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Matt Chat Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Satori (original), Aug 25, 2010.

  1. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    He he, Matt's intros are still as cringeworthy as ever.
     
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    Matt did a re-upload. Cleve interview confirmed.
     
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    The book is Dungeons & Desktops 2.0.

    It came *this* close to being titled Advanced Dungeons & Desktops.
     
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    Would've been the better title.
     
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    felipepepe I still owe you a Sword Coast Legends write up for the RPG Ebook Project. It gets a very minor entry in D&D 2.0.
     
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    NO? You guys mean he's even more cringeworthy now?
     
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    We are in the decline of Matt Chat, aren't we? :(

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    I know his view counts have always struggled but I'm disappointed for Matt regardless. His channel hasn't really grown the way it deserved. Nowadays putting in the effort he did in the past for weekly videos is probably not worth the time and energy.
     
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    Don't worry, visitor numbers will boom as soon as he interviews Mr. Blakemore.
     
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    A man need not be embarrassed by the sincerity of another man.
     
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  13. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I dunno...sincerity? Matt seems to be embarrased of his hobby judging by his frequent giggling.
    I used to think he would improve with more experience, but that hasn't happened.
     
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    I don’t know about embarrassed. The guy drinks ales out of a viking horn in front of a wall display of video games. He just isn’t a typical charismatic youtube personality who interviews people well.

    Is he awkward? Sure. In that regard I’m also surprised he hasn’t gotten more comfortable over time. Probably the most comfortable he’s been was when he interviewed Joe and Hannah from Whalenought.

    I think part of the views issue has to do with the youtube algorithm. I’ve been subbed to his channel since I was in grad school and I can’t remember the last time I saw one of his recent videos in my “recommended” queue (which I use more than anything else for youtube).

    I kind of feel bad because it’s been close to 4 years or so since I rven visited his channel. I should do a binge watch this weekend or something....
     
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    On the positive side, his Patreon is quite stable... it went down to $300 a video in 2017/2018, but now is around $420 again.

    I think he is having a hard time finding new interviews to do, gave up on breaking into the mainstream, so now he focus on the people who want to see 2 hours of a guy playing an obscure 80's RPG with 2k views per video. The real question is how long will this be enough for him...
     
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    Is it that, or does he just have less time to do them? Let's not forget this isn't his full-time job.
     
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    That's just a nervous mannerism he has picked up.

     
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    Funny seeing Cleese in a typical Graham Chapman role instead of his usual authority figure.
     
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    Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2e

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1138574643

    This title will be released on May 12, 2019.


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    I've been in fairly close contact with Matt for several years now, so my OPINION (stressing speculation) here is a likely decent guess but not facts direct from his mouth:

    There are A LOT more YouTubers now, even on niche subjects. So you can do the same thing but get less views without your stuff starting to suck

    He's been redonculously busy the past year or so, not just with a new book but his teaching duties. So scheduling and conducting interviews is a bit harder at the moment

    I think some of the recent retrospectives and gameplay videos are simply because he wants to get back to his roots as a CRPG gamer and scratch that itch. I know of a couple of interview possibilities that have come his way so it's not that he just can't get them :)

    However as has been pointed out his Patreon is doing well, so there's not a general lack of interest in his videos.
     
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    Amazing. I had the first version as an ebook, but I will definitely get this as a proper book once it's released. A bummer that there isn't a hard cover version though.
     
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    sstacks Who is the artist? Does the artist have a website we can visit?
     
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    The artist is Robbie Sambat. Let me find out about website, etc.
     
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