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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from wkdpaul in Remember when the WAN show raided PlantyTime's stream? Here's how it affected her long-term.   
    If you are wondering what happens when the WAN show raids someone, and how that channel is impacted long term, I wrote an article discussing just that!
    https://blog.gamesight.io/analyzing-twitch-raid-impact-on-viewership/
     
    The key takeaway is while most raids may not change a channel's momentum, the LTT raid quite the positive impact on PlantyTime's momentum. Her ACV went from ~5 to ~60 after the raid, which is actually high enough to quality joining the Twitch Partner program. 

     
    I work as a data engineer for a videogame marketing analytics startup in Seattle. One Friday evening, as I was microwaving some dinner while watching the WAN show, I noticed Luke and Linus had us raid PlantyTime's stream. A few weeks later- I found myself writing a series of articles around different metrics used in the field of marketing to assess which influencer to work with. When it came time to write about how these metrics behave when there's a large, albeit temporary influx of viewership from a Twitch raid- it felt only right to write about that raid since I was a part of it, and well- I was curious. The article (well, series of articles within that link) breakdown measures like the three different kinds of viewership on Twitch, viewer-hours, average concurrent viewership, and more.
     
    Aside, but I cannot thank LinusTechTips enough- I've been following them for a better part of a decade at this point. I built my first computer in high school thanks to them, which prompted me to fly halfway across the world to study computer science for my undergraduate degree. I graduated last year, and found myself working here; none of this would be possible if I hadn't come across your videos back in the day on building computers/ unboxings (remember those?), and content around technology which lit a fire within me. I'm unsure if this goes against any community ToS; if it does- my apologies. I just wanted to share an article I wrote which I thought may be interesting to share over here. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from DailyProcrastinator in Remember when the WAN show raided PlantyTime's stream? Here's how it affected her long-term.   
    If you are wondering what happens when the WAN show raids someone, and how that channel is impacted long term, I wrote an article discussing just that!
    https://blog.gamesight.io/analyzing-twitch-raid-impact-on-viewership/
     
    The key takeaway is while most raids may not change a channel's momentum, the LTT raid quite the positive impact on PlantyTime's momentum. Her ACV went from ~5 to ~60 after the raid, which is actually high enough to quality joining the Twitch Partner program. 

     
    I work as a data engineer for a videogame marketing analytics startup in Seattle. One Friday evening, as I was microwaving some dinner while watching the WAN show, I noticed Luke and Linus had us raid PlantyTime's stream. A few weeks later- I found myself writing a series of articles around different metrics used in the field of marketing to assess which influencer to work with. When it came time to write about how these metrics behave when there's a large, albeit temporary influx of viewership from a Twitch raid- it felt only right to write about that raid since I was a part of it, and well- I was curious. The article (well, series of articles within that link) breakdown measures like the three different kinds of viewership on Twitch, viewer-hours, average concurrent viewership, and more.
     
    Aside, but I cannot thank LinusTechTips enough- I've been following them for a better part of a decade at this point. I built my first computer in high school thanks to them, which prompted me to fly halfway across the world to study computer science for my undergraduate degree. I graduated last year, and found myself working here; none of this would be possible if I hadn't come across your videos back in the day on building computers/ unboxings (remember those?), and content around technology which lit a fire within me. I'm unsure if this goes against any community ToS; if it does- my apologies. I just wanted to share an article I wrote which I thought may be interesting to share over here. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from minibois in Remember when the WAN show raided PlantyTime's stream? Here's how it affected her long-term.   
    If you are wondering what happens when the WAN show raids someone, and how that channel is impacted long term, I wrote an article discussing just that!
    https://blog.gamesight.io/analyzing-twitch-raid-impact-on-viewership/
     
    The key takeaway is while most raids may not change a channel's momentum, the LTT raid quite the positive impact on PlantyTime's momentum. Her ACV went from ~5 to ~60 after the raid, which is actually high enough to quality joining the Twitch Partner program. 

     
    I work as a data engineer for a videogame marketing analytics startup in Seattle. One Friday evening, as I was microwaving some dinner while watching the WAN show, I noticed Luke and Linus had us raid PlantyTime's stream. A few weeks later- I found myself writing a series of articles around different metrics used in the field of marketing to assess which influencer to work with. When it came time to write about how these metrics behave when there's a large, albeit temporary influx of viewership from a Twitch raid- it felt only right to write about that raid since I was a part of it, and well- I was curious. The article (well, series of articles within that link) breakdown measures like the three different kinds of viewership on Twitch, viewer-hours, average concurrent viewership, and more.
     
