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What game should I play on stream?

Quake Champions
4 (21.1%)
Undertale (first time)
3 (15.8%)
Titanfall 2
4 (21.1%)
Overwatch
2 (10.5%)
CS:GO (learn how to)
2 (10.5%)
Dark Souls (new series)
4 (21.1%)

Total Members Voted: 19

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MarKhan | Heroic Posting Rampage
 
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I'm sorry.
streaming would honestly be a dream career for me, but it's one of those things i don't think my parents would respect very much, so it's out of the question until i become self-sufficient

especially when it's such a volatile thing
There is also a thing of having good setup like good PC, good mic, good internet speed, some place to stream and to see your chat. Game itself is also important, if you are unknown streamer, you need either invite friends or rely on people, who looked for that game and stumbled across your stream.


 
 
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streaming would honestly be a dream career for me, but it's one of those things i don't think my parents would respect very much, so it's out of the question until i become self-sufficient

especially when it's such a volatile thing
Yeah, it's pretty fun. Not easy though. It can be fairly demotivating getting started and actually getting somewhere with it is insanely difficult and requires an enormous amount of luck. Virtually all the big time streamers that do it as a career either have a gimmick going on (which I can't really imagine you doing), a background that started them out with a good number of followers from the beginning (real life celebrities, big names in certain communities, well known YouTubers that moved to streaming...) or some specific skills that make members of a certain group want to follow them (pro players, top tier speedrunners, commentators, well known modders / creators...). And the ones that don't fit into these groups almost all started streaming when it first became a thing so they're just early adopters who got a good chunk of the fledgling audience back in the day. Not saying that it's impossible, but's it's close to that for someone to just start doing it and make a career out of it. Now that every random dude with a PC and an internet connection can set up a livestream (case in point: yours truly), it's very difficult to stand out from the hordes of others trying to doing the exact same thing. Twitch had 1.5 million active streamers in 2015. In just two years time, that number has grown by almost a million with no signs of a slowdown ahead. Not looking to discourage you, but it's definitely something you should put some thought into beforehand and consider how you're going to go about it. As Mark said, there's also a lot of practical stuff that goes into it too.


 
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RIP ENDIE
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So this just kind of happened. I hit 51 viewers, was the #1 most popular Quake streamer for a few hours and gained 20 followers in one night. Goddamn that was great.


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If I'm not here, I'm doing Photography. Or I'm asleep. Or hungover. One of those three, anyway.

If you want nameplates or modified images for avatars, pm me to your heart's content. I may or may not ever get around to them, I'm lazy like that, but I'll get around to them at some point. Maybe.
I was wondering for ages why I wasn't getting notifications for streams to watch, so I kept checking here for progress (and I'm glad to see it's working out!).

But now I just fucking realised I wasn't following in the first place, fuck me smh.

Add a more consistent +1 to your views and $100 to your revenue.



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Excuse me, I'm full of dog poison
I was wondering for ages why I wasn't getting notifications for streams to watch, so I kept checking here for progress (and I'm glad to see it's working out!).

But now I just fucking realised I wasn't following in the first place, fuck me smh.

Add a more consistent +1 to your views and $100 to your revenue.

I have to be the number one contributer, please don't do this.


 
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I was wondering for ages why I wasn't getting notifications for streams to watch, so I kept checking here for progress (and I'm glad to see it's working out!).

But now I just fucking realised I wasn't following in the first place, fuck me smh.

Add a more consistent +1 to your views and $100 to your revenue.

I have to be the number one contributer, please don't do this.
You've been surpassed since December 😎


Dietrich Six | Mythic Inconceivable!
 
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Excuse me, I'm full of dog poison
I was wondering for ages why I wasn't getting notifications for streams to watch, so I kept checking here for progress (and I'm glad to see it's working out!).

But now I just fucking realised I wasn't following in the first place, fuck me smh.

Add a more consistent +1 to your views and $100 to your revenue.

I have to be the number one contributer, please don't do this.
You've been surpassed since December 😎

Time to ramp up production


 
 
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I was wondering for ages why I wasn't getting notifications for streams to watch, so I kept checking here for progress (and I'm glad to see it's working out!).

But now I just fucking realised I wasn't following in the first place, fuck me smh.

Add a more consistent +1 to your views and $100 to your revenue.

I have to be the number one contributer, please don't do this.
Haha, I appreciate the sentiment. My total revenue is about $25 doing this, which is exactly $25 more than I ever thought I'd make with streaming. Still, those first 30 cents from your bits / cheers will always be remembered fondly.


 
 
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I was wondering for ages why I wasn't getting notifications for streams to watch, so I kept checking here for progress (and I'm glad to see it's working out!).

But now I just fucking realised I wasn't following in the first place, fuck me smh.

Add a more consistent +1 to your views and $100 to your revenue.
Ah shit man, I didn't realize people were still checking this thread for updates. I felt bad about bumping this every time I started streaming, so I stopped after a while. There's only a few people from sep7agon who regularly watch my stream so I just figured that those who were interested had already followed. No sense posting constant updates as it's not suddenly going to make people want to watch. If update #10 doesn't do it then update #100 isn't either.

But thanks for the follow dude. Much appreciated. There's also a Discord for the stream where most regulars hang out (Banjo, Mark, Challenger are there too). I post a notification there every time I start streaming. The added revenue would be nice (Twitch doesn't actually pay out any of the money until I hit a $100 first, lol) but absolutely no worries or pressure. It's all for fun and I'm not in it for the money. Also, I'm hosting, streaming and casting a Quake tournament for a bunch of my viewers this week and our very own Banjo is hopefully going to play his match tonight.
Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 11:30:20 AM by Flee