Plans for the Rest of 2015

EmperorTigerstar continues to grow and it was a great summer! Thank you to everyone who watched my videos and supported me! What’s in store for the rest of 2015?

Well, I’ll be starting college and will be a bit busier, but still expect new videos. As for major projects, there is a small one for October and a larger one for November. In addition, there will be a collaboration with another YouTube channel that will probably also come out in the Winter. Who is it? What will it be? You’ll have to wait and find out.

Also I’m debating on whether to continue doing videos about reading comments or personal ones like my favorite music. Please do comment if you want to hear more. Perhaps I could do them bi-monthly on Mondays or something similar. Finally, I keep on putting off a series on the Cold War and I promise I’ll get to it. I’ll try to do it over the fall and maybe I’ll do that instead of reading comments or talking about my favorite music. I just need the time to record audio, which is surprisingly difficult to find.

Let’s hope for the best!

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2015 EmperorTigerstar Fan Census Results

Well, it’s been a week and as promised, here are the results! We had a turnout of 819 responses! Thank you to everyone who participated! Remember that the first three questions were the only required ones so some questions may not have 819 answers.

1. Which age group are you in?

Younger than 13: 57 (6.96%)

13 – 15: 330 (40.29%)

16 – 18: 279 (34.07%)

19 – 22: 97 (11.84%)

23 – 30: 37 (4.52%)

41 – 55: 6 (0.73%)

Older than 55: 2 (0.24%)

Bit surprised. I thought the average age would be a tiny bit higher.

2. Which region of the world are you from?

USA and Canada: 344 (42%)

Europe (excluding former USSR): 335 (40.9%)

Asia (excluding former USSR and the Middle-East): 37 (4.52%)

Former USSR: 25 (3.05%)

Australia and the Pacific Islands: 25 (3.05%)

The Middle-East: 24 (2.93%)

South America: 19 (2.32%)

Central America and the Caribbean: 7 (0.85%)

Africa: 3 (0.37%)

Cool to know I have viewers in all locations around the globe. Not surprised by how heavily the viewership is from the US and Europe though.

3. What do you follow EmperorTigerstar on? (Check all that apply)

YouTube (as a subscriber): 748 (91.33%)

YouTube (watcher, not subscriber): 81 (9.89%)

Twitter: 35 (4.27%)

Reddit: 35 (4.27%)

Google Plus: 33 (4.03%)

Blog: 22 (2.69%)

Once again, not too surprised. If you want to follow me in the other places besides YouTube, here are some links:

Twitter     Reddit   Google Plus

4. How often do you comment on my videos?

Only if I have something important to say: 376 (46.36%)

Never, I have nothing to say: 243 (29.96%)

Some videos: 108 (13.32%)

Never, I am unable to comment: 43 (5.3%)

Most Videos: 28 (3.45%)

Every Video / Multiple Times Per Video: 13 (1.61%)

Brings a whole new meaning to “silent majority” doesn’t it?

5. Where do you find news about my channel?

A YouTube announcement video: 666 (82.43%)

Reddit: 23 (2.85%)

Twitter: 21 (2.6%)

Friends: 11 (1.36%)

Blog: 9 (1.11%)

Other: 171 (21.16%)

My videos the subject among friends? Cool.

6. If I did a monthly news update on my blog, would you be interested and read it?

I wouldn’t read it all the time, but sure!: 387 (47.78%)

Meh. I don’t care.: 186 (22.96%)

Yes! I’d actively read it: 143 (17.65%)

No: 94 (11.6%)

I think I will do a monthly update thing on here along with YouTube announcement videos if it’s serious enough. It’ll be easy that way.

7.  Gender?

Male: 791 (97.41%)

Female: 11 (1.35%)

Other / Questioning: 10 (1.23%)

The overwhelmingly male population of my viewership is not a surprise but it is a bit disheartening. Oh well.

8. How did you first hear about my channel?

I discovered it on my own: 701 (85.8%)

Another YouTuber: 70 (8.57%)

Reddit: 14 (1.71%)

Shown to me during class at school: 10 (1.22%)

A friend: 3 (0.37%)

A family member: 2 (0.24%)

Other: 17 (2.08%)

Just the fact that my channel is being discovered at all makes me very grateful.

