animal crossing · stream

Taking a break

So lately I’ve started to feel a little bit burned out in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Who would’ve thought that? I still love the game, but I want to take a break.

So I’ll be playing other games, probably mostly Stardew, because I’m absolutely obsessed with that, but it doesn’t mean I won’t be playing Animal Crossing from time to time.

Up until December 24th, I’ll still be having a calendar giveaway every day, and I also plan on having the wish list come true for you all in ACNL still, so there’s still that!

I hope you guys will still stick around to the stream, as I plan on setting up the elgato and play more games.

Personal · stream

First year of being a Twitch streamer

I’ve been wanting to write a post about my first year of being a Twitch streamer, because I love reading about other peoples experiences, and I would totally like to be able to go back to this post in a year, maybe even in 5 years, and be able to see if things has changed or if something new has happened.

THIS IS A LONG POST, JUST FYI!

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When did I start streaming? September 27th 2016.

What did I play? Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

I had been wanting to stream for a long time, honestly, but I never had the courage to do so, because it seemed so stressful and it made me feel nervous about it.

I wanted to stream 3ds games, because that’s the console I used the most. So I saved up for quite a long time to be able to order a Katsukity capture card + a 3ds.
It arrived pretty fast, so I could start streaming a whole lot faster than I thought I would.

Mario helped me put together a “decent” looking layout, which was very nice of him.

I didn’t stream as much as I wanted to in 2016, but I started streaming more again in January 2017 and you guys were so supportive and caring and helpful, so it was easier to stream, I felt less nervous about being gone for a while.

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During my earlier streams, there were several other streamers hosting me.
People I didn’t know at the time, so I was really surprised, because why would someone who doesn’t know me, host me all of a sudden?

I’m really happy they did though, because that got me several other streamers and viewers that I consider some of my better friends now.

It also made me look into other Animal Crossing streamers and start to host other people myself.

I didn’t host anyone at the start of my Twitch “career”, because I felt it would be weird having a total stranger, a totally new name and face host you all of a sudden.
Now I realise it’s one way of expanding your network, getting new friends, taking chances. It’s part of Twitch, basically.

The streamers who hosted me way back in September/October last year are people I still support, streamers I enjoy hanging out with every time they’re streaming and also chat with off stream(although I’m trying to get better at that last part, because guuuuuurrlll, you need to work on being social!).
They also motivate me a lot, because seeing them stream regularly, doing fun stuff with their community(which I’m so lucky to be a part of!), and work hard on their stream, makes me want to work equally as hard with my own stream.

Earlier this year, I compared my numbers to their numbers a lot, which demotivated me at the time, because their numbers were higher than mine. It was pretty silly, honestly, because I didn’t work as hard, or had a proper schedule like they did.
Now I compare my stream stats to the goals I have for my stream. It’s less stressful, and it makes me think of how I can improve to get better stats and if I hit a stream goal of mine, I think of what I can add as a new goal.

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I had big expectations and goals when I thought of starting to stream, but before I started, I decided to set “small” goals for myself. I’m using “‘s, because those goals were big for me.

I wanted to have 100 followers after a year of streaming, and 5 regular viewers.

Doesn’t sound like it would be so impossible, right? There’s several streamers who struggle to hit those goals after streaming for a whole lot longer than me.

I can proudly say I’ve definitely managed to have both goals happen.
There’s over 500 of you guys following my stream, and I have a lot of people come back and say hi from time to time, and a lot of people who stick in my channel every stream.

I feel really honored, lucky and loved because of you guys.

I was hoping I’d get to meet a lot of new people when I started streaming, but I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.
I didn’t know I’d feel loved by people all over the world, I didn’t know I’d meet people on Twitch that I, today, don’t think I could be without, because of the immense support you guys give me.

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After a year, I’ve seen changes with myself;

I have a way better layout now than I did a year ago.
I taught myself how to use Photoshop to make a layout, because I figured the only one who will really, truly understand what I want as a layout, is me.

I’ve learned to play games the way I want to play them, and I know that sounds really silly, but stuff like a lot of other streamers do in ACNL, I don’t feel comfortable doing.
I’m not a big multiplayer person, I prefer doing things on my own, but I still enjoy doing some sort of multiplayer at times. For example visiting dream addresses, giving people things in ACNL etc, where I can go to YOUR town and drop things of, and then quit is great.

I’ve kind of gotten to know myself a little better after streaming for a year.
I’ve set goals for myself, I have dreams I want to achieve, I have something I really want to work for.

Twitch makes me incredibly happy, it also makes me feel humbled, because I can stream and have fantastic people hang out with me and enjoy my content.

 

Thank you all for sticking with me during my first year on Twitch.
Here’s to more years to come, where we can expand our Land of Noots, community and stream!

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nintendo · stream

Dat Yoshi doe!

So as some of you have already noticed, I have a new icon! Pretty much everywhere by now.

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Here’s my pretty new Yoshi that you’ll be seeing a whole lot more over time.

I’m planning on having this as a mascot on stream, and over time, I’ll be trying to get more artwork of him.

I don’t have a proper name for him yet, but I’m sure we can get him a good name together, right?

