Barbara’s Frog Vlog: April 17, 2016

FIRST Member Vlog: Barbara’s Frog Vlog: April 17, 2016

Barbara takes advantage of some glorious golden hour lighting to fill us in on what’s up with Rooster Teeth for the rest of April.

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  • Catastic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I think shes hit the golden hour, holy shit that lightings pretty!

  • GabeTheGuy

    1 year ago

    Man, Barb is one fine lady.

  • whateverwork FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Canadian stomach>UK stomach... Agreed Barb "dun na na na na dun na na na na... shit"

  • CaptainKCCO42 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    "Sure I'll do a vlog. Let me just find the sexiest lighting in all of Austin" -Barb, probably

  • Kisushima FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I know I'm going to get down voted to hell for this, but I feel it has to be said.


    Roosterteeth is a business. A business that creates artistic content for those that care to watch it. For that content to continue, they need to be able to raise enough money to sustain and grow in terms of quality and quantity. I get why Non-Sponsors may not like this, but guess what, you're not paying anything. You're getting this content for free. You may buy merch which supports the site, and that's great, but in theory you could just sponsor.

    For the sponsors that are upset, I actually get that. But if you want to share the experience with your Non-Sponsor friends then why not wait too? You can't have it both ways.

    I personally think the amount of content they produce for Non-Sponsors alone warrants what amounts to about £15 per year. That's very cheap by societies standards in 2016. For those that can't afford it I sympathise. I couldn't sub until I first had some sort of income around 5 years ago. That option isn't there to you. But it's not a life necessity and I can't afford things too. That's just how the World works. It sucks but it's reality (which actually becomes rewarding in a roundabout way).

    Roosterteeth cares about its fans. Without its fans they wouldn't be in the position they are. But they don't completely owe it to Non-Sponsors to give them content so soon after it releases for Sponsors.

    Lastly, I see a lot of people referring to RWBY in particular, but that's just part of a much larger RT family. The majority cannot cater to the minority. I know a lot of people will hate what I've said but I've seen so many comments that, frankly, come across as entitled.

    I acknowledge that my opinion doesn't in anyway indicate RTs reasoning. I'd love to know their analytics and revenue stream for idle curiosity as much as nosiness, but that's just not my business nor do they owe it to the fans to explain why they've made this decision, although if they did people would probably complain at that too. Thank you for the content RT. I really hope that, as per usual, it's the minority that are being so vocally negative.

  • TheMightyWill

    1 year ago

    I'm actually against the week long exclusivity, despite being a sponsor. None of my irl friends can afford sponsorship and this means I'll have to wait a whole week before talking to them about the episodes. I get that this extension makes it so more people will buy sponsorship, so I can see why RT would do this, but still.

    • UltraZero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OmniGeek

      1 year ago

      All the more reason to hang out and watch together?

  • xdrfiredogx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I can dig the one week exclusivity on the animated shows. Anyone grumbling that they can't discuss episodes now is seriously underestimating the size of the sponsor base. There will be plenty of people to talk to about them even without the general viewing audiance participitating.

  • DavidKaldor

    1 year ago

    Does this week early stuff start THIS week? Since RWBY Chibi starts next week, and RVB starts on the 8th, do sponsors get them Today and Tomorrow, respectively?

  • Evv FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold KevinEverett

    1 year ago

    I really like these Vlogs. It is a nice recap of what is going on with RT. Although I never mind reading the journal posts.

  • Drake_The_Gunman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Holy mother of god! A week?! That's hella cool. I'm gonna go around telling people to name their non-ugly babies after you guys.

  • Dudacrist FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dudacrist

    1 year ago

    Can't wait for Theater Mode and Camp Camp! More things to fill me with hours of happyness!

  • raajchheda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold raajchheda

    1 year ago

    I needed smooth like this to get me through get this stupid tough week....

  • RemmykinsBeacon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This was awesome. <3

  • emilykmb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I think the week window thing is a great idea, doesn't make things permanently exclusive and gives them more revenue to work with. The more income they make, the more productions and higher quality content they can produce.

  • NinjapostmanXD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Am i the only one who was getting extremely nervous during the whole expression of love and gratitude before the one week window announcement? Call me cynic but I for one was expecting some terrible, horrible news after all that. Still, love the whole RT family, especially CRWBY and I can't wait for vol. 4 (and even more so for the vol 3. soundtrack).

