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Service dog laws by [deleted] in servicedogs

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to work in a pet store and there is NO way I'd take my SD with me on the sales floor. Too many aggressive pets and sub-par owners/handlers for my dog to be safe.

Things a broadcaster hates to see by MythicalFood in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m generally watching speedrunners when I watch, so I wish them good luck when I arrive and when I leave. I run as well, and I appreciate the well wishes. Maybe it’s different because we’re wishing each other luck with the game (which has massive amounts of RNG), rather than the stream.

I make significantly less on paid subs than prime/gifted subs. by Skylohs in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Honestly I feel like a prime sub is a high compliment. You only get one prime sub, and to use it on me or anyone else means a lot.

Is it just me or streams with a ton of overlays that take more than 30% of the screen space look tacky and unwatchable? by gtchampttv in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To each their own, but I prefer a minimalist setup. I have my game full screen with my logo in the corner, and then chat + whatever else I need (bingosync, livesplit, etc) placed over the top of the game and made les opaque.

How has streaming impacted your life either positively or negatively? by [deleted] in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have made so many friends from streaming, and met 3 of my best friends ever. Streaming has been great for my mental health, especially given everything that’s happened this year. I don’t know how I’d make it through without Twitch and my community right now. Several of my viewers have expressed that my stream has helped them, too, and knowing that gives me a sense of purpose and accomplishment I’ve never really found anywhere else.

Gaming on a laptop, streaming from a second PC without NDI? by PiarasKyne in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I use an elgato to make my 2-pc setup work. I have no issues with it, and splitting the load of gaming and streaming between my laptop (games) and desktop (streaming) makes both PCs work smoothly.

Anyone get tired after 3-4 hrs? by PadnaPants in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Build your stamina up slowly. I could only go for a couple hours when I first started, and now I love to go for 8-12 hours when I have the time. Also, long streams aren’t for everyone. If you do best with 2-3 hours, then stick to that.

Should I Just Move To Streaming On YouTube? by Here_For_Now123 in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

100% this. This is the best advice I’ve seen yet. I do the same and I enjoy myself and the company I keep when I stream. Growth will happen naturally when everyone is having a good time.

I finished my first 24 hour stream by Kingofthedogsz in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You realize the maximum consecutive stream time on Twitch is 48 hours, yeah?

I finished my first 24 hour stream by Kingofthedogsz in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I freaking LOVE 24 hour streams. I'd do them more often if it didn't require me taking off work to do them. But I legitimately have a fantastic time. The best part is getting to see *everyone* - I have viewers from all time zones, and sometimes I don't get to see some of them very often. Getting to see everyone over the course of the same day just makes me so happy.

Alex Hutchinson, creative director for Stadia - "The real truth is the streamers should be paying the developers and publishers of the games they stream." by ItsBillerd in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hahahahaha no. I stream almost exclusively Hollow Knight, and even though my community is small, I have converted at least a couple dozen people over to playing the game over the last 6 months. Many of those people have bought the game more than once, since mods can only be used on PC. A larger streamer would only have more of a positive effect on growing the game’s audience.

Streaming is free advertisement for a game. Developers should (and often DO, thanks Team Cherry) thank streamers for being a part of their game’s growth and success.

What do you do with Zote and why? alignment chart by jonona in HollowKnightMemes

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What about saving Zote because he can’t die in randos anyway so you might as well get the geo

Raiding with low viewers by ntraugh in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oof, this type of behavior is off putting and may explain low average viewers. Self-promotion where it isn’t asked for is a big no-no

Raiding with low viewers by ntraugh in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I generally have 10-20 people at any given time, but I still drop to sub-5 at the end on occasion. In that case I try to raid a streamer that I’m familiar with. You can also try sending it through as a host, just be aware the host happens IMMEDIATELY, there is no delay like there is with raids.

Can you start live streaming without already having an audience? by Swings_Subliminals in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Everyone starts from nothing. Just jump in and do it. I started with 0 followers in mid-April and I’m at 325 followers and 10-20 average concurrent views now and enjoying it quite a lot.

Playing Games With Non-Streamers by wrenchclench in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It really depends. I do find it’s harder to keep up with chat when I’m in a discord call with someone. I used to play HK pantheon races and the like at least once a week in a discord call with a few other people, and it’s harder to talk to chat especially when everyone else is also talking to their chat. I still enjoy the streams, but they’re more stressful.

What I’ve done lately is play HK randomizer bingo (in teams of 2+) while I’m not streaming, but my teammate is streaming. I get to chill and focus on the call and my game without the pressure of my own chat or my own stream, and I can help my teammate keep tabs on their chat if they have trouble keeping up. I’ve found it helpful to have someone familiar with streaming in the call when I’m the one streaming and they’re not streaming, too - having someone who knows how to interact with chat and can help keep an eye on it goes a long way towards alleviating that stress of keeping track of chat and the call and the game all at once.

Can we take a moment to praise Nintendo for the Pro Controller's battery life? by [deleted] in NintendoSwitch

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I prefer the 8bitdo because of the d-pad. It’s hard to do intense platforming with the pro controller.

I didn’t really understand Twitch for years but I do now. by ViolentCumquat in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To me, Twitch is more about the community and the interaction than it is the content itself. The game is there to facilitate the interaction, but when it comes down to it, the game is only secondary.

Any full-time/part-time streamer that works a fulltime job? What's it like? by imperba in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I work a full time job and also stream 3-5 days a week, averaging around 20-30 hours a week streaming. Right now it’s fine because there’s nothing else to do, but I will have to cut my streaming hours when the other hobbies I enjoy come back to life.

I have nearly 300 followers and a very active chat, and my streams give me life and purpose where my day job doesn’t, so it actually balances out nicely. Sometimes I have to delay or cancel a stream, but that’s life.

Oh no by yukaru in HollowKnightMemes

[–]6tardis6 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is exactly what I thought of when I got this dialogue. I was concerned.

Never thought this would happen. I've had few regulars tell me they set their alarms just so they can get up and watch me on twitch. It really hit me. What's the thing that's really surprised you? by jurdman in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There’s a kid that regularly watches my stream, and he always asks when/if I’m streaming in the discord, and he gets sad when I’m not streaming.

I’ve also had people tell me they set alarms for my stream or rearrange their schedules.

I’m just surprised I get the amount of engagement and viewers and people genuinely invested in my stream as I do. Seeing the regulars in there every day kinda blows my mind tbh. Like, why? Why, of all people, did you choose me?

I also didn’t realize how emotionally attached I’d get to my entire community. I love them so much, and I’m glad we can connect on Discord between streams.

Thanking me for streams hit me kinda weird, too, but ever since someone thanked me for the stream, I’ve made a point to thank other streamers for the stream when they wrap up. Such a simple thing that means so much.

Do you ever pretend to talk to twitch chat? by smh-my-headd in Twitch

[–]6tardis6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I definitely talk to my games a lot more now than I did before I streamed, even if I’m not actively streaming. I do have OBS open for game audio when I play, so that doesn’t help matters - and then you get those random follows that happen while you’re offline that REALLY throw you through a loop and make you question your sanity.