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Author Topic: Should I make a video about a megaproject?  (Read 1565 times)

clockout1

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Should I make a video about a megaproject?
« on: January 10, 2012, 04:20:05 pm »

(sorry about the mystifying title, I've never been very good at them)

A while ago, I remember someone saying that they were dissatisfied with DF tutorials because most of them only dealt with embark and never got around to explaining the more advanced concepts. While there do exist good tutorials explaining the latter, this inspired me with an idea for a video; I decided it might be a good idea to make a video with an already established fort, and try to build a megaproject. I don't claim to be an expert at the game, but I'm not exactly a noob either.

So to get to the point, would anyone be interested in a series of videos chronicling my attempts to build something worthy of the title megaproject? I don't know exactly what I'd build yet, but I'm sure I'd come up with something if there appeared to be genuine interest.
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Re: Should I make a video about a megaproject?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 04:51:05 pm »

your title is just fine, its not mystifying at all.

not sure id watch such a video, tho.  once you've seen enough tutorials to learn how to play the game, you generally know how to play the game, and you go out and play it.  course, i guess some people just love videos (playthrus etc) so hey, dont let me stop you.  id rather build my own megastructure, tho.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2012, 05:02:18 pm by daggaz »
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Re: Should I make a video about a megaproject?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 06:07:40 pm »

I demand that you construct a 100-z bronze colossus.....from bronze!

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« Last Edit: January 10, 2012, 06:12:30 pm by Wayward Device »
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Re: Should I make a video about a megaproject?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 06:42:57 pm »

It sounds like a great idea. Personally I find it hard to get invested in a series if I don't see everything coming together from the beginning (from embark), but I'm sure there are many other people who would get a huge kick out of it.
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Re: Should I make a video about a megaproject?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 06:40:42 pm »

(sorry about the mystifying title, I've never been very good at them)

A while ago, I remember someone saying that they were dissatisfied with DF tutorials because most of them only dealt with embark and never got around to explaining the more advanced concepts. While there do exist good tutorials explaining the latter, this inspired me with an idea for a video; I decided it might be a good idea to make a video with an already established fort, and try to build a megaproject. I don't claim to be an expert at the game, but I'm not exactly a noob either.

So to get to the point, would anyone be interested in a series of videos chronicling my attempts to build something worthy of the title megaproject? I don't know exactly what I'd build yet, but I'm sure I'd come up with something if there appeared to be genuine interest.

i would watch, make a link to the vid when made, try parting a ocean
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Lord Dakoth

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Re: Should I make a video about a megaproject?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 12:01:01 am »

One thing that may be of concern is that you will be jumping back and forth between working on the project and managing the rest of your fortress. This may be too much for newer players to keep up with, depending on how much they already know about the game.
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Re: Should I make a video about a megaproject?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 12:18:42 am »

If you aren't annoying, I'd watch it :) I get a kick out of the LP videos on YouTube.
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Re: Should I make a video about a megaproject?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 07:12:14 pm »

If you aren't annoying, I'd watch it :) I get a kick out of the LP videos on YouTube.

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