Joyful Friday, Guardians! Welcome again to certainly one of our favourite segments on Bungie.web, this week’s Neighborhood Highlight! This week we’re speaking to content material creator who has a reasonably wholesome day job, Kujay!
Hiya Kujai! Thanks for taking the time to talk with us! So let’s begin with just a little background. Who’re you, what are your pronouns and the place are you from?
Hiya, my title is Kujaj (he/she). I’m an plane designer by day and a Destiny content material creator by night time! I grew up in a small city in jap Kansas earlier than finally transferring to Southern California after faculty.
Wait, an plane designer? Yeah, we’ll have to the touch on that in a second. However first, what bought you into taking part in video games and creating content material?
I bought into gaming at a really younger age, once I was solely 4 years outdated. I had simply began kindergarten, and there was a Tremendous Nintendo that every one the children might play with. The primary sport I ever performed was Yoshi’s Island (nonetheless a tremendous sport to at the present time!), and good lord, I used to be immediately hooked! Quick ahead about 20 years, and after transferring to SoCal, I discovered myself with a LOT extra free time than I used to be used to throughout faculty (aeronautical engineering topics aren’t any joke!). Then shortly after Rise of Iron launched, a streaming buddy of mine began egging me on to check out streaming for myself. After pushing it for a number of months, I lastly gave in and acquired a PS4 webcam. I came upon that streaming is numerous enjoyable (and one thing I am actually good at), a lot in order that I have been doing it for nearly six years!
That seems like my each day concern. 😊 Okay, large query right here – how on the planet do you stability each a full-time job and content material creation?
Over time it has been troublesome to stability my skilled profession with the content material creation facet of my life. Within the early years, I streamed A LOT extra, stepping into streams each Friday via Monday (normally involving numerous assist from Trials of Osiris!). Nevertheless, because the years glided by and the duties of my day job began to extend, I began to scale back the quantity of content material I put out. I’ve began to focus extra on YouTube previously two years as a result of it is one thing I can do “piecemeal” versus having the digicam rolling for a reside stream. And on the Twitch facet of the home, I am principally a “weekend warrior” now, solely streaming on Saturdays and Sundays. It has been laborious juggling either side of my life, however it’s additionally been INCREDIBLY rewarding. How many individuals can design airplanes in the course of the week after which come dwelling to a profitable stream and YouTube channel on the weekend? That is one thing I do not take as a right!
Gosh, that seems like such a wild journey, and also you appear to have accomplished such a fantastic job sustaining it. So that you talked about Yoshi’s Island, however how did you discover it? Destiny?
So, curiously, I really took a reasonably lengthy break from gaming when Destiny got here to name. After consuming the hell out of Skyrim my senior yr of highschool, I did not play a lot in any respect throughout my freshman or sophomore years of school. Nevertheless, I used to be drawn in by the PS4 remaster of The Final of Us (AMAZING sport btw!), which I by no means bought an opportunity to play when it initially launched. After which, as ‘destiny’ (wink), a number of days after it ended The final of usi bought an e-mail from sony inviting me to play the upcoming one Destiny alpha. I used to be all the time greater than a Name of responsibility child rising up however a lot of my childhood associates had been MASSIVE Halo the followers. After I requested them about Bungie’s subsequent mission with Destinyeverybody inspired me to attempt it, describing the sport as a fusion of Name of responsibility, Haloand “Area Skyrim.” I made a decision to attempt the alpha quickly after, and I used to be instantly hooked. The gunplay was by far the perfect I’ve ever skilled. And now, greater than eight years later, I am nonetheless helplessly hooked on Destiny as a result of I landed within the Cosmodrome for the primary time.
Sooner or later participant, I need to see him! What sort of content material do you need to give attention to when streaming or making movies?
I need to give attention to the endgame content material inside Destiny, with a spotlight extra on the PvP facet, be it Trials of Osiris or Iron Banner. I additionally love GM Nightfalls and raids, and I particularly benefit from the experiences of the primary day of raiding with my group!
