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|02-12-2019, 01:54 PM||#31 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Empire of Emotions
|02-12-2019, 07:57 PM||#32 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Ontario, Canada
I’ve always wanted to travel back in time and go play at a Shatnerball event.
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|02-12-2019, 08:29 PM||#33 (permalink)|
King of Low-End
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Louis Missouri
I've never cared for the pretend "hype" the E-celebs bring to events.
I'm not trying to really call out him out here (don't think he's on MCB anyway), and let me preface this little dig with the fact that I think Jon Spaniol is a talented videographer, but I watched him do a very cringeworthy "hype" video at LLX1 at Hells Survivors last year.
Here's what went down: Jon's sitting next to the net, smoking a cig just sitting looking at his phone at the tiki bar, just chilling. Mr. H walks in, makes some small talk, then Jon says "let me drop a snap real quick." Then turns his phone around, presses record, and like a light switch flips on his personality. He starts screaming and smiling and acting like a completely different person while his camera records some distant background action. Yelling all like: "YOOOOO GUYS, LLX1 is CRAZY *** **** mo fos! You gotta be here, get a load of this action!!!! GONNA DROP A NEW VID PRONTO!!! MIXES OFF THE CHAIN!!!" It went on and on... Then he presses the stop button. Goes back to his chair, sit back down and then he was back to being a normal human being. Its all an act. A fake hype act. Made me a little sick to watch personally.
|02-12-2019, 09:01 PM||#34 (permalink)|
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|02-12-2019, 09:51 PM||#35 (permalink)|
Trails Of Doom
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West Chester, Ohio
Paintball needs the ecelebs to promote. As someone who has done it, it is a ton of work. Unpaid for the most part as well. I know some ecelebs get huge money from different people and probably know more about the game than most... But, it is what it is.
It literally grows the sport and I know that for a fact. I have players tell me at every big game I go to that they started playing paintball due to one of my videos. So that is pretty cool and we need more people making awesome content for new players to find so they will try the game.
I've made over 300+ paintball videos. Spent thousands of hours working on promoting the sport, been sponsored for 10 years and didn't even get a single comment on this thread. And I'm here often.
That is about what you get doing "promotion" for our sport...
Not that I really care, but it is a thankless job, and will burn you out like crazy.
|02-13-2019, 01:39 AM||#37 (permalink)|
Intravenous Maple Syrup
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: West Coaster Canadian
Mike from Tech pb was the first biggy for me. Tonnes of useful beginner tips. Too bad he couldn't keep it together.
PaintBorg - Rest in piece.
Kitty - I still love kitty. Too bad she retired. At least we can thank her for FPS Russia and it's ridiculous heyday. And the Kitty Blaster.
Wolf - gotta love someone that actually includes sportsmanship as a key element of highlight reels. Plus he's entertaining.
RussC - Yes, the world needs more Canada... but more RussC. Let's be honest.
Darwin - Diomedes, you know I love you.
Save the paint - My melee baby!
Stock Class Paintball - Manning. "The silent point of doom" TM (The Manning). Gotta respect someone shooting footage AND Sheridans! That golden gun. Dear Lord, I almost cried the first time I saw that, then the murders. Just. So. Deadly!
Infected - How-to's for the who's who. Pistol mayhem. I think anyone that gets a paintball to fire out of a Nerf blaster deserves an achievement ward.
Cory? From Gateway - One of the few consistent and well lit marker tear down resources.
Bacci - Historian of high jinks. Maker of money hats.
Splattttttt and co. - They made that pump documentary. I still think of the woodsball ball bit at the end. It's what made pump desirable to be.
Paintzapper - winning.
Huckleberry - spinning.
Reaper - sinning.
Then there are a tonne of others that I'd give honourable mention. They may not make my personal highlight list, but I appreciate the work that they put into their productions and that they're out there making the sport more visible in a multitude of ways. It is 100% what paintball needs!
As someone that lives "North of the wall," on a "wildling" budget (Game of Thrones) I don't expect to meet any of these groovy people anytime soon. But even if 100% of what someone makes is fake. If it gets kids out to try the sport, that's a win.
|02-13-2019, 09:16 AM||#38 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
I played a few scenarios that Greg Hasting showed up at Back when fox4 had huge games. I don’t think him being there really made a difference to me, but it did make the game feel more important and larger, which I think made it better. I remember being surprised to see that he was just a normal players in a lot of ways. I also remember him gathering together a bunch of disorganized new players and helping them take back their spawn point, so there’s some game value there having experienced players interacting with new players for sure.
Another day I had a group of kids point at me and say excitedly ‘that’s the guy from the paintball videos!’ (I don’t have any videos really). I think some new players respond to the idea that there are ‘celebrities’ playing with them, it makes a game more special.
|02-13-2019, 10:13 AM||#39 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2017
|02-13-2019, 11:28 AM||#40 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2019
And I do appreciate you making videos
That being said, if you call yourself out on a bounce shot (knowing it was skill that hit you and "luck" that saved you) , you may qualify for sainthood
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