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  • The Gameplay Cave
    The Gameplay Cave 2 meses atrás +6170

    Slowly this channel is turning into a meta analysis channel and I am here for it

    • Shiro
      Shiro Mês atrás

      Time to learn it then just keep it in my head not uploading a single video

    • Jayson K Stone
      Jayson K Stone 2 meses atrás


    • SuperT
      SuperT 2 meses atrás

      reminds me of JackSucksAtLife going through analytics

    • Nicholas Ward
      Nicholas Ward 2 meses atrás +1

      Meta analysis is the new meta

    • ThatVikingGuy
      ThatVikingGuy 2 meses atrás

      dude ikr ngl I kinda like it

  • Denis
    Denis 2 meses atrás +1104

    I really admire how open you are with your thought process on this topic. I was such a huge fan of you back in the day, and it's funny now going through similar motions mentally dealing with the algorithm/audience. This video was really great food for thought, and I'm just really happy to see that you're still around and successful even after so many years

    • Zracoo
      Zracoo 28 dias atrás

      true denis

    • :D
      :D 29 dias atrás


    • Caleb Brown
      Caleb Brown Mês atrás

      Wait but you a roblox youtuber? why are you watching minecraft videos

    • Ghost
      Ghost Mês atrás


    • Damian Heacock
      Damian Heacock Mês atrás

      Fr I was like, wow mf really tellin us his thoughts and opinions about the subject on "the algorithm/audience" its amazing, really

    MARCUSK 2 meses atrás +792

    i think its because people are here for you jordan, they dont want algorithm content. they want you content. hence why these commentary videos do so well. people care about u, not the mc stuff

    • Noskal Borg
      Noskal Borg 12 dias atrás

      We also have time limitations

    • Noskal Borg
      Noskal Borg 12 dias atrás


    • Dominoot
      Dominoot Mês atrás

      Honestly yes, I really like his react stuff because it’s just Jardon mind thought time. If he did other commentary things I’d check him out. He is an intelligent dude

    • The Outcast
      The Outcast 2 meses atrás

      this. Plus i dont think kids watch the type of stuff he makes, but OG's dont want younger catered stuff. So he should target the OG/teenage+ audience. Like markiplier/Jacksepticeye, etc. Some swearing, but not too much

    • Moltens
      Moltens 2 meses atrás +3

      Genuinely. Jordan's MC content never full appealed to me, but i always knew of him and followed him on twitter. seeing the "I'm Done" and "Thank you" I was very interested in what he had to say. Same goes for this one. His POV and experience on YT & MC is what brings me to these, unlike normal minecraft

  • ThatGamerGuy
    ThatGamerGuy 2 meses atrás +572

    Seeing Jordan essentially breaking down the exact way to figure out how to grow an old but gold channel through strategized marketing to an ever evolving and all knowing internet algorithm is somehow 4th wall breaking by showing how massive and ever changing yet seriously flawed this said machine is. Great content

    • BranLee
      BranLee Mês atrás

      Not seriously flawed, majority of his fanbase has grown up and moved on from playing stuff like Minecraft,

    • the2car
      the2car 2 meses atrás +5

      @Temmison everyone calls him Jordan, cuz that’s his name. U don’t have to be someone’s friend to call them by name… do u call ur boss at work some silly quirky nickname instead of their actual name? Or what about celebrities? U ain’t their friend. This comment is stupid…

    • R - G - C
      R - G - C 2 meses atrás +1

      It gives me the videos I wanna watch, so I wouldn't say it flawed.

    • Thedragonixxx
      Thedragonixxx 2 meses atrás +1

      Why seriously flawed? Am happy for Jordan to figure out how to grow again, but growth always needs to be earned. To have a system that automatically caters the oldies of the site somehow would be greatly flawed too as then we'd get the same content creators forever. Sure short term we like that as their fans, but compare that with the real world where we have the same few companies dominate the market in their fields for 20 years+ hardly leaving room for newcomers what stifles innovation.

    • 33 Years Old
      33 Years Old 2 meses atrás +2

      @Temmison oooh, sorry

  • Trey
    Trey 2 meses atrás +119

    I actually prefer episodic videos more than the “new” highly edited and intense type of videos. ❤️

  • 5MadMovieMakers
    5MadMovieMakers 2 meses atrás +2269

    The "algorithm" for "audience" swap is really helpful. I see a lot of people get frustrated at the system instead of making videos they and their audience want to see.

    • pikachufan25
      pikachufan25 2 meses atrás

      @The Flyfly Depends on how Drastic the Change is TBH, but my best Advice is - Don't make a Video Explaining that the Channel is gonna Change, instead let it happen. most Successful Changes where Gradual enough to not Notice, unless you go back in time.
      "TheAnimeMan" (Joey), is problably one of the best examples on how to pull of a Change, he Started as a Gamming Channel, Change to Vlog (2007 Style inside the house xD), then Anime Reviews, then Vlogs but Modern Times and he is Nailing it Pretty well, and now he is Expanding the Horizons with OLD Style Content (which is a Blast to watch.)... But there is one thing that Joey has, and thats theming, He never Lost it.
      Joey(TheAnimeMan), is always has he's Theming on Check, i don't know exactly what he's Theming is, but he has a Solid one...
      and yes everyone has one, and no there is no way to lose it, they are only ways to Improve it, the only way to lose it, is if you where faking it...
      (if i have to guess its "Anime and Japan" but with a Sussy Baka Attitude xD).
      Even Jordan has one....
      TLDR: if you plan to Change your Content do it!, just make sure its Gradual and not Instant...

