My roommate is a big casual gamer who play pretty much anything from LoL to facebook games and I am a huge fan of esport. When ever we meet in the kitchen, LoL vs DotA2 is pretty much the only topic we could talk about more than 45 mins. I often brag to him how good I am at DotA2 (duh?) and tell him that i could always win games if i want to, it is just not fun to do it. Turns out, the LoL ranking system doesnt give people a chance to think like that: Everything counts which gives people a ladder fear, you win or you are out. The idea of being able to win but dont want to win is kinda unheard of so my roomate always thought that im bullshiting >.>
So come yesterday. I was on a HUGEEEEEEEE losing streak. 2 wins 7 loses if my memory serves me right. My roomate came home and asked how wass thing going. Well, i went on and explain that i could really use a win right now so my next game will be a default win. He doesnt believe me so i decided to show him the process of 'trying hard' in dota. It turns out pretty well with me commentate on every single move i made while him watching over my shoulder. Didnt record it though which was quite a shame.
A video series of me, trying as hard as possible im solo-queue. I know a lot of lower tier players are struggling to attain above 50% win rate and they care about winning and losing a lot. They will be my main target market. The ultimate purpose is to show people that if you really want to win, you could and fun is harder to earn than wins.
Contents of the video will be a game that i try my best to win. Commentaries should included tips, tricks that one could follow to earn a win alone in matchmaking.
So what can you do to help?
Well i need a lot of suggestions. Starting off with a few questions:
1/Should I do the commentary live or after i play? Live commentary could show my thought process but also affect my game play a tiny bit. The quality of the commentary will definitely be lower than a planned one include (but not limited to) cursing. But it live so people might like that.
2/Should i be worried about audio quality? Previously i did a medusa jungling guide video with my built in laptop mic and the audio turns out quite horrifying. A lot of buzzing sounds. Kinda broke right now so is there a dirt cheap replacement that i could be looking out to?
3/Is there any of you who would be interested in doing this with me? or even have a slightest interest in watching such video series? Also if anyone wana steal the idea and do it alone, feel free to.
4/Stream or not? It is gona be incredibly hard for me to stream. Simply because i need to go on campus to get a better internet connection and even then it is quite hard to stream and play on EU ping. Again, a choice between video quality or the LIVE kinda feel.
Let me know