Scientific Research & Self-Development Activism
Hi, I'm new here! I'm a 18 year old kid from sweden and I may be bad at english but I hope you understand!
I have a few things in mind that I want to ask people here.
As a little introduction I am going to tell you about myself shortly!
I am educating to be a network engineer and hope that I become one in a soon future! but I don't feel like I'm really good at anything, I'm working with my selfesteem even if I think I have pretty good self esteem. But there is one thing I know I am! I'm a really nice guy! I love helping! I'd love to help and sponsor groups that are helping and saves animals and nature! so here comes my question.
I made a youtube (gaming)channel but I ain't good at any games, Is it possible that I can get many viewers at youtube and twitch.tv even if I'm a noob, I don't know why but I'm almost always the one who's last in the scoreboard when I play with my friends. I don't care about that I never rage in games but just the feeling that no one want to look at my gaming is kinda sad. so what do you think? Is there a chance for a noob-gamer to make some sort of career?
And one more question! I also like to write stories, you think I could sell short stories cheap and make like 50% go to charity and stuff like that? is that a good idea?
(as i said I'm not a pro when it comes to english and some things I've translated with google)
Thanks in advance!
With best regards from Johannes (Fochiesmofie) Eriksson
Welcome to I-Power, Johannes!
hmm thats a hard one.IMO if u want many viewers in youtube u have to get better and train not in all but in some games u like to play in order to attract people. Like doing a super combo or geting high rated.If u want to stay at low lvl gaming u have to find a unique or special way to attract people like doing something funny and frapsing it or discovering some bugs in a game.As for the stories it depends because there are a load of people out there thikin and writing their own amateur novels so u have to be unique at there also. i hope u suceed in anything u do!Love swe <3
Well first off, if you want to be good at anything, you have to change your attitude towards it. Games are no different. If you are playing a game, and you want to get better at it, you have to dedicate your time and effort. You have to learn how the game is supposed to be played, look at how good players play, and try to play like them. but don't try to learn everything at once, first you have to learn the basics, and then when you are REALLY comfortable with the basics, you can start building up on the advanced knowledge. It's not an easy path, and it takes time, but with the proper attitude and thinking you can advance relatively quickly.
I will take an example in starcraft, cuz that's the game I've played for the last 6 years and I feel pretty comfortable talking about it :D
When you're a noob, the first thing you need to focus on is the mechanics of the game. Things like making workers, making buildings and units all the time requires a lot of practice to be comfortable with. You don't really need to focus yourself on tactics or builds, just pure make army into attack move victory can really get you pretty far on the ladder. Once these mechanics grow into your mind with enough practice, you start doing them without thinking. Once you reach that level, then you have more time to think about your gameplan, tactics and all the other fine stuff that makes the game deep. If you try to do stuff like that while you are a noob, you will fail because you're still struggling with the basic stuff like making units and expanding. It all comes down to a lot of practice, analysis of your gameplay and what you did wrong, watching pr0 replays and talking about the game itself with other players. And the most important thing: learn to lose. Only by losing you can improve your gameplay, identifying what you did wrong and what you could have done better. It sounds simple, but I can't tell you how many players stay bad just because they don't know how to lose, they will blame a million other things ( game is imba, this race is overpowered and shit like that ) instead of themselves. You can't win if you don't lose, it's simple as that. The things that you learn from your losses, now that's the thing that separates the noobs from the real masters.
I recommend you to find a game that you really enjoy and try to get better at it, follow my advice because it can be applied to any game, not just starcraft, and you'll be a great player in no time ;)
Probably the best way to make it as a noob gamer is make it funny
People mostly watch gaming youtubers for their personality, not the skill. My friends and I are currently working on a secret project involving gaming videos on youtube, gaming related, comedy videos, tip videos for certain games, learning a new game vlogs and other gaming themed content as well as musical content and also creating a website to showcase the videos which will be hosted on youtube, as well as a forum and blogs and the like. I am hoping that this will make enough money to be self-sufficient (pay for the website hosting and content creation tools) and any extra will be donated to charity (not sure which yet but if the site launches and I'm not sure it will be going to CLIC Sargent until I find a charity the team agrees on) and perhaps if in a few months (or more likely if at all, years) it makes enough money to serve as a form of income (pay rent and bills and stuff enough I can quit my job and devote more time to producing content which will balance out the fact that less will seem to go to charity because I will take more, more content means more to charity too) I would be able to quit my job and make the site my full-time occupation!
Good luck sir, there is a LOT of competition now. Just don't give up, it could take months before you get noticed! Send me some videos if you want some advice (I don't have any of mine uploaded yet but have been on youtube following up and coming youtubers since before the likes of seananners, tejbz and the yogscast got big so I have a kind of idea of what works and what doesn't). There is plenty of advice around the internetz if you look hard enough through the mounds of rubbish advice!
As for the books, go for it but don't expect to go as far as fast because literary pursuits are some of the most difficult routes to go down entertainment wise!
Finish your education before you think about charity work too much. You need to earn enough to clothe, shelter and feed yourself first ;)
I understand your English isn't great. If you want me to explain again just ask and I will phrase my reply differently :) Welcome to ipower
To make a gaming channel on youtube you dont need to be good at any game, look at the yogscast.
Pro players are not the most successfull youtubers because pro strategies are boring for most people, on youtube it's more about personality, not so much about skill.
About the stories, it's pretty easy to be a self-published author, it doesn't pay as much because you won't get much publicity tho, but you can make publicity for yourslf if you have a youtube channel.
He's my inspiration. He isn't a pro gamer, but he can ramble.. in a good way.
yeah toby is awesome! :)
I hope you all read this! thank you all for your reply! It is very intresting and informative answers I've got!
just one more thing, being a youtuber is a job, it is a lot of work.