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  • Journey Through 15 Years #2.1

    3 days ago

    spriiing Jericho

    So I ended up splitting off Let's Build from Let's Play during the Achievement Hunter splitting venture, since it's pretty much its own series.

    And Achievement Hunter has been fractured into 6 other series, making a total of 7 new additions. The new series are Game Night, Battle Buddies, RT Inter-Office Smite Tournament, 2016 NHL League, Presented with Comment, and Grab Bag, plus what remains the original Achievement Hunter series. Which brings the total amount of series to watch to 148. So here's the updated list:


    Remaining Series:

    Achievement Hunter

    Achievement Hunter Hockey League 2016 (within Achievement Hunter)

    Alternative Lifestyle/Lifestyle Classic

    Amazon Prime Time

    Backwardz Compatible

    Battle Buddies (within Achievement Hunter)

    Burnie Vlogs/Barbara Vlogs/FIRST Vlogs

    Cowchop Behind the Scenes

    AH Behind the Scenes

    Between the Games/Shenanigans

    Board as Hell

    Buff Buddies

    CRWBY/RWBY Rewind

    Camp Camp

    Captain Dynamic

    Class of 198X

    Countdown

    Cow Chop Gaming

    Cow Chop VR

    Crunch Time

    DBX/One Minute Melee

    Death Battle

    Day 5

    Death Days

    Demo Disk

    Esports Ejects

    Evil Craig/Evil Craig 2

    Fails of the Weak/Game Fails

    Five Facts/Five Fun Facts

    Foreign Import

    Four Play

    Free Play

    Game Attack Fun Stuff

    Game Night (within Achievement Hunter)

    Grab Bag (within Achievement Hunter)

    Theater Mode (Cow Chop, Funhaus, and AH)

    Funhaus Shorts

    Funhaus Let’s Play

    GO!

    Guinness World Records

    Funhaus Gameplay

    Great Moments in Video Game History

    Happy Hour

    Heroes and Halfwits

    How To

    Imaginary Achievements

    Immersion

    In Review

    Is It Good?

    Lazer Team/Lazer Team 2

    Let’s Build (within Let’s Play)

    Let’s Pine

    Game Attack Let’s Play

    Let’s Play

    Let’s Play Live: Life On Tour

    Let’s Watch

    Master and Apprentice

    Megacraft

    Metal Gear Ben

    Million Dollars, But…

    Nature Town

    Nerdtastic

    Nintuesday

    Nomad of Nowhere

    On the Spot

    Open Haus/Your Comments

    P.A.N.I.C.S.

    Pajamachivements

    Photoshop Battles

    Presented With Comment

    RT Pilots

    Play Pals

    RTAA

    RT Docs

    Rooster Teeth Inter-Office Smite Tournament (within Achievement Hunter)

    RT Shorts

    RT Life

    RT Podcast Play

    Sponsor Cut

    RWBY Chibi

    RWBY

    Rage Quit

    Random Awesomeness

    Reasons We Love/Open Letters

    RvB: PSA

    Relationship Goals

    RouLet’s Play

    Schooled

    Screw Attack Illustrated

    Screw Attack Shorts

    Sex Swing

    Social Disorder

    Stroyent

    Sunday Driving

    Tap That App

    Ten Little Roosters/Eleven Little Roosters

    The Number One Show/The Best Ever

    The Armory

    The Gauntlet

    The Industry

    The Lab

    The Slo Mo Guys

    The Strangerhood

    The Woods

    Things to Do In…

    This Is…

    Top 10

    Trials Files

    Tuesday Night Game Fight

    Twits and Crits/The League of Extraordinary Jiremen

    Uberhaxornova

    VR the Champions

    VS

    Video Game Vault/Retroactive/Reboot or Retro

    Who Is?

    Wrong Side of Youtube

    X-Ray and Vav

    Red Vs. Blue

    139 series remain

  • Journey Through 15 Years #2

    3 days ago

    spriiing Jericho

    As I assumed, Week 2 has resulted in a slowdown of completed series. But, considering that we're into the thick of Achievement Hunter shows, which can take a while, I'm not too worried about it. Plus, I've been surprisingly busy this past week.


