|All Hail King Lucky for helping me out of my newbness!|
Embedding is a toy of the devil! (especially if you don't use a direct html file link)
|1st ever on a Greth Vid Report replay ownage thing!|
I thought it was funny when your mom called. =) Good humor throughout the report but there were some bland parts, especially when you mentioned them. Only thing I can think of is to just start randomly making fun of Dag's mom.
Good work! A valiant effort! 7.9!
|Haha, that was certainly unique. And yeah, the mom calling was certainly the highlight. Also some interesting quips and quotes there, such as "massive-er force of goons"|
Its always fun to see br.com/nohunters people in games. I think you picked the right reporting style. Since it was "non-pro" you dont want to be all serious like the pro commentators are.
I give it a 7 but almost gave it an 8, good job.
Again, I don't want the writers of regular reports to just think video reports are an easy way to get a 7 or 8. We'll stick these in a separate section eventually.
|Nondeju, My first thought was: this guy actually sounds like he comments, but after the first minute tg someone else stepped in to do the comments :)|
I actually enjoyed this Greth, especially your "I'm gonna eat a cookie now" comment. I have the same problem with pronouncing zealot, but overall your posh british accent is a lot better than mine.
Make more, please. 8
|Dibbler, your words of praise mean a lot. Thank you ... |
Wait ... "sounds as he comments" Wtf do you mean by that? :P
JV, they are easy ways to get 7 and 8's :P I'm gonna make a shitload of these now so they can buffer the hit of an eventual written report.
Also, I wonder what you have to do to get these kind of reports up into the 9s ... And I mean purely by Video comment, not just dressing up the "report shell"
|Show a picture of a pretty girl. =p|
I wonder if it's possible to get a 10 on an Audio Commentary. I don't think it'd be possible considering there really isn't much flair to it.
JV needs to get a different section for these reports. It's hard to judge them based off of the normal ratings.
|I think it would be possible to get a very high rating if you reported on a really great game, especially between players everyone knows, if you wrote some text around it, perhaps, and embedded the actual video in some great graphics . . . I think it's doable. Wouldn't mind trying it someday when I have time. |
|Ahhh!! It says the next videos aren't available!!|
I was enjoying myself.
|a few comments...|
- polish, polish, polish. Psy mentioned in the comments that there isn't a lot of flair to go along with video reporting, but I disagree. there can be plenty of flair if you give it some. your report was certainly unique (considering there have only been two video reports) but it was once again black text on a white background; if this report was a car, it would still be a prototype. give it that extra bit of effort to make it look cohesive and polished.
- doing a report on a boring game is never a good thing. put lipstick on a pig and it's still a pig... a polished turd.. etc etc. plenty of sayings to go along with a situation like this. it is fun to be able to write about people we all know and interact with, but a game this boring is hard to enjoy.
- i think Psy did the correct thing in analyzing the game he reported at a technical level. he understands build orders, strategies, the professional scene.. this gives him justification to strictly do an analysis rather than a humorous report. you on the other hand have no real professional gaming experience, as you said yourself, and it makes the report drag since it still felt like you were structuring the report to give analysis of the gamers. it's very hard to do this in a free for all because there are three different players with three different builds and thoughts all coming into play at once. at points you were doing little more than describing the action, and that can really slow down the flow of something like this.
- for some reason the perspective felt wrong. i think it might be because you hinted at things that were going to happen that hadn't happened yet. try not to do that.
- loved the very beginning. you really had me with what sounded to me like a Yakov Smirnov bit. "In Soviet Russia, drones mine you!"
I think what you really need to do is find your niche as far as video reports go. don't try to weigh yourself down with a strategic analysis of the game and just be funny with it... you made me laugh a few times but it got tiring to listen to "the zerglings move here" and "this happened then." try to make something unique about the next one.
|Thank you mattz. You have put a lot of pressure on my shoulders, I appreciate it |
|Thank you mattz. You have put a lot of pressure on my shoulders, I appreciate it HRT.|
I realised it would get repetitive after a while. But I remembered that the game had a lot of funny stupid bits, only after I started the commentary did I realise that these events were five to ten minutes away from each other. I ended up missing quite a lot.
So maybe me and psy will hook up for a dual on some moderately skilled games. He can do the boring informative stuff while I'll play the uninterested prick looking to distract the crowd with a witty dance or something.
Again, thanks for the huge wall of text, it shows that you care. I will take all of this into account next time around.(That line was not sarcastic, nether was this one.)
