One of the most positive things about streaming on Twitch is the opportunity to interact with fellow video game enthusiasts and meet new people with a common interest. From a viewer’s perspective, you will eventually come across a streamer that you enjoy watching on a regular basis, and may even choose to put your hand in your pocket and offer them some financial support so they can continue to entertain you going forward.
The Twitch platform itself offers a subscription service, in which fans can (you guessed it) subscribe to a streamer’s channel and support them directly for a monthly fee. Now, thanks to a leaked email appearing on NeoGAF, it appears that Twitch are introducing a brand new set of tiers for subscription fees you can have, one priced at $9.99 and another at a steeper $24.99.
For the streamers who choose to opt in, you are getting access to faster emotes, the ability to unlock emote slots permanently, plus first party support and other benefits for your subscribers, according to the leak. The question is whether or not its worth that kind of money for the sake of what appears to be on the surface a new system for emotes.
Whether or not you see it as a lot of money or not is completely subjective based on how an individual chooses to spend their hard earned cash. Some people may not understand why subscriptions happen in the first place, but they are a great way to support the streamer that you enjoy. Its more a case of if you compare it to other monthly subscription entertainment services such Netflix and others, it makes you wonder which you get more bang for your buck from.
On the flip side, you often see viewers donated hundreds of dollars at a time, so if you’re passionate enough and have the money, then why not? It just depends overall really if shelling out $25 a month is worth it to support your favorite streamer.
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