To respond to the main (legit) criticisms:
Oppponents - Kronos 2 always had an astonishingly small number of "good" and/or high rank (big difference) PvPers, most likely due to the disaster of a launch (DDoS & downtime). An impressive PvP scene/community never really developed, and the server began to go downhill within a few months after I finished ranking. The server was still fairly healthy when I first began recording, but most of the respectable PvPers had quit and it was excruciatingly difficult to find quality fights in world PvP. This problem got worse and worse and I saw my window to get decent clips closing. When Nostalrius began to hype their return I decided to just go ahead and get the movie out before K2 dies and the Vanilla community shifts to Nost 2.0/Elysium. So I guess it's fair to say it was a bit rushed.
Playstyle - This was my first PvP movie, and I never expected to make a flawless movie on my 1st attempt. In many situations I think I made the mistake of playing for footage rather than playing to win. What I mean by this is that I deviated from my normal playstyle in a conscious effort to try and make the clip more entertaining (this is especially true in the Rogue duels). In hindsight I think this was a mistake, and it made some of the clips seem "forced." In the future I will try to let clips come more naturally and I think the result will be higher average scene quality.
Editing/Music - Purely a matter of taste. I don't care much for electronic music personally, but that's what most viewers want/expect to hear and that's what fits PvP gameplay the best IMO. As for thee editing, I guess it's a love it or hate it type of thing. I know some people are minimalists when it comes to editing but my *only* goal with this movie was to be as entertaining as possible, and I think the editing takes the video to the next level in terms of entertainment value. I basically gave Goth some brief notes on my gameplay and told him to go ham in terms of editing, and I love the result.
To the haters in general - This is basically the result of 10-12 days of camping BRM/Searing Gorge all day, 2-3 weeks of consistently playing WSG for a few hours a day, and 1-2 days spent dueling. The goal was an entertaining movie that shows a variety of types of Mage gameplay, and I think I accomplished that goal. I hope to make another movie in the future on a better server (Nost 2.0/Elysium) with better opponents, more time to record, and the learning experience of making 1 movie under my belt.
Botanist1 wrote:fucking sooo sick mate keep making vids bro subbed
thanks mate, i always appreciate compliments from respected players in relevant guilds
keep posting on forums