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Update (10/04/2020): So Ryan Haywood of Achievment Hunter and Adam Kovik of FunHaus have both been outed as sex pests. If you're interested in this information, feel free to view the thread for it here.

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If you are familiar with the old Youtube days, you likely remember Red Vs Blue, a show created by RoosterTeeth, that was founded by Bernie Burns, Matt Hollum, Geoff Ramsey, Gus Sorola, and Joel Haymen. The company found great success in their machinima series, that they went from working in Bernie's spare bedroom, to a full pledged studio and office. They then began hiring on more folks, such as Gavin Free, Barbara Dunkelman, Jack Patillo, Miles Luna, Michael and Lindsey Jones, Ray Nevarez, and Monty Oum. All of whom eventually finding their place within the company to lead it to a golden age of early day Let's Plays, comedic shorts, and even some attempts at animation.

Today however, Bernie has left to newer pastures, Joel was fired for being WOKE, and a majority of their projects are tanking, subscribers stagnating, along with views dwindling. Their infamous FIRST Membership program, once praised for its innovative means in letting the people fund for their content before the days of Patreon, is "No longer enough" to keep their ship floating. The flagship series RvB, while still in the works, is left in the dust for other, less profitable ventures as the company is slowly on a death spiral while they attempt to find other shows to replace former ones, if not outright copy current shows.

Achievement Hunter, and the poor attempt at diversity.


Achievement Hunter, a branch of Rooster Teeth solely dedicated towards their Let's Play series, hasn't been without it's controversies. Mainly, that of Mica Burton, child of LeVar Burton (who played Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: TNG). Upon the surface, Mica is Rooster Teeth's attempt at trying to diversify their cast. In reality however, she was hired on with the intent of using her as a black monkey, shielding Rooster Teeth from criticism towards failing to diversify, while also trying to suck her dad's BBC in hopes of gaining some sweet sweet Hollywood connections. She left in 2018, citing she wanted to go back to Los Angeles to "pursue her acting and modeling careers".



















(Archive of Mica's rant)

In 2020, during the peak of the BLM movement, Mica would call her former employers out over twitter, claiming they were more concerned over her Father not liking Rooster Teeth (hard to imagine why), over being constantly harassed online. This harassment was sparked by Burnie asking her about what experiences she had dealing with racism, which can be summarized as "I hated my skin, but I will punch you if you say racism doesn't exist anymore". The harassment became so severe, she contemplated suicide, and immediately quit the company. She was ultimately blacklisted, despite Barbara, Geoff, and Jeremy supporting her statement regarding the company's priorities.

She was then replaced with Fiona Nova, who, like her previous black monkey, has also spoken out regarding her mistreatment. One might wonder, why has Fiona stuck around when Mica saw the truth and left?


It's because Fiona is simply a multiracial female DSP parrot who now has a woke company backing her.

Oh, and there's porn of these idiots, because why not. a small thread on the terrible AH Community can be found here.

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RWBY, Gen:LOCK, and other animated misadventures.


(Note: I picked the White trailer because it had my favorite song out of all of them. Bite me.)

RWBY, next to RvB serves as one of the companies few successful ventures, if not, their magnum opus, despite it's glaring mediocrity in how poorly the show is written out. Lore about the series is dubiously canon, and the show is outright barred from criticism due to Monty Oum, the series creator, dying as a result of trying to please his waifu by building a tolerance towards cat dandruff. for further info on RWBY, a separate thread can be found here. a thread regarding Monty's "widow", Nicole, can be found here.


Gen:LOCK, while less recognized, is an even bigger lolcow with how it was developed. So much funding was put into Gen:LOCK, that the director and then head of RT's Animation department, Gray Haddock, stole funds from another series in development (Nomad of Nowhere). During that time, for four months, the show went without voice acting, with Gray doing some voice work until he had Michael B. Jordan signed on. In the process of trying to bring his show to life, he brought in dozens of unpaid interns on contract to animate the show, with the interns leaving negative glassdoor reviews that shows how Gray lied to them, saying that they'd become full pledged employees. to this day those glassdoor reviews still scar RT's animation department.

Some GlassDoor Reviews include the following noted critques that Rooster Teeth will probably never take:

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A high school drama environment with management being non-existent, and less then ideal pay.

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Again, terrible pay, and excessive crunch time that could have been avoided. You know you fucked up when even your low level employees know you could've avoided crunch.

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People with no experience being forced to train other people with no experiences, along with following the worst processes an animation studio can do.