    Aside, but I cannot thank LinusTechTips enough- I've been following them for a better part of a decade at this point. I built my first computer in high school thanks to them, which prompted me to fly halfway across the world to study computer science for my undergraduate degree. I graduated last year, and found myself working here; none of this would be possible if I hadn't come across your videos back in the day on building computers/ unboxings (remember those?), and content around technology which lit a fire within me. I'm unsure if this goes against any community ToS; if it does- my apologies. I just wanted to share an article I wrote which I thought may be interesting to share over here. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from Gegger in Remember when the WAN show raided PlantyTime's stream? Here's how it affected her long-term.   
    If you are wondering what happens when the WAN show raids someone, and how that channel is impacted long term, I wrote an article discussing just that!
    https://blog.gamesight.io/analyzing-twitch-raid-impact-on-viewership/
     
    The key takeaway is while most raids may not change a channel's momentum, the LTT raid quite the positive impact on PlantyTime's momentum. Her ACV went from ~5 to ~60 after the raid, which is actually high enough to quality joining the Twitch Partner program. 

     
    I work as a data engineer for a videogame marketing analytics startup in Seattle. One Friday evening, as I was microwaving some dinner while watching the WAN show, I noticed Luke and Linus had us raid PlantyTime's stream. A few weeks later- I found myself writing a series of articles around different metrics used in the field of marketing to assess which influencer to work with. When it came time to write about how these metrics behave when there's a large, albeit temporary influx of viewership from a Twitch raid- it felt only right to write about that raid since I was a part of it, and well- I was curious. The article (well, series of articles within that link) breakdown measures like the three different kinds of viewership on Twitch, viewer-hours, average concurrent viewership, and more.
     
    Aside, but I cannot thank LinusTechTips enough- I've been following them for a better part of a decade at this point. I built my first computer in high school thanks to them, which prompted me to fly halfway across the world to study computer science for my undergraduate degree. I graduated last year, and found myself working here; none of this would be possible if I hadn't come across your videos back in the day on building computers/ unboxings (remember those?), and content around technology which lit a fire within me. I'm unsure if this goes against any community ToS; if it does- my apologies. I just wanted to share an article I wrote which I thought may be interesting to share over here. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from Aleks NE in My experience buying a Xiaomi Notebook Pro from FastTech.com   
    TL;DR- Friendly, quick-to reply customer service coupled with timely updates, shipping and communication for orders- FastTech has been an uneventful shopping experience- just how it should be for shopping for computers and gets my endorsement.
     
    Order History (time in PST): (I cannot confirm nor deny any actions, conversations, or correspondences that may or may not have happened below for obvious reasons):
    18th July, 12:06PM: Created FastTech account
    19th July, 11:52AM: Placed Order for Xiaomi Notebook Pro w/ DHL Express Shipping, gift-wrapping, and hardbox packaging 
    22nd July, 8:15PM: Contacted by FastTech to whether I wanted to change the declared value on the package; their message (email and ticket on their site) said if I didn't reply back in 24 hours, the package would be shipped with its true vale.
    23rd July, 7:45AM: Replied back asking the declared value of the package to $400 (value of Xiaomi's cheapest notebook)
    23rd July, 7:16PM: Followed up with FastTech's live chat about an update about changing the packages declared value since I hadn't heard back from their support yet, and was nervous about it shipping with a declared value of over $1,000. Was told that their colleague would look into it as soon as possible.
    23rd July, 8:34PM: Received confirmation that the order would be shipped with my asked value.
    24th July, 5:53AM: Received order shipping confirmation (tracking number not working though; website asked waiting for 2 days for it to activate though)
    25th July, 6:46PM: Received updated tracking number via email and support ticket; my orders page was updated with a picture of the package and tracking number.
    27th July, 10:10AM: Received by me.
     
    Pictures of Packaging: https://imgur.com/a/kAxDqI7
    Proof of Purchase: https://imgur.com/a/qe4pD6l
     
    Notes on packaging: 
    When initially opening the package- I wished there was more bubble wrap around the inside box, but given the laptop box itself was enclosed in soft packaging foam- it wouldn't have helped a lot anyways in hindsight and would only serve to increase the already expensive shipping costs. There was a minor dent in the exterior packaging, but but the innermost box for the notebook itself was undamaged. The notebook box itself still had it's original shrink wrap on and security stickers- it was brand new There was some odor when opening the box, but the actual package enclosed in shrink wrap was odor free. For $1.50, the hard box and gift wrapping was well worth it; moreso since if opened by customs- gifts are usually not dutied at all. The above is as objective and factual as I can get it to be, that all said, if you want to hear more about my experience as I delve into the subjective, read on!
     
