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  1. Another_Derich

    DSP's Twitch return - Chat emotes/fanart

    This proposed change is actually quite good. Would look far better, take less space, and advertise twitter. The only thing is that the sub goal might be represented by something like 550 / ### which would require just a small change.
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    I think it’s time....

    What you are mentioning is probably part of the "bad decisions" he has mentioned before. Selling his house or stop paying on the CT condo among other things. He should probably start trying to do "overtime" and make longer streams or new patreon goals/perks. But yeah, its quite possible he'll need to use a plan b or plan c to survive at this point.
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    [POLLS] What should Phil play? (January to August)

    Hotline Miami was in a previous indies marathon. Don't recall if it was beaten or not but it was definitely played.
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    What is wrong with "rage quitting"?

    Whether people want to accept it or not, what I posted is pretty much the what people find "wrong" about "rage quitting." I agree with you that those people have "purchasing problems." Paying to watch someone go through your video game doesn't make too much sense; especially if you are aware they will insult it, may not like it, disparage it, and/or cancel it. Its very obvious were unhappy that he stopped at the final boss because it showed he had intent to finish the game to go that far and people saw the "no guarantee to finish" as an excuse to back out of it. If people didn't have an issue with it, Phil wouldn't be returning to the game to try and complete it and get rid of that discourse about him not finishing the game (as he has mentioned). "Mundane little things" is definitely subjective here because there were so many people who got mad. I think everyone in this thread can acknowledge that. And hopefully for Phil, he is at the point where he takes his audiences reactions seriously unlike what you are suggesting. Long time regulars, subs, and patrons still talk about that game and people still bring up his quitting so its silly not to take it seriously. Even though you are trying to highlight what you feel is a ridiculous situation, using an intentional "slippery slope" argument that doesn't even follow behind what is being discussed really undercuts what you are saying.
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    What is wrong with "rage quitting"?

    Nothing ridiculous about it. Maybe if you played JRPGs you would have realized that the design was fine and that is was just an issue of Phil's gameplay and tactics.
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    What is wrong with "rage quitting"?

    I saw it. That does not change my statement. That boss should not take that long to beat. Did you take that long with the boss when you played too? Phil's gameplay time to beat a game is quite often longer than the average time of other players. Time estimates for games that work for other people are usually faster than the time Phil does. The last stretch of Persona 5 currently is the most recent example I can think of. The boss isn't exceedingly long at all; that is true for many people who beat the true boss. Others have noted that Phil often struggles and takes a long time with relatively simple stuff while breezing through some parts of old games that others find hard.
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    What is wrong with "rage quitting"?

    The boss shouldn't take that long. Being unprepared to take on a final boss isn't a failing of the game, it is a failing of the player. Nothing about it was broken. Someone not using tactics doesn't make a game broken. The only real threat of the boss is charming the player into healing her. Are you saying that is something difficult to work around? That is absurd. The game wasn't even on hard mode. Learn how to overcome challenge and difficulty, not whine about something being too hard. Not sailing straight through to the end of a game isn't bad design. Lol. Are you telling me you struggled that much on the game? On a mode that is pretty easy?
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    What is wrong with "rage quitting"?

    Its a design you don't like but it isn't bad. Persona games and apparently SMT games as well don't really hesitate as much as other games to punish a player making bad decisions. Whether the decision is your choice of party members or doing a bad move during the battle. JRPGs aren't exactly known to be devoid of strategy. So if you see something doesn't work then think of a different approach. Having charm affect the player to do different things based on the opponent HP would be really stupid. And 10 times max health means nothing due to how the scale of JRPG games work. Final bosses shouldn't roll over and just let a player walk their way through a game. The only challenge to that boss was that it could charm you and that is pretty easily taken care of. As it is now, he is lucky Persona 5 is so much more lenient.
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    What is wrong with "rage quitting"?

    This isn't how completing/finishing something works. Ever. He didn't beat Persona 3 and he didn't beat Secret of Mana. And it is debatable if he finished Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Yes, even though Phil did not guarantee Persona 3 to be a full playthrough from the very beginning, people have a problem with it because they paid for it. This is evidenced by people still clamoring for Persona 3 and wanting it to be played. There were plenty of people who had a problem with is being stopped due to the contributions they made. Correct. Phil has however made his career out of playing video games and the audience becomes irritated when they see him quitting games before their completion. And it is not limited to rage quits. This is the crux of the issue. People don't realize that there are clearly people who take issue with it happening at all, not to mention it happening on more than one occasion. For many people there is nothing wrong with it, others have issue with YouTubers/Twitch streamers quitting something they want to see finished, and others just have a problem with someone getting so ridiculously mad that they do something tantamount to taking their ball and going home. Its just how it is.
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    [POLLS] What should Phil play? (January to August)

    Its not a bad suggestion at all
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    [POLLS] What should Phil play? (January to August)

    Thanks for the tally on the games so far. Some "interesting" choices in there. Furi really would have been interesting though. At least compared to certain games there getting votes.
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    [POLLS] What should Phil play? (January to August)

    So what did the patrons choose as the games to be played?
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    Work with Cryaotic!

    I doubt he'll be doing that, especially as he is going ahead with the sponsored/advertising streams. DSP doesn't seem like he wants to do serious collaborations so it would be a surprise if he does something more than playing in a lobby with people he knows. Those kinds of matches in fighting games might be the most we see. If anything he should seek to get popular fighting game players into a lobby for some matches but that is a long shot
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    It makes no sense to have short videos anymore.

    See your own post: Which could explain why we have and will see things like being slow to adopt changes to format (direct capture), sunk cost fallacy in relation to games being scheduled, polls being vetoed ("executive decision"), revisionist statements, avoidance of extra work or overhaul of things, no attempt on taking certain feedback, et cetera. At a certain point, you just have to let go and stop trying, Nich. Pretty sure there has been a suggestion thread on this very site or it still exists. Just let him do whatever he wants. If it leads to growth and success, so be it. If it goes the opposite way, so be it. I mean if something "works" for 10 years then I doubt he will try to fix it. I'd say, just sit back and let the chips fall where they may.
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    Better prestreams

    @Nich2440 Those aren't bad ideas. There are a few issues with the pre-stream but the obvious issue is that he isn't concise with shoutouts. Phil gets baited into ranting about certain things because people know what to say to push his buttons. Trolls are able to post about certain things and instead of ignoring them he will still address them. He often over explains or talks at length in response to cheers during the pre-stream that he can cut down on. During the time he is talking so much, more cheers pour in and he takes even longer.Also, considering how long he'll be going with the updates, plugs, and shoutouts, the ~15+ of music isn't really necessary to lead in. The audience is essentially getting 15 minutes of music, a mini week-in-preview (this itself is a reason to not bother with the other one on Sunday), plugs (which he seems to be trying to cut down on and make concise), and then a mini ATK. It is okay to cut down on pre-stream and get more gameplay in and then interact while playing the game. As people have pointed out in chat, he should consider recording the plugs section and playing it back. Write a script and record if you have to. Find the most concise way to get out the crucial information to the audience.
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