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Overtime was not paid at all, resulting in hours of free work done off the backs of unpaid interns. There was also cliques within the animation department, all of whom, rather then work and collaborate, spent more time talking shit towards each other.

While Gray's connections to Warner allotted a slot for the show to be broadcast on TV, the series tanked in predicted expectations. Despite Gen:LOCK's failure however, the series was picked up by HBO for their streaming service, and a second season is supposedly in development. However, in an effort to stop Gray from repeating what happened with season one, someone from the Animation department directly went to the then CEO Matt Hollum, who was livid with what he found out, leading to Gray being unceremoniously given the boot, and two head of animations were crowned as to prevent another scenario like Gen:LOCK. for a more detailed read over it, feel free to read an archived reddit post here. Amusingly, despite Gray being summery fired, he was contracted to do voice work for a series Rooster Teeth's animation department worked on for netflex: Transformers: The war for Cybertron.

While this went on, other, smaller series were developed, such as Camp Camp (Which is now paywalled behind Rooster Teeth's first), and X-ray and Vav (which was killed off after Ray left Achievement hunter, but Ray remained on good terms and made an occasional appearance on their podcast, Off-Topic).

Other incidents of note


The Vic Mignogna accusations

Around 2018, Vic was #Metoo'd as a part of a smear campaign led by a whale named Monica Rial and Soy boi domestic abuser Ron Toye. Rooster Teeth, instead of responding with a lolwhatever, shat themselves. Along side Funamation, they gave Vic the boot from voice acting in their crappy animated shows. Vic has since filed suit against Funamation in an attempt to clear his name. For more info on the lawsuit, see this thread here. For more info on Monica and Ron, view their thread here. To remind Ron that he's a wife-beating pedophile, feel free to leave him a shout here.



The arrest of Michael Quinn

On November 9 2019, Michael Quinn, Vice President of Rooster Teeth, was arrested for Domestic abuse against his wife. Details include that he smashed her hand into a door as she tried to escape, and that he assaulted her with a three hole punch. She was strangled until she had lost consciousness, and awoke to Quinn biting her. Despite the severity of the assault and threats that Quinn would kill his wife, he was released on a personal recognizance bond, meaning he didn't have to pay to be released, but simply powmise the judge he won't be a bad boy while out on bail. The irony is not lost on those who support Vic Mignogna, as both Quinn and Ron Toye spoke in support of Monica Rial's false accusations towards Vic.

Knuckles Dawson
(Credit to @5t3n0g0ph3r for archiving the info on this. )

David "Knuckles Dawson" Dreger, was a high level Achievement Hunter community member, who was ostracized without notice by the AH Crew after it was discovered he was sexting with a minor in the community. On May 26, 2013, he disappeared without notice, and his body was recovered a month later. It was likely that he An Hero'd himself due to the discovery of his actions. This resulted in Rooster Teeth martyring Dreger, regarding him as a important member of the early AH community.

Rooster Teeth store hit by skimmers.

For a brief period in December 2019, the store was hit by hackers who used a spoof page to gather the payment info of users buying from the store. It was caught immediately, but did effect a small amount of customers. In compensation, those who were effected were simply offered Experian credit monitoring for a year.





















NIGGA CLAUS, Courtesy of Michael Jones. (Thanks to @FreeYourDoodies for sourcing this)

The Gay Ops/Catfishing of 2020
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(Huge Thanks to @Null for compiling this information)

It is currently unknown when this began, but on October 2020, the dick pics and nudes of Ryan Haywood (Achievement Hunter), Adam Kovic (Funhaus) And Alec Paul (Intern/ Former Crew Member of Cow Chop, and Off-Canny) were published in a G.Drive. The images and links have been archived in a separate thread, that can be found here.
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As if 10/06/2020, both Ryan and Adam have resigned from their positions at RoosterTeeth, with Adam notabily showing no remorse for showing his microdick, and Ryan asking that his family be left alone (weather this is true or not that his family has been harassed, I'd politely ask that no one bother them for Ryan's shitty choices).

Rooster Teeth Podcast Animated Adventures

An animated series started by Jordan Cwierz to highlight interesting moments from their many many podcasts (mainly the RT podcast), most of which tend to be ether moments of autism, or drunken autism. It now serves as one of the few bits of content that manage to get over 100k views on their main channel. Interesting moments include:


















Bernie having gotten so drunk at an East Coast Penny Arcade eXpo (PAX) he called himself CatBug at a dinner, and threw people out of a party with bags of popcorn.



















