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Where's the best place to peep leaves?
Folks- what are the leaves like where you are?? I know there are LEAF COLOR maps, theories, and chats, but the rain seems to beat some of the leaf shows to death. We’re currently focusing on dipping in and out of some local trails here in Ohio, but the color isn’t terribly good. It’s like mostly green green green, and then you either get a red tree or a split on red/green.
A handful by my job were starting to get some nice color- and then it poured a lot over the weekend, and they are completely naked.
Let’s jump into the past week!
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🏕️ Hashtag Survival Catchup
📝 Our Notion game directory is still under construction. You can view the work-in-progress database at this link. (The link is new.)
Feedback is incredibly welcome, so hop into the comments or contact me on Discord. The database is still a WIP, so most primary page filtering is inactive. ‘Altered States’ and ‘Upcoming’ views/games are done!
📝 Decided to make the Hashtag Survival Subreddit something I post to once a week, barring the need to post something DRAMATIC and TIME SENSITIVE. It makes it easier to maintain.
💻 I massively overhauled the Discord server, though much of it was on the backend. The roles were cleaned up, with some roles combined and some killed, and adjusted some role colors. I spawned a few channels for specific roles. I updated the membership and GAW body count goals several times this week. I removed all lists from the Curator page; they’ll return once the Notion database is done. I also redid the ‘About"‘ page on Substack, turning it into an onboarding post. (Great for linking!) I also started messing with the Instagram account again.
💻 Articles this week!
❣️Noteworthy Last Week
⌛ Infection Free Zone has released their Prologue! The Hashtag team loved our time in the demo during Next Fest. Fractured Veil delayed Early Access (which we reported!), but though they mentioned it on their social platforms, they forgot to mention it on Steam, and there was some bitching in the comments. Womp womp. There are no patch/content drops that wowed me, though many games implement holiday/Halloween content, so if you’re a WoW player, be sure to pop in to do the Headless Horseman.
⌛ Polylithic will enter Early Access on November 9th. I’m working on some ideas for content drops and schedules to start after the database is complete since that’s sucking up attention and energy. Multiple folks have asked about putting the Podcast onto YouTube to help outreach, which is a great idea, and I had Becca make me a default background image to pair with the audio. Maybe for Season 2, I’ll try and edit some videos together, but that would require me to film a LOT, and I just don’t have the video available currently.
🎵 Music: I’ve swapped music with quite a few of you on the server, so I figured I’d get a playlist put together that I can share in my eventual POI. Also, I made it on YouTube because the videos are half the fun.
➡️ Most Used: Notion. Not just because of the HtS database, but for my content roadmap, personal projects, and more.
📚 Fun Consumption: I traded a bunch of DSLR equipment I haven’t used in ages and picked up a DJI action camera. I snagged an interior car mount and a neck mount, and I plan to bring them with us on hikes and road trips this fall. So far, it’s been super interesting to work on/figure out! Expect many future video snippets. It can apparently be attached to the outside of the car for some incredible footage.
Am I that brave. Hmm.
🎮 Game: Now that our community SCUM server is back up, I’ve also been hankering to get back into DayZ. It scratches my RP itch for some reason. (Plus Boomlay makes the best mods.)
#️⃣ Best Hashtag Moment: SnowBee’s awesome shoutout (timestamped link) in his most recent video. Did you know we featured SnowBee in our Acquired Tastes article a few weeks ago?