Hey everyone! I know I’ve been telling you about the YouTube live streams over on my channel but, I wanted to hop in here real quick and share a few details with you about those here on my blog too. Thought I’d kind of, double down on the announcement to make sure that any of you who want to join us for the live streams get the message…
SVA YouTube Tribe Live Stream Security
So, I’m not running the live streams from YouTube anymore because we had a lot of trolling going on last summer, which pretty much effectively made the live streams a whole lot less fun for everyone. I knew when I started the YouTube live streams that this was a possibility. Quite frankly, everyone who showed up for the first few months was amazed that it didn’t happen sooner but, eventually, sorry guys but, we got located by the trolls!
Anyway, regardless of whether or not this is common place on YouTube live streams, this didn’t sit well with me at all. And it didn’t sit well with you guys either, so I’ve spent the fall researching how we could have live streams without the hassle, and with better odds of not having people show up and ruin our fun! 😉
So, that’s why I’ve taken the live streams to a third party platform; it’s more secure, if anyone gets out of hand they can be more easily and permanently modded out, and Dark Muse is on the case so, lol we’ve got that fairly well covered now.
Before I move on to other things, I thought this would be a good time to go over the Live Stream Rules with you so that you know what will not be allowed, and what will get those live stream wreckers booted lol
This list will also be visible at the beginning of the live streams to ensure that our fun goes off without a hitch, so to speak, and we are all happy with the experience….
As you can see, the policy includes several zero-tolerance policies that will make things more secure, and allow us to have hassle free fun, including no sharing links to external content, which will help protect everyone from unsafe websites among other things, and no harassment of anyone at the live streams… period! So everyone can come and have fun, and not have to worry anymore, if anyone gets out of hand, again, Dark Muse has her finger on the kill switch ~ thank you for all your help at the live streams Muse, we love you!!
Okay, now for the fun stuff…
New SVA YouTube Live Stream Features
I’ve recently upgraded to a new live stream platform. My hope was that this would make the live streams easier for me to host, and easier for our mod(s) to help keep track of for us. Also, this platform was intended to make it more fun for those of you who like to join us via mobile device, and from what I heard last Friday at the YouTube live stream, it worked out great! Our mobile attendees were able to more clearly view the screen and join in the games!
The only thing about Demio that I’ve found so far that I don’t like is that people joining us on a mobile device can’t voice chat. Something for Patrons joining the streams to make note of. And once you’ve joined the live stream on your mobile device, you’ll have to log out and re-join the live stream via your laptop or pc if you would like to voice chat.
However, with everything else Demio does for our live streams, I think we’ll be staying with this one for a bit 😉 I’ll always be on the lookout for ways to make our live streams as fun as possible though so, I’ll keep you posted if I find another platform that beats the Demio features!
In Browser, Online Games
We’ve been playing Jackbox Games for a few months now over at the Patreon SkyeStream Live Streams, and having loads of fun! So, we’ll be playing Quiplash, Fibbage, and Monster Murder Trivia Party, along with another great game I have just recently found 🙂
Here’s how this works; I’ll ask you to “raise your hand” at the live stream if you would like to play (hand raise is a nice little feature built into the chat box options in Demio). Player selection will be first come, first serve; most of the games we play allow for up to 8 main players at a time. I’ll stream the game screen via the live stream, and all you have to do is pull up another tab and go to Jackbox.tv, then enter the 4 letter code you see on the live stream screen to join the game and enter your answers when you are selected to play. When you are not a main player, you can always join the game as a guest and interact too! And once the game is over, I’ll ask for hand raises again to select the next round of players; we do this on an honor basis so, if you’ve already played be sure not to raise your hand until everyone who wants to play has had a turn. Once everyone has had a chance to play, you can raise your hand again if you’d like another round 🙂
Demio also has a cool whiteboard feature where we can play games and draw on the screen so, we may use that feature to play hangman and 20 questions occasionally. My Patrons have really enjoyed that at the SkyeStream Live Streams so, it’s an option that’s on the table at all of my live streams.
And of course, we can always sit back, relax, talk and joke around too…
Okay so, I hope this helped you get more of an idea of what you can expect at the Skye Vibes Audio YouTube Live Streams guys! And I hope you’ll join me and and the rest of the Tribe as often as you can; I’d love to see you there!
Here’s the link to join this weekends’ live stream ***SVA YouTube Tribe Live Stream Starts at 9pm (MDT) Sat. Dec. 1st >>CLICK HERE<< to register today!
I hope to see you there! 😉
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