Stop the FNAF ARG hunt

  • čas přidán 7. 06. 2022
  • Hey guys, it’s time to get real for a moment. When I made the last video about the theoretical FNAF ARG, I did not expect the response it generated. My goal with that video was to get some help digging through the game files and find some clues about what was included in the book. Except, that’s not what happened. So, here I am. We need to talk about that video, ARGs, and making sure no one gets hurt for a CZcams video or video game mystery. Let’s talk about it.
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Komentáře • 11 509

  • G._tnt
    G._tnt Před 5 měsíci +39213

    Without a doubt this is why mat has never stayed "cancelled". He apologizes and explains his mistakes clearly as soon as possible, unlike some othercreators who fake cry after a year.

  • Stephen Chow
    Stephen Chow Před 5 měsíci +9011

    This video feels like MatPat saying "Don't be an idiot" in the most respectful, patient way possible.

  • L&L Equestre
    L&L Equestre Před 5 měsíci +3651

    It's such a shame that someone like matpat has to apologise to pizza place workers just because a bunch of kids can't tell reality from fiction...

  • PinkJunkie 89
    PinkJunkie 89 Před 5 měsíci +4708

    Also, if the ARG requires you to trespass or break the law still don’t do it. I could easily see this happening with abandoned properties and irresponsible creators thinking its fine to leave clues there as the setting has the creep factor and fits their aesthetic. Just don’t assume the ARG creator can just be blindly trusted, they are still just a stranger on the internet.

  • f0xxyb0xxes
    f0xxyb0xxes Před 5 měsíci +629

    You’re totally correct. There really have been no rules for ARGs in the past. So I think it’s great to have specific things to make sure you’re following to keep it fun and safe.

  • Lily DiMaggio
    Lily DiMaggio Před 5 měsíci +7616

    Matpat is like a dad with millions of children.

    • Dragana Zeko
      Dragana Zeko Před 14 dny

      He reached his final Dad Pat form

    • laylamakayla kk
      laylamakayla kk Před 15 dny

      I was just thinking that. I was like oh no Matt went Dad mode.

    • Tranquility
      Tranquility Před měsícem

      I feel like I’m talking to my dad from watching this

    • Anica
      Anica Před 2 měsíci

      actually yeah-🤧

    • Toy freddy
      Toy freddy Před 3 měsíci

      We are like matpat’s kittens

  • bilishu aliss
    bilishu aliss Před 5 měsíci +598

    it's kinda cute for matpat to be giving his community this set of rules in such a nice and understanding way, it feels like he's a dad speaking to his kid

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    • KaiTheDawnWanderer
      KaiTheDawnWanderer Před 4 měsíci +5

      I mean.
      He IS a dad.
      And we ARE sort of like his children (or siblings, for my fellow older watchers.)

    • kttstrwbry
      kttstrwbry Před 5 měsíci +2

      Someone said the exact same comment 11 days ago, what

  • CleoWithMayo
    CleoWithMayo Před 5 měsíci +311

    "A snowflake in an avalanche never feels responsible."
    Thanks for covering this Game Theorists!! Very important etiquette guidelines to follow going forward.

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  • Blue Lopez
    Blue Lopez Před 5 měsíci +154

    Another rule: unless the creator of the ARG or owner of a phone number approves or denies the fact that a private phone number is being used in the ARG, DO NOT CALL IT

  • Grantinator
    Grantinator Před 5 měsíci +127

    This has got to be the best youtuber apology I have ever seen. And I’m glad he took responsibility for his fan base and told everyone to stop doing what they are doing. Huge respect to MatPat. If only all youtubers were this responsible and sincere.

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache Před 5 měsíci +53238

    Mad respect that you’re addressing this as soon as possible because this could’ve escalated quickly and you even offered a great solution so the fanbase would stop before it got out of hand. Nobody could’ve said it better than you did.

    • Shyhalu
      Shyhalu Před 4 měsíci

      @Chase 🐷👑 did you not read my comments?????

    • Chase 🐷👑
      Chase 🐷👑 Před 4 měsíci

      @Shyhalu did you not watch the video????

    • Chase 🐷👑
      Chase 🐷👑 Před 4 měsíci

      @Samuel Daniels did you not watch the video?? or are you just mad for no reason???

