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    • One more thing…

      2 years ago

      washyboy

      I also just installed a content blocker - it can block ads but my primary concern is excessive trackers, and I'm very proud and impressed to say that RT seems to only be using two:

      Facebook Connect for widgets/social sharing

      and

      Google Analytics

      While I'm not really a fan of either of those, having only two, and having them be those two is very impressive and I'm very happy.

    • The site improves

      2 years ago

      washyboy

      Slowly but surely doesn't seem fair, because the site has actually been improving rapidly, but in any event, one after the other, bugs/issues are crumbling before the might of @Adam and team!

      The two biggest currently open things for me are SSO and the fact that when you click on a notification from a forum thread update you end up at the first page of the thread, not on the page where the update(s) lived.

      Not show stoppers for me though, just minor annoyances. I'm enjoying the new site more and more each day!

      Also... I think you can use gifs for your header image… my mind is officially blown.

    • SSO - Single Sign On

      2 years ago

      washyboy

      Consolidated single sign on REALLY can't come soon enough for me… I'm following these notifications to different top level domains, then I want to comment or mod something, only to realize I'm not signed in on that domain… so I sign in, and get redirected to the home page of the site, and the notification is now dismissed…

      Growing pains suck, but the site's definitely getting snappier and snappier throughout the day, so keep up the good work @Adam!

    • Funhaus

      2 years ago

      washyboy

      So Funhaus - they seem cool, I haven't had time or inclination to watch much of their stuff yet, but the few videos showcasing their office in various states of construction were funny and I know the guys are talented. PLUS I trust that Burnie and Matt know what they're doing.

      With that said - dumping all of those videos into the Achievement Hunter videos bucket is really annoying. I now either have to switch over to the individual show pages to find the new AH content or I have to spend a few minutes scrolling through all the Funhaus content to find the AH stuff... its not a big burden seriously, first world problem much? waaa there's TOO much good content for me to watch so I can't find the stuff I want most, waaa but still its annoying.

      I would've preferred to see Funhaus added as another top level section of the site, with its own theme, a'la Rooster Teeth, and Achievement Hunter, with its own themeing and everything. The link could've been in the header right next to TheKnow, RTX, and Store.

      I'm HOPING that they didn't do that because with a new site redesign right around the corner (I think Adam tweeted he was doing quality control on a release candidate!) it'll be handled better anyways and it didn't make sense to spend the time and effort to make it work well in the old design right before it was replaced, but it still is sucky in the meantime.

      I LOVE this site and its content! MOAR PLZ!!! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • I made it to Austin…

      2 years ago

      washyboy

      but since Lets Play Live was three days ago, it appears that the weather here has chosen to mirror my mood - freezing cold and dreary.

      Don't worry, I'll get over my bitterness eventually, but probably only if @Jack brings Lets Play Live to northern california as the first stop outside of Austin... **hint** **hint**

    • I have the worst timing...

      2 years ago

      washyboy

      It seems that every time I travel for work, I find myself in a city either a few days before or a few days after some cool event. For example a few years ago I traveled to Cork, Ireland for work. Unfortunately the timing meant I was in Cork 1 week before St Patrick's Day, and 1 week before Mumford and Suns was playing a show in Cork!

      When the Achievement Hunter team announced "Let's Play Live" I was super excited, but I knew that there was almost no chance I'd be able to afford to fly to Austin JUST for the show.

      Fast forward to today when I just learned that this terrible ability of mine has struck again. It looks like I'll be in Austin the week of February 23rd... Missing "Let's Play Live" by three days... I "maybe" could travel the previous week, but then I'd have to fly home on Saturday to accommodate the show, and at this point there's just way too many conditionals/issues, especially with even the floor seats almost completely sold out!

      So enjoy it all of you who are going, and I'm hoping there will be something really cool happening the week of the 23rd that I can take advantage of so I can break this terrible streak.

