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  1. Have you not been paying attention? Every time he plays something that doesn't bring in money is a day lost where he could be playing something that does. The point is he doesn't make enough money with other means to take that kind of risk. The money he makes on Patreon is barley enough to fund one Nintendo playthrough let alone a whole channel.
  2. jwalker

    General Patreon Suggestions/Discussion

    Another great idea! Rap battle against the haters! Also I like the boss idea.
  3. Let it go dude. He'd make no money on Nintendo stuff and Patreons Choice is for games that bring in little views. What you suggested in the other thread was an entire channel for games that make no money. How much do you figure that goal would be?
  4. Long post incoming but I need to get this off my chest. Over the years people have been yelling at Phil to edit his playthroughs and make the parts longer to increase watch time and ad revenue. But a lot of people (Phil included) Don't understand how watch time works. in 2012 YouTube noticed that a lot of videos were getting a lot of views because of click bait. Naturally these videos had people click away immediately but these videos were getting featured because of the current algorithm. That's when they started featuring videos based on watch time. Overall watch time is calculated by a very simple formula. Views x average view duration. If you want to increase watch time you either need to get more people watching or get them watching for longer. Ideally you want to do both. I've seen many different opinions regarding the best way to get people watching for longer. Some say make the videos longer and other say make it them shorter. Here's my opinion. It doesn't matter. I'm not positive on this but when It comes watch time I think YouTube ranks your video against other that are the same length. In other words making your 3 minute IGN review into a 30 minute Angry Joe review doesn't give you an edge of 3 minute videos. And if you extend your video without giving it extra content it will drag on and people will skip ahead or worst case scenario leave and never come back. You now have a 30 minute video that people watch less of and you'll be going up against 30 minute videos that are concise because they have more to talk about than you. In short the secret to good watch? Make good content that people will want to watch. And they keep making videos. You can make a 30 minute review or you can make 10, 3 minute reviews It's the same result if you can keep people watching. Watch time and video length is even more irrelevant when it comes to Phil. Let's face it. Phil's actual videos are his live streams. Splitting them into parts doesn't increase watch time. Yes views increase but that doesn't mean more people are watching. Notice how the first part of a playthrough has more views then the rest? That's an example of the low attention span. The truth his that Phil's playthroughs bring in 10,000 unique viewers and only a few 1000 actually watch it. So Phil making videos shorter literally does nothing to help you. Same with making them longer. The only way to increase your watch time is to record more. and you're already doing 4-6 hours of gameplay streams a day. So I'd say the way you do things is just fine the way it is. However. I have to say that the best coarse of action is too make your videos longer and for one simply reason. Inbox spam. And no. There is no way to prevent it. There was a feature to create subscription folders. For example I could have a sub box for your playthroughs and one for other let's players, and one for music. YouTube removed that feature. But even then that doesn't prevent it. Because I'm still presented with 20+ videos in my face. Same thing if I go to your channel. Do you have any idea how annoying it is to scroll though 200 videos to get to the halfway point of Persona 5? IMO a video on YouTube should have a beginning, middle, and end to be complete. For example, one video for chapter of the game or a boss fight. But with your style we get 8 parts for exploring mementos and a full part of discussing what to do next. Sorry for being rude but that last part is a garbage video. literally no context or progression. It's not about the video length. It's about making a complete video. And for my last point. Editing. Going to be honest here. Whoever told you to you need to make highlights is an idiot. I mean there's nothing wrong with highlights. It's a great way to keep people entertained without having them dedicate hours to get to the part they like. But it's missing the context. And guess what? Other people who do playthroughs DON'T do that! Their playthroughs show the whole game and then they may make a montage that's separate for fan service. TheRadBrad, ZackScottGames, Hell even PewDiePie. I watch some of their playthroughs. and there was almost never a jump cut. There were exceptions of coarse. For example PewDiePie got lost in the beginning of Resident Evil 7 as he didn't see the side path and ended up going back the way he came. So he fast-forwarded slightly. Don't forget that most live streamers archive their streams on YouTube. No editing what so ever. However, my issue isn't that your videos show the whole game. That's good and normal. My issue is you are staunchly against editing your videos. This for example. I'm mean sure the short video was an honest mistake but how hard is it to open an editor and clip it together with part 16 or 17? 5 minutes plus rending time? This is another example of a garbage video where nothing happens. So why did you even bother uploading it in this state. I have 2 suggestions. 1) Release the full stream with pre-stream and breaks cut out as one video with multiple ad breaks 2) Record the full stream and then split it in the editor so that each part covers a segment of the game. I'll use Resident Evil as an example: Beginning Hour Jack Garage Boss Fight Main Hall Basement Jack Boss fight Bee House Marguerite Boss Fight Bee House Attic Back to the Mansion Lucas's traps Jack Boss fight The ship The Ship Part 2 Salt Mines Final Boss So basically what I want to say is that there is nothing wrong with how you do things. All you need to do is make the videos more complete (Short or long) and not worry for editing except for technical difficulties and excessive parts with no progression. For example, black mesa, Batman Arkham Asylum or the Secret of Monkey Island.
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    Hate Live should be more focused

