I used to love Markiplier. Sadly he has changed. And his fan base has become toxic. If you make a comment such as agreeing with another viewer wishing to see more lets plays which is what his channel used to be, you will be attack by fan girls and boys who think if they will defend him enough may be he will notice them. It is clear that he is trying to move on away from lets plays but will not admit it because he will most likely lose the gaming community that helped him reach his first million. He even stated he knows this YouTube thing won't last forever and thus why he is taking singing and acting lessons. When I agreed with another poster (mind you both of us were not nasty about it we simply said "Less skits and more lets plays" he allowed fans to attack both of us until he finally jumped in with a "I did not make this channel for you I made it for everyone." Which is odd because if that is the case I am part of everyone and everyone who liked our comments. ...more
These markiplier fans are very immature. Some hipocrite below me says to keep our opinions to ourselves, but he has the nerve to make HIS loud and clear. Another one says to go die. Seriously? You need to grow up. This vote is on worst YouTube gaming channels, not the worst person I think Markiplier is a good person, but I can't stand this overly defensive fanbase who thinks we hate him personally. I also don't like his video content overall, since all he plays are lame simulators and games that people really don't care about. He screams all the time and isn't serious about gaming at all. Go ahead and thumb down this comment if you want, but I'm only being brutally honest: Markiplier's gaming channel is stupid.
I have a 10yo brother who loves Markiplier and has become part of his toxic fan base. I always tell him the bad things about Mark like "he only does it for the money" and "he acts like a toddler and only finds the most childish games possible to entertain his 2-second-attention-span viewers, exaggerates everything, and doesn't care about his community" but he always says "no you're wrong he cares about the people that watch his videos and the games he plays aren't bad, the games YOU play are bad and no one can believe what you say", so basically "stupid hater" (and just for reference, the main games I play are RaC, JaD, the Phantasy Star series, the Final Fantasy series, and SMG 1&2, and I think everyone can agree these are good games, especially compared to the cancer that Markiplier plays). There was a short period of time where Markiplier was at least bearable to watch, but after a while I realized it was just yelling into a microphone and ...more - ps4star
It's not just him who is annoying and lame, but also his fan base of 14 year old girls and childish fanboys which make his name seem even worse than it already is. His inspiration, by the way, is nothing new to us since PewDiePie was already doing what he was doing three years before he ever did, and about his videos- his taste in video games is absolutely bland, and doesn't seem to have anything special about it, that proves that all he wants is attention on YouTube. I used to like him back when he was playing SCP and Amnesia, I mean, those were decent games, but if he wants to discontinue playing good games, then he really isn't going anywhere with popularity in my opinion. He doesn't deserve to call himself a gamer, or even a YouTube gamer. Not to mention that playing games drunk is absolutely stupid.
He is entertaining in my opinion to watch. And I laugh at a lot of his stuff, but recently I realized I do not like what I have been seeing. He says a lot of "thank you's" and spews of affection towards his fans in his videos, but I do not think he thinks of them as people. It kind of makes me think about this actor named Tom Hiddleston. He came off as a nice guy and all 'just' but he treated his fans like an accessory like numbers.
Mark does the same I feel. I am bothered how his really blinded fans overlook this. They try very hard to get his attention in the comments and anyway they can, and they miss vital things that show 'this guy don't want to talk to them'. Recently I looked at his livestream and I was horrified to hear him say something along the lines of: "I think it's funny how many people are requesting to share contact information with me. As if I'd talk to them."
But he goes on and on about how he has this community, yeah right it's a ...more
All he does is talk loud and scream louder, it's a real shame 'cause back when he first started he was nothing like that-didn't overplay being scared at all (like he does now).
I can't understand why Markiplier's fans think he really cares about them he doesn't. He wouldn't be where he is today if it wasn't for his fans, but it's not like we all know Markiplier personally, and it's not like Markiplier is going to care about his precious fanbase anymore once he gets the money he wants. He's going to, at some point, become PewDiePie and care about nothing but uploading videos for money, regardless of their content quality. Look, I believe it's very generous that Markiplier donates to charity, and I know that he has went through tough times in his life, but he's not a very good gamer, and someday he's not going to care about much about his fans, knowing that they don't know him personally, and that they don't know how he truly feels about things. How can he care so much for his fans, and cry over the things that they do for him? I just can't understand.
