The rotation of win Awesome finals! I had missed the initial spoilers in the thread, and somehow thought mondi had won 4-2 on the screen due to comments a couple pages later. Needless to say, things didn't turn out that way!
Everything was set up perfectly. I had run through all the videos with R1CH watching, we had soundchecked early, were ready in perfect time.
Cheerful video is running, music is playing and I switch to the Probe intro to start the cast. Probe intro ends, I switch to the NonY vs Mondi screen and sound on stream for absolutely no reason at all is gone. I start getting mad, because the stream gods apparently hate us (or we really should have sacrificed GTR over a fire!). Restarting Wirecast (and thus restarting the stream) instantly fixes the sound problem. We decide not to use the Probe video again, because we think it's what made the sound crash (despite it working perfectly in earlier casts and during the test before today's cast as well). I thus remove the Probe video from the Wirecast video list. Since it was one of the first ones in my list everything else moves up one slot. The stream is restarted with the Nony vs Mondi screen on. I want to switch to the Cheerful video again, but everything has moved up one slot the bracket video is now in the slot the cheerful video was in before. Visual memory is a bitch, so I run it, instantly recognizing my mistake. I yell at R1CH to take the stream down instantly, but alas it's too late, the data has already been processed by the streaming server. Most people were still reconnecting at that time though, so only a minority caught a glimpse of it. The reason posts were deleted and Kennigit posted earlier in this thread was not to hide anything, but to avoid spoilers for the majority who had not yet reconnected. Users mentioning it in this thread over and over again while the cast was still going only made it worse (risk of spoiling to the mahority that didnt see it).
I don't think anyone outside the people involved realize the fragility of our streaming environment, obs, casters & tech crew spread all over the world. Nor does anyone understand the pressure when stuff suddenly goes wrong for no good reason (I still don't understand why Wirecast decided to crash the sound after the Probe vid....) at all with thousands of people watching.
If anyone is mad they got spoiled put yourself in my shoes, thanks.
Nothing bad with your reaction, just something which might be doable in the future : Could you have just changed the video asap instead of cutting the stream and having that scorescreen freeze on our windows for like 30s+ ? In only a few seconds we prolly couldn't have realised the end of the bracket was written, whereas having it frozen in your face was ehhhhhhh kinda unmissable ;p
Anyway in a rush, that decision was not so bad. Just a shame
Congrats for the tourney still. Pretty much amazing for the most.
Man, I just had to take a break from watching the games just when they were up 2:2 to have dinner with MY MOM. Haven't seen her in a while and really appreciated her company, but I just couldn't fucking focus :D Epic series! Too bad Mondi lost, even tho he made me proud by being good mannered. You gotta luv'em cute europeans. And props to Nony, that was unbelievable. And to all the people who are whining b/c of the spoilers: remember, that these people here don't get paid for anything, and they put their life into this. You've got to show a little respect, this is the most awesome tournament i've ever witnessed, who needs the OSL anyways? (remember the MSL? THAT was a fuck-up)
GHOSTCLAW United States. March 02 2010 10:23. Posts 16733
Guys, maybe you should just NOT MAKE this bracket UNTIL the final (broadcast) is over? And not make ANYTHING that could possibly spoil the final (except the replays themselves, and thought in your head about how the games finished ).
That would be imho a real solution to something like this not happen more ))))
Btw, thanks for all TL for the great TSL you all made. I especially liked Brat_ok vs Mondi (i saw it like a IDEAL MANUAL for how a Zerg should play against a very standardly playing terran )) although i was obviously not happy to see my compatriot lose ( ), Idra vs Nony (they simply delivered :D 100500 kg's of LOL :D ), and of course both last matches (for 1rd and 3nd places), the winners of these really showed super great will to win (especially Sen, with 2 games lost and 3rd game being in a super weak position, but still could win it ).
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ArchoN[VenoM] United States. March 03 2010 01:29. Posts 90
Just think it's funny that not quite two years ago Mondragon and Nony were the finalists in my stupid little tournament and it's insane to think of how different the series turned out. Sure there was a lot more money at stake but the games were also so much better.
Congrats to Nony and also Mondi for really playing like badasses when it mattered.
Brood War for life
wtfwtfwtfwtfwtf Afghanistan. March 04 2010 15:09. Posts 1