Friday, November 21, 2014

[YT] 5000 Subs!

Hi guys! Just a few hours ago, we reached 5000 subscribers! This is yet another great milestone for the Rayque3 Staff.

Since the comeback of MechaRaptor (Luxatus Patella) in 2012, our Youtube channel experienced a strong growth in subscribers. His first walkthrough (Croc 2) for that comeback, received majorly positive feedback - that encouraged him to work on several new ones as well, such as the Toy Story 2, Dinosaurs and a revisit of the Tarzan Action Game walkthrough, which is still running today.

Unfortunately, we have experienced some major loss in subscribers too (as seen in the chart above). Youtube changed through the years. During the 9th of February 2012 and the 16th of June this year, they removed a ton of inactive Youtube accounts who weren't used for a long period (presumably years). Daily we see subscribers coming and leaving, and there's no shame for leaving. We feel you should subscribe us if you really like our content and want to support us.

Today, our growth in subscribers and views may perhaps not be as large as near the start of this year, but we're glad to see the current growth being strong and consistent compared to what we've achieved in the past. I'll be honest: it's easy to get spoiled by large numbers (such as our Mario Party 7 video), but imagine the amount of subscribers and viewers in a single room. It may not be 300.000 views a month anymore, but having consistent near 150.000 views a month is still amazingly a lot and surely something to be proud of. As our friends from Xnator often says to us: "Youtube channels may grow quickly and tend to lose growth, but there's always a chance for another skyrocket."

That's it for today! Be sure to check our Youtube's activity feed. Another part of the Tarzan Action Game walkthrough is coming soon! Until next post~

Thursday, November 20, 2014

[EMS] So you wanted to play Kanna? (Randomness)

Yup, you're #%@ed.

Disclaimer: This blog is not responsible for any (plot) inconveniences, injury, anger, fan-stealing, starvation, disconnecting, bankrupting, privacy damage, back pain, love, magician-rivalry or bugs/glitches when owning Haku.

Just ignore this post. I have too much free time.

Monday, November 3, 2014

[YT] Mario Party 7 - All Mini-Games has reached 3.000.000 views!

Hi guys! Our most viewed video, Mario Party 7 - All Mini-Games, has just hit three million views!
It took only 19 months for this video to reach it, which is impressive for our standards! Despite its growth has been decreasing the past several months, we're still mindblown that this video had so much attention on Youtube.

In the first quarter of 2015, our Donkey Kong 64 - All main bosses video is expected to reach 200.000 views, Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 100% Subspace Emissary and Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards - All main bosses is expected to reach 100.000 views.

On top of that, we're planning and scheduling two new "Single-Part-Videos" within a year, so stay tuned! The first one is most likely to come within six months. It just all depends on my schedule. As mentioned before, these videos take a lot of time; some actually take months of preparations before the actual raw footage can be recorded. Rumors say that the next two scheduled "Single-Part-Videos" videos are actually hinted in a recent Rayque3 video...

That's it for today, until next post!

Friday, October 17, 2014

[Lego] Introduction to the "MK. series"

MK. 1 - Afterlord. The original, the one that started it all.
It all started with the Afterlord. A project that got me out of my pseudo-dark ages. I never abandoned my love for Lego® (hence pseudo-dark ages instead of a full one) - I only had less amount of purchases a year and Lego® still remained with passion in my life. Games got me in my pseudo-dark ages but also got me out of it. You may remember I finished it in 2012, and I actually desired to build more. On the date of this post, the Hailfire Droid and Constructor are still in progression, but are near their well deserved finished phase. See below for an (outdated) image as example.
The current three projects. Keep in mind that this image is currently outdated.
From left to right: Afterlord (MapleStory), Hailfire Droid (Star Wars), Constructor (Borderlands 2).
You may have noticed through time that these three projects are similar in size, all three are remote control, and based on intellectual properties. Introducing the "MK. series", a personal way for me to express my Lego® skills by reaching and using the limits of Lego® - trying to show the world what Lego® is able to do. These projects are remote controlled objects based on any visual source material - it can be a movie, a game, or even from comicbooks. Pre-existing objects based in Lego® form in a specific fixed scale. They just don't only follow the most generic movement of the "real" thing, they also include other significant functions as well. In my view they have to do more than just moving around. Eyes that lit up? I'll add them. Moving compartments? No big deal. Shooting rockets? I'll add them if they fit in the scale and not obstruct the looks too much. Just to give an idea.

I have a large amount of rules every MK has to follow that came after I finished the Afterlord. Mainly focussed on sturdy builds, remote controlled, projects made on a Lego® purist's perspective, and that children can play safely with them~ my projects will form its own family of brothers and sisters - all designed on a similar fashion, "Rayque" styled.

Even though I love to freestyle and build everything I want in Lego®, due to time and resources it's not always possible for me to do so. I have to prioritize. I felt these projects really suit my personality and they force me to pull out every Lego®-related skill and knowledge I have. In my view, building from a fixed set of rules (things based on source materials) may be often more challenging due to limitations of freedom. Of course I will build other things besides for this series too!

"MK" stands for Mark and basically means a number of version.
Why the name "MK"? I got obviously inspired by the Iron Man comicbooks - however my projects aren't an iteration of each other, but they are all unique compared to each other. Basically, the word MK is just a prefix for my projects, to name the chronological order of projects. See below.

The current line-up at the moment of this post.
This means that there will be more after the Hailfire Droid and Constructor. However, I'll first manage to finish them before starting on the next ones. I know what I'm desiring to build in the future. It won't be just five MKs as shown above, there will be a lot more than we both will realize in a far future...

I won't just build things that are commonly made. No RC Tumblers, RC Sandcrawlers or whatever else is often built. I'll try to expand the current Lego® world of creations from millions of fans, by going for the mountains that other people didn't or failed to climb.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

[YT] 4.500.000 total upload views!

Yaaaaaaaay! We just hit 4,5m total upload views - thank you for all the support.
Most of our subscribers may have seen the following video, but we recently have released a new Channel video that replaces the High-Dex Hero Retroperspective.

Don't worry! The majority of the High-Dex Hero series is included - as well as the newer ones too! Lux and I have been wanting a new Channel video for a while... unfortunately it got postponded more than a year, but heck, it is here now.

That's it for today! Until next post.