    WEEKLY UPDATE

    Completed Series

    Achievement Hunter Animated: I spoke about my feelings on this great series last week, so go read that for a more comprehensive opinion. Even so, I still love it.


    Achievement HORSE: I have mixed feelings about this one. It's great as a background series, and getting some of the RT staff to join in was awesome. But it's clear as the series went on that no one but Jack really WANTED to do HORSE outside of tournaments. I feel like it had a good run, but if it had gone on longer than it did, I think it wouldn't have been as good.


    Trials PIG: See my feelings on Achievement HORSE, but on a faster time scale. I think looping this with something like Trials Files would have been really cool, but as it stands, it ended up being kind of mediocre in my opinion.


    Current Series


    Achievement HUNT: I've seen bits and pieces of this one before, but this is the first time I've marathoned it. I like the idea of a 2-man mini Let's Play that it's adopting in the later episodes. Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not really a fan of audio over pre-taped clips outside of Fails of the Week. Favorite episode of HUNT so far has got to be Nut Ball, though.'

    Current Episode: Achievement HUNT: State of Decay - Geoff vs. Michael


    Generic Updates


    So I'm probably going to break down Achievement Hunter into several mini series. Maybe something like Presented with Comment, Battle Buddies, etc. and then the generic videos that remain will be Achievement Hunter. I'll add those to my list in other places, and keep generic AH where it is.


    Week 3, here we go!


    Remaining Series:

    Achievement HUNT

    Achievement Hunter

    Alternative Lifestyle/Lifestyle Classic

    Amazon Prime Time

    Backwardz Compatible

    Burnie Vlogs/Barbara Vlogs/FIRST Vlogs

    Cowchop Behind the Scenes

    AH Behind the Scenes

    Between the Games/Shenanigans

    Board as Hell

    Buff Buddies

    CRWBY/RWBY Rewind

    Camp Camp

    Captain Dynamic

    Class of 198X

    Countdown

    Cow Chop Gaming

    Cow Chop VR

    Crunch Time

    DBX/One Minute Melee

    Death Battle

    Day 5

    Death Days

    Demo Disk

    Esports Ejects

    Evil Craig/Evil Craig 2

    Fails of the Weak/Game Fails

    Five Facts/Five Fun Facts

    Foreign Import

    Four Play

    Free Play

    Game Attack Fun Stuff

    Theater Mode (Cow Chop, Funhaus, and AH)

    Funhaus Shorts

    Funhaus Let’s Play

    GO!

    Guinness World Records

    Funhaus Gameplay

    Great Moments in Video Game History

    Happy Hour

    Heroes and Halfwits

    How To

    Imaginary Achievements

    Immersion

    In Review

    Is It Good?

    Lazer Team/Lazer Team 2

    Let’s Pine

    Game Attack Let’s Play

    Let’s Play

    Let’s Play Live: Life On Tour

    Let’s Watch

    Master and Apprentice

    Megacraft

    Metal Gear Ben

    Million Dollars, But…

    Nature Town

    Nerdtastic

    Nintuesday

    Nomad of Nowhere

    On the Spot

    Open Haus/Your Comments

    P.A.N.I.C.S.

    Pajamachivements

    Photoshop Battles

    RT Pilots

    Play Pals

    RTAA

    RT Docs

    RT Shorts

    RT Life

    RT Podcast Play

    Sponsor Cut

    RWBY Chibi

    RWBY

    Rage Quit

    Random Awesomeness

    Reasons We Love/Open Letters

    RvB: PSA

    Relationship Goals

    RouLet’s Play

    Schooled

    Screw Attack Illustrated

    Screw Attack Shorts

    Sex Swing

    Social Disorder

    Stroyent

    Sunday Driving

    Tap That App

    Ten Little Roosters/Eleven Little Roosters

    The Number One Show/The Best Ever

    The Armory

    The Gauntlet

    The Industry

    The Lab

    The Slo Mo Guys

    The Strangerhood

    The Woods

    Things to Do In…

    This Is…

    Top 10

    Trials Files

    Tuesday Night Game Fight

    Twits and Crits/The League of Extraordinary Jiremen

    Uberhaxornova

    VR the Champions

    VS

    Video Game Vault/Retroactive/Reboot or Retro

    Who Is?

