When people think of who the largest openly furry YouTuber is, they probably think of Majira Strawberry. Verlis is considerably larger than Majira but seems to do a little worse on average due to subscriber burn.
On April 30, 2021 one of large poketuber Verlisify’s mods left his YouTube/Discord/Twitch roles. They made an anti-Verlisify account on Twitter bordering on impersonation and shared some logs from his supporter server.
An anti-Verlis account with 900 followers (!) leaked some logs from his supporter discord. The real @ is VerlisWolf which is suspended. This is probably because Verlis is unapologetically right-wing and Twitter is a woke shithole (as we all know).
The beginning of a conversation with Verlis about some “problems with his content” as they put it.
You don’t see this kind of orbiter-mauling-influencer behavior often outside of politics, but Verlisify is actually kind of infamous for being very petty and complainey.
He’s basically that guy in the competitive Pokémon world that preaches about how bad it is to just…generate Pokémon for competitive that are technically possible to make in-game legitimately, but people generate them with hacks to save hundreds of hours of grinding and this is “illegitimate”. He is essentially King Prick of Prick Mountain, and it’s funny watching him fall down onto some thorns here.
“Endearingly” using the word autistic. actually? kind of based LMAO
I’m somewhat guilty of not engaging my own supporters enough. I really should change that…
Ignoring what diehard fans want in favor of what performs on YouTube. A difficult balancing act.
Good lord this man’s fans. But he did build up this toxicity himself.
After all of this autism about whether or not enough content is being made, we come across the real thing that pushed a lot of his most diehard fans over the edge.
Some active member of his community was caught cheating and was given a pass by Verlis as long as he promises to never cheat again, as apparently he didn’t know any better. This seems to be Verlis softening on his hard stance he’s infamous for.
When you’re known for being autistically against any form of cheating (even when it doesn’t give you an advantage besides cutting out hundreds of hours of grinding), I guess you develop a fanbase that will lynch you over forgiving people for small mistakes. Yikes.
The person defending themselves over…getting a different color of a Pokémon too easily. Nintendo fanbases really are something else, in many ways they compare to the furry fandom.
Verlisify’s established stance on hacking and hacking discussion from 2017.
Yep, so here he is faltering on his long held beliefs.
More hacking that this person did being discussed.
All of this debatably petty bitching just keeps going and going. Closing thoughts are at the end of the post.
He did cause himself to have a community like this, but I can’t help but feel sorry for the guy having to put up with actual children to get a paycheck. Ultimately, Verlis is being punished for growing up a little while being the focus subject of a group of very immature people.
It can be hard to keep a fanbase happy because the Internet doesn’t understand object permanence. People change over time, and that’s okay. You shouldn’t define people by what they said in 2017 if their 2021 speech contradicts that. Obviously there’s exceptions to this rule, but it’s normal and natural to evolve your thinking over time.
Hopefully Verlis can overcome the stigma that the Pokemon community has towards him and redefine himself in the future. A lot of furries make really stupid choices and define themselves by them for way too long. I want to see more furries change and become people more deserving of respect, especially ones with a large influence.