I made a two requests and a suggestion this morning about putting HUD layouts into videos and text size. Joe is all over it same day in the thread at http://www.deucescracked.com/forums/7-Research-and-Development-/topics/429971-Production-Values?#post_3714191
Joe and the team aren't perfect, but they're not exactly Google support, you know?
That's obviously good, but it's far from a significant change and doesn't take more than just Joe PM'img this to every coach and leaving it up to them to stick to that suggestion. Besides, him being all over it in the thread doesn't mean much to me until I actually see every video coming out with this implemented from this day forward. Your suggestion #3 in that thread would be something worth seeing implemented and there is def more than one guy in the world that can do this, I know a couple of people at pokerstrategy do it, but obviously that's not gonna happen here, because it would require some dedication and hiring new people and whatnot.
I was thinking more along the lines if we , for example, made a thread asking for series similar to "Moneytrain to Midstakesville", preferably having jk3a back as the coach, or having Tom as the student, but would obviously be fine with any other coach as long as the idea, content, structure, stakes are similar, and having a decent amount of users support this idea, would we actually see a series like that anytime in the near future, or we'd get the usual Owner: "Definitely looks like a good idea, we'll see what we can do!" reply and get stuck with watching WSOP review, 193 episode long math book review series and 25nl full ring videos for months to come?
When you say "live play", do you mean playing hands + commentary at the same time? Surely that would result in reduced quality of either the play or the commentary? I would imagine also that with the restricted choice of sites, US coaches (probably >80% of them) simply don't want to out their last few accountnames. Also, with the whole poker world spending 2 months in Vegas, it hasn't been the easiest time to respond.
When I say "live play" I mean either what you just described, or a coach reviewing his OWN video. I have said already why I would prefer to see videos like that from time to time in the thread where I requested them, so I'm not going to repeat myself here, as that is not the point. Take Grindcore's series as an example, it's a huge hit within the community and is mostly live play with him commentating. He's also European, so why we are not seeing more videos from him is beyond me, unless of course he is not willing to make vids anymore.
Also It's not like videos like that have been lacking only during the WSOP, apart from the GC's series there haven't been any since January, I believe. And if any small stakes coach wants to hide his screennames he shouldn't really deserve to be a coach.