Looking for a Streaming Buddy or How to Find People to Stream withIt may seem easy to find a partner for a gameplay, but in practice searching for someone to stream with can become a tricky thing. The main rule is never asking a stranger or a person who you absolutely don’t know to stream with. Indeed, in real life, you will never walk up to a stranger offering to spend sometime with you. It is weird and inappropriate. The same thing happens in the Internet: there are some etiquette rules to follow in order to “meet” like-minded people and create stable relations. Below is our simple guide to help you find “your person” to stream with.
Why Searching for People to Stream With?
- To not get bored. If you are streaming for several years alone, you may become bored to speak to the camera during 2-5 hours. So, finding a person to stream with can bring a little relief and variety to your everyday content.
- To make your stream more entertaining. Live interaction, discussions and jokes are always welcome in any stream. If you are a reserved person, finding a sociable partner can benefit your stream.
- To make your stream available in different languages. If your partner knows other languages than you, you can try to do bilingual streams, thus expanding your potential audience.
- To learn from somebody or share your experience with another person. Game tutoring (it can also be creative tutoring) is a nice idea. You can stream with a lesser known streamer and help when he/she needs to be assisted, or vice versa.
Search for Someone who Share Your Interests, Do a ResearchMany small streamers complain that there is not enough support for them on Twitch. That maybe true, but some things can be done by streamers themselves to attract people to their channels. When searching for a partner, don’t start with huge streamers. They, probably, won’t even reply to you. Once you find a nice person to stream with, do some research work to see if you like him/her personality and produced content. Then, say “Hi” and initiate some conversation. Communicate with this person regularly, demonstrate your interest. Be active in chat, otherwise the streamer won’t notice you. A few hours in somebody’s stream is not enough to get to know other person. Try to spend a few weeks or months in bold of the streamer you like. It is also a good idea to host him/her on your Twitch channel. When doing this, don’t forget to tweet about this event and tag the person. All these steps will help you become friends and understand if you suit one another. Regardless of response, try to be polite and professional when approaching any streamer you want to play with. Don’t choose a streamer based only on his/her viewer count, it can be misleading. Search for a nice, friendly person instead. The person you want to be around and suit best for your community.
How To Organize Streaming with Two or More People at the Same Time
- You Are Playing the Game While Other Person Commenting
- Co-op Gaming
Top Popular Places to Search for Streaming Buddies
- Game Directories
- Creative Forums and Communities
TakeawaysWhen you offer somebody to stream with, make sure that you are not doing this only for advertising, Straight up advertisement is not effective anymore. Networking and cooperation is something bigger. When searching for people to stream with, try to elaborate a streamers’ database of streamers with relevant info about favorite games, streaming times, streaming platforms, etc. Before starting co-op streams, make sure that a chosen person is right for you and your community.