Looks like I kinda derailed my own thread here again- at first, I was going to post my song mix in last year’s thread about Damdai vs. Afrolegends, however, when I found that thread, I remembered all the focus on it being a money match and I didn’t really want to promote that part of it all. The rivalry/competitive healthy scene itself is enough for me. I had the idea for the mix as soon as Zass made the comment, at least with the “suit and tie” sample but that wasn’t enough to bother making it until I found the other samples to balance it out, since, after all, boxer is no gentleman, so I don’t want to go out of my way to make any kind of a potential rallying cry for boxer players. So hopefully the other samples mixed in get people to notice that, as good as AfroLegends is, he hasn’t been showing up for many tournaments ya know? Damdai’s the opposite, he’s traveling all around the world, France etc. to compete, he’s got his doorbell there, ya know, so he’s probably wondering, like I’m wondering, maybe like everyone’s wonderin: When ya gonna ring it? Anyway if this year’s big tournament is anywhere near as good as ToL was last year that’d be awesome. btw I saw a 30 min documentary explaining the original footage of Damdai’s linked video- it was pretty good actually, recommended. It’s not exactly the video I would have posted, but the documentary is more enlightening than the linked video’s edit if anyone’s interested.
Anyway, for years I’ve thought tournaments could use more DJ technology. Good commentating requires concise speech that doesn’t just tell you what buttons were pressed but describes the strategy of the action as it occurs and explains subtle positioning etc. So at times you want to say things relatively fast because a lot can happen in a few seconds, and the tension can keep on going after that. So either the commentator or a DJ can use equipment to play samples of common phrases at the touch of a button for increased efficiency. Or increased corniness, not quite sure which yet, but in any case, I’d be willing to risk it. Most of us in the fighting game world seem to think that shouting out recommended courses of action, however obvious to the player or his opponent, is somehow faster than the player moving his finger less than a centimeter to press a button, even though you have to account for the time it takes to form the words and get them out of your mouth in time, plus the speed of sound to travel to the player’s ear, and for him to comprehend what you said, filtering out all the other ambient noise or his own inconsiderate concentration on the game itself-- and THEN press the button. So basically now, you can commentate like that, but twice as fast so it’s like, double the benefit you’re offering him. Just like how you can give someone a copy of Fred Brooke’s Mythical Man-Month, but why not give him two copies that way he can read it twice as fast.