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Do you like streamers?

worthyguyworthyguy Posts: 1
edited July 29 in Off-Topic
Hello! Do you like watching streams? Are you following someone? If so, what exactly do you like? I recently started following gambling streamers. Quite fun if you're not very experienced with the game. To my mind, it helps to gain some experience of another person. Moreover, they receive good money during their speech.


  • saami81saami81 Posts: 219
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    I watch Jimmy Broadbent quite often. He plays racing simulators.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,735 Valuable Player
    Nope. I enjoy some Let's Play videos if I'm looking for clues or secrets that I may have missed in a game. I'll also watch a Let's Play video for a game that I just don't have the time to play myself. I rarely sit and just watch it though; it's usually something I have in the background while I'm doing other stuff.

    I've tried getting in to streamers, but after a few short minutes I find that there are a variety of other things I'd rather be doing. Like watching a new Netflix show or listening to a new Audible.
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,567 Volunteer Moderator
    First time poster talking about how gambling streamers make good money, kind of sounds like the larval form of spam.
    But assuming its not...

    The only streams I've watched live were a manufacturing update from Wooting (I've got a Wooting 2 Lekker keyboard on order) and the Oculus Connect events.

    I've watched some recorded ones, but usually not games.

    My biggest issue is all the distractions:
    - animations and sound when people donate
    - streamer has to thank everybody as they subscribe or donate
    - interactions with chat
    I know why that's being done, but it still annoys me. It's like when you have a play list in youtube but at the end of the video there's a 5min long list of patreon backers. Yes, nice to be acknowledged, but I just want the next video to start.

    I did do my own stream once. It was 20 hours long showing a program I wrote path find across australia in real time. I had 33 viewers (which is more than I expected). :)

  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 4,151 Valuable Player
    Of course it's SPAM @kojack I mean, why would you join a VR forum to talk about gambling and streamers.

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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,735 Valuable Player
    So then this is a good thread hijack? :p
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,964 Volunteer Moderator
    There's been an increase in first time posters, posting about gambling sites and games. It's beginning to feel coordinated
    Maybe we'll have to make a decision about a rule on gambling discussions... allow it after the originator has posted a certain number of times on other subjects first? something like a manual version of the spam filter.
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,567 Volunteer Moderator
    Of course it's SPAM @kojack I mean, why would you join a VR forum to talk about gambling and streamers.
    Well, there's vr poker. So who knows. :)
    But it's one of those things where we might be 99% sure its going to become spam, but they haven't actually done anything wrong yet and vr streaming is a thing, so people might want to talk about it.

    Over on another forum I moderate (where I first met Cybereality) I hijacked a spammer's thread and it became one of the forum's most popular threads and was active for 8 years. :)
  • WhirlmeisterWhirlmeister Posts: 2
    I follow several Beat Saber streamers, because its a great way to evaluate songs. I tend not to watch the whole songs to the conclusion. Within a few seconds I can usually see if its well mapped, looks fluid and whether its something I'd enjoy. Also since I tend to hop on and hop off I don't bother watching anything live.
  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,962 Valuable Player
    I used to laugh at Dr. Disrespect yelling at kids in fortnite but then they banned him. Got better things to do otherwise like actually playing.
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 5,631 Volunteer Moderator
    I prefer YouTube gameplay videos to streamers. One guy I watch (Christopher Odd, excellent XCOM player) sometimes posts his Twitch streams to his YouTube channel, and I agree with kojack--the constant donation notifications and interactions with chat are annoying, and detract from enjoying the gameplay.

    I also agree that this thread most likely started as a spam lead-in.
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  • MegalithikMegalithik Posts: 45
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    I only follow one person that primarily streams VR.  And i follow two other people that sometimes stream VR.
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,349 Valuable Player
    Heck yeah!  As a kid they were "Da Bomb!"

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  • willdeanwilldean Posts: 11
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    There are so many of them nowadays. It's hard to find a decent streamer. But I like them overall.
  • Pixie40Pixie40 Posts: 173
    The real question is not if you like streamers, but how you feel about putting baseball cards between the spokes.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,724 Valuable Player
    I like Paradise Decay and Mike from Virtual Reality Oasis but I haven't been watching many VR streams lately. Since the football season restarted I've been spending most of my time on YouTube watching United fan channels. 😁⚽️🏆⚽️
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  • ZaccSmacc921ZaccSmacc921 Posts: 2
    edited July 31
    Streams are kinda boring the only better part that they have over lets plays is live chat but then whats the point of watching a streamer thet doesnt even look at chat. sorry for grammar im lazy
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,735 Valuable Player
    edited July 31
    There are some streams that have caught my attention. But I've only previewed their work, typically while having the sound on Mute.


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