    • Idkwhatthisisfor Plzhelp
      Idkwhatthisisfor Plzhelp 2 meses atrás

      Stop commenting so much

    • frog42
      frog42 2 meses atrás

      Love your vids!

    • WiggletonTheWise
      WiggletonTheWise 2 meses atrás +1

      It’s also a lot more humanizing, I feel like talking about “the algorithm” just feels disassociating tbh

    • WiggletonTheWise
      WiggletonTheWise 2 meses atrás +1

      I agree

  • Wesley Winn
    Wesley Winn 2 meses atrás +167

    I used to watch from time to time, just between other stuff, and once the “I’m done” video went up, I watched it and realized that I needed someone to regularly watch. I had just finished watching all my other shows/series and stuff. So, now I’m enjoying each episode of Ragnamod and RLcraft that go up. Basically, you’ve filled a recently opened niche in my entertainment schedule, and I’m enjoying it very much. I have no intentions of leaving anytime soon.

  • Charlotte Faye
    Charlotte Faye 2 meses atrás +49

    I started watching in about 2011-2012, and I just want to say that I never “aged out” of your channel, Cap. I don’t think I ever will. Even if I sometimes take a break or mainly watch some other kind of content for a month or two, I always come back here and to your second channel. I’ve literally grown up with your videos, and now at 23 I can say I plan to keep watching.
    There is definitely an audience that appreciates how genuine and great your videos are, so just keep creating what makes you happy.

    • koi
      koi 26 dias atrás +1

      Same here honestly

    • Kevin C
      Kevin C Mês atrás +1

      I used to watch him so much back when I was 12-15 years old. Now that I’m 20 I forgot he even existed until I watched a sunnyv2 video about Bajan Canadian and remembered him

    • Simply Titan
      Simply Titan 2 meses atrás +1

      I started watching back the aswell and I’m 23 too. Same story here my G. (Captain my captain 🫡 I love your content and it’ll never get old)

  • Drachma86
    Drachma86 2 meses atrás +22

    You mentioned the "thank you" video being inexplicably popular. In my case at least, I watched it because I figured it had something to do with Techno's passing and was looking for something to watch in remembrance of him.
    Also I have gotten renewed interest in your channel since "I'm Done", because the episodic content has always been my favorite.

    • Sahil
      Sahil Mês atrás

      I also watched cos I thought it had smt to do with the techno

  • Hyper Sans
    Hyper Sans 2 meses atrás +17

    I had a thought just now: After you finish the series, instead of just grouping all the videos into a playlist or making a supercut of all of them like some youtubers do, maybe try and smash every 3 or 4 videos into one video and condense all of the episodes into a much smaller but still episodic experience, that way it's a good middle ground between long videos and sheer quantity of content, thus making any new viewers who want to come watch the series after it's done feel less daunted by the massive amount of content, but still gets that bump in views and watchtime because the series is multiple episodes.

  • Pad Griffin
    Pad Griffin 2 meses atrás +1174

    I love how the “Jordan rants to camera for 10 minutes” series of videos are inexplicably being boosted to heck

    • Eeveegon
      Eeveegon 2 meses atrás +3

      it's probably because, throughout the various different videos he makes, there are groups of people who only watch certain videos, as they find those said videos more entertaining, but when he makes videos about the channel as a whole, it brings all the groups together cause it applies to them all. It actually makes a lot of sense.

    • ItzMeDB
      ItzMeDB 2 meses atrás +1

      @MagicCookie I'd call it more speculative observation than opinion honestly.

    • Hermi 1-kenobi
      Hermi 1-kenobi 2 meses atrás +1

      Ikr? These are the only ones I’m being recommended

    • MagicCookie
      MagicCookie 2 meses atrás +11

      as someone who has been brought back in by these videos and was personally interested when served those "random recipes" and similar videos (except the random recipes *and* drops.. I thought I wanted that.. it was too much to be entertaining lol)
      But I think these videos are doing well because the older people who liked, and still like, Jordan want to see him more and are watching to see what he says about his plans for the channel and type of content he's going to be making. RL Craft? Probably won't hold the older people for as long-term (although it is cool and RL Craft was the last thing I remember watching on this channel until recently.) Mod showcases like random recipes and more fun Minecraft videos? Probably will keep people interested long enough to get back into his other content, like RL Craft if they weren't super into it already.
      Just my opinions, though.

    • Flame.
      Flame. 2 meses atrás +14

      His Jordan reacts channel is basically that

  • Stubbles
    Stubbles 2 meses atrás +11

    Jordan was what I would watch continuously, everyday, without fail when I was about 12 years old when he created his "The Escape" Minecraft series. Now being 22, and growing to find myself coming back here every couple of weeks to see how he is doing, its refreshing yet reminiscent to see him be the same personality I grew up with. Sure he has grown and changed how he does a couple of things but something Jordan has always had in every video I have watched is passion. The tenacity and detail he brings, whether its a gaming video or an analytical video such as this one.. he never fails to include important information he has prepared to share. Thank you for always being CaptainSparklez since I was a kid to now an adult man, I hope to keep supporting you for much more time to come.

  • Georgia
    Georgia 2 meses atrás +25

    For me personally, I have begun rewatching within the past 2 weeks - having seen the I'm Done video in my recommended after watching your collab with Iskall. What ultimately drew me back in is the episodic content and also the length of videos. As a result of watching all of the RLCraft videos that were out, I then checked out CaptainSparklez2 and Ragnamod sucked me in even more, the almost podcast like play style is very entertaining.

