Man, I want a comedy news show like Mandatory Update.



  • I was watching some old Mandatory update episodes from the Rob Slusser era, and I really miss it. If the allies ever got time to do that kind of show, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would be overjoyed, especially now that they have a very professional desk!



  • I agree.

    Are they keeping that desk though?



  • It just wouldn't be the same without Elyse.



  • @El-Shmiablo It definitely wouldn't be the same but it would still be awesome. Maybe they could make a Jon Stewart type show with Ian, and then he could have the other allies as guests.



  • I kinda feel like everything they produce is comedy in it's purest form, not forced but just "BOOM" out of nowhere. But yeah, I'm all for more comedy shows if they decide to do one, love me some comedy.



  • I think the reason why Mandatory Update and Easy Update are what they are is because Ian doesn't want to do a news show anymore. It's a shame though, since it's a hole that should be filled. Maybe some Allies could do a short 10-15 minute podcast a few times a week with game news.



  • The update series has probably changed the most through time. I don't dislike the easy update as it is now, but I prefer, both talk show format and the comedy news format. Ian is completely free making this show now, and you can see he mostly makes it up on the fly. I would love to see it in an old format, but it would probably take a lot more time to prepare and he is probably overwhelmed with editing as it is. Plus he enjoys making weird music, as he put it, and I like it to. Maybe when they get a studio, things will change.



  • No thanks, Ian's new show Easy Update is miles better than Mandatory Update imo... I could barely watch Mandatory Update seemed too scripted and the comedy just wasn't funny to me. Ian's strength's are his creativity with his music and his personality mostly because he very different to the other Allies.

    I just prefer Ian's new show it's a breathe of fresh air with his own music that he creates at every start of the show and showing his funky random personality off, I've grown to like Ian alot more now with EZA with him appearing on other shows like TableTop as well than before when he was on GT, I just wouldn't want him to be on another show like Mandatory Update.



  • @Hoken That would be cool but I feel like they're content with mentioning whats been happening during that week during the podcast. Plus during the podcast they get time to voice their opinions on how they feel about something that happened in the industry.



  • @Hoken I feel like it was more because he didn't want to continue it without Elise.



  • I miss mandatory update nights the most. Kyle really let loose on those. Without that we would never have gotten waluigi sneak and love



  • I haven't watched Easy Update in over a year because frankly it's just directionless nothing. It's easily the worst ongoing show they have. Mandatory Update was a show, Easy Update is just whatever Ian feels like recording that week.



  • @suplextrain It's directionless, but that's kind of his concept. Not every episode is a winner, but sometimes he strikes gold.
    I miss mandatory update (especially nights) as well. But this is what Ian currently wants and we should respect that.



  • @ferrisk96 said in Man, I want a comedy news show like Mandatory Update.:

    It's directionless, but that's kind of his concept.

    Which I think is more out of convenience/laziness or a lack of vision than some inspired idea. Basically "I don't know what to do on my new show, so I'll just do whatever". This lack of focus never ever helps during a creative process. Restrictions breed creativity.

    But this is what Ian currently wants and we should respect that.

    No? Their job is to provide the content their supporters wants to see. People don't give them money so they can just fuck around. If for example 99% of all patreon supporters didn't like a show they produced with the money they gave them, should they really be making that show? Absolutely not.
    I mean yeah sure they're not forced to do anything (like if Kyle doesn't want to do a Final Bosman type show then he shouldn't have to) but they should definately try and come up with something their supporters and audience wants. If a person made a show 99% of their supporters doesn't like and that person didn't want to make any other show, should they even be making a show in the first place? Shouldn't that money go elsewhere then?

    Easy Update is one of their less popular shows and it being a weekly show feels like a waste. Heck, making it a monthly or every other week kind of show would maybe help Ian create those better episodes of the show, if he really wants to keep the format.
    As it stands it just feels like money that could be better spent elsewhere.



  • We already have it, it's Easy Allies Podcast, the hit news show featuring tons of comedic bits :p
    That would be cool, but i guess Ian's not really up for it, even back at GT it was kinda like Easy Update now after Elyse left.



  • @suplextrain easy update is one of the best shows



  • @david-berishaj said in Man, I want a comedy news show like Mandatory Update.:

    @suplextrain easy update is one of the best shows

    Subjective. But most people don't agree with you. After all Easy Update gets amongst the least views out of their more recent shows.



  • I'd like it as well, but the show does need Elyse. I can see Ian and Kyle doing it, but they express their takes on the industry in a different way now.



  • @suplextrain said in Man, I want a comedy news show like Mandatory Update.:

    But most people don't agree with you. After all Easy Update gets amongst the least views out of their more recent shows

    This is not actually true. Unless your definition of "amongst" includes nearly everything outside of the Main podcasts, reviews, and Retros. (You said SHOWS. So like Huber Syndrome, EZ Anime, Reaction Shots, etc) Also, I think you should probably not try to ascribe a position for "most" people unless you've polled "most" people. This seems a lot like a personal opinion projected onto others.



  • @tokyoslim said in Man, I want a comedy news show like Mandatory Update.:

    This is not actually true. Unless your definition of "amongst" includes nearly everything outside of the Main podcasts, reviews, and Retros. (You said SHOWS. So like Huber Syndrome, EZ Anime, Reaction Shots, etc)

    What are you on about? I'm not sure if you're dense or if you want to start something. Mandatory Update is not amongst the more popular EZA content. Also when I say shows I mean regular content, not stuff like retrospectives or something.
    You saying it's amongst their more popular content?

    Also, I think you should probably not try to ascribe a position for "most" people unless you've polled "most" people. This seems a lot like a personal opinion projected onto others.

    I don't care if you disagree, but you don't really pay much attention if you think most people think Mandatory Update is the best content EZA releases. There are numerous factors. Average viewcount, general consensus is that Ian is the least liked ally (let's be real here, Ian tends to get the most flak), etc.

    This is getting sidetracked so I don't want to waste more time on this shit. Especially if you think MU is amongst their more popular content despite having nothing to back it up with. I've already presented my criticism and I don't care if you disagree.


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