Matt Hollum, the former CEO of the company, drunk, buying dinners for people at a Dave and Busters that nearly resulted in him missing a mortgage payment, and being taken by Geoff and Gus to meetings while intoxicated.



















Mica Burton mentioning a time when her dad stuck a phone in the microwave in an attempt to dry it.






































Miles Luna, one of the producers for RWBY, and his many drunken/autistic antics.



















Blaine, digging for videos to post for RT Life, found a video of other employees using adult diapers and attempting to soil them.




















Bernie, after getting blueballed, spanked his salami but forgot to DFE his history, leading to an awkward moment in a car ride with his wife.



















Geoff, in an attempt to do something new with his ex-wife, Griffon, tried to take it up the butt.





















Joel Heymen, in an effort to one up celebs while he was an extra for Ally McBeal, ate a bowl of bac-o-bits and has the shits as a badge of honor.

Out of all the stories on RTAA, the only egregious one (in my opinion) would be the story of Matt going to meetings drunk. In any other company, he'd be given the boot out the door, but because Rooster Teeth is known for drunken antics, most, if not all stories are met by fans with hahaha, these fucktards love to drink and do stupid shit.

RT Life

a short forum video series that depicts dumb antics at the office of Rooster Teeth, some highlights include:


















That time Monty had a dead bird on his car for a week. (original video had someone mentioning it, along with a "tombstone" that said "Dead bird 2013-2013")


















Gavin and Jack playing tennis, where the loser has to lick Gus' shingles leg. (Spoilers: Gavin lost because of course he would)



















Monty and Kerry drunkenly bumbling about a hotel




















Joe the cat, being a cat, and also puking everywhere.




















A literal waste of time (and talent) as Miles and Aaron tape Blaine into a chair for shits and giggles.




















Gus, Bernie, Brandon, and Barbara drag someone along to jump a random redditor's truck. It goes about as awkwardly as you think.

Other shitty ventures into other industries.

RWBY and Gen:LOCK however are not their only attempt at striking out in other forms of media. RWBY: Grimm Eclipse was published to steam, to... niche positive reviews, leading them to make more RWBY games, mainly for PC and Android.


Their latest venture into the gaming industry, Vicious Circle, was even more poorly received, as the game was essentially Evolve, but 10x shittier. So bad, the game went FtP and still could not bring an audience. The game died before it was even published. Between the failure of Vicious Circle and Gen:LOCK, this led Rooster Teeth to lay off %13 of their staff.

Lllllllllllet's waste money.

Along with dabbing into game development, Rooster Teeth attempted to sponsor smaller creative channels. Affectionately dubbed the "Let's Play Family", the results are the following:


Funhaus: still active, but has had major departures of several original cast members. Known for their Demo Disc series (As well as looking up furry porn while they do so), viewership remains mostly stagnant. They also slowed down their excessive drinking when playing games, despite it being their highest viewed content. Rooster Teeth colabs with Funhaus frequently, and hosts their merch.



The Creatures: "Joined" the Let's Play family MCN in 2016, but died within a year after a major split off of most of the cast that became Cow Chop. Appeared at RTX several times, and once had merch hosted on site.


Cow Chop: Their joining in 2017 was led by RoosterTeeth's 1st program being used as a means of crowd funding their move to Los Angeles. The channel would last up until 2020, with the Co-host of the channel, UberHaxorNova (Aka James) leaving not only the channel, but California in 2019, after an injury to their arm and ankle from a skateboarding accident. With their contracts set to expire in 2020, a skeleton crew of their co-host Aleks, channel manager Brett, and interns would help finish off the channel. Rooster Teeth mostly helped by setting up colabs with SP7 and Funhaus, guest appearences (when initally they were in Colorado) as well as being their merch store host and letting them host panels at RTX.


Sugar Pine 7: Purchased for 5 BTC on 11 January 2018 ($57,728.65 at the time). Won the 2018 Streamy awards, and at its peak made a million views on several videos. The channel then killed off their flagship series a year later, parted ways with Rooster Teeth, and have been posting podcasts ever since. Like Cow Chop, Rooster Teeth mainly supported the channel by being a merch store host and hosting panels at RTX, as well as colabs between Cow Chop and Funhaus.


Screw Attack (Now Death Battle): founded in 2006, hosted the iconic James Rolfe's Angry Video Game Nerd show and rivaled with TGWTG. Bought out by Rooster Teeth in 2015 and was reworked into Death Battle in 2019, doing shitty mash ups of iconic video game or anime characters. it is a shell of it's former self with most of the former members having ditched Rooster Teeth to found Game Attack.


