All Unique Stream Days Within 2-Year Period Count Toward Unlocking Follower Emotes
Currently, Follower emotes are only unlocked by 60 unique days of streaming within a 2-year period within the same Affiliation period. Using myself as an example, following the inaction on hate raids last year, I unaffiliated for a month or two as it was the only way I felt like I could get Support’s attention to the issue. Several streamers I know did the same in that period of time. I’ve since reaffiliated to give my regulars as many perks as I can for being in chat and subbing, which brought this Follower emote issue to my attention.
Regardless of having streamed well over 60 unique days in my first year of streaming, that apparently doesn’t count toward unlocking Follower emotes because despite the work I put in, the analytics that show that work on my account, and a plea to Support this morning, Twitch doesn’t look at your total streaming career if there’s a break in affiliation. That said, there’s clear evidence of my past streams but because I only reaffiliated at the end of last October, only stream days from the new affiliation period “count.”
The unique 60-day requirement for two years is reasonable and attainable, but having a break in affiliation (especially due to being hate-raided) shouldn’t affect that unlocking process. I still streamed all those days and a few offboarding and onboarding emails between myself and Support during that break shouldn’t invalidate that.