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Mailbag - vicarious edition

in mailbag

…not to me, but to a re-tweeter.

From the mailbox of bcarr:

Criticism is fine. We expected criticism. We knew the first broadcast for NASLtv wouldn’t be perfect. The difference between most of the other criticism that’s out there today and what you and your friend did was that you gave completely unconstructive criticism.

If you’d like to see what solid and well-thought-out constructive criticism looks like, look at this post on www.wellplayed.org:

http://wellplayed.org/forum/122/thread/2137/show

This message discusses almost every point that you and your friend did, but in a supportive eloquent fashion.

I think what struck us most about your friend’s blog was how much anger was present- how much he was ranting. He also characterized the Dreamhack production as being near perfect, which it clearly wasn’t.

In short, his blog was angry, non-constructive and a little eratic.

We’re not the internet police, we can’t prevent (nor would we if we could) criticisms like this. But I thought you deserved a direct reach out so we could show you the types of critiques that actually help us improve, versus the ones we’re more likely to dismiss as being haters hating.

  • (name of NASL rep rescinded as requested)

He’s just…so…angry.

Again, we have a error of perceived intentions. I don’t expect to be taken seriously by the esports powers that be, and I’m not interested in re-joining the cult. So that’s my bad, then?

There was a follow up email, which included some bits explaining that they brought in an audio engineer yesterday, that they’re working eighteen hour days; notes that I’m of the minority opinion (because I care what the mob thinks); essentially calls me an idealist in one paragraph, and then ends it with a plea to “support the dream”.

There’s nothing left to say about this entire thing. Really there’s not.

Onward to the IGN Proleague…