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    • RWBY Volume 2 - Here we go again...

      3 years ago

      TheLadderMan

      You know what's a genuine honest-to-god shame? Seeing the advertised screenings of RWBY Volume 2 be seemingly even LESS successful than Volume 1!


      WHY?


      This is something I just can't understand. As I mentioned before, the screenings of Lazer Team were exceptional! Fans came from out of the woodwork to see a product created by Rooster Teeth up on the silver screen. On top of that, people made friends from it! People became involved to an extent with their regional communities, and it was beautiful.


      RWBY Volume 1 ended up struggling sadly. Perhaps it's because people have seen RWBY before, perhaps they're just generally not as interested, but it sucks. It's such a good opportunity for people to go out and meet other like-minded individuals, and yet the opportunity gets passed over.


      And now Volume 2 faces the same, if not worse, numbers. So I wrote a long text about why you should see Volume 1 before, here's a condensed list for Volume 2:


      1) Fucking awesome people.

      2) Fucking awesome show.

      3) There may be prizes to give away (I can't make that promise, but I know some were made available for Volume 1! It comes down to Rooster Teeth's decision.)

      4) Why the fuck not?


      Just go out and have fun with your fellow RT Community members. You won't regret it.

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      Answered: Jun 26, 2016

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    • Why You Should Go To A RWBY Screening

      3 years ago

      TheLadderMan

      I'll be honest with you now, this post is going to be completely from a personal viewpoint. Whether you choose to go to a RWBY Screening or not is still ultimately your choice, but I wanted to write SOMETHING based on my own observations.

      When Lazer Team was announced to have a public cinematic release, the RT Community came to life. RT fans came from out of the woodwork and together we filled screenings in many countries across the globe. It was a phenomenal experience, and I have no doubt that anyone who went along to those screenings enjoyed them not only because of Lazer Team itself (which was awesome!) but because of the community aspect - being surrounded by a group of individuals who share the same interest as you do, a love of Rooster Teeth. Whether your screening had a community aspect surrounding it, such as a meet or an AHWU shout, everyone still had a great time and would have met and interacted with new people from the RT Community. Honestly, I think that's fantastic, and it's always incredible to see the community grow and engage with each other.

      Now we have a new screening coming up of RWBY Season 1, as as the screening date draws ever closer, I'm still seeing a lot of people posting that their screening needs more support before it's confirmed. Sadly, the RWBY screenings to date haven't been as successful as the Lazer Team screenings, and I believe I know why. Lazer Team was new. It was Rooster Teeth's first film that they had produced, no one had seen it before, and it received so much backing from the RT Community there was already a confirmed global audience. In contrast to RWBY Season 1, it's quite probable that the majority of RT fans who are interested in RWBY have already seen Season 1, some possibly many times over. As a result, it hasn't sold as well.

      Honestly, that makes me so sad to see. RWBY is still one of the top production of Rooster Teeth, and Season 1 set the groundworks for where we are now in the RWBY story (no spoilers). It still clearly has an audience, and many of you reading this may well be fans of RWBY yourselves who haven't bought a ticket. I get it, you've already seen it, why would you pay to see it again?

      Here's why I think you should - combine the idea of watching RWBY Season 1 with the community aspect that Lazer Team had.

      Imagine watching a show you love, surrounded by like-minded individuals. Yes, you've probably seen it before, but now you have the chance to watch it TOGETHER. You can sit back and laugh at the jokes together, cheer together when anyone is kicking some serious Grimm or villain butt, cry together... Any experience you have had with RWBY, you can share with others. Watching the show alone or with a few friends is a completely different experience to watching it as part of a crowd who are all there because they love it.
      Branching out from that, you can make the most out of it. You can all meet together before hand or after and do something together as a collective community. It's a chance to make new friends and share your love of RWBY and RT.

      You will make the screening fantastic, but first you have to go to it. You know you will enjoy it, so make the most of it. We have a fantastic community for a company that gives us so much and loves us as much as we love them, so enjoy being involved and a part of that community together.

      And seriously, cheer your heads off when Ruby destroys that bird. You know what I mean...

