I have a lot of different thoughts and feeling about reaching Affiliate status with Twitch last night, and thought I’d throw them out here for those who’ve been curious why this is even a thing for me.
For my friends who don’t really keep up with gaming or streaming, earning Affiliate or Partner status on the Twitch platform is a sort of, “Hey, you’re really doing this, huh?” acknowledgement. In a practical sense, they both open up some options for you as a streamer, including the possibility of earning revenue. Both Affiliate and Partner require you to reach certain goals as far as viewership, time spent streaming, days streamed within a month, etc. Partnership is a (big) step up from Affiliate and has much tougher stated requirements, along with less specific requirements that are in the hands of the folks at Twitch. (This makes perfect sense since once you reach Partner, Twitch is definitely investing in you as a streamer and as a representative of their service- so they’re understandably choosy about that.) That’s the bare bones, simplest explanation.
We had kind of a special stream last night. I mean, other than the parts where I was running around with a flaming mop. *coughs*
This Breath of the Wild stream was the last thing I needed to do in order to qualify as a Twitch Affiliate. 🙂 If I get a chance, I’ll do a separate blog entry about what that means to me, why it matters, and what I’m thinking about for streaming going forward. (I can tell you I don’t plan on dialing it back just because I reached a goal. <3)
But, in the meantime, this is the stream that nudged me over the last hurdle.
Remember the love letter I wrote to Obsidian during a Blaugust Event? After a lot of time, effort, and help from Nash we finally got my old disks running well enough to stream it! We haven’t finished this playthough yet, but I’ll link the two streams that are done here. (The second stream is split into multiple videos because our old ISP was misbehaving that night. Happily, we’ve since switched to a new one and the internet has been worlds better since!)
I’ve done a couple streams back in Secret World Legends lately – though the second one starts out as more of a stream test for our new ISP. We haven’t found any Agent Dossiers in the wild yet, but at least it’s a fun excuse to replay some of my favorite content!