teebling wrote: ↑
1 year ago
No - this is something I don’t want. Links in signatures and active posting should be sufficient enough for people wanting exposure for their youtube channel or stream or discord.
I was a yes until I read this. I think this is actually just enough. While I was a yes, I couldn't think of how I'd exactly want this handled because it could easily just end up as an outlet for spam but after reading this I think this is the best, least abusable method of promoting a channel: The quality of your posts preceding your signature that has your twitch channel link.
While some of us abhor the hordes of <insert big streamer here>'s fans for being incredibly toxic or whatever your problem is with them, I think that a twitch following/community of streamers born out of a place, like this, that seems to have a more dense population of long-time veterans who value the older ideals greater than most. I feel that kind of community would be staunchly different.
At least that's my glass half full approach to it. I think there's just as much of a chance that I could be wrong but I don't think fan bases truly become toxic/problematic until they get to huge major corporate sponsorship deal levels.
I think small streamer communities forming out of a place like this, other places born out of passion projects like CountdownToClassic, etc, could be really awesome. Especially when you throw in world pvp or just world antics in general.
Again, glass half full thinking... I think there's just as much of a chance for disaster but I trust in the community I've seen blossoming so much around this game.