My take on recent mid-roll ads idea on Twitch

Well I’ll start with ez tl;dr – “It is a really bad idea to add mid-roll ads on Twitch”, that’s it, you read it, nothing to see here – move along.

But seriously it’s a part of a long “paradigm shift” that Twitch is doing to increase their ad revenue through us, streamers working on increasing our ad revenue, current clown fiesta is second move in that process, first I didn’t dedicate a blog post too, because it actually seemed quite good and didn’t stir any drama, but let’s discuss it more. Continue reading “My take on recent mid-roll ads idea on Twitch”

My current Fallout 76 grind and its future

Fallout 76 totally requires a “review” from me here too, but I think one post won’t be enough even with my walls of texts if I will go on a rant about some decisions or if I will start talking about some potentially good things to change or implement in the game.

For now I’ll just address my feelings about current state of the game and me farming it a lot on stream and where is it going (still a lot of text and you can skip a chunk of it for sorta tl;dr). Continue reading “My current Fallout 76 grind and its future”

My take on Charity Streams twitter fiesta from week ago

Late with this, since was on vacation and previous post was more important imo, but gonna finish the post that I started before. Not gonna touch the drama part of all that Twitter fiesta, it just escalated far beyond any expectations and one clip out of context and with not very well worded thought started some pop corn worthy fight on Twitter, you can check LSF and all that for drama itself, it already concluded with a lot of apologies btw, which is good, I just gonna post my thoughts on initial statement and all things that it sparked that are not just for the sake of arguing.

Little intro though for those who don’t know – xQc said that most of the streamers are getting paid for their charity streams or participating in one. Obviously it sparked some “how could they” reeing and obviously caused questions so DrLupo posted a statement where he said that he did all his charity streams for free and then fiesta started, that I’m not gonna touch. But let’s talk about the initial statement and discussion about charity streams… Continue reading “My take on Charity Streams twitter fiesta from week ago”

Mental Health. Reckful. Lessons we need to learn

Yesterday we lost a legend – both streaming and gaming. Sad that I didn’t get a chance to meet him IRL, it could happen in Amsterdam this year, because he was going, but then corona ruined that.

This year in general keeps getting worse, but unfortunately behind all the shitty things this year there are mostly our mistakes and failures as humanity, one way or another. We can blame 2020 for all that happened and is still happening and hell there might be more coming too, but we need to realize that behind all that shit there are real problems that we need to address and work on fixing that, otherwise in 6 months we will be blaming 2021 already. Today we will talk about problems that caused yesterday’s tragedy and this will be a long one… Continue reading “Mental Health. Reckful. Lessons we need to learn”

Vacation time FeelsGoodMan Clap and my thoughts about it

As you all probably already know I’m on vacation starting today 25.06 and all the way until 05.07, going back to streaming on Monday 06.07.

First vacation in my more than 2 years of streaming and first since 2016, so it will be nice to get some free time, even though vacation is quite hobo – just going to the summer house with friends for like 5 days and then sitting home for the rest of it doing some stream related stuff and chores, but time with friends is precious, especially that much time in one go with whole bunch of them. Will miss all of you and streaming in general, feels weird to take that much time off and I think it feels weird for all streamers, but it’s necessary and here’s my thoughts about vacations for streamers… Continue reading “Vacation time FeelsGoodMan Clap and my thoughts about it”

My chill take on Twitch Safety Advisory Council

Yeah, there was a lot of 5Head blog posts last week and I wanted to get back to game reviews and such stuff, but you never know when something worth posting happens, so here we go again with a big brain big text. Actually was debating about sending it after I already wrote everything, don’t want it to look like some sort of attempt to ride the drama wave, clickbait etc, but it’s mostly my viewers who will read it anyway and I just like sharing my thoughts.

For those of you who don’t know, Twitch last week created a new “organization” that is supposed to advise them on many topics regarding the platform – from development of new tech features to creating new policies and rules. Council is 8 people currently and has various experts in different fields and of course streamers. These news are all over Twitch and nearby, but unfortunately not because people are already discussing how council can make things better etc, but because of drama and I gonna try to just give my calm subjective opinion on all this situation here, so people can just read it here (even though I’m pretty sure there still will be questions and discussions in chat from time to time)… Continue reading “My chill take on Twitch Safety Advisory Council”

My philosophy of deciding what to play

Now that some of time related things in previous post and explained how my approach to scheduling and streaming hours works, time to touch another topic that is quite close and connected to streaming hours and planning aka things you stream or games (well at least for me, not everything is games on Twitch nowadays).

How do I pick games to play and when, “why streamer doesn’t play what I want him to play BabyRage”, “yo bro, when <game name>”, why one game over another and other questions that seem easy to answer, but not all of them and not always are that simple, so time for some more philosophy and things in my head (and another long read too of course), no insane maths and statistics here… Continue reading “My philosophy of deciding what to play”

My stream schedule and hours philosophy

Time management is a very important topic for everyone really and realization of that drops on you very hard and suddenly usually at some point in your life when adulting starts invading your daily routine.

There are already lots of time management long reads, coaches and other things to tell you how to live your life optimally, tbh I’m not very good with that myself being quite lazy, not sure if all those coaches would help me, so I’m trying to help myself. But one thing I have nailed and try to follow pretty strictly and have a bit of philosophy behind it, which might be helpful to someone or at least curious to learn a bit more about what’s in my head and when it comes to what’s in my head – prepare for a lot of text… Continue reading “My stream schedule and hours philosophy”