(I'm setting this as a Global post instead of just in the "Suggestions/Complaints" section so everyone can see it. In my opinion it affects everyone who frequents the site, so I'd like it to be as easy as possible to see.)
Here's the deal: I really
want this site to take off. Like, I absolutely love messing with the site and making stuff. It's the best. I've put off playing video games I want to play and watching movies I want to watch to mess with something I doubt anyone will ever use (it's a wiki thing built into the site, having pages for anything related to us written from our point of view. Do not expect these wikis to be entirely factual, by the way). I have a pocket notepad and pen with me at all times to write down ideas that I come up with while I'm at work/away from my computer. I'm fairly certain I'm going to break down and buy a $150 green-screen setup with lights
to start making more kinds of silly videos. Seriously, I love this website, and I want it to be used to its fullest potential. I want YOU guys to want to come here and do stuff.
So what do you
want? What's something we could put on the site (videos, podcasts, whatever) that would make you eager to come back every day or tell your friends about? Do you want us capturing video game footage and making wisecracks over it? Do you want us writing more articles about things we're doing? Do you want a Box of Danger trivia game? Just give us some suggestions to tinker around with and see if we can make them happen.
For some insight, here are some ideas I've been bouncing around for the last couple days (Expect a lot of what-if scenarios) : Live Action Videos
- I got a pretty nice camera for Christmas. Nothing professional grade, but certainly serviceable. I've thought about us doing sketches, maybe making a sitcom-y series, the aforementioned green screen, or recording us playing Wii or Kinect games (obviously with simultaneous video game footage a la Giant Bomb's Kinect/Wii stuff). Would you want to see any of these? Or does none of this sound interesting/entertaining at all?Video Game Stuff
- On the video game footage thing, what if, say, Greg and I tried to co-op Dark Souls and recorded our adventure with our real-time commentary? What if we played games we consider ourselves good at, and tried to give tips or something for them? What if we tried to see how far we could get into a game in, like, a half hour? What if we did that with games that only one of us had played before, and he had to coach someone else as far as he could in a half hour? Idunno - now that we have capture equipment and, most importantly, a computer that can do it well, we've got plenty of options. Comics
- We're already planning on commissioning Joel's sister to draw cartoony versions of us to plaster all over the site. What if we wrote little three-panel web comics or something for us to commission her to draw? What if each of us made up silly/useless superpowers and commissioned her to draw a "super hero" web comic starring us? Live Streaming Stuff
- If we set up a live-stream thing on a site like justin.tv or something, what would you want us to do on it? Live podcast? Maybe sit in on a scripting session for a PTAS episode or something? Maybe we play some video games or something?
And that's just a couple ideas I had. Thoughts on these, or something else you'd like to see us do? Go for it - I want to hear from you guys. If it sounds like something fun and possible to do, we might end up doing it.