Unfortunately no, I haven't seen her stream in a while.
I unironically like Kreayshawn
>ftw I have more twitch followers than Tay fucking Zonday
When did he start?
Fuck it, old ecelebs thread.
>dat shitty sequel
700 if I start up out of the blue, 1400 to 2000 if I give out alerts beforehand. Smaller streams are better though. It's easier to chill and communicate with the chat that way.
I actually streamed some Heroes of the Storm today.
No one watched, but I don't care. I had fun.
We both know you were crying inside knowing no one cared. Even if a few view counts came by every now and then you knew you were playing alone while some girl with a nice rack was getting $100 donations.
I don't accept donations but yeah I make ad revenue. It started as a hobby and will remain a hobby though. The cashflow is dismal, not that I'm complaining. I just like to hang out and play games with people.
No name, sorry.
Eh. I was doing it to test my stream quality anyway. But yes. Maybe I was. Not even going to use one of those stupid cams anyway. No one wants to see my manchild neckbearded face.
Why wouldn't you post your name here? What's the worst that could happen? Some idiots show up and spam dank memes? That's twitch on a normal day.
I like hanging out with cool streamers. What do you stream?
it's simple as fuck really.
it just takes time if you want to take it serious and need shitty overlays and social media stuff.
but to stream videogame pubically then it's simple.
loyal playerbase + near-infinite marketing power
Also, Hearthstone is probably the most solid game that they've made since Burning Crusade, but that by itself should tell you how small of an accomplishment that is
Gotta get that Master Skin. So close to it.
yea because his base skin variations are pure shit.
Tassadar is best support though.
>less random than magic
he never fucking played hearthstone before streaming (you could clearly tell that he had no idea)
he got viewerboosted by Kripp.
“In MtG, you lose every fifth or tenth game by getting mana screwed or mana flooded (having too few lands to cast your spells or having too many lands and not enough spells to cast). It doesn’t happen in Hearthstone, that’s why the game is so good.“
Honestly I think if people want to accept donations and people want to "support" them then whatever, that's there business. But it just makes me personally feel uncomfortable and that's why I don't accept them. I allow them to sub though since accepting Twitch's ad revenue places a sub button and emotes are fun to make. But twitch takes most of that profit as well.
Sorry, I don't promote my content on 4chan. That never turns out well. Used to in my younger years when I was just starting out as a YouTuber. It's not a good idea.
People will tell you it's simple, and it usually is but there are some hoops to jump through and you'd better have a decent upload speed.
Posting stats just to prove I'm not talking out my ass, but I won't link the channel at the risk of being accused of viraling. I like talking about it though. Like I said, I mostly play obscure fan games or single player games like Shadow of the Colossus, MGS, etc.
>tfw i'm in a long distance relationship
>i want to send this to my babe cuz i know she'll laugh really hard at it
>but i say corny shit all the time on skype and she might start to mentally link the two
It really isn't better or less random than Magic, but it's easily digestible, has just enough depth to keep the average dude interested but also shallow enough to not scare casuals away, it has some cheap thrills with its visual and audio effects, and it's a great deal cheaper than Magic too.
yea but so many fucking cards come with random effects that can easily turn the game around.
like a doomsayer out of a piloted shredder thingie or both decks running a sneed's and one getting kel thuzad and the other Nat peggle or some shit.
also blingtron with the random weapon to each player.
granted all of this RNG came mostly from Goblins vs Gnomes.
I miss them.
setting up is easy but it's the consistency it takes now. Gameplay usually doesn't matter if you're a good entertainer or interesting person and know how to sell their things. Most importantly, it's a lot about getting lucky.
I already talk to myself a lot while playing games alone so I figured I might as well stream it, I'm not looking to make a living out of it
If I get lucky like you said and suddenly get tons of viewers that could change, but I view that kind of situation as analogous to winning the lottery so fuck it it's for fun
Anyone else think it's kinda sad to see people from the old days of Youtube viral videos fall to shit like this in a desperate bid to stay recognizable and relevant?
You had your 15 minutes dude.
I really don't know but I get kind of frustrated when I see good streamers with 50 to 100 viewers.
Also I think streaming in general is too wonky of a career choice imo. I hope for you that you can pull it off though.
I'm a different person than >>282632318
but I've become quite successful in youtube and streaming over the past couple of years and my advice is pick a niche and control it. You can't really advertize in today's market and there's so many big youtubers and streamers that any game they cover is going to bury you.
Pick certain styles of games or series and just stick with them. Preferably ones that aren't played to hell and back. If you get in early enough when people go looking for that series they'll find you and give you a chance. Once you have a decent base going it'll kind of grow on its own and you can ween your fans/subscribers into other games or genres. Also when you go to network and cross promote if you have some weight behind you people will actually pay attention to you and doors will naturally open.
