Random RTX 2012 Memory #1 - TobuscusI was working the panels. My first panel was SeaNanners. Everything is going smoothly. All of a sudden, a wild Tobuscus appears. He walks in quietly, and goes to the back. He sits down with a camera and starts filming a bit. He just wanted to check out the panel like the other attendees. It's all good.
But then, a few people start to get up and gravitate toward him. At first, I was thinking "Okay, hurry up and finish. No big deal." And then a few more. And a couple more after that. A small crowd was gathering, and the makings of murmurs were being heard. It was about to become a disruption of the panel, so I decided to walk over and politely ask them to continue their visits afterward. Before I even got there Tobuscus sees me, makes eye contact with me, and nicely asks the fans to sit down. Problem solved.
Until about five minutes later, when it started again. This time, I'm a bit closer. Without me making any moves, Tobuscus looks at me right away and says something to the fans that settle them down. A couple minutes later, he just gets up and leaves. I figured he didn't want to risk any more disruptions so he left. It sucks he couldn't enjoy that one.
So, yeah. That's the small part I played in Tobuscus having to excuse himself from a panel.
"Rooster Radio" could specialize in video game music/soundtracks, as well as music inspired by Internet culture.
Potential music genres include: -Video game music (as well as remixes) -8 bit -Music and remixes from popular shows loved by the Internet (MLP, Adventure Time, and other cartoons/live action shows) -Certain popular youtube music videos -Dubstep (deal with it, it has a strong audience within the community) -Music from community musicians
There could also be talk show segments, with commentary/news regarding video games, comics, film/tv, and Internet culture. Potentially broadcast over the Internet/satellite as well.
The idea came to me when I was thinking about applying for a radio job. No experience, but I have a great radio voice and superb public speaking skills. When I thought about what kind of music or show I would put on, this concept came to mind.
Agreed, this is a bit far fetched. However, don't tell me you wouldn't love to see this happen. To be able to listen to such music/talk in your car while driving around. I'm sure there are similar radio stations out there already, but I can't think of one. Should one be created, especially one backed by Rooster Teeth, I think it could be very successful.
Halo 4 TomorrowI'm playing Halo 4 tomorrow at 6:30 Texas time. Join me and let's get the Castle DLC achievements. Might need to hook up some extra controllers to get one. My gamertag is "TheBlackPenguin".
Halo 4? This Friday?So, I was thinking about playing some Halo 4 for an hour, maybe two this Friday. Going for the Castle DLC achievements. Well, actually one, since I have the rest. But I'm willing to help others with the rest. Thinking maybe 6 or 7, Texas time? Who's down?
10 Years of Rooster TeethWow. 10 years. That's crazy, especially for an internet production company. It's crazy that there are high schoolers into Rooster Teeth that can say that it's been around for over half their life. Here's a quick breakdown of my life with Rooster Teeth these past 10 years, and how it influenced me.
May(ish) 2003 Shortly after my high school graduation, I was playing Halo 1 with @Sobe at my friend Josh's house. He showed us this funny Halo video on the internet. It was fucking hilarious. He showed us a few more, and we laughed our asses off. It was the first four episodes of RvB. I immediately started checking the site every day or two for new episodes. I was hooked.
October 2004 While checking RvB (which is what we called the site back then), I noticed the website had changed. It was no longer a simple video and forum site. You could sign up and make a profile. I promptly did so. And after watching RvB for over a year, I got hooked on Halo. Bought an xbox and xbox live.
November 2004 Get Halo 2. Start playing online. My world is forever changed.
Fall 2005 Me and @Sobe find the RT office in Buda, Texas. We go by for a visit. We pass @Matt on the stairs, and proceed to make eye contact and awkwardly stare at him as we pass. The office was locked. @Sobe went back later to drop off a menu for the restaurant we worked at. They banned him from the site for a few days.
2006 - 2007 Watch a lot of RvB. Buy Halo 3.
2008 Witness the birth of Achievement Hunter. Premiere of Pajamachievements. Watch a bunch of RvB
Spring 2009 Birth of RT Shorts. Buy Halo Wars.