    Wrong Side of Youtube

    X-Ray and Vav

    Red Vs. Blue

    132 series remain


  • Journey Through 15 Years #1

    1 week ago

    spriiing Jericho

    Well, the marathon is off to a pretty good start! (for those who have NO idea what I'm talking about, go see the #0 entry.)  But then again, I suppose that the beginning of adventures like this always go better than future weeks. It's like starting a daily workout, only much more entertaining.


    WEEKLY UPDATE

    Completed Series:

    1-800-MAGIC: I had never seen this before starting this marathon. I had assumed it was a pretty early venture into other machinima a la the Strangerhood, and I was right. Honestly, the 20 minutes it took to watch it was probably just enough time before it would have gotten annoying. Now, that's not to say it's bad, just that I'm glad it didn't overstay it's welcome.


    A Look Back At: A pretty solid series on old 360 titles, which is especially nice a few years after the Xbox One came out. Really made me want to go back and actually play Mass Effect. (If anyone cares, I'm currently playing Dark Souls Remastered.) Also really made me miss Fragger and Ray.


    A Simple Walk into Mordor: This series is very different on this viewing, since I hadn't actually seen or read LOTR when I saw it. Having done both now, I have to say that it's a lot more enjoyable with LOTR experience. While it's still pretty cool without that knowledge, it's even better with it. Plus, 'Bilbo Baggins' might be my new favorite term for testicles. Thanks, Chris!


    A Spot of Science/Let Me Clarify: On watching this series, I ended up realizing that it was pretty much a miniature science podcast. But I was already four episodes into ASOS at the time, and said screw it. Sally Le Page is surprisingly fun to listen to, and the questions were really interesting - my personal favorite being the evolved mosquitoes in the London Underground.


    Achievement Hunter Minimations/Straight Outta RT: It's been a while since I've seen these, and I still love them. Any animated version of AH shenaniganry is always entertaining to me, but it's not just AH here, either! Animated podcast moments in something that isn't RTAA is rare. And while I love the fact that modern Achievement Hunter Animated is all about fan animation, I would love to see Minimations make a return.


    Current Series


    Achievement Hunter Animated: I'm currently in a show that I go back and watch all the time. See my thoughts on Minimations. I still think the best one is their very first, "Gavin Explains the Star War." Gavin trying to make sense of a text scroll and the rest of AH being done with his shit is something that will make me laugh until the end of time.

    Current episode: AH Animated - Choose Your Pokemon


    Generic Updates


    I'm fully expecting the Achievement Hunter series to take more than one week to get through (there are a few series like that for me), and I'm taking another step to alleviate that: I'm skipping achievement guides. Yeah, I'm cutting more content from the marathon, but I don't feel like watching a bunch of videos on how to get achievements in games I don't have. Now, things like ALBA and Imaginary Achievements I'll still watch, since there's more than just getting an achievement. But even without achievement guides, I think Achievement Hunter is gonna take two weeks, minimum. 


    Here's to continuing into Week 2!


    Remaining Series:

    Achievement Hunter Animated

    Achievement HORSE/Achievement HUNT/Trials PIG

    Achievement Hunter

    Alternative Lifestyle/Lifestyle Classic

    Amazon Prime Time

    Backwardz Compatible

    Burnie Vlogs/Barbara Vlogs/FIRST Vlogs

    Cowchop Behind the Scenes

    AH Behind the Scenes

    Between the Games/Shenanigans

    Board as Hell

    Buff Buddies

    CRWBY/RWBY Rewind

    Camp Camp

    Captain Dynamic

    Class of 198X

    Countdown

    Cow Chop Gaming

    Cow Chop VR

    Crunch Time

    DBX/One Minute Melee

    Death Battle

    Day 5

    Death Days

    Demo Disk

    Esports Ejects

    Evil Craig/Evil Craig 2

    Fails of the Weak/Game Fails

    Five Facts/Five Fun Facts

    Foreign Import

    Four Play

    Free Play

    Game Attack Fun Stuff

    Theater Mode (Cow Chop, Funhaus, and AH)

    Funhaus Shorts

    Funhaus Let’s Play

    GO!

