Posted by: Living Stone
07-17-2016, 12:38 AM
Please fill out this survey regarding Competitive Gaming. We are using this information to better understand the current state of competitive gaming. Survey: [font]http://goo.gl/forms/hZo9QcMIDtvhZnar2[/font] 

Thanks, Living Stone

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03-08-2016, 12:20 PM
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Posted by: Hero
11-20-2015, 04:51 PM
Greetings, and Happy Early Thanksgiving!

To kick off this announcement, we will be doing a giveaway (WHAAT?) Its been a while since we did one of these. We will do more giveaways in the future. So here's how its going to work.

Giveaway Info
We will be givingaway either Power Membership or a Twitter Shoutout for 1 week. This giveaway will go on from 11/21/2015 through 12/25/2015. How do I enter? Its simple, make posts or threads around 1ShotGG! We will select the winners randomly via the posts made before a prize is given away. We will use Random.org and select a random post ID (filtered from posts made before each giveaway). There will be minimum of 3 winners per week. That means we may give away more memberships/shoutouts or less. The more you post, the higher the chance of you winning. The giveaway starts tomorrow.

Please remember that your post must be high-quality. Before we do a giveaway, we will manually check all the posts.

We will announce all the winners in this thread. We will also PM you as well. Anyone can participate in this giveaway. Good luck folks!

Updates on our forums
We will be making several updates this weekend. Here's whats going to happen.
  • Inactive forums will be cleaned out and removed.
  • You can earn vote points for EVERY 5 POSTS made on our forums (previously 15). This will become effective immediately after 11/22/2015
  • We will add more guest streamers to our database to increase the competition.
  • We have added a Sponsorship/Affiliates page. You can check it out here.
  • We will be beta testing a new service that will allow you to spend 1ShotGG Points for Twitter Shoutouts!
Alright, that wraps the announcements this month, if you have any questions, let me know! Good luck to those who partake in our giveaway!

Posted by: Hero
10-23-2015, 10:23 PM
Alright, I created a thread back when 1ShotGG was in beta. We received many useful advices from the community, and I would like to share it with you guys. There are a lot of ways to become a better streamer, and there are a lot of goals to set, whether you want to increase more viewers, followers, or become partnered with Twitch. These tips, offered by our community members, can help you meet that goal. So feel free to read and learn. These tips can truly help grow your Twitch.TV channel.
Quote:Be warm, Welcoming, and Positive.

Viewers love to be included, whether thats just being chatted to, welcomed, or invited to play with the streamer. I personally like to "pal around" or joke with my viewers, comment on what they are saying and point out funny things they notice in the game. Awesome viewers that go above and beyond and share the stream or invite friends i give limited preference to game invites, And the talkitive viewers that are just as warm, welcoming, and inclusive as you are to new viewers i give mod after a few weeks.

Aside from including viewers, develope your style. What do you bring to livestreams? what sets you apart? Are you a speed runner? are you the best LoL player? Do you prefer newer games or older games? pick what you'll have the most fun doing and what you could do 8 hours a day. I personally prefer casually playing retro games with a dabble in brand new releases.

After that just keep the positivity up, whether your gaining active viewers or loosing follows ALWAYS remain positive upbeat and welcome to new viewers that show up, unless your getting raids or shoutouts your goal isnt to attractive viewers, but keep the ones that find you coming back.

Mind you i'm a small channel with 460 follows and 16k views so take what i've got with a grain of salt but these are things i've noticed
- From DeAxiom
Quote:Never Stop Talking. I know it might be obvious and overstated but it's a great habit to get into. Talk about whatever you're doing on screen. Why are you doing what you're doing? How did it work out for you? Any little thought you have about the game, just say it. It may seem funny at first talking to an empty room but it's good practice. If you're having trouble with this, I find that calling up a few friends in skype or hanging out in a mumble or teamspeak server helps fill the air. Also, don't be like me when I first started and only talk when people join or say something in chat. Remember that Twitch has a pretty significant delay now and by the time you reply the user may be long gone. Nobody wants to join a room and watch someone stare blankly at a screen (although I am still guilty of this at times).
- From mattzillla
Quote:1. Consistency: Consistency is one of the most important things to take into consideration when streaming. So what do I mean when I see Consistency? Well if you see a streamer that you like and you follow he or she, and they are acting really cool and chilled out and interacting with the viewers, and then the next day you go and check them out and they are all uptight grumpy and miserable and not interacting with the viewers, well then you are not going to want to watch them anymore. What I am saying is keep your attitude the same when you are streaming always have the same mindset and keep your stream times short. So don't stream once a week, try once a day or once every 2 days. That is consistency. 