    Why did I not want to choose FastTech
    Little to no customer reviews nor shopping experiences on high end electronics purchases. Website looked outdated/ sketchy with unmatched fonts and styles Missing as a recommended seller under the r/Xiaomi wiki  
    Why did I choose FastTech?
    Some subreddits (mostly those around ecigs and vaping of all places, with some scattered posts on tech ones) held their customer service among the best in the industry for imports from China- both in responsiveness and professionalism. This was the biggest reason atleast for me for going through with them- I wanted someone to have my back incase something went wrong and not have to deal bad customer service with weeks in CS replies for shipping delays, damaged goods, etc.; and atleast from what I read- that wouldn't be the case with them, which was a huge relief over others like GearBest whom were plagued with horror stories around delays and non-responsiveness. Their return policies were far better than GearBest, BangGood, Aliexpress and I could pay through PayPal- if something went wrong and if they refused to cooperate- I could go through PayPal. I mean, to quote their website- "FastTech reimburses return shipping charges. Contact us for a RMA, within 5 days of delivery, and ship products back via the least expensive method."; aka- they cover back a 100% of shipping fees during that 5 day return window.  Comparable price to GearBest, BangGood, and Aliexpress (not really a shopping factor for me; $25-50 here or there is a bit trivial when you're paying $1,000+ for a laptop), I'd rather pay more for better CS. They may or may not offer changing the value of packages that they ship as well as gift wrapping them, which means paying little to nothing at all in customs duty. I read horror stories of people being charged over $200 for duties which would be crazy expensive for a laptop, so this, if true, would also have been a strong reason for me going through with them. Their policies said they would work as a middleman between the customer and Xiaomi itself if anything goes wrong after 6 months and up until a year after the order date to fix the device.  
    Other notes:
    Overall, I'm pretty pleased with my experience- it was uneventful and required minimal input from me after placing my order- just like how anything that was ordered online should be. Atleast from my experience with them- I feel confident recommending them to others and they're definitely going to be my go-to for ordering products in the future if the need to do so arises again. From staff that replied in quite literally hours in legible/ clear English to actually adding a photo of the box as it shipped- buying from them has been a really stress-free experience.
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from Gabriel Justus in Anyone staying at the Cambie Downtown Hostel?   
    I'm staying relatively closeby; I'd love to meet up too!
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from rattacko123 in Pre-Order Vavle Index Tomorrow + More Info   
    Source- https://store.steampowered.com/valveindex
     

     
    Steam has a landing page up for their new VR headset and controller package, dubbed the "Valve Index". Pre-orders go live on May 1st, 2019 (tomorrow)
     
    FEATURES
    The headset features (price $499)-
    Dual Front cameras with pass-through (Valve says computer vision possibilities) 1440x1600 RGB LCD (not OLED) screens  120Hz refresh rates, with an experimental 144Hz mode low persistence with reduced illumination period of 0.330ms to 0.530ms  20° more FOV than the HTC Vive Canted optics- The headset’s displays cant outward by 5 degrees- improving the outer FOV. Built in no-ear-contact headset Quick-swap antimicrobian face pads  
    The controller features-
    87 sensors to track hand position, finger position, motion, and pressure Squeeze-ability- The controller body is a grip input, with built-in force sensors Trackpad- The oval button on the face has force and capacitive sensors 7+ hour battery life (batteries don't appear user replaceable) Note- listed compatibility only for Vive, Vive Pro, and Valve Index headset The base station features-
    Laser tracking at 100hz 7m range at 160º x 115º FOV Note- listed compatibility only for Vive Pro and Valve Index, NOT base Vive/Rift.  
    PRICING
    There are 5 brackets/packages-
    $999- Entire Package (2x base station, controller, headset) $749- Headset + controller (backwards compatible with Vive/Vive Pro base stations) $499- Headset $279- Controller $149- Base Station  
    My take-This is competitive with the Vive Pro- but doesn't seem to "stand out" in a meaningful way. At over the twice the price of gen-1 VR headsets (Vive, Rift), and about $200 more expensive than the Vive Pro- I'm concerned about how well it will perform; this device is probably best intended for people already with VR headsets and disposable income to upgrade to try something with higher specs. It's also unknown if the controllers will work with the Rift at the moment. They're only listed as having support for the Vive and Index at the moment. Also, given the higher resolution + higher refresh rate- I'll be surprised if the minimum of a 970 will be able to drive this. I'll update this with more articles and content as I find it- I remember reading that Oculus said there's a reason why they're not going to "gen 2", and I think that'd be an interesting read to go along with this story.
     
