We played a really intense official agaisnt /for fence with my team yesterday. Tension was through the roof as we were trying our hardest to win the first map that came down the wire. You could feel the passion, excitement and fear of losing in the mumble toward the end of the map.
After the match was over I was still so into it I proceeded to watch the vod of the cast in its entirety on tftv straight away. The peak energy that had saturated our mumble for that evening was not in any way to be perceived in the cast. It was just another boring tf2 game, with the chat complaining about neither team winning rounds and the game dragging on too long. People in the chat seemed to perceive the closeness of the match as the teams playing poorly and dragging the game out. Perhaps theres truth to that, thats besides my point.
I'm not in any way looking to blame the production team for anything. I thought the casters did a great job analyzing what was going on and I enjoyed it regardless. I thought the camerawork was great and the quality of production was overall very good.
When thinking about this I just wish there was a way to transmit to the people watching how into it we were, how dejected we felt after some of the major blunders we did and how passionate we were.
Therefore I would love to try to open the discussion about having bits of team comms during the matches again, like we did back in the day. I've discussed this on my stream on occasion, but I feel I've never received a satisfactory answer for why we don't do this.
If some teams don't want to be involved, they wouldn't have to be. I'm sure most teams would have no problem sharing bits of their comms to make the casts more entertaning.
If it is about people using vile language or saying slurs, surely we can agree to not do that if we have agreed to our comms being partially broadcasted, and those who are not able to follow those instructions will simply not be involved again?
If I recall correctly someone was saying that is dumb because "no other e-sport does it", but I don't really consider that to be an argument that holds up at all, or makes much sense for TF2 currently.
Is there any arguments agaisnt this that I'm missing, or why is this not something we could start doing again? I think it would massively improve the entertainment value of these casts, and add a new layer to the viewing experience.
An example of what I'm talking about: https://youtu.be/UhfRMPMy7Vo?list=PLf27BHuLrQCbPIMRgGueizLXO6AYs8C3H&t=1943
Thanks for taking the time to read and any thoughts on this are much appreciated. ;)