Change the Model from Game > Stream to Genre > Game_Genre > Game > Stream + Sorting options
Currently the model for viewing games in the directory is difficult to traverse as a user. I scroll through looking for quirky titles or just genres that I'm only interested in i.e. FPS, Strategy or DeathMatch, Horror etc and instead of it being this lovely categorized experience I feel like i'm on an endless scrolling journey.
As the title suggests, my suggestion is having the option to break the model into the following:
Genre > Game_Genre > Game > Stream
This way I can go from say FPS > Horror > SpookyFps3 > MrHorrorTV
Plus an additional nice option would then to be allowed to sort those streams by the different statistics I have available to me i.e. viewer numbers, alphabetical, time running etc.
It's too bad there is not more traction on this. It's importance cannot be understated
The current browse page overly highlights popular games, which the stream page then over highlights popular streamers. This greatly undermines the diversity that twitch has to offer. It also sets a high bar of entry for new comers and encourages stagnation in the top streamers.
This is how communities die.
By focusing on a few big money makers/whales, the platform stagnates, viewers get bored, membership declines, whales move on, and newcomers are too discouraged to stick around. A vibrant and dynamic community is based on the success of these new comers, not the success of a few big cash cows.
Membership is already starting to decline twitch. Take Heed.
We need genre browsing. Other categories would be nice too, like an Esports category, Speed Running, VR, maybe even categories for different languages like if someone wants to find a streamer speaking French or something.
That and the way the presentation layer is displayed.
Matthew Kelley commented
So different sorting and searching options to search for games and streamers.