I agree with the others below me. When I first saw his videos I thought 'gold'. Now he gives me a headache and I can't enjoy watching the game play because he's making stupid unfunny jokes that only 5 year olds would laugh at. 'oh he said butt haha' or 'oh he's making weird slurpy noises' yea no, those things stopped being funny when I got into middle school. And he justifies it as 'changing'. But how can you change from a serious YouTuber that cretics games and makes quite witty jokes at times to just outright screaming and making out with everything and constant sex or poops jokes. That's not changing to be better. that's more like unevolving. He's nothing more than Pewdiepie clone now and I can't stand him anymore. I'm so sad about that but he's doing it for the money now. He used to be such a stand up guy. Now he's just a clone jerk.._.
I first stepped onto Markiplier's when I was searching for some Slender videos about 2.5 years ago. I really liked his videos and decided to subscribe to him. I then thought I should watch all of his older videos before I watch the more recent ones. And so I went through over 2000 of his videos (it's not a joke) one after another and I really liked them. But then 2015 came and Mark began to change. There were more and more stupid jokes, constant overreacting, memes that he was purposly feeding community with and really dumb edits. The quality of his videos really lowered to the point that I couldn't possibly stand them anymore. Also, his fanbase is just a bunch of kids who'll blindly defend him and his videos calling everyone criticising him "stupid haters". I can't believe Mark has changed so much, he used to be a really cool YouTuber I really enjoyed watching but now he's completely different in a really bad way.
Doesn't play games as much as he does yell at them. He obviously exaggerates reactions to appease his fan base which isn't all bad, but it looks ridiculous and there are already 100 you tubers like him. I am honestly surprised he became popular.
Fake reactions, screaming like a retard, coming up with asinine characters (tiny box tim), playing any and all horror games and saying it's the scariest game ever. I wonder where I've heard all that before.
Such a sellout. All he does is upload videos that aren't funny, and makes money doing so, just so that his overly defensive fan base of white knights can suck up to him. If only he could be like he was 2 or 3 years ago where he played ACTUAL good games and didn't try so hard to please his fans, let alone appreciate their contributions to his gaming channel. I don't think it's going to happen. But I wish he could just mature a bit.
This guy was the main YouTube gamer that really annoyed me. I stumbled upon his video not having a clue who he was, just thought he was some other dude. He had some interesting horror games posted that were a bit dated but I still wanted to know about them, so I thought id watch. The whole entire video he was awkward, annoying, overdone, and childish. His obnoxious ways of lame joke after lame joke, his not shutting up and constantly distracting from the viewers experience of the game, his overbearing voice and unnecessary screaming. It was really aggravating. I actually just sat there and hate-watched the video until the end just to see the extent of this kids absurdity. I thought "whatever. he's an annoying idiot going nowhere and his videos suck". Then I find out he's famous and rich from this dumbass act. And I just thought "are you kidding me? This is what we want now as a general mass? "
I mean I'm all for making money on YouTube, if it works for him I ...more
I used to like him. He was funny and I appreciated how he has done charities in the past. But now, he tends to over exaggerate and I feel that he doesn't feel so real to me anymore. He also seems a bit self-obsessed. I guess fame is just a sick trap. When you're given too much, it changes you into the person you don't want to be.
When it comes down to it, his reactions are so forced. I watched his FNAF videos as the new games came out since he generally was the first person to post videos on it. However, I normally just skim through it to get what the games are like. His reactions are SO forced and faked that it is extremely grating. On top of that, any YouTube gamer that just posts unedited gameplay already is low in my books. It's so little effort and makes for low quality videos. When you contrast it with YouTubers like Mr Sark who only include the funny bits that they feel their viewers will like and actually add after effects to their videos, it really makes content like that of Markiplier and Pewdiepie look terrible.
