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Announcement: New 7 Days To Die Series

Escape To Dishong Tower

I’ve had a 7 Days to Die series on my mind for quite some time, and I think the Egee Gaming channel is in a good place to finally start one!

We’re starting things off with a bang - a survival challenge in Dishong Tower.

We’ll be filming this series on the Egee.io 7 Days to Die server, and I’ll be playing the game on Linux, specifically elementaryOS.

Series Goal

one other survivor and I will try our very best to stay alive in the crumbling Dishong Tower for as long as we can.

Obviously, we’re destined to die, but the point of the series is to see how long we last.

Furthermore, I’m not particularly good at this game, so there’s a chance we won’t even make it to day 7. 😂

Series Rules

Since this series is a challenge of sorts, there are a couple of house rules:

  • Default difficulty, zombie spawns, etc
  • Day 1 is traveling to the tower & collecting things on the way
  • Once we enter the tower, we cannot leave!
  • No exploits! (nerd polling, wood-frames in doorways, etc.)
  • Perma-Death! (no respawns)

The series ends when one of us dies. 💀

Series Post Mortem

EDIT - I’m adding this section after we finished the challenge to retrospect the challenges we faced in the video.

The series ended early because we made a few mistakes early on, and a glitch took Teal out. Off-camera, we considered re-recording and editing the glitch out but decided against it.

One of the biggest challenges is filling up the dead-space between doing “things.” Whether it is cooking, inventory management, or scavenging, there is a lot of simply uninteresting footage. I don’t want to keep a seemingly pointless conversation going for an hour (which is how long the episodes are).

For episode one, I edited out a couple uninterested parts but parsing through an hour of footage is extremely tedious and just not fun.

Another challenge we faced was bouncing between 2 perspectives. It’s a cool idea, but I understand why you don’t see people do it very often.

I’d like to try a challenge like this again in the distant future, but the series was a bit more complex to produce, and I don’t expect to have another one any time soon.

Support The Series 🚀

If you enjoy the series and would like to see more like it, be sure to subscribe to the channel and like + comment on the videos!

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned to more cool stuff in the future!

Announcement: Freedoom Series

This is a rather belated announcement for the new “Series” I started on the Egee Gaming channel a few weeks ago.

I’m a big fan of the Brutal Doom mod, and I beat Doom 1 (Knee Deep in the Dead) on Mixer for Halloween. But I figure if people are enjoying it, I may as well keep it going and make a series of it!

Series Goal

I don’t plan to beat all of the Freedoom episodes because there are too many of them! I’ve already beat Freedoom Phase 1 Episode 1, and I’m working through Freedoom Phase 2, which is basically one long episode.

I’ll probably beat Freedoom Phase 2 eventually and play Brutal Doom off & on after that. I also might return to it when there are updates for it.

Playing on Linux

I wrote an article over on Medium about setting up Freedoom with Brutal Doom v21 on the GZDoom engine.

I think the biggest reason Freedoom isn’t more popular in the Doom modding community is that the artwork (sprites, weapons, etc.) just leaves something to be desired. Thankfully, the Brutal Doom mod fixes this and, you encounter regular Doom enemies in the Freedoom levels!

Support The Series 🚀

If you’d like to support the channel & website directly, consider checking out my Patreon! Becoming a Patron is a bit more commitment, but we offer really cool perks, rewards, and goals!

If you want to support with minimal effort, consider using our affiliate links. For example, here’s one for the mechanical keypad I use. It’s a super great keypad for gaming. If you use that link, it supports the channel!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the site! Look forward to more cool gaming series soon!

Introducing the Egee.io Blog

If you’ve lurked around our Discord server, you’ll probably know that I’ve been talking about the Egee.io website for a long time. Well, folks, the new site is finally here! 🥳

But most importantly, there’s an official blog now, too!

The Medium page is being repurposed to be more targeted towards coders and programming in general, which works better with Medium’s platform and article discovery model.

I wrote an article on Medium about my thoughts, and my feelings are the same. Medium is a good platform for some things.

What’s To Come

The original Egee.io website was a Ghost blog. And before that, it was a WordPress blog (under a different name).

Look forward to the Distro Delves series making an appearance here on the blog and some other series that were initially meant as YouTube videos but will be written as blog posts instead.

I’m excited about returning to that simpler time when I spent less time making videos on YouTube and wrote blog posts and played video games.

Making videos for the Distro Delves series has shown me that there’s a minimal amount of information that I can pack into a 10 minute YouTube video. Many interesting things get cut from the videos due to time constraints.

Perpetual Construction

I’ve waffled about whether the website should be a “landing site” for the community and whether it should have a blog attached to it at all.

I have also spent too much time considering what language & framework the website should be written in. This indirectly caused a half-dozen rewrites, which basically produced nothing.

I forced myself to just finish the website by the end of November 2019. And I’m happy with the site, but there are always improvements to be made. 🛠️

The current iteration of the website is built with Jekyll and uses styling heavily inspired by Bulma and Cirrus.

How To Support The Site

Currently, I run Egee.io at a deficit. Simply put, it costs me more money to operate our game servers & website than I receive from ads, donations, and partnerships.

If you want to support us with minimal effort, consider using our affiliate links for things like the latest deals on Computers & Accessories over on Amazon. Using our affiliate links is a super-easy way of supporting the community!

If you want to support us directly, consider checking out our Patreon! Becoming a Patron is a bit more commitment, but we offer really cool perks, rewards, and goals!

Thank You 🚀

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the site! And stay tuned for some great content very soon!