  • Aiden Tarin
    Aiden Tarin 2 meses atrás +21

    I love how he’s just stumbling through his thoughts for 10 minutes and sharing it with us

    • Aaron J
      Aaron J Mês atrás

      The more he tries to understand BRclip, the more confused he's going to get.

  • Blackhawk
    Blackhawk 2 meses atrás +14

    i started watching around 2013 to 2015 and honestly the reason why im watching these again is because nobody's really doing episodic playthoughs. It reminds me of my childhood so while im heading to bed i watch it and its been awesome. Glad to see you coming back.

  • MiniMax
    MiniMax 2 meses atrás +875

    I’ll admit that Ive definitely been watching more frequently after the switch back to just posting without caring what the algorithm needs. The 20-30 eps are nice to have, and I’ve been playing ragnamod while watching the VODs on the second channel.

    • Mr Mangbro
      Mr Mangbro 2 meses atrás +2

      Same here I stopped watching for years.

    • Qupid
      Qupid 2 meses atrás +2

      yeahh im so excited to go to bed whenever i see a new RLCraft video is posted because i watch them to go to sleep

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth 2 meses atrás +13

      @Mauve The Wolf Absolutely. I noticed how people don't play as many games just to play them anymore. It's always just what's trendy and many don't even finish it till the end. I always have to pray to see another episode of something that I like, only to see that the BRclipr already moved on to the next best thing anyway.
      I used to love let's plays and their chilled out nature. Going in blind and enjoying every second of it, both the content creator and I.
      A lot of Minecraft series are scripted now and sometimes that can be fun to watch, if the story is at least comprehensible- unlike what the DSMP storyline got in its final days, where they improvised on the spot and constantly looped their character arcs. But I just want something where the player just goes with the flow of Minecraft and actually plays the game and pours their heart out into everything they do in it. I want to see them enjoy it, darn it!

    • Mauve The Wolf
      Mauve The Wolf 2 meses atrás +26

      Same here. I really hate how everybody has gone towards the algorithm with their flashy titles n stuff, its nice to get back to more original/genuine content.

  • JediDrewster T
    JediDrewster T 2 meses atrás +18

    It would be awesome to see another collab with Jerome, or a TrollCaft *TYPE* series with friends like Pete, Kara, Crumb, and X33N

  • Calook 13
    Calook 13 2 meses atrás

    You've had some interesting video ideas in the past week or so, add that on with the fact that your editor has been KILLING IT lately. We all love it, keep it up, you're doing great!

  • Kaskjmere Collier
    Kaskjmere Collier 2 meses atrás

    Dude, you're a good content creator, I've been adjusting my subscriptions based on the longer more in depth and detailed series that keeps me engaged on what's going on, keep making episodic content, it tickles the story telling part of my brain

  • Sapphire Splash
    Sapphire Splash 2 meses atrás

    I'm so glad I've stuck with this channel for all these years. I was one of those kids that sat and got babysat by watching this channel lmao and I'm really glad that it's still evolving while keeping its charm.

  • Walker Williams - Rigs Of Rods: The Long Game

    I think the word that's being missed is "Genuine". That's why the "I'm Done" and "Thank You" videos hit so hard, along with the RLCraft series. It's just comforting to have someone be real in the current climate.

    • SuperCool_Saiyan
      SuperCool_Saiyan 2 meses atrás

      @Dall3n definitely

    • Dall3n
      Dall3n 2 meses atrás +2

      @SuperCool_Saiyan I'd put Tom Scott pretty high in that category as well. There are plenty of them, it just takes a lot of work to find them.

    • SuperCool_Saiyan
      SuperCool_Saiyan 2 meses atrás +1

      Yeah I really miss how Genuine old youtube was now its all about who can pull the most money from views. Ethoslab is another great example of a genuine youtuber

    • Dall3n
      Dall3n 2 meses atrás +2

      @LinaTheOne - GubbiGap Same here. I like Captain Sparkles but I'm no longer interested interested in minecraft content.

    • RetroDestroyer
      RetroDestroyer 2 meses atrás +1

      Let's be fair. The main reason they are more popular is because of the thumbnail. But I definitely hope for more videos to do better

  • Udy Kumra
    Udy Kumra 2 meses atrás

    I've been subbed to your channel since 2011-I'm now double the age I was then, and I can definitely say I have been watching more of your stuff this last month than I did in the last few years. I'm not really into Minecraft anymore but I've always enjoyed watching more for your personality and now that you're making more videos that you want rather than what the algorithm prefers, I think your videos show off that personality more.

  • Pikarizard Charikachu
    Pikarizard Charikachu 2 meses atrás +1

    I really like your calming voice, so adding subtle/soft calming/chill music is always a really great idea, even to these algorithm analysis videos.

  • UnstableSparkey
    UnstableSparkey 2 meses atrás

    Known you for a long time Jordan.
    I can only imagine the stress that comes with trying to always produce more content and stay relevant.
    But just so you know, you're amazing. I enjoy your personality and love you just being yourself. Talking about your passions and doing what makes you happy!
    You're a hard worker, I know you've got this 💪

  • The Majestic Sea Pancake
    The Majestic Sea Pancake 2 meses atrás +3

    Started watching in 2011, nice to see you freeing yourself from the algorithm. Obviously make whatever makes you happy, and if it lines up with the algorithm no problem with you making that content. I loved coming home from middle school to your modded survival series and now as I'm halfway through college feels great to have that same kind of feeling with the RL craft playthrough. Always loved your rambly commentary, don't think it was the first video of yours I saw, but the first series was the labyrinth map where you forgot to turn off mo creatures for the first episode.