    Here's the article (RoadToVR)- on why Oculus says there isn't a Rift 2 or Pro yet- TL;DR is every VR user wants something different- higher resolution screens, full body tracking, wireless, etc.- these add costs, complicate things, or aren't cross-compatible (higher resolution + wireless); and when everything's included- the device will cost ~$3k. Oculus' goal is to bring as many people into VR with the Rift S as opposed to a Rift 2 that would make some people happy, but fragment development and consumers. They will launch a Rift 2 when they can bring costs down and when enough people have adopted VR and there are enough people ready to move onto a Gen 2.
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Pre-Order Vavle Index Tomorrow + More Info   
    Source- https://store.steampowered.com/valveindex
     

     
    Steam has a landing page up for their new VR headset and controller package, dubbed the "Valve Index". Pre-orders go live on May 1st, 2019 (tomorrow)
     
    FEATURES
    The headset features (price $499)-
    Dual Front cameras with pass-through (Valve says computer vision possibilities) 1440x1600 RGB LCD (not OLED) screens  120Hz refresh rates, with an experimental 144Hz mode low persistence with reduced illumination period of 0.330ms to 0.530ms  20° more FOV than the HTC Vive Canted optics- The headset’s displays cant outward by 5 degrees- improving the outer FOV. Built in no-ear-contact headset Quick-swap antimicrobian face pads  
    The controller features-
    87 sensors to track hand position, finger position, motion, and pressure Squeeze-ability- The controller body is a grip input, with built-in force sensors Trackpad- The oval button on the face has force and capacitive sensors 7+ hour battery life (batteries don't appear user replaceable) Note- listed compatibility only for Vive, Vive Pro, and Valve Index headset The base station features-
    Laser tracking at 100hz 7m range at 160º x 115º FOV Note- listed compatibility only for Vive Pro and Valve Index, NOT base Vive/Rift.  
    PRICING
    There are 5 brackets/packages-
    $999- Entire Package (2x base station, controller, headset) $749- Headset + controller (backwards compatible with Vive/Vive Pro base stations) $499- Headset $279- Controller $149- Base Station  
    My take-This is competitive with the Vive Pro- but doesn't seem to "stand out" in a meaningful way. At over the twice the price of gen-1 VR headsets (Vive, Rift), and about $200 more expensive than the Vive Pro- I'm concerned about how well it will perform; this device is probably best intended for people already with VR headsets and disposable income to upgrade to try something with higher specs. It's also unknown if the controllers will work with the Rift at the moment. They're only listed as having support for the Vive and Index at the moment. Also, given the higher resolution + higher refresh rate- I'll be surprised if the minimum of a 970 will be able to drive this. I'll update this with more articles and content as I find it- I remember reading that Oculus said there's a reason why they're not going to "gen 2", and I think that'd be an interesting read to go along with this story.
     
    Here's the article (RoadToVR)- on why Oculus says there isn't a Rift 2 or Pro yet- TL;DR is every VR user wants something different- higher resolution screens, full body tracking, wireless, etc.- these add costs, complicate things, or aren't cross-compatible (higher resolution + wireless); and when everything's included- the device will cost ~$3k. Oculus' goal is to bring as many people into VR with the Rift S as opposed to a Rift 2 that would make some people happy, but fragment development and consumers. They will launch a Rift 2 when they can bring costs down and when enough people have adopted VR and there are enough people ready to move onto a Gen 2.
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from seee the state im in nooow in Valve (Steam) to address review bombing in new update to User Reviews system   
    Oops Sorry; I should have checked the date on it before posting.
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from Teddy07 in Trying to find live/WAN show where Linus talks about buyers remorse and his disappointment in how the forums handled a topic   
    In an earlier WAN/live show, Linus spoke about a thread on the LTT forum where people were taking a dump on something someone already bought and making them feel bad- in effect- buyers remorse. I can't seem to find it, can anyone link it if they can find it please?
     
