OmbrackMaybe I'm not the audience for that video, but my reaction after this video was : "so what ?"
Most of what he talks about in this video is, idk, irrelevant i feel like. This ain't to say that what happened to him his pointless, or that his experience with TF2 and its backstage are nothing, but the things he talked about the most are the less interesting to me.
He disliked the new meta ? Ok ? And ? There are many things in life that change, and you can like the change, adapt to the change or dislike them, there's no harm in it.
He paid out of his own pocket for events ? So did everyone. He was in negative after events ? So was everyone. I've attended a lot of lans, either in my country or abroad, both as players and staff, and not once I've been winning money at the end of it. Not once. I don't see many people in day-to-day life who make money out of their passion/hobby. Yes, most of what staff does on event requires a lot of work and dedication, and I'll always say staff doesnt get the light it should, but still, but you aren't forced to do it, and the skills you developped in that volunteering can serve toward academic/professional progression.
The things that he talked about that are actually important, I believe, he only briefly goes through them, as to not "cancel anyone". If people are acting like dicks, wouldn't it be better to actually speak loud about them rather than just touch it with the tip of your finger ? At this point, we all know who the bigh shot producer is, of course, but I sense a misbalance of what actually matters and stuff that are pretty basic.
Again, I'm probably not the audience for that video, as I don't watch his stream, don't follow him whatsoever, but for a 40 minutes long video, I expected to go out from it with more than I do.
I see what you’re saying but I also don’t think the primary purpose of the video was to create a trenchant or incisive commentary about anything within TF2 more broadly. Tagg was a big name player who quit the game and was inundated with requests either to play it again when he didn’t want to, or from people who kept asking him why he left in the first place. This is that explanation. The reason I don’t think it makes any sense for him to call out people by name in the video is because that isn’t the purpose of the video at all. It’s a personal explanation as to why he quit so that other people can understand. I think requesting that he call out those people and start more drama would just bring him back into the toxic mess he spent forty minutes explaining that he wanted to leave.
The only thing that matters is that tagg explained they situation as he personally saw fit to do, and that’s exactly what he did.