    • I did a thing

      2 years ago

      washyboy

      I went and recorded another song. Hopefully this will become a regular occurrence, and not something I do ~ once a year.

      I posted it on SoundCloud:

      soundcloud.com/stephen-washburn/i-am-me

      You can also check it out on my own website, where I also have the lyrics typed out:

      stephenwashburn.com/2015/01/02/song-number-two-i-...

    • Look at that timecode...

      2 years ago

      washyboy

      There's nothing quite like clicking on a new video, and immediately noticing that the timecode has an extra column of digits...

    • I just invented a new game

      2 years ago

      washyboy

      It's simple:

      Step 1 - pick an achievement hunter let's play video
      Step 2 - start WATCHING said achievement hunter let's play video
      Step 3 - pick a random song in your iTunes (or other music player of choice)
      Step 4 - start PLAYING said random song in your iTunes (or other music player of choice)

      This creates your own custom soundtrack to the let's play and hilarity ensues.

      The inaugural game started with:

      Let's Play - GTA V - Crazy Taxi

      and with

      Story Of The Year - Until The Day I Die

      which about as well as you might think (or actually even better!).

      You're welcome.

    • Acquisition

      2 years ago

      washyboy

      A journal like this seems all the rage today, so why not one from me too ;-)

      My 2 cents are pretty straightforward:

      TLDR; I'm nervous, but I trust that Burnie/Matt et al are good at their jobs and are making good decisions; they've made many great ones to get to this point.

      Full Thoughs:

      I'm nervous.

      On his initial journal announcement Burnie has been answering a lot questions which has shown me something I could've guessed:

      Burnie is very good at polished corporate speak.

      While it could be unintentional, I personally think he's VERY smart and capable (see the amazing company/community he's helped build) and while its a little exasperating to see terms like acquired and partnership given equal weighting (they can't possibly BE less equivalent) he's just doing his job and I certainly don't think he's trying to be deceptive/deceitful. I think he truly believes (and again, he's very smart and talented, so he's probably, hopefully, right) that this acquisition will only mean good things for RT.

      I think the perfect encapsulation of all of this is the following exchange:

      washyboy5461b0b507eab.jpg

      While Burnie's obviously 100% correct (no one person has/had complete autonomous control, it was a collaboration) that's not the point. The point is that for a very long time (essentially since the start of the company 11+ years ago) the group collaborating has had a core that has always been present. Certainly they've added new people over the years, and roles/responsibilities have changed/shifted/grown, but the core was (I believe) always there. This acquisition adds a major new player/dynamic to that leadership, and while they may SAY they don't want to change anything, that could change in the future.

      My nervousness then really comes from the fact that what they (they being RT, the group who collaborates to create the great content/keep the company growing/moving forward) have done is traded a certain amount of independence for the resources to continue doing what they've been doing, and more importantly do even more amazing things going forward. This is COMPLETELY reasonable, and in principle no different than any other monetization strategy - by exchanging money (ie sponsorships) for goods (ie shows) you become beholden to your audience in at least some small way (if they don't like what you create they leave and unless you get more/new audiences you have to stop). There is nothing wrong with this, and it is the way the wold, business, economies, etc work. My fear is whether they gave away too much independence, regardless of the value they got back. Obviously I can't actually KNOW if thats what happened in part because only time will tell and more importantly because I'm not privy to the details :-) But no matter what my concerns may be I have to come back to the fact that as Burnie pointed out in another comment:

      "Fortunately, Rooster Teeth has a twelve year history of doing things outside the norm."

      That you do Burnie, that you do.

      So here's to much success for RoosterTeeth, Fullscreen, and anyone else this new absolute juggernaut of quality content/online media may eat on its way to world domination.

      PS/Tag/Coda:

      Maybe at some point the dynamics will be such that Fullscreen will essentially be swallowed up from the inside, with the RoosterTeeth "brand" becoming the face of everything with the two headed monster of Burnie/Matt at the head! Won't all the haters/worriers (myself included) be ashamed of their doubts then!

