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, and they expect every game of DnD to work exactly like the show to the point of getting upset when a DM can't or won't fully voice every NPC uniquely, or that not every single action/interaction has to be fully RPed.
Funny you mention that since I remember an episode of The Big Bang Theory had a D and D session where Howard as the DM did the different voices thing. And apparently the NBC series Community had a show where they did D and D that was pretty well received.

I want them to stop making low effort content of them just faffing about. If they can't create good off the cuff long-form content, make short scripted content. Quality > Quantity
You know, if they did what you propose, they'd shutter pretty much everything that isn't related to RWBY (or Death Battle if you wanna be generous). But I think someone earlier in the thread mentioned that RT has a lot of shit that'll piss off fans if they end it.
 

Dumpster dived waifu

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You know, if they did what you propose, they'd shutter pretty much everything that isn't related to RWBY (or Death Battle if you wanna be generous). But I think someone earlier in the thread mentioned that RT has a lot of shit that'll piss off fans if they end it.
If the only way to improve something's quality is to end it, fucking end it. Dragging something long past it's expiration date just because fans like it doesn't mean you should keep dragging.
 

Druveer

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Why? Because it brought a bunch of people unto it that weren't "in the know" or didn't appreciate what was already there a la The Big Bang Theory?
It brought in the "when I see orcs I think of black people" people. They are vermin and need to be run out of the hobby. Or all made to play World of Darkness games since WOD is actively looking for a SJW audience.
 

HumanHive

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This may or may not have been posted elsewhere on the site, but posting it here since we all LOOOOOVEEEEE our masters at AT&T!

Three years ago, AT&T Inc. marched into Hollywood with big ambitions to be a 21st century media colossus, connecting its booming cellphone business with legendary media properties — HBO, the Warner Bros. film and TV studio and Turner channels including cable news juggernaut CNN.

Now, the company is retreating from those plans.

Daunted by the challenges of competing in the streaming age and shackled by a mountain of debt, the Dallas telecommunications behemoth is poised to spin off its entertainment assets into a new venture with cable programming company Discovery, which owns HGTV, the Food Network and Animal Planet, according to people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment.

The companies are expected to announce their proposed joint venture as early as Monday, these people said. Bloomberg News first reported that AT&T and Discovery were in advanced talks to merge their entertainment properties.


The deal would reshape Hollywood, which has already witnessed dramatic contraction after Walt Disney Co.'s $71-billion acquisition of much of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire in 2019. Legacy media companies laid off thousands of workers last year during the COVID-19 pandemic as they’ve witnessed an exodus of once loyal viewers to Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+.

The proposed new venture would unite one of the world’s biggest producers of unscripted programming, Discovery, with WarnerMedia, a preeminent producer of movies, including “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Wonder Woman,” and such TV shows as “Game of Thrones,” “The Voice” and “The Bachelor.”

The proposed transaction, which would require the approval of federal regulators, would mark a stunning retreat for AT&T, which spent $85 billion three years ago to buy Time Warner Inc., the owner of CNN, HBO, TBS, TNT and the storied Warner Bros. film and TV studio. AT&T now appears ready to jettison those assets — although AT&T investors are expected to remain stakeholders.

“What a dismal failure, and what an embarrassing chapter for what was once one of America’s most storied companies,” telecommunications analyst Craig Moffett said.


Company representatives declined to comment Sunday.

Many WarnerMedia executives were stunned by the news, but some industry analysts were not.

“AT&T always had to figure out what to do with WarnerMedia,” said Brian Wieser, who heads the research unit at New York advertising giant GroupM. “The company was not optimally positioned to maximize the value of WarnerMedia because it had all these other obligations.”

AT&T found itself stretched financially as it simultaneously tried to build a nationwide 5G telephone network while ramping up spending for its year-old streaming service, HBO Max. The proposed deal with Discovery comes just three months after AT&T spun off another troubled asset, El Segundo-based DirecTV.

For Discovery, the deal would represent a major win. The New York cable programmer, which is worth $16.8 billion, has long recognized that it needed more scale to effectively compete in the streaming world. While it churns out popular nonfiction programming — including “Property Brothers,” “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and “Naked and Afraid” — it lacks a large portfolio of premium scripted shows.

