I Hit It With My Axe: Episode 13: Aaaah! Rat! Giant Bee!

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Episode 13: Aaaah! Rat! Giant Bee!

The party escapes the palace, but finds a army of goblins instead of their horses.

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I like D&D sessions but for some reason I just can't enjoy this show...
I don't know what's really wrong about it :P

Wow. Must be pretty sad as the creator being put next to Yahtzee every week.

Just look at the comment numbers. Ouch.

I love this series. I've never played D&D, but I dunno, I enjoy watching it. Dunno why it's on the same day, and pretty much time, as Yahtzee though.

Pretty cool to see the guy in a Phobia t-shirt as well.

Really? I'm excited we're put next to Yahtzee. I watch his show after I watch ours.

I'm still amazed that even though some people don't like the show, they still come back and watch it and comment.

Oh, and there's a whole thread of comments listing how unimportant comment numbers are in the popularity of a show.
May12 1ishpm. Comments on Episode 9:

Archon:

danpascooch:

Look at the threads under the shows, there are no clamoring "FIRST" that you see in a ZP, no 95% shared opinion that it was "good" you don't see barely any at all of "Keep up the good work!"

The people who post on the threads generally don't like it, and you have to understand that people who LIKE it are more likely to post than people who have stopped caring because they don't.

We definitely appreciate you airing your views and we are actually fair ruthless about cancelling shows that aren't doing as well as they need to.

But this is a case where what you think you know about how things work is totally wrong, and its leading you to false conclusions. We actually crunch the numbers on things like this very carefully.

In fact, users are more likely to post if they do NOT like a show than if they do like a show. A show that everyone likes gets very few comments relative to its size. For instance, our most popular show (ZP) has only around 3 comments per 25 video streams. Our least popular show has 25 comments per 100 video streams. The difference between them is an order of magnitude. And this correlation holds true for every show on the site. More comments per video stream means fewer video streams.

The reason for this, of course, is that on the internet, nobody has anything nice to say. People generally only post to tell you're wrong, like you did to us, and like I'm doing now. The vast majority of folks who liked the show enjoyed it and moved on without saying anything, just like I didn't say anything to all the people I agreed with.

If we used the comments to decide which shows to keep, we'd have killed every show. When we first launched MovieBob, everybody who posted said they hated him - go back and read how snide and mean the comments were. Now he has one of the most popular shows on the site. Go back and read about ZP when we first launched him. Tons of negativity about how we ruined The Escapist.

The actual metric of interest is thus not the number of negative comments, but the rate of change of comments versus traffic over time.

By those metrics, we see Axe growing.

I really enjoy how they seem to get more and more into it each week. Like when sahsa grey? Says in a really serious voice "die motherfucker.. 4, yes!" that made me lol

Honestly? I actually happen to quite like Axe. The idea that anyone can be a closet geek is oddly comforting to me, a public metalhead and gym rat but secret nerd du jour.

Plus I'm developing a growing crush on Justine, who's absolutely hilarious.

That was awesome how Justine was tossed up and turned goblins to stone. Summoning the rat and the Giant Bee is great cuz it reminds me of the episode of Doctor Who with Agatha Christie and a Giant Alien Bee. I can't wait to see what that flask of vomit is capable of. One time I played a D&D game where my fellow characters and I were graduation from a school and got a gift of tiny arrows too small for a bow and too weak for a crossbow but apparently we found out later when I stabbed an evil wizard with it that they were in fact Acid Darts.

I'm waiting for the batshit crazy creative shit to happen my group once caried around polymorphed giant's (goldfish)just so they could throw it in a room kill it and have it expand and kill everything in the room, otherwise it's a novel concept the net can use more shows that are difirent.

You girls should let yourself go if you can make the DM doubt you've won.

And why not have it at the same time as Yahtzee it's the internets it'll be on here forever.

