RIFT World PVP Live Stream: 5-man Guardian Group vs Defiants on Dayblind


Here is a highlight reel from my Twitch.TV World PVP stream from yesterday morning:

http://www.twitch.tv/taugrim/b/299424299

You can also check out the video on YouTube, but note that the video quality is lower due to codec conversion loss when transferring from Twitch.TV to YouTube. The video on YouTube is annotated so it provides additional information compared to the Twitch.TV recording.

Focus Fire Macro

We use a simple but awesome macro to coordinate focus-fire for PVP:

#show Toggle Ranged Attack
suppressmacrofailures
mark 1
rw Focus fire #1: %t (%r)

What this macro does is mark the focus-fire target with “1” and call out the target name in a Raid Warning.

My Approach to Streaming

My stream is basically a real-time version of my narrated guides and gameplay videos on YouTube.

My approach to streaming differs from typical streams in that:

  1. I narrate my streams in real-time with commentary, tactics, mechanics, etc
  2. If I’m in a group/raid with Vent, the audio from Vent will be included in the stream so that you can hear our interaction. Please note we’ll keep swearing to a minimum. I play with level-headed people, and while you might hear the occasional f-bomb, for the most part our Vent chatter is profanity-free
  3. Between fights and during breaks, I answer questions from the Chat Room and interact with my viewers, to the extent possible

Questions to the Viewers About My Streaming

I’m new to streaming and am in the learning process, so I’d love to hear your feedback on the questions below.

1. What kind of streaming footage do you prefer?

A. a full stream (e.g. 90 minutes), which includes not just the intense fighting sequences, but all the in-between time where we are running around the map, looking for opponents, discussing tactics, picking off smaller numbers, and cracking jokes in Vent, or

B. just the highlights of the intense fighting sequences, the in-between stuff puts me to sleep, or

C. both the full stream and the highlights

2. Do you find that my real-time commentary on what we’re doing or the directions I’m giving (when I’m the raid leader) clear / valuable / interesting?

3. To what extent do you find the Vent audio turned on valuable, so you can hear our raid members interacting?

4. To what extent do you find my interaction with Chat Room during the Stream (Q&A, talking mechanics, etc) interesting / engaging, etc?

5. How balanced is the game volume vs the player voice volume?

If you can think of any other suggestions, let me know.

P.S. I’m ordering a new webcam that I can affix to my monitor, so once I have that the camera angle will be level with my noggin.

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Posted in Cleric, Livestream, PVP, RIFT, Video
6 comments on “RIFT World PVP Live Stream: 5-man Guardian Group vs Defiants on Dayblind
  1. taugrim says:

    Feedback from hinogi per Skype:

    okaaaaay, for your stream feedback

    1. it is clearly C, but C is also the more work because you have to edit the video to filter out the highlights and cut them together. In my eyes showing only the highlights will end up unsatisfying for those who want to know how the situation has been planned out and stuff so only highlights is a bad idea I think.

    2. Real-time commentary while playing is actually really rare, most ppl can either do the one or the other but not both at the same time. Also for the most ppl who’d do such a thing the most would rage or disband after wipe with a PUG :P So the cool calm orders and analysis of pvp situations really works out I guess.

    3. Vent is pretty curcial I guess, because you cannot have your dwarf eyes everywhere at the same time while strafe kiting the enemy around, so viewers would just get irritated when you just jump a target announced in vent if someone needs help and stuff, unless you would repeat what the other guy said on the stream. Also since you are an expert on clerics maybe others have questions for other archetypes and stuff that is better answered by the vent guys.

    4. okay, interaction with the chat is really tough while doing pvp I think, and considering the increasing numbers of viewers it might even get harder, so maybe for some basic mechanics question and stuff get a FAQ or a mod that is not at the same time playing pvp with you but knows all the stuff aswell who can than filter those questions so that you only get the tough nuts :P

    5. It is hard to say, for me it seems if you have even volume levels with your mic and vent then the general audio level is really low, which means I have to tune my volume up, but then the ingame sound has to be even lower so I can hear what you guys saying, but that might be not a benefit for you turning down your ingame sound

  2. taugrim says:

    From Nephalia:
    http://forum.gamebreaker.tv/viewtopic.php?pid=23835#p23835

    What kind of streaming footage do you prefer?: A) Full Stream please :)

    Do you find that my real-time commentary on what we’re doing or the directions I’m giving (when I’m the raid leader) clear / valuable / interesting?: Yes I do

    Hearing the vent is interesting as long as the volume is on par with everything else

    Your interaction with the chat room was nice as well. Always fun to have questions answered, as long as they’re not “off-topic” so to speak ( which they weren’t) as I at least have no interest in listening to political debate or whatnot on a stream :P same goes for vent as well… it’s all good as long as it’s not way off topic. Which, again, it wasn’t. Just saying.

    And the game vs. chat volume in the “last” stream was very good.

  3. taugrim says:

    From inkthedink:
    http://forum.gamebreaker.tv/viewtopic.php?pid=23865#p23865

    I like the full on live style of streaming and conmintary. Always love vent chatter even if not directly related.
    The volume was fine, ratio was good. Interaction with the chatroom is also good. I dont expect you to pay 100% attention, after all you are playing and trying to enjoy the game as well. Anyways I look forward to seeing more.

  4. taugrim says:

    Per Jeffreys:
    http://forums.riftgame.com/rift-general-discussions/pvp-warfronts/277023-world-pvp-stream-5-man-guardian-group-vs-defiants-dayblind-need-your-feedback.html#post3369402

    I like watching these, especially since I haven’t run in a group w/ vent since playing AoC and Eve.

    I’m unlikely to watch a full 90 minutes no matter what it is. Thirty minutes would be about the max for me.

    The commentary is the only reason it’s worth watching.

    Better with than without. Also, sounds like the group members are more comfortable being recorded now than in the whitefall match I watched previously.

    No opinion – wasn’t paying attention to it.

    Good.

    Keep making them and don’t move to my wargroup.

  5. Jace says:

    1 – C for sure

    2 – The real time commentary is great, please keep it up.

    3 – It’s great hearing vent as well.

    4 – The chat room interaction is again very good. There has been the odd time where you react to something in the chat room but forget to mention what it was so we get only half the conversation however that’s quite rare.

    5 – The volume is just fine for me.

    Thanks :)

  6. taugrim says:

    Jace :

    4 – The chat room interaction is again very good. There has been the odd time where you react to something in the chat room but forget to mention what it was so we get only half the conversation however that’s quite rare.

    That is a great point. It’s like when a person asks a question to a speaker in an auditorium and no one hears the question except for the speaker, so the speaker repeats the question before answering it.

    I’ll remember to contextualize what people wrote in Chat Room before responding to it.

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