Hello! It's 8AM here (I'm in Sweden). I'm about to head out for my morning 50min bike ride for some exercise. Before that I wanted to start this thread.
Some background information.
I've been around JP since, almost, the beginning of the show Real Talk. I was there for the end of State of the Game and I've been here through all of RollPlay and forward.
2 years ago decided to do Twitch related work full-time and my life have never been the same again. A large part of that was JP's support and encouragement. I for sure wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for him. I do also believe in my own talent and have started mentorship program, I've started the development of a dynamic overlay tool and I work as a project manager with other large streamers from time to time.
I don't even know if anyone cares to ask questions but this came up in another thread:
So to kick all off let me start with answer this and I'll be as transparent as possible.
You might have already seen the first wireframing and idea stage from me, it was shown in a Patreon video. And that became the basis for early decisions.
We started of great with our first developer. We started working with Roll20 directly to get everything connected. During testing however communication our first developer disappeared. It was someone that I had found and worked with in the past but that apparently wasn't enough. No money was exchanged upfront so nothing was really lost besides time (but time is money).
I then found another developer (from this community actually) but that also meant that the process had to start over. We ran into a few hurdles with the Roll20 API but those have now been sort of sorted. At that time we we're close to Swan Song Live (at least the early planning stages) on top of that there was a bunch of stuff right before that.
For those that don't know I am the only one that does ALL of the graphics for everything JP related. The only exception are the logos for the different shows. And on top of that I have other client work that I need to attend.
With that said now that Swan Song Live is done more focus can be put on the dynamic overlay. I post things on my Twitter and I stream the creation of it live as well, at least graphical part. I think we are a few more sessions away from having that nailed down. That dosen't mean that it will all be done by then.
The next step would be to talk with the developer and see what can be done, then look at Roll20 and then get the development going. I'll be there to oversee but there's not much that I can do at that point.
We do not have a ETA on this since the graphical stuff is still being worked on. But I at least hope that this sheds some light on the question and that you can see that we are working on it. As for the graphical stuff I would say that we'll have something in the next week. However there's a possibility that a short JP deadline will appear and then that needs to take priority.
Let me know if there are any other questions about the dynamic overlays and I'll be more than happy to answer those or any other questions (within reason).