I think we've gotten this far in spite of only having our voices on, not because of it. We're at an interesting point, because we're on the higher end of the Bionicle channel spectrum and the lower end of the LEGO channel spectrum.
I think showing our faces a bit more helps makes us more distinct and brings more relatability to our content. And I feel like Eljay is holding us back from doing that because he doesn't want to wear the mask for everything we do - which is fine. But he also doesn't want to appear on the camera without the mask.
So the solution is, until you come around on this, you're just not on everything. It's too much of a hassle.
Not saying there aren't, but that's what nearly every other YouTuber deals with on a daily basis. We knew what we were getting into when we made the channel. I don't think showing our faces is actually going to change that to the point where it we would be in actual danger.
Eljay isn't fired, he's going to do everything he normally does. He'll just be gone from the productions that we're adding video to in the future.
That's a pretty outdated way to look at the internet. You know why I'm always so open about my name? Because I don't know how long "Kahi" will exist. I don't know if I'll always be doing Bionicle content. In fact, I know that for certain - Bionicle isn't going to last forever.
I have people that follow me that actually know me, so, if I have a career elsewhere, I don't have to rebuild my brand from scratch. "Jonathan Juan" returns on the top page of Google results. So does my LinkedIn profile. It helps my visibility, which in turn will aid me in getting a job in the future. The first thing a tech employer does with an applicant is Google them. I'm making sure they find what I want them to see.
GameTrailers recently shut down, and the guy behind the voice for all of the videos, Brandon Jones, said that the worst decision he made in his life was have his Twitter handle be "GameTrailersVO". He built his following on that brand, and when it was gone, he realized that a ton of people didn't know who he was.
That's the kind of thing you should plan for. Me and Var have always planned to be professionals, that's why you can find our names pretty easily. It's the best move going forward, and it would be a shame to waste this opportunity given to all of us.