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Impressions Upon Return

Mar 20, 2017 | | Say something

I will say immediately: the average twitch viewer has become incredibly more positive. People apologize or leave immediately if they offend me, and that is a truly incredible thing. It inspires me to be more pleasant to them, when they are rarely ever the same people, and that really surprised me. More than anything else. […more]

Hearthstone Arena Time Commitment Heuristics

Feb 20, 2017 | | Say something

I have an enormous preoccupation with data, just below the capacity that would make it a marketable skill, and just above the point where I actually do anything. With the announcement of Hearthstone Arena leaderboards, I decided to determine how much time I would actually have to spend playing/streaming to place on the leaderboard. Don’t […more]

Gaming GENESIS

May 6, 2016 | | Say something

It really bothers me that my first console was the Genesis, just because of the pun. Streaming order: Black Desert Online (paid too much to stop playing this) Hearthstone Arena (bread and butter, decent audience I guess) Steam Reviews (ugh) Faeria (another overpay) EMULATION (this post) So I haven’t been streaming enough because BDO is […more]

Resolution and Bitch Rate for Twitch Streaming

Feb 20, 2016 | | Say something

Width FPS Bitrate 648 60 4480 720 45 4148 576 60 3540 648 45 3360 720 30 2765 504 60 2710 576 45 2655 720 25 2304 648 30 2240 504 45 2033 432 60 1991 648 25 1867 576 30 1770 432 45 1493 576 25 1475 504 30 1355 504 25 1129 432 […more]

Actually

Jan 3, 2016 | | Say something

I don’t have resolutions, I just got a job. As an artist I relish limitations because I’m absolutely terrible at choosing things arbitrarily. (If you consider that most people mean “unexpected” when they say “random,” then their description of me becomes a lot easier to understand: they’re idiots.) I have had an immensely difficult time […more]

bashCunc

Oct 25, 2015 | | Say something

Emote time bitches. Raged at KINGDOM a few days ago and while I was editing it I stumbled on this frame that ended up not making it into the video. But I still think it’s hilarious and don’t want to toss it. Just not sure how much brown on my head is necessary to communicate […more]

Twitching on Twitter

Sep 26, 2015 | | Say something

Being a prodigious procrastinator, I have done everything in my power to improve my viewer count other than actually streaming. I’m not being scientific about anything, I’m just sharing a resource I’ve discovered. I already have the automatic tweet occurring when I start my stream, and I’m not going to disable it, because I will […more]

Troll Trolling Trolls

Aug 9, 2015 | | Say something

It really amazes me how adamant some viewers are about how a game “should” be played. Pictured above is Cosmo, and his Cheesepuff. If you don’t know who Cosmo is, I’d say he’s probably best known for his Ocarina of Time speedruns, though he runs other games as well. If you aren’t familiar with speedrunning, […more]

STREAM QUALITY: Broad Chat

Aug 6, 2015 | | Say something

There are plenty of technical issues that can “break” a stream: it buffers too much, it’s too blurry, the webcam has a poor angle, the microphone is picking up the noise of your spouse beating the family dog with a wrench. These are all specific nitpicks which are solvable by some direct method. Usually there’s […more]

Hearthstone SCALE

Jul 31, 2015 | | Say something

I have a dirty, filthy lust for spreadsheets and initialisms. I’ve identified that the game that intersects on “size of audience” and “my ability to play” is definitely Hearthstone. There’s no doubt in my mind there are games I like more, nor doubt that there are more popular games. But if there’s a game that […more]