B-Team Discussion (self.mindcrack)
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Okay, so I'm just going to go on a little discussion about the B-Team and how it's changed really BdoubleO's content dynamic. When the B-Team started it was just a fake mafia hit squad thing with BOO and Generik trolling Etho. It built up a little storyline that lasted the perfect length and culminated in the Trial. And the Trial was awesome. But then there started to be B-Team videos everywhere. B-Team is by far the most prolific Mindcracker team up there is. Genny's FTB series is even Feed the B-Team. Now there have been a lot of changes.
First off, OOG was basically replaced by the B-Team. But the B-Team is bigger than OOG ever was. Thing was about OOG that made it hilarious was that it was 100% unscripted. All the moments were absolutely genuine and that's what made it funny. Now apparently it's impossible for Guude and BOO to be online together to record any OOG. Which is weird because Guude can record with Jsano, the vice president of the United States.
Now back to the B-Team. Recently their videos have been very competition based. To sum it up: Race for Commander, Mine Wars, Emerald Wars, 'B'lazing Saddles. Basically the B-Team is in an eternal competition. Emerald Wars ended and there were feelings that it might have been rigged. I'm not saying it was, but there should have never been those feelings. If Generik was going to kick BOO's butt in the competition, then so be it. The B-Team's answer is that they're entertainers. That's true, but I want unscripted entertainment. The B-Team hunt for Slimey Sammy video was funniest at the end. Why? Because it was unscripted and you could very much tell. If you watch the Cowboy Olympics video, the beginning was painfully scripted. But here's the thing too: I like the B-Team. Generik and BdoubleO are some of the best LPers out there. (And don't get the idea that I'm blaming Generik or anything, I'm not, he's a great server addition). Basically when I watch BdoubleO I want BdoubleO talking to me. Not a character, I want his commentary. That's why I watch Building with BdoubleO, it's pure unfiltered BOO. I don't want to be blaming Bdubs, it's just that the best moments of his (and the B-Team's for that matter) are the unscripted ones. Name a good B-Team moment, and it's something that they didn't plan for. If they make it more unscripted, it'll get funnier. Like the Adlington incident. That was hilarious because BOO was genuinely freaked at Adlington coming for them. Any BOO moment in DOOKE or UHC is a quip he makes off the cuff. 'B'lazing Saddles could work if there's just a theme of the LP. Maybe for example: the sherrif wants them to go get emeralds. Okay. Don't spent 15 minutes on the set-up, you can have the storyline running, but then the actual caving is unscripted. So you can have a B-Team blown up by a Creeper incident. Those are the moments that keep me coming back to the B-Team. The best 'B'lazing Saddles videos were the two solo ones the two did, because they were LPing with a little overarching 'story arc'. That's cool. BOO building buildings, Generik doing redstone. It's good stuff. Basically, it would be nice if every video by them wasn't a B-Team competition, and if 'B'lazing Saddles was handled just a little differently. Then, I'm telling you, the videos could be great.
TL;DR: I don't want characters, I want the real personalities.
EDIT: And don't downvote people with different opinions. That's not cool
EDIT 2: Hey mods, I understand why this was removed. There have been too many assholes in this thread. I tried to encourage constructive criticism and maybe some praise too. I never wanted it to get as crazy as it did. I'm kind of glad it's back up, but everybody just please, please have a level head. This isn't a forum to insult the B-Team unconditionally, or me for that matter. Please, PLEASE try and have a nice discussion.
517 comments submitted at 13:58:16 on May 18, 2013 by Guardax