    PS- special request- there was a really old WAN/live show where Linus spoke about how his old Sony camera was a free pass into skipping lines and stuff because of how big it was which meant companies thought they were a new/ publication agency. Can't find that one either.
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from Perky1977 in LTX 2019 Ticket Sales Start TOMORROW!   
    Nice! When the page initially loaded at 12:00, they only showed the 4:00 and 4:45 slots; I imagine the groups going to be running on Madrinas at that point :3 
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from Elektra57 in LTX 2019 Ticket Sales Start TOMORROW!   
    Nice! When the page initially loaded at 12:00, they only showed the 4:00 and 4:45 slots; I imagine the groups going to be running on Madrinas at that point :3 
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from CircleTech in LTX 2019 Suggestions!   
    Please age-gate the event in some way. As a long time viewer (quite literally 10 years at this point)- the kids 
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from Neenan in LTX 2019 Suggestions!   
    Please age-gate the event in some way. As a long time viewer (quite literally 10 years at this point)- the kids 
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from LienusLateTips in LTX 2019 Suggestions!   
    Please age-gate the event in some way. As a long time viewer (quite literally 10 years at this point)- the kids 
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from Niksa in guy selling LTT signed origin pc   
    I find it even more disrespectful you're trying to publicly humiliate/ shame him and illicit some form of reaction from us as the community. It's his, he can do what he wants with it- trying to provocate the community into troubling him is... I don't know- kinda immature?
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in guy selling LTT signed origin pc   
    I find it even more disrespectful you're trying to publicly humiliate/ shame him and illicit some form of reaction from us as the community. It's his, he can do what he wants with it- trying to provocate the community into troubling him is... I don't know- kinda immature?
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from lewdicrous in guy selling LTT signed origin pc   
    I find it even more disrespectful you're trying to publicly humiliate/ shame him and illicit some form of reaction from us as the community. It's his, he can do what he wants with it- trying to provocate the community into troubling him is... I don't know- kinda immature?
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from evman1396 in LTX 2018 by Amtrak or VIA Rail   
    Out of curiosity- can you give us a breakdown of expenses to help us plan how much to bring with us? 
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from Tech_Dreamer in Thank you... Thank you for hosting LTX   
    I'm way too tired, jet lagged, and sleep-deprived to formulate my thoughts into something cohesive and I'll probably comment later on about something more in depth; but till then- seeing Linus, Luke, Brandon, and the rest of the team was... surreal to say the least; I've been following the crew since close to a decade and was literally starstruck- jaw dropped, grinning like an idiot unable to believe the people that have shaped most of my adult life, personal growth, education, and professional work- being right in front of me as I walked in the convention center today; and it was only several hours into the event that I normalized myself to be able to hold a conversation with Colton and Dennis and thank Linus after it was all over for the impact he's had on me and what its meant in terms of shaping my life. In truth, seeing the team in person was well worth the price of admission and countless hours of travel, and in truth- I just want to say, thank you; thank you for hosting this event and giving me the opportunity to meet you folks. I really appreciate it, and will probably try making myself halfway around the world again for the next LTX!

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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from Sran in LTX Feedback Thread (unofficial)   
    This post is going to primarily focus on the bad; I'll follow up with what I liked a bit later.
     
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    I'll get the big one out of the way first- the kids. There were about 20-30 children at the venue and they-
    Linus specifically pointed to someone and gave gave them a keyboard. Almost all the kids who were in the direction wherein the keyboard was being passed tried grabbing it/ pulling it away for themselves. Linus was perched between two centrally balanced tables at the Corsair booth (massive falling hazard)- me and another guest tried telling Linus that, but the two kids in front of us told us and I quote "Let him fall, it will be funny". During giveaways both at the seating arena and outside, kids were propping each other up, elbowing the people around them, or unknowingly, having their hands come in contact with others faces when trying to grab stuff thrown around- which was a sure fire way to have a finger going inside someone's eye. 7 year olds demanding and infact getting DBrand skins for phones towards the end of the event despite not having phones. (I'm not lying...) Kids form a core part of Linus' audience, and even if I'm from the vanguard of old when Linus appealed to a more mature audience, I acknowledge they and the parents they bring in form a revenue stream for the event, and banning them would be alienating a core demographic of his recently aquired audience. That said, the risk of injury towards the other attendees outweighs fairness in my opinion; going by Lansyndicate- perhaps having a bar somewhere that serves drinks and having AO tickets- that would discourage parents from buying tickets for their children just on the basis of there being alcohol at the event; or alternatively- just outright having an age restriction of 18.
     
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    The second thing- the giveaways.
    Linus was throwing swag into the audience; aside from some of the stuff being heavy, people were fighting and flailing their arms around, despite other attendees being in close proximity- having fists and hands come in contact with the people around them in trying to catch a... $4 lanyard. I'm actually surprised no one got injured during the event over something so petty when thought about. There were way too many- giveaways took place at almost hourly intervals and by their nature- forced people from moving away from their spot on long lines, or required doing something like taking photos which this audience, us introverts, don't really do naturally. That, and they rewarded skill (minesweeper, case toss, etc.) instead of luck (nothing wrong with it, maybe I'm just being salty). People feeling entitled towards stuff given away/ thrown into the crowd. Aside from the kids, there was a gentleman on a wheelchair who approached Dennis as the phone cases were being given out and asked for a case- Dennis asked him whether he had an iPhone to which he replied No, but then followed up to the tune off, while his hand was on the package trying to pull it away- "I'm on a wheelchair, give it to me". Big ticket items like the xP were raffled off at the end of the event. While I had the privilege of having someone drive me back to the airport, others from the US who came in via the Amtrak, Boltbus, or Greyhound had to leave at 5:00PM to make it to the stops at 5:30PM; while no prizes were unclaimed, I'm sure some people felt really conflicted between staying for a $1,000+ component, and missing a ride back home. To solve this, perhaps have everything luck based- give off stuff like lanyards to guests as they enter the venue on a first come, first served, until supplies last basis; for stuff like the GPUs and CPUs, have a RNG generator with a 0.99% no and 0.01% yes spitter; and as people parttake in activities- hit the flip to see if they win something; or alternatively- give them a raffle based on participation. As for phone cases, as people are entering the venue, ask them or have a notice to show Colton their phones- if they have a matching phone- once again, give it on a first arrive, first served basis.
     