    Guinness World Records

    Funhaus Gameplay

    Great Moments in Video Game History

    Happy Hour

    Heroes and Halfwits

    How To

    Imaginary Achievements

    Immersion

    In Review

    Is It Good?

    Lazer Team/Lazer Team 2

    Let’s Pine

    Game Attack Let’s Play

    Let’s Play

    Let’s Play Live: Life On Tour

    Let’s Watch

    Master and Apprentice

    Megacraft

    Metal Gear Ben

    Million Dollars, But…

    Nature Town

    Nerdtastic

    Nintuesday

    Nomad of Nowhere

    On the Spot

    Open Haus/Your Comments

    P.A.N.I.C.S.

    Pajamachivements

    Photoshop Battles

    RT Pilots

    Play Pals

    RTAA

    RT Docs

    RT Shorts

    RT Life

    RT Podcast Play

    Sponsor Cut

    RWBY Chibi

    RWBY

    Rage Quit

    Random Awesomeness

    Reasons We Love/Open Letters

    RvB: PSA

    Relationship Goals

    RouLet’s Play

    Schooled

    Screw Attack Illustrated

    Screw Attack Shorts

    Sex Swing

    Social Disorder

    Stroyent

    Sunday Driving

    Tap That App

    Ten Little Roosters/Eleven Little Roosters

    The Number One Show/The Best Ever

    The Armory

    The Gauntlet

    The Industry

    The Lab

    The Slo Mo Guys

    The Strangerhood

    The Woods

    Things to Do In…

    This Is…

    Top 10

    Trials Files

    Tuesday Night Game Fight

    Twits and Crits/The League of Extraordinary Jiremen

    Uberhaxornova

    VR the Champions

    VS

    Video Game Vault/Retroactive/Reboot or Retro

    Who Is?

    Wrong Side of Youtube

    X-Ray and Vav

    Red Vs. Blue

    135 series remain

  • Finally pulled the trigger and subbed to RT First!

    1 week ago

    SuperSanti513

    I've been a fan since the beginning of RvB and it's been a crazy ride watching the company transform throughout the years. Happy to support!

  • Journey Through 15 Years #0

    2 weeks ago

    spriiing Jericho

    I'm either a really dedicated fan, or a really fucking crazy one.

    So, being bored a few days ago, as well as being slightly stir-crazy from not having a car, I'm going to embark on a journey that I don't think has been done before now: 


    I'm going to watch EVERYTHING RooserTeeth and it's subsidiaries (at the time of writing, Achievement Hunter, Funhaus, Screw Attack, Game Attack, Cow Chop, Sugar Pine Seven, and JT Music) have ever made, adding whatever series are started during this long-ass period, until I get through it all.


    Granted, when I say everything, I don't mean every single second of content that RoosterTeeth has ever made. I would never be able to finish that. I'm anticipating the Let's Play and Achievement Hunter series alone to take several months. So, let me lay down some ground rules for this massive (and honestly probably stupid) journey.


    1. No podcasts. I actually started listening to the RT Podcast from episode 1 back in January of 2015, and literally finished listening to the last one Tuesday. And while I love the podcasts (RT, Off Topic, and Fan Service in particular), they're more of an audio thing for me. I'm aware that this cuts a MASSIVE amount of content, but keep this in mind: just because I'm not watching them for this, doesn't mean I'm not watching them. I usually listen to them when I'm doing other stuff anyway. However, I am keeping in Theater Mode, if nothing else but for the fact that I love shitty movies.


    2. No post shows. Considering that most of the post shows are for podcasts anyway, I don't really see an issue with this. For The Win is the only one off the top of my head I can think of, and it still falls within the range of mostly auditory content.


    3. No repeat content/extended content. Quick Bits and Rest Of are the two big ones that I can think of, and I don't think this'll be a problem.


    4. No event-specific livestreams. Extra Life, AH Spring Break, and others are things I tune into, but once again, aren't including in this mega-marathon.


    5. No music-specific shows. Sorry, JT Music, but I'm not including you in the veritable avalanche of content. (Appreciate your work, though!)


