About Ro / FAQ

Below here, I provide questions and answers so you can get to know me better. Feel free to ask me anything that you want by clicking Ask Me Anything in the sidebar.

Who are you? What do you do?

My name is Romanel Fleming. I was born and raised in Seattle, WA, USA. I've lived in a group home, foster care, and with my biological family.

I started pursuing my hobby of creating content for YouTube in November 2014. At the time, the channel focused on gameplay and commentary of LCPDFR (a police roleplay modification for Grand Theft Auto IV) and Euro Truck Simulator 2. Today, the channel focuses on LSPDFR (a police roleplay modification for Grand Theft Auto V), American Truck Simulator, Rainbow Six Siege, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Life Is Strange (and it's prequel, Before The Storm).

Before YouTube, I was a graphic designer, originally creating personal logos back in 2013. In 2015, I decided to try creating vehicle textures of modified GTA V vehicle models. In late 2017, I announced my departure as a public GTA V texture creator, due to my YouTube channel, work, and personal life.

In 2016, I started working as a crew member at Five Guys, and am still working there. As a crew member, my work schedule is not stable, which causes issues when trying to run my YouTube channel. As a result, my channel cannot consistantly release content.

What's your current phone, and how do you have it set up?

My current phone is the OnePlus 5. It has 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB of storage, a headphone jack, dual-camera setup in the rear, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, sleek design, and a 5.5" display. It runs the latest version of OxygenOS, which is OnePlus' custom, near-stock variant of Android (currently on Android Nougat).

Because of the high-end specs that this device features, it runs incredibly smooth, something you won't see on any iPhone. And the Dash Charging on this device is something impressive. As if the battery life on this device is not good enough, charging the device from 5% to 50% only takes less than 30 minutes. The slogan for Dash Charge is simple and honest, a day's power in half an hour. And as if all these great specs, great features, and great battery life and charging don't sound great enough, the price of this device is the really impressive part. This phone costed $529.

For the launcher, I use Lawnchair. It's a customized version of Google's Pixel launcher, an not available on the Google Play Store. While featuring very little customization options, I prefer it over any other launcher as it has just what I need. It's simple and easy to use.

I don't really have any games on my phone. What I do have is the normal array of applications that I use on a day-to-day basis. This includes Discord, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. For music, I use Spotify as it usually has the music that I need. When it doesn't, I use SoundCloud.

How did you come up with your nickname?

Back in mid-2015, when the internet knew me as R0Fleming, I was desperate for a new name. I wanted something unique, something that stood out and really clinged to me. One night, while playing a random session of Grand Theft Auto: Online, I asked a few friends what my new nickname should be. The game's text chat immediately blew up with insults, silly names, but nothing serious and/or fitting. At some point, someone typed “vect0r”, which I liked, because it resembled the artwork that I create under my (now titled) 'VEKTR0creations' name. But, part of me wanted something a little more unique. A few minutes later, I came up with “vektr0”, and immediately typed it into the chat. A large majority of my friends agreed to the idea, and just a few short days later, VEKTR0 came alive across the internet.

Why is your logo a wolf?

Well, first of all, my logo is actually a fox. Second, I wanted a new logo as I had gotten bored of my previous logo which made no sense, so I started thinking about an animal. First, I asked people if they'd prefer feline or canine, with no reference as to what the answer would be for. From there, I decided to go with a fox. When I created my fox logo, I wanted it to keep the style of my old logo, so with the help of others, my current design released. The current fox design, titled 'fl0manel v1.0', features the same forehead, eyes, and honeycomb texture as my old logo. It also features full straight lines, with no curves, matching my previous designs. While the old face logo had variants for the different divisions under the VEKTR0 name, this new fox logo is universal.

How did you come up with your lettering?

I used to create my own lettering, always keeping it sharp, uniform, and different. In 2016, I decided to switch to actual fonts. My current font of choice is called Raider Crusader, which comes with quite a huge amount of options.

Why did you start your YouTube channel, and what were your plans for it?

I started YouTube just to see what it was like. It turned out, people started to enjoy the content that I was producing. There was no plan. Growing up, I wanted to entertain, to be funny, to be liked by people. I was bored, without a job, without a real purpose. I loved playing video games and watching YouTube videos. I gave YouTubing a shot and became addicted. 3 years later and here we are. While still a small channel, I have an audience from all over the globe.

What kind of videos are on your YouTube channel?

When my channel first started in 2014, the main focus was LCPDFR (police roleplay mod for Grand Theft Auto IV) and Euro Truck Simulator 2. Over time, my channel shifted focuses, introducing new games such as The Long Dark, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Sims 4. LCPDFR was eventually replaced by LSPDFR (police roleplay mod for Grand Theft Auto V), and Euro Truck Simulator 2 was replaced by American Truck Simulator. Eventually, both series' were replaced by San Andreas: Law and Worldwide Trucking. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege became a part of the channel in 2016, with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands joining the channel upon the game's launch in early 2017. Now, the channel focuses on the San Andreas: Franchise, Worldwide Trucking, Rainbow Six: Siege, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and random Clips.

Besides Clips, all videos on the channel feature gameplay with commentary. Sometimes, there are livestreams. Sometimes, I have friends with me. But all the time, the content is intended to entertain.

