2018 April/May/June Update:
As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.
However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.
From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.
During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.
It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.
As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.
There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:
- The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
- Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
- [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
- Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
- The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
- How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
- How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
- Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character.
- PortConMaine 2018
- On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided
After PortCon Update:
PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19
If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.
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Uhm, not sure if you are aware the cost of the type of computer with the power to do this. You're talking about a computer that is barest minimum $2,000, and best bet $5,000+
A high powered professional gaming rig can cost $10k or more. You mention cheap start up, but at same time want multi-input pc... makes me think you've not researched to find out the price range of gaming rigs. They are not cheap.
Most people on YouTube who are playing on a gaming pc, did not start out to play games on youtube, but rather were adults, with high income careers, and already had the equipment, and were already heavy duty gamers for several years before they realized youtube existed.
It's very rare for someone to buy a gaming rig because they think they might possibly, maybe, think they might enjoy putting games on youtube. You are talking about a piece of equipment that not many people can afford to buy, because it costs the prices of buying a car or putting a downpayment on a house.
I say this because reading your posts, you sound very young and seem to be unaware of the cost of the equipment you are asking about. It's not likely you're parents can afford to buy you a gaming rig and a teen or college student likely will have to save for several years before they can afford one on their own.
You are talking about something that is a VERY BIG financial investment.
Certainly well worth buying if you want to play the heavy system load games like Witcher 3 or Dark Souls, but if you are not 100% sure you like gaming (which is what your posts seem to indicate) it might be best to not invest in something that expensive until after you've been gaming long enough to be certain you like it enough to spend that amount of money on a rig.
Keep in mind the average youtuber takes 3 years to earn their first $100, so you likely will not see a "return on your investment" in less then 5 years, if you ever see any income from it at all.
Youtube gaming, like any other type of gaming is a hobby first and foremost. I think a lot of people forget that.
I mean, I have a high powered gaming rig that literally can play every game out there, the system specs are that high, that fast, and that overpowered. It'll be several years before new release games catch up to my pc. But I'm also a retired career woman, who plays games several hours a day, only once in a while recording one to put up on youtube. I do youtube to share gameplays with my facebook friends, I'm not looking to have a career from it. I'm using a rig I have because, you need a rig like this to play the type of graphic heavy, high memory load rpg games I play. It's just standard equipment if you are gonna play stff like Witcher 3 and Dark Souls.
So, I'm reading your questions here and I'm not sure your age or your budget, but you sound like a group of teens relying on your parents to buy you gaming gear because you thinking gaming might be fun and you even admit you've had to go through the trouble of convincing your friends gaming will be fun to do, meaning they aren't really on board to gaming, they are just doing it because peers do what their peers tell them to.
I'm really not feeling the vibe that you are going to be into big scale pc gaming for anything longer than a fad, and I really think investing in a heavy duty gaming rig may not be your best option right from the get go.
If you are worrying both about budget and about keeping your friends interested in gaming with you (an indication that you don't like solo play gaming and will drop gaming fast once your friends drop out) I really don't think you should be looking into spending $2k to $10k on something you may soon find you won't use once your friends find the next fad hobby to try.
I would really recommend you be someone die hard devoted to solo gaming on your own, without relying on your friends to inspire you to play games, before you start looking into a pc with the system capable of supporting multi-inputs. You really are talking about a very expensive machine that it sound like you can not afford right now.
It would be different if you were already a solo gamer with a gaming rig and were looking to upgrade it for multi-players, but that's not what your posts indicate. Upgrading cheaply is one thing... setting up a high powered pc set up from scratch, is not cheap and can cost what a lot of people consider to be a full year's income.
Based on your posts, I think a gaming rig is something for you to look into after you have a bigger budget to work with. Something you definitely should look into if you want to turn gaming into a career as well, but, may not be the best option for you right now.
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