9. Check if the answer is yes: Have you ever…?

Suggested my channel or a video to someone else: 370 (69.94%)

Openly called yourself a fan of my channel: 303 (57.28%)

Seen my videos at school: 108 (20.42%)

Round round get around. I get around, yeah. *plays Beach Boys music*

10. So, which of my channels do you watch and how much do you watch them?

EmperorTigerstar:

Highest answer: PLEASE MAKE MORE!!!: 466 (57.32%)

Lowest answer: Not my thing: 1 (0.12%)

EmperorTigerstarAlt:

Highest answer: I didn’t know that this channel existed: 342 (42.96%)

Lowest answer: I watch practically every video: 70 (8.79%)

EmperorTigerstar 2:

Highest answer: I didn’t know that this channel existed: 477 (61.23%)

Lowest answer: PLEASE MAKE MORE!!!: 16 (2.05%)

Yes, I do have two other channels. Not as active as my main one, but if you do want to subscribe…… EmperorTigerstarAlt       EmperorTigerstar 2

11. Have you ever used Patreon?

No, but I wish I could: 280 (34.65%)

No, not interested: 278 (34.41%)

I have no idea what this is: 231 (28.59%)

Yes: 19 (2.35%)

I do take donations through my Patreon. Obviously I’ll keep making videos without them, so don’t be worried. But I do appreciate those who do donate.

12. On YouTube I watch a lot of…

Most common answer: Gaming channels: 567 (69.74%)

Least common: Vlog channels 147 (18.08%)

No surprise.

13. How do you learn that I have another video out? (Check all that apply)

Subscriber feed on YouTube: 671 (82.53%)

I just go to the channel page: 308 (37.88%)

Email from YouTube: 103 (12.67%)

Twitter: 18 (2.21%)

Reddit: 18 (2.21%)

Other: 45 (4.31%)

Glad to know the subscription feed works for a lot of you. Some channels complain of problems from it.

14. Would you use my videos as educational material for others?

Yes! 450 (55.42%)

Possibly: 296 (36.45%)

No: 32 (3.94%)

Unsure: 34 (4.19%)

My goal is to have educational videos so the fact that the majority of you are willing to use them for such is really awesome.

15. Do you make YouTube videos?

Never have: 463 (57.09%)

No, but I used to: 159 (19.61%)

Yes, but not actively: 151 (18.62%)

Yes! Often!: 38 (4.69%)

Glad to meet other content creators.

16. How many followers do you have on YouTube?

Most common range: 0 – 50: 677 (87.69%)

Least common range: 5,001 – 20,000:  0  (0%)

One person said they had over a million subscribers. Either they’re trolling or HOLY CRAP AWESOME! I want to know who you are!

17. Should I make more or less of this?

Empire/Country Videos: MORE

Everyday videos: MORE

Alternate history videos: MORE

I’ll be happy to make MORE.

18. How much time a day do you spend…?

Reading books or magazines:

Most common answer: 0 – 1 hours a day: 379 (49.22%)

Using the internet:

Most common answer: 4 – 6 hours a day: 308 (38.64%)

Playing video games:

Most common answer: 352 (45.13%)

Reading is great. You should do more of it! 😛

19. How interesting are these areas of history?

Ok, there were a lot of options for this. So, most popular area on average was wars and diplomacy. Least popular was economic history.

20. How much do these time periods interest you?

Lot of options like for 19. Most popular was the World Wars era. Least popular was Ancient History up to 500 BC.

21. How much do these locations in history interest you?

Most popular option was European history while the least popular option was Pre-columbian North American History.

22. Remember those lecture videos I made over Europe 1815 – 1914? Did you like those?

Haven’t seen them: 330 (40.79%)

Yes! Loved them!: 291 (35.97%)

They were ok: 178 (22%)

I didn’t like them: 10 (1.24%)

23. Other lecture ideas (besides the Cold War, which I plan to do) that you’d find interesting?

German History 1750 – Present: 578 (73.82%)

Evolution of Warfare: 481 (61.43%)

American Civil War: 258 (32.95%)

Looks like I’ll do the German one. At least once I get to making the one over the Cold War.

24. Overall, how would you rate my channel on the following? (Out of 10)

Alternate history storylines: 7.24 / 10

My more text-heavy videos: 6.78 / 10

My every ______ videos: 8.55 / 10

Overall aesthetic: 7.9 / 10

Music used, when I use it: 8.12 / 10

How often I make my content: 7.16 / 10

My channel overall: 8.84 / 10

Glad to know i’m doing well. Thank you to everyone who took the survey!

Thank you very much for taking the survey!

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20,000 Viewer’s Choice Allowed Remake List

If you want a remake of an old video of mine, here are the subjects I’ve done that you can ask for a remake.

