THIS IS A RANT, WHAT I SAY HERE IS NOT FACT. TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT. THANK YOU!
EXTRA WARNING: DON’T TAKE THIS RANT TOO SERIOUS! NEEDED TO VENT OFF SOME STEAM! IF YOU DON’T LIKE RANTS, TURN BACK NOW!
More of a serious Topic/rant and something that has been REALLY bugging me and I will say this. This is a rant and I want to say how I feel about some streamers but I’m gonna be vague, though.
A lot of streamers I watch seem to lose their way or let their ego go unchecked and that becomes a problem and it is an annoying problem.
Look I have no problem when people want to be famous or they want to be “cool” or whatever. but I do have a problem with it when it turns to an issue.
If someone has a question like “So.. What is the problem here?”
As you all know streamers and people when they get on social media, this can vary. They are friendly and will respond to everyone indirectly or be a asshole.
Again like I said. When people join, mostly, they are new and will most likely be friendly and will want to talk to you indirectly or directly or they are cunts about it. 50 / 50 Really.
When people hit 800 to 1000 follower milestone on any social media, things go downhill or start to go downhill which is the latter most of the time.
Then next to follow suit is them not being as easy to talk to. Almost like you are not there sometimes and it can be rather annoying.
Now let’s add in the ego, shall we? The ego and fame come into play when said person goes to events and gets “World Record” in games and again it fine, so long as you don’t treat others different.different.
So when you add.
1000 + or 2000+ followers milestone
An ego that is left unchecked
And some fame in the spotlight
A less friendly user and more closed off user
And on a team as well?
You got a twitch monster but what kind is there?
I kinda want to rip on streamers anyway.
There is the streamer type I dislike
1 They are too cool to respond to normal people
They act cool but they will be not willing to talk to you
2 They feel like they will look bad if, they are not talking to a bigger streamer or speedrunner or talking to anyone in their circle.
Let me go into more detail. This is an opinion but oh well.
It seems the streamers with a big ego want to keep an image of being cool when they joined a team so, I’m assuming only knowing people who do things for them is a way to keep that image.
Speedrunners and big streamers like to have this Idea image of them being this guy who gets world records, speedrun as a very cool and well-known person
And that’s fine but don’t be those guys who think they are better in some way, you come off as an asshole, to be honest.
3 They are glad when people do things for them
When you buy them games or means to buy games
Make them channel emotions
Come to their stream and watch them play a game you MAY not care for
Hosting them when they are live
Donating money or other things
Wishing them a happy birthday
Making them anything in general
And they tell you, thank you and such and that is nice and all but when you want something in return. You get nothing at all.
I guess I shouldn’t say nothing. Disappointment is something.
The best gift you can get is Disappointment.
4 Playing favorites in chat is the worst thing that these type of streamers.
Streamers do have favorite mods and viewers and that is fine. But some streamers have let others, know that they’re the favorites and like I said before, I have no problem with streamers playing favorites in their chat. But IF you do it in the way where it’s clear.
Or to sum it up in a better way. Giving favorite mods and viewers Special treatment and some people will feel annoyed cause, you are having a better time with the favorites than with the viewers and this can make the viewers feel unwanted or just up and leave.
I’m not going to name the streamers who fall into this trap.
Hey, if you enjoy doing nice stuff for streamers than more power to you and that is fine
I stopped doing things for some streamers as it was a waste of time and effort for me.
I will say this right now. I no longer have the will to support these streamers until things change.
What’s funny is that I always wanted to be there for them if, they let the fame and ego start to change them for the worst.
But I am done. No point of trying, but hey, they are doing fine I suppose. They didn’t fuck up and doing ok.
One extra nail would be, that these streamers are not my friends, just associates at that point. I do have streamers who are my friends but that’s for a different post, maybe.
I mean, you can say we are friends but we don’t really talk outside of Twitch, so “Friend” is a loose term
And we have the streamer type
Who likes to ask and beg for things
And they like to be your “friend” to see what they can get from you.
Normally this can go two ways.
1 If they can’t get anything from you then they will backstab you and ditch you and just act like nothing happened. One user is good for doing that shit but I ain’t going to get into that.
2 They can end up being your “friend” and it can be either good or bad. well, being the friend that likes to take but never give.
These streamers tend to burn a few bridges and It won’t help them in the long run
I guess in a way by ranting about streamers indirectly, I know how to avoid letting my ego get out of control and know how to not be a streamer who is a piece of shit to some users
I do try my best to give back to those who give me things
I don’t play favorites and while there are streamers I Dislike o how they changed for the worst, I will notice you in my chat room
Hell, I am not perfect but I do work on it. I may not be the best at times with streaming and social media but again, I work on it and I’m getting better with it.
Talking to more users and being more active
But this is all thanks to my great friends and the better streamers and me wanting to not be a fame whore.
Even on the twitters, I am being more active and talking to people I never talk to. I have stopped ignoring them and so far, it is fun to be social and not Anti-social.
But that ends my rant on twitch.tv streamers. They used to be great before they got a big head and changed for the worst, IMHO(In my honest opinion)
I used to support them, wanted to be there for them and hell, I respected them at a point in time but I can’t anymore. It’s all about being edgy and cool.
If the streamers I watch, change in the future, I will be more than glad to support them and watch again but I will see what the future holds.
And before I see “LOL, because you stop watching them, you are not going to have an effect on these streamers.”
And I would, I don’t care. It will be like I’m there. Not there. When I watch these streamers, it’s like I was not there to them, So, me being there or not really doesn’t matter in any way, shape, or form.
Simple. I don’t like how things are going on Twitch.tv channel. I just don’t watch.
But this is here my Long Twitch TV rant comes to an end. This has been on my chest for months and I been wanting to say something about this.
So, till next time. You will see another post. Not sure when, though.
Hello there. Sonikmage here with a new post about streaming.
1. Twitch.tv stuff
This will be a huge update or at the very least, A nice update and change of pace and how things will be handled.
First off, I want to say that I won’t be quitting streaming for a long while. Yes I may take long breaks every now and then and the breaks may be long or short but I have no plans on quitting streaming but if the future changes that, so be it.
So starting next week maybe, a week of streaming to see how well this will go, Think of it as a test. One game per day, think of it like a mini series of things to come.
As the title says. I’m shutting down my Twitter @sonikmage As I don’t use it and it has become a problem to manage that account while having it up with other accounts.
And it’s well annoying when I need to get on my other account ( @Sonikmage) to tweet out when I stream and I must say. It was fun.. But I grow tired of managing so many accounts.
And I guess I should list my reasons.
1 I no longer want to manage this account and I just want to have one main account for this. If you will. A all in one type of deal where I do what I want from one account. NYA~
2 I made @sonikmage cause I wanted to keep trolls, white knights, Untrustworthy people or cancerous users from following my main account.
3 I just want to get rid of the account I suppose and I want to leave @Sonikmage behind. He was a mage but his time has passed.
And that is it. Why I am deleting my twitter @sonikmage. Thanks for following me.
I’m still on Twitch.tv, so you can still follow me there.