Hi humans. Time for another stream recap from last night’s Tetris Arena Live broadcast. If you encounter any problems with the embedded player above, or if you want to watch it without the Twitch.TV watermark in the corner, go to http://www.twitch.tv/harddrop/b/312640039. I opened the stream with a great start, actually having an introduction this time, rather than accidentally switching over to my webcam and not realizing it until someone told me half a minute later that the stream was already running. I also got my audio fixed, so it’s back to high quality, rather than being engulfed in static like it was last week. Unfortunately, the great success didn’t last, as, shortly into the stream, I started having massive lag issues and nobody could see what was going on. Strangely, my audio and background music was going through the stream perfectly fine, but the video was only updating about once every few seconds. The problem was that I had no idea what was going on or how to fix it. After fiddling around with my XSplit settings for a little while, I started closing background processes, hoping that something will randomly make it work again. Nothing seemed to work, but out of nowhere, people started telling me that the stream was working fine again, so we kept on going on. I opened the stream by shoutcasting a six-person free-for-all match, but after a while, the room decided it would freeze. I transitioned on into a one-on-one room, and shortly after an hour into streaming, I invited one of my friends, who goes by Ukrainian4Life, to co-cast with me via Skype. A little over an hour and a half into the stream, I joined the queue in the one-on-one room and started playing against Paul676 while Ukrainian4Life casted my matches. Ukrainian4Life then joined to play a few matches against me, and just before closing the stream, I played a handful of one-on-one matches against vipjun. I streamed for only two hours this week rather than three because I have a lot of academic-related stuff coming up this following week, and I need to spend as much time studying and preparing. (I’ll probably be going into more details about upcoming academic stuff in a future blog post.) Also, on a slightly related note, the week after this coming week, I will be on spring break, so I will most likely be taking a short vacation from broadcasting. I’m not 100% sure yet, though, so I’ll post an update on my website and on Twitter when I find out for sure. Update: It has been brought to my attention that a few people are having problems accessing the Twitch.TV recordings, both as embedded players and on the actual website. To accomodate for these issues (and because it’s good to have footage archived in multiple locations anyway), I have uploaded a copy of the recording to YouTube as well, and have embedded it below. Please only use YouTube to view the video if you are having problems with Twitch.TV, so I can use the view count on YouTube to get a better idea of how many people are unable to watch via Twitch.TV.