Ah vomit - it's the food that once was and could be again (if you're a dog or a really disgusting person)! For some reason I'm reminded of the time we were wandering around in a labyrinth and encountered some "droppings", which I'm sure the DM intended just to indicate that something unpleasant was living in the area. He probably wasn't expecting our cleric to announce that he was picking the turd up and putting it in his pack - I believe his reasoning was "You never know when having feces on hand will be useful!", which is the sort of logic I can really get behind because it's freaking hilarious.

Of course it turned out there never was any poop in his pack because we weren't even in a labyrinth and had been hallucinating the last two gaming sessions, so his cunning plan to pick everything up no matter how disgusting was thwarted, but I like to think he would have found some way to actually use it eventually.

Satine Phoenix:

I'm still amazed that even though some people don't like the show, they still come back and watch it and comment.

I noticed that too, particularly early in the series. I guess they either tapered off or came around. Though it's nice to see more positive comments as the series matures.

Satine Phoenix:
I'm still amazed that even though some people don't like the show, they still come back and watch it and comment.

Heh, were you around for Game Dogs? Great show, nothing but people going out of their way to say how much they hated it. I really hope Season 2 comes back, I loved the entire premise, and hope it wasn't ruined by a vocal minority...

Also, this show kicks ass (See? At least one positive comment!)! It reminds me of my games of D&D. Sadly, my games were all with butt-ugly guys, but the situations we got into are more or less the same :P I need to run a game where the potions are all marked "Vomit". My guess is it's mistranslated. Or it's a kind of laxative.

Also, are you guys gonna bring back any of the guest stars? Sasha was great, and Justine is just exceptionally entertaining.

Chipperz:

Satine Phoenix:
I'm still amazed that even though some people don't like the show, they still come back and watch it and comment.

Heh, were you around for Game Dogs? Great show, nothing but people going out of their way to say how much they hated it. I really hope Season 2 comes back, I loved the entire premise, and hope it wasn't ruined by a vocal minority...

I loved Game Dogs!! I want more! Not sure why people didn't like it. But i'm glad to hear that other people liked it too.

I'm happy to see a bunch of friends, young men and women getting their geek on with one of the most fun gaming activities around.
What's better than a bunch of friends and snacks and drinks and monsters and dungeons?
No one bothering with being sexy, just having fun.
And kudos to your DM, he's doing a great job.

I don't see what all the bitching is about really, the first few episodes were kind of shaky but it got better and easier to follow pretty quick and it's pretty damn entertaining. The story they've been playing keeps getting progressively more interesting and I can't wait to see what happens next each week.

I've been interested in D&D since I played with a few friends in the 6th grade but we were made to stop because someone got pissy about kids playing that sort of thing at school. I've introduced a couple of friends to this series so maybe it will spark their interest and I can get something going.

I don't really see a problem with it being put next to ZP every week either. People are going to watch it or they're not, no one is here making each of us choose every week between Axe and ZP. I watch ZP first and while I'm watching Yahtzee do his thing I have Axe buffering in the background because it takes longer to load. I watch them both what does it matter in which order?

EddySpaghetti:

I wood be ashamed to film in a house like that...i sugest a bigger place with beter lights and a tripod camera...

So...you're the Mussolini kind of Italian rather than the fun kind?

Kivan12:
I really enjoy how they seem to get more and more into it each week. Like when sahsa grey? Says in a really serious voice "die motherfucker.. 4, yes!" that made me lol

Actually that's Kimberly Kane (AKA KK). Sasha Grey was the Guest Star for the first set of episodes, Justine has taken her seat for this session/episode set.

Remember look at the faces, the faces are different. The faces are up. ;)

i'm far from beeng a comie or a fascist hun...xD
I just like clean houses with nice lights...

EddySpaghetti:
i'm ar from beeng a comie or a fascist hun...xD
I just like clean houses with nice lights...

