If no one joins me on the CityCraft Minecraft server by the end of the month, I’ll shut down the Discord server and the website, and whitelist the server. I’ll then only grant access to Patreon and Twitch subscribers as a benefit of supporting me (and move the pack and zip file to here to be hosted). I’ll then redo the Discord server as a place for my followers to hang out and chat with me. It’s one thing for people to join the website and the Discord server, but another to join the server. I’d rather play with people than just chat with them.
I’m quite pleased to announce that CityCraft’s Minecraft server will soon be open! I have purchased the hosting (from MCProHosting) and the modpack setup this morning and have submitted the tickets to set up the groups and plugins the server needs. Hopefully, by the end of next week, we will be able to begin playing on the server!
The poll I started Monday ended last night quite clearly – you want more than just Minecraft on my Twitch channel! To honor this result, this week’s poll for Follower Friday has no Minecraft option and is open for a little over two days – another lesson I learned about Twitter polls. Running them for more than one day will get you votes!
Speaking of Minecraft, I added OpenComputers to my mods and to CityCraft – it allows for more options. I just wish the mod OpenSecurity was updated for 1.12.2 as well, as it would make implementing security for places like the mint, banks and other special builds easier. To program the computers to do what I want to be done, I also need to learn the Lua programming language or find a Minecrafter that does and wants to play on the CityCraft server.
I should probably mention here that CityCraft has its own Discord server. I figured one of those would be useful for some instant chat when we are in the game. Voice chat is limited to Citizens and above (Citizens are those who have registered on the forums at citycraft.net.) but it’s a good place if you want to hang out and discuss Minecraft.
I’ve set up a poll on Twitter that will run for 48 hours from the time I launched it that asks if you want my channel on Twitch to focus on Minecraft only, or continue to stream lots of different games and not have a primary game. Please vote in it and let me know what your opinion is – thanks a lot!
I got my first tip today on the same day I got the same person following me on Twitch! Yeah, it’s just a dollar, but it’s the value that I was tipped and someone appreciated the work that I put into my live streams. Of course, no one voted on this week’s poll on Twitter, so I got to choose the game I wanted to play. I’m going to do another live stream this evening because I want to remake my tools (lost it first to a fall from a high place including an elevator block – a lot of work went into that – then to lava when I fell in) and I’m so happy over getting my first tip plus I’ll probably be playing this world a lot less after the CityCraft server goes live.
Fridays are now Follower Fridays on my Twitch channel! Every Thursday evening (starting yesterday), I’ll post a tweet with a poll asking which of the four games you want me to see me play which will expire 5 minutes before the live stream starts on my channel. I’ll play the game that wins the poll for a minimum of two hours, but there are ways you can get me to play longer:
- Subscribe to my channel on Twitch and I’ll add 30 minutes of play time.
- Follow me (or convince a friend to do so) and I’ll add 15 minutes of play time.
- Tip bits or money via the link in my Twitch profile. For every $1 or 100 bits tipped, I’ll add 5 minutes of play time!
I’ll track the time (and events which add time) via the Bebo app (on my secondary monitor) which is what I use to stream my games to Twitch. When I reach the total time (2 hours + whatever my fans earned from subs, follows, bits, and donations) or 10 PM MT, I’ll end the live stream.
I was planning on streaming some Software Inc, but due to the fact that Bebo wasn’t able to detect the game, I instead streamed more of my Surviving Mars game for my live stream today. I may stream more this evening, but I haven’t yet decided on that. I do want to play some modded Minecraft though, and probably will do some reading as well.
I’m using a dual-monitor setup now for my streaming. It will allow me to see my Bebo control panel on the secondary monitor while I am also playing the game on my main monitor. In the control panel, I’ll be able to see Twitch chat and events, and control sound levels and the various scenes. Today’s the first run of this setup at 10 am, so come to Twitch and watch the stream and chat with me (if you like what you see, follow my channel there to be notified when I start streaming by email).
I’m no longer streaming Minecraft on Twitch because I believe that watching me play it is not helping me gain followers on Twitch. Instead, I’m playing games like Surviving Mars where there should be more interesting stuff and thus more exciting for people to want to watch my stream.