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This looks incredibly fun.
*Looks in crystal ball*
Unfortunately this thread will be ruined by some random yahoos who do not like female leads and women that aren't blonde hair blue eyed with giant chesticles. I see the invoking of 3 letters, accusations of agenda, and calling the developers lib... librarians. Yes.
All jokes aside (I wasn't joking the crystal ball doesn't lie), this looks awesome especially the naval combat.
Fantastic. How was my analogy wrong? How was it wrong to mention for the people who only look at the games mentioned in all these "crpg resurgent" articles that there are tons more games they could be interested in? Obviously, to you, the wrong place is in a fucking thread about fucking crpgs.So who do you think actually have bought these lesser titles? Obviously fans of the genre You are just assuming people reading that article or in this thread are outliers to the crpg genre and we/they have only played more well known titles. Once again, you are assuming and you are wrong.blamo2000 said:I really don't know how to explain better. I'll post my great analogy again and hope you read it.The issue is you just blindly assumed that those who like the games from those studios have never heard of nor played lesser known titles. That is a blind guess on your part. What makes you think that?----As I stated before, I don't know anything about French movies. But I know that a lot of people love them and there are more than two. If there were tons of articles about French movies, and they only mentioned Leon The Professional and Le Femme Nakita, two films that also were remade into US versions, and the discussion on the articles transformed to talk about Run Lola Run, and Pan's Labyrinth - would it be crazy for a someone to mention, "Hey, there are tons of French films besides those two mentioned in this article about French films, the same two that are always mentioned pretty much exclusively. If you like those two, you should check out other, lesser known French films that don't always get the spotlight." ----
The fact that we as fans of the genre have the option in the current landscape to play higher budget titles now after years of us playing low budget yet still good titles is a good thing. This article was about where industry professionals see or want to see the genre move forward.
I really don't know how to explain better. I'll post my great analogy again and hope you read it.The issue is you just blindly assumed that those who like the games from those studios have never heard of nor played lesser known titles. That is a blind guess on your part. What makes you think that?
So, we can say it's like watching someone watch a show and commenting on it while s/he is watching. Like Mystery Science Theater.Cryomatrix said:@blamo2000
I think you are a bit off point. The people playing video games have their pictures up and are interacting with the game they are playing as well as having commentary. Also, twitch TV was started several years back and in 3 years grew so much that it was bought for $900 million.
No one pays $900 million dollars for a site to watch people play games. You are not watching someone play a game. You are watching a streamer interact with a game. The streamers are usually interactive, charismatic, and funny. Believe me, the top streamers aren't there silently playing their video games. They are playing the games religiously on a schedule and interacting with people that chat on TwitchTV.
It is entertainment. People donate to those people for many reasons. Some enjoy them and appreciate their effort and have money to blow. I buy cosmetics in Path of Exile, i'm super cheap in general, but i'll loosen the purse strings with Path of Exile because I appreciate how they make their game. People do the same to streamers. It could be that people realize that some streamers don't have jobs and appreciate that their job is to entertain people while playing someone's favorite game.
For example, if i were to watch the top PoE streamer (HC Mathil I think) and i liked what he did, i may donate to him out of appreciation. But since i'm so goddamn cheap, the likelihood, I do that is remote. Also, I did one Twitch session with Entropia where I put down Amp 13 mines and ran an animal trivia contest. It was fun. If i continued to entertain people then perhaps they'd donate to me.
CryomatrixMadFrenchie said:The weirdness comes when you compare it to the closest thing we have established for other forms of entertainment: commentary.
Generally, commentary is paid by the organization that's broadcasting the event. They make that back through advertisements aired during the same period. Streamers, afaik, don't include commercial breaks. If they get paid by Twitch and the publisher for the free advertising that comes with the streamer playing their game, then also take money directly from viewers, that's akin to double or triple-dipping, comparatively. But, I don't visit Twitch, nor have I read up on how exactly streamers make their money, so I'm just speaking hypothetically.
All that aside, even if they are triple-dipping on the revenue streams, they aren't making nearly what, say, Jon Gruden is making as an NFL commentator (at or above $6.5 million a year, currently). So I'm largely ambivalent to the entire thing.