Criken: Unsure if partnered with Rooster Teeth, but was brought on to their gaming news show The Know (Now rebranded to Inside Gaming, which was formally ran by what is now the Funhaus crew) to discuss his lawsuit with a game he was developing called I.C.U, which was settled out of court and remains in Development Hell to this day. Rooster Teeth hosts merch for Criken as well.

What if... we put a bunch of monkeys in a room with type writers?


Essentially, RoosterTeeth's philsophy is to try "unique", or "eccentric" show ideas, that on paper, sound good, or is good. A positive example of that would be Master and Apprentice, in which Adam Ellis, learns from a top notch prop maker how to make props. Sadly, despite the show being well put together, it only lasted two seasons before Adam, likely aware of the writing on the wall, also jumped ship as of January 2020.


















An example of an autistically eccentric show, would be a show called Gorq's quest, in which a robot designed intentionally to be autistic, asks autistic questions. It lasted four episodes before the plug was pulled. There was also a podcast, in which RT discusses how it runs as a business. It lasted two episodes.


Day 5, in which the show's concept essentially boiled down to "what if Nightmare on Elm Street was a pandemic?", that lasted 14 episodes spanning two seasons, yet despite being out of production for four years, it is noted to be in development. John Flannagan, the main inspiration for the show, has left the company in December 2019, and securely stated that Rooster Teeth will likely never develop the show further, putting season 3 into a sort of limbo that most RWBY detractors can only hope happens to the show in an alternative universe.


Another more infamous example of Rooster Teeth dumb projects, was one started by Gavin Free simply asking "You would get a million dollars, but...". While the sketches within the show itself were interesting, it led the company to kickstart a rather crappy card game that one could simply do themselves with a small bit of creativity.

As of today, and other things of note.


Roosterteeth has put out a press release that can be summarized by this:

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The saying "When you try to appease to everyone, you'll end up pissing off everyone" comes to mind.

WB has also begun purging useless entities to cut costs. While Rooster Teeth isn't on a chopping block, it's limbs are likely to be slowly ripped apart. Their death will not be a bang, but an alcoholic whimper.
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SteelPlatedHeart

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I’ll be honest, while I enjoy their Let’s Play channel and the people on it, including Geoff, I really don’t watch anything else of theirs anymore(except for Haunter because it was the same group). And it’s depressing seeing them delete old stuff to stay safe. But I guess that’s what happens when you get bought by a big corporation.

Still really like Geoff and the majority of the Let’s Play group.
 

Dr. Ricearoni

This isn't even my most autistic form
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I've been keeping up with Criken for ages. He, bedbananas, and tomatogaming were all going to share a gaming show on roosterteeth together called Sideshow or something and even did a few lets plays with the guys, but either they got sick of Criken and co.'s constant and frankly autistic roleplaying or the deal just fell through because Criken can't commit to big projects. They each made an announcement video and that was the beginning and end of sideshow. Kind of. I guess they did one podcast that was immediately deleted, possibly for "legal reasons". Whatever the case it was incredibly odd.

The links to each, I can't remember what order you're meant to watch them in and I cannot be bothered to.
 

ToddleDoddle

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The drinking stuff seemed funny at first, but it became apparent over time that Geoff and Gus were actual alcoholics. It seems Geoff managed to get sober after he split from his wife, though I haven't kept up with his status. Last I heard from Gus he still seemed to be in heavy denial.

My theory on why Burnie left was because he saw the writing on the wall. The company was taken over and the creative freedom he enjoyed for a decade plus was going to go away and he didn't want to deal with it. At least I hope that is the case because I actually have a lot of respect for what he managed to build out of nothing and I can imagine him not wanting to be there watching everyone destroy his creation.
 

SteelPlatedHeart

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The drinking stuff seemed funny at first, but it became apparent over time that Geoff and Gus were actual alcoholics. It seems Geoff managed to get sober after he split from his wife, though I haven't kept up with his status. Last I heard from Gus he still seemed to be in heavy denial.

My theory on why Burnie left was because he saw the writing on the wall. The company was taken over and the creative freedom he enjoyed for a decade plus was going to go away and he didn't want to deal with it. At least I hope that is the case because I actually have a lot of respect for what he managed to build out of nothing and I can imagine him not wanting to be there watching everyone destroy his creation.
Yeah, Geoff has been sober for a long time now. He’s stuck with it. He got promoted so he’s not in many Let’s Plays anymore, and any time he is he mentions really missing playing games with them. So I hope things work out for him regardless of what happens to the company.
 
