Twitch

Recently I started working on building a restream.io guide to help my fellow DLive streamers who use restream configure their stream properly. And this lead me over to utilizing twitch.tv to write the guide.

Xbox logo, courtsey of http://www.xbox.com

What started as an innocent attempt at expanding my universe turned into me becoming an Affiliate over on Twitch. In the span of 3 weeks, I gained 20 followers, bringing me up to 50, and I have maintained my 3 CCU. This is just the start for me though.

I decided to stay with twitch, because on DLive I am a solid 70 followers away from their ‘affiliate’ status. Ya know, where I can get subscriptions.

Dlive

Dlive has been my home for the past, well, almost year now, and I am sad to say that I will not be streaming there anymore. But with all the changes to the platform, I just do not feel it is stable enough for me. With issues from taking out my money, to it not displaying me online to my followers. This has gone from being a beautiful streaming platform, to one where I simply do not feel like I will be successful, at least not until they correct their plethora of problems.

My setup (old photo).. It grows and changes daily!

Most of the problems on dlive sprung up earlier this year when they merged with Bittorrent. With this merger their money system (Lino) was changed for bittorrents, TRON. This caused issues, as anyone who wants to stream for a career, needs to be able to have their money. From what I gather it isn’t an issue anymore, but it was for a time. I simply cannot afford to have issues where my money becomes locked from me. This was part of the reasons why I am making the change.

Mixer

When asked about mixer, as I have been restreaming from dlive to twitch and mixer. I had this to say, with over 25 hours of restreamed content, mixer had the fewest viewers, and zero new followers. The platform while bigger than DLive, appears to be extremely hostile to new streamers, with vast requirements, such as 2000 followers to get partnered to make money on the platform. This to me is a little overzealous of them.

So pretty!

I love microsoft, and xbox, so Mixer seemed like the real location where I would end up, but alas, it is not the case.


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What happens now?

So what happens now for SimmyDizzle? Well, all my streams going forward will take place on twitch.tv/simmydizzle. I have to do what I feel is right for me, and this affiliation with twitch was what I needed to feel like I made the right decision. I was only experimenting with the different platforms, but the affiliation makes me realize that this platform is the right one for me.

Breaking down the numbers.

On twitch you need 50 followers to be allowed subscribers to your channel. Along with a minimum of 3 concurrent viewers and minimum stream of 500 minutes per month. This is an easy thing to keep up. And while stream growth on twitch is slower than dlive, twitch is the main platform for streamable gaming content. This is where my home is, and it is funny, I have come full circle as this is where I started streaming so many years ago.

No Pants Crew?

So the No Pants Crew is sorta a ‘clan’ if you will. It is a group of like minded streamers and gamers. And ultimately my closest friends. Many people are invited to our discord, in fact, anyone can join it. But only those with the right permissions can enter into our voice chat and broadcast.

If you’re a FPS gamer, and you wanna join a fun group, do stop by my twitch sometime and type !discord in the chat, it’ll provide you the link to join our discord. I shant be posting the link here due to the fact that I like to make the link expire every now and then to prevent bots from crawling in and spamming the channels.


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Subtitles?

I broadcast my stream with subtitles. It is a work in progress but I am working on having it take what I say and subtitle my stream. This is so the hearing impaired community can take part in the stream easily. I’d like to see people support this community more. The streaming community needs to involve this community and I am constantly working on new ways to support them. I will try my best to make the system more consise and clear and with less errors. (I am a hobby programmer).

Schedule.

On my twitch profile page there is infact a schedule of me gaming. As I am currently working a shift cycle so I tend to post my schedule there.

If you know where this is from, toss me the link and I’ll link it.

See you next time.

I will see you next time over on my channel, do feel free to stop by, again it is twitch.tv/simmydizzle.