    • Chase 🐷👑
      Chase 🐷👑 Před 4 měsíci

      @Amadeus Greenwood you are looking way too deep into it. he didnt expect anyone to be dumb enough to harass real employees over an ARG that isnt even confirmed to be real.

    • Chase 🐷👑
      Chase 🐷👑 Před 4 měsíci

      @Fanged he has a wife and toddler. hes going to be busy.

  • Solace
    Solace Před 5 měsíci +179

    You did this so well. Huge respect to you, Mat. I love how you just say 'STOP'. no garbage, no filler. straight to the point. thank you for apologizing to the businesses. thanks for just being this awesome person that you are

  • The Warrior Lord
    The Warrior Lord Před 5 měsíci +64

    The level of maturity this had to take was astronomical, the point of the video was also super clear and upright, congrats Mat, You got another point of bravery!

  • Enrique Garcia
    Enrique Garcia Před 5 měsíci +61

    This legitimately like the birth of the ESRB rating system. It's awesome that matpat here is spearheading this initiative to set a series of guidelines to hold yourself accountable for, like a society should.

    • J Murray
      J Murray Před 4 měsíci

      Let’s hope this isn’t as arbitrary and hand wringy as the WSRB and other ratings boards

  • Limbo Kid The Dank
    Limbo Kid The Dank Před 5 měsíci +135

    it's kinda cute for matpat to be giving his community this set of rules in such a nice and understanding way, it feels like he's a dad speaking to his kid

  • Samuele Zichella
    Samuele Zichella Před 5 měsíci +3510

    The fact that Matpat stepped forward, addressed the issue, apologized for it and took upon himself to make sure it doesn't happen again, shows a great deal of both maturity and responsibility. I'm sure this video alone will help many new arg players in the future. So, thank you, Matpat.

    • Zion Zix
      Zion Zix Před 2 dny

      I can see it also helping a lot of ARG creators.

    • Meltz
      Meltz Před 5 měsíci

      read my name

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    • Delta_Rose
      Delta_Rose Před 5 měsíci +7

      @Ezio_ACfan because its a top comment and they are using it to gain attentions and clicks

    • TobiRevBlackFire
      TobiRevBlackFire Před 5 měsíci +6

      @Ezio_ACfan just report em as spam fam, its that simple.

  • nerdseyderpy
    nerdseyderpy Před 5 měsíci +29

    I think one of the rules should be to not actually take anything found in the real world for an ARG as your own. Snap a photo or something and leave it there.

  • Mikaela Hanger
    Mikaela Hanger Před 5 měsíci +37

    This kind of stuff is why I am proud to be a part of the Theorist community. Everything is handled so well, with so much thought and care towards both sides of an issue.

  • Blue Skies Are Grey
    Blue Skies Are Grey Před 5 měsíci +34

    Thanks for defending our local college town, Matt! It means a lot and Im glad you addressed the issue!

  • Games In character
    Games In character Před 5 měsíci +37

    I actually actively participated in the Gravity Falls ARG and the statue being a physical real thing was just amazing and made the show even more great.

  • Keilah Burnell
    Keilah Burnell Před 5 měsíci +30

    You're the absolute best MatPat. Taking responsibility and set your fans straight while teaching a lesson. And that's why we love you ❤️

  • Maxilz
    Maxilz Před 5 měsíci +22

    Give this man an award already. Mad respect to MatPat for addressing this in such a clear and professional manner.

  • Luke Murray
    Luke Murray Před 5 měsíci +10

    While I may not always see eye to eye with MatPat's views, videos like this prove that he and his team are deserving of the success they have. Keep doing your thing MatPat.

  • Brian Parker
    Brian Parker Před 5 měsíci +12

    You already had my respect for all you’ve done-not only for your audience but for the world-but my respect for you just PEAKED after this. We love you MatPat. Thank you for all you do for us

  • Declan Cross
    Declan Cross Před 5 měsíci +4623

    HUGE respect to Matt and the crew for addressing this. These rules feel like they should be obvious, but of course there will always be those outlier groups. Let’s all solve these types of things the responsible way!

    • Luna Oak
      Luna Oak Před 5 měsíci +2

      Game theory is the adult of the Internet

    • Meltz
      Meltz Před 5 měsíci

      read my name

    • UNM Student
      UNM Student Před 5 měsíci

      @Josh the Joshey Boii That's the fourth ill use of comment replies under this one alone.

