My quest to highlight streamers continues, today with ViolentHippy. In my opinion, one of the best streamers, not only on DLive, but across any platform. I have watched hundreds of streamers over the past few years, and rarely do I ever return to watch them again, they just don’t have that, special something. Well, ViolentHippy has that special something.
ViolentHippy is as he sounds, a true hippy with a tendancy to be violent (in video games). He is an interactive streamer, which if you ask me, is better than what you find out there across most streams. He often refers to his peoples in the chat, as ‘chat’ because, well, its easier that way I would assume. But he also doesn’t discount you, if he is interacting with you, he calls you out by name. A lot of streamers just do not do this. This personalizes the stream a lot, and while you are in chat, talking with the other chatters, and with hippy, he is quick to respond.
There is a lot to gain from watching a streamer like Hippy if you are trying to become a streamer yourself. He simply embodies everything a good streamer should be, a character, interactive, engaging, funny, sad, serious, and willing to learn and expand himself, his stream, all to the benefit of his viewers.
Now I have a personal policy to not post links in chat, so I always ask when enging with a streamer. With Hippy, he has given me a green light to post links, which is pretty awesome for someone who is not a mod on his channel. Of course I will still always ask, but the fact that he said it on stream is pretty amazing. Building a trust bond with your followers is essential to being a great streamer, and Hippy does just that. Which is a truly defining characteristic of his.
Some defining moments of his stream in the 2019 year is an affinity to White Claw (yes, drinking on stream), which is honestly how I found Hippy. In the wee hours of the morning I stumbled across his channel, he was drinkin’ beers and just having a great time. I instantly followed him because of his clear charisma, even loaded he was who he is. Plus his gameplay was pretty awesome, as per usual.
Now that doesn’t mean I haven’t seen him Potato, and potato hard. Because he has, but that makes it just as fun. I mean, you cannot be a Violent Hippy if you don’t occassionally potato. Am I right?
Of course his game of choice, at least for the timeframe that I have watched him has been PUBG (Player Unknown Battlegrounds). And time and time again I have seen him get those coveted Chicken Dinners. And it is something special to witness. When someone asked him on stream about playing fortnite, he said, and I quote…
I don’t like shooting someone and them turning into a nine story building.ViolentHippy
This is hilarious because it is true, and it says a lot about Hippy. But for me, it shows a serious sense of humour, as well as a serious affinity for a fair fight. IMHO.
One of the best things of Hippy is that he sticks to his schedule to the best he can, and when he can’t, we puts it out on twitter/facebook that he is delayed or won’t be streaming. Now a lot of streamers do this, but hippy just has a way about himself that makes this somewhat special, whether it be his wording, or what-not, he is showing his love for his fans all around.
So much so he rewards his loyal subscribers with sub-sunday, that is right, a day where he plays games with his subscribers. Not a bad deal if you ask me. He is entertaining to watch, and that is extremely pleasing to begin with, but when he brings subscribers into the game to play, that is even better. To be honest, not a lot of streamers are willing to risk brining in ‘unknown’ people into their stream, god forbid they get on voice chat and say something inappropriate, it could cost a streamer big-time. This is a risk Hippy happily takes though, and luckily all his subscribers are what appear to be good people, because nobody has done anything to get Hippy Banned.
This is great for me, as I enjoy his streams thoroughly.
So, would I recommend ViolentHippy to anyone? Well, if you didn’t read everything above, then I guess I’ll say it outright here, Yes, I would. And I do.
There is so much more I could write/say about ViolentHippy, but I feel you should just go check him out instead. Its worth it!
Be sure to check out the rewiew of another great streamer, Boomer.TV’s here.