    6. No shows that rely on the time they come out to work (The Know, AHWU, etc.)


    I know that it sounds like a lot of content that I'm cutting from this marathon (and it is, once you factor in how long the podcasts are), but let me reiterate: I'm not technically skipping them, I'm passing over a few things that I've already seen that wouldn't work for a marathon. There are some shows (like Cow Chop Theater Mode) that I could cut - but since I haven't seen those, I'm not cutting them. (Please don't roast me in the chat for this bois)


    7. Some series I'm combining for the purpose of making things a little easier on me. (10 Little Roosters and 11 Little Roosters, CRWBY and RWBY Rewind, etc.) And I may be combining a lot just to make keeping track of where I am less of a headache.


    8. However, I'm not combining RvB: PSA and Red vs. Blue. This is because while I'm trying to watch things as alphabetically as I can, I'm intentionally watching Red vs. Blue last. As the first content that RoosterTeeth ever made, I think it only fitting.


    I'll be releasing a journal entry update for how this journey progresses every Monday, though most likely not at a set time. (Hey, I've got things to do. My life isn't all RT. Only about 40 percent.) It'll consist of three things: my thoughts on the shows I've seen over the week (or sections of a show if I'm in one of the longer ones), thoughts on what's coming in the week, and a comprehensive list of what shows I have left - with some generic RoosterTeeth thoughts thrown in from time to time.



    And with all that said, here's the current list of shows that I have remaining:



    1-800-Magic

    A Look Back At

    A Simple Walk into Mordor

    A Spot of Science/Let Me Clarify

    Achievement Hunter Animated/Minimations

    Achievement HORSE/Achievement HUNT/Trials PIG

    Achievement Hunter

    Alternative Lifestyle/Lifestyle Classic

    Amazon Prime Time

    Backwardz Compatible

    Burnie Vlogs/Barbara Vlogs/FIRST Vlogs

    Cowchop Behind the Scenes

    AH Behind the Scenes

    Between the Games/Shenanigans

    Board as Hell

    Buff Buddies

    CRWBY/RWBY Rewind

    Camp Camp

    Captain Dynamic

    Class of 198X

    Countdown

    Cow Chop Gaming

    Cow Chop VR

    Crunch Time

    DBX/One Minute Melee

    Death Battle

    Day 5

    Death Days

    Demo Disk

    Esports Ejects

    Evil Craig/Evil Craig 2

    Fails of the Weak/Game Fails

    Five Facts/Five Fun Facts

    Foreign Import

    Four Play

    Free Play

    Game Attack Fun Stuff

    Theater Mode (Cow Chop, Funhaus, and AH)

    Funhaus Shorts

    Funhaus Let’s Play

    GO!

    Guinness World Records

    Funhaus Gameplay

    Great Moments in Video Game History

    Happy Hour

    Heroes and Halfwits

    How To

    Imaginary Achievements

    Immersion

    In Review

    Is It Good?

    Lazer Team/Lazer Team 2

    Let’s Pine

    Game Attack Let’s Play

    Let’s Play

    Let’s Play Live: Life On Tour

    Let’s Watch

    Master and Apprentice

    Megacraft

    Metal Gear Ben

    Million Dollars, But…

    Nature Town

    Nerdtastic

    Nintuesday

    Nomad of Nowhere

    On the Spot

    Open Haus/Your Comments

    P.A.N.I.C.S.

    Pajamachivements

    Photoshop Battles

    RT Pilots

    Play Pals

    RTAA

    RT Docs

    RT Shorts

    RT Life

    RT Podcast Play

    Sponsor Cut

    RWBY Chibi

    RWBY

    Rage Quit

    Random Awesomeness

    Reasons We Love/Open Letters

    RvB: PSA

    Relationship Goals

    RouLet’s Play

    Schooled

    Screw Attack Illustrated

    Screw Attack Shorts

    Sex Swing

    Social Disorder

    Stroyent

    Sunday Driving

    Tap That App

    Ten Little Roosters/Eleven Little Roosters

    The Number One Show/The Best Ever

    The Armory

    The Gauntlet

    The Industry

    The Lab

    The Slo Mo Guys

    The Strangerhood

    The Woods

    Things to Do In…

    This Is…

    Top 10

    Trials Files

    Tuesday Night Game Fight

    Twits and Crits/The League of Extraordinary Jiremen

    Uberhaxornova

    VR the Champions

    VS

    Video Game Vault/Retroactive/Reboot or Retro

    Who Is?

