Partner Plus, Just Another Reminder Affiliates mean very little to Twitch
So the new Partner Plus program rolls out, and behold, just another program obviously only for partners to separate the upper echelon of Partners in the Top 1% mentality that we hear happens all the time within twitch and at twitch events..
What's worse is its beneficial to the steamers who literally have no need for it, other than padding their income a bit more... Yet here is the real kicker, Twitch consitantly talks about how they want to help creators succeed, and it feels like so much lip service, and honestly its nothing more than gaslighting..
In the last 4 years, I have YET to hear of twitch rolling out a program or feature that specifically is meant for Affiliates, to help bolster them, improve their creativity or discoverability... Why? Because twitch sees them as only deserving of used handmedowns, why wont twitch invest in affiliates? It's been stated all over the place that squad streaming would be far more beneficial for Affiliates working with others to collaborate, and still, radio silence from twitch, just oh we will look into it, we are gathering data, we will let you know when the time comes for everyone to have it, its gaslighting, smoke being blown up my a**, and I for one and sick of seeing it, Affiliates make up a HUGE percent of the Twitch Streaming community and yet are routinely ignored, unless its something that Twitch can make a quick buck off, or unless its for partners too. I get it, partners are the hand selected elite gods of the twitch world in the eyes of twitch, or at least that how it feels like...
When is the last time Twitch started up a panel for Affiliate representation? Does twitch actually check in with affiliates regularly? We make twitch plenty of money, yet we have slower access to support, and always the last to get features. Why? Twitch, did you mean what you said when you claim to care about all your streamers and providing opportunities for us to be creative and suceed? Or did you mean, only your partners and to heck with affiliates?
It;s time to start focusing on improvements for the rest of your streaming base, improve discoverability, inprove features and functionality, improve speedy access to support, maybe consider adding an affiliate plus program, on top of the plethora of other things that the community sorely needs, and for the love of god, let affiliates create stream teams/guild teams too!!
Disabled streamers have a harder time making partner. I'm one of them with 10K followers. I'll never see partner or partner plus. It's so frustrating.
GreetingsFromSpace, I apologize if the whole implication is that it is a cakewalk for partners, I know alot of them have been royally screwed as of late too, unfortunately I can't speak to that with first hand knowledge, I can only speak to the treatment of Affiliates, but you are right overall viewership took a huge nose dive.
Most of their recent changes hurt viewership more than anything else. The site is virtually dead compared to where it was ~10 years ago. It almost feels intentional.
Looks like my days are numbered. Im a small time streamer