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Twitch Streamer Series- Part 50

Twitch Streamer Series- Part 50

Streamer Hype! I really appreciate all of my readers for continuing on this journey with me for all of these great streamers. I may not be that knowledgable in all things twitch or gaming but I do know that interviewing these gamers has been pure joy.

 

  1. What is your Twitch name?                                                                                                                         Samgria
  2. Is there a special reason you chose that name?                                                                                     Yes, because I love sangria. So I mixed my name with it!
  3. Why did you become a Twitch Streamer?                                                                                                 At first it was mostly for me so I could clip awesome things that happen while I gamed, but now I do it for the small community I have and because it’s fun to entertain people!
  4. Why did you choose to stream for Twitch?                                                                                               I wouldn’t say I’m a streamer for Twitch, since I don’t work for them and just do this on the side for fun :smiley:
  5. How long have you been a streamer?                                                                                                           About half a year, was a long time viewer on twitch and then decided to start streaming once I got a better computer.
  6. Do you only stream or do you have another job? If you are comfortable in telling my readers, what is your other job?                                                                                                              Nope, I don’t only stream! I do have another job. I am a QA Tester for a company in Montreal!
  7. What are your favorite games to play?                                                                                                          League of Legends, Dead by Daylight, Player Unknowns Battlegrounds, Animal Crossing.
  8. What are your favorite games to stream?                                                                                                  League of Legends and Dead by Daylight. But I stream a lot of horror games as well on the side since my viewers like seeing me scared.
  9. Do you have any games that you would like to recommend to my readers to play and why?                                                                                                                                                                 Not really, everyone has their preferences :smiley:
  10. Was it hard to talk to your viewers when you first became a streamer? How long before you became at ease with streaming?                                                                                              Yes, I found it extremely difficult and when I first started streaming I’d only stream while I was gaming with a friend so I’d have them to talk to the whole time. Took me maybe a month or so. But now I feel completely confident with talking to my viewers :smiley:
  11. Would you like to tell my readers anything else about yourself or your channel on Twitch?                                                                                                                                                                 Well, all I have to say is that I have a bubbly personality and if you like seeing a girl get drunk and play horror games. Then my streams the stream for you :smiley:

 

If you like to watch a streamer play horror and get scared, here is your chance. But of course, that’s not all she will play and she has a lot of fun while streaming. Go join her in her channel  twitch.tv/samgria and say hi.

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Twitch Streamer Series- Part 49

Twitch Streamer Series- Part 49

There are those streamers who enjoy using their cameras and those who don’t so it’s always a different experience when you can see the streamer and their reaction to just hearing their reactions through their voices while they play games. My favorite are always those with the camera on and they have decided to play horror games because their facials are hilarious!

 

