Easy Allies |OT2| Love & Reset

DannyVice

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Oct 25, 2017
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Group stream tomorrow is still TBD.

I guess Rage 2?
Jesus Christ stop. They were on such a roll with good group streams a year back but it evolved to “latest generic single player game” released that week. So boring and uninspiring.

Edit: I see that they have listed Unruly Heroes as the group stream game. Haven’t heard of the game so it’s a positive I guess.
 

Bloodworth

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Oct 28, 2017
406
it evolved to “latest generic single player game” released that week
Someone tried to make this claim a couple weeks ago, and it absolutely doesn't hold up to the data. Ignoring the subjective criticism of the games being generic, there have been exactly 3 "latest single player games" on group streams in 2019 - Jump Force, DMC 5, and Dreams. And we don't regret doing those streams at all.
 

DannyVice

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Oct 25, 2017
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Someone tried to make this claim a couple weeks ago, and it absolutely doesn't hold up to the data. Ignoring the subjective criticism of the games being generic, there have been exactly 3 "latest single player games" on group streams in 2019 - Jump Force, DMC 5, and Dreams. And we don't regret doing those streams at all.
Fair enough, I should have been more clearer. Maybe not only SP games, but more like games only one ally play or non-interesting (personally) games for me to watch a group play together.

I’m counting for example lately World War Z, BF1, Sekiro, DMC, Toejam, Division, Jump Force and Apex as very generic choices when Easy Allies is known as such a creative group and Thursday night streams have been known to create some of the jolliest and interesting streams I have ever seen online.

I’m not saying you should change what games you play and never said you should “regret playing those games”. But I been a Patreon since the start and I (Personally) have found those streams a bit lackluster compared to the standards I hold you guys up to. But that’s my opinion.
 

jondgc

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Oct 25, 2017
726
Unruly Heroes is good vibes. Should be some fun co-op. Looking to pick this up myself on the Switch eventually.
 

jondgc

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Oct 25, 2017
726
Super Mario Maker 2 Direct tomorrow. Could there be a possibility of the rarest of rare occurrences - a DON REACTION STREAM? Damiani and Don on the couch, think of the C O N T E N T.
 

Hazz3r

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Nov 3, 2017
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So, Beat Saber is coming out of Early Access on the 21st. One of the things that it’s coming out with is an official level editor. I assume that you can supply your own music, so, I think would be a cool group stream to see the allies create levels for some of their jingles, like Mysterious Monsters, Box Peek, the main theme. Just a thought.
 

klastical

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Oct 29, 2017
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So, Beat Saber is coming out of Early Access on the 21st. One of the things that it’s coming out with is an official level editor. I assume that you can supply your own music, so, I think would be a cool group stream to see the allies create levels for some of their jingles, like Mysterious Monsters, Box Peek, the main theme. Just a thought.
This sounds fun! The frame trap theme has to be the hardest level.
 

Bloodworth

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Oct 28, 2017
406
I’m counting for example lately World War Z, BF1, Sekiro, DMC, Toejam, Division, Jump Force and Apex as very generic choices
Neither Sekiro nor Division were on Tuesday group streams, both of those were extra streams that we had opportunities to do before the games launched, and we were very excited to check them out. WWZ, BF1, and Apex not only had a lot of buzz but we were excited to play them, particularly since we can now do multiplayer LAN-style setups in the studio which we really didn't have the space for in the garage. I am hoping that we can eventually find a good solution to let people see more than one perspective, which should make those kinds of streams a little more engaging, but it's still great to be able to co-op in the same room.

In any case, there's clearly a lot of competing tastes out there, and we're following our own tastes. And sometimes that involves a little bit of risk . I'm not sure how tonight's game is going to land, but I've been curious about playing it with the other allies for quite some time.
 
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BradGrenz

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Oct 27, 2017
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I’m counting for example lately World War Z, BF1, Sekiro, DMC, Toejam, Division, Jump Force and Apex as very generic choices when Easy Allies is known as such a creative group and Thursday night streams have been known to create some of the jolliest and interesting streams I have ever seen online.
You keep using that word. I'm not sure you know what it actually means.
 

DannyVice

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Oct 25, 2017
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I am hoping that we can eventually find a good solution to let people see more than one perspective, which should make those kinds of streams a little more engaging.
That sounds really neat.


