Have you ever tried becoming a videogame streamer before?
How did it go?
I made a youtube channel. Streaming is too much of a pain in the ass, since you can't edit shit out. I 'm a mod in a few of my friend's streams, but they only stream on special occasions anyway.
>see people all over the place complaining that nobody just plays video games without any of the LP bullshit
>just play video games without any LP bullshit
>never pull more than 10 viewers
I have and currently still am one. One of the biggest hurdles holding me back is my consistency because my work schedule is different every week.
But I don't do it for money as I have a job for that, so I enjoy it when I do it regardless. I have a handful of regulars that come in so I'm happy enough with the way things are progressing.
I also just bought a new rig and will eventually turn the old guy into the dedicated streamer until I can build a better one, so that should improve quality a bit.
A major factor in this and why the wrong people become big in streaming is that they act like morons, and attract other morons, who then spam their stream everywhere, including here on /v/, whereas if we post a link to our stream here, we get a handful of people who if we're lucky wont spam the chat with dank memes before leaving, and of course we get banned for advertising.
Tried to stream once, managed to get up to 15 followers, untill i realised everyone in the chat was saying the stream was trash.
I learned that day that you actually need a powerful PC to stream decent quality.
>tfw i didn't realise my streaming app auto detected me to 240p + 20 fps.
Atleast people enjoyed my CTR stream although it looked dook.
Rule of Acquisition number 13: Anything worth doing is worth doing for money.
i did once for a friend. meh.
now i just record myself playing games then upload them to youtube. i dont talk or anything. just like the idea of being able to watch the game if i want.
No, but friends are thinking of doing it, and I'm kinda on the fence about going along with them.
One of them is a /b/tard and the other is an angry hipster.
This. A buddy of mine in another city wants to stream together and get a dumb little channel going.
Showing off certain games to each other. He wants to show me some TRPGs and I wanna show him stuff like Killer7 and Silent Hill 2
I streamed for a while on a relatively popular site. It was fun, even though I was limited in what I could stream due to having a toaster of a laptop, so it was mainly N64, PS1, and GBA games, and occasional indie titles of one kind or another. I want to get back into it since I have a better computer now, but jobs get in the way of even regular game-playing now.
>only one viewer is ever there
>it's my gf
>fag with disposable income that uses the donation function to have a conversation with the streamer
>retarded tech support questions and streamer is annoyed but he can't NOT read donations
>"how 2 get popular as a new streamer????"
I used to stream occasionally. Tended to cap between 20-50 viewers. It was tons of fun, though. I streamed for a /co/mmunity that existed back then and nowadays when I do it it's just for friends.
i used to stream for stalker general before /vg/ was made
it was hell
>making enough to live on your own from steam donations
That'd be hundreds and hundreds of dollars just for rent, just how many people on Twitch really can do that with no support
I stream. I get about 20-30 viewers usually.
That said, I'm not an obnoxious asshole so my growth as a streamer isn't as quick as it could be. It's not for everybody and most channels will just stagnate.
Like less than sixty counting every single game. And they're mostly oppai titcow piggus or the few Yurup faggots like kripp who somehow monetized a game and became poster boys.
I stream, pretty much whenever I play video games. No one ever watches usually. I'll get one or two people sometimes that stay for a while. It's cool though. It doesn't hurt me to stream, and maybe someone will enjoy watching it.
I wouldn't be able to stand having to do all the fucking twitch tropes that you'd have to do to be successful. I'm so fucking tired of streams with follow or sub alerts, and all their fucking lingo.
>Stream good PC games
>stream DoA5/GTA5 with my PS4
Not sure what thinking about
I was a streamer. Back in like 09. Probably one of the more interesting times in my life.
Was back when mogulus was a new thing. Largest number of people i ever got to watch me was about 300 though. Was great. Quit when channels started eating up smaller streamers and becoming super streams and every fucking channel had drama. I said fuck that shit.
Now i just don't have the energy anymore. I don't even watch other people play games unless it's sgdq/agdq.
what the fuck is this
people literally pay to have random video game/pop culture related things shipped to them
what fucking braindead moron would ever think that this is worthwhile in any way, shape or form
My friend always puts this fucking youtuber on whenever I come over and Christ is he shit.
