EZA Group Streams



  • @sentinel-beach Yeah, I just finished the anniversary stream as well and also walked away feeling disappointed. For me, I enjoy group streams when the group plays together as well... a group. While Kirby had that, it was marred by technical difficulties and Smash was cancelled due to forgetting the disc. So we're left with a bunch of single player experiences. Usually, that could be interesting as well but this particular instance saw a lot of repeating the same thing over and over. Same stage in Pandemonium!, same balloon over and over in Mario Odyssey, etc.

    Honestly, I feel like these anniversary streams would benefit from theming, as opposed to a grab bag of whatever. So instead of letting the community pick the game (which I've never honestly been a fan of, but that's an entirely different conversation) have them pick the theme. Easy Allies is a hidden gem of the internet, so maybe a stream where the Allies bring in their own hidden gems to play. We all love an uneasy alliance, so co-op games could be brought to the table. Just something that makes it seem like more of an event instead of a regular stream would work well.

    Also, maybe it's just me being a weirdo, but Ian doing that strange... dance... movement... thing actually gave me anxiety every time I saw it.



  • Not a particularly exciting group stream, sorry to say. I voted for Simpsons, so should've you. These Wii games were just all so boring, the vibes weren't there for many of the Allies, I could see. Kyle's cheat trick at the final minutes was pretty much the only part that got me laughing.



  • I absolutely cannot stand the Far Cry series but my jaw was on the floor with Jones' custom map of the intro to Resident Evil 2. This type of creativity can help bring newcomers to EZA. If a streamer or other players come across that map, they can easily be informed about EZA Patreon. I LOVE things like this. Awesome work Jones!



  • This was a pretty fun group stream after all. Imagination was used. :) Would have still liked only one winner, but hey, now we got four. I updated the winners list accordingly, and we even got a new name on it. I also moved the whole list to the opening post of this thread, so it's now much easier to find.



  • As someone who's been messing around with Far Cry Arcade a lot, i'm glad to know that i'm not alone in my struggles with that editor. The console version has so many little annoying things that brings down the fun of making levels a bit.
    Anyway, the tournament was fun to watch! Great to see each team's efforts and struggles to realize their wild vision, and finally Don gets to win, so it's even better for everyone.



  • Fun stream but somewhat disappointed it wasn't a tournament.



  • @bam541

    Oh I was getting stressed watching them attempt to use that editor. It's not only you for sure.



  • I do love all of the design challenges, although the FarCry editor isn't super intuitive. The captain idea helped quite a bit, otherwise it would have been a disaster. That poor overworked yeti though...



  • I'm calling BS on all of the results of this week tournament, team 1 used all of the map and nailed both the fantasy element and tilt so they should have won, Don won the MVP vote by using his full turn telling Ian to build stairs and the man who came with the reception Yeti idea was the least valuable player!!



  • I didn't wait to watch the MVP vote, but while the stairs was genius and turned out really well, Brad was easily the most valuable player. He was coming up with idea left and right and some stuff ended up being amazing, Like the Yeti's pose making him look like he's doing some typing.



  • Well... I kinda doubt people were really voting on who was the most valuable, instead who they like the most. Don will always win those. 😊

    I personally preferred team 1, but that Yeti receptionist was pretty great.



  • @a7x458 I get you. As much as I will always love the design lab streams, it does feel a little strange to label them as a tournament, considering how subjective they are in comparison to all the other tournaments.

    I'm actually toying around with the idea of creating a level to honor our yeti friend.



  • According to the schedule (and Kyle on Patreon) we're getting a nine-hour(!) surprise bonus group stream on Thursday. Damn! O_o
    Some new reveals about Patreon tiers etc., propably?



  • I am hoping it will be an 9-hour long stream where an optometrist visits EZA HQ and wreaks havoc on Huber and Ben.



  • Gotta give some love to the recent Fortnite stream. It was great to see the perspective of all four Allies (despite audio sync issues) and they really started to improve as a group as the rounds went on. Hope we get some more of these!



  • @sentinel-beach Judging by what Damiani said in the Super Mario 64 Stream I think it's probably a Metal Gear Solid 1 Full Playthrough.

    Edit: Nah, it's another Fundraiser. I think the full MGS1 playthrough is going to be at some sort of Easy Livin' in the Summer then.



  • I just want them to use Discord for group voice chat. It's really off-putting listening to their voice in such a low quality. I realize that it's a minor flaw, but I think the stream quality would be a lot better. I don't know how viable it is from a stream set-up perspective but It would be a great addition to the already awesome streams.



  • Quite a lot of mixed feelings in the YouTube comments for the Better Stuff Before E3 Fundraiser video. I have mixed feelings as well, there are some solid arguments on both sides about the current status of EZA in general, about how they've grown and developed during these two years. I'd be really, really interested to see the upcoming Patreon tier changes soon. And there was a good suggestion, for example, about shooting a bunch of Fancy Fifteen episodes in one sitting and making it a weekly show that way, I'd be super into that.



  • @sentinel-beach There were a lot of amazing suggestions from patrons in that April update Patreon post, I wish Brandon addressed all of those in Cup of Jones. Maybe they'll talk about them in Thursday's stream.



  • I hate to say it but i agree with alot of the comments on that video, the one thing i didn't see anyone mention is merchandise, i have Funhaus and Kinda funny shirts but i don't have any Easy Allies shirts, they have alot of talented people in the community that can draw amazing designs to put on a shirts or a mugs.. etc and they do nothing with it, i just went on the store from the main easy allies website and there's the same old merch likr cases for i phones 6/6s, plus the new design L&R t shirts are not there !!!

    Plus i just Googled Easy Allies t shirts and i got a link to redbubble and there's alot of good shirts but who is making the money from them?