  1. What is your Twitch name?                                                                                                                           My Twitch name is Banestorm and you can find me on twitch at twitch.tv/banestorm.
  2. Is there a special reason you chose that name?                                                                                      A majority of my pc gaming career was spent playing MMORPG’s one of which was World of Warcraft which I played for 11 years. I was always creating characters and deleting them, putting them in the guild and taking them out. Wasn’t long before members couldn’t keep up with all my characters so to make it easier I always created my character as Bane something. Banestorm was one of the names I carried into other games as well, especially anything where I was gonna have lightning abilities.
  3. Why did you become a Twitch Streamer?                      My wife and I are parents to a special needs daughter with physical and developmental issues. At periods throughout her life, she has needed extra help and support at home to aid her in school, physical therapy etc. As she is older now and spends a majority of her time in school, I searched for something to keep me busy while I took my turn as the homemaker. That’s when I found Twitch. I was hooked instantly.
  4. Why did you choose to stream for Twitch?                                                                                                   Because that’s where the party is at. Quite honestly it had more people than any other streamer service so there was more people to meet and possibly game with because I was, and continue to be, a follower for several communities. I like being part of different communities for different games and Twitch provides the most options.
  5. How long have you been a streamer?                                                                                                           I’m currently on my third year of streaming and have no plans to stop soon.
  6. Do you only stream or do you have another job? If you are comfortable in telling my readers, what is your other job?                                                                                                                     I’m currently streaming full-time thanks to having perhaps the greatest wife on the planet. When we sat and talked about the opportunity I had to do this thing while staying at home with my daughter, she told me to go for it. She has been 100% behind me for this without hesitation. Even on my worst days when I want to throw in the towel she is the one who picks me up tells me to reach for the dream. 
  7. What are your favorite games to play?                                                                                                           I enjoy a lot of different genres and I’m generally down to try most titles. The games that I really enjoy the most are multiplayer games such as co-op pve games or squad/team based pvp games. I occasionally play single player story driven games but not to often.
  8. What are your favorite games to stream?                                                                                                       As a variety streamer I play a lot of different games on stream from popular games that don’t take a lot of time to pick up and learn and even less time to master to games that have a higher skill cap and require some instruction or research to get you started. But, to be quite honest my favorite part is learning a game with my community. Whether it be a new game or an older game that I’ve never played I love sitting down and asking questions about the game and letting the chat teach me. And I love when I’m learning a game on stream and someone else who is just learning comes into the chat. We begin to form this brainstorm learning environment. One of the hardest things about learning a game is knowing WHAT questions to ask and in a group environment that process can really spark conversation.
  9. Do you have any games that you would like to recommend to my readers to play and why?                                                                                                                                                                 There so many I could recommend but generally when answering this question I like to pick 2 games that almost always get passed up
    by gamers.                                                                                                                                                       War Thunder is a cross-platform multiplayer vehicular combat MMO set in the World War II era. It has both hand and airplane combat with naval combat currently in development. It has arcade, realistic, sim and custom combat modes. It has what I believe is the best free to play model for F2P games and has infinite value because you never have to spend a penny in this game to enjoy its full content. While premium vehicle and premium time are available to help you grind tech trees faster they are not required or are often given away as rewards or
    prizes for events.                                                                                                                                                Mechwarrior Online is also a free-to-play vehicular combat MMO by Piranha Games that has, you guessed it. BIG STOMPY ROBOTS. This game is quite possibly the best F2P game on the market. The community is absolutely amazing and the Mechwarrior Universe is as rich in lore and content out of  the game as titles like Warhammer 40K and Warcraft. If I were to settle into one game and make it my main game, this would be it.
  10. Was it hard to talk to your viewers when you first became a streamer? How long before you became at ease with streaming?                                                                                                  It’s still hard for me on a daily basis. As a person who grew up in a small town where everyone knows each other large groups of people or public speaking scares me to death. I have the absolute worst stage fright. I find the more comfortable I get with a game and talking about it, the easier it becomes to initiate or engage in a conversation with a viewer. But anytime I try something new, I have to walk around and pump myself up before stream, look in the mirror give myself the motivational speech, pretty much everything short of throwing up. 
  11. Would you like to tell my readers anything else about yourself or your channel on Twitch?                                                                                                                                                                 Just that I hope anyone interested in stopping should know I am an absolutely terrible gamer. I have definitely passed my prime in gaming and my prime probably wasn’t that good. I aspire to be average and most games so because of that I’m in it for fun of it. I do play some competitive games like Overwatch or Heroes of the Storm but rarely get on the ladders to rank up. I want everyone to have a fun experience where winning is secondary. I have always been taught and still believe in my heart… It’s not whether you win or lose but HOW you play the game!

 

Don’t listen to his hogwash about being a terrible gamer! He does just fine when I go visit him and watch his stream. Though I mostly lurk in there, it is a great stream. And he likes to play with others and that always makes it even more entertaining. His channel is  twitch.tv/banestorm so come and join him.

Twitch Streamer Series- Part 48

Twitch Streamer Series- Part 48

As I’ve stated before, go find the newer streamers, sit and relax on your couch, and have fun chatting with them. They need your support just as much as those who have a lot of followers/viewers. So why not help out the new comers to the world of streamers? Or even become a streamer yourself? I’d follow you just like I follow all of these great streamers.

 