He's from Britain (So am I but he has an awful and disgusting accent), and just read stories about fucking WoW. He's not funny, he's just annoying.
Anyone know who I mean?
I can't agree with you more, either the streamer is up-and-coming and has annoying follow alerts, or is somewhat/very well known and they do a song and dance for subs&donations.
>WE GOT A NEW SUB THANK YOU MISTER XxXAnimELoRdXxX FOR SUBSCRIBING
>BEEP BEEP HOLLA HOLLA GET DOLLA BEEP BEEP
>ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENTS FROM Littlebilly and he says 'say something funny xD'
has a lot less to do with your pc's specs but more your internet speed. Back in the day adobe released their own encoder for that shit and it literally enabled any toaster to stream fantastic quality stuff with low cpu usage. Most people's issue was not having fast cable upload speeds.
I stream almost daily. I don't pull more than 10 viewers, most I've ever had was like 20. I don't stream for donations and I usually have my mic muted unless I'm doing something with friends on Vent so they can hear what I'm saying in the conversations.
I'll stream raid nights or any game I'm playing on PC, emulated or not. Currently working through a Xenoblade Chronicles playthrough slowly.
I have a capture card for playing on consoles with a nice setup, but I rarely use it.
To be honest, I mostly stream so that my friends can see games they'd never play otherwise. For example, Xenoblade - a buddy of mine doesn't have a Wii and would never emulate it, so I asked if he'd watch me play through it, and he's been sticking it to it - hence why it's a slow playthrough, I'm playing around his and my schedule. Others also like to watch us have our fight nights on USF4.
>yfw most of these people are complete accidents or simply some meme of the day link on reddit gone viral
There's no rhyme or reason why pewdiepie is a bigger thing than the million other people who can scream rape into a mic. He just was the one that caught on first.
>stream most evenings
>have a steadily increasing number of viewers/followers
>chat is always dead
Its getting a bit fucking creepy now, they're all just watching me, in silence. No matter how talkative I am.
I thought about streaming a few times but I still ever only had pretty bad internet wherever I lived so far and when it comes down to it I'm probably way too shy and quiet to keep a stream entertaining.
So I made a Youtube channel and rely on scripts instead.
back before streaming exploded into this big thing I would stream playing x1-3 occasionally on /v/. I had no idea that people did that shit for money or attention and would just try running the games. the last one I rememeber doing was x1 no upgrades except the dash of course and it was great until the final fight because thats fucking bullshit.
I tried like 4 years ago when the big thing was livestream with a chatango chat. I got a consisntant number of viewers for a while. Then Twitch got big and I tried that while still using Chatango. I got bored and started hating the people I was streaming to so I just fucking stopped.
I don't know what it is about that chat client that brings out the worst in people but holy fuck. Don't believe me? Look at Vinesauce. Good streamers, pretty decent people running the place, but until they switched over to twitch it was the most cancerous place ever. It was like /v/ with names. The worst part is that people stay and chat becuase they have nothing else to do and just get even more cancer. My favorite streams from back in the day all used chatango and most of them have or had shit communities that just take everything too far or get involved in every little detail of the stream or people's lives.
I stream a bit on twitch exclusively now, but I'm geting bored of the whole affair. I'd rather just stick to watching a stream and then doing other things for the rest of my day. It can be fun, but i've seen people take streaming or even watching way too far.
For your own entertainment, perhaps? It's a great hobby. Get to chill with tons of people while playing games. Talking about games, talking about what you're playing, or even just minor shit and amusing anecdotes.
Also yes, streaming is an investment. I laugh at the people thinking they're going to just get rich off Twitch without putting in any time, effort, or money into it and people will just show up and give them money.
I streamed some Dota 2 games like 3 years ago.
I got no viewers and only streamed a couple of games before I got bored, while streaming I had a bit lower framerate and couldn't relax as much. I also didn't feel like streaming while playing with friends because then everybody would hear us talking dutch on skype.