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When was the last time RvB was good?

  • Before RWBY

    Votes: 61 62.9%
  • Season 10

    Votes: 22 22.7%
  • Season 11

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Season 12

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Season 13

    Votes: 10 10.3%
  • Season 14

    Votes: 2 2.1%
  • Before RvB Zero

    Votes: 1 1.0%

  • Total voters
    97
  • Poll closed .

FishermanThree

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Pretty much all of their "here is goal go accomplish goal" Minecraft LPs prior to Ray leaving were pretty good honestly. The ones that aren't very rewatchable are the ones where it's a regimented contest like Wipeout, Clouds, or similar. The King [x] videos are the exception to that although I cannot adequately express my joy that they never did a King Jack.

As with ALL female RT staff and spouses I'd be more surprised to find out there was a guy she didn't fuck.
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These are the results for King Jack. Even the fucking previews are so... painful to look at. WHY WOULD YOU PUT EYES ON MINECRAFT SKINS
 

SteelPlatedHeart

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You know what the sad thing is? Haunter had a lot of that old chemistry and charm to it, as it was mainly the original group going out on ghost hunts and stuff, it was super enjoyable.

Then they canceled it after two seasons, probably in part to the one episode when Jeremy got scratched through his clothes somehow and all the crew freaked out and wanted to leave, Geoff and the producer essentially saying “fuck that, we’re getting what we were aiming for!”

I’m going to assume complaints came on saying that the show was “problematic for trying to pester the unliving” or something and they had to stop.

Seriously, if you all have some way of watching Haunter, I highly recommend it. It’s probably the last really good bit of content they had.
 
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FishermanThree

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Hey at least they have given up the facade that they make content for people 18 and above. Do they still shill those dick pills to their audience?
Man I completely forgot about HIMS.

I've rewatched the Minecraft Monopoly yesterday and man, when Gavin comes back armored up in gold with a diamond sword and gets destroyed by Geoff is so fucking funny.
 

lolwut

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You know what the sad thing is? Haunter had a lot of that old chemistry and charm to it, as it was mainly the original group going out on ghost hunts and stuff, it was super enjoyable.

Then they canceled it after two seasons, probably in part to the one episode when Jeremy got scratched through his clothes somehow and all the crew freaked out and wanted to leave, Geoff and the producer essentially saying “fuck that, we’re getting what we were aiming for!”

I’m going to assume complaints came on saying that the show was “problematic for trying to pester the unliving” or something and they had to stop.

Seriously, if you all have some way of watching Haunter, I highly recommend it. It’s probably the last really good bit of content they had.
If I recall, it was canceled because TV networks/Netflix wouldn't pick it up.
 

Physics Ninja

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If I recall, it was canceled because TV networks/Netflix wouldn't pick it up.
For how much the founders talked about the internet being the future, they would always pander to old media money to try and make it big. This was their plan with most of their "cancelled" shows. Immersion fell in the same category where they had an amazing concept for an entertaining show, but they refused to make more unless they could sell it to some tv producer.
 

Sup3r

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For how much the founders talked about the internet being the future, they would always pander to old media money to try and make it big. This was their plan with most of their "cancelled" shows. Immersion fell in the same category where they had an amazing concept for an entertaining show, but they refused to make more unless they could sell it to some tv producer.
And that obsession led to the repeated hiring of token minorities with Mica (just because of who her father was) and have since needed to prove to their "fans" they are not racist. They're so desperate to gain the support of traditional media like it would give them an air of legitimacy to their shit and every attempt has blown up in their faces.
 

Random Internet Person

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For how much the founders talked about the internet being the future, they would always pander to old media money to try and make it big. This was their plan with most of their "cancelled" shows. Immersion fell in the same category where they had an amazing concept for an entertaining show, but they refused to make more unless they could sell it to some tv producer.

And that obsession led to the repeated hiring of token minorities with Mica (just because of who her father was) and have since needed to prove to their "fans" they are not racist. They're so desperate to gain the support of traditional media like it would give them an air of legitimacy to their shit and every attempt has blown up in their faces.
Where does this desperation comes from? Are they ashamed of being on the Internet? I’d imagine by this point, they’d put all their support into RWBY and Death Battle to become one of the premier websites making content these days. They certainly had the foundation for it.
 

Chilson

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Where does this desperation comes from? Are they ashamed of being on the Internet? I’d imagine by this point, they’d put all their support into RWBY and Death Battle to become one of the premier websites making content these days. They certainly had the foundation for it.
The founding fathers (but especially Burnie) all had a chip on their shoulder over never being taken that seriously by Traditional media.

Instead of just getting over it and leading the way for the new media revolution, they got bitter and "tried to prove them wrong" by becoming a generic old media production house. And we have all seen how well that panned out for them.
 