Kind of like any career or situation really.
you get lucky, period.
you play something everyone plays, no one cares
you play something that is less known, no one cares
you have intelligent things to say about gaming and have opinions that are unbiased, no one cares
you say goofy things and scream and "care" about your fans while whoring yourself out to all the media outlets like FB, twitter and the like, you get noticed
>that last minute where he realizes what has transpired and just shuts his mouth and looks at the camera
his voice isn't too far off from how it sounds when he plays it up for performances
it's still very high and grating and he has a very exaggerated manner of speech, but when he puts on the voice for comedy it's just that little bit more excessive
same way someone puts on a certain tone of voice and manner of speech for radio or talk shows
No face cam >>> face cam >>>>>>>>>>>>>> green screen face cam
Green screen face cams are just down right retarded.
It just looks so dumb they are just floating in the foreground going LOOK AT MEEEEE.
>face cam integrated into the UI, like the portrait portion of an rts, or next to the ammo counter
it makes their webcam much cleaner and allows them much more leniency in screen arrangement
what looks stupid is when someone uses a green screen and puts their camera over a background anyway
if you're someone like witwix and you use green screen so you can put yourself very cleanly and completely out of the way of the gameplay I think that's perfectly fine
i never see them, i just don't like the fact that people are making over minimum wage on the hobby i've spent the last 30 years on. should have made them all make low end shit tier dosh for doing it, so it wouldn't be a fucking real job. i bust my ass making 18 an hour, i'd kill to do 100% less work and do what I love for what i make now or more.
>i'd kill to do 100% less work and do what I love for what i make now or more.
So why don't you try?
because i look at the reality of it; at this point in time, it's hard as FUCK to get in on this and get decent money because everyone and their mother is trying to do it too. you have to have one HELL of a shtick or be a grill with a cam.
Meeses and Mooses
If you won't even Try
Then you might as well Die
>What are record labels, Alex
The music industry is fucking RIFE with "Let's get these composers, these writers, this makeup artist, this cameraman, this choreographer, this group of dedicated sound engineers who have to listen to off key singing, and someone semi-attractive. THERE. WE JUST MADE TWENTY BAJILLION DOLLARS OFF THE INDUSTRY."
Pro tip to the "I wanna stream now" people
You missed the boat. The days of getting into streaming and building up a viewership over time is basically dead now and people expect top tier production values, a face cam and expensive equipment set up on your stream from day 1. Unless you'd like to spend the money and time to set up the same quality stream as a 50k viewer guy, I'd suggest moving on. Oh, and better look really attractive because FACECAM
At this point the ONLY way you have a shot of making it as a streamer is if you have fame from something else such as being a pro player in some game or an e-celeb or being known for some other shit.
>MFW I don't give a shit because I enjoy streaming for the sake of meeting tons of new people, playing games, and having fun
Though I have been pumping production value into it simply because I want it to be something of quality for the people watching. It may be a hobby, but it doesn't mean I can't put in the effort.
>Check her twitch page
>Arino and The Warriors
Why is she so perfect?
The issue is it's expected immediately and you will get nowhere without it. And few hobby streamers can afford 5k+ in equipment. We're talking essentially setting up a fucking recording studio.
Most high tier streamers besides double PC stream setups get to 5k in equipment.
Most still use 100-150 dollar microphones, most even still USB only. I'd say the most expensive aspect that most high end streamers utilize is their internet as they usually use up a ton of data and put out 3500 kbps bitrate for 720p/60fps at high quality. But that's not necessary for a starting stream since most people would complain about lag in your stream.
And even then, a dual PC streaming setup isn't necessary and most of your viewers won't notice. A greenscreen, some lighting, a C920, and an AT2020 is more than enough to get started and that won't put you over 500-600 bucks depending on your space.
I wouldn't say you need high production values to make a stream, but you need to be *very* good at a game. Gone are the days of getting high viewer counts by streaming a random game. Hell, even streaming the most popular AAA title early will only make you famous for a day or two.
The most important thing is to be good at a game that's fun to watch and have viewer interaction (such as a cam). That, and you need dedication as well. I think Witwix said he quit his drop and tried streaming like 12 hours daily for a year before he got a viewership
and he only has 1-3k viewers on his stream.
If you want to stream to like 10k people, good luck with that.
6 years ago you required the following to stream
A capable PC
MAYBE a headset but not always
Now you need
>a high quality webcam
>a studio recording level mic
>a very good PC most of the time
There's a big difference between a 50 dollar gaming headset and a 2000 dollar recording mic and the best webcam money can buy.
>2000 dollar recording mic
yeah man those Blue Yetis and Logitech headsets are getting real expensive these days
Except again, that's not the case.
I'm good friends with a bunch of 500+ sub streamers that do -not- have that kind of shit.
The MOST EXPENSIVE microphone I've seen was a Heil PR40 and SM7B used by few. But the streamer didn't even buy that because a bunch of us got him it for a Christmas present.
But the average still uses 100-150 dollar USB mics. The only real "production standard" with streams these days is the C920 webcam. Greenscreen depends on the person. Some use them, some don't. But setting up one of those isn't expensive.
I'm not about to spend money on fucking DIGITAL cards. Joke of a ripoff game.
>Also my favorite game is Desmond my son.
>His favorite game is shit on mom.
