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’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’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.
I’m going to wait to launch my Patreon page until I have at least fifty (50) followers on Twitch. This will make sure that I am dedicated to the live stream and won’t shut it down in the near future. If you would like to see it come about and don’t yet follow me on Twitch, please consider following me (and telling your friends about my Twitch channel) – you’ll be alerted when I go live if you do! 😉
Due to the failure of Streamlabs OBS to show my latest game on RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe, I have to redo Dynamite Dunes for my viewers on Twitch. I have also switched back to Bebo for my streaming purposes, but have integrated Streamlabs Alert Box and credits into the scenes. Hopefully, I will get alerted when I get a follower using Streamlabs because Bebo failed to alert me when I got my first follower on Twitch.
I may actually decide to stream some Cities: Skylines, Factorio, or Surviving Mars for my next live stream instead of RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe. I doubt I will stream much Minecraft as watching me dig tunnels as I hunt for resources doesn’t sound very interesting to me (and I rarely talk to boot). Though with Factorio I tend to have problems designing my factory as I haven’t yet finished a single game. I also get bogged down in Cities: Skylines but I’m confident that’s more of a steeper learning curve as it’s been a while since I’ve managed a city. I could also do some OpenTTD, but I haven’t yet played that game on this computer.
I do have my art supplies set up in a corner of my living room, but I need to find some time to do so (either that or start getting off my computer more often and do other things). I also need to focus on keeping my apartment clean, as I need to wash the rest of my dishes and clean the bathroom and floors. Some would say that it’s because I’m a bachelor, but I will disagree and say it’s because I am lazy which is never a good thing. I’m going to go wash a load of dishes after I get done writing this post, and then decide what I’m going to do next.
Better go and get started on those dishes, so take care! 😉