Personal · stream

Stream plans

I haven’t streamed a whole lot the last two(three?) weeks. I’m sorry for that, I’ve not really been feeling like playing much after I lost most of my ACNL towns, you know?

I know it’s just a game, but it’s a game I’ve invested quite a lot of time in.

I still have some towns left with lots and lots of bells, almost a complete catalogue and enough flowers to breed + landscaping items in general. It’s just that I feel really down for having lost towns I’ve worked really hard on?

Anyway, I’m going to cut down on ACNL streams, because I need time to “recover” from it. I still want to stream ACNL and work on towns, such as the Halloween town of 4, that I made on stream the other day, and Paradise, our bird town!

I’m going to stream other games more though, such as Stardew Valley, Stepmania and probably some more console games(PS4, PS3, WiiU, Wii, Switch etc!).

Me and Mario have also agreed on some set days for each of us;

I stream on mondays and wednesdays, he streams on tuesdays and thursdays, and we share fridays and sundays. Saturday is our off day, but we might stream on saturdays every now and then.
I won’t know if I’m streaming on a friday or sunday until it’s that actual day, but I’ll let you know on discord if I do stream, so make sure to join the Nootcord!

I’ve also decided to get rid of my current bot, and use Moobot instead. It’s probably just a paranoid thing of me, but I rarely log on to my bot’s twitch account, so I’d rather just get rid of it, rather than one day logging on and it being hacked.

Doing some minor changes to the stream now, to try and make it something that I’m really, truly happy about. I’ve been in a slump, and I’ve not known what to do with it, so I’ve stuck with some things, etc, but I want to change it.

I’m hoping you guys will like the changes, both small and large, and help me make our community the best it can be. 

 

Personal · stream

500 followers!?

I had a goal when I started streaming after my break this summer, and that goal was to try and reach 500 followers before my birthday, which was on September 7th.

I managed to reach that goal on September 6th, thanks to you guys.

There were so many hosts, tons of bits flying around, subscribers and all of a sudden.., we had follower number 500.

I barely slept that night and managed to oversleep and also get to school late(it went alright, didn’t get any absence or anything from my teacher).

I’m overwhelmed by all the love and support in our community. It’s amazing, and I love it and I love you guys.

When I started streaming I had big dreams and ideas of what I wanted to do with my stream, but now that’s it’s almost been a year, a lot of that has changed, and I’m more insecure about the stream and I’m not entirely sure where we’re going.
I’ve learned quite a lot this past year when it comes to streaming, and I can’t wait to learn more in the years to come.

I wanted to get partnered soon, but I’ve learned that partnership is a dream for the future, and right now all I want to do, is have fun with you guys. Whether it’s raging because annoying villagers ruin our path in our ACNL towns, raging because I can’t hit all the notes in Stepmania or just enjoying Stardew Valley(to name a few games).

I have a giveaway in the making for the 500 follower goal. When it’s going to be, I can’t say, and I don’t want to promise a giveaway that I have not yet planned 100%.

I want to be able to have as many of the streams followers be able to enter, because I think it’s only fair more people get a chance to enter.
When I’ve planned it out properly, I’ll get back to it and let you guys know about it!

Anyway, I want to thank you all again from the bottom of my heart, I can’t wait to have more streams with you guys and have fun and laugh and just have a great time.

 

Personal · stream

Twitch affiliate, what!?

So it’s been a few hours now since I found out I’ve got an invite to the Twitch Affiliate program.

My first reactions were;
“what is this?”, “oh. my. gosh.”, “wait what?”, “OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH”, “wait is this real? What is my life?”, and then when it dawned on me, there were lots of happy tears.
Now I’m feeling slightly numb, really happy, and happy tears are on the roll every once in a while.

I’m sure there’ll be people who will say that it’s just bits etc, but it’s so much more for me.
It’s giving me the feeling I achieved something, I’ve done this thing, but at the same time, I honestly didn’t do anything. I’ve only sat here in my house, playing games I love.

This is all your doing, everyone. You’re the ones who got the twitch affiliate for the stream, by coming to the stream, hanging out, chatting, lurking. I love each and every one of you, it doesn’t matter if you chat or not.

Thank you so much everyone for making this a thing. I guess we definitely need to get to working on that emoji we’ll be able to get eventually! So much hype! HYPU!

Personal · stream

Miku stream and updates!

I streamed Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX for the first time the other day, or at least the first time with actual viewers haha. I had so much fun!
You guys requested a whole lot of great songs, and I had fun practicing my Miku skills(I failed pretty bad on several songs, but I had fun still!).

I definitely want to stream more Miku and chat and listen to great music with you guys, so it’s a game that’s going to go on my stream list for sure.

Also, some updates on the stream itself;

The Dojo has got a new job(totally HYPUUUU!), so he’s not going to be able to stream during daytime, which opens up more time to stream for me – so from now on I’ll most likely do more daytime streams, but seeing as it is in the middle of the night for a lot of you, I still want to stream during evenings too – I just won’t be able to stream every night, because Dojo will be wanting to stream after he’s done at work. Right at this moment, I’m not entirely sure what’ll happen, but I’ll keep you guys updated!