The First "Patrons Calling" & How it Went
So after carefully using Doodle to find a time for my patrons, I not only chose the closest possible day (with just one day notice), I also managed to screw up by having a typo that changed 14th of June to 24th of June. A lot of people didn't get my panicked correction post in time. And I confused people about timezones. SORRY ABOUT ALL OF THAT!
Two people did show up though: Jesse (as a caller) and Inge (in chat) and we had a lovely conversation about lots if interesting topics:
- Procedural buildings
- Civic Buildings
- Road styles
- Plans after core gamplay works
- Feedback about my process and communication
Thanks again to the Inge and Jesse, for all your inspiring input and motivation.
- These kinds of conversations are much easier to setup and do for me than regular coding lifestreams
- Already few live participants can carry an immersive conversation
- The most challenging part for me was actually to follow both verbal and written conversation at the same time, already with just two people. Not sure what the best solution is...
- My voice is very monotone, even while talking about stuff that I love - something to practise
The plan for future Patrons Calling streams:
- I will do them roughly every two weeks, exact dates depend on Patron availability
- I will immediately start planning the next one, so theres plenty of time to find an option and to notify everyone (patrons should already see a doodle-invite for the next one!)
- As a patron, you will be able to find all current information and links about upcoming streams in the Patron-only feed
- I might not be able to cover all text questions which were submitted ahead of time if they don't fit well into the conversational flow (as happened this time), but I will just keep them and try again in the next stream
If you have any other comments or suggestions, please let me know!