What is useless to you may not be to other people.... I feel like a lot of the videos are completely pointless, showing things that are neither challenging nor confusing. But you are free to make whatever content you want!
Eh, getting defensive like that isn't a good look. If you were producing Minecraft videos, you'd be the 4 millionth guy to make a video on how hoppers work, but instead of offering a new insight, or some new take that might have an appeal to people, it'd just be four minutes of mostly silence while you mine iron, chop wood, and craft everything. Then it would all culminate in you putting 10 sticks in the thing, and opening a chest to show they've been moved to it. Thrilling and fresh.
I'm sure there might be a handful of people who will realize they missed the White Paint, decide to look to YouTube directly for answers, and find your videos. However, all the information they need is in the video's title. The video itself only exists because YouTube wants to host videos instead of tweets.
I wouldn't be shocked if there's a bit of a niche for commentary on this game in Portuguese, even at this late stage, but you're not filling it. You're recording yourself wandering around the castle in utter silence for four and half minutes, explaining nothing. Even the description is just some SEO mess instead of pertinent commentary.
You’re presenting your work in the forums, people give you feedback. Of course it’s more useful to talk about the things that can be improved. But nobody’s attacking or trying to discourage you doing it whatever way you like. So don’t take anything personal, it’s just feedback.
The 2 issues mentioned here, with a more simplified and perhaps amicable wording:
- You’re making videos with a completionist approach rather than focusing on the things that people actually have issues with. If you need to know what these are, you’re welcome to check the Suikoden gameplay section where players bring forward their issues since 20 years.
- Your videos could be more entertaining and useful if you were adding information in the description box and/or commentary.
Just some ideas for you to think about, do as you please.
Yeah the videos could use some commentary, or if you don't like the sound of your own voice, some little pop up boxes with information.
"This is the basement where all our sorcerers and alchemists hang out, probably working on experiments and exchanging knowledge with each other. That's Viki's corner next to the cute little fountain. We come down here a lot to use Viki's teleportation services, so that we don't have to spend time walking and sailing all over the world map. Over here is a dungeon which doesn't get much use, but we do imprison an important character in there much later in the game.
A lot of these rooms look empty and uninteresting at the moment, but as we recruit more characters, the place will become more lively and crowded and there will be more people to chat to and play games with.
The roof of this tower looks like a barren empty space right now, but eventually it's gonna become a beautiful rose garden where some of our more flamboyant characters like to sit and have tea parties."
Just things like that. Giving your audience little snippets that they can anticipate and relate to is more entertaining (and informative) than just showing straight game play.
I think if you don't like the sound of your own voice, a YouTube channel probably isn't the solution you need. At the very least, it isn't the only solution you should use. If the videos are visual aids for articles or posts, and have no commentary, that's one thing. No commentary track and four minutes of text-wall annotations would be a bit much. It's also worth taking into consideration that YouTube can be used on devices that don't support annotations, and some of those also hide the descriptions, or make them difficult to access.
Doing the completionist approach is fine, but you ought to compile longer videos rather than posting individual videos for different collectibles and the like. Time-coded links or intro plates can be used to help people skip around, if you care to do so. Also, regarding making the videos longer, how you're using YouTube is kind of a consideration. It sort of looks to me like you're trying to have a decent YouTube channel, rather than just using YouTube as a convenient host. If that's the case, you ought to look into some bare-minimum tips on helping your channel succeed. Shorter videos (under about 10 minutes, I think) tend to get buried in searches and recommendations, for one thing.
Then maybe open with "greetings, fellow RPG fans" or "welcome, ladies and gents", or "hail, my fine warriors/fellow stars of destiny" or whatever you feel is more appropriate.
(NOTE: THOUSANDS of people are tired of hearing "HELLO GUYS" as many Americans say at the beginning of the video, this is already a joke. "Hello guys, I am the <NAME>" and the same blablabla.)
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