What programs and equipment do you use to make YouTube videos?

Let's start with getting some of my equipment known. My microphone is a Blue Spark XLR microphone (signed by TheNorthernAlex), connected to my mixer, a Behringer Q502-USB. That mixer is connected to my custom gaming PC.

When I start a recording, audio starts first. For that I use a free program called 'Audacity'. For a noise-gate, I use a free program called 'Noise Gator'. When I record Discord audio, I use 'VoiceMeeter Banana' (also a free program). Once audio is recording and I'm in game, I start gameplay (audio and video) recording with Nvidia Share (known as ShadowPlay), which is available for Nvidia's higher-end graphics cards. Once all recording is finished, recordings get moved to my laptop, an Apple MacBook Air, to edit with Final Cut Pro X.

Once editing is finished, the final project gets moved back to my PC, and I use Google Chrome to upload to YouTube. Thumbnails are edited/created using Adobe Photoshop CS6, fitting screenshots into my set templates.

Is there anyone that you would like to shout out?

First of all, I would like to thank Jase Wolf (a.k.a. Jwbjnwolf), who's super awesome and MADE THIS WEBSITE! That's right, he pretty much did everything while I was cluelessly stumbling around in the dark (a.k.a. HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and all that blah stuffs).

Secondly, I'd like to shout out to Kovin for being an awesome subscriber to my channel, and being the most active subscriber.

And third, a huge shoutout to the first person to donate to my channel. He goes by the name 'somniumisdreaming'. Thank you very, very much.

Favorite gaming channels?

I have to start with SpeirsTheAmazingHD, who's the first YouTuber that I ever subscribed to. Without him, I don't know where I'd be. He's helped me through some pretty rough times, and without him, I wouldn't have found BayAreaBuggs and Code Zero Gaming. Within Code Zero, I watch Polecat324, TheNorthernAlex, and Y0telex. I also watch Officer Prophet, Rooster Teeth (Achievement Hunter and Let's Play), as well as BrownMan (former member of Rooster Teeth).

Favorite tech channels?

When it comes to technology-based YouTube channels, I frequently find myself watching videos from LinusTechTips and Unbox Therapy. I also enjoy watching videos from 9to5Mac, PhoneDog, and iDeviceHelp.

What type of music do you listen to?

I was introduced to Hip-Hop/Rap in 2004, which I frequently listened to until 2014. In 2011, I was introduced to EDM, originally listening to Dubstep.

Though I mostly enjoy the life-threatening sounds of Dubstep (you know, the robot sex noises, growls, and storms of bass) as well as Drum & Bass, I also enjoy the calmer side of Electronic music, such as House and Progressive House.

Favorite artists in Hip-Hop/Rap?

Eminem (Marshall Mathers). Simply put, the Rap God himself is forever going to be my #1 pick for best rapper.
Besides his solo career, the head of Shady Records is also part of a duo with Royce da 5’9” (also a favorite rapper of mine, also from Detroit) called Bad Meets Evil, as well as a member of D12 (Dirty Dozen).

Royce da 5’9” (Ryan Daniel Montgomery) is an incredible lyricist and is part of the duo PRhyme with DJ Premier, as well as a quarter of Slaughterhouse (with Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, and Joe Budden). In 2016, Ryan started his own label, Bad Half Entertainment, and released a mixtape (“Trust The Shooter”) and a studio album (“Layers”) through it.

Favorite artists in Electronic music?

Datsik (Troy Beetles). The Firepower Records leader and half of the duo called Ephwurd (with Bais Haus) is incredible.
There are not any songs from him that I could say I dislike. He’s dynamic, but his wobbles are always insane. As for a favorite track from him, there’s just too many to pick from.
He started Firepower Records after being a part of Excision’s Rottun Recordings, naming the label after his hit “Firepower”. His most recent release is his Darkstar EP, which released on 25 March.

Another member of Firepower Records is Bear Grillz, who is also one of my favorite artists in Electronic music. Excision’s powerful, bass-heavy tunes are what get him to be one of my favorite dubstep artists as well.
Leader of Rottun Recordings, part of Destroid Music, this guy is sure to kill the scene with bass.

Next up is the legendary Virtual Riot, a German producer who's created amazing songs across several genres (Dubstep, Melodic, Riddim, and Future Bass). Valentin is signed to Disciple Recordings.

Last, but certainly not least, Barely Alive. Currently my favorite duo in music, Matt and Willie have released plenty of tracks across several genres, from Dubstep, to Drum & Bass, to Hip-Hop/Rap, to Trap, and so on. They are currently signed to Disciple Recordings. While it's impossible for me to pick a favorite track, here are some tracks worth checking out:
- “Rompa Stompa”, Badklaat [DUBSTEP]
- “CA$H”, Barely Alive [DUBSTEP]
- “Earthshine”, Chime [MELODIC]
- “Basement Dwellers”, Barely Alive & Virtual Riot [RIDDIM]
- “Everyday”, Virtual Riot feat. Yosie [MELODIC]
- “Sahara”, Soltan [DUBSTEP]

For more songs that I recommend, check out my Spotify playlist.