Q. You are one of the most positive streamers I’ve watched. Not only that but your twitter feed always seems to have positive words of encouragement or well wishes to the general public. It really is refreshing in a world awash with negativity and darkness. Do you think this positive vibe helps or hinders your stream? A. I appreciate that, it’s something I have really been trying to associate with my brand. I think it helps to be honest, but that’s not why I do it. I have had viewers in my stream lurk for a while randomly message me and thank me for making their day. Everyone needs some positivity in their life, and that is one of the reasons I started gaming. My old motto was "Unite the World through Our Similarities." If we spend a lot of time focusing on what we have different, the things that make us unique, we will always find something we dont like about each other. But if we focus on our similarities, what we love, and are passionate about you will see the world really has more in common than most people think. We are all here because we love gaming after all. Q. You are married. Does your wife game? A. I have a beautiful wife name Tiffani. She has played two games religiously since the day we got married. The Dragon Age series and Sims. But she watches every stream when I am live and has recently come out of her shell and started interacting with the community, which is awesome! Q. So you work at a bank as I understand it. Name one thing streaming has helped you with in terms of your real world job. Name one thing your job has helped you with in terms of streaming/content creation. A. I do work at a bank; I am actually a Team Leader in charge of 20 consultants and work from home. Streaming has helped me with small talk and communication, and allows me to relate to my newer consultants a little better because you have to be able to small talk when you are live. So honing my small talking skills lets me know somethings about my consultants I would have never known otherwise. I do a lot of projecting of numbers with my role, so a lot of the sudden changes to my stream have come off of me trying to project and predict what will be big three months down the line. Q. How do you deal with trolls and negativity in your streams? A. I don’t get a lot of trolls to be honest, I think the positivity translates from Twitter over to Twitch. About 80% of my viewers come from Twitter or Instagram. So I think they understand the community I am building. Thinking back, the one time I had a troll was someone who fake donated $20 to promote his stream on a night where I had a lot of viewers. Got the notification and everything. I played along with it and let him just go. I knew in the long run it wouldn't help him, and those type people are just looking for a response out of me. Anything to serious would lead to a ban and then I would move on with my life. Q. We all have at least one thing we don’t like or would prefer to avoid even with hobbies we love. What is the #1 thing you dislike about streaming? What would you change to improve or remove this dislike? A. I don’t like that if you’re not careful, it sucks the joys out of some of the games you love. Being someone who gravitates towards more competitive games, its easy to get wrapped up in placement or comparing yourself to others. Its actually what has lead to my recent method to streaming. As of this week I am actually stepping away from streaming Fotrnite every day, and adding more variety so I can enjoy gaming again. There will still be Fortnite Fridays every week though with some community members! Q. Between 1 and 25, what is your favorite number? Why is it your favorite number A. 13, as a Miami Dolphins fan how can my favorite number not be Dan Marino's number? Q. When I first met you, you were playing PUBG quite a bit. Now you seem to have taken on Fortnite. Which do you prefer and why? A. I think PUBG had potential to be the better game earlier this year and will always have a place in my heart, but refused to listen to the community and still to this day has performance issues. Fortnite is more fun, cartoony, and faster paced and adds the dimension of building to keep things interesting. Plus they have perfected performance and are up to date on Pop Culture. If you asked me 3 months ago I would have said PUBG, not this has changed. Q. This brings me to the next question. BR games are all the rage these days but are they your favorite game type or is there something else you prefer more? A. I like anything competitive. Right now that’s BR games, off stream its Madden and NBA2K. I also like nostalgic series like Final Fantasy and Kingdom hearts and kill time with Cities Skylines and Sims 4. I usually find myself playing what everyone else is because I am a "social gamer" hard core. Q. True or False: When I stream I pick games I think everyone else wants to watch. T or F? A. False | I know with games like PUBG and Fortnite you might doubt this answer. But if I didn’t enjoy the game I wouldn't play it. I have to have fun, or I feel the viewers can feel the tension. It’s all about enjoying what you are doing. Q. When you get a new game to play do you just play through the main story or do you complete all of the side missions? A. I am a straight through kind of guy. Start to finish, bare minimum to get to the end boss. I consider a game "Amazing" if they can get me doing side missions and enjoy them. Q. Do you draw inspiration from any particular streamers you know who stream for a living? If so who? A. I think for a weird reason, Shroud inspires me. He just does his own thing. Shroud is Shroud, and you know what you get. I don’t want to be like him, or have his skills or anything. I just want to be me, and have people accept and appreciate who I am. If I had to pick a streamer who I would like to be similar to it would be Brotatoe. He truly loves his community, and they know it. Q. Describe your most memorable moment to date while streaming. A. I had someone follow the first day I streamed and didn’t hear from them for two months. I got a DM on Twitter back in February from them saying they are a professional Lurker, and have not missed a stream. They were going through a rough spot, and appreciated the inspirational quotes and the vibe of my streams. They said I gave some advice to someone else that really helped them as well, and that meant the world to me. It made me realize even a small streamer like me can make a difference in someone life. Q. Is your streaming setup basic or complex? Walk me through how you make the magic happen? A. My setup is basic, but everything from my overlays to my logo, and even my transitions are all self-made. So while I have a straight forward setup for streaming, I put a lot of work behind the scenes in making my own art work. Q. Where do you see your stream in 2 years’ time? A. Good Question! In two years I would like to be in a position where I have helped bring a ton of smaller streamers to achieve some of their goals. I would also like to have perfected time management so I can stream consistently, work, and spend time with my family. I think Twitch goals I would like to have made Partner by then. I have gone from 0 followers to 130 in 9 months, 3 months streaming. I think it is doable if I stay humble and hustle hard. Q. Is streaming full-time the ultimate goal or is this strictly for fun? A. I honestly don’t know. I think if there was ever a time where streaming started to change the reason why I started, to spread positivity and focus on our similarities, I would stop. So I think If I can get to be a full time streamer and still bring people up with me I would love to do that. Q. You have your schedule posted but share it here again with the readers A. Monday, Wednesday and Friday live at 10pm EST Q. Sesame Street or Transformers? A. Transformers Q. Mario or Luigi A. Mario Q. Ninja or Knight? A. Knight (my favorite era in history) Q. (A Dungeons and Dragons question) Chaotic Good, Neutral or Chaotic Evil? A. Chaotic Neutral, I am not a part of any system unless it benefits me! Q. One last thing. Here is your chance to share what you know and have learned with other streamers. What words of advice do you have for upcoming streamers or just plain gamers that is. My advice is don’t change who you are. People know when you are faking it (DrDisrespect) or are genuine. You are different enough to grow on Twitch and Mixxerr, and everyone needs to embrace their uniqueness. Remember you have 30 seconds to make a first time viewer stay in your channel. Don’t underestimate the power of social media. If you are trying to grow and dont have a Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Facebook Page aligned with your stream fix it. 1 Instagram post a day, 15 twitter posts a day, 1 YouTube video a week and 1 Facebook post a day is all it takes to grow on those media platforms. Lastly, be consistent. Everyone says this but it is true. If your viewers don’t know when you are going to be on, they won’t follow or come back. This can be one stream a week, it can be five. If you are just starting out this is key. You can find @Sectator on twitch by following this LINK. Go join The Pride and show this amazing streamer some love!
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