Partner Threshold & Affiliate Changes
For all these years I have been a creator on Twitch. I've always wanted to question myself "Why can't I reach Twitch Partner?" and "Why was Affiliate so easy to get and Partner is so much harder?".
These are the 2 primary questions I've always wanted to seek answers to and for the primary reasons listed below:
1: The Path To Partner Numbers isn't a proper system to have in place for the current Affiliate Streamers.
2: The Features of Squad Streaming Stream Teams should be available to Affiliates
To elaborate more on my reasons above.
1: The idea of your average viewer count being 75+ is a bit "Unfair". You're taking an overall average of hours in 1 Month and applying that to a very inconsistent schedule that a creator may have on the side.
Personally for myself, I work 2 jobs and stream on the side as an Affiliate. There's a major inconsistency in how I stream because it's a "Swing Shift Schedule" in the manner that I'm not on a fixed schedule all the time. Instead, I'm that streamer who may start playing some games for 4-8+ hours because I was just "In The Zone" and forgot I was still live on stream because I was just having that much fun on stream. These streams can fluctuate day by day and for all I know. I may have only 2-5 Viewers who are lurking and nobody even chatting at the time. With that in mind, I feel that if every month I've hit 2/3 of the "Path To Partner" status and I have a super low viewer count. This Viewer Count should become Obsolete because I'm showing my Dedication to being live on stream for endless hours of my free time for multiple days and because of the fluctuation of different hours streamed that it ruins my average viewer count.
2: I've been part of many various communities in my time as a creator. I was a member of 2 different eSports Teams who eventually folded. I was a member of an amazing Stream Team who released me from the team without any specific reasoning. I'm currently a member of an amazing community stream team and this team is amazing! But at the same time. Stream Teams should be available for the ability to be formed at the Twitch Affiliate Level per the fact why I listed above just how difficult Path to Partner really is. The Idea of Squad Streaming with an amazing community is even more entertaining too! I'm always streaming Sea of Thieves with Multiple Creators and we're always inputting fellow creators' Channels in our Stream Titles and consistently shouting them out to our viewers to have each other be supported across both our communities. When I was removed from the 1 Stream Team for no specific reason, I was so ashamed that I immediately said "I'm gonna try and make my own Stream Team By the end of 2023!" and I want to keep that going. But yet again. Path To Partner is so harsh for a path to follow. And with Work/Life getting in your way. it's next to impossible to get these made...
These are my reasons for these changes and I hope we seen them happen sooner than later