HI! As an avid watcher of the casts I appreciate this thread.
Map scores: having the previous maps, along with the current score in the top right in a small box is
what I'd like to see. Keeps people asking for the score of the previous match in chat being trolled etc. Also remember to hud_realoadscheme when the map timer freezes.
Meidibeam: as long as statusspec isn't broken that should always be used, in the way David posted above.
Overral team HP: Not something I find valuable, a seconds glance at the players health on the left is enough for me.
Individual player HP: ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY, I remember seeing it with numbers instead of the bar commonly used and I gotta say I prefer the bars. Having the name of the player there too is unnecessary.
Outlines: for players, without a doubt, it's a great feature. Having it for stickies is also good, seeing a trap or a randomly strewn sticky is something I appreciate.
Overlays: The way it is now, with the overlay at the start, end and between rounds is perfect. It shows, who are playing, who the crew is and wheteher it's over or starting soon. Adding a !casters bot command to chat could be useful in case someone has troubles seeing the full title(watching on mobile). Facecam for casters is not something that I find necessary, but I have nothing against it being implemented.
Fixed names: Yes, seeing who someone actually is is great. Props to ETF2L for implementing it as a rule for prem.
Logos: I hope this is kept to a minimum, add it to the overlay between games. I hope we never have to see sponsor logos superimposed on the map as was the case at GXL. Or on player models, welp.
Bird's eye view: Having this for the start of a mid is something I like, seeing where a team goes after a valley rollout on badlands etc and then jumping in to the 1st person view is good. And when a caster says they'll watch X person at mid, follow that person at least initially.
HUD: the tftv hud is splendid.
Camerawork: seeing the massive airshots or the uberpush, I couldn't tell ya. I think in this case the camerman has to make a judgement call. As long as we're not watching a spy sneaking about while a ppush is going on. When it comes to spies and snipers, it's always a bit exciting to see whether or not the uberdropping headshot before a last push will come in or not, so even if the caster knows the outcome-sniper missed shots for 2 minutes- try to keep it on the sniper.
Mumblecoms: whenever this is possible go for it, great insight into the teams flow and gives the casters a break and the viewers a break from the casters.
Casting: I like the idea of a play-by-play/hype caster and a more analytical follow up from the other, Sideshow and Mike did this really well together. Having two casters who are inexperienced is never a good idea. I think most of the casters casting ETF2L atm are really good.
That's all I could think of atm. Also KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!! Being part of such a small community that shows this level of care is a great thing.
P.S. Sideshow to dethrone Admirable as caster of the season.