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  1. The simple act of taking a break isn't an issue. As is usual with Phil, the way he went about it, his lack of self-awareness about how people would react to it, and his bad attitude are the problem.
    9 points
  2. 1. Listen to your fans - Now if you want your fans to keep supporting you, you gotta listen to your fans what they want. For instance, put some time and effort to your editing skills and be more interactive to them which will lead to... 2. Fan interaction - Talk to your fans like they are your friends. If you have a rough day, try not to snap on them, but if you do, man up and apologize for your screw-ups and never do them again. 3. Never treat your community like robots - I remember there's a moderator who mostly cares for the fans, but some reason he was de-modded. Now do you think we ne
    8 points
  3. The bigger problem here is Phils PR skills, if he had just responded calmly and explained himself he would have been fine. Instead he had to blow it up and have a negative attitude about it which led to this much backlash.
    8 points
  4. ​$300 for 2 days isn't "inexpensive" at all. After the 3 days are done he will have spent close to or over $1,000. The main problem I have is how vocal he's been about being in debt, not making enough money from YouTube to pay bills, wanting us to donate to him to bail him out of debt and telling us he has no "time or money" to learn how to use green screen unless we pay him. Then he does shit like this which completely contradicts everything he's said.
    7 points
  5. How much doesn't really matter, it's greater than zero. Asking fans to donate their hard earned money to alleviate debt and then publicly spending ANY unnecessary money are so *fundamentally opposite* that it blows my mind when you or Phil think people are rude for asking questions.
    6 points
  6. ​Setting up a Patreon implies that you need money. If you can just casually spend a year's worth of Patreon money in a single weekend, then you should be more than equipped to give tangible Patreon benefits. ​Because mature adults cut back on expenses when their income drops instead of begging for money. We're not demanding that he live off bread and water, just suggesting that he stop living off champagne and caviar.
    6 points
  7. ​The first draft of Phil's Patreon page said that the money contributed to it was going to "defray the debt from the move". I doubt anyone is accusing him of taking from Patreon and spending that directly; it's just such a baffling decision to accept that $150 for January while offering nothing in return, and then immediately spending several times that on a frivolity.
    6 points
  8. ​Yeah he needs to work on his PR skills...badly. His reactions today on Twitter are seriously pathetic and unprofessional. #DSPositive.
    5 points
  9. To me, the whole stay-cation turns out to be disastrous PR for Phil. As I am about the same age as Phil, I understand the importance of taking a day or two off from work, but I also know the value of money and what saving that money means. So, as I hope it will not happen in this thread if Phil is going to answer here his argument of saying people do not know what they are talking about does not apply to me. As I said, three days off is okay to me, it's fine. But what Phil shows the fans and patrons is not everything he thinks it is. Spending the time in Seattle when it's so close is also re
    4 points
  10. The biggest thing that confuses me is staying at a hotel that's 20 minutes from where you live when you're in debt and need Patreon to supplement lost income. The anniversary and taking time off stuff make sense to me but you can literally just take the Orca train for $5 dollars a day, not have a car to worry about/pay for parking, and it takes you downtown in about 25-30 minutes from where he lives. But no in some bizarre world it makes more sense to spend a few hundred dollars to have a hotel in the city and I'm a "immature idiot" for thinking that way apparently lol. I'd imagine he knows a
    4 points
  11. ​Well thats defintely the real Phil lol.
    4 points
  12. I think it's not so much the dropping it as the silently dropping it without explanation, as if hoping we won't notice or won't ask. Giving people a final word on games he left behind will at least not leave people waiting and hoping.
    4 points
  13. Favurit foods? Mine is lasaga, I gotta have me a good meal.
    3 points
  14. he can take a vacation, I don't care what I and many others have a problem with is him saying he doesn't have a lot of money and turning around spending all this money on hotels and events etc. so I'm thinking: do you have a money issue or not? because it seems like you don't
    3 points
  15. Remember this is Phil we are talking about here. He spends more time giving attention to his haters instead of his fans. And it's not like his fans are above being called "fucking idiots" from time to time. Which, let's be honest, some of his fans are a bunch of idiots admittedly enough.
    3 points
  16. No vlogging means no money. He kinda has to milk whatever is left of his Youtube career.
    3 points
  17. Phil likes to keep hush hush on his finances for tax reasons so I doubt he will elaborate on his finances. He had to pay 400 dollars to mail those figures because he promised his fans in the giveaway so I see nothing wrong with that.