Discovery Chief Executive David Zaslav is expected to run the combined venture. Last year, Zaslav acquired the 3,900-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion that was home to the late movie mogul Robert Evans (“The Godfather,” “Chinatown”), telling friends that he wanted to spend more time in Los Angeles.

Another big winner could be CNN President Jeff Zucker, who also oversees WarnerMedia’s Turner Sports. Zucker announced in January that he planned to leave the company at the end of 2021, when his contract expires, but Zucker has a close friendship with Zaslav going back to the days when they were both ambitious executives scaling the corporate ranks at NBC.


A close associate of Zucker at CNN, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Zucker would probably stick around should Zaslav oversee the new venture. Under Zucker’s tenure, CNN has delivered strong financial results for the news channel. Insiders said he had become disillusioned by the AT&T-imposed cost-cutting that has occurred across WarnerMedia.

A Discovery-WarnerMedia combination would probably end rumors that AT&T might sell CNN. Whatever streaming service that evolves out of a new venture would probably showcase CNN, as news programming is a strong draw for consumers. In addition, CNN also has a global profile and name recognition.

Discovery’s chairman is John Malone, a shrewd investor who is largely credited as being one of the pioneers of the pay-TV business. In 1999, he sold his cable TV business to AT&T for $55 billion, becoming AT&T’s largest investor, but Malone eventually wound down his stake to concentrate on his Liberty Global business. In recent years, Malone has been outspoken about the coming age of consolidation, saying that unaffiliated media companies would find themselves too small to compete against tech giants.

AT&T has faced growing pressure from investors, many of whom were frustrated by the company’s stock price and skeptical of the company’s costly foray into entertainment — a strategy championed by AT&T Chief Executive John Stankey and his predecessor, Randall Stephenson, who retired last summer. AT&T’s acquisition spree of Time Warner in 2018 and DirecTV in 2015 left the company heavily indebted. As of March 31, the company had $180 billion in debt.


In recent years, AT&T’s stock has underperformed — closing Friday at $32.24 — despite a huge run-up in competing media stocks, including Walt Disney, ViacomCBS, Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc. AT&T’s shares traded around $39 when it announced the Time Warner deal in late October 2016.

WarnerMedia has experienced upheaval since Stankey took control of the media company in June 2018.

He instructed his lieutenants to focus on building toward the streaming future, but there were immediate clashes. Veteran Time Warner executives resisted, believing that the phone executives knew little about running best-in-class entertainment businesses. Within months, much of the top brass — including Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, HBO chief Richard Plepler and Turner Broadcasting chief John Martin —was gone. Adding to the turmoil, Warner Bros. studio chief Kevin Tsujihara was forced to resign amid a sex scandal with an actress.

New high-level managers were hired as WarnerMedia sped toward its May 2020 launch of HBO Max. The rollout, in the middle of the pandemic, was complicated by the shutdown of TV and movie production. The HBO Max launch came just three months after the lackluster debut of another streaming service, AT&T TV, which was positioned as the next generation of DirecTV. AT&T TV, which offers live television channels, was a disappointment.


While HBO Max has grown its subscriber base over the last 11 months — it boasts 44 million subscribers to the legacy HBO channels and HBO Max — it lags far behind Netflix, which has more than 200 million subscribers worldwide. Burbank-based Disney is another early winner in the streaming wars.

AT&T last year committed to spend $2 billion on original content for HBO Max, but that is just a fraction of Netflix’s $16-billion-a-year content budget.

Inside WarnerMedia, top executives lobbied to increase the programming budget for HBO Max, requesting $4 billion a year to create programming, but were rebuffed, according to a former executive who was not authorized to comment. Instead, the service relies heavily on the rich treasures from the Warner Bros. and HBO libraries of content, including “Game of Thrones,” “Friends” and “Casablanca.”

Stankey last year tapped former Hulu architect Jason Kilar to lead the company. Kilar oversaw restructurings that cutt 2,000 jobs. He also angered Hollywood producers and directors with WarnerMedia’s strategy to release movies in theaters the same day they premiere on HBO Max. It’s unclear what role he will have in the new company.


Additionally, HBO Max suffered because it is among the most expensive streaming services in the market, costing subscribers $14.99 a month.

Industry executives said Sunday they expect the new venture to be structured similar to the AT&T’s spinoff of DirecTV.

