I’ve been streaming on Mixer.com since 22/11/2018. and as far as I’ve been able to determine (and I look actively) I’m the only streamer providing what I call a Variety-Strategy experience. Remember I’m no Pro! but I am enthusiastic.
In my streaming journey, I don’t want fame, I don’t want income. I just want to ensure that people get exposure to the strategy genres and have the opportunity to decide if they’re for them.
I love strategy games. I want others to love them too!
23/06/2020 – Mixerpocalypse :
Most of the people that I think will read this will already be aware that Mixer is closing down from July 22nd… What does this mean for me and my streaming?
The viable options to move forward as far as I see them are:
- Move to Twitch – this seems to be the most common course of action in the communities I’m a part of on Mixer. I don’t like Twitch culture, their interface, or their lack of FTL. Also there are plenty of creators already providing what I provide on Twitch, so is that platform enriched by my streaming there? Probably not.
- Move to Facebook – Mixer is pushing people there, Frankly Mixer’s endorsement means I’m less likely to go down this path at this point, after how Mixer has handled all this. Also I put Facebook right up there with Epic Games and Discord as some of my favourite companies/products.
- Cease content creation – I had previously said that if I stopped streaming on Mixer I’d stop streaming entirely.
So which did I choose of these bad options? Number 4 obviously (you should know by now I’m a serial non-conformist)
What does number 4 entail?
Well for those that have been reading this regularly I’ve been talking about it/hinting at it for a few months, without actually outright saying what it was. I’m going be starting a strategy gaming website (and associated YouTube account). It’s not ready to go live yet – I had been working on a timeframe of maybe another two months, though obviously I’ll fast-track what I can given the Mixer circumstance. (figured Mixer was going down, but I didn’t think It’d be an HMS Hood impersonation.)
Coming soon: www.forthestrategist.com! there’s no need to go there yet as the site is not yet live, but if you do want to show your support you can head over to www.forthestrategist.com/youtube and drop a sub there. (Would really help when I’m talking to game devs!)
Don’t worry, as a viewer I’ll still be coming with you guys to Twitch! If you’re moving there and I haven’t yet followed you make sure you let me know!
Follow my personal Twitter to keep up to date – I haven’t got round to doing that for FTS at short notice.
Lastly you can keep catching me on Mixer up until they turn the lights off, but it’ll be offschedule, It’ll be when and what I feel like at the time.
Heads up guys this stuff is scary, but also exciting. See you on the other side!
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