    Wrong Side of Youtube

    X-Ray and Vav

    Red Vs. Blue



    At first count, this is 141 individual series, and some (like Let's Play) are going to take months. 


    This was a bad idea, wasn't it?

  • Funhaus LIVE refund??

    3 weeks ago

    adamwatland

    so I bought 2 VIP tickets to funhaus live last month that were 100 dollars each, only to have the show be canceled a few days befor. I recieved an email the next day saying that I would soon get information about a refund, but i have not received anything about it since. 200$ is alot for me and I would hate for that to just go to waist, I dont mind if I cant get a refund, I just would like some sort of explanation please and thank you.

  • Broadcast, Pilot Month, Theater Mode and more!

    1 month ago

    Stab RT Broadcast Producer

    Hey Everyone,

    Just wanted to write a little update regarding things happening in here at Rooster Teeth regarding Broadcast, Pilot Month, Theater Mode and more!


    First things first, Pilot Month. Pilots are interesting here at RT. A television pilot is usually kept behind closed doors, analyzed, and shown to a testing group before making it anywhere to an audience. Here at RT, the community is our testing group. And the pilot is put out ahead of any official season to get your opinion. We want to hear your thoughts, because at the end of the day it's a show for you and the rest of the Rooster Teeth community. For Pilot month Broadcast has two new shows, very different from any other shows we have done in the past. They are Gorq's Quest and Murder Room (link). Both have been in the works here for a bit and they have grown progressively during their testing phase. I can't say much right now, but you can see Gorq's Quest on May 15th and Murder Room on May 31st. I think both will be a favorite among community members who enjoy the game-based shows. 





    Alright, now for some Theater Mode. I hope you've enjoyed the first season of Funhaus Theater Mode. It was awesome to work with Elyse and the rest of the Funhaus team on the season and I hope to do more of the show in the future. I personally have really enjoyed Funhaus' style for the show- going for something a little closer to the original MST3K style. 


    Recently we shot our first live episode of Theater Mode at the Alamo Draft House in South Austin. Thank you to everyone who came out to the event. This is a first for us. If it proves successful it can mean doing this type of production more often and possibly not just in Austin. You can expect the edited release during the next volume of Theater Mode. Now that I got you thinking about the next volume, let's talk about it for a second. We are working on acquiring new films for the next volume as well as testing a few new ideas- TM Live being one test. I don't have much to say beyond that, except for wait for the official announcement sometime soon. 




    The last thing I wanted to mention in this update is regarding changes in RT Broadcast's crew. You probably saw on this past Monday's episode of the RT Podcast that Eric Baudor from Mega 64 has joined our crew. Eric will be taking the position as our new Podcast Producer, working on RT Podcast, Always Open, and other emerging shows in our lineup. We welcome him to our rag-tag team of Broadcasters. 

    Lastly, you've probably noticed a new face on Fridays in the Broadcast pre-stream for Off Topic and Death Battle Cast. Dennis Fant is his name. He's a former Broadcast intern that had a particular talent for our graphics system and has been helping me by taking over a few weekly shows. Now I'm happy to say he'll be joining us as the permanent Live Graphics Operator for all our shows here at Broadcast. 

    As for me, I'll be working more behind the scenes as the Producer for Let's Play Productions in Broadcast. Basically anytime a Let's Play group is shooting in Broadcast, I'll be there to work on it one way or another. 


    That's all I have for now.
    See ya!

  • Funhaus Meet & Greet

    1 month ago

    hpgirl55

    I was able to meet the Funhaus crew last night at a meet and greet for those who bought tickets to their show that was canceled.  I got all their autographs and was able to take pictures with almost everyone! It was incredible! They were so nice and genuine and I was on cloud nine. heart_eyes

  • Who am I? Why am I here?

