Normally we wouldn’t respond to situations like this, but the community’s reaction to the whole Amazon raw fiasco has been very disappointing for us. We didn’t initially use the Amazon raw since we didn’t expect it to be released so quickly and had already timed the episode to the AniTV raw. Likewise, we didn’t release the episode in 1080p for the V2 since we’ve never done that for individual episodes before and the tradeoff between file size and quality weighed heavily in favor of reducing the file size. We were not aware that the VBR encode was significantly smaller at the time, either.
We’re open to feedback and have clearly seen there is a desire for us to release in 1080p, but the way the community has communicated this to us has been, for the most part, toxic and hurtful. We’re volunteers who work on projects for the good of the community and ask nothing in return. In fact, we encourage people to repurpose our work if they feel they have something to add or change that we aren’t doing. It’s been incredibly discouraging to have seen this much negativity right off the bat, so just know that we’re real people and are affected by your comments, good and bad. We’re going to continue subbing Pocket Monsters 2019 and listening to your feedback, so I would just like to thank everyone who has been supportive of us starting this series.
-Josh, Owner of Some-Stuffs