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Two Months In

posted / yg

Twitch two months in. How is it going? Better than expected. I am still enjoying myself, I feel more relaxed and confident, I am having a BLAST playing through games I've been meaning to play for forever and at the same time having the chance to showcase these games to people who may not have heard of them.

My setup has changed a couple of times, but I have figured out a setup that works fairly well for now. I use SLOBS as my streaming software. It resets all my settings every once and again for completely unknown reasons, which causes me a tiny bit of paranoia, but other than that it seems to work well enough.

Trying to build a community on twitch is an interesting experience. I have a loyal bunch of followers who stop by and keep my chat active, even across tricky timezones, and it makes me so happy. I feel if I had less work or lived by myself, I would easily have streamed more than two nights a week. For now, though, two nights a week is the maximum I am able to do. I want to make an effort to watch more streamers and be more active in other streamers' chatrooms. Having now streamed myself, I see how important it is and now much it helps the streamer out.

I am contemplating setting up a Discord, thought it feels too self-indulgent currently. My goal is to reach at least 50 followers first and then take it from there. I am at 41 currently, so it somehow seems within reach. Maybe I will have reached it by the end of the month? That would have been great.

I am currently streaming Actraiser Renaissance and Lady Stalker as my main games, both fun and engaging, but both seem like they can be 20+ hour games, which may have been a miscalculation on my part. Once I finish one of them, I'll try to keep one of my streaming days dedicated to short form or one-shot games. At least I think that would be ideal.

It took nearly two months, but family in Norway came through and shipped over the Super Famicom games I had left in storage. Now I have a wide variety of both short form and long form games to play, and deciding on what to stream next has definitely become more difficult. So many games to play, so little time. Realizing I can also stream Switch games have jumbled up all my plans quite a lot as well. I kind of feel like streaming the Link's Awakening remake at some point. I thought I was going to hate the new visuals, but I love them.... and though I did my very best, I put the game aside at one point last year and then never went back to it.... so I think playing it together with chat would be a fun way to get through the whole thing.