Recently, I have a seen a few videos about SP HL/HL2 mods and I don’t think they are very good (not that I think mine are), but they have a LOT of views. I think I can do better, not just better than the videos I currently produce (which are only uploaded streams and the new Minute Mods series) but also better than the ones I have seen.
I have created what I believe is the best resource for single player maps and mods and with regard to videos I am not doing a very good job of utilizing that resource.
What I would to start to do is create some videos that showcase some mods but use aspects other than the generic “Top 10 HL2 mods”. Well, I do want to do that, but I am sure there is a lot more I could do too.
One misconception people have is that I remember all the maps and mods I have played and can recite the locations, and story etc. I can’t. I really do have a terrible memory and there is only so many notes you can take before it becomes impossible to find something.
So I am asking readers for help.
Initially, I would like to create three videos, each mentioning 3 or 4 mods. I prefer to keep the videos shorter and create more of them than have 10 in one video but only show a few moments worth of gameplay footage from each.
I would like you, in fact I NEED you to suggest mods and maps for the following videos:
1. Interesting gameplay mechanics
Currently I have Transmissions: Element 120 and Curse: Episodes. I am looking for a mod that had crows in it as one of the main enemies. If you looked at the crow for too long you died.
2. Atmospheric Settings.
I don’t have any obvious candidates for this video.
3. Epic Battles
This idea was discussed on the Half-Life sub-Reddit and I think it would make a good topic for a video.
I am open to all suggestions regarding other videos and if I could produce 4 videos a year that would be great.
I will also be producing a video for each entrant to the Hall of Honour, which will be like the Hall of Fame but for people.
Lastly, I also plan to create a Minute Mod and a longer showcase for each mapping challenge from this point forward.
Really lastly, I am looking for a collaborator for creating the videos. I have no doubt that with the right committed person, the videos would be better than if I tried to make them alone. If you are interested, please contact me. But please don’t be angry if I say “Thank you, but no thanks”. I need to find the perfect person for this.