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http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2015/10/09/minecraft-streamer-buys-swank-mansion-2-93m

Maybe this applies more to older folks like myself...... and yes, maybe I'm just ranting/complaining/plunging into a pit of jealousy/whatever- indulge me. But reading stuff like this just blows me away, and not in a good way.
I mean it's one thing to hear of creators like Notch doing really well for themselves, which is great and I'm glad when they do...... But when someone a bit younger than me gets this rich from doing something that I've been doing since I was a little boy (PLAYING A DAMN VIDEOGAME)....... I dunno man- just feels like I've missed a grand opportunity. :(

Or maybe I should stop grousing and just start a damn Youtube channel.
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Randompyrate wrote:

http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2015/10/09/minecraft-streamer-buys-swank-mansion-2-93m

Maybe this applies more to older folks like myself...... and yes, maybe I'm just ranting/complaining/plunging into a pit of jealousy/whatever- indulge me. But reading stuff like this just blows me away, and not in a good way.
I mean it's one thing to hear of creators like Notch doing really well for themselves, which is great and I'm glad when they do...... But when someone a bit younger than me gets this rich from doing something that I've been doing since I was a little boy (PLAYING A DAMN VIDEOGAME)....... I dunno man- just feels like I've missed a grand opportunity. :(

Or maybe I should stop grousing and just start a damn Youtube channel.


Lol.... welcome to the world of streaming. But that's nothing.

You obv. haven't looked up the EU and EVE virtual millionaires. I mean, Neverdie and his million-dollar swag. etc. etc. Nothing really to see here.

Bottom line: people who make money off of playing videogames aren't really having fun tbh. If you're streaming, you can't just play the game, you have to make your stream interesting. If you're uploading videos, you have to edit them and put in funny caption or sfx or whatnot, which most definitely takes hours if not days.

So yeah, it becomes work.
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btw, why does the mansion have more bathrooms than bedrooms lol........ and if it's going to cost that much, why only 3 br?!?! SOMETHING AINT RIGHT HERE!
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lambofgenesis wrote:


Randompyrate wrote:

http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2015/10/09/minecraft-streamer-buys-swank-mansion-2-93m

Maybe this applies more to older folks like myself...... and yes, maybe I'm just ranting/complaining/plunging into a pit of jealousy/whatever- indulge me. But reading stuff like this just blows me away, and not in a good way.
I mean it's one thing to hear of creators like Notch doing really well for themselves, which is great and I'm glad when they do...... But when someone a bit younger than me gets this rich from doing something that I've been doing since I was a little boy (PLAYING A DAMN VIDEOGAME)....... I dunno man- just feels like I've missed a grand opportunity. :(

Or maybe I should stop grousing and just start a damn Youtube channel.


Lol.... welcome to the world of streaming. But that's nothing.

You obv. haven't looked up the EU and EVE virtual millionaires. I mean, Neverdie and his million-dollar swag. etc. etc. Nothing really to see here.

Bottom line: people who make money off of playing videogames aren't really having fun tbh. If you're streaming, you can't just play the game, you have to make your stream interesting. If you're uploading videos, you have to edit them and put in funny caption or sfx or whatnot, which most definitely takes hours if not days.

So yeah, it becomes work.


No idea why you think they wouldn't be having fun. It's still a game that had things they enjoyed. Not every streamer is entertainment-focused either, so they do not upload, edit or put "funny captions or sfx" into vids. But you do need charisma, gaming-talent and a decent personality to be a popular twitch-streamer(mostly), so it's not for everyone.

People like QT-Pie(League-streamer) basically makes hundreds of thousands a month from streaming and that's basically just by being the slightly hilarious crackhead he is.

Edit: Never even heard of CaptainSparklez.

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Yea, of course.
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Shukuzen wrote:


lambofgenesis wrote:


Randompyrate wrote:

http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2015/10/09/minecraft-streamer-buys-swank-mansion-2-93m

Maybe this applies more to older folks like myself...... and yes, maybe I'm just ranting/complaining/plunging into a pit of jealousy/whatever- indulge me. But reading stuff like this just blows me away, and not in a good way.
I mean it's one thing to hear of creators like Notch doing really well for themselves, which is great and I'm glad when they do...... But when someone a bit younger than me gets this rich from doing something that I've been doing since I was a little boy (PLAYING A DAMN VIDEOGAME)....... I dunno man- just feels like I've missed a grand opportunity. :(

Or maybe I should stop grousing and just start a damn Youtube channel.


Lol.... welcome to the world of streaming. But that's nothing.

You obv. haven't looked up the EU and EVE virtual millionaires. I mean, Neverdie and his million-dollar swag. etc. etc. Nothing really to see here.

Bottom line: people who make money off of playing videogames aren't really having fun tbh. If you're streaming, you can't just play the game, you have to make your stream interesting. If you're uploading videos, you have to edit them and put in funny caption or sfx or whatnot, which most definitely takes hours if not days.

So yeah, it becomes work.


No idea why you think they wouldn't be having fun. It's still a game that had things they enjoyed. Not every streamer is entertainment-focused either, so they do not upload, edit or put "funny captions or sfx" into vids. But you do need charisma, gaming-talent and a decent personality to be a popular twitch-streamer(mostly), so it's not for everyone.

People like QT-Pie(League-streamer) basically makes hundreds of thousands a month from streaming and that's basically just by being the slightly hilarious crackhead he is.

Edit: Never even heard of CaptainSparklez.



Lol, yeah I don't really follow streamers or Youtubers in general, so I'm pretty ignorant about it's..... 'elites'??? (I hate using that word, but you know what I mean.) Never heard of CaptainSparklez either. Or QT-Pie. Obviously I know of Pewdiepie- the whole world does, it seems- but I kinda assumed he was a very special case......
Meh, it was just the late-night grumblings of a moany old git who turns 30 in less than a month. Don't worry about it. :D
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