“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
Method: World First
I got sucked in and watched the race. I was on when they downed the boss a few hours ago. Me, watching an esport. It was exciting when they won!
I don’t really watch. They pulled over three hundred times on Jaina. I had it on for an hour yesterday, listening, while I did the dailies. Same thing again today, doing dailies and then flipping when they’d start a run.
The viewing goes up and down. It was between 62,000 and 92,000 watchers. That is the size of a football stadium which sounds pretty good but football games also have home viewers too. Red Bull was one of the sponsors and I remember that. So, they did a good job there.
The announcers call themselves “casters”. It is a bit too cute, but okay. Short for broadcasters with a gaming spin, I guess. They had to fill the time when Method was not doing a run. It was just okay. Because I watch American football a lot, I know that the announcer can make any game pretty good; but a so-so announcer can make even the best game drag.
Remember the MDI when the announcer said that a player was “going ham”? Then everybody started saying “going ham” and I felt that the announcers for the Method run were trying to get some slang stuffed into the raid lingo.
Watching the run itself was very bad. You can’t see anything. The announcers said that Method had to change all of their graphic settings to be able to see the encounter. All of those addons make it look like the stock market channel with way too much info.
Those Method guys are really smart and really good at playing WoW. They super fine-tuned their strategy, even getting their Troll characters for the racial. Every little thing, they worked it out. That part is pretty cool.
I’ve never watched before and I don’t know if I’ll ever watch again. I certainly would not watch second place. But, this time, I did watch and it was fun and exciting.