I’ve been partaking in some serious nonsense of late, not the least of which has been Dragon Quest Builders… and streaming me playing Dragon Quest Builders. I figured I would lead off with this screenshot because it is absolutely amazing. My townsfolk decided to build me a bath tub… which I immediately installed in my private master suite. So the funny thing about Twitch in its most modern incarnation is… it makes it silly easy to be an Affiliate. From the moment you start streaming it starts ticking off little achievements, which in some bizarro world way made me want to get them. One of them is called “Path to Affiliate” and it shows up as a little quest of sorts in the sidebar of the achievements page. It includes…
- Stream 8 hours in the last 30 days
- Stream for 7 unique days in the last 30 days
- Reach 3 average viewers in the last 30 days
- Reach 50 followers
The last one was easy because I have had my account so damned long that I have more than 50 pity follows at this point if nothing else. In theory once you qualify and get that achievement checkmark… you are done. Lately I have been dabbling around with streaming, and one by one each of the boxes got checked… and now I am apparently an affiliate. I am not entirely certain why I did this thing, but it happened. Now I actually sorta want to try and come up with a proper schedule, which is super difficult because with my managerial duties my arrive home time is super variable, as is whether or not I feel like playing any games in “live” mode.
This did force me to contemplate what would happen if someone actually subbed to me. As a result I named them appropriately to attempt to encourage people that this is not a thing that they should actually do. I keep expecting Twitch to lower some hammer on me for discouraging people from giving them money. Basically I would feel super awkward to actually take any money from anyone. This is mostly a thing I did for myself… and in part because it will allow me to create a spiffy twitch emojii if I so choose. I am not even sure what else Affiliate includes otherwise, mostly it was just… a thing I felt like doing because it was available.
Now however I find myself involved in all sorts of other nonsense as a result. I talked yesterday a bit about StreamLabs OBS… or SLOBS as apparently people are calling it… why people why. I’ve also been dabbling with their custom Chatbot that is apparently what happened when they gobbled up Ankhbot. As a result I now have the beginnings of a custom channel bot named MrAggroBot that will do some of the basic functionality you see in chat bots… and at least in theory also works on Discord.
Similarly I have set up a “BelStreamTime” Discord with the sole purpose of joining it while streaming, and as a result allowing anyone else who cares to hang out with me join as well. I realize no one actually needs a new discord to join… but I also did not want to dirty up any of the other discords I am part of with my streaming nonsense. The highlight of the night had to be getting everything actually working so that the Chatbot joined my quickie Twitch test stream, accepted commands and also announced that I went live through the Discord. It was more proof of concept than anything useful but I sorta felt like Doctor Frankenstein bringing life into the world… if that life was complete and utter nonsense.
As far as doing actual gaming stuff… I grouped up with Grace and took down some low rank monsters. I never really reached the point where I farmed Low Rank content the way I now do High Rank, and as a result I am missing a ton of parts to make lower level items required to make the higher level versions. I’ve been working slowly on building a Tobi Kadachi Longsword for its lightning damage, and we wound up farming Tobi a bunch of times for parts. From there we started doing more esoteric hunts, like an Anjanath and a Pukei Pukei with a 30 minute timer in which I tried to hammer. I am not exactly completely effective as hammer, but it was a lot of fun. Unfortunately I apparently completely phased out the fact that Tam was trying to invite me to a party and wound up heading to bed around 9:20. It was a fun night, but also one where I did a bunch of silly things with minimal use to anyone. So yeah… I am apparently a Twitch Affiliate now and am starting to build up the infrastructure needed to do “stuff and things” on that platform.