I find it a little disturbing that the entire responsibility of “proper communication” is being put entirely on the streamer.
Yeah, sure, this lacking layer of personal interaction, that layer of yaddi-yaddah, and pizza forty-two.
It doesn’t change the fact that sometimes, chat is annoying. Because it can be anywhere from dozens to hundreds of people who will not shut up.
A streamer might ask a question. And then for ten minutes, they will get answer. Even when they say “Guys, I get it.”
The worse part is, they will be given answers to questions they don’t ask, and don’t want to ask.
I remember during her Mass Effect run through, Anne Munition ended tearing through chat because for several playthroughs they kept telling her she was doing this wrong, or she should have done that, just an incessant stream of chat being demanding, until she rightfully blew up and tore them a new one. And they deserved it. And you know what the responses were? How they were just trying to help. How she’d understand that if they were talking on a more personal level. Basically a microcosm of this thread.
Now, am I saying that everytime that a streamer yells at a chat, chat deserves it? No. Well, maybe I am. Not really sure.
What I am saying, that I know for sure, is this. From what I’ve read of this thread, the burden of being proper, is being placed solely on the streamer.
“As they get more veiwers, they see chat less as people, despite the money we’ve poured into their wallets.”
Think about that paraphrase. Think about how your entire complaint is based on the premise that you’re not seen as a person, while you sit and say that someone else is a product.