If you’re a streamer, you know streaming is hard – it’s a job in itself. When you’re not spending time streaming, you’re spending time working on your stream – essentially it’s like having a small business.
Just like having a company, the best way to move forward is to work together – get help from the people who can help you and offer assistance to the people who need it; a balance if you will.
That being said, I started the Beam team originally for the hell of it, not thinking a community of creative, crazy and geeky people would join forces & come together – but we have, and I think that’s fucking great.
That being said, sorryaboutyourteam is in the midst of a shift; listed below are a few things that will come to fruition.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. -Henry Ford
📼 Weekly highlight reel
Kick ass clips of great moments from streams will be compiled into a weekly highlight reel, then posted on the team’s YouTube page.
Members will need to jot down the timestamp, either on paper or by taking advantage of Scorpbot’s !highlight command.
Afterwards, they’ll drop the VOD in Google Drive and we’ll take care of the rest – a link to the member’s channel will be listed on the video.
Any new members will also be quickly shown at the end with a short introduction and a link to their channel.
🚑 Member helper list & dedicated help days
A directory listing all services offered by members of the community will be listed on the website and on Discord.
There will also be dedicated help days and help streams, which are especially useful for people new to Beam.
The list of services and bots will be updated on a regular basis as well, so everyone can take advantage of all the tools out there.
There will also be a dedicated Discord channel to thank anyone that has helped. Reward? You will get a cookie and a sticker, minus a cookie.
🙃 Universal GIFs
Hey member – ever do something silly on your stream? Good. Now turn that into a GIF and give all members the ability to summon you at will.
📢 New member shout-outs
Shout-outs for new members will be blasted across all member streams – either via voice or by an automated bot message.
Discord will contain pinned information about new members – this way as a streamer, you don’t have to waste time hunting for what’s going on.
[Feature requested by Loli]
🤝 Autohost members on idle
Numbers aren’t everything, but if your viewer count is too low – you might not even get a chance to be noticed – even if you have the most dank stream! Autohosting each other and lurking in each other’s streams at least gives members the little push they need to get noticed.
🤸 Gamewisp & Discord
Everyone that has a Gamewisp will be able to offer their subscribers unique roles, emotes and member-only voice chat access. We can do this all under one Discord too, in an organized manner.
🤵 Non-mandatory weekly meetings
Syncing up with everyone will keep everyone on the same page, figure out what we can do to improve our streams, and see what everyone had for breakfast – mmm tacos.
Have something unique and consistent? Turn it into a series!
Dot Talks, a talk show going over tough questions starring GamingDotGeek, will be the first show to start of the team’s series lineup!
Robots fighting, live music, interactive cartoons, programming or creating funky art are other great ideas for a series if they can be pulled off weekly.
💏 Member synchronization
Schedule game events ahead of time so that other members can play along; this is a great way to cross-pollinate regulars between streamers.
We’ll also have a dedicated channel on Discord called “YO DIS’ IS WHAT I’M PLAYIN’ RIGHT NOW”. Okay maybe that won’t be the title – but you get the point, broadcast what you’re playing and sync up!
🍗 Monthly 24 hour stream
Ideally it would be great to have at least one member do a 24 hour stream a day – but that might not happen, so let’s just do it once a month, yeah?
But seriously – a 24 hour stream with at least 2 members once a month, playing random games and streaming for a charity sounds great. =]
📅 Efficient stream scheduling
A beautiful spreadsheet will be created and examined to check for dead time slots – this may help out a new streamer as other members can join in and devote some time to engage with chat; of course this is no guarantee that it’ll boost numbers, but it would definitely boost the streamer’s moral.
Besides using this data for optimization, all streamer schedules will be posted on the team’s site, bio and on Discord.
Why are you streaming? What are you doing here? Your streaming goals should be announced to the world so that we can try to help you reach it.
New social media accounts will be made – from Instagram to Tinder, for the revamped team. Well hold up, hmm… #interactivetinder
Using hootsuite, we can set up some automation to, say, automatically retweet that you’re streaming. More exposure is good for everyone.
All members should try and follow each other on all types of social media platforms so that we can stay in touch outside of Beam.
A website will also be made for the team, which will offer things a member website should offer. Wow, I’m so descriptive!
Transitioning might be easy, but finalizing will take some time.
Either the case, this page will be updated as time persists.
⏱ It begins
The first thing to do is organize a list of teams and Discord servers that would like to merge; it’s more than likely that the one with the highest user count will probably lead and everyone else will join into that.
While that’s going on, we’ll have to decide what the new name, new logo and new overall look is going to be. The logo will also come in various sizes – for bio or overlay, we’ll have it ready!
The site will also act as a portal, featuring calendar events, links to all member’s channels and whatever else a team site should have. =P
🏢 Time to get to work
If you have comments, suggestions or any feedback whatsoever, feel free to let me know on Discord, Twitter or craigslist!
Have a kick ass day/night/whatever and thanks for reading through this!