One night I decided to just go ahead and hit that “go live” button rather than testing the capture card just by recording snippets of gameplay. How did my first streams feel? Will Twitch be something that I see myself doing more?
Well Twitch felt weird when you go live at first. In one way it made me feel more confident. I didn’t have a mic on but was practicing chatting and gaming in the room whilst no one had to hear it. Gaming live is a strange feeling, I know I’m not a skilled gamer, even in one of my favourites, but it felt odd knowing people could see it. I also somehow lost all of the tiny amount of skill in the game and even the genre as a whole but it was so much fun.
Am I continuing to stream? Yes, I’ve done it again and it was fun. Even to no one. For me that didn’t seem to matter as I was having fun and laughing to myself Though shout out to the wonderful Gao Li (on Twitch) who spotted my first stream and joined me in chat. Having a friendly face (name?) in chat was reassuring.
I’m planning on adding my voice in but who knows if that’s a good idea or not. Will I feel more confident or less? I don’t know but I plan to try it and see. If it works for me then it works and if it doesn’t I have tried and learnt from the experience.
If you want to check out my past broadcasts or even a live stream then head to my Twitch and have a look. I might even learn how to do some more stuff with it eventually!