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    There were way too many people, and too little to do! The lines for everything were massive and took over 30 minutes; the sheer time barrier to entry deterred me and a few others I spoke to from participating at all within booths; moreso for stuff like VR which you can do from the comfort of your own home. The lines got large enough that after 1:30ish; I just sat in the stands (which actually stayed filled with other people as well by 2:00ish).
     
    Possibly having a BYOC LAN area with networking and power with games like Unreal Tournament or Quake being run for prizes would help distributing the load around while giving people tired with standing in lines a space to sit down and engage in something during the day; it'd also be an amazing opportunity to have the crew play with us in large servers. Alternatively, charging more per ticket and having fewer tickets overall may work too.
     
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    Random notes-
    Painting/ glittering Linus' lambo felt disrespectful to me as a long time viewer of the channel. Moving around the show floor was hard with the amount of people there were. The questions asked seemed to PG, scripted, on-screen and "unreal"; I wanted to see and hear more from the crew, and my favorite part about LTX was having Linus talk about the journey to where he is. I know, from following you folks for a decade, that you're a bunch of really talented people who are way more knowledgeable than what you all put up on camera recently; I was hoping at LTX, that curtain would drop and so would the laser James, Linus drop tips, alongside that entire charade and you'd all let loose and let the "real" you the long time fans know of instead of the drama, hype, and quick laughs persona that's taken up on camera.
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from nicklmg in LTX Feedback Thread (unofficial)   
    Whew; I'm really glad I got that off my chest, it'd been eating away at me.
     
    Now, let's discuss the amazing- how accessible you all were. I've been to events wherein the main celebrities are hidden away and only show up during talks or discussions- LTX was the opposite, and by that nature, amazing. From Linus greeting guests as they entered the venue for the first 30 minutes or so, getting one on one time with Luke to discuss a $30 Cherry keyboard or Colton to just talk about the channel, and being able to actually talk and shake Linus' hands- meeting the crew in person from growing up, watching your content through a screen, was surreal to say the least and a highlight for me from LTX. None of you gave me a vibe of being too busy nor too haughty, and were transparent, down to earth, and engaged with me as a fan in an earnest way- I don't know how to describe it other than to say I was speechless.
     
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    Interaction with fellow fans- through the past WAN shows, you'd been discussing how you wanted LTX to be an interactive event where you meet people- well, mission accomplished. The seating arrangements, long lines, and overall atmosphere fostered and encouraged talking to people, and since we're all techies, I hit it off with everyone almost immediately and got into conversations spanning almost an hour with others. Meeting people with similar tastes, talking about LTT, technology, and games, was unreal as even within my own social circles- I'd never met people as like minded as me before. 
     
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    Although I couldn't care less about giveaways- but among the people I spoke to and the person who taxied me- the amount of stuff that was given away was bonkers and actually made several people's days. From the exclusive NVidia hoodies to lanyards- having memorabilia of the event was pretty cool; and I know many people really appreciated it.
     
    Edit- I'm putting me fangirling below in spoilers; no one really needs to read it and it detracts from the objective feedback I'm trying to give.
    Overall, the experience around seeing you folks in person and having the opportunity to interact with you validated this trip for me, and the giveaways, people I met, and appreciation were cherries and whipped cream atop a fabulous sundae; I loved every moment of seeing you all, and I'm definitely hauling my a$$ halfway around the world for this again; until we meet again then; thanks for having me over!
     
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from nicklmg in LTX Feedback Thread (unofficial)   
    This post is going to primarily focus on the bad; I'll follow up with what I liked a bit later.
     
