Community Focus – Probly Ovr 9000
Our focus this week is a big personality who loves streaming Destiny. He is the life of the party, and you can join in on the fun most weeknights. He has been a long-time streamer of Destiny 1 content and is getting ready to jump into Destiny 2 in just two short weeks. Let’s meet the man behind the power level.
It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Probly Ovr 9000.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your role in the Destiny community.
PO9000: Well, my name is Matthew a.k.a. Probly_Ovr_9000 a.k.a. 9K a.k.a. the Hype of Twitch. I am a husband, a new father, a gamer, a clown, a guy who wears his heart on his sleeve, and Destiny's self-appointed bartender. I am all about laughing, flexing, yelling, and throwing back a bunch of craft beers. I mainly play PvP, but I actually started out with solely PvE. I try to keep my channel as interactive as possible where those who tune in day by day can decide what we do in a variety of ways.
You sound like a man of many talents. Where all do you reside on the interwebz?
What is your favorite subclass and weapon?
PO9000: I would say in Destiny 1 it’s got to be the Bladedancer and the Last Word – back in its glory days, of course. It was the gun that up until the last weapon balance was my go-to pretty much any time, so much that I am looking to pick up a replica, because to me it is what Destiny is all about. A first of its kind. There was no gun like it in any game I had played previously, and in many ways, the same goes for Destiny. A first of its kind that I fell in love with back in the Alpha/Beta.
The Last Word is a favorite among many Guardians. How did you first get into streaming?
PO9000: It was the wintertime of 2014, and like many, I sometimes feel not so hyped in the short winter days. I saw Twitch and found KingGothalion through my Xbox dashboard as a suggested streamer, due to the fact I was playing Destiny 24/7. I remember just feeling down, and I decided to watch him. Next thing I knew, it was about three hours later, and I was just laughing nonstop. I thought to myself, I should try this out, because I love making people laugh. I did some research, and by asking ProfessorBroman only a few thousand questions about tech, etc. I had set my stream up.
My first green screen was actually six pieces of green project paper duct-taped on the back. My first broadcast was January 2, 2015. Fourteen months later, I had built up a following affectionately named the Thunderdome. With their support and with that of a large chunk of my fellow partnered streamers, my channel became partnered. I always say Goth inspired me, Broman helped me get started, and Teawrex has always been one of my biggest supporters outside of the Thunderdome.
Nice green screen improvisation! What is the story behind the name?
PO9000: My high school friends thought we would be cool back in the day playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and all have Probly names: Probly Camping, Probly Jugging, Probly Nuking, Probly Streaking, etc. They wanted me to be Probly Raging, and I was like, NO, I AM NOT GOING TO BE THAT!! I love anime and memes, so “Over 9000” is a meme from the internet. You'll see things such as Fail Level Over 9000, Hype Level Over 9000, Salt Level Over 9000, and so on. Truth is I am all of them.
What are you looking forward to playing most in Destiny 2?
PO9000: First and foremost, PC. I am 32 years old, I grew up in the days of PC gaming, and I love keyboard and mouse. I’m interested to see all the intricacies of the game as a whole. The new missions, quests, Public Events, and of course PvP. I have personally felt since the beginning of Destiny that the majority of the maps were often too small for 6v6, but too big for 3v3. When Private Matches came out, I was so excited for 4v4.
We’re excited, too! Anything else you would like to add before we wrap up?
PO9000: Did you know that if you have Amazon Prime, you can link it to your Twitch and sub to me for free for a month at a time? Unlocking eighteen amazing emotes and having a beer mug next to your name? True story. #TheMoreYouKnow @p9kSELLOUT
We would like to thank Probly Ovr 9000 for stopping by to tell us about himself and his channel. Speaking of his channel, go give it a visit the next time he is live.
We have one more Community Focus to put out before the launch of Destiny 2. If you have a suggestion on who you would like to see next week, or sometime in the future, make a post on our Community forum with the #CommunityFocus tag.