  1. What is your Twitch name?                                                                                                                            MrShadowPro, call me Shadow.
  2. Is there a special reason you chose that name?                                                                                          (No one knows this, so this is big insider knowledge.) When I tried out YouTube around 5 years ago I chose my name as ‘TheShadowProtocol’ (mouth full I know.) When I was making a Twitter account to accompany it, I decided it would be too long and so shortened it to ‘TheShadowPro’ then this account was hacked so I changed to ‘MrShadowPro.’ This has ended up turning into my username for almost anything and so became my Twitch name when I created the account. Long story, I know.
  3. Why did you become a Twitch Streamer?                                                                                                   I’ve watched a lot of gaming content over the past 7-8 years on YouTube and Twitch, and wanted to try out streaming myself, as it seemed very fun. BadBadRobot was the main influence in me starting streaming, as he is someone I have watched him for a long, long time and he always seemed to enjoy streaming no matter what.
  4. Why did you choose to stream for Twitch?                                                                                                 Twitch is perfectly optimized for streaming (obviously, it is a streaming platform) especially for gaming and so it is really the only place I see as a good option to use for it. Also, I have acquired a good amount of friends through Twitch over the years and so it wouldn’t be the same without these people on a different platform.
  5. How long have you been a streamer?                                                                                                        Around 3 months, I have tried it out before but it never lasted. This time, I am thoroughly enjoying it however.
  6. Do you only stream or do you have another job? If you are comfortable in telling my readers, what is your other job?                                                                                                                  I work part-time in a performance theatre whilst in school, I make no money from Twitch at the moment so it is just another hobby right now.
  7. What are your favorite games to play?                                                                                                       My favorite two sets of games are the Elder Scrolls series and the Pokemon games, so I occasionally go back and play some of those, with my favorites being Oblivion from TES and Emerald from Pokemon. As well as those, I am very much into the sport of Football (or Soccer to all you Americans) and so I play a lot of a game called Football Manager, which allows you to simulate being the manager of a real Football team. I also enjoy playing a lot of multiplayer games such as Overwatch, Rocket League and Rainbow Six Siege with friends.
  8. What are your favorite games to stream?                                                                                                    I mostly enjoy playing single player story based games where I can interact with chat without worrying about missing something in a fast paced multiplayer game. However, I do also like to stream multiplayer games such as Overwatch and Rocket League where the chat still has something good to watch but where there are gaps in which I can have conversations with people.
  9. Do you have any games that you would like to recommend to my readers to play and why?                                                                                                                                                                 The only game I recommend to people is one that a lot of people have already played, and that is Life is Strange. I didn’t have great hopes going into this due to the simplistic graphics however it ended up being my favorite story telling game ever. The character interaction is amazing and the storyline has so many unexpected twists and turns that you just cannot stop playing. If you have not yet played this, I would highly recommend it. You will not regret it, for such an amazing game it is relatively cheap too. I am thoroughly excited for the before the storm prequel coming out later this year, and I would say that you should experience both games.
  10. Was it hard to talk to your viewers when you first became a streamer? How long before you became at ease with streaming?                                                                                                    To be honest, I’m quite a chatty person to begin with. I’m from a place in England where everyone is friendly and you can end up speaking to random people everyday, so speaking to people who I’m not even face to face with was not much of a task for me. It was not so much any nervousness, but it is a strange concept to get over in your first few streams speaking to people who you can’t see or hear but can only read what they type. I did get over this quite quickly however, and I love hanging out with chat. Not having a big follower base at all means that I don’t get a lot in chat usually but I try to be as welcoming as possible whenever someone stops by.
  11. Would you like to tell my readers anything else about yourself or your channel on Twitch?                                                                                                                                                                   I’m a small streamer from England who likes having fun and just having a good time whilst streaming. If you do ever come across my channel and pop in I hope you enjoy what you see and feel welcomed. I try to act how I’d want my community to act, welcoming and kind. I respond to everything I see in chat, so if you ever want to ask any questions about me or my channel then I’ll be very happy to answer.

 

I have gone to his stream now a few times and I definitely enjoyed hanging gout with im and those in his chat. He is one of those laid back guys that is always ready for a good chat while playing a good game. Go to his channel and see for yourself at  twitch.tv/mrshadowpro.

Twitch is My New Weakness

Twitch is My New Weakness

Quite a few people are really into Facebook, others are into Twitter or fascinated with Instagram, and there are still those who use MySpace. I use to have MySpace several years ago but have since traded it in for Facebook and Twitter. I never did get into Instagram but maybe one day I will if it catches my attention more and I hardly use Snapchat except for a few times to send silly videos or pictures of myself and my daughter to a few friends but other than that I am not huge into those websites/apps. I was an avid Facebook user, and I mean avid where I would check it all of the time, but that was until I heard about a new website that has pushed Facebook to the back burner so to say and has pushed Twitter a bit more forward because I use it to share more about this website and those I follow on this website.

Are you a fan of playing games? Or maybe you’re a fan like me of watching someone else play games, be creative like painting or scroll sawing, like listening to music or listen to talk shows? If you answered yes and think any of that sounds like fun, then maybe you should check out Twitch. It came to be in June of 2011 and has become very popular over the past 6 years with not only those who love to stream but to those, like me, who enjoy watching and chatting with the streamers that you find by browsing the many categories presented to you on the website.

