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Renforums youtube: add your gameplay! [message #493401] Wed, 27 March 2024 08:38 Go to next message
Goztow is currently offline  Goztow
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Renegade forums now has a youtube channel, thanks to pwncall who's the youtube admin and main content creator.
https://www.youtube.com/@RenegadeForums

He already made a great video on how to install Renegade over steam, check it out if you haven't already. He's also working on some new video's to promote Renegade and its multiplay gameplay. More about that soon as we have many ideas.

One of those ideas comes from Vultima: we'd like to post a series of 30 second videos : tricks, funny or action loaded "short" clips. We will add the renforums theme to them and possibly comment some of them. Or just share the original. The idea is these short videos could spread easily and maybe even learn new players some new things.

If you have content to share / add, please send it by PM to pwncall and me on the forums, or on discord!

If you have more ideas to promote Renegade, share it in this topic!


You can find me in The KOSs2 (TK2) discord while I'm playing. Feel free to come and say hi! TK2 discord
Re: Renforums youtube: add your gameplay! [message #493402 is a reply to message #493401] Wed, 27 March 2024 08:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As Goz stated we would like this to be a community channel where veteran players can add value.  The goal is to promote Renegade as a whole and encourage new players.

Tips/tactic videos are all really helpful. If you don't want to commentate that is totally fine I can do that for you as commenting for tips videos makes them generally more appealing to viewers.

I can add players channels to the description of the videos to help promote other players channels as well.

Also Ideas are helpful too and I can make some of the videos.
Re: Renforums youtube: add your gameplay! [message #493403 is a reply to message #493401] Wed, 27 March 2024 08:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Feel free to grab videos from my YouTube channel and re-host them with credit Big Grin
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Re: Renforums youtube: add your gameplay! [message #493404 is a reply to message #493401] Wed, 27 March 2024 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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PwnCall I'm particularly interested in this idea.

I personally think the forum's YT channel should come across almost as if it's the official Renegade channel. By making the videos polished, we would make it accessible, clear and thee definitive channel for the game.
So as mentioned previously, my suggestion would be to avoid cringe YouTuber things like:
  • Thumbnails with presenters in them
  • Clickbait titles/shocked faces
  • Having an intro/"What's up guys, my name's Derek and today I'm gonna show you how to plant a beacon"
  • Prompting viewers to like/subscribe/leave a comment etc.
Instead...
  • Do have custom thumbnails, relative to the video subject
  • Simple titles
  • Cut straight to the content. People already know what the video's going to be about from the title, so just show us.
  • At the end show the URL to the forums. Put it in the description too.
Further things since posting the above a few days back:
  • Personally I'd vote against having webcam footage/overlay, there's no need to see the narrator and you want the audience to be looking at the subject of the video, not the presenter.
  • The idea of having short/30 second videos is good, as nowadays attention spans are short and reels are all the rage. I also can't shake the feeling that the discovery algorithm is different for reels, which might work in our favour.
  • Perhaps for the YouTube channel, use the forum logo as the channel banner and in the video at the end with the URL.
I plan to make video versions of the guides I've posted on Steam
The goal is to get new players up to speed with Ren's multiplayer.
I've thought about going spectator in RenCorner and collecting footage of various aspects of gameplay, but I'm kinda thinking it might be easier and quicker to get a bunch of forum members/players to join a private server and act out the specific things needed. Would anyone be interested?
Once edited, the main videos would be in 1080 res, but I think I might also make portrait versions tailored for phones.

Getting gameplay footage
Apart from this, I use the Windows' inbuilt screen recording, the Game Bar (Windows key + G) whilst playing Renegade to record video and after a good evening of playing the next evening you can edit the best bits of footage you get into an action/amusing video. I used ClipChamp to edit that together, but if folk here don't have the time I'm sure those involved with the channel would love to collate your funny/cool moments.

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Re: Renforums youtube: add your gameplay! [message #493405 is a reply to message #493401] Wed, 27 March 2024 19:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tbh for starters I think it's faster to spectate existing games rather than get people to 'play' it. If you are missing some stuff then we can get together for it eventually.

You can find me in The KOSs2 (TK2) discord while I'm playing. Feel free to come and say hi! TK2 discord
Re: Renforums youtube: add your gameplay! [message #493439 is a reply to message #493401] Thu, 04 April 2024 12:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hi yes a wonderfull idea to bad alot of my footage from stream has streamer stuff on it like webcam and stuff


i usually crop it out in the shorts i make could make more shorts and clip and turn my cam off in the stream

take what ever and if you see you need me to cut or move around say it

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkeXXP_xPhP447FaXNjaakw

https://www.twitch.tv/nfhavoc

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Re: Renforums youtube: add your gameplay! [message #493441 is a reply to message #493401] Fri, 05 April 2024 04:45 Go to previous message
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A short clip with nothing to lose at the end of a match. Was PM'ed "Nice" after the move, made me want to integrate the meme audio!

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