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      E Před 5 měsíci +1


    • UNM Student
      UNM Student Před 5 měsíci +2

      @KILLNET🇷🇺 What are you getting at?

  • Beatrice Hawthorne
    Beatrice Hawthorne Před 5 měsíci +13

    MatPat address this situation like a dad, even in the tone of his voice and expressions, this is why we love him.
    (Ps. We are sorry)

  • AngelVII
    AngelVII Před 5 měsíci +5

    Thank you to the entire theorist team, but especially MatPat, for yet again, leading by example. This is what healthy accountability looks like. We are lucky to have such an amazing community.

  • Fat Cat
    Fat Cat Před 5 měsíci +9

    A really mature way to take responsibility for your community's actions. I think having those rules spelled out is a great way to help your largely young and/or neurodivergent audience understand something that may not be obvious to them at first.

  • Debjani Chatterjee
    Debjani Chatterjee Před 5 měsíci +4

    You explained this issue and with the solutions like a real parent . And even though i was not included in any of your arg's neither this one I would still do my best to never forget these logical and should be followed because they are related to real life, rules . Thanks matpat 👍🏻

  • Claramata
    Claramata Před 4 měsíci +28

    As someone who played and researched ARGs YES THIS THIS THIS. Also: bring a buddy for any real world pickups/clue hunts. I once went, alone, at night, through an unfamiliar part of new York City and picked up a package at a random building and now 10 years later I look back like "wow I could have gotten into trouble doing that I should have brought a friend"

  • Néysa C
    Néysa C Před 15 hodinami

    I'm pretty sure this is a lecture for the kids

  • Donovan Loreman
    Donovan Loreman Před 5 měsíci +6

    I always wondered when something like this would occur for an ARG. I thought it was just common. I cant imagine the legal implications of this.

  • deep gray
    deep gray Před 5 měsíci +15

    MatPat is like a dad who has a tons of animatronic childrens.

  • RandomGuyOnTheInternet
    RandomGuyOnTheInternet Před 5 měsíci +2915

    I’m glad that when MatPat knows that his fanbase screws up, he addresses it instead of ignoring it. Mad props dude

  • The Artsy Panda
    The Artsy Panda Před 5 měsíci +13

    This is why I love matpat. He’s one of the only creators I’ve been watching for 5 years consecutively now. He’s very respectable and very aware and on top of his community. Very grateful to be a part of such a great community🥰

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  • Imaproshaman
    Imaproshaman Před 5 měsíci +3

    It's really great that you always apologize when necessary. Thank you for just being direct and honest about things like this.

  • Michael Blatz
    Michael Blatz Před 5 měsíci +7

    Thanks for addressing this Matt. Most CZcamsrs wouldn't address this type of situation, but your different and better!

  • Static
    Static Před 5 měsíci +3

    You should totally add some kind of pop-up thingy in the last video linked to this to make it even more obvious for newer viewers of that video! Thank you so much for taking accountability and addressing everything accordingly, Matpat. Always unafraid to be genuine as always.

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    #3 on trending with 2M views and no ads, no shaming, no evading responsibility, THIS is non-toxic, genuine accountability. Addressing an issue straight to the point, respectfully, and quickly. Thank you, Mat, for upholding the standards of this community you’ve amassed, you continue to show why this community is so great.

  • VHNexus
    VHNexus Před 5 měsíci +2

    This is why I respect matpat, he doesn’t take his fans to his advantage making huge internet armies that harass others or spam other channels. He quickly noticed the problem and told everyone to stop and promptly apologized to the victims before things got too serious. Mad respect

  • Sasukebabby15
    Sasukebabby15 Před 5 měsíci

    I have such respect for this channel. MatPat and his team for addressing this where not all creates would have. Mad respect!

  • The Guardian Soul
    The Guardian Soul Před 5 měsíci +2

    Respect my friend, very well said on everything you noted and stated when it comes to safety, privacy, & most importantly, avoiding all illegal negativity.

  • Ihaveonly1jack
    Ihaveonly1jack Před 5 měsíci +2370

    This feels like a dad giving his best dad talks to his children. This is why we love this channel!!