      (Side note: Thank you Kerry, Miles, Gray and the RT Animation team for all the work you have done on RWBY and other productions. And thank you Monty for sharing your creative vision and inspiring with us to begin with.)

    • A Sad Change : A Potential Opportunity

      3 years ago

      TheLadderMan

      Howdy guys and girls. I've been pretty quiet on the site for a long time, but I think I should get back into it. There's a lot to catch up on.

      Since finishing my degree in July - that's right folks, I'm a graduate! - a lot has been going on in terms of myself and the community. In September, it was announced at the annual RTUK event that Jason (@Boomer) would be stepping down as the head of RTUK, and I would be taking over that position. Two months on and it's still an honour for me to have been considered for the role and to have been welcomed by the RTUK and global communities so warmly. MCM London was my first community hosting event with RTUK, and it was phenomenal. I met a lot of amazing people there, became a meme in the RTUK Community, and I believe the weekend was an incredible experience for everyone who attended. Saturday's community meets saw numbers reach over 200 in the day, and saw Jack, Adam and Chelsea join us at the pub for some drinks in the evening. All in all, it was a real success and I thank everyone for being a part of it.

      Because I'm unemployed at the moment, I have a lot of time to invest in the community and to try to develop it further from what Jason had built since day one. It seems strange thinking he's not the front runner of RTUK now, but he's still very much involved and helps me when I need it, for which I am very thankful. He's a truly great friend. But while I sit and work on RTUK, I see ripples of change happening within the sub-communities elsewhere.

      First, Newbs announced he would be stepping down as head of RT Minnesota, and recently Grady also announced he's stepping down as President of SideQuest. Each figurehead of these sub-communities have inspired me with my involvement in the community as a whole, and it seems bewildering to watch it unfold. I know they will still be involved in the community, but it still seems strange to know they won't be in the same roles they have been which inspired me in the first place. As Jason put it, it appears to be a "changing of the guard" within some of the sub-communities. Will it only be those three (Jason included)? Only time will tell, but whatever happens I wish them and the communities they represent luck.

      However, with change comes possibility.

      Before the changes, Newbs established Rooster Rumble - a gaming tournament between 20 of the RT Community's sub-communities, and Jason put RTUK forward for that. Over the past two months, thus far we have had the opportunity to go head to head against RT:Chicago/Midwesteners, RT:Florida and RT:Scotland, and with each match I have been privileged to meet new members of the community who represent these communities. I haven't had a bad experience yet and it really has been a pleasure.

      Sub-community interaction is being promoted and strengthened through activities like Rooster Rumble, but on top of that I also sit back and see new sub-communities being created. RT:North Carolina, RT:Indianois (Indiana and Illinois) are two new ones and it's wonderful to see them grow. There are becoming more and more opportunities for members of the community to get involved, meet people and interact, and I think that's wonderful.

      So this poses a chance for the sub-communities to work together further. With such a shift in figureheads, and the new communities being established, we have the potential to work together and build further upon what has already been created for us. Whether it's through more video gaming tournaments, or through collaborative efforts in behalf of the community leaders, there is a chance to work together and unite under the overall RT Community, offering advice, support and friendly rivalries along the way.

      It's only a thought, and these are early days, but I know it's something that I would like to push for, and I hope other sub-communities see the same. I'll continue to draft up ideas and start reaching out to other communities. In the meantime, I encourage everyone to get involved in their regional communities. We are all fans of the same product, but I know I've met some of the best friends I could ask for from getting involved, and I believe that's a possibility for everyone.

      Who knows what the future holds, but let's work together to shape it.

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      2 years ago

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    • LCPeter

      2 years ago

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      2 years ago

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      2 years ago

      A happy FU to you!

      • TheLadderMan Community

        2 years ago

        Your words hurt me.

    • dizzyblinker Loud person

      2 years ago

      FU my friend!

      • TheLadderMan Community

        2 years ago

        I do not feel love in this statement.

      • dizzyblinker Loud person

        2 years ago

        Nor should you. =p

    • dizzyblinker Loud person

      3 years ago

      You my friend, are a Rockstar. Happy happy days and well wishes and all of that jazz.

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      4 years ago

      You free on Saturday?

  • Questions answered by TheLadderMan

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