Covering videos in this job is just plain annoying. It is. An information-dense text post takes me a few minutes to read through, I can parse out Final Fantasy XIV patch notes in 15 minutes or so and that’s about the top end of information density. In a video, though, that same amount of information gets stretched out significantly, so a 1200 word post on a website turns into a 40-minute video that contains much less actual information than that runtime might convey.
Still, there are games like Sea of Thieves that almost exclusively communicate via videos, and I can only assume that players like them. (Or that they’re leaning hard on gamed algorithms that say everyone engages with video content, which is also plausible.) Plus, you know, there’s a difference between “covering and analyzing this information” and “watching the developers for a thing I enjoy.” So what do you say? Do you like developer videos for MMOs? Do you actually watch them? Or would you also much prefer a text post that’s more focused on useful details?