After watching a bunch of these videos it seems that there is a niche here that my former Twitch streaming commentaries filled, so maybe I’ll start getting back into the commentary game, only this time actually put the vids on YouTube for posterity.
- Nobody else seems to go into
a) Matchup history between players
b) Tournament history, current performance, or “road traveled” in later tournament matches
c) Player tendencies
- A combination of high-level analysis and entertainment-related shenanigans
Most of the videos are play-by-play gamestate analyses or zoomed out matchup and metagame analyses (although these mostly died out with retirement of most of DRB). These are obviously valuable and should be a staple, but it leaves room for a rogue agent. I tried to always do a combination of both of these, with touches of psychological analysis and trash-talk inserted, which I don’t think anybody else has/had. I’m not saying these things are necessarily desirable, but it was definitely an unmined area [I also experimented with theme music (which got my videos shut down, whoops!), intoxication, and random bouts of showmanship]. Which leads me to my greater goal:
My channel was always at its best when I had a co-commentator. The dynamic of two people analyzing the situation led to better compare/contrast viewpoints, better hijinks, and more compelling content, IMO. But there is a balance to be had. Get too goony and the content is just a clown show (like when I tried with Bomber), or get too insular and it becomes too similar to other content already created by other people (like when I tried with cpat). So I guess this post is just a long-winded way of trying to recruit a partner in crime! My vids with juice were always good IMO, but he already has his own thing going and I wouldn’t want to dilute his brand. So is there anybody out there who wants to try and partner up with me for some Yomi vids and see where it takes us?