Posted - 2011.06.19 22:08:00 - [1
Have to say, first I wasn't so enthusiastic about AT9 at all, but when I got to watch it, I was blown away.
The Fanfest streams were already very high quality for a production of this nature, but for an eSport production, you guys really did genuinely good.
CCP Soundwave is getting really proficient as a host. I don't know his nationality but his accent is getting almost nonexistent and he seems to move the show on with ease.
The commentators were mostly some brilliant casting. It was obvious they got along really nicely with each other (with the possible exception of Kil2 and MB), and all of them were extremely enjoyable to watch. Particularly the newbiefriendly stuff was actually useful, despite getting some groans from the bittervet audience. I have to give a special shoutout to Shadoo, for a Finn you're exceptionally outspoken and laid back on the air, a real pleasure to listen to. You have lots of things to say but also know when to STFU when the show needs to go on. I hope you'll return next year.
Thanks to the crew for a well executed battlecasting, the video feed was at times even beautiful to watch, you were making good use of the limited live vid shooting features of the client. There was little to complain about video & sound mixing, so even there you did well.
Say what you will about the final game but technically this was an event the EVE community can be proud of. I was certainly proud to be in the audience. Hats off to everyone in the crew, and again, special thanks to the guys in the studio.