Back again for Day 2 of my weekly stream (10pm-1am est) tonight!
Here are the goals for this week:
10 concurrent viewers
Minimum stream of 3 hours.
In game goals are to climb to rank 28 tonight if possible. I also want to increase interaction with auidience.
Last week, I felt I did well engagement but I peaked at 6 concurrent viewers. I would like to see if I can get 10 tonight.
Thanks all for the support! http://www.twitch.tv/firewaterfx
In lieu of creating a vVv Gaming Stream team with regards to feedback received from LordJerith as well as other vVv Gaming staffers, I will be focusing on making my stream the best possible stream I can make it. Every Wednesday from 10pm est to at least 1am est I will be streaming either Heroes of the Storm, or other games if the viewers want me to play something else. I am sticking with HotS for a few reasons. One being I feel like I am getting pretty good at the game and climbing (according to HotS logs I have a gold mmr for ranked, and platinum for norms), the second being that I feel its easier to break into the HotS scene rather than League or CS:GO, given that the game will be in open beta on 5/19/2015 and released in June.
My objective for my stream is to be sort of like a Nightwingblue or Trick2g, as they provide entertaining streams and good commentary. I feel that HotS streamers while they do that, are sometimes very technical and don't add some humor to it overall. I want to do both, entertain and educate (and dominate =D )
My goal by the end of June 2015 is to have a top 10 HotS stream. My goal for this stream is to have 10 concurrent viewers.
Here is what I need from the vVv Gaming Community.
1) I would really appreciate the community taking the time out to view my stream as well as be active in chat. If you can only stay for 10-15 minutes that is acceptable. I will take any viewers at any time. Concurrent viewers are important because I was told at a PAX East panel that most people looking for a new stream will not take a look at people that have 0 or 1 viewers, but if you have 10 or 15, the scales begin to tip in the favor of the streamer, and more likely random stream viewers will connect.
2) Anyone who views, please give a follow, it helps grow the channel significantly.
3) Comment on my channel/stream quality. Is there something you don't like about my Bio or my stream, be BRUTALLY honest. I will not get offended by constructive criticism. I need it to grow the channel. Sometimes it may not be what I want to hear, but it will be what I NEED to hear. Need is more important than want.
4) Let me know if I am entertaining or not. Let me know what I can offer of value to you as a viewer. Honest feedback is key, in my profession (as a therapist) it is necessary for me to give feedback as well as receive feedback from my clients. Sometimes giving/getting feedback is uncomfortable. Please again with point 3, honesty is the key.
Well I guess that's it for my Blog, please connect tonight around 10pm EST at http://www.twitch.tv/firewaterfx
Thank you all for reading my blog, I will be creating a weekly blog post stream to solicit feedback to improve.
This is my first time creating a blog in a fair amount of time, in fact I am not even sure when was the last time I did create a blog.
The long and short of it, is that I would like to become a Twitch TV partner, as I feel streaming for me is the way to keep gaming fresh and perhaps, potentially profitable, and is the best way that I can promote vVv to attract more like minded gamers to here.
My reasons for streaming might be slightly unorthodox, and allow me to explain my logic.
1)I am 32, married with a dog. My wife and I talking very seriously about having kids. As such both of us will have to sacrifice a lot if not all of our free time. If this is the case then I will have to sacrifice my hobby for my child which I will do gladly. Becoming a twitch streamer/partner would structure my time as a gamer (successful streamers to be successful have to have structured time) and also allow me to hold on to my passion as a gamer whilst still addressing my responsibilities as a parent.
2)I have the means to purchase the necessary resources to run a successful stream. I have an excellent desktop with a strong processor and capture card, as well as a strong internet connection with a 75Mb upload which is more than sufficient to stream.
3)When I stream and interact it takes my gaming to a whole new level. I LOVE having people watch me play, even when I was kid playing Nintendo or Sega Genesis, I always wanted someone to watch me when I was playing and I would try to put on a show.
4)This is the most effective way I can promote vVv gaming. I would love to continue to promote vVv as this community has given me a gaming Renaissance if you will and I feel it is my duty to repay the organization by promoting it.
5)I think my personality, my background both professional (as a therapist) and personal (I love to goof around and play to win) can be an attractive personality. I think my ability to analyze and break things down as well as communicate those findings could be valuable to other gamers and I believe it will be.
Here is what I have so far
I have OBS Setup with a 720p webcam, and a more than strong enough computer to stream successfully. I also have sufficient bandwidth
I am going to be working on a schedule to stream regularly.
I have a Twitch TV account, with a bio up but I feel I could use some feedback on it.
What I need:
I need followers. If everyone in vVv Gaming could become a follower of my channel that would be awesome.
I need viewers. If anyone feels that they can open a browser tab and just let my stream run that would be completely awesome
I need promotion. Now I am going to work on this with Reddit as well as Twitter but when vVv gaming sends out a tweet if others could re-tweet it that would a HUGE help to me.
I need people chatting in chat. BS with me and/or each other, keep it lively keep it interesting. I can be a pretty chatty person so please feel free to virtually AMA.
I need graphics for both youtube and Twtich, preferrably in an Overwatch theme. I am willing to pay for them as well. If no one in vVv is available I have a service that can do it for a what I Feel is a fair fee.
Also I am willing to help other streamers do the same. I think if we could have a dedicated core streamers promoting each other I think would not only help each other as streamers, but attract more gamers to the vVv community, which in turn to can continue to promote the streams (amongst other community actitivies) which can help us get bigger and thus attract more people to vVv gaming, and then etc......
So with all that said, are you willing to help me reach my goals as a vVv Gamer?
I hope you say yes.
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