It’s Election Time….

…or popularity contest if you prefer. Where eager young things put their ‘X’ next to the candidate that they think mirrors their own values and will make the biggest change in their life, while the older more cynical voters know that whoever wins will actually change nothing….. That’s right peeps, it’s UK General Election time Machine Premier Director voting time.

Machinima have put a poll on Facebook for users to vote on who they think should be the next Premier Director to fill Hutch’s spot. A couple of the directors have put “Vote for me” vids up….but you know what, and this is the problem with popularity contests/democracy, people in general are fairly blinkered, selfish and short sighted (and have really poor collective memories).

Tjeb is in the lead at this point, romping home by the look of it. And why shouldn’t he? He’s young and fun and talks about boobs and touching yourself – which exactly describes the general YouTube Community. The demographic for the YouTube MW2/gaming community is Tjeb so of course they’re going to vote for him!

Forget about the guy in the hat who’s been there from the beginning, or that dude who runs around with the knife while making some very acute observations on life, even the guy with the really offensive custom classes is trailing waaaaaay behind the crazy young Swede.

But get this – I like Tjeb, I’ve been subscribed to him for a while in internet terms, but personally, I don’t think he deserves it. *GASP* (I can feel the hate cannons swivel in my direction…) It’s true, I don’t. I think he’s a good player, and his commentaries are fun and entertaining, but lately he’s put up hardly any videos and the majority of his recent efforts have been *yawn* quickscoping. Obviously he has a life, but so does every other person the list.

Some of the other names on the list have been much more active and consistent in posting vids for their subscribers, but that’s democracy for you. The candidate that most closely matches the demographic is the person who wins – that’s how it is and that’s how it’s always been.

So congratulations to Tjeb on your Premier Director status. What do you mean the polls haven’t closed yet? It’s a one horse race!

I’ve been David, and you’ve been awesome!

Peas and loaves.

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8 thoughts on “It’s Election Time….

    • OnlyUseMeBlade for me. I like NextGen Tactics, but their vids don’t do enough tactically. They’re Geoff-lite.

      The others…..well Junkyard does the same stuff all the time (I like him, and he’s so upbeat and positive it’s amazing). Trumpf doesn’t really upload that much. Xcalizorz has taken a big dose of complainerade. Fistdacuff – just don’t like his stuff. Jaxxo…. don’t watch his vids. Paincakes – I like him, he’s on my subs list and I almost put him in the Three to Watch one week, but again, not that many videos. And Dubblejord…. he’s a good player, but don’t like his commentaries.

      But the community vote is going to be Tjeb – there’s no doubt.

    • Wings didn’t make the list, he’s probably been a bit too controversial lately. I don’t think they’ll sign up elpresador unless FPSKyle sorts him out with a PVR so he can get some gameplay up.

      I checked your blog and channel out when you first posted but didn’t know if the vids were yours or reposts….I guess now I know the answer to that 🙂

      Are you thinking of doing commentaries, or just gameplays?

  1. just gameplay at the moment mainly search and destroy matches , may do commentaries in the future .

    whats the benefits of being a prem director for machinima do you know ?

    • I don’t know what the benefits are. To be honest I’m not that familiar with how Machinima grades their directors, and I’m pretty sure that the Machinima contract includes some sort of clause that prevents their directors from discussing their contracts or how much they earn.

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