What a sad story Markiplier is. I'm not a fan of his "type" of videos anymore anyways, but, when I still watched him, he tried to say he would stay a humble channel that cared for his viewers. Now he just screams like pewdiepie, edits his videos for dumb effect (so you can hear only the loudest, most forced screams), and uses dumb voices that grate at the ears. The worst part is that he knows what he's doing. He knows that the more videos he posts, the more cash he gets. He knows that if he spends more time making click-baity title cards, he doesn't have to care about the content or it's quality. He knows that if he plays stupid, babby games (Goat Simulator, Turbo Dismount, etc. ), he will get more clicks than obscure horror games, which he said, at one point, he would never give up for games like those mentioned above. The thing is, everyone wants their favorite artist to be successful. However, it's bull to think that originally good people cannot fall into the traps of ...more
He edits the videos so that a boring clip won't be showed for fifteen minutes.
This manchild doesn't even try to be funny. It's kind of like the NEW SpongeBob equivalent of YouTube gaming channels. There's no real thought behind it just a man screeching behind a camera. I have to deal with my roommates watching him and anytime I hear his voice it's like nails on a chalkboard.
He doesn't try to make jokes, he doesn't try to be clever, his entire sense of "comedy" is based around his own shock value of destroying his own vocal chords.
Congrats, you're terrible. Try to make intelligent content that doesn't consist of screaming the whole time.
With all honesty, I am a markiplier fan. I got here because my friend HATES markiplier. I'm not going to bash you, but don't bash me for saying my opinion. "Ugh durrr it's a mark fan" please don't be a hypocrite. I think he does overreact sometimes, but most of the time it seems quite genuine. He is a very honest and generous person. I'll be honest, he has become less funny in these more recent videos. I very much prefer the old ones, but he still cracks me up a lot. Markiplier is always trying to change things for the better by doing charity, and I highly respect that. Now, as far as his video quality goes, he can derp around every now and then, but he just has such a goofy personality that gets me every time. Again, please don't bash me for my opinion. Respect it like I am respecting yours. Thank you for reading my opinion!
I was a subscriber since 500. Then he was the most caring person ever and I know that it's hard talking to a big community heart to heart, but it seems like he's faking it now. I use to be proud of Markiplier, but now...
His scream and comments are just plain annoying. While I do not mind commentaries, he doesn't have to try so hard to talk every 5 seconds, it just became annoying especially during game dialogues where I'd rather listen to their talks than his stupid "Ooh" and "Ah" and some immature comments.
It's sad to see people that favor Markiplier over Pewdiepie, or vice-versa. They are practically the same YouTuber. I feel like Markiplier just copied Pewdiepie. Most of his fandom believes that Pewdiepie is a jerk, even though they are basically the same! Mark has some good content here and there, but his fandom tends to be awful and his content tends to be the same boring gameplay that others do.
I find that I only really end up liking his stuff when he figures out how the game works instead of just jumping the gun and trying to be funny. I really miss that serious concentrated face that he used to make when playing through some of his older games.
His older videos are the only thing watchable for me. His content went down hill he is to all over the place for me to enjoy anymore. Also to me he has a aura around him that just screams I am better than you and comes off as a mega ass when working with other people. Fame and money sadly destroyed people.
God damnit, I had this whole long, potentially well-worded mini-essay on why I dislike and don't respect Markiplier anymore, but I accidentally clicked the + button again... Well, he sucks, his videos suck, his charities are just publicity stunts to improve his own standing and to inflate his ego even more (though I'm doubting it can get any bigger without him running for president), and I think he's a prick.
I saw a few of his sister location let's plays, so I decided to watch his other Fnaf videos. They were all right, so I thought he's just another let's player. Fine. But then I saw his other content (drunken let's plays, seriously, who does that? He. Apparently.), I hate how he immensely overreacts to everything, doesn't even pay attention to his games, thus elongating "the content" by overlooking crucial information on how to play, what to do... All that combined is a recipe for unsubbing for a gamer who just wants good quality let's plays and a bit of banter on the side.