I'm Solanias and I'm a new speedrunner! I had been considering picking up speedrunning for ages, but seeing Darkman do the Strider tutorial in a VOD recently made me want to finally start doing it. Professionally, I work as the Lead Video Editor for MMOHuts.com, managing and producing content for their YT channel. I'm also one-half of another stream called TheBottomTier over on Mixer, which you should definitely check out. I'm a musician and college student most of the time. I play a fairly large number of instruments and love to sing. Much like one of my favorite runners, CovertMuffin, I too love getting excited about literally everything, so just prepare for that.
The rules are simple: 1. Be cool to each other. I won't tolerate any kind of hate speech, vitriol, or other things of that nature. 2. I appreciate advice, so feel free to offer it if you think it will help, but if I'm playing a game I've never played before, avoid spoilers! 3. Have fun and get excited!
My major goals for speedrunning right now are to get a sub-4 minute time on Strider (NES) and then look toward picking up something a little different. Considering Mega Man 2 or Bastion. My smaller goals for Strider are to master Airstralia zip (or as close to mastering as is possible, given how tricky it is) and to clean up my boss fights.
My PC Specs: I7-7700k 4.5 GHz 16 GB DDR4 RAM 750GB 72000 RPM HDD 2TB USB 3.0 External Drive EVGA 960 GTX My Streaming/Recording Setup: Rode NT-1 Microphone Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface Avermedia LiveGamer Extreme capture card (for modern consoles) Startech USB3HDCAP capture card (for retro consoles) Canon Vixia RF 800 1080p60 Camcorder