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But we already know who the Zodiac Killer is?
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No idea what you're talking about
post #32 of 49
And down into the abyss the thread goes

(interestingly enough, this type of meme laden content is perfectly in line with Twitch's target demographic)
Edited by lombardsoup - 6/28/16 at 10:00am
post #33 of 49
LUL twitch got DLC LUL
post #34 of 49
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Because 99% of people would roll their eyes or laugh at you if you told them what you do for work, no matter how much you're making. Personally, I'd never say that I'm a professional video game streamer if I were one. I'd confess to being the Zodiac Killer or an adult film actor before that.
Ah yea, because other people think it suddenly changes. If a lot of people would see what top streamers would earn they would be green of jealousy.
Whole industries have been born with the phrase "not a real job".
Twitch subs are the exact same to paying for tv or internet. You pay for a service.
Donations are just a bonus and yes i know people love to take advantage of others by it.
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Because 99% of people would roll their eyes or laugh at you if you told them what you do for work, no matter how much you're making. Personally, I'd never say that I'm a professional video game streamer if I were one. I'd confess to being the Zodiac Killer or an adult film actor before that.
While I can understand this to a point, I don't see how being a streamer is any less of a job than being a professional athlete. I'd personally prefer to be a pro in some sport than a streamer. Regardless, the top streamers don't just stream. Many have Youtube accounts and personally edit videos for multiple hours a day or hire editors to do the work for them, lots are constantly traveling to various conventions or promotional events, then you have constant streams of business deals to make with publishers/developers/hardware creators to promote their product. You could then go on about merchandise that streamers sell to promote their image, the businesses that some streamers have set up with one another to gain deals with companies such as Amazon/Dell, and the attorneys that said teams employ to protect their business. It starts to sound like more of a real job when you actually think about it. The people who simply stream aren't the ones making a living off Twitch.
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Because 99% of people would roll their eyes or laugh at you if you told them what you do for work, no matter how much you're making.

False. I know plenty of people slaving away in 9-5s at corporations or busting ass self-employed that would be green with envy if they could support themselves while doing something they like to do. The odds of you making it are low, but that's virtually any job in entertainment, including adult entertainment. Never understood job shaming people making an honest living.
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Ah yea, because other people think it suddenly changes. If a lot of people would see what top streamers would earn they would be green of jealousy.
Whole industries have been born with the phrase "not a real job".
Twitch subs are the exact same to paying for tv or internet. You pay for a service.
Donations are just a bonus and yes i know people love to take advantage of others by it.

Yeah they'd be green with jealousy just like if they found out how much a stripper makes but they still would not consider it a real job.
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False. I know plenty of people slaving away in 9-5s at corporations or busting ass self-employed that would be green with envy if they could support themselves while doing something they like to do. The odds of you making it are low, but that's virtually any job in entertainment, including adult entertainment. Never understood job shaming people making an honest living.

See above. It's a joke of a job, just like professional athletes are.
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33% vs 2.2% + 30cent

People saying this is fair

what is wrong with you guys?

0.33x = 0.022x + 0.3
0.3278x = 0.3
x = 0.915915...

It is more fair than PayPal for donations up to 91 cents and less fair for donations down to 92 cents.

Of course, having money go to Twitch means that their servers can, ya know, operate. Arguably it's a better option than PayPal. However, a $3 donation loses 37 cents on its way through PayPal and 99 cents through this (assuming the 33% number is accurate and does not change) meaning the streamer gets 76.3% as much/23.7% less. That's a significant amount, but... I dunno. Twitch probably needs the cash. YouTube to this day isn't profitable I don't believe.

EDIT: Oh, wait, here's a better option: Twitch takes a flat 2%. Not only does the streamer get more money from an equivalent donation, Twitch also gets a cut of that. Not much, sure, but more than what they are getting with PayPal by a factor of infinity.
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Because 99% of people would roll their eyes or laugh at you if you told them what you do for work, no matter how much you're making. Personally, I'd never say that I'm a professional video game streamer if I were one. I'd confess to being the Zodiac Killer or an adult film actor before that.
I'd have absolutely no shame admitting about getting payed to do something ive been doing since I was a kid.
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0.33x = 0.022x + 0.3
0.3278x = 0.3
x = 0.915915...

It is more fair than PayPal for donations up to 91 cents and less fair for donations down to 92 cents.

Of course, having money go to Twitch means that their servers can, ya know, operate. Arguably it's a better option than PayPal. However, a $3 donation loses 37 cents on its way through PayPal and 99 cents through this (assuming the 33% number is accurate and does not change) meaning the streamer gets 76.3% as much/23.7% less. That's a significant amount, but... I dunno. Twitch probably needs the cash. YouTube to this day isn't profitable I don't believe.

EDIT: Oh, wait, here's a better option: Twitch takes a flat 2%. Not only does the streamer get more money from an equivalent donation, Twitch also gets a cut of that. Not much, sure, but more than what they are getting with PayPal by a factor of infinity.

I Agree

But many of my favourite people have went to twitch exclusively wth.gif so i rarely go on youtube these days.
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