AdjeIf I can't even get to watch the vods for the games I participate in myself without paying $5 a month, can we just get rid of this rule and actually have production people use the CastingEssentials plugin that allows them to change the names for the viewers anyway? I don't like the idea of getting minor warnings for not conforming to rules that are helping out a third party that I can't even watch without paying a monthly fee.
I get it, there's fuck all people who want to do production and you're looking to compensate these people + the casters in some way, but I think there's better ways to incentivize people to support your cause than making content on games the very people who are playing in it can't watch themselves.
I get your point but I'm not sure why my and my fellow producer's jobs should be made harder because of one decision made above our heads. I don't like having to set aliases because 1) it can remove certain tags from names, e.g. if an org has all their players tagged up (Ascent. Papi or whatever) or if they have a charity org in their name like a few people do when hugs, toth, blapbash w/e rolls around. and 2) it's extra effort to do which usually means I have to take my eyes off the observing to download the aliases (from twiikuu's super super helpful tool, seriously what a don), put them in my config and then exec them, if you get a chance to watch the vod from last night's match on YT there's a period of time when I had to do this because one of the teams didn't tag up after they knew they were being casted and one even had the R word in it. Finally 3) the names don't change serverside, so when we're looking for players/servers we usually have to go off of their nicks and if they're not tagged up correctly it's a lot harder to find them (on serveme reservations, in the server browser etc.) and also their names don't change on the cheat feed so for the observers that use it they have to work out who people are based on matching their fakenicks with their nicks on screen, plus not every caster has it set up either, so they may be casting off of different names that the stream will see.
The tool is an incredibly useful one and one that I'm glad I can use but I'd rather it be a last resort. Also note how this is only one org out of 3 that currently cover ETF2L games, so I'm not sure removing a rule that improves the stream and the producer's QOL for all orgs because of one's decision.