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What pinball content do you love, and what drives you crazy?

By alyssa

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    Hi all!

    I am planning to create pinball related content for my YouTube channel, and was wondering what you ACTUALLY like to watch versus what gets skipped over. Is there a review you haven't seen yet, a topic you'd like discussed or something that really aggravates you to see? Please let me know.

    Some ideas I have are:
    - review/comparison vids (for cleaners, pinballs, etc)
    - gameplay vids
    - beginner tutorials on LEDs, transporting machines, reading schematics
    - giveaways.. maybe a machine one day, but for now probably just parts or pinballs.

    Your opinion is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!

    #2 1 year ago

    Gameplay vids. Very light on the tutorials. Nothing with regards to tech, we have pinside for that, no reviews or personal opinions what so ever and for the love of Pete no costumes.

    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from LordHumungus:

    and for the love of Pete no costumes.

    What prompted you to mention costumes...my name? Haha. If I had any interest in that I'd market to the massive comic-con/ cosplay crowd, not to pinball players.

    Def looking forward to filming gameplay! I love watching those too when I'm looking into a new machine.

    #4 1 year ago

    I like Cary Hardy's skits. He's the only one doing that type of thing and it's funny as Sh#t.

    If you do giveaways please don't require Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. A lot of us shun those platforms.

    #5 1 year ago

    RyanStl Thanks so much! I just checked out a few videos and he's hilarious. What an impressive collection too!

    Re: giveaways, I agree. I especially can't stand the "tag five friends" giveaway requirements.

    #6 1 year ago

    Id like technical topics. Similar to like how Joes classical arcade does it.

    Oh, and I like "PAPA tutorials"

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from alyssa:

    What prompted you to mention costumes...my name?

    DeadFlip. Bro pinball guys. If ur doing lets say a gameplay vid or tutorial on JJP POTC leave the eyepatch at home. U know what I mean. Why would u think ur name would cause me to believe u might wear a costume. Oh, I really didn't even notice till now that its a ladies name with a picture. I might need to change my stance on costumes.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from alyssa:

    what you ACTUALLY like to watch versus what gets skipped over.

    Like best: Costumes worn during the content. No costume=skimmed over

    Like a lot: Tutorials & tech content

    Don’t like: Skits, drama, conjecture, opinions presented as facts unsupported by good evidence

    #9 1 year ago

    No opinions, no whining. Just facts about game design and layout. Game play tutorials. Come to think of it I get burned out on pinball videos pretty quickly. I’d rather just go play pinball! That is what this hobby is about.......

    #10 1 year ago

    honestly I can't watch more than a few minutes of pinball streaming
    Would be interested in an edited compilation video of all the shots and modes

    #11 1 year ago

    How about providing the link to your YouTube channel so we can see what YOU do well?

    And where are you based? I like to see walk-arounds from shows and locations far away from me. But walk-arounds that are more like stumble-arounds (unsteady camera) can be hard to watch.
    .................David Marston

    #12 1 year ago

    I am very into pinball and YouTube, but watch very little pinball content.

    If you can make people like me watch your channel, you are heading in the right direction, IMO.

    #13 1 year ago

    I like some good rules/gameplay tutorials.

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from RyanStl:

    If you do giveaways please don't require Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. A lot of us shun those platforms.

    You do realize 'giveaways' are marketing nearly 100% of the time, right? They're tools used to collect viewer demographic data, or, you know, drive up the numbers on the other social media platforms. People don't generally give things away because they're playing Robin Hood.

    #15 1 year ago

    Positives? Some channels have excellent production values, music and editing. Most importantly, a reasonable topic to discuss. So...good photography, and editing.

    Seeing their local community (friends having fun, local bars or arcades) has been of interest to me. Seeing collections too has been fun.

    Negatives: The "in real time" documentary. I see a proliferation of people making vids these days, just droning on unscripted with a single camera. Bad angles, pointless dialog, more or less vocalizing every boring thought in their head. Reminds me of someone talking to make believe friends

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from mtn-:

    Id like technical topics. Similar to like how Joes classical arcade does it.

    I like Joes classical arcade videos too, except they are a little long. A little tighter editing would go a long way here, but I watch because he covers troubleshooting pretty well.

    #17 1 year ago

    Come to think of it, I like it when most YouTube content is consumable in 10-15 minutes chunks. It is hard to find an hour in a day, but I can always find 15 minutes.

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    Come to think of it, I like it when most YouTube content is consumable in 10-15 minutes chunks. It is hard to find an hour in a day, but I can always find 15 minutes

    You can post longer videos but you definitely should chop them up into smaller bits too. I won't watch any pinball video longer than 15 minutes.

    #19 1 year ago

    You know what I'd love to see? A series of tutorial videos based on playing and completing modes, unique features and events, and getting to wizard modes. I love Bowen's videos, but they are mostly focused on competition play and scoring points. I'd love a different perspective.

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    #20 11 months ago

    Just following up; Were you able to create some pinball content?

    Hoping to see some new vids!

    #21 11 months ago

    Love everything Hurry Up Pinball puts out. He is highly underappreciated but all his videos are so well done. Tutorials, streams, etc. All great

    https://www.youtube.com/c/HurryUpPinball

    #22 11 months ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    You do realize 'giveaways' are marketing nearly 100% of the time, right? They're tools used to collect viewer demographic data, or, you know, drive up the numbers on the other social media platforms. People don't generally give things away because they're playing Robin Hood.

    That doesn't mean I have to like it.

    #23 11 months ago

    I like podcasts, preferably two hosts with some humor and chemistry. One man rant shows are not for me.

    I don’t watch the video content so not much help.

    #24 11 months ago

    Forget about comparisons, features, gameplay or new releases - 200 others are doing that.

    Concentrate on repairs, faultfinding techniques, schematics (how to read them as a course maybe?)

    It might create a place where people can be sent to get valuable knowledge much like PinWiki - otherwise you are "just another podcaster" who will wank on about - "this shot should be 1/000001" further to the left". Pffttt, sick of that stupidity!

    Basically get real about ACTUAL pinball repair and not about the wankery of playing and all of those nuances.

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