  • fernando5455 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Its so great that roster teeth is right in my home town of Austin TX! I even know where she was filming, by looking at the background. RTX is happening ! its only a few miles away where I live!

  • StarSyde

    1 year ago

    Finally being able to become a sponsor is something that I am extremely proud of. I've watched and enjoyed RT content for years now and it's nice to finally be able to become a sponsor and pay you guys back in any way for the millions of hours of entertainment you've given me. Not only that but i finally get to enjoy Sponsor only content (which is only getting better and better over time) and watch Podcasts and other events live.


    I am super excited to see what more incredible content you guys come out with in the future and with docs like Connected and the things the INCREDIBLE animation team has in the works, Becoming a Sponsor not only helps us actually give you guys something back for your hard work but we are getting an incredible value for just a few dollars a month.


    I also know not everyone has the means to become a sponsor so keep on watching and showing your love for RT! They have always made it very clear that it does not go unnoticed and I personally have always felt like part of a huge extended family being an RT fan.

    Thank RT/AH/Funhaus and the constant new additions to RT for making us feel constantly appreciated <3

  • TimeLordStarship

    1 year ago

    I'm gonna advocate the extended delay since that seems to be going over badly with the vocal fanbase, sponsors and non-sponsors alike, and the decision has merit and deserves not to be dismissed by reactionary outrage.


    Personally the early sponsor availability is a feature that adds value to sponsorship, but is rarely appreciated since the window's so short. By the time the content's noticed it's freely available anyway.


    Also, and this is more important than just my personal view, Rooster Teeth NEEDS sponsors, that's simply the reality of it now matter how RT sugar coats appreciating the fans (which I'm sure they do don't misunderstand that point). If we want Rooster Teeth to survive and continue the content everyone who can read this loves, they need money to do it.


    Ad views on youtube and promo code sponsorships only pay so much. If you've seen frank discussions about youtube ad money from youtubers, it gets pretty small once a staff needs to be paid and productions need to be funded. Much less for operations as large as RT.


    And sponsors like Squarespace? They're on all the popular podcasts, and it's because they're not paying nearly what they should to reach as many people as RT can, as they would were this on television or radio. With those promo codes they mostly only have to pay Rooster Teeth a percentage for those who use the codes and that's it.


    Short of huge deals like with Bethesda (which obviously don't happen everyday), or crowdfunding like with Lazer Team, there's nothing worth as much as the sponsorship fanbase for Rooster Teeth. The more value added to being a sponsor, the more people will become one, the better RT does, the more content they produce and for longer.


    Early availability is a benefit RT can give sponsors that still allows for the public to view content for free eventually, that's a great thing. Now maybe a week's too long since it overlaps release dates, but more than a day's something that could be really good. For sponsors to take advantage of the perk, and for Rooster Teeth to gain more sponsors.

  • pavi132 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Personally, pushing the release window to one week doesn't do much to make me feel more special as a sponsor. I sponsor to support you guys and watch a few of the sponsor exclusive videos. This feels more like an attempt at pushing more people to feel the need to sponsor since waiting a week can make some people antsy. That's fine if that's what it is, I'm not upset, but I'm just not feeling like this benefits me in any way, which is how it seems like you are selling it.

  • jhowrd13

    1 year ago

    Damn Barb is gorgeous.

    • UltraZero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OmniGeek

      1 year ago

      I know right?

  • lilmisstwitch

    1 year ago

    LOVING the nature in the background <3<3<3

    • fernando5455 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      its very close too downtown austin.

  • onuryz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    i am little bummed out about delay being extended, because of my internet connection some times i have a hard time watching things on the web site's player so i watch most of the content on youtube and sponsor onlys on the here i guess i have to wait a week more to catch up with the series.

  • CommanderLeopard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Human

    1 year ago

    I'm not too excited about this one week window. It doesn't feel like that is something benefitting me and other sponsors as much as it feels like withholding something from everyone else.

  • inventor121 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    It going to be harder not to spoil this stuff, Now I have to hold in spoilers for an entire week rather than 24 hours.

  • crackerjack540 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I enjoy the vlogs summing all the announcements up in one place. I don't have as much free time as I used to, so it's nice to be able to watch one video. Reminds me of when The Know first launched.

    I don't think the one week delay is a big deal. I have some non sponsor friends who wait until the entire volume is out to watch RWBY.

  • ghostmonkey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Bard and her super strong Canadian stomach. awesome.