2. Interaction: Now interaction is also a very important rule to follow. This is what distinguishes YouTube From Twitch. In Twitch there is viewer interactions which makes the whole difference. Viewers don't want to just watch and listen, they want to get involved and help out or maybe just chat and have a laugh. So interact with you viewers and remember keep the consistency.

3. Commentary: Commentary is key to success in Twitch, if you are a good commentator then you will see your view stats and follows go up. No one wants to be in a stream were no one is talking, it would be like a really boring movie. So commentary is key. When commentating don't leave massive pauses in between speaking, try and keep talking and remember to interact with you viewers.

4. Set up/Spec: Now your set up must be suitable and compatible for streaming. I am not going to go over the recommended specs as it would take to long for me to explain. However I am going to mention that if you are planning on or are streaming be sure to have 2 monitors, now this inst essential but I know from experience it is annoying only having one monitor. Having to go from the game to look at the chat with one monitor gets really stressful and you are likely to loose in the game. Remember the Interaction with the viewers, if you are in game and you can't see the chat cause you only have one monitor, it inst going to work to well. And if you have one monitor and you are in game you are likely to forget you are streaming and then the interaction goes out the window as well as commentary.

5. Be yourself: Don't try and be someone you are not because then you are just simply putting on a mask and you will start getting stressed out and keep having to put on that mask. JUST BE YOURSELF.

6.FUN: Remember have fun and enjoy yourself cause that is what it is all about
- From MooseyGamers
Quote:Great ways to attract an audience from what i've experienced in my fairly short time streaming:

- make a facebook and twitter for your channel
- use your main facebook to get family and friends to check out your channel when youre LIVE. get em to spread the word.
- stream little known games so you appear higher up on the channel list (maybe the top!)
- post your stream ad in the forums of all the games you play. reddit is another good one.
- From Ramoach

These are some really good tips, especially for those who are new to streaming. Here's what I have to say. The most important process is time. It takes TIME to build your stream. Patience is key. You cannot get 1000 real viewers in less than a day. If you are starting out as a streamer, build your fan base. Work hard. Our community can help you with that, but you have to do your own part in the process. Be dedicated to your stream. Be dedicated to the community. Show some personality to people around you. Give them a REASON to watch your gameplay. I cannot stress that enough. As your channel grows, have your viewers support you throughout the stream. Be loyal to your viewers. They are watching you because they support you.

Alright, to wrap it up, the only way to succeed on Twitch is being yourself. We can give you as many tips and tricks as you like, but the honest way to succeed is just be yourself. And don't think about cheating all the way to the top. It's not worth it. All it will do is bring negative vibes to your channel, and possibly to your viewers. Be honest and true to yourself. That's the best advice we can give you. You decide whether you want to be a successful streamer or not.

Remember, think about this before you stream:
Good luck, and have fun :-)

Posted by: Hero
10-16-2015, 02:07 PM
Hello folks!

I am done streaming League of Legends (as I am burned out of that game), and I no longer need my League of Legends GFX pack. If you guys want it, its yours, as long as you give credit to me or the 1shotGG community. Thank you, and enjoy the freebie!

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I will also release a .PSD file in a bit so you guys can add your own champs and such. Enjoy Happy

Posted by: Zukolo
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Posted by: Hero
09-24-2015, 01:41 PM
Hey guys!

I would like to announce several improvements that we have made on our website.  Our objective here was to restore the youtube forum, and replace our post editor (which was dated, and buggy) with a new one.
New! Updated post editor
To replace our old editor, we have finally updated to CKEditor, which is a WYSIWYG editor. I am very satisfied with the change, and I hope you guys are too!
Restored! Youtube Forum!
After discussing with the community, we will reopen our YouTube forums. The reason why we closed it is because the whole section was very inactive, and the majority of our users are Twitch.TV streamers. Now that our community is expaning, we shall repopulate the forums with youtube content, which will further expand our community!
Alright, that wraps up the announcements this month, our focus is now towards gaming and content sharing. We want to take full advantage of that. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, feel free to reply below. Thank you

Posted by: Hero
09-22-2015, 01:38 PM
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Kappa is an internet meme that is generalized amongst gamers, and Twitch.TV streamers. It is also seen in other places around the internet, especially within video games.