Empires and Nations

Russia / Russian Empire

Seljuk Empire

Switzerland

Papal States

The Crusader States

Israel

Saudi Arabia

Germany / German Empire

Teutonic Order

United States of America

The Caliphate (Rashidun and Umayyads)

Romania

Modern Greece

Mexico

Czechoslovakia

The Japanese Empire

Sweden

Qin Dynasty of China

The Delhi Sultanate

Empire of Alexander the Great

The Timurid Empire

Albania

Wars

American Revolution

US Military Intervention in Central America

The Spanish-American War

First Sino-Japanese War

The Chaco War

The Iran-Iraq War

The War of the Pacific

The Falklands War

100 Years War

The Schleswig Wars

The Winter War

The Persian Gulf War

The Ifni War

The Italo-Turkish War

The Greco-Turkish War

The Sino-Indian War

The Polish-Soviet War

Other Topics

Northeast Asia 1900 – Present

NATO

OPEC

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VideoMaps and BlankAtlas Survey Results

Well, here are the results of the survey over my websites VideoMaps and The Blank Atlas.

Thank you everyone for participating. Not all questions required an answer so not all of them had the same amount of answers. In addition, this survey wasn’t expected to change anything too much unless there was absolutely overwhelming demand.

VideoMaps Portion:

1. For VideoMaps, since I made the word, I figured I should define what the word means. For a basic definition, I used: “A VideoMapper is a YouTuber who makes animated maps about real-life historical events or plausible alternate history scenarios based off of past events.” Do you think this is a fair BASIC definition?

Yes: 325 (89.0%)

No: 40 (11.0%)

This question was important. I made the word so I can make the definition and I thought it was fair. But there was a complaint so I wanted to make sure.

2. I also added some specifications to determine what counts as a videomap and what does not. Here are some special types of videos that aren’t just history videos like mine. Please state if you think it should count as a videomap or not.

Ok so there were three options people could pick. The most common answer will be shown for each type of video.

Alternate History: Totally a type of videomap. (282,  78.3%)

I already considered this a type of videomap. Glad people agree.

Future maps: Totally a type of videomap. (231,  64.9%)

I disagree with this still because the future isn’t history. At least alternate history is set in the past and based off of past historical events. Future events don’t require much consideration past 10 years or so and don’t have much legitimacy in my eyes. Maybe the idea is that VideoMaps implies any map that is a video, which is a misconception admittedly. But for now, I can’t say that I will count future videos. I know this issue is divisive in the community and it will probably stay like that.

Talking maps (Old MrOwner&Pwner Style): Totally a type of videomap (154,  43.9%)

No. Sorry, but, countries lighting up and “talking” dialogue doesn’t count as a videomap. Future I can sort of see an argument but this is a completely different style of mapping. Now that I think about it, several future videos use this type of style too. In addition, these mappers (and futurers) already have their own group and this group is too different.

3. I had a forum for videomaps and I’m making a new one. But do you guys want one? Would you use it?

Yes: 160 (44.8%)

No: 25 (7%)

I don’t care: (48.2%)

The first forums weren’t super active and they do take time to make even with easy service websites so if most people don’t care I might not make one but it’s pretty divided so I’ll still consider it.

BlankAtlas portion:

4. I currently have it set up to where maps are organized in folders based off of the location of the map. You can see who uploaded the map on the actual page of the map. I do not give artists their own exclusive folders because then similar maps aren’t as easy to find. Do you think this is fair to keep it sorted by LOCATION and not ARTIST?

Yes: 229 (72.5%)

No: 21 (6.6%)

Indifferent 66 (20.9%)

People search for the map, not the artist who made the map. Artists can give themselves credit by adding their name in the description when they upload the map. Unfortunately the website builder I use doesn’t support tags so it’s either display the maps by location or artist and I chose location. Glad the majority agree.

5. There are some rules on what maps you can and cannot upload. I want you to rate on how much you agree with these rules.

I gave choices ranging from strongly disagree to strongly agree. The top 2 answers will be shown for the rule.

Alternate History maps are allowed but separated to be in their own folder.

Strongly Agree: 159 (51.0%)

Agree: 124 (39.74%)

Glad you agree with the separation.

No future maps.

Neutral: 89 (28.7%)

Strongly Disagree: 60 (19.35%)

This one was surprisingly divided. The third highest was actually strongly agree with 18.1%. I think that people are going to want accurate maps and even alternate history maps are a stretch for me if they’re not from popular culture. People are going to be searching for accurate historical or modern maps and future maps would just clutter the limited space I have on the website.

No flag maps, as they are not blank maps.

Neutral: 104 (34.0%)

Agree: 61 (19.9%)

A bit divided as well but not as much as the future maps. The site is called the BLANK atlas. Blank maps are what it has. Flag maps aren’t blank in my eyes. The maps are meant to be easily color-edited on programs like paint and flags don’t make the maps like that.

Maps with color are allowed if the colors are solid and uniform.