    • Pau P
      Pau P Před 5 měsíci

      @castleprice Why? it is not like he said "go into the real world and harass the locals!" no he said that he needed help from the Mobile fnaf games and the coloring books.

    • sora
      sora Před 5 měsíci +1

      It makes it better that matpat is actually a dad himself

    • castleprice
      castleprice Před 5 měsíci

      @Argon Whatever, I don't forgive him.

    • ForTheLoveOfGodLaugh
      ForTheLoveOfGodLaugh Před 5 měsíci

      Because 70% of the FNAF fanbase IS children

    • Argon
      Argon Před 5 měsíci +3

      @castleprice I mean even with all of that aside, matpat is a great guy. Why not be positive?

  • mr gamer cool dude
    mr gamer cool dude Před 5 měsíci +4

    I find it funny how insane everyone went, but seriously thank you for like immediately addressing the problem

  • Rayneingdown
    Rayneingdown Před 5 měsíci +1

    I watched this video on silent to help boost it (and I’m glad it ended up trending according to other comments) directly after the premier because I saw a notice for someone else live covering everything, but I was in the middle of getting homework done. Watching it for real, I’m glad to see how this was handled but can definitely see and hear the stress.
    Thank you MatPat and the entire theorist team for handling the issue as fast as possible, and I hope every loyal theorist that was accidentally causing trouble saw or sees this video.

  • Kiri_licious
    Kiri_licious Před 5 měsíci

    Respect for Matpat, and the rest of the gang, for acknowledging this AND being respectful and sincere when discussing the situation. Also, for taking action instead of ignoring it. And no, I honestly don't think it's your fault, or maybe even the people's fault. Whole thing was a HUGE misunderstanding and that's okay, as long as it is addressed and redirected towards a better alternative to harrassment. So yeah, I have respect for these channels. Love you forever, guys.💙💙💙

  • MrUffalo
    MrUffalo Před 5 měsíci

    Massive respect to matpat for doing this video and right before leaving for a flight too. This video really had everything needed to know in it and it was fun to watch even though I learned not going new, have a nice trip.

  • Haley Arrowood
    Haley Arrowood Před 5 měsíci +5544

    I like how Matt Patt quickly responds to anything he thinks could hurt his fans like honestly, mad respect

    • Cole DiBiase
      Cole DiBiase Před 5 měsíci

      @Leo JS
      Point me to a video of his with either of those.

    • ellaser93
      ellaser93 Před 5 měsíci +4

      There was some blow back about MatPat finding the transphobic "Attack Helicopter" meme funny. Then he doubled down on it when folks told him it was transphobic.

    • Gian Falduti
      Gian Falduti Před 5 měsíci +1

      Not his fans wtf u saying

    • Lytron Tolson
      Lytron Tolson Před 5 měsíci +2

      @Leo JS ?

    • The Casual Wendigo
      The Casual Wendigo Před 5 měsíci +1

      Or hurt his brand.

  • superbearchrist
    superbearchrist Před 5 měsíci +2

    Honestly I think it's the fnafs fan base fault. Most gaming communities have the common sense not to call and harass others and just dig through game files or websites for hints on anything even ARGs. Honestly I was curious what this was about but none of this is Matpats fault.

  • -[EMMA] H0T Girl-C0me 0ver L!ve

    Mad respect that you’re addressing this as soon as possible because this could’ve escalated quickly and you even offered a great solution so the fanbase would stop before it got out of hand. Nobody could’ve said it better than you did.

  • Brosmice
    Brosmice Před 5 měsíci +1

    The "rule" at 8:26 reminded me of something that happened in an ARG 2 months ago. For the "Angels of the Zariman" update in Warframe, they made a mini-arg, and one of the last clues we had was a phone number, and accidentaly someone mistyped the number, and so we called a pharmacy that had nothing to do with it. So just remember, if an official clue has a phone number always double check if you've typed it correctly, you could be calling a random pharmacy

  • Opal Stacy
    Opal Stacy Před 5 měsíci

    I've always have respected MatPat. But after this video my respect has grown so much more. He is so polite and he didn't just say stop, but he also gave solutions to the problem so that it could never happen it again. MatPat you did an amazing job.

  • Applelemonade
    Applelemonade Před 5 měsíci +3452

    Mat pat is the only content creator that actually sounds sincere when giving an apology. Amazing job Mat.