That is tremendous superior! Endgame content material may be so difficult, so it is very nice to see content material creators such as you serving to to show and shepherd others. For these newer gamers, what’s one thing you want you knew earlier than you began, or a minimum of at the start Destiny a visit?
Truthfully, I want somebody had instructed me how completely I used to be going to soak myself in Destiny universe and the broader Bungie group. How am I nonetheless taking part in the identical sport after eight years?! Hahaha, simply kidding =). However in all seriousness, I might prefer to understand how essential it’s to discover a strong group of individuals to play with Destiny with. I performed solo for an honest period of time throughout vanilla D1 earlier than discovering my strategy to the LFG (Trying For Group) web sites. If I hadn’t been captured by the magic of the OG Vault of Glass, there is a good likelihood I might have stopped taking part in Destiny throughout these early days. The sport is infinitely extra enjoyable to play when you’ve associates to leap into tougher content material and bounce builds and concepts with. Due to this, I am extremely excited that Guardian Ranks and Fireteam Finder are coming to the sport Destiny 2 subsequent yr. I believe they may function catalysts for 1000’s of gamers to start out forming their very own buddy teams and unlock the true “endgame” of Destiny.
Hiya sure! With endgame content material being your focus, do you’ve any recommendation for gamers seeking to enhance their abilities as a participant?
In case you are somebody who desires to dive deeper into finish sport experiences in Destiny and enhance your abilities, the best possible factor to do is attain out to different gamers and begin constructing a bunch of associates to play with Destiny with. Whereas Destiny may be performed solo. Teamwork actually makes the dream work, and you will grow to be a greater participant over time once you collaborate with different like-minded individuals.
Okay, time to ask, who’s your essential character and favourite subclass?
I am in all probability going to attract numerous ire right here, however Hunter is my essential character, and I have been hopelessly hooked on Stompees for 5 years now. Going again to Trendy Warfare 2, my favourite strategy to play FPS video games has all the time been pace, pace and extra pace! To that finish, I’m completely in love with Arc 3.0 Hunter. Pace Booster is simply *chef kiss* and Gathering Storm may be the good tremendous within the sport proper now. I used the principle Arcstrider from seasons 2 to eight, so coming dwelling to my outdated child with Arc 3.0 was wonderful!
Oh yeah, rushing in video video games is all the time enjoyable! 😊 What sort of vibe does your channel preserve?
My channel tends to stroll the road between entertaining and academic. In a second, we’ll dive deep into the science of Destiny universe and begin speculating about future tales to return. Then within the subsequent, one thing utterly ridiculous will occur inside the Crucible match (on the expense of my opponent OR myself, each of which occur usually!). We’ll usually speak about builds or the state of the sport as an entire, all whereas protecting issues fairly mild with numerous laughs alongside the way in which. Identical to the stability between my work life and content material creation, my channel thrives on its duality between schooling and leisure.
Enjoyable and academic whereas protecting him wholesome? Appears like my place!
Okay, time to wrap up our interview, however I needed to ask since you’ve been actually inspiring to this point in our dialog. What’s one factor you need to make certain each New Gentle is aware of as they be a part of the Guardian ranks?
With the continued New Gentle expertise, you’ll be able to really feel overwhelming after finishing your introduction to the Cosmodrome. You’re summoned to Towe, and offered with quest after quest after quest. My recommendation can be to select simply ONE of these quests and go at it alone. By the point you have accomplished the primary quest, there is a good likelihood you may have tried new weapons, power-ups a bit, and usually gotten a really feel for the sport cycle of Destiny. And as soon as most individuals get that far, the sport alone is sufficient to get them hooked!
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And at last, the place can individuals discover you?
I stream on Twitch each Saturday and Sunday morning, with the occasional YouTube video add. I’m additionally very lively within the nation of Twitterwith numerous sizzling and humorous to maintain nearly everybody entertained!
Keep artful, Guardians!