I am always open to viewer input and ways to improve my stream and of late a couple of things have been pointed out to me which I feel require addressing, hence this post.
I have received a number of messages from viewers saying that they feel I do too many shout outs and the promotion of other streams. Those of you that have known me for a while will understand why I do it…that’s just me and I am always trying to help other people, be it at work, in my private life or when streaming but I take on board what you are saying. I am also aware that some viewers have left my stream to check out the guys I give shout outs for which whilst is what I want for you, it retracts from my stream and what I am trying to do. I have decided that I will re-word the welcomes that VIKI does and they will become more general and maybe even drop the background music. I will also reduce the amount of shout outs I do. As one person said. You need to concentrate on you and not others. Let them worry about them. Maybe harsh but some truth in it.
As you know the Dvos are there to reward loyalty and to enable people to purchase raffle tickets for give-aways or whatever else I plan moving forward. It has been pointed out to me that winning 700 Dvos for a race is a huge amount to win. With the give-away I have currently set at 500 per ticket, you can see someone can join, win a race on the said day and take the prize. This is not rewarding the way I want it to so I will be reducing the maximum amount you can bet each race down to 25 coins. This ‘should’ equate to a win payout of 175 coins. Top 2 & Top 3 will reduce down accordingly.
Likewise, I will be reducing the Bank Heist down to 25 coins maximum bet.
Another important factor is when I do a verbal give-away. Currently I play a song (usually) and ask for the name of the band or something related to that song. Depending on your download, some people will see/hear the question/song before other users, to the point some have answered the question before others have even heard it. We also have to factor in the delay we all have to suffer with twitch.
Immediately, this format will change to enable everyone the opportunity to answer. When I offer free Dvos it will now be via a keyword raffle. I will choose the keyword and viewers will enter that word into chat. After 3 minutes (30 second delay + 2.5 minutes to enter) the draw will close and a random winner will be selected. Again…I will be reducing the number down I offer each time.
To finish up…I will not be taking away any coins already earned. My stream has of late been getting busier and I need to ensure that the main purpose of the bot I use is valid and stands true to what I want. Offering a huge amount of Dvos does not give back (from my point of view) what I installed it for in the first place and this decision is best being made now with the hope my stream continues to grow.
I want my viewers to come and visit my stream and have a great time. I want them to earn coins to gamble and put towards give-aways but I have to make sure when I do a giveaway only those who are entitled to enter, can do so. Those coins need to have a worth and not be so easily obtainable to the point they are worthless.
To compensate everyone for this change…I will tonight as soon as I fire up the bot give everyone who has visited my stream to date 500 Dvos. This means each and everyone of you who has visited my stream before I go live tonight will have the opportunity to enter the giveaway Friday night…You will all have the opportunity to purchase at least one ticket (unless you gamble them away of course)
Hope to see you soon – peace!