I've recently gotten into livestreaming. If you visit my channel on Own3d
, you can see some hilarious and heart-wrenching wipes that I've recorded in heroic Dragon Soul. If you're into League of Legends
, you can see a few games there (900 ELO bracket, represent)! I'm making an effort to stream our raiding attempts and narrating as I go. Did you know WoW Insider has a livestream page over at Twitch
? (Subscribe to that, too!)
Today, I'll go over some of the tools and techniques for streaming so that your viewers can watch a polished live stream of you and your activities. I believe the best
live streams are of players who are both entertaining and educational. I like watching different player perspectives so that you can see what's going on from their angle and gaining an understanding of what they go through.
I highly recommend using Xsplit
as the program to stream with. You don't have to buy any licensing, but it's not a bad idea to invest for the additional audio quality if streaming is an activity you think you'll get into.
Once you have the program downloaded and configured, the next step is to settle on a streaming service. The two biggest ones out there are Own3d
. Either service will work. Both services have a revenue stream program making it possible to make a money on the side based on the amount of viewers your stream gets.
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