Vayne.8563 Posted August 12, 2019 Share Posted August 12, 2019 @KryTiKaL.3125 said:@Vayne.8563 said:@KryTiKaL.3125 said:@maddoctor.2738 said:My guess is because there isn't a lot worth watching in the game. It's one of those better playing than watching.I mean...is it though?You have to really keep in mind that there are a multitude of streamers whose fanbase watch them and play at the same time. Doing one or the other aren't mutually exclusive activities. In fact if you watch those streams you can see said people show up in the stream as they likely use it to find out where they are in a city or zone or whatever and then go and see them. Or they participate in a dungeon, or raid, or whatever else kind of group content in whatever game.It's really hard to understand for those unintiated in the first place the way PvP works in this game. I don't watch Guild Wars 2 streams, and never have. I have occasionally watched other streams. I love playing Guild Wars 2, but I don't necessarily love watching it.Hmm well thats because there isn't much worth watching, which is something that has been repeated a few times here. More people watch BDO than GW2 and I'd argue that BDO has the same, if not more, visual noise during combat and a more complex combat system. However it has arguably more worthwhile to watch content than GW2. Daily node wars (large scale PvP battles in the open world) and weekly territory wars (even larger scale PvP battles to claim castles in the open world). BDO streamers also know a great deal about the game and share information and advice on a large variety of things.@"Dami.5046" said:I don't see why it's so important. When I played Aion( 3 odd years ago) hardly anyone streamed and it (for a while) was successful and dare I say it a more exciting game to watch. Same with the first game. The closest I got was watching the re-runs of our Guild's GVG and discussing them on TS.I watch a couple of streams here and there. But considering the content of some I can read how people think about this game every day on these forums. I shall leave this post there.You might have played Aion "3 odd years ago" but thats a game that was released in 2008 and it had long since lost much of its following and playerbase years prior to "3 odd years ago". Similar to GW1, released in 2005. Twitch really only started getting traction in the latter parts of 2013, and growing further in 2014. Before that Twitch was essentially Justin.tv which was a bit of an obscure early streaming platform back in 2007 when it released.I think some people forget how recent Twitch as a thing really is. Its been there for a bit, but the way it grew beginning in 2013 and further wasn't that long ago.Feels a bit disingenuous. That is you say in one part of your post to someone else that older games are going to get less hits than current games, and then ignore the fact that the US release of BDO is five years later than Anets. You want to compare them you really have to either go back in time and see what Anet's numbers were in 2015 or so to really compare the two games.To my recollection I don't think there's that much of a difference in the numbers between then and now. I don't know when Black Desert Online approaches it's 7th birthday if it will have quite as many streamers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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