    3 points
  18. That one's fake? My bad for falling for it, here are some real ones:
    3 points
  19. The thing I'm noticing is that people are automatically assuming that the Patreon money is what's being used for the stay-cation. How do you know that Phil isn't saving that money for something else? This could easily come from the money he's already had, so assuming the most negative thing to me is absurd.
    3 points
  20. I really wish he would not ditch games under the pretext of low views. If he lost interest in a certain game and does not wish to continue it, he should just say it. However, I do not think it is a good habit of his to pick up a game and drop it shortly after, especially if a considerable number of his fans/viewers were requesting it. It is a shame that he quit the Oblivion playthrough, though. I was watching that one in its entirety and I really did think that he would get back to it at some point.
    3 points
  21. Everyone's entitled to a vacation. That's not the point, so let's not make it about what it isn't. It's about sending mixed messages. A plea to your followers to help finance your continued career on youtube, explaining that you are broke (assuming this isn't hyperbole), and then ostentatiously displaying a luxury expense you just made, is contradictory. If Phil could calmly explain why there is no contradiction and the reasoning behind the expanation is sound, I'm sure he could lay this issue to rest. Instead he posts inflammatory rhetoric on twitter and claims to be enjoying the show--w
    2 points
  22. ​And yet he needs a Patreon. And yet he needs a staycation. And yet he constantly feels the needs to bring up his views. And yet... This argument will go on and on, but the thing is this: Phil is what YouTube USED to be, not what YouTube is now. He still rarely edits videos, and for any newcomer coming up, non-edited videos will get you no views. He needs to change his approach, in more ways then one. Like interacting in the forums. But will he? No. These forums are basically a way for him to get the things he needs. Fan Art, Ask the King questions, and even titles to upcoming series. Even ide
    2 points
  23. phil no offence but i have a great deal of difficulty imagining someone in "huge debt" as you have said for yourself, doing the following (among other things) 1. not selling the statues, or planning on selling them in such a slow pace that its almost like you are not in "huge debt". if i was in "huge debt", those statues would be long gone. you go about it so leiserly like you are in no "huge debt" 2. not implementing the green screen months ago. if i was in "huge debt" i would learn about it asap, use it offering the viewers at no extra cost (certainly not patreon funded action) a novelty tha
    2 points
  24. Having just watched your vlogs from the Star Wars exhibit I would imagine this goal is even less likely to be popular with donators, regardless of whether these studious would allow you to film them. You're a self-proclaimed Star Wars fan yet you had nothing insightful to offer during any part of your videos, just awkward pauses and occasional pointing out people as you moved around the hall. "This is a costume of a girl Jedi... I think she was the blue one."... "This is Han Solo... and here is a bounty hunter from the new film." You even had the information boards in front of you and you eith
    2 points
  25. ​What? What do you mean he was forced to take the name and start accepting donations? No he was not. He easily could've blocked donations until he had goals set up. The fake account that had it before him wasn't accepting donations. He just wanted to earn an easy $150 for doing nothing at all. And the issue isn't necessarily that he hasn't promised anything yet, although that's very shady considering he's taking money. The issue is that he's crying about views and the debt that he's in while going out and spending ridiculous amounts of money on ridiculous things. And then he comes back online
    2 points
  26. Can we have a constructive thread without any unnecessary drama for once? Please?
    2 points
  27. You see, I can understand the people who are legitimately concerned about things like Phil's PR skills and him being in debt (which we don't know how much in debt he is, so making the assumption that he has no money to spend shouldn't be what people worry about). The thing I have a problem with, however, is the people on twitter who keep spamming that he's only using Patreon money for this stay-cation. I probably shouldn't think about that, but it does bug me sometimes. Just let the man enjoy his time off.
    2 points
  28. 2 points
  29. OH I apologize. It was the fake Phil who said that. The real Phil was saying a lot of nasty things on twitter today so I accidentally thought the fake phil was real.
    2 points
  30. Phil, I've got a Patreon goal for you: - Get a PR Assistant - How much it takes. As if tonight wasn't enough of an example, your PR skills are absolutely fucking abysmal. How's that DSPositive 7647148713.0 working out? Yeah, lasted a whole day then back to the same old Phil, a nasty, negative and bitter boy. Guess what, it doesn't matter if someone doesn't donate to your Patreon, they are a potential customer and yet you're shooing them away because they disagree with you. People disagree with business practices all the time, it's up to you to alter things to their liking so they may become a
    2 points
  31. Someone on neogaf actually translated the names already so here goes. Protagonist Ryuji Sakamoto( guy) Anne Takamaki(girl) and finally Morganna(Cat)
    2 points
  32. ​Wow, so defensive. You know everyone with a mortgage is technically in debt? And he has two. Not sure how dropping views and debt from the house and car suddenly mean he has to resort to bread and water. Please form a logical argument.
