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  1. Why Use Tactics

    A comment from a Battlelog forum regarding one of my videos:

    Why use tactics? It's a video game! Have fun with some friends! It's fun to be good at a game but special tactics for it? I think that's a little too far. We're not Special Forces soldiers. We're all just people playing a video game that was created for people to have fun and not acting like professionals.
    Why indeed.
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  2. 10,000 Words

    At 12:32 PM (EST) today my new book (in progress) just reached 10,000 words. I find the first 10,000 to be much harder than the last 10,000. By the time I reach half-way, a book tends to come poring off my fingers as I type. But the first ten thousand is a painful journey as I grope for the main threads of the subject and slowly discover what exactly is the subject I am writing about. A book slowly reveals itself to the author. Each new paragraph and each new page sheds light on the next.
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  3. AARs etc

    Just a place for Pepper to collect together various AARs from her attempts at squad leading etc. Chances are the lists of squad members willl be wrong, as I can't remember them half the time.




    Date: 29th February, 2012
    Mission: Chernarus Domination, Spec Ops sidemission, south-east of Vybor
    Squad:
    • Dimitrius
    • Luke (Marksman)
    • Ghostdog
    • Mark (Medic)
    • Pvt Recrut
    • ... and two/three other guys whose names I forgot. I'm sorry!

    IIRC, the in-game ...

    Updated 03-01-2012 at 07:25 PM by Athanasa

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  4. The Hunt for E-Male

    As a result of posting videos to Battlelog individuals try to prove themselves against me because of my different playstyle. This leads to players trying to hunt me down and kill me and make a film of the event. Like this one:



    A curious aspect of "micro-celebrity" culture in online gaming? Certainly something new to me and, I think, rather rare in the genre of virtual videography.

    Of course, it is ...
  5. 127,000 Views . . .

    The 1stMIP YouTube channel I created back in October 2011 now has over 127,000 views and is growing at a rate of over 1,000 views a day. Too bad I cannot monetize in-game video!

    The channel has a fair amount of subscriber churn (I think most people expect frag videos) but growth is solid with a few new subscribers every day and a total of 358 so far.

    Comments are more negative than positive, but I am not trying to win a popularity contest or make converts.
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    Updated 02-14-2012 at 01:51 PM by E-Male

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