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    I'll get the big one out of the way first- the kids. There were about 20-30 children at the venue and they-
    Linus specifically pointed to someone and gave gave them a keyboard. Almost all the kids who were in the direction wherein the keyboard was being passed tried grabbing it/ pulling it away for themselves. Linus was perched between two centrally balanced tables at the Corsair booth (massive falling hazard)- me and another guest tried telling Linus that, but the two kids in front of us told us and I quote "Let him fall, it will be funny". During giveaways both at the seating arena and outside, kids were propping each other up, elbowing the people around them, or unknowingly, having their hands come in contact with others faces when trying to grab stuff thrown around- which was a sure fire way to have a finger going inside someone's eye. 7 year olds demanding and infact getting DBrand skins for phones towards the end of the event despite not having phones. (I'm not lying...) Kids form a core part of Linus' audience, and even if I'm from the vanguard of old when Linus appealed to a more mature audience, I acknowledge they and the parents they bring in form a revenue stream for the event, and banning them would be alienating a core demographic of his recently aquired audience. That said, the risk of injury towards the other attendees outweighs fairness in my opinion; going by Lansyndicate- perhaps having a bar somewhere that serves drinks and having AO tickets- that would discourage parents from buying tickets for their children just on the basis of there being alcohol at the event; or alternatively- just outright having an age restriction of 18.
     
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    The second thing- the giveaways.
    Linus was throwing swag into the audience; aside from some of the stuff being heavy, people were fighting and flailing their arms around, despite other attendees being in close proximity- having fists and hands come in contact with the people around them in trying to catch a... $4 lanyard. I'm actually surprised no one got injured during the event over something so petty when thought about. There were way too many- giveaways took place at almost hourly intervals and by their nature- forced people from moving away from their spot on long lines, or required doing something like taking photos which this audience, us introverts, don't really do naturally. That, and they rewarded skill (minesweeper, case toss, etc.) instead of luck (nothing wrong with it, maybe I'm just being salty). People feeling entitled towards stuff given away/ thrown into the crowd. Aside from the kids, there was a gentleman on a wheelchair who approached Dennis as the phone cases were being given out and asked for a case- Dennis asked him whether he had an iPhone to which he replied No, but then followed up to the tune off, while his hand was on the package trying to pull it away- "I'm on a wheelchair, give it to me". Big ticket items like the xP were raffled off at the end of the event. While I had the privilege of having someone drive me back to the airport, others from the US who came in via the Amtrak, Boltbus, or Greyhound had to leave at 5:00PM to make it to the stops at 5:30PM; while no prizes were unclaimed, I'm sure some people felt really conflicted between staying for a $1,000+ component, and missing a ride back home. To solve this, perhaps have everything luck based- give off stuff like lanyards to guests as they enter the venue on a first come, first served, until supplies last basis; for stuff like the GPUs and CPUs, have a RNG generator with a 0.99% no and 0.01% yes spitter; and as people parttake in activities- hit the flip to see if they win something; or alternatively- give them a raffle based on participation. As for phone cases, as people are entering the venue, ask them or have a notice to show Colton their phones- if they have a matching phone- once again, give it on a first arrive, first served basis.
     
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    There were way too many people, and too little to do! The lines for everything were massive and took over 30 minutes; the sheer time barrier to entry deterred me and a few others I spoke to from participating at all within booths; moreso for stuff like VR which you can do from the comfort of your own home. The lines got large enough that after 1:30ish; I just sat in the stands (which actually stayed filled with other people as well by 2:00ish).
     
    Possibly having a BYOC LAN area with networking and power with games like Unreal Tournament or Quake being run for prizes would help distributing the load around while giving people tired with standing in lines a space to sit down and engage in something during the day; it'd also be an amazing opportunity to have the crew play with us in large servers. Alternatively, charging more per ticket and having fewer tickets overall may work too.
     
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    Random notes-
    Painting/ glittering Linus' lambo felt disrespectful to me as a long time viewer of the channel. Moving around the show floor was hard with the amount of people there were. The questions asked seemed to PG, scripted, on-screen and "unreal"; I wanted to see and hear more from the crew, and my favorite part about LTX was having Linus talk about the journey to where he is. I know, from following you folks for a decade, that you're a bunch of really talented people who are way more knowledgeable than what you all put up on camera recently; I was hoping at LTX, that curtain would drop and so would the laser James, Linus drop tips, alongside that entire charade and you'd all let loose and let the "real" you the long time fans know of instead of the drama, hype, and quick laughs persona that's taken up on camera.
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from nicklmg in So I had the best time of my life... See you again next year   
    Now that I actually have a Canadian Visa, hell yes! I didn't get the delidded version because I only applied for the Visa after the tickets went live, and by the time I was notified my visa was actually approved, they were sold out  Won't be the case next year though!  
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    Keystone Nyan Cat got a reaction from LienusLateTips in LTX Feedback Thread (unofficial)   
    This post is going to primarily focus on the bad; I'll follow up with what I liked a bit later.
     