But the show isn't about interior design or how to keep a clean house\apartment, it's about a group of people sitting around playing D&D. Concentrate on the game instead of how much of a mess you think the house is and maybe you'll find things more enjoyable.

tkaStryc9:

EddySpaghetti:
i'm ar from beeng a comie or a fascist hun...xD
I just like clean houses with nice lights...

But the show isn't about interior design or how to keep a clean house\apartment, it's about a group of people sitting around playing D&D. Concentrate on the game instead of how much of a mess you think the house is and maybe you'll find things more enjoyable.

Yeah maybe youre right "Major" i shood shut da fk up and try pay atention....acsept my apologies for beeng a dumbass xD

Tom Roberts:
Remember look at the faces, the faces are different. The faces are up. ;)

You have no idea how hard that made me laugh ( and indeed, I and still laughing right now and finding it hard to type), thanks for that.

The Eggplant:

Plus I'm developing a growing crush on Justine, who's absolutely hilarious.

I don't think it possible not to have a crush on her. I know I've had one for years. hah.

mandymorbid:

EddySpaghetti:

I wood be ashamed to film in a house like that...i sugest a bigger place with beter lights and a tripod camera...

So...you're the Mussolini kind of Italian rather than the fun kind?

I dont see how his race is relevant.That just seems a little petty to me.....

OT: I'll be honest with you I hate IHWMA.It has not one redeeming quality.I only laugh when I think what a dire situation we are in that someone has had to pitch this to Themis Media Group or whatever saying

"What is a nerd's favourite thing? D&D and Porn....Now if only there was a video series which could somehow combine the two..."

If your wondering this post was a result of me wondering why there was so few posts on this video.It became apparent immediately....

Mr.Wiggles:

mandymorbid:

EddySpaghetti:

I wood be ashamed to film in a house like that...i sugest a bigger place with beter lights and a tripod camera...

So...you're the Mussolini kind of Italian rather than the fun kind?

I dont see how his race is relevant.That just seems a little petty to me.....

OT: I'll be honest with you I hate IHWMA.It has not one redeeming quality.I only laugh when I think what a dire situation we are in that someone has had to pitch this to Themis Media Group or whatever saying

"What is a nerd's favourite thing? D&D and Porn....Now if only there was a video series which could somehow combine the two..."

If your wondering this post was a result of me wondering why there was so few posts on this video.It became apparent immediately....

Uhhhhh...Vive la revolucion!!!! leux mouvment anti uhhh idk..that's all the french i know...thx for the backup dude but she was just pissed cose i sed her house was a mess LOL xD

Mr.Wiggles:

mandymorbid:

EddySpaghetti:

I wood be ashamed to film in a house like that...i sugest a bigger place with beter lights and a tripod camera...

So...you're the Mussolini kind of Italian rather than the fun kind?

I dont see how his race is relevant.That just seems a little petty to me.....

OT: I'll be honest with you I hate IHWMA.It has not one redeeming quality.I only laugh when I think what a dire situation we are in that someone has had to pitch this to Themis Media Group or whatever saying

"What is a nerd's favourite thing? D&D and Porn....Now if only there was a video series which could somehow combine the two..."

If your wondering this post was a result of me wondering why there was so few posts on this video.It became apparent immediately....

He made the comment "...here in Italy nobody playes this game...". Mandy made the sarcastic remark/reply because he brought it up. Her comment wasn't petty, it was a snarky jab back in his direction.

Loosen up man. It's just a show. There are enough people that like it and/or the premise. The people that like to comment don't do so on these forums anymore because they don't enjoy rifling through hate comments. Rather, they head directly to the fan page.

Obviously this show isn't for you or those who are OCD about clean houses. People are different and people will live the way they want. Clean or messy. Studio or house. Something obviously set you off if you're missing the whole point of the show and looking at the apartment. Its about human interaction, tactics, breaking stereotypes and ... oh yea.. FUN.