    • Mielesplayz
      Mielesplayz Před 3 měsíci


    • Applelemonade
      Applelemonade Před 5 měsíci +1

      @Michael Hicks he was apologizing on the community’s behalf

    • Michael Hicks
      Michael Hicks Před 5 měsíci

      it is not an apology video it does look like one but he did nothing wrong

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      ʍou ʇɥƃᴉɹ pᴉdnʇs ʞooʅ no⅄ Před 5 měsíci

      @ChaosSorceror_Davidicus the hell does that got to do with this video

    • elismart13
      elismart13 Před 5 měsíci

      @Zenvian !?? What are you on crack? 😂😂😂 or just deaf

  • Matt Briddell
    Matt Briddell Před 5 měsíci

    Thank you for taking accountability and addressing this issue!

  • McAley
    McAley Před 5 měsíci

    Refreshing to see adults acting like adults on youtube. This was handled so well, mad props GT

  • Benniboiii
    Benniboiii Před 5 měsíci

    I didn't take part in this ARG but I just realized that I also sometimes forget I'm not the only one.
    So let's not be too harsh on these individuals.

  • RyleRiley
    RyleRiley Před 5 měsíci

    Love this guy. This is why I've been apart of this channel for years now

  • slowly passing away
    slowly passing away Před 5 měsíci +19213

    rules to follow in ARG hunt:
    1. Never publish private info.
    2. Stick to publicly available info.
    3. Be safe in public. DO NOT trespass.
    4. Do not call private businesses or individuals.
    5. Find one central place online for ARG discussion.
    Huge Respect to Matpat for addressing this issue and coming up with a solution immediately 👏👏

    • Dr. Jack Bright
      Dr. Jack Bright Před 5 měsíci +2

      @Lady Trusnade
      Unfortunately, I’ve gone through every dimension and still can’t find who asked

    • rey lobo
      rey lobo Před 5 měsíci

      and with about 38 minutes to spare give my boy a round of applause

    • Just A YouTube Commenter
      Just A YouTube Commenter Před 5 měsíci +1

      this should be pinned

    • Bruce Grubb
      Bruce Grubb Před 5 měsíci +1

      @Roadent1241 According to wikipedia the company behind Hareraiser went bankrupt and the treasure was sold off in 1988. Pacesetter's Sandman: Map of Halaal (1985) was the beginning of an RPG treasure hunt but the company went broke before they got out all the parts of the puzzle.

    • Carolyn S.
      Carolyn S. Před 5 měsíci

      @RespectMathias ARGs happen all over the world

  • Gear Zack Kennedy Official
    Gear Zack Kennedy Official Před 5 měsíci +1

    Really wish if I had the same amount of integrity this man has

  • Sharpi08
    Sharpi08 Před 5 měsíci

    Thank you dadpat for telling us, your fan base, about what we did wrong and how we can fix it. You are probably the most respectable CZcamsr, according to fan base alone

  • Walter White
    Walter White Před 5 měsíci

    This is amazing Mat, such a great way to address a problem like this. I haven’t really took part in any arg’s yet but this is a great guide to them because as you said they had never really had a set of rules besides ones the creator sets, which is hard since they don’t tell you you’re playing an arg, you have to find it yourself.

  • FinnWantsToBattle
    FinnWantsToBattle Před 5 měsíci +8

    Matt is just saying “don’t be stupid” in the most polite way possible

  • Kaity Sears
    Kaity Sears Před 5 měsíci +2861

    To all CZcamsrs: THIS is how you do an apology. Taking accountability and creating a plan of action moving forward to make sure it never happens again. I’m constantly impressed with the team. Keep up the great work

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    • alex
      alex Před 5 měsíci +1

      Yes, i could not agree more

    • axel larsen
      axel larsen Před 5 měsíci +2

      I get what you are saying but this is not an apology though Matpat didn't do anything wrong. This was a scolding from dadpat saying you better stop this or I'll ground you and this entire FNAF thing is gonna stop.

    • Miketrapper04
      Miketrapper04 Před 5 měsíci +1

      Looking at you Travis Scott

    • Brianna
      Brianna Před 5 měsíci +12

      You should see how Terrible Writing Advice does his apology video.
      (Spoiler Alert: his channel is called Terrible Writing Advice).