    ###
     
    I'll get the big one out of the way first- the kids. There were about 20-30 children at the venue and they-
    Linus specifically pointed to someone and gave gave them a keyboard. Almost all the kids who were in the direction wherein the keyboard was being passed tried grabbing it/ pulling it away for themselves. Linus was perched between two centrally balanced tables at the Corsair booth (massive falling hazard)- me and another guest tried telling Linus that, but the two kids in front of us told us and I quote "Let him fall, it will be funny". During giveaways both at the seating arena and outside, kids were propping each other up, elbowing the people around them, or unknowingly, having their hands come in contact with others faces when trying to grab stuff thrown around- which was a sure fire way to have a finger going inside someone's eye. 7 year olds demanding and infact getting DBrand skins for phones towards the end of the event despite not having phones. (I'm not lying...) Kids form a core part of Linus' audience, and even if I'm from the vanguard of old when Linus appealed to a more mature audience, I acknowledge they and the parents they bring in form a revenue stream for the event, and banning them would be alienating a core demographic of his recently aquired audience. That said, the risk of injury towards the other attendees outweighs fairness in my opinion; going by Lansyndicate- perhaps having a bar somewhere that serves drinks and having AO tickets- that would discourage parents from buying tickets for their children just on the basis of there being alcohol at the event; or alternatively- just outright having an age restriction of 18.
     
    ###
     
    The second thing- the giveaways.
    Linus was throwing swag into the audience; aside from some of the stuff being heavy, people were fighting and flailing their arms around, despite other attendees being in close proximity- having fists and hands come in contact with the people around them in trying to catch a... $4 lanyard. I'm actually surprised no one got injured during the event over something so petty when thought about. There were way too many- giveaways took place at almost hourly intervals and by their nature- forced people from moving away from their spot on long lines, or required doing something like taking photos which this audience, us introverts, don't really do naturally. That, and they rewarded skill (minesweeper, case toss, etc.) instead of luck (nothing wrong with it, maybe I'm just being salty). People feeling entitled towards stuff given away/ thrown into the crowd. Aside from the kids, there was a gentleman on a wheelchair who approached Dennis as the phone cases were being given out and asked for a case- Dennis asked him whether he had an iPhone to which he replied No, but then followed up to the tune off, while his hand was on the package trying to pull it away- "I'm on a wheelchair, give it to me". Big ticket items like the xP were raffled off at the end of the event. While I had the privilege of having someone drive me back to the airport, others from the US who came in via the Amtrak, Boltbus, or Greyhound had to leave at 5:00PM to make it to the stops at 5:30PM; while no prizes were unclaimed, I'm sure some people felt really conflicted between staying for a $1,000+ component, and missing a ride back home. To solve this, perhaps have everything luck based- give off stuff like lanyards to guests as they enter the venue on a first come, first served, until supplies last basis; for stuff like the GPUs and CPUs, have a RNG generator with a 0.99% no and 0.01% yes spitter; and as people parttake in activities- hit the flip to see if they win something; or alternatively- give them a raffle based on participation. As for phone cases, as people are entering the venue, ask them or have a notice to show Colton their phones- if they have a matching phone- once again, give it on a first arrive, first served basis.
     
    ###
     
    There were way too many people, and too little to do! The lines for everything were massive and took over 30 minutes; the sheer time barrier to entry deterred me and a few others I spoke to from participating at all within booths; moreso for stuff like VR which you can do from the comfort of your own home. The lines got large enough that after 1:30ish; I just sat in the stands (which actually stayed filled with other people as well by 2:00ish).
     
    Possibly having a BYOC LAN area with networking and power with games like Unreal Tournament or Quake being run for prizes would help distributing the load around while giving people tired with standing in lines a space to sit down and engage in something during the day; it'd also be an amazing opportunity to have the crew play with us in large servers. Alternatively, charging more per ticket and having fewer tickets overall may work too.
     
    ###
     
    Random notes-
    Painting/ glittering Linus' lambo felt disrespectful to me as a long time viewer of the channel. Moving around the show floor was hard with the amount of people there were. The questions asked seemed to PG, scripted, on-screen and "unreal"; I wanted to see and hear more from the crew, and my favorite part about LTX was having Linus talk about the journey to where he is. I know, from following you folks for a decade, that you're a bunch of really talented people who are way more knowledgeable than what you all put up on camera recently; I was hoping at LTX, that curtain would drop and so would the laser James, Linus drop tips, alongside that entire charade and you'd all let loose and let the "real" you the long time fans know of instead of the drama, hype, and quick laughs persona that's taken up on camera.
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