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Are streamers relying on this as their sole source of income? If so, that's indicative of another problem entirely.
No. This is just a new way to support streamers. Subscriptions, donations through other sources such as Paypal, sponsorships, and sponsored content are all still allowed. It's mostly news because this is basically the "official" way to donate and is displayed in the chat box. It's also a terrible deal for the streamer.
Edited by Viscerous - 6/27/16 at 2:12pm
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just like free samples at the stores ill never buy/donate
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more ways to support twitch streamers i see is a good thing. i know a lot of people who get that subscribe button and see a huge loss in donations as people feel that their subscription is enough to support the stream. but twitch really is taking a massive chunk.. and i feel like the streaming community is starting to get quite saturated. but even still you don't have to be a huge massive channel to have a successful stream.

my fiance i would say is a smallish streamer but her stream has been non stop growing for the past year and a half. she doesn't make a ton of money, but makes more than she did working part time as a bank teller as she works her way through school. Plus its something she would be doing anyways. When she gets home i'll ask her what she thinks about it.

Now for me personally, i kinda thought paying people to play video games was kinda dumb, but i recently did my first subscription to a channel a really enjoy. His content is great, he puts a lot of work into it as well as youtube videos, cares about the people he plays with and gives them credit. He gets some flack from the community of the game he mainly plays but its partly just the nature of the game.

Just some thoughts i have about this subject.
post #14 of 49
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Are streamers relying on this as their sole source of income? If so, that's indicative of another problem entirely.

Yes, there are quite a few streamers making 60-70k/yearly with a couple thousand viewers.

I bet you Cohh pulls in the 100k/yr mark.

The issue is again, they're all accepting tips 3rd party - This now allows Twitch to benefit from tips...

I still think it's a bit steep but, it's a step in the right direction.
post #15 of 49
Bits wont work since there's already an effective way to donate to streamers. It's pretty funny watching twitch try to effectively become myfreecams though.
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Bits wont work since there's already an effective way to donate to streamers. It's pretty funny watching twitch try to effectively become myfreecams though.

Erm, no.

The only way to donate to streamers currently is 3rd party and Twitch doesn't see a dime of it. That's the issue at hand.

<- Actually a streamer and a sub.
post #17 of 49
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Erm, no.

The only way to donate to streamers currently is 3rd party and Twitch doesn't see a dime of it. That's the issue at hand.

<- Actually a streamer and a sub.


Yeah, I get that. Are they eliminating the 3rd party donations or just trying to compete with bits?
post #18 of 49
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Streamers will apparently receive $1.00 out of each $1.40 spent for bits. This seems far worse than Paypal which takes 2.2% and 30 cents for any size donation. Paypal was criticized for taking a large chunk from the small donations, but Amazon is taking a much larger cut even on the large packages that have small discounts for bulk.

Nice, maybe they can go and get real jobs now.
post #19 of 49
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Yeah, I get that. Are they eliminating the 3rd party donations or just trying to compete with bits?

Nobody really knows.

Like I said earlier, this is a double edged sword and Twitch is trying to get some skin in the game by making donations easier.

There's no doubt, it's easier to donate through Amazon/Twitch...But, like most of you pointed out, they're essentially skimming 60%.

I don't think it's going to change anything until the % drops down into the 20% range.

At 20%, most subs will choose convenience...But, right now? No way.

Cohh just got a $500 donation through 3rd party as opposed to cheering - Made a direct reference to how much Cohh loses through Cheering...Like nobody saw that coming. rolleyes.gif
post #20 of 49
Can someone explain this to me? People play games on a camera and the viewers give them money when they do something good? Like strippers?
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