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Old February 26th, 2012 (6:21 AM).
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Personally, the thing I have the most trouble with when it comes to Let's Plays is that I hate making multiple short videos, rather than a few longer videos. Typically my series are around 1-10 parts of 40 minutes to two hours. I partially do things this way because I don't want to come across as a view hog, as well as memory constraints - a 100 part LP of a Pokemon game seems pretty steep to me, because even a 15 minute video before compression is around 100-300 megabytes, which really adds up.

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I actually wanted to do a group LP of RuneScape or something, but I don't know where to gather players. That's kind of a problem if you're not part of a "group" (such as the Creatures on YouTube)
Usually what I do is record/play for however long I feel like it, save the footage, and split it up into separate videos later.
I never thought of coming off as a view hog, rather I try to keep my videos between 15-20 minutes because it's not too long. This might be an interesting poll to have to see whether or not people like to see more in one LP video, or less.

And I feel your pain on group LPing. I don't have very many gamer friends other than my cousin, but he's more of a speed runner than an LPer, and he doesn't care to commentate. It's a shame, but it definitely is more fun when there's more people commentating.

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Old February 26th, 2012 (11:49 AM).
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Well, my logic is that people can pause it and write down the time if they get bored or something, heh.

And I keep trying to get a friend of mine to do a Minecraft map with me, but she never has time. -le sigh-
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Old February 29th, 2012 (3:13 AM).
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I normally make my videos 15-25 min as that is at least a length I personally would watch. Obviously everyone will have their own preferences of perhaps less or more time. But at least from my experience I normally get put off watching a long video or if I do I end up watching to a point and don't bother with the rest. You could take note of where you last viewed the video or if it's split into parts you can note of which part you last watched, which I think is easier. Plus it can sometimes add more tension if you end a video at a certain point for the viewer not knowing what to expect next rather than continuing on, then again not waiting for the next part is good too. It's all personal preference I guess and there isn't a best way to suit everyone.

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an LP?
Why would you do that? Even though I'm sure my post is riddled with silly mistakes too, a pretty nice guide though (:
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Old February 29th, 2012 (3:20 AM).
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Hahahaha! But I did say:

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An LP stands for ‘Let’s Play’...
So it isn't like I left the term unknown! :P
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Old February 29th, 2012 (3:34 AM).
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The thing I was noting on more was the use of "an" instead of "a" :3
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Old February 29th, 2012 (3:40 AM).
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'An' sounded better in my head than 'A'
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Old March 9th, 2012 (6:06 AM). Edited March 9th, 2012 by Wasteland.
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I actually think you should try to make some reviewing challenges and things like that, although I'm sure you're on it just want to give my two cents on this
Because, quite frankly seven out of ten threads in this forums are LPs (not that hard to understand though)
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Old March 18th, 2012 (5:43 AM).
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Currently trying to decide a to what to play.

Pokemon Red
Pokemon Blue
Pokemon Yellow
Dragon Warrior Monsters

OR THERE COULD BE A POSSIBILITY OF:

Chrono Trigger.
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Old March 18th, 2012 (7:54 AM).
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Do Chrono trigger, that games amazing,

Might do some blind play through of games I have left to complete.

Will get a list later and let you al decide which one I do.
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I agree, Chrono Trigger is the way to go!

I got frustrated making my LP recently. :P
Every game I wanted to play wouldn't run well on the emulators. I made a really good .hack one, but the game just runs so slow sometimes it might be annoying.
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Well, I can do all the Pokemon's and DWM, but working on getting CT going! D:
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I would love to play the .Hack games. Makes me jealous.

Going to do CT on ds version or the original one?
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Old March 18th, 2012 (9:08 AM).
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As I just said to you on MSN, original version for PS1.
Just needed a bit of tweaking to get going.
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As I just said to you on MSN, original version for PS1.
Just needed a bit of tweaking to get going.
The original was for the SNES...
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I'm totally going to make my own guide on how to LP so you become moderately* famous in a sub-section of a sub-section of a fandom.

Awww yeah.

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Old March 27th, 2012 (9:53 AM).
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I'm thinking about a Castlevania: Symphony of the Night video LP. Would anybody be down for watching that? :Y
I use Alucard's speed run back slide technique so it might get annoying to some viewers. Idk.

That's like the fifth post I've used "down for" in.
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If it weren't for the fact I want to LP most of the Castlevania series blind, I'd watch it for sure. =P
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You've got a point. Maybe instead of playing Castlevania SotN i'll go for a game I've never played before. P:
Blind LPs are usually more entertaining for the audience anyways.
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I'm thinking on doing a SMB Game Genie LP using one simple code: PIGPOG. And if I get my way, I can record directly from my NES.
Here's what it does:

What do you think it'd be like?
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Got an idea for a game within a game on PC.

Basically it takes the concept of Big Brother (the tv show) and brings it into Sims 2. I'd take PC members who sign up, make them in the game and then they're slowly voted out of the house.

Obviously it'd take some considerable interest though...
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Got an idea for a game within a game on PC.

Basically it takes the concept of Big Brother (the tv show) and brings it into Sims 2. I'd take PC members who sign up, make them in the game and then they're slowly voted out of the house.

Obviously it'd take some considerable interest though...
This sounds like a fun idea. I'd like to watch it take off.
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Got an idea for a game within a game on PC.

Basically it takes the concept of Big Brother (the tv show) and brings it into Sims 2. I'd take PC members who sign up, make them in the game and then they're slowly voted out of the house.

Obviously it'd take some considerable interest though...
This has many levels of epicness.

I would love to see this and I am happy to work with you on the fundamentals of the idea. :3
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I never liked that show, but this actually sounds like fun. Go ahead.
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Old May 6th, 2012 (4:06 PM).
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Well that's two people interested I guess, maybe I'll start up a thread tomorrow see what kind of interest we can get.

Would you prefer me to stick it in LPs, Guides and Reviews or just the Video Games section? It would be nice to put it in Other Trivia because it'd probably get infinity times more interest, but I imagine the heavy video game element of the game would mean I couldn't stick it there. :P

Thanks for the offer to help too, Cap. I'll probably need it.
 
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