    2 months ago

    ShadeRPG

    Since I actually have a friend on the RT site now for the first time ever (*gasp*), I figured I'd write a little bit about me in a journal since I can't really do that in the "About Me" section (at least as it currently exists, though I know the community site is getting an overhaul in the near future).


    My name is Eric, though online I am probably more comfortable going by Shade, but I don't care that much. Born in 1986, I'm in my early thirties and in a much different place in my life than I expected to be -- a much different place than I was, even just a year prior to writing this post. I've been following Rooster Teeth since year 1 (I can't remember exactly when, but it was definitely within a year of its existence, after season 1 of Red vs Blue was fully available), so although I've never used this profile or interacted with the community very much before now, no matter what, something about the RT site feels like home. Come with me and listen to a story about my experience with Rooster Teeth (and eventually other groups) and a bit about my life ever since RT entered it...


    Back during my senior year of high school, both me and one of my best friends at the time watched RvB religiously, and threw quotes at each other left and right (this continued through roughly season 6, so it totally became a thing between us for years to come). I watched a lot of Achievement Hunter videos on my own when it was created in 2008. At some point around then, sponsorship to RT began providing benefits in the form of early access to RvB. I believe he created an account first and signed up for sponsorship, and then I did, thus this account's creation in 2009. But in 2010, I moved out of state, and unfortunately RT became more of "my thing" than "our thing" pretty quickly.


    However, about a year after moving...I met the woman who became my wife. I introduced her to Rooster Teeth via RvB, which led to us watching other RT content, then Achievement Hunter...then Funhaus from its formation in 2015.


    2015 was particularly special because it's the only year we were together where we had enough money to travel to RTX in Austin. We were fortunate enough to get signings with 4 people -- I chose Burnie and Matt, and my wife chose Geoff and Griffin. I am incredibly grateful that we got to meet them, because it turned out to be one of the best experiences ever for my wife. We got pictures with Matt and Burnie, and she got one with Geoff and Griffin (hey, I didn't get one!). I took video of her interacting with Geoff and Griffin too. It was really cute, kind of like one time when it snowed at our apartment and she sent me a selfie with the goofiest but happiest smile. :)


    From then on though, paying the bills had a higher priority than attempting to go to RTX, so we were never able to return, although I was secretly starting to save and was planning to surprise her with a trip to RTX 2018. Unfortunately that did not happen because, nearly a year ago now, I lost my partner in life -- and my beautiful terrier-heeler mix, Alaska, lost her mommy -- my wife passed away on June 12, 2017.


    She dealt with severe depression and anxiety and took her own life while I was at work. It must have been a really horrible day for her. Normally she would tell me about these days, but there were occasional times when she didn't, and -- this was unfortunately one of those times. Although we were persistent with trying new meds and doctors and therapists, nothing stuck; she had made a few failed suicide attempts over the years. On June 12, 2017, she succeeded.


    It was the most devastating thing I have ever experienced, and quite possibly the most difficult thing I will EVER experience, emotionally. Among the countless invaluable things I lost along with her life, was my RT buddy -- we watched so many things together, since our couch time was priceless to us. Still, since I'd been following RT for about 14 years when it happened, the crutch it offered me was invaluable, during what were the most difficult months of my life.


    The wide variety, creativity, humor, collaboration, and good will that radiated (and still does) from everyone under the RT umbrella and Let's Play family could not be any more evident to me. On different days, in different moods, my favorite thing to watch could be anything. Barbara and Mariel kicking back and offering incredibly mature, open, direct advice on Always Open about things that have some sort of stigma involved with them (or a stigma with talking about them); the unpredictable chaos and humor in the Achievement Hunter office; the sage professional life advice and shorter-form humor of Funhaus; the utter destruction witnessed from Cow Chop; the fruition of potential in Sugar Pine 7's cinematography over the span of less than a year.


    I'm so grateful to Rooster Teeth. I don't know where I'd be right now, emotionally, without them...as weird as that probably sounds, and as weird as it feels to say it. I'm grateful for what so many of the personalities my wife loved provided to her life when she felt trapped in her own mind so often. You helped her forget, and remember the good in people, and that she can feel okay being happy and laughing sometimes.