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Eugene90

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Yeah, Geoff has been sober for a long time now. He’s stuck with it. He got promoted so he’s not in many Let’s Plays anymore, and any time he is he mentions really missing it. So I hope things work out for him regardless of what happens to the company.

Nothing says politically correct by letting a legit alcoholic drunkard on the screen talking about shit in drunken stupor.

That would go so well with the public because everyone loves to see people talk in wasted state instead of like a normal person.
 

SteelPlatedHeart

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Nothing says politically correct by letting a legit alcoholic drunkard on the screen talking about shit in drunken stupor.

That would go so well with the public because everyone loves to see people talk in wasted state instead of like a normal person.
Sorry, I wasn’t clear. He misses playing games with them all the time, not drinking.
 

Bloitzhole

OH RUSTY ANCHOR
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I've always had a soft spot for Rooster Teeth - RvB and their, to my then young mind, incredible evolution from a few guys recording comedy skits with Halo to a full blown production company were THE representation of the "internet dream". When Monty Oum, the bloke who made Haloid, was announced to be coming on board, teenage me was really hyped - but the improvements in animation were not at all accompanied by better writing. The horse they were beating was probably already dead at that point.

The last decade or so, aside from inside-gaming/funhaus (who are now slowly withering away) has been an incredible disappointment. RT is a bloated mess drifting towards family friendliness, desperately trying to find new audiences as the old one ages out of their, now obsolete, content. I'll be glad when it has crashed and burned at this stage, but the golden age of RT was representative of the Internet's best in entertainment at the time, providing young Bloitzhole with hours of laughs. And I can't forget that.

Very good, well structured OP that will probably become more relevant as time passes!
 
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Effluvium

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The drinking stuff seemed funny at first, but it became apparent over time that Geoff and Gus were actual alcoholics. It seems Geoff managed to get sober after he split from his wife, though I haven't kept up with his status. Last I heard from Gus he still seemed to be in heavy denial.

My theory on why Burnie left was because he saw the writing on the wall. The company was taken over and the creative freedom he enjoyed for a decade plus was going to go away and he didn't want to deal with it. At least I hope that is the case because I actually have a lot of respect for what he managed to build out of nothing and I can imagine him not wanting to be there watching everyone destroy his creation.
I don't drink, and that's just messed up. I don't have anything against drinking itself, but moderation exists. Yeah, people have problems and stress and can unwind with a cold one, but I would not want to work at a company if my higher ups got hammered while on the clock.
 
I don't drink, and that's just messed up. I don't have anything against drinking itself, but moderation exists. Yeah, people have problems and stress and can unwind with a cold one, but I would not want to work at a company if my higher ups got hammered while on the clock.
Don't forget the part where one was sent to meetings while blasted.


Also, I made a thread specifically for Death Battle. https://kiwifarms.net/threads/death...pinoffs-of-the-channel-fka-screwattack.63313/
 
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CrippleFucker69

#1 Yakuza Enjoyer
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Ah man, judgment day has come. Is it still to early to suggest that Machinima handled their best creators better then Roosterteeth? Unlike RT they fired the creators that did nothing and got barely any views in comparison to their top creators, while RT will do anything to pay themselves first and then everyone else later. If i recall, the resurrected Inside Gaming crew was supposed to be bigger in the beginning, but was cut due to financial mismanagement. There's still a post on the Inside Gaming channel's community tab i believe.

Edit : Found it
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Filthy Greenskin

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You should add references from the glassdoor reviews, not only from their hiring of interns to make them work crunch hours for 90 days with job promises to then fire them, but it sounds like what you'd expect a company ran on nepotism and hiring friends sounds like. Essentially overqualified hires watching managers who are friends with the company bosses having zero professional experience at anything, blame shifting and huge crunch periods due to not knowing how to run an actual department.

It's a shame that what hamstrung RT was their hiring from inside the community, which on the outside is great when they brought on Gavin, Barbara, Jack, Jeremy, etc. People that liked RT stuff and wanted to work with their dream company on making more stuff. And for a time it was good. Now it's a quagmire of unknown 'core' faces who are your average redditor-levels of humor, nothing too rude that might push the boundaries in anyway, vague grasps at the next cult hit to get YT veiws because everyone in the breakroom found it funny but turns out not everyone is some pasty late-twenties bro.

In a few years time it'll be used in text books as how a company can get good and before the slow crash and burn (or getting absorbed into another Warner Media body).
 

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