.
I plan to post my progress, but it’s hard to remember promises like that with my ADHD. Plus, when I do work on my website, I tend to work many hours into the night: much like I did tonight. I hyperfocus, and because I love designing like this, it’s hard to pull me away (R.I.P., sleep). If I do remember to post, I might be much further ahead than what is seen here. We shall see!
Alright, I’m tired. I will talk to you later!
(PS – though I am publishing this at 10:30am PST, this was written/scheduled for release at 1:30am. Please don’t do this to yourself. Sleep is love. Sleep is life. Don’t deny yourself sleep.)