Week 6: Christian gets to the Finish Line
In week 6 a lot of things happened on own3d.tv’s Twitch channel. Christian was successful in gameplay and the enthusiastic community got some new members. Unfortunately, the predicted growth didn’t occur. In the following article, we will analyze the facts and figures of the week and will also take a look at various tools Christian uses in his channel.
Let’s start with a few numbers: In week six the community grew by 36 followers, only about half as many as in the previous week. However, since a Twitch channel isn’t a public limited company, it doesn’t always have to grow as fast as possible. The community increases, and that’s what matters. On average, 25 people watched the stream at the same time, with an upward trend. But although there was no exorbitantly high increase in week 6, the channel continues its upward trend.
Christian's Tools What tools does Christian use in his stream?
In addition to an incredibly strong and loyal community, it also needs some tools to manage a channel on Twitch. The list of tools is long. It starts with different OBS plugins and goes far beyond Twitch extensions for the panels. But today we want to focus on the tools Christian uses to keep his community-oriented stream running.
For the line the players have to wait in, Christian uses the chatbot by Streamlabs (formerly Ankhbot). The company Streamlabs provides versatile solutions for streamers. In addition to the chatbot, it also offers features such as alerts, statistics and overlay elements for your stream. However, for this features Christian uses a newer platform: Streamelements.
On the one hand Christian uses Streamelements to moderate the chat and to post scheduled messages in it with the integrated bot. On the other hand he uses it to generate the alerts and notifications in the stream. But similar to Streamlabs, the tool offers many more features. These include various statistics and the managing of overlays. The latter is especially handy if you have streams on different topics and you don’t always want to reconfigure your entire user interface in OBS. To add the new overlay, simply select another browser source. Elements such as donors, goals and latest subscribers can be added with the overlay.
Lachhhtools is a software that makes it easy to add alerts and notifications to your stream. The alerts for donations, cheers, subscriptions and follows are available in a stylish retro design, but you can also add your own animations. Furthermore, Lachhhtools offers the possibility to organize raffles for all active viewers. Christian uses the software for his points and giveaway raffles.
If you are interested in other tools and plugins, take a look at our article on this topic. They definitely helped Christian with his stream. Christian’s goals for next week are to reach 600 followers and an average of 50 viewers. We think these are ambitious goals, but we are convinced that he has what it takes. If you want to support Christian on his way to become a full-time streamer, check out our Twitch Channel. Christian will be happy about your visit. Until then, we keep our fingers crossed for him in his challenge to become a Twitch Partner in ten weeks.