Hey Stainless Streamers!
Note: This is a rather long thread...
Forgive me in advance if I offend any stainless legends here, just wanted to share my personal thoughts and opinions - and hope that stainless staff see this as constructive feedback rather than an attack or favouritisms of any sort.
I am a massive fan of the streams, but unfortunately I can never catch the live twitch stream as I am generally fast asleep here in the Land of Oz. These streams do occur at 2am local Sydney time and as a result have to watch the recording on YouTube which is fine given the circumstances...
Anyhow, this has been quite the annoyance for a significant amount of time (well since the dawn of these streams), I am hoping to provide some insight from my end, perhaps I am skewing a little out of proportion here but I can’t help but feel quite annoyed when I watch these streams. I hope this feedback will better the streams (in my opinion) moving into the future.
Now on with the annoyance *begin rant*
I am constantly toggling my volume control when watching these streams, it seems that Sim is overly LOUD when talking and commenting on her game play.
I feel quite annoyed that when Nobby is explaining the mechanics, giving a run down or answering a question, Sim tends to yell over Nobby to emphasise that she has done something “funny” in the game, which distracts Nobby from explaining the topic in which he is speaking of. At the same time I have to put my volume down because her voice is so much louder than Nobbys. Once she has done with her ramble or sudden joy of gameplay madness, I then need to increase my volume again to listen to what Nobby is saying.
Perhaps the reasons for this occurring is that Sim seems to lean forward substantially, where Nobby is lazed back in the casting couch. :D *joke*
Perhaps another reason is that the microphone is placed directly in front of Sim, in that case maybe shifting it over to Nobbys side may address the issue significantly, would be good if we could get their vocal volumes aligned a little better. This will help with constant volume shifting.
Perhaps it is just a combination of both?!
Anyhow, I know it would be silly to ask Sim to stop yelling over Nobby, as this is not a fair request (it is who she is), but I do ask that maybe if she does not yell over Nobby it might be a little easier to watch and catch what Nobby is actually saying! If you want proof, just watch any of the previous Nobby & Sim streams, it happens time and time and time again...
Now that I am done with the bagging side of things - so sorry, more of a greeting suggestion. I quite like how Jason the Garbarian co-hosts the streams (with Nobby), he is quite insightful and brings quite a good balance to the stream. Let me explain what I mean here, Jason actually talks about the game – he asks good and relevant questions about the game and its future, he also asks Nobby about previous his previous C1, C2 experiences etc. I am yet to see any other co-host do this. So with that being said, he brings a positive vibe to the stream, his demeanour is great and I get quite the laugh from his jokes and LOUD burps (the exception)! Ohh and I do not have to put the volume up and down constantly as he does not yell over Nobby. When he does something good in the game, he’ll do something funny with his face or throw up some hand signs showing he just did something good, which is great because it does not interrupt Nobby. So if Sim is going to co-host, perhaps she can do some of this! Maybe even script up some questions of her own...
With all that being said, the previous (25th June 2014) Nobby & Jason stream was a much more enjoyable stream to watch! Got some great info out of that stream and quite the laugh.
I hope that I have not bagged Sim too much here, but these are just some ongoing annoyances and some current positives of the streams. Hope this feedback is useful moving into further streams.
Ohh btw Nobby, you are doing an A1 job in the streams, continue doing what you are doing!
Love you all <3