Virtual Avatar Tag for Vstreamers/Vtubers
The rise of the VR industry and the relatively new phenomenon of Virtual Streamers and Virtual Youtubers has made impact on sites like Twitch as well. There is a very large (800+ and growing) community of streamers on twitch who use a virtual avatar combined with face tracking software to use instead of webcams. VR is already a tag, but it would be nice to distinguish this category for those who use avatars and may play the role of a character. (like HoloLive, for example) It's not much different than having Anime as a tag, for example.
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I just wanted to add some context for tags on this thread.
I myself am an avid vtuber fan and we super appreciate this feedback. It’s definitely something we take to heart and know the community wants.
As far as a tags go they are aimed at the stream and the content of the stream and not aimed towards the streamer.
You can more context on tags here https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/guide-to-tags?language=en_US
With twitch acknowledging Vtubers as being an important part of their platform via Twitter, WHY, can we still not have a tag????
@dowski actually everyone doing the Vtuber deserves a tag to help users on twitch finding new Vtubers/Vstreamers, pls , just do it, even hololive started to be part of twitch (starting from Sakura Miko), we need a official TAG
It's always so hard to find new vtubers/vstreamers on twitch, a tag would really be helpful. I get if tags are aimed towards content, but a lot of vtubers have a lot of their content focused around their avatars so it still makes sense to get a tag. Streamers are a part of the content too.
The Vtuber community has been growing a lot recently on Twitch, with dozens of steamers maintaining 1k+ viewers, it can be difficult to find familiar streams because the lack of a common tag. because this, some channels are even adding a "scuffed tag" (like: [Vtuber]) on their title to help with content discovery. I think a change like this would be easy to implement and could only help the community.
Let's get a tag!!
One phrase... "Make it happen"
If tags are meant to be more towards the stream and not necessarily the streamer as well... Why do we have the LGBT tag then? No, seriously. Speaking as someone who is LGBT a lot of the games I stream aren't inherently related to LGBT topics. They usually aren't. But it's still a useful and popular tag that helps us find fellow LGBT content creators and know we have a safe space in that community.
I realize a Vtuber tag isn't nearly on the same level of importance as an LGBT tag but it would still be useful for many on the platform. I find it strange you would specifically highlight Vtubers on your twitter and such and then... not listen to us when we suggest things.
I also find it a bit odd you would consider a Vtuber avatar not part of the stream content? Some people may use it in lieu of a facecam, but for many of us it's a part of the stream as the game is. We have fun roleplaying. Many of us have channel point redeems that effect the avatar. It's woven into the stream itself.
I do hope you guys reconsider.
a tag that just says "VTuber" would help, marketing-wise and publicity wise
VStreaming = Vitrual Streaming (content)
VTubing = Virtual Tubing (content)
They are just about that.
If you're not messing around those asking for a trans tag, you're messing around another community I'm involved with. It was nice to see you release a highlight package for us, which is always good! The Vtuber tag should follow now; that literally is the main focus of the content people are looking for. Please give us this.
Right Twitch you cashing in on our existence the lest thing you could do is give us a TAG not that hardl...
"As far as a tags go they are aimed at the stream and the content of the stream and not aimed towards the streamer."
Please explain how the streamer is not part of the content of the stream. I would love to have that explained to me. Because I really think you can't explain that one in a way that makes sense.
came here after seeing the new twitch tweet showcasing virtual avatars. it would make sense now more than ever for the tag wouldnt you say.
If there is a tag for Vtuber that would be wonderful and will improve streams more
@dowski I disagree because vtuber's models are always on stream and therefore is a part of the main content/stream by using your own rules.
I would like you guys to reconsider this because it's going to become a bigger problem in the future as the vtuber/virtual steamer becomes more popular.
I actually went to Twitch a few days back specifically looking for Vtubers, which turned out to be impossible thanks to the lack of tag.
Please reconsider your position on this.
@dowski please reconsider this as vtubers can be much more than just used for an appearance for the streamer to use instead of a webcam.
Many of us do more than just use it as a tracked persona to mimick real life movements. That is part of it, but some of us have things like channel point redeems that allow the community to interact with our avatars in real time. Whether it's moving us around, shrinking/growing our avatars, enabling effects on them, changing their appearance, etc.
This adds content to the stream and I'd argue that this satisfies the requirement by doing so. I build my stream based on chat interactivity and am working on more features to let my chat participate in my content and this tag would help immensely for others to find my channel.
Even if one were to accept that the appearance and persona adopted by someone with a virtual avatar isn't part of the "content of the stream", your own use case isn't a valid counterargument to someone elses use case, @dowski .
Tags are arbitrary semantic labels constructed so people can find things; the things people want to find (or avoid) are what should be tagged. And it looks like people want to be able to find channels with virtual avatars. What you originally intended is largely irrelevant.
@sketchuz Hey dude, I'm also for a vtuber tag, I love vtubers and feel like it is a category of stream that is not only about the streamer but it is a specific type of content. But your comments about the LGBTQ+ tag and the community are pretty uninformed and hurtful. ***** people don't choose to be ***** that's not a choice we make it's who we are. People choose to be VTubers, they can not stream with an Avatar, in fact Bunny_gif does and it would be great if would be able to differentiate VTube Vs. No Avi streams. It's not about Twitch representing the ***** community to look "PC" etc. There is a need for ***** people to have a safe space, they know when a streamer has that tag, they are going to be respectful and part of that community. I agree that a vtuber tag is a necessary addition, as it's content I want to seek out in different categories, but I do the same with the LGBTQI+ tag so I can chat and hangout and feel safe with people that also identify with me.
@dowski So your going to give the tag for lgbqt but not the vtubers? When theres more vtubers then them? When being your ****** preference isn't aimed at the stream at all or the content. You cant have trans content, theres no such thing as it, and if you argue then talking about it, then that means vtubers can as well. Thus that makes your comment virtually useless. I understand you guys want representation in the gay community but that also doesn't mean you have to be bias to another community because its not the same or what you want.