Controversial opinion on EZA



  • Yeah, it's kind of silly that Easy Update is titled as if it's the successor to Mandatory Update. It's a let's play and a song more often than not, none of which is anything like a comedic news show. I wish something like The Final Bosman, Bosman at Home, Not Funny GT, or Mandatory Update would get made, but the Allies seem unwilling to pre-write any of their shows anymore.



  • May I ask: Are you a Patron? If not, then I guess you wouldn't know that Mr. Jones answered some of these concerns in his Q&A Cup of Jones. I'm not entirely sure how you could get access to it without paying $1 for a month. I have many of the same concerns, but not from content type, but rather from sheer content size. In that episode's comment section, I addressed their ENTIRE content output, which is:

    EZA Podcast
    FrameTrap
    Huber Syndrome
    Easy Update
    Tabletop Escapades
    EZAnime
    Fiasconauts
    Community Comments
    Reaction Shots
    Reviews
    Retrospectives
    Game Sleuth
    Spoiler Mode
    Don't Skip
    Friend Code
    Zelda Talk
    Monthly Patreon Q&A
    The promise of $45K, another Trailer show (I would LOVE it, but that's counter to the point I'm making)
    Cup of Jones
    (I'm not counting Don's Discount Gaming, as Mr. Casanova does those when he pleases, so I don't think of those as promised or regular, despite their wonderful quality)

    I love how there is something for any kind of gamer, but it's A LOT. Also, on the Q&A that went public today, the next Game Sleuth has the VO RECORDED!!! So it's in the throws of Post-production.

    I can't watch streams except on demand for those I want to, and I prefer some of the other content. I expressed concern they maybe doing too much, but if they can handle it, more power to them.



  • @Haru17 Not Funny, GT was about 8 episodes, no? Although that reminds me of Opinion Yell, which I'd also love more of.

    @Brannox now there.. is an opinion I can get behind. I try my hardest to watch as much as I can but there is just too much to choose from, which is honestly a weird complaint to type out. Sometimes less is more, as they say. But if I had to honestly rate my satisfaction level with The Nine, it's a perfect ten outta ten so far.



  • @SabotageTheTruth So was First Fifteen, whereas The Final Bosman was probably more than 40 or so — your point?



  • @SabotageTheTruth when I have the time to enjoy some good gaming content I don't care to watch them do table top or play fiasco. That's just me though. Easy update is always hit or miss for me. I personally don't care for Ian's work most the time. I also don't like watching ppl play video games.

    Though the trial of Bosman was great, betting specials will never be the same... the other crew members have their strengths but none of them carry the charisma and personality that Huber and Bosman have. But I still get enjoyment out of them :)

    They do make a lot of content but Its mostly focused on panels and twitch. i would like to see them do more of the creative content stuff like retrospective and game slueth or other similar types of ideas. It would mean them spending less time with their discussion shows or tabletop. But they obviously don't need to listen to me lol.

    The one show that brought me to GT was The Final Bosman and it's whacky insightful humour. Plus the bonus bits and lore lol. I would throw money at Bosman if it would get him doing that again.



  • @Haru17 Just seemed a little out of place when listed side by side with some of the shows that were updated weekly. Although my eyes didn't catch Bosman at Home, which has even less. That Black and Decker sponsorship really needs to pull through.



  • @Haru17 The Final Bosman was over 135 episodes



  • @CGamor7 Well you're in luck fella! That Dark Souls retrospective is coming real soon.

    It sounds as though you miss more of the 'produced' content. Again, a studio would alleviate some of these problems.



  • @Brannox yeah I'm a $5 patreon. Was $10, probably soon to be $0 unfortunately. but I'll always have my @Brannox lists! Lol

    @SabotageTheTruth yeah that's exactly what I miss lol.



  • @CGamor7 Game Sleuth/Retros aren't something that can be produced weekly



  • @ib0show I figured it could be a ton more. Not numbered, so I had no real sense.

    @SabotageTheTruth I don't see how there being few episodes of a three-minute joke show makes it unattainable in some way. Kyle is still funny. Ben too. They could make some of their old content if they tried.



  • @ib0show That sort of work load would require some sort of... suicide squad.



  • @ib0show I know, I mentioned that it's completely understandable they don't. But I speak to what @SabotageTheTruth saud about produced content in general.



  • @SabotageTheTruth or less them talking and streaming lol 😂 But that's what they like to do so that's ok.



  • @CGamor7 Also I would love it if they could do more creative fun content that's that's scripted but they need more money to do those. Would love it if Blood can do Backtrack but that opens up more problems, would love a Final Bosman Esque Show or Moon Wars to come back but they lack the funds. We can only hope they grow.
    Edit: Also less streams doesn't equal more content



  • @ib0show Ugh, Backtrack was so good too. Okay, I may have skipped a few things when I said there wasn't that much to miss.



  • @CGamor7 Hahahahahaha! Thanks.



  • Well I've never liked streams (in general) that much and considering a good chunk of the EZA content is streamed (or similar) it's pretty easy to see what my stance on this is.
    That said I understand the difference in time and effort (not to mention logistically) makes proper scripted shows harder to do compared to the more loose and streamed structure. But I still prefer proper "shows".

    For example I really loved the 1UP and Co-Op shows.

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    In the future when they eventually get a studio I hope they tone down the streams and focus more on shows.



  • @CGamor7 said in Controversial opinion on EZA:

    yeah I'm a $5 patreon. Was $10, probably soon to be $0 unfortunately.

    I understand your position, about not wanting to pay for what you're getting right now if it's not exactly what you want. It makes sense for you in the short term, but the price for what you're asking for has been pretty clearly defined as a studio space. I'm not trying to guilt anyone, but if what you want is more pre-produced content shows, you should be INCREASING your donation to help them sooner hit their studio goal, if enough people decrease their patronage for similar reasons, we get further away from the kind of content they used to be able to produce at GT. Which is what you ultimately want long term.

    I mean, overall - the Patreon is still doing well. So obviously it's not all resting on your shoulders or wallet - but as with any crowdfunded thing, every bit helps!



  • This is a good thread, got me thinking about stuff. I'd also really, really love to see more produced and scripted shows, but it's studio we're missing, like stated above.

    I think the Allies are streaming a lot, which is both good and bad in a way. Hard to pinpoint. I really like the more surprising themes and games, like Kyle's Dumb Game Monday and stuff like that, Huber trying some horror games, and then again I'm not interested at all in something like Xenoblade which seems to be what Ben plays all the time. Same goes for Damiani's super long Final Fantasy runs etc.