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Greetings Tay!

I stream a lot. When I am playing multiplayer games I stream pretty much all the time. But my view why I stream has changed. I admit I did start with some plan of sort to try gain followers. That made me try all sort of games that I thought might be fun to stream. And I tried be something that was fun to watch. Now I’ve stopped streaming singelplayer games almost entirely. Because the streams themselves were uninteresting to watch but also it was distracting for me to enjoy playing.

I don’t have that problem playing multiplayer games with friends. Where I consider myself pretty talkative, and I often enjoy games with a lot of silent moments, like Dayz, PUBG or Hunt: Showdown. So we get time to talk about other things than just the game. So I feel like those becomes far more enjoyable streams without me really having to try. Also another thing I enjoy about streaming multiplayer games is that I can save recordings and make small videos of fun moments happening and share them. I can rewatch a lot of my own streams because of that.

Which has left me caring less about views these days. I certainly appreciate when someone watch it and chats. But I don’t wanna try entertain people for the sake of it. Rather I want to allow people to watch as long as it’s not too distracting from the game.

It feels kinda silly how I tried to stream at first. I don’t really enjoy watching streams myself so it’s weird to try create that. Not that I dislike it all, I can watch streams but rarely. I like Game grumps were it feels more like a podcast. So if I would make something more serious it would probably be more simikar to that.

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So what’s my point with all this? There is no fucking point dude. The point is that this is Open Forum where we all can talk about anything, and right now I felt like talking about streaming.

Here are some suggested topics to talk about today:

  • Do you stream? Or watch them? What do you enjoy about it?
  • If you became famous for one thing, what would you want to become famous for? Like for example writing or something else?
  • Do you even want to become famous?
  • Or talk about anything.