If you don't like it, don't watch it. Seriously... you HATE IHWMA? Hate? Like it made out with your girlfriend behind your back, or tattled on you to your parents or stole your last piece of candy type of hate? Its just a show. No one is forcing you to watch anything. Its not like they created this situation. They heard about our game and asked us if they could document it. ... I'm not going to repeat myself or reference anymore. Read past comments on past episodes. They will answer your questions and address your concerns.

~ Satine

Hahaha, great episode! I loved the epic goblin battle when they reached the surface, and the great image of a giant bee and rat attacking a (probably quite confused) goblin.

There were random bits that were really cool too, like the little history lesson about the weapons the goblins had, and the conversation about the perils of carrying around a loaded crossbow during the credits, lol.

This is my new favorite show on the Escapist, keep up the great work you guys! Looking forward to next wednesday.

Weirdly addicting. I wish I had a chance to play D&D too, I also wish Frankie would take off her horrendous glasses.

Wow i got totaly misunderstood...i was just constructivly criticising the place u ppl film in.
EHM..... CONSTRUCTIVLY (wow that one hell of a word i just typed in considering i learned english of CartoonNetwork an subd movies back in Romania xD)

I apologise sincerly and hope not to get banned as i enjoy watching ZP and most other vids u ppl upload on this wonderfull site *stops liking mods ass*

Satine Phoenix:

Mr.Wiggles:

mandymorbid:

EddySpaghetti:

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I still wouldn't say it was all that relevant to the subject and seemed a little unnecessary.

I would also like to mention that I don't watch IHWMA.So I dont have a problem there I did mention this.

Mr.Wiggles:

If your wondering this post was a result of me wondering why there was so few posts on this video.It became apparent immediately....

As a further note saying, most fans post on the fan site is not any justification for the low comment count. Take an example of a successful series,say LRR. Those guys racked up a total of 158 comments this week and they still maintain a healthy website and fan page to boot.

I think it says something about the show when it receives that much negative feedback.....

(Notice-lack of wiggly line and made up name rhyming with a form of toilet)

(~Burinal)

Honestly, I don't think I've ever played D&D in a clean, well-lighted place. Except one time in a library, and they tried giving it a go with one DM and fourteen players. Clean didn't hold up too well.

Humppaporo:
...I also wish Frankie would take off her horrendous glasses.

Blasphemy!

Those gigantic spectacles not only work for Frankie's style but act as protective gear... ya know, like Darth Vader's over sized helmet kept him alive and worked with his totally pimp ass cape to make him an evil overlord instead of the galaxy's shiniest pimp.

I guess what I am saying is that she's like the evil overlord of adorable...

deadguynotyetburied:
Honestly, I don't think I've ever played D&D in a clean, well-lighted place. Except one time in a library, and they tried giving it a go with one DM and fourteen players. Clean didn't hold up too well.

Yeah, usually when I play there is the DM's daughter (who recently turned 2) grabbing and trying to do something with the figures and dice, and a cat also grabbing and trying to do something with those things. That's not mention the lighting or the other parts that are a mess.

I haven't seen the video yet due to some NoScript/Firefox issues, and I rarely comment on them, because most of my comments would be about the mushrooms or unusual battle tactics. But I have found myself enjoying them more and more.

Mr.Wiggles:

Satine Phoenix:

Mr.Wiggles:

mandymorbid:

EddySpaghetti:

snep

snop

snap

snip

I still wouldn't say it was all that relevant to the subject and seemed a little unnecessary.

I would also like to mention that I don't watch IHWMA.So I dont have a problem there I did mention this.

Mr.Wiggles:

If your wondering this post was a result of me wondering why there was so few posts on this video.It became apparent immediately....

As a further note saying, most fans post on the fan site is not any justification for the low comment count. Take an example of a successful series,say LRR. Those guys racked up a total of 158 comments this week and they still maintain a healthy website and fan page to boot.

I think it says something about the show when it receives that much negative feedback.....

(Notice-lack of wiggly line and made up name rhyming with a form of toilet)

(~Burinal)

I DIDEN'T SAY SNEP!!!! @_@ how did that get there????

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