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What do you look for in a YouTuber?

BigFudgeBigFudge Member Posts: 236
edited September 2019 in Off-topic

Hi everyone, I was wondering what people specifically look for when watching DbD content? Is it the YouTuber's personality, their skill in game, the rate at which they upload new content, etc?

2 days ago i decided to start uploading to Youtube just as a bit of fun and to share my experiences. I dont expect the channel to take off or anything, Ive just always thought about doing it and I think it would be so cool to have a couple of or even a small group of subscribers who enjoy my content and tune in when they can.

So thats why I thought id ask what specifically people enjoy watching. So far ive uploaded a few vids but i havent used the mic. Would commentating and just talking generally be much more appealing or is it not that big of a deal? I just want to have fun and give a little enjoyment to anyone who wants to watch. Any tips or just discussions would be very much appreciated!

Thanks in advance!!

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  • FibijeanFibijean Member Posts: 8,327

    I think it differs hugely from person to person. The best general advice I can give is to be yourself and don't try to fake it for the camera, because people will be able to tell if the personality in your videos is genuine or not.

    I think the top priority has to be character/personality, because literally anyone can post videos of themselves just playing a video game. What makes people want to follow one creator over another is largely down to their character. That doesn't mean, though, that you necessarily have to use a camera or even a mic if you don't want to. Some very successful Youtube LPers, such as Yrimir in Terraria, never use a microphone and just caption their videos with directions and comments. The important part is that their personality still shines through in their commentary and the way they write.

    Skill in game is important to some people. Particularly if your "persona" is not the main attraction of your videos, it's good to have some sort of uniqueness to your gameplay, whether it's a certain style (for example, Noob3's signature toxicity) or just being really good at the game. I often find it very frustrating to watch someone play a game badly, although admittedly less so if they can recognise and acknowledge what they're doing wrong and improve as time goes on.

    Look at other YouTubers, see what works, see what doesn't work, think about what you could emulate and what you would do differently. The bottom line is, if you're being genuine and interesting and producing quality content, you will naturally attract the right kind of audience for your "brand".

  • BigFudgeBigFudge Member Posts: 236
  • FibijeanFibijean Member Posts: 8,327

    We're not allowed to link to external sites on here, but what's your name on YouTube? Perhaps we can look at some of your existing videos and give you more specific advice as audience members.

  • BigFudgeBigFudge Member Posts: 236

    Its just my name lol - Matt Alexander. Bit hard to know the right one but my only vids are DbD so could maybe find me like that?

  • FibijeanFibijean Member Posts: 8,327

    I've just watched your most recent video, the one with you using the mic for the first time.

    I think you've got a few things going for you right off the bat. Your mic and video quality are good and I hope it doesn’t sound weird to say that your voice is quite pleasant to listen to. You seem like a nice person and someone I personally would enjoy watching overall.

    In terms of feedback, I feel like you could go further with editing and commentary. Editing doesn’t have to be fancy, just a bit of cutting here and there. Things like the pregame lobby and loading screens can safely be cut out unless you have something to say or show to the viewer, as they don’t add much to the experience on their own.

    With commentary, I think it’s just a matter of overcoming that initial nervousness and getting in a bit of practice. It would be nice to hear you discussing the game a bit more while you play. I’m not commentator myself, but I imagine one of the easiest ways to achieve a more consistent run of commentary would be just to vocalise your thoughts more. As some examples, if you say, “I hope we don’t get The Game, I hate that map”, tell us why you hate it. If you mention that you don’t usually run Small Game, tell us why, or talk about the perks you usually like to run. Give us your opinions on things, or tell us a story if something you experience reminds you of a game you had the other day. That sort of thing just helps to show your personality and build more of a connection with the viewer. I notice you’re already starting to do that stuff as well, which is great.

    Keep at it – like I said, I think you’ve got a good thing going here 😊

  • BigFudgeBigFudge Member Posts: 236

    Wow, great feedback! Thankyou very much for taking the time to help, it means alot!!👍🏻

  • JawsIsTheNextKillerJawsIsTheNextKiller Member Posts: 2,018

    Calling out your thought processes is one of the most important things for me. Not only does it give you something to talk about, it can help people who are new to the game.

    Why are you abandoning that chase? Did you spot a crow fly off or see a crouching survivor? Did you hear someone shitting in the tall grass?

  • FibijeanFibijean Member Posts: 8,327

    No worries. Best of luck! I've subscribed, so I'll be watching your development with interest.

  • BigFudgeBigFudge Member Posts: 236
  • KiraElijahKiraElijah Member Posts: 1,187

    I like monto because he actually feels human. Tell me one person who doesn’t rage at dbd

  • HoodiedHoodied Member Posts: 10,109

    *Raises hand*

    I surprisingly don't rage often, I keep my rage hidden inside

  • BigFudgeBigFudge Member Posts: 236

    Yea i get that, no matter how hard you try to stay cool dbd finds a way to get you 😂

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