  • Comments (31)

    • Bobomcgraw

      4 years ago

      You have maybe a day to make a kill on the ferris wheel.

      • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        muchas gracias

    • Intergalctic_Godfather FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold A deal you can't refuse

      4 years ago

      washyboy, you have 34 hours to make a kill on the ferris wheel of death

      • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        totally thought this was from the current wheel, when it was actually from a month ago... oops, I guess I should look at my personal comments a bit more often.

    • Dylan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Davesexual

      4 years ago

      HOW WERE WE NOT FRIENDS BEFORE?!

      • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        lol, I kinda said the same thing to myself. I went to look for you on my friends list to send you a message with the link to sound city and went... huh... ok, well I guess I'll fix that

    • WonkyMaestro

      5 years ago

      Just as a head's up, I just saw that Sherlock series 2 has been added to Netflick streaming! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    • Bobomcgraw

      5 years ago

      Just a reminder, you have about 21 hours to make a kill on the Ferris Wheel before you time out.

    • WonkyMaestro

      5 years ago

      Believe me, I'm the same way as your friend. I own the complete collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. I've watched many Holmes movies and shows, hardly an of them were worth watching in my point. This show is worth watching. I love it.
      I was wondering when they would give us the face-to-face with Moriarty and how they would go about it. I loved that episode. I must know what happens next.

    • WonkyMaestro

      5 years ago

      I finally brought myself to watching the series 1 finale of Sherlock, despite the fact that I can't find series 2. It was amazing!

      • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I just got another friend to start watching it, and she's a big time Sherlock Holmes fan, so her stamp of approval is hard to get.

      • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Awesome!

    • WonkyMaestro

      5 years ago

      Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry showing a us small glimpse into how Brits see Americans: youtu.be/0Vphj_fZ3Ew

      • WonkyMaestro

        5 years ago

        Completely ridiculous! I spent two hours last night watching a guy's playlist with comedic videos starring Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, and/or Rowan Atkinson. It was amazing. And I still have about 40 videos left lol

      • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        ridiculous amounts of talent...

    • bigfish62 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza+Beer+Friends

      5 years ago

      How's it going dude?

      • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Thats what I'm hoping smiley1.gif

      • bigfish62 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza+Beer+Friends

        5 years ago

        Sorry to hear that man. At least a new one just started. Hopefully this one will be better.

      • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        yeah, tough week

      • bigfish62 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza+Beer+Friends

        5 years ago

        Well that's good. 'All things considered' implies some stuff has been a bit iffy lately. Tough month or so?

      • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        pretty good all things considered

    • Nevada

      5 years ago

      I'm curious why (of your 8 friends) you decided to add me to such an exclusive list?

      • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        lol, no particular reason, just trying to be more social and make friends :-)

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      6 years ago

      Cool! Happy 2 Days Before Your Birthday!

      And thanks ^_^

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      7 years ago

      Indeed it is ^_^

      000ep65y

      I bought a Master Chief halloween helmet and painted it blue. I brought it to PAX with me and had Joel sign it! I also made one for Grif and had Geoff sign it. There's a photo of him wearing it in my profile gallery. smiley12.gif

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      7 years ago

      Thank you very much for the Xbox information. There is much for me to learn smiley13.gif

    • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Sure! More friends never hurt anyone! :-)

    • Redfox3000

      7 years ago

      Yo I read jacks comments and I will be your second frend?

    • washyboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      awesome, can't wait! smiley13.gif

    • Count3D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      7 years ago

      heard on Drunk Tank #59 that you've compiled a list of eateries in Austin that you want to try when you're in town... I travel to Austin periodically for work and would be interested in seeing the list so I can try to hit some of them as well (I was too lazy to take notes during the podcasts, and DEFINITELY too lazy to go back and re-listen to all 59 of them).


      Cool, thanks. Hadn't heard it yet but my list will be coming out soon! Pictures included.

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      WooHoo! Top Post!

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