    She died far too young. But I will always be grateful for the ways she helped me grow and become a better human. And to RT for everything they've done -- for both of us. I'm a lifelong fan, so don't expect me to be going anywhere.


    Although you can find my name in two Dude Soup Post Shows (points to anyone who can find which ones), nobody really knows who I am in the general RT community at present since I'm mostly a lurker...so I don't expect this post or even this sentence to necessarily go anywhere meaningful. BUT, in the event that it does: feel free to let me know if you have any questions about anything in my post. I try to be pretty open about things, though please be respectful.


  • The Search For Employment

    2 months ago

    toritanner

    Years ago, I discovered a YouTube channel that eventually turned my life into a downward spiral. All good intentions. Achievement Hunter, at the time, was composed of several insane people that for some god forsaken reason, always seemed to tickle my funny bone. I became so enthralled by these people that it led to me watching just about every video they ever made. I was even heart broken when Ray left.

    Skip forward about 6 years and now I'm looking to apply there. Maybe not now, and maybe not soon, but hopefully after I go to college. Ew. When I was in middle school, I never knew how much of an affect these people would have on me. Achievement Hunter led me to discover so many other amazing channels as well like FunHaus and ScrewAttack. 

    Fingers crossed that one day I can be apart of the same team that put me through all of that bullshit.  grinning

  • Sea of Thieves VS Fortnite: Why Pirates Win

    2 months ago

    UnWreckQuested


    Xbox and PC players have been emotionally split in their reception of the new hit pirating game from Rare, Sea of Thieves. Already, executives and developers have been fighting the fires of complaints from bored gamers claiming a lack of content and progression. Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate told IGN that Sea of Thieves will “continue to grow and evolve” organically alongside its dedicated fans.


    But there’s something that Sea of Thieves has that particularly sets it apart in today’s videogame culture, a characteristic that some love and some hate.


    Sea of Thieves and Fortnite are presently two of the largest games on Xbox One. Both offer optional PvP elements and involve looting chests while exploring a medium-size map. The key difference between these two games lies deep within the philosophy of the game developers.


    Fortnite is a closed system game. Battle royale games by definition require that players join at a synchronous point and are not able to load into that game’s instance after it begins. Players are thus forced to all operate on an equal playing field; players start with nothing and only have a universal amount of time to compete.


    On the other hand, Sea of Thieves is an open system game. The game allows players to drop in and drop out. Instead of all loading in at once, players are able to leave and join a particular game’s instance at any point without necessary detriment to their experience of play. The scaling of gameplay, in order to allow PvP to continue without exponential threat to beginning players, lies in the lack of ability to upgrade weaponry & defense, opposite of Fortnite.


    Closed system multiplayer games force players to engage in a much more active manner. In closed system PvP, if players are not constantly focused on performing in ways that will further their success over others, they will lose. No getting around it. But in drop-in/out systems, players are able to choose moments where they can focus on parts of their experience that do not pit themselves against others.


    Because of this, Sea of Thieves has a capacity to offer a form of gameplay that is contiguous. Instead of winning a single round of battle royale, Sea of Thieves allows for players to continue their success and advancement from one session to the next. It’s not so much that it’s casual, it’s that you can never truly lose.


    And that’s the key difference between players that love or hate Sea of Thieves:

    Some players love the risk that exists in games that you can truly lose while others prefer a format that allows continuous success.


    Another Xbox-Microsoft classic showcases this form of play: Minecraft. Players are able to continue to join and advance in a particular instance of a game without ever truly losing. Sure, players can be killed in PvP just like in Sea of Thieves, but within that same instance of the game they can choose to continue pursuing success.


    So, what kind of gamer are you? Do you prefer risk or choice? Do you prefer to be able to lose or be able to continue to advance forward? What do you think makes different kinds of games sustainable?


    ***

    Tyler Read is a new digital media, videogame, and organizational culture & communication enthusiast. He currently serves as the Manager & Executive Producer of the Popular Apocrypha Podcast.

  • RvB season ranking

    2 months ago

    AHenryNjacOb

    What is your personal ranking of the RvB seasons? And why specifically do think this way about them?