  • Chrimson Foxdon
    Chrimson Foxdon Před 5 měsíci

    I don't think matpat is perfect, and he's made mistakes in the past, but in my opinion he seems to genuinely care and want to learn from mistakes. and I think that's admirable

  • Speederman058
    Speederman058 Před 5 měsíci

    You took care of this spectacularly, you weren't to harsh, you were sincere, and the fact you made this video at all is amazing! Most would take a few weeks, but you, you went to that almost as soon as it started, you're kid is being raised by the right guy.

  • hoiy vinosa
    hoiy vinosa Před 5 měsíci +1

    more popular, there's a chance that situations like this can arise again, so getting this kind of information out there from the get-go is proactive in the best way.

  • hippy tea
    hippy tea Před 5 měsíci +7

    This felt like my dad that was scolding me even though I did not even participate

  • Jœ
     Před 5 měsíci +4230

    Another rule: do NOT follow anyone to any "back rooms" for lore. Especially in abandoned pizzerias.

    ICTV PH Před 5 měsíci +3

    You know its serious when Mat vlogs showing his face, without edits and wears a leather jacket.

  • Lotie The Bunny
    Lotie The Bunny Před 5 měsíci

    This is amazing matpat , Kudos to you and respect!!!

  • The ult1mate
    The ult1mate Před 5 měsíci

    Mat is just an all round wholesome and respectful guy

  • BunniX C.
    BunniX C. Před 5 měsíci +1

    I’m so suprised that this happened. And sorry that you had to go through this. Could you possibly open a game theory Reddit or discord?

  • Princesskeiser
    Princesskeiser Před 5 měsíci +3077

    NOW THIS, this lady's and gentlemen is how you ADDRESS, APOLOGIZE, AND SOLVE A FREAKIN' ISSUE. He did it without tears, he made it short and simple, and he made sure that it doesn't happen again in the future. Perfect video ∞/10 amazing job.

    • Nawfal Haddad
      Nawfal Haddad Před 5 měsíci

      @Red Da Yes

    • Bluescreen
      Bluescreen Před 5 měsíci

      @Lxxve lol I feel dumb

    • Meltz
      Meltz Před 5 měsíci

      read my name

    • Beatriz coelha19
      Beatriz coelha19 Před 5 měsíci

      And he also was very polite! A great example

    • Jesus Saves!
      Jesus Saves! Před 5 měsíci +2

      Hey! Did you know God is three in one!? The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit! Bless them!
      Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead, and gives salvation to everyone who believes in him and follows his commandants!
      Have a blessed day, everyone! ❤

  • Therealyaddayaddaman
    Therealyaddayaddaman Před 5 měsíci

    What I like the most about these couch lectures is how far they are from the "haters are out to get me" a lot of creators go for (while doubling down on the kind of stuff that made the community surrounding them into toxic wastes).
    The confidence of a man who knows exactly the kind of brand he wants and exactly how to promote it. MatPat is an outstanding (and surprinsingly ethical) marketeer.... a world of difference from the guys that embrace the worst of their fanbase just because they're scared of losing views... or because they cannot separate their own identity (and insecurities) from their brand.

  • no
    no Před 5 měsíci +2

    This is like when the nice teacher finally snaps and gets serious... like even though you weren't the reason why, you still feel like apologizing 😅

  • FabulaNovaCristal
    FabulaNovaCristal Před 5 měsíci

    Just thank you for this video. Keep up the fantastic work

  • Legacy
    Legacy Před 5 měsíci +3

    Honestly should have seen this coming
    It's the same fanbase that threatened the creator and his wife into early retirement because of his religious beliefs and political beliefs

  • acearo hippo
    acearo hippo Před 5 měsíci +4268

    I love how his message is "Stop." Full period, clear and straight forward, no music or silly graphics. No beating around the bush or "softening" the blow.

    • Shyhalu
      Shyhalu Před 4 měsíci

      @Pumpkin Warrior Saying he is irredeemable is an extreme claim, I said nothing of the sort and you straw manned me to the extreme with said claim - as if I took an extreme position.
      There is nothing mild or lukewarm about it, you illiterate toddler.
      Do you also not understand the definition of the words you are using?

