You probably got this link from one of my Facebook streams. Here are a bunch of frequently asked questions, which I’d like to answer in no particular order:
What is your favorite game?
Probably the most asked question and at the same time an incredibly difficult one to answer. I have a lot of games that are dear to my heart and which I have great memories with, which I wouldn’t necessarily want to play anymore in my free time. Chances are, you are going to see my stream my current favorite game, which is why I am playing it. My favorite game changes over time and just like with music, there is not the one favorite game that rules them all. But for the curious, here is a very incomplete list of a few games that I love: Stardew Valley, A.D. 1602, Ultima Online, Counter-Strike, HearthStone, Diablo 2 & 3, Starcraft 2, RimWorld, Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, …
Where is your parrot, Wheatley?
In 2017, we bought a house, which doesn’t have good enough internet for me to stream. For this reason, I set up my streaming setup in a friends basement with a Gigabit internet connection, allowing me to stream in high quality. I am still working out, how I am able to transport Wheatley over when I am there. A few things I have to consider are the temperature when transporting him (he is a tropical parrot, so I can’t do that in the winter) and my friend’s cat, which would LOVE to meet Wheatley. 🙂
How long have you been making content?
I started my original YouTube channel in 2012 and have been producing content ever since. I started streaming on Twitch shortly after. Since 2018 I’ve been focusing on Facebook gaming, building an amazing community there.
What equipment do you use to stream?
Check out my (upcoming) Gear Page.
Why do you stream on Facebook?
I used to create content solely on YouTube and Twitch but after many thousands of videos and live streams, I decided to take a new approach and help Facebook shape a new platform and build an amazing community with my viewers. I hope to shape Facebook Gaming into an amazing platform for new creators and viewers, which will ultimately be benefical to gaming and streaming in general, since I believe that competition will push other platforms to improve to focus more on their creators that help shape it. Working directly with Facebook to be able to make it an amazing experience for everyone is an opportunity I am very grateful for.
Isn’t Twitch better for Livestreaming?
Having streamed on Twitch for many years, I can definitely say that Twitch is the current go-to platform for streaming, but it incredibly hard to gain traction and grow without streaming 8 hours a day for 365 days a year. I want to create engaging streams, which might be shorter, but ultimately are more fun for me and my viewers. Facebook is working hard on allowing a better streaming experience and I am working directly with them in shaping their platform to allow for better streams, which is an incredible opportunity!
Their first steps are already very encouraging and they are working at a breakneck pace to catch up. Ultimately, Facebook and Twitch will both have their place in the media landscape, allowing for different kinds of experiences for different preferences.
What about YouTube?
YouTube is a whole different chapter and even though I am ultimately grateful how the platform has allowed me to turn a passion into a livelihood, I think there are my things wrong with the platform as it is right now. If you’d like to know more about the why, please watch my announcement video:
Can I send you stuff?How do I stream games on Facebook?
Facebook created a page for aspiring creators with plenty of information on how to get started.
I will try to keep this page updated with other frequently asked questions, but feel free to drop by in one of my streams and send me your questions!