In February, after losing millions of subscribers, AT&T said it would transfer all of its U.S.-based pay-TV businesses, including AT&T TV and U-Verse, into a new company called DirecTV. AT&T plans to own 70% of the new entity. Its partner, TPG Capital, agreed to pay $1.8 billion for its 30% stake in the company and assumed management control.

Discovery’s streaming service, Discovery+, has 15 million subscribers worldwide.


Zaslav has touted Discovery+ — the company’s streaming service launched in January — as a second purchase for consumers who already had Netflix or Disney+.

He told CNBC in December he fully expected consolidation in the streaming landscape.

“Will there be three? Will there be four? There’s not going to be seven,” Zaslav said. “In some way, it will be re-conjugated. We think there will be a re-bundling. That re-bundling — our job is to make sure we’re absolutely essential…. But I’m not sure anybody has all the cards.”

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Now, obviously Rooster Teeth itself isn't mentioned in the article. Just the big boys, like HBO and Warner Media. But that in itself raises a lot of questions. Is DC comics also being sold off, or kept? Are we going to see a huge split where AT&T keep DC but all the nice profitable deals they have with Cartoon Network and such go bye bye? And what about RT, which on the surface is an animation company, but more strongly it is a digital media company and that's exactly what AT&T are offloading onto Discovery? Could RT have found a buyer, or does Discovery want nothing to do with it? Could RT be offloaded anyway, as an effective freebie?

I don't have the answers to these questions, but let's keep an eye out! The Titanic has struck its iceberg, let's see who makes it to which lifeboat.
 

Anchors-Away

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Now, obviously Rooster Teeth itself isn't mentioned in the article. Just the big boys, like HBO and Warner Media. But that in itself raises a lot of questions. Is DC comics also being sold off, or kept? Are we going to see a huge split where AT&T keep DC but all the nice profitable deals they have with Cartoon Network and such go bye bye? And what about RT, which on the surface is an animation company, but more strongly it is a digital media company and that's exactly what AT&T are offloading onto Discovery? Could RT have found a buyer, or does Discovery want nothing to do with it? Could RT be offloaded anyway, as an effective freebie?

I don't have the answers to these questions, but let's keep an eye out! The Titanic has struck its iceberg, let's see who makes it to which lifeboat.
It's a matter of who wants what from these deals.

In terms of maintaining it's multimedia empire, Warner/Discovery will likely be doing whatever it can to secure the DC brand. Batman alone is worth the trouble via merch profits and is intertwined with many of the divisions involved here. In turn, DC's movie division seems to have accepted it's future, presentation and audience demographic needs to be 18+ to establish an identity away from Marvel's PG Universe. This is rather apparent when you see the likes of Harley Quinn and The Suicide Squad on the horizon. However a drastic restructure will be required for it's comic division, with Manga now obliterating the market.

RT is not DC however. I firmly believe that RT is going to be sold on the cheap, with only it's key assets kept for profit (Stocks and a RWBY reboot under CW)

"But who would be dumb enough to buy RT?"

It's not uncommon for companies to accept losses and sell on, the article above only emphases my point. However, I shall bring up two very recent examples. First, Giant Bomb.

Back in 2008, Viacom-CBS (Or just CBS back than) purchased CNET Media Group in 2008 for $1.8 billion. Giant Bomb was apart of that deal and it, much like the various other publications and blogs via the deal maintained a fairly stable position in the media landscape; regardless of your opinion on the quality involved. In other words, we know Abby was shit. However last year, Red Ventures (yeah, I've never heard of them either) would go on to purchase them for a total of $500 million last year.

Up next, tumblr. Yahoo paid $4.48 billion for it's acquisition. I am sure many know what happened next. Yahoo would than go on to ban porn on tumblr, unleashing it's awful userbase onto social media and other platforms. Fast forward two years later and it was sold to Wordpress for an estimated $3 million in 2019.

So who would be dumb enough to buy RT? Likely Comcast. With the recent attempted reboot of G4 and having paid WWE more than $1 billion dollars to merge it's streaming app into the poorly programmed "Peacock" service, they seem the most braindead with money right now. Red Ventures also seems like a solid shout, considering the range of mid to meh platforms they already operate. My final guess would be that someone at Discovery actively see's RT as a means of pushing "youthful" programming and undergoes an aggressive rebrand like BBC Three.
 

Rooney

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Just fucking script it for fuck sakes. Have some fucking decency to not subject your viewers to this CIA torture tech.

