Thanks, Kristin. This is one of those times I guess I wish I had an iPhone..generally, I love my android though. Oh well, looks like I will have to stick to desktop Patreon.
Musician, I am also passionate about technology, videogames (especially Final Fantasy) and movies
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Patreon App limitations?
I recently got the moble app and noticed that polls don't show up and also, I can't make any posts! The only things I can do are read posts and take links to the video content..Is this correct? If so, who can I contact to let them know.. so maybe we can have an actually useful app!? Sorry, if I sound frustrated, desktop Patreon is great, but I mainly use my phone for this stuff...
RE: How long have you been an ally?
I realize this is an essay, but I'm very passionate about this group, so if you can handle it, please bear with me!
Back in the day, I Went to GT for reviews and trailers from the late PS2 era (2005-2010) and (like Kyle) I mostly followed 1-UP. When 1-UP finally went under, I felt pretty bummed out and largely stopped gaming. I was also getting older and gaining more responsibilities like trying to figure out what I wanted to really do as a career! Anyway, I did continue to follow the industry through NeoGAF and roughly 3 years later I stumbled upon a thread then titled, "Likable GT guy gets his own show". Through that, I first saw that awesome Playstation meeting do's and dont's vid, aka, the first unofficial Final Bosman.
It was such a breath of fresh air!! What this guy was saying was sensible, insightful, creative, funny, but most of all, devoid of all the negative nagging pessimism and or loud ignorance just for the hits that now seemed to pervade the industry. I thought to myself, "my god, I agree with everything this fellow says because he's not an annoying disingenuous douche!!" Upon seeing this episode I was hooked as a casual fan. And this also helped re-kindle my interest in gaming and the upcoming PS4.
Somewhere around E3 2015, I watched an episode that had some sort of in-show reference and I realized I had not really payed that much attention to the lore though! So, I revisited the (now titled) Final Bosman thread, and noticed I had missed more than I had thought! Shortly after E3, and my elation and reeling from the Sony conference had subsided, I went all the way back to the beginning and binge-watched the entire show.
By doing this, I realized that GT had developed a lot of other personality driven content besides TFB, and, delighted at this discovery, I endeavored to catch up on as much of the other shows as well! I was in heaven having realized GT had become a spiritual successor of sorts to 1UP...However, as I caught up on the old episodes and other old shows, learned about the Defy acqisition and horrible downsizing that they inflicted, and then the move to that tiny studio even after the god-tier amazing E3 coverage..I began to really worry that GT wasn't just similar to 1-UP it was following exactly the same trajectory as well.... it WAS 1-UP, and seeing that tiny studio, Ian and others making (half)joking comments that Defy would fire them, and subsequently Elyse leaving drove that home in an increasingly alarming fashion.
A lot of me still really wanted to believe that it was going to get better though, and by late January I was basically caught up on all the shows (except Tabletop) so I was finally watching most stuff as it was produced! I decided I was going to make an account in hopes I could actually get involved in the community and maybe even have the opportunity to interact with the actual crew on a stream or something.. Sadly, I had decided this the night before the closure in February. I came home from work, checked the GAF thread as always to see if any interesting comments had been made. Someone mentioned that Defy had decided to pull the plug a few hours ago and was letting everyone go.
I didn't believe it at first, thought it was some sick troll, but I went on twitter and saw the message from Brandon that the final stream would happen that evening. I was just numb, for lack of a better word. It was so sudden, and I couldn't imagine how the team felt. It seemed like such an injustice had been commited, I had grown so attached to these guys due to their incredible chemistry and unique passionate genuine enthusiasm, that I felt like I knew them in real life-though of course-I had never met even one of them! That is how special this team is. So, I watched the stream, and then immediately reached out to the team on Twitter, expressing my sadness and regret that I had not been more active on the site, and I wished everyone luck in landing future endeavors. Over the next week, I noticed that Mr Michael Huber was streaming all on his own, and so I opened a twich account just to reach out and interract with him and the GT community. That definitely helped temporarily.
When EZA was born though, I was so unbelievably excited I stayed up way too late, just watching the Patreon number rise rapidly and reading the new EZA GAF thread as everyone posted their amazement. When I finally got up the next day during the launch stream I immediately became a patron and subscribed on twitch. I couldn't be happier as we close in on three months later :grin: All the EZA content is fantastic, and I couldn't be happier as we are now barelling towards the sequel to the E3 of Dreams!
I'm still catching up on TTA and refuse to watch TTE until Ive completed that other behemoth (Hogger and crew are hilarious, and love you Ben, you are a great DM!!)
@Bosman never change :P , but that is one of the silliest statements you have ever made. It is obvious you are an integral and irreplaceable part of EZA! :D
tl, dr version
I'm an old codger now, having followed the industry and GT since early adulthood, and I am elated that due to the existence of Patreon, we fans were given (and took) the opportunity to save the ex-GT staff from 1-UP's fate. Lets keep it that way, and get them to that studio before E3 2017!!
RE: Don's Discount Gaming - Official Discussion Thread
@SweetJohnnyCage This show in one of the best on EZA, please bring us a season 2, Don!!