Ranneko Plays With Schedule Change 2017-07-14

As mentioned two weeks ago, technical difficulties have resulted in the temporary cancellation of The Ransistance and expanding Ranneko Plays Massive Chalice into its slot. This has had me thinking about how to handle my schedule from this point on.

The current schedule is a result of slow expansion in the number of videos I have been doing. I have slowly moved from Mon/Wed/Fri, to every weekday, and now every single day of the week. Each time I have added a day, it has been to add yet another game and to see how long I can keep it up.

Ultimately, I want to be able to handle long games in a reasonable timeframe, while not sacrificing the opportunity to do shorter series for shorter games at the same time. Ideally, I also want to leave one day a week free for more polished, short tip videos.

I want to return to tip videos for two reasons. Firstly, I like to highlight things that otherwise can be easily missed, especially if they can have a high impact on someone’s play. Secondly, my tip videos are by far the most consistently successful ones on my channel. I have I have been starting to gather ideas for those tips, but could always do with more. If you have any small tips for particular games that would fit in a 1-5 minute video I would love to hear them.

Here is the schedule I am currently angling toward:
Mon/Wed/Fri: Long Game Slot
Tuesday: Tips
Thurs/Sun: Shorter Game or Oneshot
Sat: Syfro Saturdays

What do people think? The final schedule probably won’t be implemented until Torment: Tides of Ranmenera wraps up, but any feedback would be appreciated.

The current schedule is:

Saturday: Syfro Saturdays – Ranneko and Syfro Play Thimbleweed Park
Sundays: Ranowned Explorers: International Society
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Ranneko Plays Massive Chalice
Tuesday and Thursday: Torment: Tides of Ranmenera

The videos

Syfro Saturdays – Ranneko and Syfro Play Thimbleweed Park

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Syfro and I continue to suffer through this game. We really bounce off of a lot of the old game design used in Thimbleweed Park. Between that and some strange storytelling choices, this whole series is swinging sharply toward the negative. I’m not sure why, but we really seem to be in the minority on this game. It feels like the game has been received pretty favorably in general.

Ranowned Explorers: International Society

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This run is going pretty well, I think I have the hang of it. Specialisation is the key, which is a bit of a pity. It would be nice to have a bit of flexibility, but it is too valuable to stack all of your bonuses to a single stance and try to cope with the occasional bad matchup.

Ranneko Plays Massive Chalice

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I made a really silly mistake during the past couple of weeks. A moment’s inattention lead to 10 years of wasted research. I finished a fight, received a phone call, then returned to the game and saw an exclamation mark indicating new research available. If you cancel research in Massive Chalice the years are wasted, you get absolutely no credit when you return to an old subject. Oops.

Torment: Tides of Ranmenera

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Inifere’s dialogue was a joy to read. For a guy who is designed to suffer in some strange hell sub-dimension he spins some wonderful phrases with such a great rhythm. Pity that he has people making sacrifices of innocent people in order to meet and greet him really.

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