Twitch. When this website first made it’s debut, I was doubtful that it would gain any real traction due to Youtube already having a firmly entrenched gamer partnership that did not look to be going anywhere any time soon. Then came the YouTube Apocalypse when they released their automated copyright bot program that inadvertently shut down numerous popular partner channels, pulling videos left and right due to DMCA take down notices that even the game designers and publishers cried out to be stopped. Unfortunately, this did nothing! Now people like me buy twitch viewers in order to re-gain what we have lost with over at YouTube.
This was a difficult month for me even if the transition over to Twitch was an easy one, all the hard work that I had put into my YouTube channel was simply gone. I didn’t have a chance in the slightest to regain the membership I had over night and had to restore to services that enhanced the number of viewers so I could make end’s meet. It’s not something I would suggest to everyone and I only did it out of desperation but it did allow me to regain something that I lost; confidence.
For me, YouTube is dead. I’ll never trust them again. Even when they opened up my channel six months later, with over half the videos still deleted and being unable tor reclaim them at all (despite hours going into editing them myself), I’m done with them. How can I trust a company which did not listen to Gamer’s pleas? When the designers and publishers were on our side, they still didn’t listen. The vast majority of my videos had been taken down because an umbrella of corporations who were responsible for composing the music in the games that I chose filed DMCA – even against the publisher’s wishes! It’s a cruel world we live in sometimes.