I'm gonna say it's probably patreon that ate it, any time I make a long post or edit it more than once it'll vanish from patreon. And even if I copy the post before that happens and try to repost it the site still won't post it.
It's basically why I rarely submit anything for L&R, patreon needs to fix quite a few things.
I doubt they would ever outright delete a post unless there was a good reason, but I doubt they would otherwise discuss their former employers for obvious reasons. It was probably going to be ignored, unless they felt it a big enough issue to discuss but since it involves a previous place of employment it looks bad on them in the business world.
In the off chance EZA is no longer a thing they probably shouldn't have any burnt bridges out there, that's why you never bad mouth a previous boss on social media.
Unless it happened at GT they don't have much to say about it, and if it DID then it becomes a legal issue. So either way...
Im a little late to this thread. I think its a great idea. I myself had issues with the content snd expressed it in these forums too. However, after scimming the thread, i wanted to add my own thoughts on a topic.
This ironically is something I never thought about when watching EZA. For myself without going into great detail, I'm not religious or atheist. Yet, I try to be mindful of the words I use. Its very hard. Instead of devaluing what was said by using context as an argument, I believe the person should mean what they say and say what they mean. We use a lot of empty words and phrases. In practice if we truly spoke with purpose, we would offend each other a lot less. Why use words when they literally have no meaning to you and yet could have all the meaning in the world to others. Anyways that's my 2 cents.
I like both, as was mentioned earlier about how Don't Skip also covers past games (Or will eventually) it means that the other niche things people typically bug the allies for (like ben with many JRPGs) could get some coverage. Helps fill in the things that fall through the cracks.
And since they aren't scheduled it can easily ramp up production or slow it down when the need arises, and make for some tasty surprises here and there.
Most of the time reviews are put up long after I've played through and beaten the game, whether it's an EZA review or someone else's since I'll have the time to explore multiplayer in specific games I'll have the breadth of insight that review sites typically spend weeks/months covering before reaching a final verdict.
Which leaves reviews in a weird place for me, on one hand I like knowing if the ally reviewing a game shares my opinion, but I've also digested the game already so there's very few times where something is covered that I didn't already know about, whereas Don't Skip could potentially bring in an indie title I've only heard of once or twice (assuming it hasn't hit twitch overplayed hype status by then) or just an older game I never pulled the trigger on and it kinda got tossed aside by games media.
So I find value in both. Also yeah....Jones is "The voice" I used to go on GT just to hear him on reviews before I ever put names to faces on any of the other staff members on GT Time, final bosman, etc. So changing him...would probably ADD work instead of alleviate it due to needing to train the other allies to be comfortable with narration (And as I recall it's not a job any of them seem to want anyway), and as Blood said it's actually valuable to continue having his voice associated with their content for anyone who was like me and would've originally only recognized GT from him speaking.
@Sentinel-Beach I usually have the main stream up and the allies stream as well, switching between them depending if I"m interested more in the Allies thoughts or the game itself. I'll usually mute them whenever they talk over someone. I rewatch the allies stream when I go through e3 withdrawals in the next months...
Also, whenever chat is readable it's usually pretty negative during e3. I turned it off during everything for the most part. It also goes so fast that it seemed to be lagging the stream itself.
I was looking into it earlier this year and decided it wasn't really worth the trouble. If anyone else wants to do it, that's cool, but I really didn't need another task to add to my checklist every time a review goes live.
I thought a lot about my initial HOG speech after playing Mega Man Legends this week. While I probably won't ever rewatch it, because I'll just be ashamed, I do plan to come back to the deliberations with a much stronger case next time
I definitely love this ban rule and thought it was implemented perfectly. It immediately added more stakes to the proceedings than the first stream originally had. If someone doesn't care for it, very obviously they are salty about Sim City 4 getting banned. Those sweet graphs will be back in a year, don't you worry.
Really though, much love to Ian for nominating one of my favorite games of all time. So close to getting in as well! Hopefully SOTN gets its rightful spot next time.
Jones already qualified the $50K goal by saying that it wouldn't really change the Allies' travel time or behavior. The task of actually getting these people into a room together is unchanged by having a space, it just changes the target from Brandon's garage. Ben and Brad (or maybe it was someone else besides Ben) apparently live a good ways and a lot of traffic apart from each other and Brandon's home. A studio wouldn't create more group streams, as very few streams outside of the regular Tuesday one ever feature more than one ally in person. So I'm not really bothered about reaching $50K or not. It doesn't seem like the Allies will change much regardless, and I could give a damn about sets and production value.
@MCRMJ said in So where are we actually supposed to raise questions?:
On the Twitch part of your post, we don't 'ban' people for simply asking questions. We only ask that when you're asking overly complex questions that have no chance of being answered then to ask in a more appropriate setting.
People ask the same question two, three, four times during streams, then get annoyed when it doesn't get seen or answered. This can have various effects on chat.
I have an idea of what and who you are talking about regarding the 'troll' comment and why we time people out. It's in the rules. Don't antagonise people. Some of these comments aren't just 'outside of the norm' or 'taboo' they're just downright rude. That's why we timeout or remove certain comments.
If you've got specific comments about a particular mod or action taken, honestly, bring it to the attention of another mod in a PM (doing it through here is usually the best way).
Otherwise, what Blood said.
PS - Youtube is Youtube. Seems like nastiness is just expected in comments there as it is for every other channel. It disgusts me but you have to expect it.
That last part I can't stress enough, this is a lot of why most people don't allow comments on their videos. Otherwise it generally is a wildwest of awfulness.
Just flagrant disrespect and toxicity that even in my most rage induced moments would not stoop to.