August 2009 Me and @Sobe drop off some pan dulce at the second RT office on Congress avenue in Austin. New employee @Brandon accepts it, but can't let us in. Still, it was cool. Brandon sends me a thank you message on the site shortly after.
Fall 2009 Buy Halo 3:ODST. I play against @Burnie in a Halo 3 play date in the Team Mythic playlist. I tell him I was the one that brought the pan dulce.
May 2010 Get involved with the community group RvB:TX. We begin to try to organize a fan event in Austin.
Summer/Fall 2010 Meet with RvB:TX admins. Buy Halo: Reach.
February 2011 RTX announced. RvB:TX cancelled.
April 1st 2011 Visit the third (and current) RT office in south Austin for their 8th anniversary, as part of an RvB:TX group visit. Continue to make office visits every now and then.
May 2011 @Griffon emails me about volunteering for RTX. I accept.
May 27th, 28th, 29th, 2011 Volunteer as a Guardian at RTX 2011.
Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 Buy Halo: CE Anniversary. Continue to organize events with RvB:TX. Get confirmation of Guardianship for RTX 2012
July 7th, 8th, 2012 Volunteer as Guardian at RTX 2012.
Fall 2012 RvB:TX events, RT office visits, general community shenanigans. Buy Halo 4.
January 2013 Confirmation of Guardianship for RTX 2013
April 1st 2013 HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROOSTER TEETH!
Man. So much has happened in 10 years. I mean, I've voted in three presidential elections! There's too much. I remember individual employees, coming and going. Countless users logging in for the last time. The birth and death of so many series and productions. With the exception of a month or two, I can say that I've been here for all of it. It's been great.
This October is my 9th anniversary of signing up. I've come so far. I'm involved in the community. I volunteer for Rooster Teeth events, and the occasional production. I've met nearly all of the RT employees, save for the recent hires and the animation team. Every now and then I see people online who are excited, even giddy, when they get to meet an RT employee. I still get a bit excited to see them too, but it makes me realize just how far I've come since I first saw RvB. I'm grateful to have the privilege to be involved in the community, and even moreso for each opportunity to help Rooster Teeth.
The past 10 years have been awesome. To Rooster Teeth and to the community, here's to 10 more.
I think it'd be cool to have a multi-round, multi-tier Halo tournament where people competed in the whole franchise. Like a King of Halo tournament where the winner is crowned the best overall Halo player. Essentially, it would be 7 different tournaments. Cap it at 32 contestants. The winner is determined by total points, which are earned each round of each tier. Each game will be timed too. I imagine that the whole thing will be kind of a speed run as well. It might even take two days to finish. This is what it would look like:
Tier 4 - Halo Wars Deathmatch Round 1 - 1v1 Both using Prophet of Regret, Chasms (1 pt for advancing) Round 2 - 1v1 Both using Captain Cutter, Pirth Outskirts (2 pts for advancing) Round 3 - 1v1 Both using Sergeant Forge, Tundra (4 pts for advancing) Round 4 - 1v1 Both using Arbiter, Release (8 pts for advancing) Round 5 - 1v1 Both using Professor Anders, Blood Gulch (16 pts for winning)
This one will obviously have to be timed. But Halo Wars works on a point system, so unfinished games will still have a winner. There are also plenty of things to use for tie-breakers if needed.
Tier 5 - Halo 3: ODST Firefight This one would actually be a little different. Each contestant would have to play one set (not round) of Firefight on Tayari Plaza on Legendary. The players will then be ranked 1-32 on their total points. The bottom sixteen get 0 points, next eight get 1, next four get 3, next two get 7, 2nd place getting 15, and 1st getting 31. It works similarly to the bracket version of the other tiers, except they're ranked instead of competing 1v1. Where ties occur tie breakers will be determined first by time, then # of deaths.
Determining the Winner Add up each contestant's total points across each tier to determine final places and overall winner.
Yeah, I know that sounds like a crazy long and complicated tournament. I guess it could also only have 16 contestants and one less round each tier, if that's too much. It's just that, we have so many single game tournaments and so many Halo games. It'd be nice to have a big tournament that tests your overall Halo franchise skill.