(Double comment cuz I'm a whore like that, and because the HRT messed it up :'()
|Heh, that intro was pretty good |
|It was also pretty long and boring, peppered with some good jokes and a funny Belgian accent. Good enough for a 6 |
|I've only watched the first part so far, but I have a few comments. First off, excellent timing on the accent switch: that semi-russian accent was beginning to grate on me and I was just about to give up when I hear this new voice come on. And,as an American, I can't turn off anything where someone with a British accent is attempting to explain stuff to me. It's in the Constitution.|
A few points so far were pretty funny, I thought. The line about "but I have a card, see?" and then you played with the card made me laugh out loud. Yes, it's stupid, I know.
Anyway, that's all I can think of right now. On with the show!
|Video 5 is being a pain, so I'll finish watching later. For now let me say: I laughed out loud when you were eating the cookie and, with your mouth full, said "Oh, look, zerglings!" Something about that tone struck me as hilarious. Also, "we just attack move our shit and hope it kills something" and "Greth finally remembered what race he was and made an arbiter" made me laugh as well.|
I've played Ashwin's pet monkey, and he's a lot better at bw than that, I assure you.
Question(s): Is "Twee" said like a little kid who hasn't quite got the hang of "three" (like "wii" with a t sound in front) or with some weird European pronounciation? And is "drie" said like "brie" or with some weird European pronounciation? Is "vier" pronounced like "veer" or said with some weird... oh, you know. I assume that "vijf," since it looks like gibbersh, is pronounced in some weird European way...like, say "five."
Oh, and when your mom called and you gave that defeated sigh...I totally laughed at your pain, there. Yes, I am a bad person. ;p
|Yeah, the game did drag along a bit. What can I say?|
Twee. That's a tough one to explain. the "ee" is not pronounced as in English, more like ... the e's in "eeey" like the Fonz would say it, but without the Y at the end. That's the best I can come up with (and I went far)
Drie you got spot on.
Same with Vier
Vijf, yeah, that ij scares a lot of people. it's basically pronounced like. "Wèèèè" the crying of a baby. Yes, that is sadist and racist towards babies, but what are they gonna do about it?
Really glad you liked it. It was the very first time I talked to myself in front of a computer, while actually recording it.
Around the middle of the game I realised that this game was going nowhere, and yes the ending is me just scouring the minimap for any semblance of activity.
I personally think my second one is better, because I could make fun of Dagomar being canadian. But I guess its just a lot more forced that the first one. I haven't posted it up on the site yet (only in the forum) because I'm gonna wait for an actual vidrep section. Next vidrep I post here will be with a nice shiny css frame.
|The game could have been better, but it was actually kind of funny since I knew the players. Overall, I found the commentary pretty good. It was funny, but you managed to do it without making it seemed forced, which can be hard to do. There were some times where I noticed you were simply describing exactly what was happening on the screen, though in an ffa there is a lot going on and it was maybe a bit hard to keep up. I have no experience with these new fangled vidreports so I dunno how difficult it is to keep up on the action. :P|
Anyways I enjoyed this and am certainly hoping for more!
|Glad you asked Decay, there IS more:|
Well, this was my first time actually doing this, and I didn't plan anything. It's pretty hard to keep up with the game but then, two seconds later it completely dies down and you need to figure out something to say. A silence of two or three seconds really feels like a lifetime when you're commentating.
Deffo the hardest part is talking while not actually paying attention to what you're saying. You need to talk, look at the minimap, scan for things happening AND think of a good way to say what you're seeing.
In a written report you have plenty of time to do this (ever since replays came out anyway. The old schoolers had to write it down when it was happening, when they were playing themselves)
In writing you need to focus on the medium, the text, the pics, the framework. In commentating you only have to focus on the game, because that's all you got. You don't have time to weave a story, or make a pun. It's all linear, either you think of the joke or you don't, either you SEE the battle, or you don't. No second chance.
|I liked it. I don't think it was great, but you did a good job with a sloppy game. Obviously cut down on the um, and maybe a little less discussion of your own inability? The humor was mostly well-done. Overall, about a 7. |
|LOL, I loved parts of it. I always prefer casual games between NHers to reports on pro games.|
If it were half as long and just as good I'd give it an 8. Since it dragged a bit in places though I'd give it a 7.
|Very funny, mostly because it seemed like it could happen to anyone at anytime. Pro games may be better to watch, but games like this are funnier. |