The Problem Might Be You
Written by: Bacon_Donut
Published: February 13th, 2017
Read time: 15 minutes
Tags: Gaming, Twitch, YouTube, Content Creation
The world of content creation can be a beautiful and maddening place. When your audience is growing and people are loving what you do there is a tremendous thrill and satisfaction in looking back on what you’ve done. When you are in that place, negative comments are usually easy to shrug off because you are bombarded with positive feedback, and with people talking about how they’ve just binge-watched your archives because they are hungry for more. [...]
Thoughts on Twitch, Games PR, and Getting Access
Written by: Bacon_Donut
Published: September 9th, 2016
Read time: 11 minutes
Tags: Gaming, Twitch, YouTube, Early Access
At 12:01 AM Pacific time, October 13th 2015, the embargo lifted on episode 1 of a new game from Telltale titled Minecraft: Story Mode, allowing those with early access to stream the game on Twitch. To anyone familiar with my content it should be no surprise that I was one of those who played it right at launch. Most of my time on Twitch is spent broadcasting Minecraft, so the creation of brand new Minecraft related content was big news for me and I made sure that I had everything in place to be able to play the game as soon as possible. [...]
Bacon_Donut Implements A Rating System. Yes This Means There Will Be Swearing.
Written by: Bacon_Donut
Published: May 9th, 2016
Read time: 10 minutes
Tags: Charity, Twitch, Gaming
I have a lot to say in order to tell this story fully, so here’s the short version: Starting May 9th at noon pacific time, my channel will implement a ratings system of three tiers: Kids, Teens, and Adults. Kids will be the default rating, and any time it is changed from that, there will be an on-screen icon indicating it, and it will also be in the title of the stream. Kids is the kind of content that I have always made, appropriate for the whole family. When it is rated Teens you can expect swearing, games that are more violent than Minecraft is, and conversation topics that wouldn’t normally be allowed (Think PG-13 movies). When it is rated Adults, there are no limits other than staying within Twitch Terms of Service. Very explicit language, games, and conversation topics should all be expected. At all times, the chat rules for what is allowed to be said should match the current rating. Yes, this means that if it’s rated Adults, then you can get lewd in the chat. The !ratings command in chat will be kept up to date to give you all of this information also. [...]
A Rant About Sky Factory
Written by: Bacon_Donut
Published: April 16th, 2016
Read time: 7 minutes
Tags: Minecraft, Sky Factory, Twitch
[Edit: I have partnered with the FTB Team to make Sky Factory an official FTB modpack. This solves nearly all the problems listed in this article, and from here out updates will happen much more often because I now have a whole team of people to help!] About two years ago I made the first version of a mod pack for Minecraft that I called Sky Factory. It was the realization of a Minecraft experience that I had been envisioning for a long time but didn’t have the tools to accomplish at first. When the mods I needed were finally made, I dropped what I was doing and made the first version that very same day, and it’s been a big part of my channel ever since. Apparently other people like it too. It’s been installed over 3 million times and has accumulated tens of millions of hours of play time. We are now approaching the release of Sky Factory version 2.5 and some people are getting rather vocally impatient as they wait. [...]
Early access to video games and why you should be okay with it.
Written by: Bacon_Donut
Published: March 24th, 2016
Read time: 8 minutes
Tags: Gaming, Dark Souls, Live Streaming
Today on Twitch.tv a select handful of popular streamers were given access to Dark Souls 3, with permission to stream certain portions of it. The game is not yet released to the general public (at least not in the West) and this caused a number of people to cry foul. “If streamers can play it then it must be finished, they should just release it” seemed to be a common attitude. There was also some people upset about who got access and who didn’t. I think people feeling this way might not share the same perspective as I do about what’s happening in this situation so I felt prompted to share some thoughts. [...]