The reality of most gaming youtubers

1 : Anonymous2021/05/02 21:52 ID: n3gx8u
The reality of most gaming youtubers
2 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:10 ID: gwps87n

"Before you watch the video make sure you like and subscribe and smash that bell icon!"

I've not even seen the video yet. I'm not going to click on the like button or subscribe unless I actually like the content and want to see more.

ID: gwpuoeu

The only way I will like a video right at the beginning is if I’m already subscribed and I know for a fact that I will get proper quality content from the channel.

ID: gwq16wi

Even then, what's the point? Why not wait till the end? Even a great channel can't have every video be exceptional, why not only like videos that are actually special so it actually means something? I never understood the point of just blindly liking any video.

ID: gwpydpm

This stuff is so annoying.

I'm a YouTuber, and I:

Never ask; if the content wasn't compelling enough to warrant subscribing on your own volition, I don't deserve the subscription Started out by making 60-second game guides because I despise the thought of wasting someone else's time

Even when I have more detailed guides, I try to keep them to like 3-6 minutes. No need to fluff something up.

ID: gwq06kl

And that's why your videos aren't popular. Youtube algo is shit

ID: gwpz3wy

I really appreciate that sentiment and will always prefer a video that gets right to the point over obnoxious ones like this.

However I also understand that simply reminding people to like the video is an effective way to get them to do so. As long as it’s an unobtrusive reminder preferably at the end I’m not going to mind. A loud and meandering one right at the start though is an instant click away.

ID: gwq0iqo

A youtuber that actually gets right to the point instead of wasting people's time with pointless drivel?

Can you post or message me a link?

ID: gwq1pzv

I respect your efforts, and your view on this. I have to say tho, sometimes I find content subscription-worthy, but I forget to actually subscribe because my mind is considering something, or I'm looking for the next video, etc. Hence, I dont mind the terms "if you enjoyed the video, please subscribe" and "if youre subscribed, hit the bell". Its the other stuff around that that's over the top

ID: gwq1zvb

Studies show that reminding people to like and sub actually does work, so...

ID: gwpzklz

I'm very frugal with the subscribe button. YT is my main source for "television" like entertainment so I can't have my sub page be riddled with a thousand channels. It takes alot for me to sub to someone. I need to find myself binge watching their content over a period of months before I even consider it.

ID: gwq38c7

That blurb isn't there for you though. It's for the people that regularly watch channels and don't like/sub to them. A LOT of people have favorite channels, watch them repeatedly and don't interact with them at all. No likes, no subscribe, no comments. They show up for every new episode and leave.

Getting regular watchers to interact is what they're trying to do, not pick up random people that have dropped in for a single video. They're talking directly to the people that already know what they're in for.

I know it's weird and counter-intuitive but youtube's metrics are real and eye-opening for how a large portion of audiences work.

ID: gwpz2cj

You know how I do things?

I do my intro calmly, explain what I'm going to do, continue on as normal, and then at the end of the video I ask for likes and subs.

Too many youtubers speak in all caps and I absolutely hate that.

ID: gwq2oxm

It gets attention. I absolutely understand why you hate it and choose to make your content the way you do. But those people do that, because the shit works and has continued to work.

ID: gwpuot1

I always like videos off the bat since it’s how people make their living. But I’m not above taking it back, dammit!

ID: gwpxt18

This may be a little naïve, but do people actually make money just from having the like button pressed on their videos?

If so, where has all the money mine should have made gone to over the years?

3 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:15 ID: gwpsvpe

This is why I always look for text answers to my questions rather than videos.

ID: gwpzk5g

I still use gamefaqs guides but recently I tend more to steam community guides because they are often laid out better and easier to navigate.

ID: gwq1s3o

100% this, text and screen shots for map locations, directions that need visuals, important landmarks, markers for puzzles, or whatever. Way better than videos you need to remind/skip through (especially the nonsense subscribe and follow shit, but if I'm midway through a section and I skip ahead too far or something and get confused, blah). Ok, rant over, I agree with ya!

ID: gwpzx6l

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ID: gwpu4yj

Even a nicely edited video is still worse then text imo

ID: gwq4tvf

A video isn’t searchable, text is. Based on that alone it’s better 9/10 times, then add onto that the YouTuber garbage and spam..