Sounds like you want them to just do outlines of their podcasts and the topics.....or Welcome TO Night Vale

I want them to stop making low effort content of them just faffing about. If they can't create good off the cuff long-form content, make short scripted content. Quality > Quantity
Not even scripted, just a basic low effort topic list would greatly increase the quality. Have something to talk about is generally a good idea.
 

Wingnut

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Barbara knocking it out of the park with her newest profile photo. Really nailing that soulless look.
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That second image makes her look incredibly old. I don't think I've ever seen someone who somehow always looks worse in "professionally done" pictures than they do naturally, I didn't realize that was possible.

-the bondage talk reminds Alfredo of the new Resident Evil game (which Michael has been streaming apparently)

-Alfredo says that he wants to get stepped on by a character from said game

-Barbara is "just happy that tall women are getting some uh much earned respect and uh are being seen as these like beautiful goddesses" and that "it's about time"

-Everyone says that they want to sexually submit to the character and Trevor refers to her as a "tall Amazonian princess"

-They show a picture of the character and Trevor pretends to not understand forced perspective

-Barbara says that it would be fun to cosplay the character

-Alfredo says that someone in chat said "dommy mommy". Barbara describes this as "amazing"

-Alfredo says that while playing aforementioned game he took a moment to admire the backside of the character and pantomimes a gesture of himself burying his face into the characters ass. Trevor compares the moment to the marvel character Quicksilver

-Barbara says that she wishes that the character could kill the player by smashing them between her breasts

-Trevor talks about a woman with the ability to crush things with her breasts. With teeth protuberant Barbara gives a look of exaggerated astonishment and Trevor again puts a hand on her head to reassure her

-Barbara pushes her breasts against the table as if she is trying to crush something. She says that it hurts and she does not recommend trying it

-Trevor says for the second time that he is "sleeping on" the new Resident Evil game and talks about a mod for it where you can spank the villain with a spatula
I really enjoy their preaching bullshit about sexist female character designs in games and then they spend 10+ minutes talking about how they want to fuck and a character and stick their face in her ass and tits. They also are basically regurgitating the general twitter reaction to that character so I wouldn't doubt if half of them barely even know what the character looks like.

-Trevor says that AHWU is on an indefinite hiatus because they are doing more streaming and "content is different now". He insists that no one is making them do this and describes RT as a "fly on the wall" in relation to AT&T and says that they have bigger things to worry about
Well, Warner seems to be looking to swat them so the fly comparison is pretty apt I'd say.
 

Kazukifaen

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"WarnerMedia is being SOLD to Discovery, and the two will form a new media company to compete with Netflix and Disney Plus -- confirmed! AT&T is DONE with Hollywood. This is NOT good news for DC Comics, Rooster Teeth or any other struggling division of WarnerMedia as there will CERTAINLY be cutbacks after the merger. The streaming wars are going to get UGLY..."

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Dumpster dived waifu

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Not even scripted, just a basic low effort topic list would greatly increase the quality. Have something to talk about is generally a good idea.
Good enough, it's the constant faffing about between stupid side tangents that kills any fucking momentum or interest.
 

Sharyn

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"WarnerMedia is being SOLD to Discovery, and the two will form a new media company to compete with Netflix and Disney Plus -- confirmed! AT&T is DONE with Hollywood. This is NOT good news for DC Comics, Rooster Teeth or any other struggling division of WarnerMedia as there will CERTAINLY be cutbacks after the merger. The streaming wars are going to get UGLY..."
Can't wait for streaming prices to go up yet again while the amount of content hosted on each service continues to go down
 

LecherousGranolaBar

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It brought in the "when I see orcs I think of black people" people. They are vermin and need to be run out of the hobby. Or all made to play World of Darkness games since WOD is actively looking for a SJW audience.
I honestly thought it was that god awful Bright movie that brought these losers into that particular opinion. I don't think I ever saw anybody saying blacks = orcs til that movie came out. Thanks for nothing, Landis.

Plus anyone smart knows Orks are a representation of the british working class. Duh.
 

Filthy Greenskin

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"WarnerMedia is being SOLD to Discovery, and the two will form a new media company to compete with Netflix and Disney Plus -- confirmed! AT&T is DONE with Hollywood. This is NOT good news for DC Comics, Rooster Teeth or any other struggling division of WarnerMedia as there will CERTAINLY be cutbacks after the merger. The streaming wars are going to get UGLY..."