In any case, there's clearly a lot of competing tastes out there, and we're following our own tastes. And sometimes that involves a little bit of risk . I'm not sure how tonight's game is going to land, but I've been curious about playing it with the other allies for quite some time.
Of course, i don't think anybody would want you guys to play games you don't wanna play. When you play stuff that's engaging to you guys it has a much bigger chance to hit with the audience. Just saying personally i miss a bit of creative group-streams, but i totally understand your point of view. I'm excited for tonights game and can't wait to watch.

Sorry if some of my wording might seem of as English is not my main language.
 

Murasaki

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Oct 25, 2017
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Now that Frame Trap's up for non-patrons, if anybody was wondering about Ben and Brad's talk about FFVII &"Bolt", here's the OG vid. One of the many great GT moments that were archived by The Dark Knight:
 

klastical

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Oct 29, 2017
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This is a pretty great group stream imo. Everyone is engaged with the game, nd having fun. Ben's jokes are on fire tonight.
 

Hasney

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Oct 25, 2017
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So the Allies won't be live for the direct. Post-reaction at 6pm PT
Huh, weird. Guess someone wasn't available at the right time.

Kind of hoping they don't watch it live and then just watch it for the first time together. Otherwise it seems a bit strange to have both the post-analysis and Friend Code on the subject with a similar cast.
 

Bloodworth

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Oct 28, 2017
406
Huh, weird. Guess someone wasn't available at the right time.

Kind of hoping they don't watch it live and then just watch it for the first time together. Otherwise it seems a bit strange to have both the post-analysis and Friend Code on the subject with a similar cast.
Yeah we'll be avoiding it live so we can have fresh reactions when Don comes in.
 

Urbannomad123

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Oct 27, 2017
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Just finished watching the group stream and enjoyed it immensely. Looks like there may be quite a lot of gold in that stream (mostly involving Huber) so will look forward to EZA clips this weekend.
 

Greysif

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Oct 25, 2017
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I know i'm super LTTP and a bit off topic, but holy crap is Chrono Trigger an amazing game.

Until last week I had only played the game maybe 10 or 15 years ago and as far as I remember did not manage to get far into it, but always regarded it as great game and had a lot of respect for it.

But wow, after finishing it yesterday I think it's one of my favorite games ever!

The story, characters and music are top notch. Gameplay is great but it does get old at the end (I'm looking at you final dungeon) and maybe it's my love for time travel shenanigans but I really liked the way sidequests integrated themselves to the different eras and made every part of the game world meaninful.

Totally one of the greats!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Neither Sekiro nor Division were on Tuesday group streams, both of those were extra streams that we had opportunities to do before the games launched, and we were very excited to check them out. WWZ, BF1, and Apex not only had a lot of buzz but we were excited to play them, particularly since we can now do multiplayer LAN-style setups in the studio which we really didn't have the space for in the garage. I am hoping that we can eventually find a good solution to let people see more than one perspective, which should make those kinds of streams a little more engaging, but it's still great to be able to co-op in the same room.

In any case, there's clearly a lot of competing tastes out there, and we're following our own tastes. And sometimes that involves a little bit of risk . I'm not sure how tonight's game is going to land, but I've been curious about playing it with the other allies for quite some time.
I also protest the idea of calling Sekiro and Devil May Cry "generic" like it's some Ubi-open world looter shooter.
 

jondgc

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Oct 25, 2017
726
Welp, may not come back. Hope they do come back, see how they're feeling after E3 but man, that would really fucking suck.

Like I said, it's the main show I'm funding because I laugh so hard at it compared to almost any other piece of media out there.
I am way behind and don't want to spoil myself to the ending, but if they are really considering not bringing it back for a third season I think it could work very well as a shorter-run show, maybe something like 12 episodes a year. Something to consider opposed to fully pulling the plug. I just imagine from a sheer time perspective, this show is a large undertaking considering how many people are involved, and especially Ben's other time commitments. Hard to believe he's produced a retro, run two D&D campaigns, hosted Frame Trap, all while doing some of the largest reviews for the Allies. Get this man a vacation, haha, he's earned it!

I think whenever this has come up in the past people bring up the D&D tier on Patreon, and rightfully so, because right now it's a ~$1600 swing for them, but if EZA could find a way to get to 10,000 patrons, then I think they could look to sunset that tier - not saying that that they have to, just if they ever wanted to do so. I am sure it's a blast for all those who participate, so I would never want to take that away from them, but as EZA grows it will be something that may come up internally.
 
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