ID: gwpx5yn

Written walkthroughs are better for you, but they make no money unless you are literally IGN. You're not IGN are you? You have to tell me if you are.

ID: gwq1c0f

Ign guides are ass too. Half the time they are outdated, and when they aren't outdated they are just wrong.

4 : Anonymous2021/05/02 21:58 ID: gwpqvjw

Ha ha. Yeah. And don’t forget the obligatory one minute intro to explain the already self-explanatory title of the video.

ID: gwpsas2

1 minute animation intro with 3D sparks and dubstep then 2 useless minutes asking for thumbs up and filler, 15 seconds with what you actually wanted and 2 final minutes talking about other videos.

ID: gwpwd52

You forgot the 5 minute sponsored read so they can get over 10 min to run mid roll ads

ID: gwq0t81

Ughhhhh. The long animated intro and the fucking music lol.

ID: gwpx23i

Me searches, "how to change guitar strings"

Video, "hey guys welcome. So to start lets discuss why you might want to change guitar strings..."

Godamit I KNOW why I want to change them, hence why im searching the video, I dont need a 5 minute explanation, just show me.

ID: gwq4nkw

“Guitars are musical instruments that date back to...”

5 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:31 ID: gwpuotb

If you want to know how to do a puzzle, google is your friend. If you want an entertaining series of someone playing a game, go on YouTube

ID: gwpwveu

It's getting harder to just find a walkthrough with text and photos though. Lots have ads or stupid "click to the next page" style format, and many just link to a video of the information.

ID: gwpxzf9

Or you get to a website with a "guide" and it's just embedded YouTube videos.

6 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:40 ID: gwpvtb8

I hate this about modern gaming. Need to know where to find something in a game?

1980 - 2000: Read a walkthrough guide (book, magazine) that costs almost as much as the game or call a tip-line that charges by the minute like it's phone sex except with Wario instead of Princess Peach and there is no happy ending, just the sad knowledge that you spent $13.99 to get past one level 2000 - 2010(ish): The golden age of Gamefaqs, wikis, and online walkthroughs where people took the time to contribute text and pictures that let you rapidly find every hidden easter egg and secret as fast as your Google could fu.
2010-present: OP's comic
ID: gwq2xf5

Ah yes, the Renaissance of ASCII art headers.

7 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:01 ID: gwpr6iy

Ugh, Let's Plays. Just make a few quips and cut out the dead air, how hard is that?

And yeah, I get that, that's why you want to go to sites like gameFAQs.

ID: gwpszp4

Uff gamefaqs was the shit back in the days

ID: gwpum39

As long as you avoid the message boards, it's still good.

8 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:33 ID: gwpuwvn

I watch a series were the guy is so short and to the point, it's so shockingly different.

"In this video, I'm going to show you X."

3 sec intro

Video start.

9 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:31 ID: gwpuobl

Smash that like button. subscribe, and click that bell!

Yeah, that's a good way to make sure I never do that...

10 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:34 ID: gwpv1h2

Or they have a grating voice spoken into a mic made of sticks and cotton balls

11 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:17 ID: gwpt2n9

for fucking real

12 : Anonymous2021/05/02 23:14 ID: gwpzovk

Why Is this NSFW? Lol

ID: gwq24p1

NSFW profile

13 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:45 ID: gwpwes7

Why I always go for the text guide if it's available.

14 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:03 ID: gwprfzn

I bet my PS5 that the commentator has a RacerX “gaming” chair, with RGB no less.

Do yourself all a favour and get yourself an ergonomic office chair instead. You and your back will thank me later

15 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:30 ID: gwpumgx

No matter how long the video the information you are looking for generally starts 1/3rd of the way through.

16 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:33 ID: gwpuwjs

This is why any guide/review video I make is as concise as humanly possible. Most reviews I do are about two minutes long.

17 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:40 ID: gwpvr8q

PowerPyx, you will never need anyone else.

18 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:51 ID: gwpx2hy

Why is this nsfw?

19 : Anonymous2021/05/02 22:51 ID: gwpx0rv

Even if I love a content creator on you tube there is not a reality that exists in which I’m gonna “smash that Bell icon.” The last thing I want is notifications on my phone that a 45 minute to hour long you tube video is available right now for my immediate attention.


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