Saturday, October 19, 2013

Moving away from Twitch, please sub to me on YouTube!

    I am so fed up with Twitch TV that I decided to move away from Twitch TV as soon as possible. Old problems like the chat and server capacity have never truly been solved and I strongly dislike most of the changes that Twitch decided to push. Streaming quality is now worse as ever resulting in losing connection to Twitch servers and frames being dropped on their end. Chat is usually derpy as fuck. They still can not deal with big Live events going on. The list is ongoing as for streaming to Twitch TV.
    As a viewer there is partly the same list, but also the fact that streaming quality is not as supposed to be and now way more resource heavy as well since the changes. Where I used to be able to watch 1080p perfectly ok, I am now not even capable of watching 720p (high) without flash telling me the video seems to 'stutter'. I am thus forced to watch supposedly 480p (medium) settings. Those settings pretend to be even more about quality compared to the old resolution settings. Therefor there was no need to even change this. However this has been Twitch's reasoning for pushing those changes.
    As for the looks of Twitch, they promised to listen to the community, but instead forced us all into the new layout, which has SOME inprovements, but is mostly terrible. Just the info section alone sucks terribly and has been downgraded to limited markdown where it used to be HTML 4. Page load is even longer now and causes all sorts of problems. Some problems even persist until you clear your cache, which should not even be needed in the first place.
    All in all, ever since I was forced to move to Twitch in June 2012, I ran into all kinds of bullshit problems with promises for them to be fixed. Instead of fixing things, the main problems still exist and the amount of problems and bullshit has only increased. I have been patient for a long time hoping for things to get better. I am fed up now and do NOT wish to continue streaming on Twitch TV anymore. They make shit loads of money, but this seems about all they care for, instead of spending it 'wisely'. Even though the community on Twitch is great, I do realize there is no true 'good' alternative with such a wonderful community, which is main reason for everyone taking their crap. I have been looking into alternatives and my best option would be to go to YouTube instead. As soon as I get 100 subscribers on YouTube, I will be able to start streaming there.

So ... PLEASE SUB TO ME ON YOUTUBE, so I can move away from Twitch TV and enjoy streaming again.

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