Bob_

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I’m going to assume complaints came on saying that the show was “problematic for trying to pester the unliving” or something and they had to stop.
You aren't too far off the mark there.

As we all know, ghosts are white.

Unfortunately this lack of diversity and inclusivety does not align with the values of Rooster Teeth in 2022, and regrettably the show was cancelled.
 

Arthur Morgan

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The founding fathers (but especially Burnie) all had a chip on their shoulder over never being taken that seriously by Traditional media.

Instead of just getting over it and leading the way for the new media revolution, they got bitter and "tried to prove them wrong" by becoming a generic old media production house. And we have all seen how well that panned out for them.
The reason they weren't taken seriously is because they fucked around too much.

Just after season 5 of RvB, they worked with an animation company to do that fully animated version of RvB, which lead to a five minute short where Church, Grif and Simmons are trying to rescue Tex and Sarge, only to fuck up. This ended up working out well and they were going to make a cartoon for RvB, until it came time for them to do their end. They quickly fell behind, got stressed, and cancelled the project because they couldn't keep up with the schedule needed to produce an animated series.
 

King Dead

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The reason they weren't taken seriously is because they fucked around too much.

Just after season 5 of RvB, they worked with an animation company to do that fully animated version of RvB, which lead to a five minute short where Church, Grif and Simmons are trying to rescue Tex and Sarge, only to fuck up. This ended up working out well and they were going to make a cartoon for RvB, until it came time for them to do their end. They quickly fell behind, got stressed, and cancelled the project because they couldn't keep up with the schedule needed to produce an animated series.
It's interesting when you think back to those early days of machinima and how people were able to use video games to tell stories that they wouldn't have the resources to make themselves. Not everyone was going to be able to shell out the cash for 3D modeling software, not to mention having a computer powerful enough to handle rendering, as well as taking the time to learn the entire process of 3D animation. By contrast, if you could run a game, you could use it for machinima, and a lot of people did just that, dealing with the limitations of the game and producing a variety of content.

But nowadays, it's a different story. With free software like Blender, countless tutorials, and faster computers on average, 3D animation is more accessible now than ever. Random people are out there producing whatever they want, and many are getting paid well to do so through Patreon (especially if they're doing porn). And for those that want to do animation but don't know how to model, they can drop whatever models they find online into Source Filmmaker and knock themselves out. Machinima seems dated in comparison, and while I admit I haven't been following the scene much, I can't remember any machinima series of note anytime in the past few years.

I've mentioned before how I hated the inclusion of Monty's 3D animation in RvB, and that might seem at odds with my statement that machinima could seem dated today. The difference is that RvB was from the start a machinima series, and mashing the two together always felt off to me. Not only did it radically change the tone with over-the-top action scenes that couldn't be done in the game proper, it felt like a cheap way to get around engine limitations, limitations which I think contributed to the creativity of the series. On top of that, it felt unnecessary when Halo 3 was already including a bunch of changes to make machinima easier, like Forge and Theater. RT could place props anywhere they wanted, add new things to the maps that weren't normally there, and film from any angle they desired...and instead they just had Monty do all the work and splice in some out-of-place 3D animation.

A fully-animated series could have worked for me, maybe, I dunno. But if their own laziness and ineptitude caused their initial attempts to flame out before getting any farther than a pilot, then that wouldn't bode well for getting anything done. If they'd had to do anything more than tell Monty what to do, they probably wouldn't have included any animation at all.
 

DX10

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Forgot about this gem. Only at Roosterteeth would destruction of workplace electronics would be allowed.

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Every time I see electronics and consoles being destroyed, I always think it's an act. Mostly because of the exaggerated anger, sometimes how easily the destruction is, and honestly, who'd destroy something worth hundreds of dollars in a rage?
Very old messages here, but I distinctly remember Michael saying on a podcast or something back in the day (when I still watched RT lol) that this was an Xbox that was already fucked up and broken anyway. There's an obvious cut and he pulls it out from under the desk with no effort -- no wires connected, no controller, and it's clearly not the Xbox he's even playing.
 

Slurgle

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The reason they weren't taken seriously is because they fucked around too much.

Just after season 5 of RvB, they worked with an animation company to do that fully animated version of RvB, which lead to a five minute short where Church, Grif and Simmons are trying to rescue Tex and Sarge, only to fuck up. This ended up working out well and they were going to make a cartoon for RvB, until it came time for them to do their end. They quickly fell behind, got stressed, and cancelled the project because they couldn't keep up with the schedule needed to produce an animated series.
And this here is one of the major problems with RT: they try out a metric shit ton of everything (do they even know how many podcasts they have?), and end up having to be mediocre at most of them. It's the issue with having your content creators becoming almost all of you managers, they don't necessarily have the skills needed to contribute to a coherent business strategy.