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FatalSeabass last won the day on February 20 2016

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  1. If you can't see the entertainment value that comes from watching someone fail miserably at something, then I honestly don't know what to say. Many people watched Tim Tebow play professional football because they found it entertaining to see how bad he was. That in and of itself was hilarious for many. It's a similar issue with Phil. Phil has said many times he's bad at games. We see on this on many different occasions. People watch to see him fail and are entertained from that. It's literally that simple. How is it a waste of time if they are getting hours of entertainment out of it?
  2. Stupid idea. The fact that it's something you're even debating over makes me reconsider if this is something the "dozens of long time fans" wanted or you wanted. If you make a video, the comments/ratings are the viewers opportunity to give their thoughts on said content. Not allowing that is a form of confirmation bias since the only established and uncontested idea is that of the content creator. If you don't read youtube comments, it doesn't matter. If these fans don't use the comments section then it also doesn't matter. So leave it for those who do use it. Yes, some will be trolls. Some won't be. Case in point, look at this Week in Preview and tell me that a majority of the comments are trolls(spoilers: They're not).
  3. The general consensus on this will undoubtedly be, "No" and for several good reasons. First and most important, it's a huge inconvenience. The only reason why this was a thing in the past was because of the length restriction on videos. It's incredibly archaic. Not exactly sure how this will drive up views and engagement since people will be more prone to skip more videos entirely this way. Example. His Yakuza 0 playthrough. Most of them hover around 20-25 with some going past that. If he shortens his videos, that's DOUBLE the amount of videos and notifications. That means what ended as a 115 part playthrough will potentially double that, and then some. For ONE playthrough. And he plays several games at a time? No thank you.
  4. Stop being dense. Those situations illustrate that the argument of "You need to be successful in _____ to give your input on ______!" is flawed. I don't need to be a writer to conclude that Shades of Gray is a poorly written book. I don't need to play professional football to conclude that Tom Brady is the greatest of all time, etc. I don't need a youtube channel with millions of subs to tell someone how to work more efficiently. If you believe that, then does it make much sense that Phil is asking for input from said viewers/fans? Those same people were the ones who told him to go back to Twitch when he said it wouldn't do anything. And look where we are now?
  5. The same way sports analysts give tips and advice to professional level athletes. The same way movie critiques give their thoughts to Hollywood directors. The same way players give feedback to game designers. You get the picture?
  6. So this means that Phil lied about Dragonslayer coming to him with the video because it had low views on his channel? That's not fair to Dragonslayer at all. Not cool dude.
  7. You're right, Phil. No one cares about a bad gamer I can name hundreds of them on youtube. But I can't name many who have played those games in the manner you did. It's one thing to be a bad gamer. it's another to blame the game and shit on the devs. THAT'S a whole different thing.
  8. Right, because everyone who dislikes Phil's video is a hater or a psychopath or is mentally ill, right? I understand defending your stance, but throwing out these words as a means of reinforcing how you feel about the people who don't agree with him is so old. Yes, I'm sure that there are people who will dislike Phil's videos because they don't like him, however, don't make the assumption that everyone who did is a hater. I disliked the video. Many people did. Why? For me, I didn't think it was funny or up to snuff with the TIHYDPs that I've seen in the past. And based on a lot of the comments, a lot of people feel the same way. That's a perfectly rational stance on the video. To claim otherwise means you're purposely being obtuse.
  9. People are under the assumption that everyone who thumbs downed that video were haters. But what about the people who... genuinely didn't like it or didn't think it was good compared to the AMAZING TIHYDPs out there? Like was mentioned, this "official" TIHYDP was pretty weak. The successful ones have a really effective approach and structure in showing Phil's massive failures in the most subtle of ways. A prime example of this is the iconic zooming in of the screen to a blatant indicator that Phil is disregarding and complaining about. Just showing the deaths with no build up is boring, which is why I despised that death montage. Also, you said that this is meant to be in the style of a roast, right? Not sure which roasts you've seen, but there are a lot of roasts that pack venom. Look at the celebirity ones. They bring up some very personal stuff into the matter. That's where the entertainment value comes from. One of the top voted comments is "Too safe. Not funny." And to so degree, that's true. it's very tame and very safe.
