The tangible benefits:
Twitch partners can stream with transcoding support and at higher bitrates, which means if I stream in 1440p60, you can still watch me live in 240p. Much of our buffering and low resolution woes are likely to be resolved. Additionally we gain access to additional emotes, custom bit badges, cheermotes and stuff like that.
The intangible benefits:
I’ll no longer be ‘on trial’ where every stream has to net at least 75+ viewers. This means I’ll be able to branch out to new games and premiere new series based upon what you all want to watch. User feedback, integration and community has always been a hallmark of my work, and I’ll strive to uphold those values. Additionally I can have impromptu, unscheduled streams without the fear of damaging my viewership numbers ( Note, I’d never impromptu stream a series, so there would be no risk you’d miss part of a series )
I just wanted to thank you all so very much for supporting me in this endeavor. This truly was a goal, realized by the community, from waking up at the crack of dawn, to gifting subscriptions or donating bits. I’m already working on ways that I may repay your dedication and perseverance.