Adam Dahlberg built an audience of 11 million subscribers over his six years on YouTube as ‘SkyDoesMinecraft’; a channel dedicated to, surprise, Minecraft videos.
But the YouTuber has decided to retire from the world of Minecraft; after becoming disillusioned by the game’s community.
In a video entitled “I’ll See You Later Recruits (My Quitting Video),” Adam explained how he’d been unhappy with making Minecraft videos for up to two years.
“I can’t force myself to sit here and play this game anymore, Adam says in the video. “It’s just not fun for me, I don’t enjoy it.”
But it was in a recent interview with gossip YouTuber DramaAlert that Adam got really real about his reasons for leaving.
He told them: “The entire [Minecraft] community just became about people kinda undercutting each other, fucking each other for money, stupid crap like that…I didn’t want a part of it.”
Adam also accused the Minecraft community of developing an “unspoken rule” of being “kid-friendly” – or as Adam sees it, “basically being fake pieces of shit.”
“I don’t even want to sit here and make content that makes me feel like… I’m a fake piece of shit,” Adam said. “And it shows on my content, on my channel, you can just see that I don’t give a fuck.”
I just don’t care. And I feel like for the last couple of years, I’ve just kinda been lost at what I want to do and what I need to do.”
“It’s just not fuckin’ worth it for me anymore,” he told Drama Alert.
But SkyDoesMinecraft may continue without Adam.
He discussed the idea of turning his channel into a hub for community creations, with fans who upload video reportedly able to earn a percentage from the revenue their videos generate.
And you can catch Adam on a brand new channel
Since quitting, Adam has already gained 1.1 million subscribers on his new channel “NetNobody“; which is focussed on music, rather than gaming.