  • VidHoard
    VidHoard 2 meses atrás +211

    I'm brand new here, hadn't ever heard of you until BRclip randomly recommended me your "I'm Done" video. I subbed after seeing that video because you just seemed really genuine and intelligent, and there aren't many BRcliprs like that anymore, so I just wanted to support the kind of content I want to see more of on this platform. I stayed because your videos were interesting and good for watching right before falling asleep because they are chill and long.

    • VidHoard
      VidHoard 2 meses atrás +1

      Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! :)

    • Rofre
      Rofre 2 meses atrás +1

      You know what else is chill and long 😉

    • Lexxuhpro
      Lexxuhpro 2 meses atrás +3

      Welcome to the channel!! :) we’re happy to have you!

      MGX OCTAL 2 meses atrás +8


    • legoboy7107
      legoboy7107 2 meses atrás +12

      Dang. You missed out on some absolutely iconic videos from the early 2010s then. But hey, it's never too late! :) (unless BRclip commits die or something, then I guess that might be too late lol)

  • Joseph Schutte
    Joseph Schutte 2 meses atrás +2

    I'm one of the guys who started watching you for the first time in years after the I'm Done video was boosted, and I am so glad that you are making the content you used to all those years ago. It's hard to find good episodic content anymore since people want to play toward the algorithm. Even though I'm out of college now, it's super nice and nostalgic to sit down after a long day of work and watch a series I've been following. Keep up the awesome work!

  • The 743rd Tank Battalion
    The 743rd Tank Battalion 2 meses atrás

    I've really only just started watching your channel. I got the "I'm done" video recommended to me, and was excited to hear that you would be doing an RLCraft series. As an RLCraft player myself, I've really enjoyed your hardcore playthrough. Keep up the good content!

  • Sasha Haltom
    Sasha Haltom 2 meses atrás

    i love hearing these kinds of analysis. So interesting to see how the algorithm, audience, and viewership all correlate! :D

  • Paul Ragan
    Paul Ragan 2 meses atrás

    I love the series videos. The ones with X33N are amazing, would love to see you two do a series let's play on this channel again, vs just on the 2nd channel/twitch.

  • Jacob Sumski
    Jacob Sumski 2 meses atrás +373

    After watching the "I'm done" video, It made me so happy that someone was brave enough to actually just straight up boot the algorithm and just make good content. It made me rewatch and actually finish watching Trollcraft from way back then and then I watched SkyFactory with X33N all the way through and it made me miss that type of content. Thank you, Captain, it's so refreshing to see these kinds of things make a comeback. (Also I feel called out when you talked about people who stopped watching for a few years and came back, cuz that's exactly me)

    • Jacob Sumski
      Jacob Sumski 2 meses atrás +2

      @JediDrewster T that would be amazing

    • JediDrewster T
      JediDrewster T 2 meses atrás +4

      It would be awesome to see another collab with Jerome, or a TrollCaft TYPE series with friends like Pete, Kara, Crumb, and X33N

    • Just Rage
      Just Rage 2 meses atrás +2

      Trollcraft is a classic

    • Hayley Nicolaas
      Hayley Nicolaas 2 meses atrás +1

      Yes, feel the same way haha. We were called out

    • I don't know
      I don't know 2 meses atrás +3

      He has a lot of episodic series on CaptainSparklez 2, although most of them are uncut vods from his twitch.

  • hjj
    hjj 2 meses atrás

    I've always been a consistent viewer. You're one of the few youtubers whose content I've watched without taking breaks from them. I barely even watch any minecraft content anymore, but I've always watched yours. I've really enjoyed the return to episodic series on the main channel! And I'm really enjoying the vibes of the all advancements series and ragnamod series, so I think things are working out really well for you.

  • diMonium
    diMonium 2 meses atrás

    I’ve been here for 10 years. The 2nd channel kept me around while you stopped episodic series. I watch them for your raw energy. Keep being you

  • Zenithial
    Zenithial 2 meses atrás

    I'm falling in love with the content all over again man. I wish Sky would come back and collaborate with you again. Technos death has made me extremely sentimental. I long for the old days

  • Shroomy guy
    Shroomy guy 2 meses atrás

    From my perspective, I really love the new content you make, Rlcraft is such a balanced modpack, and very compatible with its mods! And ill be honest, i dont really wanna want to watch the older content before Im done. Good choice ! Also ill give you something that might help. I think the best way for you is going to make videos that you would want the most to watch. You wont have to do alot of work to keep and bring new people. They will do it by itself. I ussualy do things that way.

  • SmeenSKC
    SmeenSKC 2 meses atrás +530

    Honestly, I'm just really enjoying these "old school" RLCraft videos. I used to watch loads of those series when they were popular and I'm glad that there's a new series I can follow now. They're super comfy and entertaining! It's a big plus for me that they're not overly edited because the fast editing style some Minecraft channels have right now really doesn't work with my brain. Thanks for giving me something to look forward to, hopefully the series are as fun to make as they are to watch.

    • Nellax
      Nellax 2 meses atrás +1

      lol yeah zoomer edits can be hard to follow

    • legoboy7107
      legoboy7107 2 meses atrás +1

      @SmeenSKC Nah, it still works. I'd say it's kinda "old school" in a similar way to how a game like, say, Sonic Mania would be "old school." Like, the style/spirit of older stuff, but more refined and improved.

    • JereloWHO
      JereloWHO 2 meses atrás +2

      @SmeenSKC 👍🏻!

