Seriously, that bad.
Things that absolutely have to happen before I give that another try:
* Remember to put on the headset for audio, because having the audio reinforced from the speakers through the microphone makes it almost impossible to level it appropriately.
* In fact, record my commentary in an entirely separate audio track because that will let me do things like audio ducking and general audio cleanup individually on the game background and my voiceover. (Which will involve running Reaper to capture the input from the microphone and letting OBS only do audio capture from the game – making everything just a little more complicated and that much different from doing a live broadcast of gameplay, for good or ill. Why OBS doesn't give me the option of recording vox and game as seperate tracks, I'll never know.)
* Make sure I'm familiar with the actual playback tools in the game, which I absolutely had never touched before tinkering with them for the recording – and it's worth noting that the Atlas Reactor match playback tool has a weird set of playback options.
* Actually get back into doing some practice of talking to the microphone, which I am terribly out of practice with just in general.
Hopefully I will get an AR video out sometime in the next couple of weeks, one that I wouldn't be completely embarrassed to have people see and enjoy. If you're interested in checking out the game before then and maybe even hunting me down in game to kill me horribly – which wouldn't be hard – follow this link and you can have a free seven days of access to every single Freelancer/character in the game to figure out what you like before you start grinding the Flux to buy the ones that you enjoy.
No surprise, I'm the short irritable sniper.
Catch you later – hopefully with a little better action to report.