I first heard about Twitch while I was watching a few YouTubers that I enjoy and I decided to check out the website and give it a shot. I joined in February of this year and began to look at all of the different games and other categories where you can find so many great streamers and my interest became completely captured. I love watching my husband play games at night after our daughter has gone to bed but there are a lot of nights where he doesn’t feel like it or has homework or other projects that he must get done, plus work during the day so he can’t really play during the day unless it’s the weekend and we aren’t busy. I especially love to watch him play while I am writing on my stories but since he doesn’t always have time to play, I turn to Twitch! I enjoy seeing games that I’ve never heard of or seen before or go watch someone create their own masterpieces or listen to others chat about games or other topics and it’s always fun to chat with other viewers as well as the streamer while I work on my stories, especially during nap time for my daughter.

When I first joined Twitch, I didn’t know any streamers so I went on the hunt to find some who I can follow, watch, and chat with but how would I find some that I liked? Well the way I did it was to go into a category for a game that looked fun to me and I would scroll down to those streamers who didn’t already have a lot of followers. That way if they chatted with me, I could get to know them better and see if they are someone I would like to follow. Don’t get me wrong, those with a lot of followers are great too but I felt I should go to those with less viewers since I was completely new to the website. It’s just how I am. I did go to the more viewer streamers and have had a great time chatting with them so I hit the heart and followed them too. But by going to the less viewed streams, I have met so many great streamers and have watched them grow in viewer size as well as watch their channel grow. Plus I help out by posting in Twitter about them to hopefully get more people to visit their Twitch channel. I am also adding more streamers to this day through recommendations from the streamers that I already follow and it has been a great journey in finding more and more awesome streamers.

I have grown to appreciate the streamers and what they do because they don’t do this to get paid. Yes, there are ways to help the streamers financially by buying bits and sending them during a stream to the streamer, sending loots if they have that set up which is free but helps give the streamers a little something, or you can sign up for a subscription to their channel that doesn’t cost a lot, and you can donate money directly to their stream. Some of these streamers I have seen also do long stream hours in order to raise money for charity. But these men and women, stream on their own free time, in between work and their lives, in order to entertain us, their viewers. And I feel bad because I know that they have heard a lot of negativity from co-workers, bosses or potential bosses, and even some from their own family and friends that what they are doing is pointless or a waste of time or streaming is a bad choice to do in their lives. But again it is their choice, and they have a lot of fun doing what they do so why not support them instead of trying to tear them down?

And another great quality about this website is that the streamers are literally all around the world. It’s amazing to be able to meet someone who can be in the same state as you or a few states away, or meeting someone who is in another country all together. Of course, time differences does make it a bit hard in following streamers but don’t let that stop you. It’s well worth it! There are streamers who stream in English, those who will stream in their native language, and those who stream in both English and their native language, which to me is simply incredible and makes this website even more popular.

No, I haven’t really looked into other streaming platforms or websites, though I did once follow a streamer from Twitch to another website but I can definitely say that I am glad he went back to Twitch. The other website was just okay and more complicated to use so I think I’ll stick with Twitch. I know how to use it and am content in staying with Twitch and all of the streamers that I have followed over the past several months.

Twitch has a phone app that is what I use mostly and while it does take some time getting used to, it’s great to have on your phone so that if you’re say at the coffee shop or somewhere where you have some down time and feel like conversing and watching a streamer, you have it in the palm of your hand…literally. You can add people from chat to your friend list so you can see when they are online, who they are watching if they are watching anyone, and send them whispers just for a friendly chat. If you find a streamer that you wish to follow, simply click on the heart to follow them and it will ask if you want notifications for when they are live that you can turn on as well and they will be sent to your phone and through email; super convenient for those who don’t want to miss their favorite streamers streams. Like I’ve mentioned before, the Twitch phone app does take a while to get use to but it is a great way to watch streamers on the go. If you want to still talk after the stream, most if not all streamers has a group for their channel that you can join on another really cool website called Discord. It’s the Twitch Facebook basically and it is a great way to keep in touch with the streamers and the viewers a like. Discord also has an easy to use and convenient phone app.

Because of  my new love of this website/app, I have decided to introduce you to several of the streamers that I follow, as well as those I don’t, in a series of blogs after this one in order to show you how awesome not only Twitch is but how great all of these men and women who loves to play games or other stream in the other categories are and how much they love to share their gaming experiences with the world.

I hope that you enjoy my Twitch Streamer Series that I plan to continue for a very long time and I actually do hope to see some of you on Twitch, joining me in chat with some if not all of the streamers that I plan to blog about. If you do join, look me up. I’m known as CrazdWriter of course.

Here is the link: Twitch.tv