Twitch has a new feature called “Twitch Boosting.” This lets gamers pay to make their streams appear more popular on the streaming platform, and encourage actual people who watch streams not just other gamers.
Twitch announced last week that they are introducing Twitch boosting which will allow users with extra cash for some good old fashioned gambling or betting (or both) money can purchase virtual prizes like decorative emoticons in-game chat boxes as well as XP points so you don’t lose your rank if someone else gets ahead of you. The idea here being by buying these extras from within an individual’s account he/she feels less incentivized than before.
The Twitch boosting feature isn’t new and it was tried out in a different form before. But some people might call this latest update of the service, “pay-to-win”. Pros have had some complaints about how they feel like their rank is determined by money instead of skill when using these boosts for better visibility on streams or rankings within channels. And the twitch streamers themselves are chiming in too.
What is Twitch Boosting?
Twitch boosting has been around for a while now, but it wasn’t until last December that the feature was introduced. In this version of the game you could trade your community points in order to activate Twitch Boosting and move yourself up higher on stream viewers lists; not just with engagement metrics like followers count or views per hour (which are both important), but also by queue placement as well.
So, if someone else had pushed their channel ahead due time zones then they would be able to jump into those first few spots! It’s worth noting though how poorly received this update seemed at first glance: Many users were opposed because there isn’t really an option outside paying extra besides waiting hours.
The Boosting Feature is Here!
For those who have been longing to be in front of the camera instead of watching from behind it, Twitch is finally offering a service that will make your dreams come true. This new feature is called “Twitch Boosting” and allows you to trade community points for quicker viewing areas on their website or app.
No more waiting around when all we want is someone else plays our favourite game while they talk about how awesome they are doing. Now any streamer can get ahead by getting someone’s followers onto theirs through this easy process which hasn’t gone over too well at first but turns out really nicely later down below.
The Good Side of Twitch Boosting
Twitch is a crowded space for streaming, with many similar channels competing to be found. The addition of new features that can help find your content and give it an edge in discovery has been met positively so far because there are few spaces left on the platform where quality streamers thrive – if any at all!
This means these ‘features’ would only really benefit those who know about them already or seek out their assistance when looking through Twitch’s vast library.
The Bad Side of Twitch Boosting
The Twitch service is a lot of fun, but the bloatware that comes with it can be really overwhelming. The upside to this? You get to boost your stream and exclusive emotes for paying the extra money if that’s something you enjoy doing!
But let’s face it: there would still only ever be one major difference between those who pay using real-life dollars versus someone with an online bank account (or don’t).