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How many videos is this guy going to make about how RT is finished? We can all agree RT is a sinking ship but wringing fifteen minutes of speculation from an article that doesn't even talk about RT is a hell of a reach. Talking shit about their crappy shows and 'comedy' is fun and all but it's just clickbaiting and thinking that corporate suits give a shit how woke DC or RT are.

I honestly thought it was that god awful Bright movie that brought these losers into that particular opinion. I don't think I ever saw anybody saying blacks = orcs til that movie came out. Thanks for nothing, Landis.

Plus anyone smart knows Orks are a representation of the british working class. Duh.

I think the real culprit is WoW where the Orcs all live in dusty mudhuts, live in psuedo-africa and practising shamanism, etc. It doesn't take a genius to look back at Orcs being barbarians, the original barbarians themselves being based off of germanic tribe sterotypes but then again we're not dealing with people interested in facts, just getting to feel righteous.
 

Übertroon

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I honestly thought it was that god awful Bright movie that brought these losers into that particular opinion. I don't think I ever saw anybody saying blacks = orcs til that movie came out. Thanks for nothing, Landis.

Plus anyone smart knows Orks are a representation of the british working class. Duh.
The orcs in Bright though seemed more to be based on hispanics rather than black people.

But I think the issue stems from Orcs and Orks being an amalgamation of all the most violent, brutal, and short sighted human impulses. They're the essence of human barbarism in excess. That people look at orcs and think black people either tells us something about the observer making the connection, or of black people as a group.
 

Suikafag

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It seems as of though AHWU (Achievement Hunter Weekly Update) has come to an end. I haven’t been up to date with modern AH in quite a while so I had no clue that it was ending. But apparently its ending was announced last week. Though I wonder why it’s ending so suddenly, it seemed to be doing decently in terms of views. I wonder if Warner selling off a bunch of those companies had anything to do with it (seeing as RT is owned by Warner).
 

Wingnut

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It seems as of though AHWU (Achievement Hunter Weekly Update) has come to an end. I haven’t been up to date with modern AH in quite a while so I had no clue that it was ending. But apparently its ending was announced last week. Though I wonder why it’s ending so suddenly, it seemed to be doing decently in terms of views. I wonder if Warner selling off a bunch of those companies had anything to do with it (seeing as RT is owned by Warner).
That thumbnail tells a whole story in itself.
Old Geoff looks fairly goofy and happy while old Jack looks like he's forcing a smile. New Geoff looks dead inside and new Jack is still forcing a smile.
 

Tom Honks

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It seems as of though AHWU (Achievement Hunter Weekly Update) has come to an end. I haven’t been up to date with modern AH in quite a while so I had no clue that it was ending. But apparently its ending was announced last week. Though I wonder why it’s ending so suddenly, it seemed to be doing decently in terms of views. I wonder if Warner selling off a bunch of those companies had anything to do with it (seeing as RT is owned by Warner).
Despite being vaccinated they chose to do this at home which to seems to ruin the vibe they might’ve been going for. And also they said they are looking forward to being in the offices like wtf. They should already be in the offices cause they are vaccinated but now they have chosen to do more low effort streams.
 

thomas_dp

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Aww yeah, suck that Ebay cock!

When RT goes down, becoming an influencer is one of your potential future career paths after all!
That and becoming a boring twitch streamer, a failing voice actress, a lacklustre model/thot or a washed up e-celeb living off her past fame.
 

IneptRobot

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Despite being vaccinated they chose to do this at home which to seems to ruin the vibe they might’ve been going for. And also they said they are looking forward to being in the offices like wtf. They should already be in the offices cause they are vaccinated but now they have chosen to do more low effort streams.
RIP AHWU, you had one of the funniest RT moments. For years at my office I'd unload the stapler and slap it down on unsuspecting hands because of this moment.

Geoff probably didn't unload his, though, he seems like that kind of guy and I respect him for that.
 

Druveer

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Aww yeah, suck that Ebay cock! When RT goes down, becoming an influencer is one of your potential future career paths after all!
That and becoming a boring twitch streamer, a failing voice actress, a lacklustre model/thot or a washed up e-celeb living off her past fame.
I believe that Barbara collects Pokemon cards as much as I believe Trevor knows how to play the game.
 

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