    • Pumpkin Warrior
      Pumpkin Warrior Před 4 měsíci

      @Shyhalu what’s the extremist claim? I thought extremism applied to more than two lukewarm comments under a CZcamsr who makes content on children’s video games

    • Shyhalu
      Shyhalu Před 4 měsíci

      @Pumpkin Warrior "whiteknighting be like having a mild disagreement apparently"
      You just strawmanned me, with an extremist claim no less. Stating I don't think Matt is redeemable....
      " if you believe this man is irredeemable as you say"
      Go ahead, whiteknight, quote me stating that.
      The irony of your post being angry at me calling out trash whiteknighting for

    • Pumpkin Warrior
      Pumpkin Warrior Před 4 měsíci

      @Shyhalu if you believe this man is irredeemable as you say it’s best to just move on
      Like a toxic friend, at some point your frustration is just your own fault

    • Pumpkin Warrior
      Pumpkin Warrior Před 4 měsíci

      @Shyhalu whiteknighting be like having a mild disagreement apparently

  • Adyn Y
    Adyn Y Před 5 měsíci

    my respect for matpatt has skyrocketed. i’ve always felt he was sus but its nice to see him pulling the plug and stopping something he deeply enjoys purely for the sake of the mental wellbeing of others

  • Mei the Loser
    Mei the Loser Před 5 měsíci

    Respects to u my dude, u addressed the problem as soon & possible & apologized & even made solutions to fix this problem. This is why ur one of my fav creators, u take responsibility for ur actions & try to fix them. Mad respect

  • Zivon
    Zivon Před 5 měsíci

    Must've been quite a shocker for you. I'm glad you responded so soon. Have a safe trip!

  • SYO
    SYO Před 2 měsíci +1

    I am not even from the US but I have been a fan since my brother introduced me to the channel in 2011 and I can't be more proud with the way MatPat solve and handle this issue 👏 Bravo

  • Quemahoning Paranormal Group
    Quemahoning Paranormal Group Před 5 měsíci +4880

    This is so responsible of you, MatPat. As an ARG ourselves, and one that references real public places, this is a huge worry for us too. ARG rules are vague and undefined, and impossible to outright convey while staying in character as an ARG. It is awesome of you to take responsibility and try to put a stop to it, when you could have easily turned a blind eye to the mess. That earns a lot of respect.

    • Cyrus Mann
      Cyrus Mann Před 5 měsíci

      dumb idea guys, check the bots channels, there may be a key here

    • SemiCollin
      SemiCollin Před 5 měsíci

      There is so many bots here

    • Meltz
      Meltz Před 5 měsíci

      read my name

    • Le mini gamer
      Le mini gamer Před 5 měsíci

      This is indeed a really smart move from MatPat. You have my respect

    • Dr.Dino505
      Dr.Dino505 Před 5 měsíci +1

      @skeps TV alternative reality game. I had to look it up but the gist of it sounds fun.

  • Nishant
    Nishant Před 5 měsíci

    You r one of the most genuine creators I hv seen 🥰🥰

  • Shayaan Khusro
    Shayaan Khusro Před 5 měsíci

    Mad respect for Mat. I hope this blows over.

    ZONYMA Před 5 měsíci

    Great video Matt, always keeping it 💯

  • RoMani
    RoMani Před 5 měsíci +2

    Matt patt is like that fun dad who never gets mad but when u do manage to irritate u feel really bad about it

  • Ingrid Lasam
    Ingrid Lasam Před 5 měsíci +6868

    This feels ALOT like a dad pulling his children together for a talk 😅 like I didn't do anything but this makes me wanna say "sorry dad, I won't do (bad thing) again"

    • AsianMike
      AsianMike Před 4 měsíci

      sooo tru thooo

    • Kermit D. Gamer
      Kermit D. Gamer Před 4 měsíci

      He is the dad of this channel, so yeah. Basically

    • Samuel Bacon
      Samuel Bacon Před 4 měsíci

      Well Mathew is a dad so it makes sense.

    • AquaBubbles
      AquaBubbles Před 5 měsíci

      Sorry dad 😭😭😭😭😭 didn't mean that

    • kttstrwbry
      kttstrwbry Před 5 měsíci

      @Don't Read Profile Photo bruh isnt that kind of irrelevant? Dont spam like that

  • Clover Cutie ASMR
    Clover Cutie ASMR Před 5 měsíci

    Glad that this could end with making the ARG community a little bit safer and more positive for everyone!