>I don't give a shit because I enjoy streaming for the sake of meeting tons of new people, playing games, and having fun
I'm in the same boat and I get what you mean about the effort/hobby.
As of late my regular viewers have been asking I stream some newer generation stuff(Wii/PS3/WiiU) but I don't have a capture device and I'm pretty sure my computer is too weak to handle it.
It's important I keep my current loyal viewer base happy but it's a big investment building a new PC and getting the capture card.
I'm just hoping my computer can keep getting along with Dolphin to get me through my Zelda marathon through TP and just brush SS aside
Honestly, that's the -hardest- part of streaming for big and small people. Your loyal viewer base.
By all means, you love the people that come in and watch as often as they can and give tons of moral support and keep the chat active. But sometimes they can be really restrictive as to what it is you're streaming. Yes, I know you came to the channel because I played a specific title you like watching, but sometimes the viewer growth well dries up, sometimes interests change, and new games come out.
Some are doomed to stream the same game forever. Some break away from that and learn who their really loyal viewers are but lose tons in the process. It's nerve-racking for me, for sure. I don't even have that big of a viewer base either.
Reminds me of the Yogscast. Anytime they tried to break away from Minecraft there would be thousands of little autists throwing a shitfit in the comments. I feel bad for streamers like that. They have how many Minecraft videos now? Must be in the thousands.
A perfect summation of an actual interesting conversation I had with some of my viewers tonight. Basically me talking about I was amazed at going back and looking at the stats for unique views for me streaming RE4 vs REmaster and that even though I was playing REmaster on it's release I got SO many more view playing RE4 and that my concurrent viewers took a big drop when I switched to LoZ and it didn't climb back up until I was in the middle of the second game.
I'm sure when I jump to the next series I'll have my holdovers who will watch anything but yeah, I don't wanna be playing the same game forever and it seems detrimental.
It's a damn good thing I just do this to entertain myself but cause it would be stressful as fuck to depend on.
Exactly. As I said I have a small, loyal viewerbase so I couldn't potentially imagine how stressful it'd be on someone who has put all their time into their stream and/or youtube for their income.
Jesus, why are the most level and sane conversations I've had on /v/ lately been about bloody streaming?
I've streamed the following games for a total of around 100 hours:
>Counter Strike GO
I dont have a camera, I dont comment when I play and I've made it a rule that I never link my stream anywhere. At most I've had ~40 viewers
while streaming DmC.
If I drop in my shitty slav accept and get a camera so I can make funny faces I will probably make it to 100-120, but I doubt I can ever get more than that unless I viral my shit, and that would feel bad.
In the end, I tried streaming for fun, to feel good and enjoy the game more. Its counter intuitive to make myself feel bad in order to maybe feel good later.
I'm just exhausting series I enjoy playing and building up followers before I eventually say fuck it down the line and play a long ass JRPG and most likely be streaming to myself lol
Here's hoping Type-0 on the PS4 will save me from doing that and net me viewer/followers based solely on how new it is.
You shouldn't respond to posts without reading the entire conversation, anon. I mean the entire conversation was about how shitty headsets don't cut it and people expect all streamers to have top quality mics like the big boy 30k viewer ones do.
I don't think Trump or Amaz are using logitechs.
Then I have no idea who the fuck you're watching, because I've got a more expensive setup than most streamers do in terms of microphone audio, and mine isn't even studio level. Not only is there so few people that use anything besides USB mics, but there's also very little NEED for anything beyond that. As long as you don't have tons of ambient noise and your aren't clipping the mic, a 150 dollar XLR dynamic or condenser is going to be plenty for streaming. Which is why everyone uses mics in that range. Hell, like I said most people don't even have an audio interface unless they're doing a dual PC streaming setup (as they need the mixer and interface to send audio from one to the other). USB mics are the grand majority. You're most likely to see Blue Yeti and AT2020 USBs before any other mic.
I used to do that shit, and I can guarantee you as much as you feel like a fool, it's the only way to keep it going. She's fucking some other guy, or at least thinking about doing it, right now. If you don't come up with new sickeningly autistic ways to say "I love you" and spout that shit every minute, you'll feel like you're losing her to that guy she knows who is, as stated, dicking her like Cheney.
I have no fucking idea about WoW, but jesus the guy is a hypocrite. The other guy is trying to raise his voice just so he's not droned out by the Chernobyl that is this man's unadulterated rage and he can get a word in to ask for some constructive criticism, and Rigg has the audacity to say the other guy has an ego and to shut up? Fuck, get this man a Valium.
>tfw screech jr is less spaghetti than you
Tobuscus. except he did it at a more opportune time. he jumped on the bandwagon around when Pewdiepie was getting popular after getting Uberhaxornova's Happy Wheels sloppy seconds. Slender happened and the rest is history. that faggot was sort of a rival and brought all his shitty normal/vlog channel fans to Let's Plays. I'm pretty sure he started the trend of washed up Youtubers jumping on the Let's Play cash cow and ruining it. I'm honestly one that thought LP's were good at one point.