This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard
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I've heard a couple speedrunners explain why they do what they do. Basically they said that speedrunning just gives extra life to their favorite games. They played them casually till they got boring, then they dissect it and run it until they know everything there is to know about the game. I've also heard some runners say that running a game so much made them sort of hate the game, so maybe there is a fine line to how far their dedication to a game should go.
I don't subscribe to very many people who make content regularly on youtube, but I am a big fan of Sips and Hat Films from the yogscast. It's good for quick fifteen minute chunks of entertainment. There is of course a lot of minecraft played, (which at this point everyone seems tired of except hundreds of thousands of kids) but even that is usually entertaining, or at the very least makes for good background listening. I feel like most of the yogscast members make acceptable/good content actually. My little brother really likes watching them and I don't feel that bad about letting him because it's not overly inappropriate most of the time and it won't numb his brain too much, which are two things that I don't think can be said for a lot of other popular youtube channels kids watch.
I think this has all been a bit ridiculous, from both sides of the argument. One thing I would like to say though is, this whole thing seems slightly disrespectful to Dan and Jason. I realize most people aren't criticizing them directly, but I feel by criticizing the decision to hire them it makes it sound as if they weren't worthy of the selection. I just hope they don't feel that way. It would be a pretty shitty first day feeling.
One other thing. I know the new hires have not been ideal choices for some people, but from my point of view I'm happy to get whoever I can get at this point. This site has been losing people from the main office consistently for over a year now. The numbers were getting dangerously low. I can't help but feel extremely excited that we've finally gained staff instead of losing them.
Anyways, I think all this arguing back and forth is kind of crazy. I don't know if I've ever seen arguments on the internet settled with someone saying "oh, yeah, I guess I was wrong.". It seems like the best thing you can do is voice you're opinion, hope the staff members notice and take it into consideration for next time, and move on.