    2 points
  33. ​You're side-stepping the issue. He complains about debt, dropping views, and yet he goes out of his way to spend money on a Staycation at a hotel; a frivolous expense. Stop clinging to the Patreon issue as though it's the only argument you have.
    2 points
  34. ​True. If he's already in debt from the move, logically speaking it does not make sense to put himself further into debt in other regards. Even if he makes the minimum payments (and if JUST that), it'll take a long time to dig out of that debt. It just kind of raises a red flag especially coupled with a lot of other statements Phil has made. Like how he says can't just take time off to Green Screen, yet can take a staycation.
    2 points
  35. If he wants to make more money on Patreon, he should demonstrate that it's being well spent. Let's say you gave me $100, no strings attached, because I said I was in desperate need of money, and the next day I publicly posted a photo of myself burning dollar bills. Would you feel that you made a good decision to give me money? Would you suspect that I lied about how badly I needed the money? Would you give me money in the future if I asked for it? I don't have enough money to just drop everything and take a 3 day staycation, so why should I give charity to someone who's already so well-off
    2 points
  36. All the things Phil does to deserve criticism, and people settle on the most superficial one of them all: how he chooses to spend his own money. No, I don't get the whole "stay-cation" thing either. I just think it's pointless to complain about something that doesn't effect you. If he wants to blow his money, I say let him.
    2 points
  37. Sure he's posting vlogs but aside from that who honestly cares what they do with their spare time? I don't.
    2 points
  38. ​He's spending at least 300 on the hotel. Then you add in food, drinks and whatever they spend while they're out and you're looking at a minimum of $500 for this trip. And that's on the very low side of things. So I can see why people would be upset. His patrons are basically paying for him to eat expensive ass pizza and to get Leanna drunk. People have a right to be unhappy about it if they want to be. Anyone telling them that they don't doesn't fix anything, it's just ignoring the issues. And he STILL doesn't have any goals set up for his Patreon. That is unbelievable. It has been like a mon
    2 points
  39. I personally do not think it is of major concern as to what Phil wants to do. With the "stay-cation," I personally do not see much harm in him taking one. If he feels that he really needs it, why not? There is the debt issue that others have already covered, so I will not go into that. But what gets me is his reaction to those who are criticizing or insulting him for it. Insulting him is not going to do anything for him, but his reaction on his more recent Tweets is not doing him any good either. If Phil chose to take this "stay-cation," it was meant for him to relax and spend time with his s
    2 points
  40. Phil is just shooting himself in foot. Like a month after creating his Patreon he goes on a multi day hotel stay cation. He's welcome to do what he pleases but people aren't going to see this positively when he is asking for donations. The youtube comments on the new vlogs reflect this pretty well. PHil is only spending I think like 300 dollars so its not too bad though.
    2 points
  41. ​ Running Jumping ...Stealthing?Actually turning into the persona? I can't handle the hype.
    2 points
  42. I'm a cat who loves to snooze. I gotta have me a good meal, maybe some lasaga.
    2 points
  43. It looks absolutely stunning in HD despite being nearly 45 years old, plus one of the special features is an interview with Malcolm McDowell about all of the movies he's been in throughout his career.
    1 point
  44. ​Yeah, it's funny considering he likely payed for the hotel a while back. He's only getting his Patreon money this week so it wasn't used for that hotel. Nothing Phil has spent so far is extravagant compared to here in LA. I've rarely spent less than $30 on a pizza.
    1 point
  45. Don't ask us for money when you treat people like this. I dont care if that person is a troll. You need to have some professionalism.
    1 point
  46. ​Honestly he might as well get rid of that full playthrough on his banner. And I agree with you that people are going to lose intrest and watch some one else's. There's this one youtuber called HCbaily or something like that and he already finished parasite eve. I honestly think by the time he does go back to it the two best friends will have already beaten it. I hope he goes back to these games soon but I Can't really tell anymore.
    1 point
  47. In the case of starting new Downtime games, I believe should finish older games, before moving to newer ones.
    1 point
  48. ​I agree. As much as Phil has fallen back in the past, I understand how that creates these feelings of mistrust. As much as I understand that, I also do think that his efforts have to be complimented in some way. For example, offer encouraging words, "Phil, I like how you had a more positive attitude today. It made the gameplay more enjoyable. Keep it up Phil, please stay positive..." or something along those lines. I will admit that it is frustrating to a certain degree when you make honest efforts to improve, but no one really mentions them or compliments. Again, with feedback, there always
    1 point
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