    • SmeenSKC
      SmeenSKC 2 meses atrás +2

      @JereloWHO thanks for the correction, much appreciated!

    • JereloWHO
      JereloWHO 2 meses atrás +2

      @SmeenSKC got it. Yea, I used to always assume that quotations meant that it was sarcastic, but in college, I’ve just learned they don’t mean that at all, so then that didn’t register with me. I think using “ double quotation marks (for example: “old school”) would make the quotation marks stand out more

  • wttu
    wttu 2 meses atrás +1

    A tip Jardon, episodic series work really well because once you start watching something, you tend to stick with it to the end.

  • Dawn
    Dawn 2 meses atrás

    I really enjoy watching this kind of content. It's quite interesting and I'm glad you're gaining new subscribers. I really love your commentary content Jardon ;) I've been here since 2011. I'm not sure which video was the first video I watched. I vividly remember watching your Steve head vlog and new apartment vlog from way back when. I'm glad you're still making content!

  • Misto Fisto
    Misto Fisto 2 meses atrás

    This stuff is fascinating and I'm so relieved your channel's actually doing better by making genuine content

  • AG
    AG 2 meses atrás +3

    The past year I've started to rewatch the episodic stuff from Jordan (SevTech, Skybound, etc).
    Seeing some new episodic series is heart-warming and somewhat nostalgic.

  • Ravitej Varma
    Ravitej Varma 2 meses atrás +662

    Just wanted to say thanks Captain. You've been a constant beacon of joy for the last 6 years now. Love your videos no matter what.

    • Being Vocal
      Being Vocal 2 meses atrás

      @F for Respect ment 2018

    • F for Respect
      F for Respect 2 meses atrás

      @Being Vocal He hasn't been actively doing youtube in 2008, or, at all

    • Being Vocal
      Being Vocal 2 meses atrás

      Been here for .awhile and I will stey with the caption

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  • Kthnx2
    Kthnx2 2 meses atrás

    Loving this series of you trying to understand youtube's confusing algorithm, by far your best episodic series by far. Keep up the great work, Jordan.

  • Snuffle
    Snuffle 2 meses atrás +1

    Definitely reignited my interest after watching for years around 2013-2016. Glad i'm back to, i love solo series' like the RLCraft one.

  • Jeanzoutsick
    Jeanzoutsick 2 meses atrás +24

    Hey! I thought I'd give my take on the subject as someone who's hobby has become understanding the enigma that is the BRclip algorithm.
    I believe that the current boon to the channel is primarily due to the implied nature of both "I'm done" and "thank you". Both of them (intentionally or otherwise) give a sense of potential finality in their composition and titling. Not to mention that in the thank you video you look a tad sad in the thumbnail, which I must admit after watching "I'm done" made me consider if you were quitting, despite you assuring otherwise in the previous video. At least that'd be my guess as to why it has more views than the original somehow (side note: another small reason for the videos success is their adherence to the >50 character rule, which not all of your recent videos follow).
    On top of this, both videos function as a call to action to support the channel again, bringing back many "new" (old) viewers and therefore expanding its reach to new viewers on the recommended page. Since almost everyone on this side of the site knows who you are, it'd be big news if you quit.
    I'm glad to hear you are back to making content you enjoy, particularly in the more episodic fashion, just know that the current boon in viewership likely won't last. To an extent you already know this, as the traffic from the 2 viral videos are clearly temporary, but its not just that. Videos in the episodic format will often be very good for a channel at their start. They bring retention and can build core viewers. But this effect tapers off dramatically with each new installment in a series. Would you click on part 35 of a random series you haven't watched before? Not likely. A somewhat effective (albeit imperfect) patch for this is not having a number in the title or thumbnail (and preferably not at the start of the video either) and to make every installment as newcomer friendly as possible.
    That all sounds a bit doom and gloom, but I think you may have stumbled upon what's best for you anyway. You've got a select group of particularly dedicated fans that have already stood the test of time (I mean Jesus Christ, 10 years on the internet is an eternity!). As long as you keep things fresh the core fans will stick around and you will be closer to them because of it. Don't let the subscriber numbers get you down as this goes along. Any "shrinkage" isn't usually of any core fans that would consistently watch anyway.
    Keep up the good work man, It was very intriguing to hear your thoughts on the matter! :j

    • SLZR
      SLZR 2 meses atrás +2

      interesting analysis. hope jordan sees this

  • Yeeto Mosquito
    Yeeto Mosquito 2 meses atrás

    after i saw the "im done" video, i came back. i used to watch this channel with my younger siblings and kinda grew out of it i suppose. i dont watch a lot of minecraft content these days, but i found myself coming back to your content lately. thank you for being part of my childhood that i remember with great fondness, and thank you for continuing to make great content

  • Crystal Fier
    Crystal Fier 2 meses atrás +435

    What the audience really wants is to see you having fun and enjoying what you make, Jordan 💙

    • SLZR
      SLZR 2 meses atrás +1

      True. If he's having fun, I'm having fun. That's honestly how I feel

    • Irakli 17
      Irakli 17 2 meses atrás +3

      A lot of people agree with you including me.