Strongly agree: 140 (45.2%)

Agree: 89 (28.71%)

A common sense rule. Glad we agree.

6. For specifically flag maps, I don’t allow them because I. It’s not blank II. It’s not easy to edit them with a single click like maps with color and III. A website about blank maps doesn’t need maps that aren’t blank. Do you think it’s unfair I don’t include flag maps?

Totally fair: 90 (29.4%)

Unfair: 35 (11.4%)

Maybe give them their own folder like with alternate history maps?: 181 (59.2%)

Maybe I’d give flag maps their own folder…I don’t want to because it’s the BLANK atlas, but I’ll consider it.

Thanks again for taking the survey. Overall the people are satisfied with both websites and more people are using them, which is wonderful. Thanks for helping their growth.

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VideoMaps is Back Online

Videomaps is finally back after being worked on. There are some notable changes in both who’s featured on there as well as site features. A major problem was that on the criteria to become a videomapper, you needed videomaps as your main focus. However I failed to specify how constantly you needed to keep making them to remain a videomapper. Consequently some featured users who haven’t made a legitimate video map in over a year or have declared that they are finished with videomaps have been removed. In addition, a charts page has been created where you can see stats of the top videomappers.

http://www.videomaps.webs.com

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Videomaps Under Construction

Videomaps never went how I visioned it, so it is currently under construction and being changed. Instead of being a news site about the world of videomappers, it will be more of a website that represents videomappers by being in a sense a glossary of videomappers, like an online phonebook in a way. There will still be forums. Hopefully I’ll get things done soon.

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Updates for 2015!

It has been a while since a major blog post on here. Sorry. But since the year 2014 is basically over, here’s a post on what to overall expect for 2015. Naturally things will change but this is mostly meant for stuff for the first part of the year.

EmperorTigerstar

For my main YouTube channel, things will kick back as usual come New Years. As I already announced, World War II in the Pacific: Every Day will be uploaded on that day thus finally completing World War II every day videos. I’m going to try to have a special video (like more every-days, rise and fall of empires, etc.) on the 1st of each month while having normal simple explanation videos in between. I want to make an animated map for EVERY possible historical event that can be accurately mapped so there’s still so much to go. There are also a few important anniversaries in 2015 that will call for some videos. As for what they are, you’ll have to wait and see. As for now, I have all videos planned/scheduled up to May as of now, so if you request something I’m sorry to say that if it’s not on the list, don’t expect it for a while.

EmperorTigerstarAlt

For my alternate history YouTube channel, things will stay the same except for one thing: As requested, I’ll try to have it to where I pick two or three scenarios and you guys vote on which one you want (or at least which one you’ll see first as I’ll make them all eventually). Odds are a voting selection will be for each month. Expect a more regular schedule of at least one scenario a month (so like 2 – 3 videos on average) beginning in January although for now I can’t say when.

EmperorTigerstar2

Yeah, my other channel that for now is basically “other stuff I do”. I’ll try to make more music as it’s fun. But don’t expect an album a month or something. My first album was two months in the making and I want to try to make the quality of the music sound better. As for minecraft stuff, don’t expect any lets plays of any kind. Just an occasional video of me bragging about my accomplishments on there. XD Will there be other videos posted on there? Perhaps, but for now I can’t think of anything else.

The Blank Atlas

I just did a huge reorganization of the maps and made new rules/guidelines for posting maps. Here’s a post I recently made about that which contains the rules. Read them after you read this.

Last time I checked, (the day I posted this) there are a total of 359 maps, much larger than I ever hoped. There are also 93 members! Thank you to everyone who joined and contributed the maps. I hope that the website helps mappers in finding good blank maps.

VideoMaps

Yeah…this website didn’t quite go as planned. I never really kept up with the blog talking about new videos from every mapper. Keeping track of all the mappers is a very hard task too. There’s a lot more than you think. That’s why the major videomappers list has subscriber requirements to be on there. I’ll keep the website for now but don’t expect anything major on it besides the occasional updating of the list. However, the forums are doing pretty well if you want to post on there.

My Forums

Man these forums are hardly active at all. I only keep them in the hopes that they might. The heading is a link to them by the way. You should sign up if you want to chat there. XD

 

2014 was an amazing year! I passed 10,000 subs on YouTube, got my first video over 2.5 million views, several others past 100,000 views, and overall had the best year on YouTube. As for another update, as you probably have noticed, on my popular videos I have added ads so I can make some YouTube revenue and I’m happy to say that thanks to you guys I am earning money so I can save up money for college, car stuff, and so on. With your guys’ amazing support I might be able to eventually have a living off of this channel altogether. Regardless, I plan to continue this channel for a long, long, time.

Have a wonderful New Year.

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