skyrideYe it's a shitty situation.
The bit that bothers me most is that Multiplay's main reason for going with VTV is they have a history with them, when in reality it's actually just been me and comedian doing literally everything except casting. Arx and beta are the guys heading it up for VTV from what I can gather, best of luck to them, but even they themselves know they can't pull off anywhere near the quality we can. Unless someone in VTV has recently spent some real time learning about audio gear, video, and graphics, I would imagine it'll just be VTV's standard level of online coverage with a webcam on the screen (which isn't bad, it's just not what it could be). Assuming we got it, I was going to ask them if they wanted to cast and leave the offer open to them even if they said no.
skyride. First of all, a big part of Comedian's setup was paid for by VanillaTV, which you know.
Secondly, your constant bashing of Vanilla is getting slightly out of hand - im noticing it more and more recently, and it's doing neither TF.tv nor VTV any good - and aren't we both working towards the same goals, more promotion of the game we love to watch/play?
Thirdly, at i46 there were stage sound issues that you refused to listen to solutions on, and preferred to leave it till the Sunday to actually try the suggestions that were offered (which actually ended up fixing the problems).
To answer your query about the coverage being dire, we have people within VanillaTV who work with audio as you know, and we'll have a tech team there as well, to ensure a decent level of quality.
People saying that they'll watch TF.tv online coverage over on site coverage - you know that this means that Multiplay will probably be disinclined to support TF2 in future due to the numbers not being there right? If you wanna risk that over the sake of a simple pissing contest, then fine.
I have zero issues with TF.tv personally, and most of you know that I have both streams open when theres a match casted by both, to ensure that TF2 gets the viewers it deserves, but please, don't start bitching about how crap our lan coverage is until you actually see it!