  • realitysoap
    realitysoap Před 5 měsíci

    Now THAT'S how you do an acceptable apology without losing face.... Respect + ...... Also appreciate how you outlined reasonable guidelines.

  • SnoopSqueak
    SnoopSqueak Před 5 měsíci +2

    I suggest editing the original video with a pause and a voiceover when you introduce the real world city telling viewers NOT to bother residents

  • Shmoopya
    Shmoopya Před 5 měsíci

    this is the first ive heard of arg issues at all, but suddenly i feel like i could be a responsible arg sleuth??? ive never tried to solve an arg ever lmao im not that smart 😂 mad respect to the whole game theory team for the quick and logical response to the issue, and also to the community members who are seeing this and responding like actual humans with brains 👍👍👍

  • RunsOnCaffeine
    RunsOnCaffeine Před 5 měsíci +4877

    Now THIS is the proper CZcams Apology and not the basic “trend” half-assed ones you get from April Fools or “prank videos”.
    And hats off to this guy being a problem solver and bringing solutions to what could’ve been a real bad situation, especially for already struggling businesses.

    • RunsOnCaffeine
      RunsOnCaffeine Před 5 měsíci

      @Deadly Potato never said it was an apology video, I said proper CZcams apology. There’s a difference.

    • Bluebonez
      Bluebonez Před 5 měsíci

      @Hierophant Bean I never said they are. I was just pointing out that he did say sorry because they said he didn't???

    • Hierophant Bean
      Hierophant Bean Před 5 měsíci

      @Bluebonez celebrities are not responsible for what their fans do, its common sense to not call random businesses that just happen to be in a book about a robotic fish

    • Deadly Potato
      Deadly Potato Před 5 měsíci

      @RunsOnCaffeine Yes but the purpose wasn’t an apology video though. It was more of a telling off, “don’t do this” kind of video. He apologised on top when it wasn’t his fault and didn’t even need to.

    • Bluebonez
      Bluebonez Před 5 měsíci

      @Hierophant Bean he said sorry though multiple times n realized he could have done better lol also he never blamed fnaf since theyre the ones who listed the names, hes owning up for what his community did and what he lacked to originally do.

  • Belle The Demon
    Belle The Demon Před 5 měsíci +1

    Hey GameTheory. I have a question. How much electricity would it take to power all of the backrooms? Im talking about all the lights, and such. And where does all this energy/electricity come from?

  • Sean Britcher
    Sean Britcher Před 5 měsíci +3

    Refreshingly responsible response from an internet personality regarding behavior of the fan-base. 👍

  • Shamar Santos
    Shamar Santos Před 5 měsíci +2

    I LOVE that you are teaching us what is right and wrong and I LOVE that you are giving us rules to follow the as a Community we did something wrong (not all of us though) and I LOVE that you are saying to us that it’s ok and guiding us in the right way I LOVE you Mat Pat.

  • lord lem
    lord lem Před 5 měsíci +8

    Here’s a suggestion: No attacking or harassing anyone for information they don’t want to share

  • Semen Demon
    Semen Demon Před 5 měsíci +6038

    This is why I respect MatPat, as soon as his community steps anywhere out of line he addresses it and apologies for it, unlike other popular creators right now...

    • Dark
      Dark Před 4 měsíci +1

      @lunar chan it's not the's the bad popular creators...

    • Abraham Julian
      Abraham Julian Před 4 měsíci

      @death to gabi i thought men are taught to just stay quite because complaining are for bitches. Arent we supposed to stay quiet till we die like "real" men?

    • XLM TAP!
      XLM TAP! Před 4 měsíci +2

      *GHM* Dream *GHM*

    • Nathan Clymer
      Nathan Clymer Před 5 měsíci +4

      Yeah he doesent fake cry

    • Bruh Sauce
      Bruh Sauce Před 5 měsíci +6

      dream is like the mom at the walmart that lets her kids rip toys off the shelf and send ballistic missiles towards other people's shopping carts

  • Ciara Fletcher
    Ciara Fletcher Před 5 měsíci

    Lot of respect for you for this one matpat ❤️❤️

  • TalynWuff
    TalynWuff Před 5 měsíci

    How respectful and informative. Its never pleasant to eat a turd sandwich to something you did, this was done well.