    • Ztoryteller
      Ztoryteller 2 meses atrás +3


    • alan velazquez
      alan velazquez 2 meses atrás +3

      To be honest i agree wholeheartedly

    • Jonathan Dubinsky
      Jonathan Dubinsky 2 meses atrás +12

      This is why I'm back. Play more, have more fun. that's why I watch you jardooon

  • Landon Rowles
    Landon Rowles 2 meses atrás

    I’ve been watching since I was a kid. I’ve always loved all of your videos. However, the videos that changed the way I watch BRclip and made you into my favorite BRclip was the Mianite series. Having an edited series leaving on cliffhangers and making me want to come back was what made it perfect for me. Quickly I chose to watch you over any tv shows or anything else. Me and all my buddies watched them and talked about them. I love your series. I’m beyond proud and excited to be a captain sparklez fan. I feel like I’m falling back into how I was when I was a kid. I’m so excited to see what you do next

  • SaltyTomato
    SaltyTomato 2 meses atrás

    I've been here since around TnT and Revenge. I was here for Jerry. And Capt? I will still be here, thank you for the content and here's to many more sagas and years. Cheers :)

  • HarleysMusic
    HarleysMusic 2 meses atrás

    Hey jardon just letting you know, keep doing what you love. I love your merch and also it is good to have confidence. Believe that it that you got people interested. Believe that it is do to your extra hard work. Thank you.

  • Richard Pike
    Richard Pike 2 meses atrás

    I really enjoy how you're sharing this process with us. It's very interesting (to me at least) to see how the analytics seem to be working. Glad you can enjoy doing what you would like to do, instead of trying to always do what others are doing.
    And what if the algorithm just actually wants everyone to do what they actually want to do and doesn't want anyone to pander to it? 0-0 Considering the idea of algorithm=audience, that would honestly make some sense!

  • Hoodie Horizon
    Hoodie Horizon 2 meses atrás +157

    Captain Sparklez: "I'm done"
    BRclip: "You're done when I SAY you're done!"

    • I'm a Doge
      I'm a Doge 2 meses atrás +9

      "you won't let me live, you won't let me die"

  • LennyPhoenix
    LennyPhoenix 2 meses atrás

    Personally love episodic content, much more than one off videos, I feel like I can actually get invested without just having a crap-ton of dopamine directly injected into my brain.

  • Talion
    Talion 2 meses atrás +1

    The last time I watched anything consistently on this channel was a couple of puzzle maps for about a week and before that was the minecraft kingdoms mod + divine rpg playthrough years and years ago. So I'd say these videos are bringing old viewers back to an extent

  • Tahala
    Tahala 2 meses atrás

    I’ve been a consistent viewer since just after the initial move from the PDTS channel, and i’ve stayed and always loved your content, but there’s just something really good about what you’re doing right now. One of my favorite parts of your content has always been when you’ve done things that you were genuinely excited about, from your music to your cars, and so much more over this last decade. So it’s just nice to see you relax and focus more on what you like, rather than pushing yourself to make something according to an external set of values. Thats one of my fav bits of advice I see content creators give to each other; make what makes you happy, don’t force yourself to make something for others. So it’s just good to see you this happy about your own content again!

  • Tahala
    Tahala 2 meses atrás

    I’ve been a consistent viewer since just after the initial move from the PDTS channel, and i’ve stayed and always loved your content, but there’s just something really good about what you’re doing right now. One of my favorite parts of your content has always been when you’ve done things that you were genuinely excited about, from your music to your cars, and so much more over this last decade. So it’s just nice to see you relax and focus more on what you like, rather than pushing yourself to make something according to an external set of values. Thats one of my fav bits of advice I see content creators give to each other; make what makes you happy, don’t force yourself to make something for others. So it’s just good to see you this happy about your own content again!

  • Riley Ninja
    Riley Ninja 2 meses atrás

    I randomly started watching you again because I was curious what you've been up to and I'm glad to see your back to trying to have some fun

  • Gordon Kral
    Gordon Kral 2 meses atrás

    I have been with you since the beginning of Mianite and I'm glad that I found you. I've been watching as often as I can. I hope you never give up and I'm looking forward to the future of your channels

  • Mntdewmania
    Mntdewmania 2 meses atrás

    Well to be perfectly honest, the biggest change I've seen is you Jordan. You now seem much less stressed and having way more fun with the different games and series you have going, so that makes it worth it!!!!!

  • JumpyJuli
    JumpyJuli 2 meses atrás

    Excited to see this idea that has got you fired up! Seeing you be excited over a project always makes me look forward to the release of it!!

  • Eve Vavilis
    Eve Vavilis 2 meses atrás +256

    I've been watching sporadically for the last couple years but watched a lot of the old series live. Seeing you go back to episodic content has brought me back and I'm really loving it. Thanks Jardon.

    • Douglas Jackson
      Douglas Jackson 2 meses atrás +2

      Thank you, Jardon Meringue.

    • 5ive cats
      5ive cats 2 meses atrás +4

      Jardon sounds like an alien name in a crappy sci-fi movie

  • Reece
    Reece 2 meses atrás

    I wish you continued success Captain, you deserve it!

  • Christian Sample
    Christian Sample 2 meses atrás

    Been here since 2014 Jordan, just got back into watching content from you following the "I'm done" video. I realized I missed the influx of content you provided, and now I'm back! RLCraft has been a treat to watch as always, keep up the good work dude!

  • AdventureKitty101
    AdventureKitty101 2 meses atrás

    Captain, I have been watching your channel on and off for years, (not your fault, my parents where just picky with what I watched when I was a single digit human child) glad you're still going 12 years later! It feels like you're the one of the OG Minecrafters that hasn't quit, been exposed or changed content. I know Ant is still going strong too.

  • Bergensape
    Bergensape 2 meses atrás

    From a newcomer perspective, I can tell you that I like to see videos of someone playing the mod pack that I am playing, that's how I found your channel, first with the better minecraft series, then RL Craft and currently watching Ragnamod. I enjoy those long series. Keep it up!

