Syndicate explains why The Minecraft Project Season 4 is ending already

Published: 19/Feb/2020 15:36

by David Purcell


The revival of Thomas ‘Syndicate’ Cassell’s popular series ‘The Minecraft Project’ didn’t last long as the YouTuber revealed Season 4 has come to an end already, after just 11 episodes. 

Fans of the popular content creator might have been expecting a lot more than what they actually got when he first announced it would be coming back, returning with episode #401 on January 21.

With previous seasons generating a boatload of interest, not many viewers would have expected the series to reach a conclusion so shortly after being resurrected. The Season 4 video figures weren’t anything to scoff at, either, attracting over 400,000 views for the first episode, although that tally did drop to just over 100,000 for episode 11.

Syndicate's The Minecraft Project.
TheSyndicateProject YouTube
The Minecraft Project first started out in 2011.

In response to questions from fans wondering when he was going to be creating more Minecraft Project content for his YouTube channel, Syndicate addressed those concerns directly in a video post on February 17.

“I filmed 11 episodes, a bonus episode, I completed my tick list – apart from building a lighthouse – and I specifically said in episode 411 that was it for now,” he said during the video.

Syndicate continued: “I try to make one video a week on this channel, every Monday for your faces, with something different, something unique. I don’t want to just keep pumping out episode after episode after episode.”

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Big changes are coming up in Minecraft, including the Nether Update, but Syndicate’s weekly project is now over.

In addition these The Minecraft Project episodes, the British content creator has also been providing fans with daily blogs – apart from on Sundays – and claimed that it would be impossible to balance that schedule with the series, without impacting the quality and “detail” of the videos.

During the video, he explained that he’s really thankful for the positive response from fans, particularly those who have watched previous seasons and came back for the new content as well but has no desire to keep the project going into the future.


For those looking for more Minecraft content from Syndicate, however, he did provide some reassurance.

He added: “I don’t want to be pumping episode after episode after episode out, I just don’t want it. I would rather make an episode when I feel like it, a bonus clip here, a bonus clip there, maybe a random one for a Minecraft video, but not daily content.”

One example of future Minecraft content that he said fans should look out for, however, would be him trying out the new Nether Update, which is expected to be released by Mojang across all platforms in the coming months. Until then, here’s everything you need to know about it, including new biomes, blocks, materials and more.


xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.