At 11/22/11 08:35 PM, Rallard wrote:
and one that could have come from the pages of a rock star's autobiography rather than a gaming conventionWho the fuck wrote this article. It's atrocious.
Anyway, this is to be expected. I read about Minecon and it seems like a money-grabbing sham (what a surprise, coming from Notch), but at the same time I can't feel bad for the Yogcast people. They're youtube partners and all they do is do "lets play" videos, annoying ones at that, and without Minecraft they'd be out of a job. So they have Notch to thank for that, bottom line.
No, no, no, not at all, you clearly have not seen Yogscast. They don't need Minecraft to make videos, it's not like it made them who they are, it just made them ridiculously popular. Now that they've obtained that fame, they technically don't need Minecraft anymore. Now they can do a Let's Play of any video game they want and make a killing in views and therefore off of revnenue generated off of those advertisments.
And I don't doubt they said fuck to a little kid. Look at these guys, seriously. The fact that they even left the house is a shocker, so awkward social situations, missed cues, and inappropriate usage of curse words around children isn't surprising. They're autistic, Notch. Give them a break.
Geeky, not autistic, can't say Notch is any better, or any basement dwelling Youtube using guy.
Anyways, I'd say it's just a blown out misuderstanding, I mean come on. You're in Vegas, in a Gaming convention, with two Brits known to cuss and known to use huge amounts of sarcasm. My question is, what the fuck were you expecting? For them to be perfect gentlemen and use proper language and all in all just not be who they are? No, they're going to act the same without restraint. My guess is, is that they quite simply just didn't know how to restrain themsevles like business gents. They aren't business men, they don't know how or when to hold back and by how much. Notch seems to think they should have known not to cuss or act inappropriately in public, as if it was common sense. But to them, it wasn't. They just thought, we'll be ourselves and use the same humor we use in our videos and get a laugh at the convention.
I bet they were blown back when they got a lash from Notch for seemingly no reason. They didn't think they were doing anything wrong. They were telling jokes, being sarcastic, making it a good time. They didn't mean to hurt anyone. But for God knows why, Notch took them entirely seriously and was being a little priss about it. Come on "You should have paid us to come here"? What part of that quote WASN'T sarcastic? Don't you think they know they came here out of their own pocket? Don't you think they know that they were there simply to get a laugh, watch the events and leave? They weren't expecting payment, that was a gag, why in God's name you would take that seriously astounds me.
Should Yogscast have known that they were supposed to act more appropriately in public because this wasn't like one of their podcasts? Yes, they should have realized that, in public, you need to watch whose toes your stepping on. But does that mean they should just stop being sarcastic and just sit there with a smile on their face? No, Notch is being a little bitch about this, he should have known that they were being sarcastic and should have known to tell them to stop as he heard it, not complain afterwards like he's too much of a coward to say it to their faces. Yogscast needs a reality check and Notch needs the stick to be removed from his ass. This is ridiculous.