  • AdamSemple FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fan Since 2010

    1 year ago

    I personally don't get the whole hullabaloo about a week exclusivity for Sponsors in animated shows. Yes non-sponsors will have to wait longer but also, thats not really the case. If you were someone who waited for, lets say RWBY, to come out on Youtube, you had to wait a week. RT is just implementing that onto the Site. If you can't stand the week exclusivity then wait a bit to watch it. Also, Barbara mentions not to spoil things if you do watch animated shows a week in advance - so don't.


    I know RT love all of us and I can see why Barbara was asked to do this Vlog, she is a person that is very relatable (much like Gavin). Which clearly a good thing when relaying new announcements that change a big thing for sponsors.


    I am very glad I became a sponsor (and with the price its hard to argue not becoming one). To be honest, I've been expecting something like the exclusivity for a while now, there is more and more sponsor content coming out now and its all great! Thank you Rooster Teeth.


    (as an extra thing, don't crap on the announcements that greatly improve your sponsorship, theres so much content on offer for us that we should be thankful for. I know it doesn't benefit non-sponsors but it was probably thought about (and talked about a lot) before getting to this stage.)


    P.S - If you watched the sponsor content from Kyle and Miles

    [RT SPONSOR CUT: SPONSOR PLAY – METAL GEAR SOLID V PART 7]

    In this Miles says that Fan Service is still waiting to be Green lit and that a good way to help it become so, is to show support for it.


    Sorry this is long.

  • CautiousGamer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm a broke ass college student, but I have absolutely no regrets becoming a sponsor. I am proud to support a company that has done so much for me, and I truly do think I'm getting the most out of my money. I can see how non-sponsors are upset about this, but that's just the way it is. As long as sponsors don't spoil anything for non-sponsors, I think everything will be fine. I appreciate Rooster Teeth making their fans/community such a high priority. It means so much!

  • TeamGRFFC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    And as expected, the groups are blowing up over this announcement. The Sponsor Wars have begun.
    Please, please please, just keep it a day.

  • APrecursor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    For a moment there I thought Barbara was going to tell us someone died D:

    • Bunk_Bunker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bunk

      1 year ago

      I thought she was gonna say X-Ray and Vav was cancelled forever.

  • FrozenJester FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold theICEBear

    1 year ago

    I have never for a moment regretted becoming a sponsor. The content and access is worth it.

  • Robert_L88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I still don't understand the people who complains about the price of the sponsorship. It's not expensive at all if you think that the hours of contents that they produce is basically worth 3 bucks a month.

    • CautiousGamer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Yeah when it comes down to it, it's really not expensive at all. Less than the cost of lunch at McDonald's! It's a small price to pay for all that you're getting with it in my opinion.

  • NoHeart FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    That ending was really god damn funny!

  • schiano125 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago


    Barbra Vlog > RT Recap

  • daltont25 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tristen E. Dalton

    1 year ago

    I love the vlogs! Its a personal touch just for sponsors!

  • apexgun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Anyone else think of Fresh prince when a one armed clap is mentioned?

  • maki0129 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I keep waiting for them to announce Fan Service as greenlit.

    • VeryPlite Medli the Earth Sage

      1 year ago

      When Off Topic greenlit they just kept it going, I think Fan Service was canceled.

    • wickedsnakes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Please bring Fan Service back, if off topic exists, anime podcast should definitely exist too. Pretty please

  • nindorel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Addict Extraordinaire

    1 year ago

    Newest Employee of Rooster Teeth confirmed: Back Lot Frog #36

  • WebVidAddict FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So this vlog is literally the RT recap for sponsors.

    I feel as if RT is just throwing everything into the sponsor category to try to get more people to sign up. Which is well within their right, but having all this extra content that 1/2 the community can't see makes it hard for the community to talk about it. I mean now sponsors will have to wait 7+ days to talk about all the animated content. And on the other hand, I can imagine a non-sponsor clicking on the RvB or RWBY and seeing that because they haven't paid they'll have to wait a week to see it will really piss them off. I kinda feel bad for Barbara for having to take the heat for this.

    • Arizona_Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      If you're not a sponsor don't click on the video you know you can't watch yet and don't scroll to the comments. Also I'm sure there will be a forum for sponsors and non sponsors to discuss where they're at with each new episode they have access to.


      My idea to go 1 step further is non sponsors can't access the episodes comments till its public. I mean click at your own risk but this would be a good way to avoid all the posts about people complaining they were spoiled when really it's no one's fault but their own.