  • Neo Niiden
    Neo Niiden 2 meses atrás

    Love you Sparklez, always loved your content and gameplay. But your personality is what brought me in and kept me watching.

  • WiggletonTheWise
    WiggletonTheWise 2 meses atrás

    I do really enjoy the episodic series, just keeping doing those would keep me quite satisfied as a captain sparkles viewer :)

  • TheMaddestDad
    TheMaddestDad 2 meses atrás

    This line of videos reminded me that I am not subbed on my new account. I've been a casual watcher for years. Personally I don't find Minecraft all that entertaining anymore, but I've always loved how genuine you are.

  • Tad Strange
    Tad Strange 2 meses atrás

    I'm very glad that Jordan tried something and it worked for him. we love you man.

  • Gustavo Levy
    Gustavo Levy 2 meses atrás +331

    I’ve been here for a long time, drifting in and out of the channel. Haven’t watched you in probably a year, and BRclip randomly recommended the “I’m done” video. I watched about a minute of it, but that didn’t matter, I remembered how much I liked your content and started watching again. I’m also currently playing RLcraft so your series completely matched what I wanted to see. Keep it up!

    • Eternal
      Eternal 2 meses atrás

      I’m similar, I started playing RLcraft last summer, I don’t fully remember why or who made me start it, but I did. And I stopped playing after a bit because I accidentally lost my stuff while recklessly trying to fight a tier two dragon on top of a either tier five or tier six nest mid air, losing a bunch of stuff in the process, but still a salvageable world. Saw Ryanhiga start playing RLcraft again I think, and started to pick it up again. Now pretty much watching his RLcraft videos mostly after seeing the I saw the “I’m done” video.

    • Nabil Suraj
      Nabil Suraj 2 meses atrás

      same !!

    • Caderade
      Caderade 2 meses atrás

      I heard episodic series were coming back and I came right back with them, loving rlcraft and ragnamod

    • LinaTheOne - GubbiGap
      LinaTheOne - GubbiGap 2 meses atrás

      Same! I got that video recommended out of nowhere and while it didn't make me watch a ton of his videos again I was interested in what was going on and I like these videos about analysis and whatnot. They're very nice!

  • Jaylon Sammet
    Jaylon Sammet 2 meses atrás

    Myself and everyone in my household really enjoys your content, and we've been watching a lot of your episodic content together when we eat dinner. It used to just be the Among Us vids because that's all we really had but since the change we've been loving the RL Craft and the 1.19 all achievements series. Keep up the good work, we love seeing your content.

  • Hayley Nicolaas
    Hayley Nicolaas 2 meses atrás

    The i’m done video, had peaked my interest. It has been a few years since I’ve watched and the RL craft series is now such a treat it feels so nice watching stuff like that again

  • Ace of Conquest
    Ace of Conquest 2 meses atrás

    I remember the og rlcraft series and loving those series you did back then. I think having an episodic series is bringing in more interest especially adding hardcore on it as well for more tension or stakes

  • Frosty Fields
    Frosty Fields 2 meses atrás

    I’m thrilled and even more engaged in the videos now that you've started showing analytics. It makes me feel like you know me as a good friend!❤

  • Pieter31
    Pieter31 2 meses atrás +421

    For me personally: The "I'm done" video got recommended to me, which I watched. This kind of kickstarted me watching your videos again. However, I don't think this would've been the case if I didn't get a lot more time to spare now that the school year is over.

  • Dirt
    Dirt 2 meses atrás

    Hey, I've actually been one of those that started watching in the early 2010s as a pre teen super into minecraft. I probably haven't watched any of your vids app the way through in 5+ years. It was never that the content got worse or anything, it's probably the opposite. I just grew out of all but one Minecraft youtuber. It wasn't until MCC, techno, and Dream blowing up that I watched more than just Etho. I watch mostly hermit craft now.
    This was probably the first video I've seen recommended to me from your channel in years. It was a very interesting video.
    I feel like I had to comment because I don't think I'm the only one in this situation

  • Esben L.-H.
    Esben L.-H. 2 meses atrás

    It's honestly really cool getting a look into how things work behind the scenes. Not something we get to see very often as viewers!

  • Grace
    Grace 2 meses atrás

    This has been so cool to follow! It's fun seeing the analysis and the behind the scenes stuff

  • Alexiotron
    Alexiotron 2 meses atrás

    hey captain, huge fan of your content over the years, and i started watching back in your old survival and eventually modded series. i even named an actual tree i’m growing after everyone’s favorite slime, jerry. great to see that your channel is picking up again and cant wait for the things to come :)

  • ItsNuked
    ItsNuked 2 meses atrás +98

    Idk man, but perhaps goes to show that content you genuinely want to make pays off better because theres passion and will in it, people can sense when youre doing something for the algorithms etc., vs when youre doing it bcs you want to, according to my marketing psychology man stepdad, might be showing here ^^ happy to see either way man :D

    • Yaya Film Productions
      Yaya Film Productions 2 meses atrás +6

      Well, having 11 million people already subscribed to the channel also helps

  • Orange J
    Orange J 2 meses atrás

    i like that you're making videos that you enjoy and actually want to. i also like that you're very open about your thoughts and feelings when it comes to youtube analytics and your experiences with it

  • gabriel
    gabriel 2 meses atrás +2

    I have an idea, i think maybe streaming this rlcraft series while recording it to make into a video would be a good idea. itll help you connect with people more and have stuff to talk about during the videos since conversation through chat can be very interesting, with this i think it would help keep the audience more interested in whats going on in the videos :P

  • LinaTheOne - GubbiGap
    LinaTheOne - GubbiGap 2 meses atrás

    I'm just happy to see you doing what you love. You are and always have been a great guy and you deserve all the growth! I'm personally not as into Minecraft content as I used to but I see no reason to unsubscribe from you because I like you as a person and I like these analytics videos a lot.