  10. It's not a matter of emotional. If a game or developer is properly on the receiving end of criticism, there is nothing wrong with it. However, if the shortcomings are on the player themselves because they are incompetently doing something, lacking apparent common sense in a situation, or they're just a really bad player, CONSTANTLY shifting blame makes you seem like a massive man child. THAT'S where the success of TIHYDP came from.
  11. Yes, because when listing desirable qualities in a youtube personality, blaming the game and it's developers is at the top of the list. Jesus H Christ.
  12. Parodies are fair use. I said this in the other topic but CinemaSins and HonestTrailers make hundreds of videos that consist SOLELY of ripped footages from films and TV shows and make parodies/critiques of them with MILLIONS of views. And they are very clearly making a profit. So how exactly do the TIHYDPs not count?
  13. For the most part, any creative work you create is your intellectual property which does come with copyright protection. But him saying that he owns the right to every TIHYDP video is inaccurate. They are satires which are considered fair use. Unless we're not on the same page, I'd love for him to clarify. Secondly, you most certainly can create a montage of of existing work like Walking Dead as long as it's satirical hence me bring up CinemaSins.
  14. If you think that the TIHYDP videos are only about the fails, you're missing one of the most important reasons why they are popular. What is that, you may ask? Phil has gone on record to say that he represents the common gamer. If that's the case, when you look deeper at the TIHYDP: MGS series, it represents the common gamer's inability to adapt to older games because of how mainstream games hold the hands of players. It's why people love to watch those Teens React to Retro Gaming. They may or may not appreciate the retro games because the games they're used to don't pose nearly the same challenge as the ones they are playing. The MGS series is not forgiving. So what happens when someone who missed that generation of games tackles them? It could be a sense of appreciation. Or it could be a meltdown i.e comparison to easier games, faulting the game, insulting devs, etc. THAT is why they are so fascinating. A lot of the good TIHYDPs don't just show the deaths. They show other things such as trying to juggernaut through areas that ASK you to approach it a specific way, ignoring the subtle hints and clues given by the game itself, and much more. I can counter that by bringing up Honest Trailers/Cinema Sins, a channel that has HUNDREDS of videos using copyright material of movies and TV shows with MILLIONS of views. In fact, there are literally Honest Trailers videos of The Walking Dead by SEASONS with millions of views. None of them are ever taken down because fair use states that under certain circumstances, the use of copyright material is permitted by law i.e parodies and critiques. Are those not what TIHYDP is? Unless you really think that Andy Signore has gone on and asked Lucasfilms, Marvel, Warner Bros., and more for permission to use their copyrighted material and make millions of dollars off of them?
  15. Correct. Not only have previous channels bounced BACK from situations just as bad as the copyright strikes BUT let's not forget that DSP was complaining about views BEFORE the incident even happened. Secondly, there are several streamers that I am subbed to who don't do what DSP assumes every Twitch streamer does. Lastly, the main thing that I saw in the comments of his recent video is that he is a bit hypocritical in the sense that he said that likes/dislikes don't matter to him, so then why does he ask that we like his videos? Why does he disable likes/dislikes on videos if they are irrelevant, as we saw the first few moments the video went live and NOW them being disabled? Why does he assume that the only reason he gets dislikes is because of his haters and/or bots when... the function of the like/dislike is to show if a viewer enjoyed or didn't enjoy that particular video? Asking that we LIKE his videos is just as bad as someone disliking all of his videos. Not only that, it's incredibly pathetic to ask viewers to do that JUST to counteract the massive dislike brigade. There IS a correlation between dislikes and the content of his videos. Example? The very last part of his Persona 3 gameplay video where he ragequit. Correlation? He raged and quit a Patreon voted game so there were massive dislikes. So no, not every video of DSP is haters downvoting it for no reason. I don't know. For someone who says they've been extremely positive this year, I wonder how true that statement is when you see offenses that contradict the idea. Just because you aren't making response videos to trolls doesn't mean you aren't being negative.