"Mini Painting" or "Miniatures" Should be a Category
"Mini Painting" is a distinct and vibrant community on Twitch, but it does not have a logical 'Category' home on twitch. This community is currently divided amongst a handful of existing categories which are each misleading or overly general.
"Mini Painting" streams are easily recognized by an overhead shot of hands painting miniatures for RPGs, Board Games, Tabletop Wargames, or for display. These streams often have a secondary face-cam, and possibly even a third camera for a paint palette. They are a distinct type of content. Typically there are close to 1000 concurrent viewers watching content creators from the Mini Painting community.
The easiest way for Twitch to support this branch of content is to give it an appropriate name. "Mini Painting" is my suggestion, but "Miniatures Painting" or "Miniatures" also give the correct idea.
This community is currently split between existing categories such as "warhammer," "art," "makers and crafting," and "just chatting." This hurts discoverability for mini painters. They are all overly broad, and they are often misleading.
Please, Please, PLEASE add "Mini Painting" as a category. :-)
Holly molly, yeah!!!
Love this idea and opens it up to more than just Warhammer or specific brands but a more broad area that can find a solid home.
Do eeeeet! Make the category!!!!
I agree! We are many!
Twitch please make this happen!!! No reason not to!!!
This has been an issue for a while and I completely agree that it needs to be it's own category. The biggest divide tends to be between "Warhammer" and "art", and I struggle to choose sometimes, especially when the miniature itself isn't from Warhammer.
I totally dig this i idea! Hope we can make it happen!
This would be great! I really hope this happens.
Oh yes please this is much needed! This is all I use twitch for, connecting with other miniature painters but Warhammer is very limiting for a category that is much bigger then just one brand.
Please make minis a unique category.
This would be amazing!!
Excellent explanation/break down as to why it's distinctive as well!
We totally need this! Great great great idea!!!
yes this needs to be added :)
I had tried to start a mini painting channel, but had to stop for the exact reasons stated above... it was too difficult for members to find newer channels due to the category restrictions. I'm looking to try again, but would prefer for my channel to be more easily accessible in searches.
I second this!
We need a category for Miniatures Painting!! It's almost all I watch on Twitch right now
having to browse 4+ categories to find those who are just painting minis is a pain. it needs its own umbrella
yeah, miniature painting is all I use Twitch for .. it's a good way for me to follow along with the content creators that I like to support. I have noticed recently that it's often hard to find new content creators to support because there is no clear distinction for them on this platform even though they have a clear presence as a community streaming on Twitch. Anyway, that's what I think, for what it's worth.
It’s all I use twitch for now