• enova@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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    2 months ago

    As much as I hope he destroys Billy Mitchell, Karl Jobst has massively disappointed me for the past year or so. For someone who explicitly pointed out that he makes sure to celebrate the good things in the speedrunning community and be respectful of the people he criticizes, he really did proceed to make most of his videos about bashing people he doesn’t seem to respect and barely ever talking about the good in the community. It’s sucks to see and I have unsubbed because of it :/

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      2 months ago

      To add context, here is a broad count of Karl’s video topics over the past year (going back to May 29th):

      Celebrate: 8 (5.83 million views)

      Bash: 13 (18.5 million views)

      Billy (all negative): 12 (8.5 million views)

      He’s definitely leaned more into the Billy drama / exposing cheaters & fakers over the past year. People seem a lot more interested in the “expose” videos, so unfortunately it makes sense for him to make more of those.

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        2 months ago

        He at least addresses and kinda apologises for the large number of Mitchel videos - he has to spend a lot of time and energy doing research to prepare for the trial, so he at least uses that to post a video and other topics suffer.

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          2 months ago

          yeah if i was preparing to take billy mitchell to court thats all i would talk about or make videos about lol

          plus it seems like a lot of his time and energy is going into that and the topic is similar enough to his other videos that he might as well document it.

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        2 months ago

        That context is exactly why Karl’s content is what it is, it’s the same reason so many YouTubers use click bait titles and stupid thumbnails - it gets more hits and more hits is more money.

        If it takes you a week or more of your time to make a single video, of course you’re going to want as big a return from the video as possible. And if the choice is 3x the return for the same effort then it’s a complete no brainer.

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      2 months ago

      Yeah I used to love this guy’s world record videos, like the ones for DOOM and Goldeneye. He was basically doing the same thing as SummoningSalt but it was entertaining. Then he just became a drama channel which I am not at all interested in.