    • sul6an

      1 year ago

      I disagree, I think this is a smart move forward, mind you RT doesn't sponsor their shows out to the entertainment industry but instead sponsors the shows to the RT community. They value us, more importantly they value creative content. We support them, they have the opportunity to create entertainment we want to watch.


      With regards to the exclusivity window being disruptive, I suggest you explore the RT website's forums, they are open to discussion for sponsors within the community. I guess they are now encouraging us to better use this feature in the website to knit the community a little tighter. This reminds me of how they used the forums before but with the more recent growth, RT sees a lot of casual viewers in it's audience and they might not be interested in the community, I don't like the constant mention of sponsorships and the more annoying plugs and shout outs, but really this adds benefits and as Barbara said: value.

    • RichardHenni

      1 year ago

      You are getting down-voted to hell but I agree with you. This does feel a lot like a business move to make sponsorship seem more appealing instead of a gift to us. Your reward for being a member on the site was seeing content a week before Youtube. In that case it was the fans choice on whether they cared enough to create an account and get involved with the RT site instead of just waiting the full week. I know for a fact if I weren't already a sponsor I would try to pirate these shows to get them early. There are no highroads on the information super highway.

      P.S. I use adblock too. (and I like it)

  • valathor95 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Kinda sucks for non sponsors in my opinion. I remember before I had a steady income and I wasn't a sponsor, it sucks.

  • JackyG JackyG

    1 year ago

    Gav got food poisoning omg bless his soul xD

    • SarahWithStars FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold No Family Bias- Honest

      1 year ago

      Dont indulge his weak stomach with sympathy! I cant believe that Burnie or Gus are responsible. He might have just driven past some wet newspaper that resembled soggy bread and vomited just at the thought!

      That weak gag reflex gene is a bitch.

  • blarg789 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I am looking forward to all the great animations. I need chibi RWBY after last season. Also, I bet the frog in the background is the bad guy in the 11 little roosters. (That was a joke). happy to help with the entertainment of millions. And age is relative Barb. Compared to the age of the monuments we leave behind, the human race dies young, so that can either cheer you up or depress you.

  • J527bama FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    In the words of Geoff's mother "Don't be an asshole!"

  • HoHoJoeSchmoe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm okay with a week. It is generally the same amount of time for a lot shows on their network websites or video providers where people pay to subscribe to a website (like Crunchyroll for example). A week is fine, and we can still provide discussion for the episode a week later, it's not like my fingers are going to fall off every time I go back to a video making me incapable of typing a response.

  • SeveRM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Happy to support Rooster Teeth and glad to here that the money from us sponsoring helps! Thanks for the update!

  • JLamp391 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I feel like the bulk of comments are upset about this, but I mean, you could just not watch it until the general public release. Idk. I'm a sponsor because I want to support RT, regardless of any perks I might get. If this helps bring in more money so that we can all have more/better content, then I'm for it.

  • EvilPadre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pompous Ass

    1 year ago

    Just remember. Almost all of the sounds wild is nature just trying to get laid. That frog wanted to get his bumpy rumpy on.

    In all seriousness, thanks for the update. I feel for the non-sponsors and hope this doesn't drive away more than it gains in sponsorship. I felt a day was great for us and whetted non-sponsors appetites. I'm obviously not privy to the analytics, but something is driving this decision that Rooster Teeth or Fullscreen feels its a good move. Fingers crossed.

  • Dolmed

    1 year ago

    If we where to get more perks could it be without splitting the fanbase? I mean this seems like it isn't so much a perk and more a punishment for non-sponsors it's not like its extras like a gag real or deleted scenes it just feels like it is going to cause problems across all the other platforms people engage with RWBY on.

    • MattSafc73 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ha'way The Lads

      1 year ago

      I don't think it's a punishment for non-sponsors, just another incentive to sign up. For what it gives you, sponsorship is amazing. It's like $2/month and it gives so much extra content. It's worth it just to watch videos without ads on them. I feel like that if you're that intent on watching all the RT stuff asap, then you should absolutely be a sponsor. At that price, you'd be hard pressed to find someone that can't afford it. It's not like we're paying the price of a Netflix sub or something like that.

  • OmniShift FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    About 3:10 in, I feared she was going to break up with us :P

    • valathor95 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I thought she was cancelling RWBY!

  • TheGoldenPants Keshav Unhelkar

    1 year ago

    Grumblings and community concerns aside, I really like Barbara doing the sponsor vlog. Also I think it's great that this is a more consistent series of videos now, #feelsgoodman