    I agree. Recording the podcast in large chunks is a step in the wrong direction. Especially when a story abruptly stopped in one part. Each segment should be it's own video so people can easily find what they're looking for.
  6. jwalker

    General Patreon Suggestions/Discussion

    Goal ideas: 1) Shave the goatee and head to go for the classic look. 2) Bring back the PS4 pro goal. PS4 Pro = $400 Internal Black magic Intensity (4k capable) $200 https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/ca/products/intensitypro4k Cheapest 4K screens $400 3) $1000 Imac http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-21-5-imac-intel-core-i5-1-6ghz-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-silver/3093014.p?skuId=3093014 4) Stretch goal for an edited, scripted playthrough with skits for KOGaming 5) Main goal for a special video (Countdown or vlog for examples) Instead of a generic marathon
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    What do people think of this?

    Absolutely remove comments. Rufus is right. They're just words. But words can hurt. or at the very least give you a headache. As for Drgnkiller he has proven that he's not constructive critic but someone with actually hatred for Phil. And I actually know why. The moment he turned full on detractor was when he got blocked years ago. I saw it happen. He actually WAS a fan who wanted to help. But he said too many things that Phil didn't like and he got blocked. I don't remember what the argument was or who was right or wrong but hating someone to the point where you are actually happy that the person went through a breakup because he blocked you on Twitter is the most petty thing in the world. He probably doesn't have mental issues. I was talking to Viking about this the other day and told him that they likely know right from wrong. They just do it anyway. With that said can we please put a pin in the conversation. Adding fuel to the fire doesn't help the situation or make us look smart.
  8. I was thinking this would have been a good idea until I saw this. I mean am I misunderstanding something here or do people in the program make $0 for 3 days? I think Phil should make the executive decision to drop Nintendo games.
  9. God the summer is going to suuuuuck. Here's hoping E3 brings us something good.
  10. jwalker

    Possible Forum Improvements

    Well for starters the most popular thread at the moment is debating weather or not a certain detractor has mental issues and the creator of the thread refuses to let it die and is using very childish and offensive language. Another user in that thread used the term "Cancerous". However nothing has been done to control this behavior likely because it's a anti-detractor thread. My point is the forums have become a battleground against trolls and fans where both sides act immature and that's what drives people (Including me) away. That aside a another suggestion would be to revamp the homepage. Almost everything on there is blank and KOGaming isn't even in the playlist database. Same with links to Patreon, Twitch, and Teespring. It's terribly outdated and bringing life back to it might increase forum traffic. Lastly why not add a blog to the website? It might be a more efficient way to post updates.
  11. jwalker

    Ask the King Ep. 64 - April 20, 2017

    Do you feel your move to Seattle was the right move business wise? Before you moved you claimed it would not only save on your taxes but also give you more opportunities for filming and a better office. Do you think these improvements have been met yet and was it worth the debt and paying two mortgages? Also do you feel you would have more success if you moved to one of the other three options? For example if you moved to Texas you would have employment opportunities with RoosterTeeth, Screwattack, and Fullscreen.
  12. Too me a lot of these are just filler. :(
  13. jwalker

    Ask the King Ep. 64 - April 20, 2017

    How much do you work each day in your office including break times? How does this compare to the average 9-5 job?
  14. I am not out of my mind thank you very much. I gave sound reasons why I find it looking unnatural. Your entire post here is saying he should use greenscreen because it's the norm.
  15. How exactly would a green screen fix that? He'd still be blocking the text with his body. And how the hell do people find the above examples attractive. It looks like someone place an a small sticker on your screen. This is how you should use greenscreen. In this example the "Facecam" fits the video player and is way more natural.
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