How To: Shadowpriest
So I made the video, around 1-2 hours of work. I wrote everything else beforehand and had to use the stop and record buttons of Sound Recorder a ton, but the amateurness still shows through. I hope it helps people though. Based on the responses from my brewfest how to ram ride video, people certainly like and appreciate the help, and I like to see that.
It’s all too easy to say to a person doing 2k dps that he’s a noob and tell him to read Elitist Jerks, but if you think back to when you started – or to any new game for that matter – to read a huge essay on the intricacies of coefficients and how to play, would you still be interested? I don’t think I would be. Some people like to find things out for themselves. Some people like to read on how to improve. I think good how to videos are a good way to introduce a new level 80 on how to play end game. I’m not saying my video is the best; I’m saying it’s a start.
For my UI, I never really commented on how it works since I doubt people really cared. Although I specifically crafted my UI for making videos, it still works the way I want to. The UI is like the mirrors of a car, they are there on the screen, functional and unobtrusive. You don’t need to glance at the damage meters all the time, much like you dont stare at the side mirror when driving. The only UI you need close to the screen is party healthbars (as a healer) or the DoT timers. These are analogic to the speedometer, or the rear view mirror. Put them close, but not too close.
Since we’re on the topic of videos, Xephos has released a new YoGScast. He’s gone back the style similar to my videos, where we have a song and compress the action to scale to it. It’s a pretty good video and I love the song.
The problem with humour in videos is that when you’re editing the video, you already know the punchline. So when you finally see the finished product and you’re not laughing at your own jokes.. well.. it’s a horrible feeling.
UPDATE: Revised second edition of the video.