Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Deck of the Week Play testing = EPIC FAIL?

Hey everybody, this is Kevin from Klotz Productions and today I would like to address some of the issues I have with my new Deck of the Week play testing videos as well as get your opinions. 

Bad Audio
- It has been brought to my attention that the audio in the current videos is really bad.  The audio from Magic Workstation is way too loud and I am speaking way too softly.  I realized how loud the game was after the first match, so it should be better in the second and third matches against the Eldrazi and Metal Red decks.  However, I realize that I am still speaking way too softly in those videos as well.  So this is an issue I plan on addressing next week if I do these videos again.

Magic Workstation
- It has also been brought to my attention that there are other programs out there that may be better to use for testing MTG online other than Magic Workstation.  I will look into these options and see what I think about using something else instead.

Continuing the DOW Series?
- I need your opinions as to if I should continue the Deck of the Week series or not.  Should I keep doing the series and the play testing and make the correct adjustments to make the testing of higher quality?  Should I do the Deck of the Week video but stop doing the play testing?  Should the DOW video be done in a program like Magic Workstation or should I go back to editing them like I did in the first episode?  Or should I stop the Deck of the Week all together and just spend the time focusing on the videos I am good at which is the live game plays from the shop?  Let me know what you think.

In closing, I apologize for the errors in the recent videos.  It is a learning process for me and I plan on making them better.  For those of you that have been with me since the beginning you know that even my highlights videos didn't start out at the quality that they are today. 

Thanks to everybody for your support and I will talk to you all later.

PS: The links at the top of the blog page work now.


  1. I love the DOW videos and watching you test them out; here is a vote for continuing the series. Thanks for noticing the sound issue, but trust me, it didn't keep me from watching it. I say as long as doing this doesn't detract from your videos if live play, keep up the good work!!

  2. My opinion is that you should definetely continue the dow series. I personally can't stand MWS, and think it would be better going back to the editing of the first dow. But I love the concept and your commentary and being introduced to these new decks. Thanks.