As the title says, I am now streaming on Twitch on a regular basis. It’s been an experience to say the least. Now how did I get into streaming on Twitch? Well, as per anything else in my life I kind of stumbled into it. It was one of those things I had only talked about doing and then I decided one day to just try it. What followed was some of the most surprising new friends and wonderful people I have met in a long time. Over the next few weeks or so I’m going to share more of them. Yet for today, I’m just going to tell you what I am up to with Twitch and put a spotlight on one person in particular. So, sit back and relax as I dive into my adventures into Twitch and beyond.
If you happen to want to follow me on Twitch by the way, I am twitch.tv/captcomicaddict so feel free to say hi and hang out.
I told some of this on That’s the Issue but there is a little more to the story. One day I happened to be on Twitch and I had been mostly wandering around. I would call it, I was trying to figure out how it worked. So I looked at a lot of front page streams and as they call it on Twitch, I lurked. I happened upon Lissane’s stream from the front page, she was playing Fallout 4. I decided to say hi and well, people were nice. She was nice, I got gifted a sub for a bad pun by Natiffan, and it was pretty awesome. It made me so happy that I joined The Nest Discord and my journey into Twitch began in full.
See I had talked about doing Twitch semi seriously, more as a curiosity at best. After all I had no idea about streaming software, game capturing, or anything at all. When I did learn about those and figured out how to get streaming to work, it was only the beginning. First off, streaming off an older laptop is a bad idea for gaming because everything broke for me. Trust me, it was nasty. I saw the clips of those and it was a horror show and a half. Yet, I wasn’t deterred. So I asked my Parents because they could tell I was serious about this, if I could get an advance birthday present and get a Gaming PC. They loved the idea and I got a new rig. So between supportive people, supportive parents, and a little luck, I am in Twitch to stay.
If people are nice, I will post those clips of my early streams because they are terrible. Dropped frames and the whole kit and kaboodle. It was a nightmare.
Now after I got the Gaming PC and all that, now my streams run fine. Yet now I have to fine tune the layouts and all that stuff, so now we are in the fine tuning stage of streaming. One thing I learned is getting the stream to work is only phase one, there’s more to it than that my friends. I’m still learning how to be better at interactions and that’s only the start. Heck I just found a game or two I really enjoy playing, which is a big thing in streaming too, enjoying what you play. Being nice to your chatters is important too, I learned that from being online but on Twitch it is huge. It’s what got me to hang out in the streams I hang out in, if you’re nice to me in chat, I will chat and hang out. That’s how it rolls.
As for my plans for streaming, I do plan on continuing to stream my journey on Dragon Quest XI. I’ll be likely an afternoon or evening streamer scheduling wise. It seems to work best for me so far. I also try and make it so I don’t interfere too much with other streamers in my community of friends. Hence why I don’t really have a day to day schedule, at least yet. I do also want to do more comic book based programming, between talk shows and just talking comics in general. Meaning I venture into talk show category which is going to be an adventure in itself. I have some other ideas but those are the more solid plans I have in store for my Twitch channel.
Now this is where we get into the plugging a streamer section. She helped me out a lot in my early days of streaming and she’s been a good friend to me. Happy Birthday SpaceAmanda and on with the promo.
If I was ever going to promo someone first, it was going to end up being Amanda. She and I started talking back and forth just casually, then one day I had a rough night and she talked me through it. It meant a lot to me and I was already hanging in her streams but that earned my loyalty. She does a lot of variety streaming, lately Overwatch and she’s been teaching me the ropes on that game too. She’s also an amateur astronomer, she has a rocking etsy shop, and numerous other awesome things she does. She even attends conventions so if she’s at one near you, check out her facebook page. If you want to learn even more, take a look at her webpage.
I know I’m going to have missed some of the cool things Amanda does but I just wanted to give her this shout out. She’s an absolutely dear friend and I’m lucky to know her. Happy Birthday Amanda, thanks for being a good friend when I needed it. I know I’ll be hanging in your stream but also happy three months of being subscribed to you on your channel. Now after that probably overly adorable promo for a friend and me slightly blushing, let’s finish this blog of fun shall we?
Yes, when I do a plug for someone it is usually me blushing because I hope I get it right. It’s either I get teary or I blush the entire time, no real in-between with me.
So feel free and join me on my Twitch journey and also say hi to my friend SpaceAmanda. Thanks for reading this and I do plan on more updates to this blog after this too. I think I got my spark back. Take care everyone and I hope you all have a great day out there.