  • Les Vegetables
    Les Vegetables 2 meses atrás

    I love the episodic style of content, so much of MC content now is either SMPs with a lot of content creators involved or that blues clues style content, its refreshing to see more older styled content

  • Philip H
    Philip H 2 meses atrás +148

    Keep doing what you want to do, don’t try to “play into the algorithm.” Quality content is always better.
    I returned and resubscribed from the “I’m Done” video popping up in my recommended, after not watching for a couple years. I got into BRclip in 2012 and had been one of your subscribers then

    • Hoodie Horizon
      Hoodie Horizon 2 meses atrás +2

      I got so much respect for Captain for just being like “nah, I’m not gonna do stuff I hate just to please the algorithm, I’m gonna keep doing what I like”
      Someone like Ssundee didn’t take that same route and while I don’t blame him (you gotta do what you gotta do), it’s certainly a massive fall from grace

  • Vic Toria
    Vic Toria 2 meses atrás

    I've always been subscribed, but I really was in a weird place for finding content I enjoyed- I needed something genuine and calming and you really have given that with something that entirely holds my interest- RL craft entirely got me, and from there ive been checking out some other videos here and there when I need that. Its been amazing and your hard work really shows off

  • Convoy
    Convoy 2 meses atrás

    As someone who hasn’t watched you in years, the “Thank You” video made me re-sub and start watching your stuff again.

  • Jacob westerby
    Jacob westerby 2 meses atrás

    Love the new content. I stopped watching a couple years ago because I wasn’t a fan of the “algorithm” content. Started watching back in the day of hunger games and TNT Olympics. Keep it up. Love watching your content again

  • RCdaddy102
    RCdaddy102 2 meses atrás

    This video is a small peek into what goes on in your world. I loved your videos to begin with, but seeing you be a real person is so refreshing and I absolutely love it. Most of the big channels i see are just big blank scenarios where the person doing the video is afraid to do or say the wrong thing, for fear that it will alienate their fanbase. You realized that your fanbase is here to stay, amd decided to become slightly more personal with these three videos. I appreciate it, its what i want to see.

  • CubeTube
    CubeTube 2 meses atrás +21

    Consistent episodic series that aren’t insanity and extremely difficult to understand (super complex mod packs and obscure stuff) is what I’m personally looking for.
    Additionally, I’m a MASSIVE fan of you playing maps, and just having a good time, struggling to work stuff out, and being you :)

    • Maggie Skrzypińska
      Maggie Skrzypińska 2 meses atrás +1

      I have to say that RLCraft is a bit complicated at times, but I still try to keep up and follow the series.
      I love adventure maps, they're one of my favorite things that he records. The Minecraft Classics series is great.

  • Bob Cake
    Bob Cake 2 meses atrás

    Not everyone has time to watch all the amazing content you put out- but when you have a serious sit down we want to tune in and support you to see how you are doing- think of us like the people who show up to the stockholder meetings and nothing else ;)

  • Christian J
    Christian J 2 meses atrás

    I still have a lot of love for the old episodic series. Specifically your original modded series with tale of kingdoms, teleporter mods that kept glitching and (insert the many dimension mod I have forgotten the name of.) Keep going back to your roots Captain!

  • Bob The Zombie OP
    Bob The Zombie OP 2 meses atrás

    This video just tells you to do what your heart tells you when it comes to content making, and not what the algorithm is recomending. Because really if its fun then just do it

  • A Normal Dude
    A Normal Dude 2 meses atrás

    I extremely like how transparent you are with your viewership numbers btw it is a really fascinating piece of content that is usually impossible to see.

  • Steve Niacobin
    Steve Niacobin 2 meses atrás +1

    I think the "Im done" vid did so well bc people who hadm't been watching you recently were like "omg is he quitting" so they watched it and were interested bc it was the content that they liked

  • Ayan ur rehman Shaikh
    Ayan ur rehman Shaikh 2 meses atrás +1

    keep up the great work i watched your videos few days ago and loved it just subbed I hope u gain more views because you definetly deserve it legend.👍

  • vik2r
    vik2r 2 meses atrás

    been watchin u all my childhood (rn 19 turning 20 feb10), and the modded series with x33n gave me such a good vibe. started watching ragnamod on twitch bc i couldn´t wait until next upload. keep it up

  • Kingslayer
    Kingslayer 2 meses atrás

    I still re-watch your Sky Factory series whenever I get time, cause it was that fun and so much enjoyable. I miss those times.

  • KeyanTheGreat
    KeyanTheGreat 2 meses atrás +160

    Every time Cap talks about stuff like this it is always incredibly well thought out, thought provoking, and all around amazing to get a view of what he's thinking. You're doing amazing Cap and deserve all the growth you're getting!

  • ADieselBoi
    ADieselBoi 2 meses atrás

    I watched again and read a few comments from other creators on the video and fully agree with them about people coming for you because you are such a genuine person.

  • Billy Riemann
    Billy Riemann 2 meses atrás

    Been a subscriber since 2010 always loved your videos and sometimes I go back to my youth especially with hexxitt and ultra modded survival and like to tune in from time to time just to relax and watch a quality video