Maximillian Dood is already one of the most prolific fighting game YouTubers, but it seems he has plans to grow his channel even farther in the new year.
The YouTuber has been reflecting on his last ten years of content creation on the platform with a series going over the major events and videos that he produced each year of the decade.
When he finished the series, his latest release focused on the upcoming year, things that Max is looking forward to and a somewhat surprising admission from the fighting game aficionado.
The main thrust of the video is simple: Maximillian is tired. He’s been working at his channel solo, editing videos largely on his own. Specifically he noted that some of the content that he produced did not even end up going live on the channel.
As such, he announced that he would actually be somewhat taking his hands of the reins of creating videos on his own, rather letting someone else do the grunt work while he continues to appear in videos.
“I’m going to relax my viceroy grip on the channel, and allow for a little bit more consistency,” Maximillian said. “It’s tough for me to say that, but I’m just going to pay someone else to do it.
“It may not be the best for me monetarily, but I think it’s a lot healthier for things that are meant to end up on YouTube actually making the translation to the channel.”
And before you fighting game fans worry, this actually should result in more content, not less.
Maximillian reflected that he’d already done this with his other joint channel Yo!Videogames back in 2013 with longtime collaborator Simmons, who was able to transition that into his full-time career.
At that time, Max was not only working his channel, but also managing Yo!Videogames and would sometimes edit as many as nine videos a day.
As it stands, when Max was being consistent, he was editing as many as 60 videos a month, or an average of two per day.
“With this year being an incredible year for me, I just can’t keep going as I have been,” Max lamented. “I am burnt the f**k out, which is why there hasn’t been a ton of consistent videos. […] I think this decision has been overdue for about three years.”
If anything, this announcement seems to have re-energized Maximillian as he heads into the new decade.
Maximillian has been creating content for the fighting game community since 2011, when he became well known for the Assist Me series around the launch of Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
While this series (and most of his scripted content) has been discontinued, his reactions, breakdowns of ongoing events in the fighting game community, and streams have become renowned.
They have become respected as one of the best sources of fighting game news and opinions that are held up by the community at large for discussion, if not outright agreement.
It seems that this will not change, and his legend will only grow as we move into the roaring 20s.