My name is Anthony, I am an Active Duty Military variety streamer who cannot stick to just one game. I stream more as a hobby to have fun and hangout with people who share my interests. I would love to explain the method to my madness and how I came to be.
How did I get the name AirConda? Well it evolved over the years which is a fairly long story but to keep it short I will just start with the inspiration behind it. As I stated earlier, I am AD Military currently serving in the US Air Force for about 15 years now. At my first Duty Assignment in Japan I ran into the issue of everyone pronouncing my last name as “Anaconda” because they weren’t sure how to actually pronounce it. So for almost 3 years I was known as Airman Anaconda.
This lead to my gamertag on Xbox eventually changing to AirConda as a tribute to that time. It was on the Xbox One, when it released, where I discovered Twitch and the world of streaming. This gave birth to my channel today.
The games I tend to play are of all sorts. I play Ark, Satisfactory, Deep Rock Galactic, War Thunder, Hell Let Loose, Tank Mechanic Simulator, and TheHunter: Call of the Wild… Like I said, I am all over the place with my games. But I game to have fun and I stream to share the fun with others.
I do strive to grow my Twitch Channel as well as my YouTube Channel but it is more of a hobby than a job. To me, it is all about the love of gaming and sharing it with others like me. Which is what has lead me to the content creator community that I am most active in, Regiment. They are a community of Active, Guard, Reserve, Veterans, and their family that all love to game and streaming. They are associated with and a branch of the professional esports organization, ElevateGG.
I am by no means a gamer on the level of professional esports but Regiment is still the perfect org for me. A bunch of people who can all connect with our love of gaming, questions of streaming, and our history in the military.
Gaming isn’t the only thing I stream. I also host a podcast with my good friend JD (TheMindKiller) who is a Navy Veteran that I’ve met in Japan and known for my entire time in. The Podcast is live every Wednesday at 8pm EST and is call Not The Worst Podcast (We may be the worst you’ve ever heard, but you have heard of us!” – is our slogan). We talk about gaming news and topics, pop culture subjects, and military topics to include some news stories. We just started about 4 months ago. We have a lot of fun with it as JD and I banter back and forth a lot and use our differences in personalities, as well as our similarities, to our advantage.
What makes my channel interesting and worth the watch? It can be anything really. My ability to have fun and joke on myself for being bad at a game, the joking around with my brother and military friends whenever we are in discord together, the podcast, talking about issues like depression and anxiety (being there for my viewers) *I am no professional, just like to talk*, the games I play, and sadly… the times I may lose my cool at a game and rage a bit. That last one I’m not proud of but people sometimes have fun with it.
Why should anyone want to watch my stream? Simple answer? To share the love of gaming and hanging with friends. As I said earlier, I play to have fun and stream to share that fun. I like to game, hangout, and chat. Streaming allows me to do all 3 quite easily. I’ve met some pretty awesome people because of it too. Streaming is an experience. I want to use my differences as an individual to make it unique and I hope to help someone have good time along the way.
Lastly, I will finish with my schedule for this one is bit of a tough one. With my job, being newly married this year, and my wife’s job, I am not always able to have a set schedule to stream. Honestly it is one of my biggest hindrances to my growth. Work keeps me busy and I will always put my personal life before gaming/streaming. I love my wife with all my heart and don’t want to take unnecessary time away from her. She is a Registered Nurse so our time is limited during the week with her working 12s sporadically throughout the week, I get to only stream sporadically throughout the week. So my schedule depends on 3 things. How buys I am at work, the days my wife work, and if it will interfere with any plans that I’ve made with my wife.
Good news is, her schedule is supposed to become more consistent in the near future so I am hoping to have a posted schedule for my streams. Until then, they will remain at random.
I want to end with saying thank you for considering me for this. I am not sure what brought you guys to my channel or made you interested in picking me, but I am grateful none the less and I apologize for it being a bit wordy…. I’ve been known to never being able to keep anything short!
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