Kappa is a Twitch slang that can represent and mean almost anything. It can represent trolling, sarcasm, jokes, irony, puns, and more. It can also be used to cover up sexual, dirty, and awkward jokes.

So, who is "Kappa"? How did it become popular?
Kappa is actually a former Justin.TV employee. He worked on the chat client for the service during that time. In the process, there were faces of the employees in the chat client. Kappa become popular out of all the faces. It is a fun word, easy to remember, and easy to type in the chat. The picture itself looks like a smug implying that your not being serious. During the early days of Twitch, viewers would spam these faces into the chat. Kappa was commonly used at the end of the sentence to imply that your joking around or not being serious. It can also imply irony, trolling, or sarcasm. Believe or not, streamers also say "Kappa" in daily conversations too. Since then, it became a meme, and is all over the internet.

What does Kappa actually mean? Where did it originate from?
The former Employee, was obsessed with Japanese culture during that time, which is why he named himself Kappa.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_(folklore)
A Kappa is a yōkai found in Japanese folklore. The name is a combination of the words kawa (river) and wappa, a variant form of 童 warawa (also warabe) "child." In Shintō they are considered to be one of many suijin (水神,“water deity”), their yorishiro, or one of their temporary appearances. There are more than eighty other names associated with the kappa in different regions, including kawappa, gawappa, kōgo, mizushi, mizuchi, enkō, kawaso, suitengu, and dangame. Kappa have been used to warn children of the dangers lurking in rivers and lakes. It has been suggested that the kappa legends are based on the Japanese giant salamander or hanzaki, an aggressive salamander that grabs its prey with its powerful jaws.

How do I use Kappa on Twitch Chat?
Just type Kappa into the chat. Was that so hard?

I hope you learned a little more about Kappa in this article. Remember, feel free to share this with your friends, followers, or viewers. Thank you for reading.

Posted by: Hero
09-18-2015, 12:02 AM
Hey folks! This is a quick guide on how to request graphics for your Twitch.TV channel. Remember this, not all services are free.

So you need artwork done for your channel, but you don't know where to start. You need an overlay, panels, loading screens, camera overlays starting soon/be right back screens, logos, or other graphics for your channel, but you don't know where to start. Here are several ways to get your artwork done on your channel.


1. Google. DUH! Google is your #1 source for anything! Google "twitch graphics" and there you go. You might find someone that can do the graphics for you, or you might find some free overlays that you can use. Please remember that not all services are free, some will charge you for custom graphics and resources. Read their policies carefully, and communicate effectively.

2. Look around Twitch.TV. Look at people who credit their artwork. You might be able to find artists that will create the graphics for you. In most cases, you will have to pay a fee to get the artwork done. Be sure to have some spare change lying around!

3. Request an artwork in our forums. Our community can help you out with your artwork, so feel free to open up a thread in our Graphics and Resources marketplace forum. Please remember, it may take some time for someone to contact you. You can also request through workshops that the artists opened up on the forum.

4. Make your own graphics. There are tons of tutorials online on how to make graphics for your channel. It should be easy to learn, as long as you follow directions.

AND, if you are an artist, why don't you open up your workshop in our marketplace! There are lots of streamers who need graphics for their channel, so help them out as much as possible!

Posted by: Hero
09-15-2015, 11:13 PM
Hey guys!

I would like to announce several improvements that we have made on our website. The reason for these changes is to focus more on streaming and gaming related content, and to make the community more "up-to-date" with all the latest news, and info.


NEW! 1ShotGG Homepage

After discussing with some of our community members, we decided to bring back the homepage, and focus more on the announcements and resources that we offer. This will make our website more useful for smaller and bigger streamers. The homepage is live, and can be viewed on our index @ http://1shotgg.com.

NEW! Intro slideshow

We have a introduction slideshow to describe what 1ShotGG is all about. Remember, we are more than an internet forum after all Wink
In order for you to view the slideshow, you must be a guest. You may do this by opening an incognito window, and visiting our index page. The slideshow is available to all of our pages, and can only be seen by guests.

NEW! 1ShotGG Credits and Marketplace

We wanted to focus more on gaming and content sharing (streaming, youtube, .ect). So we decided to open up a gaming marketplace, where you can exchange services, licenses, gaming purchases, skins, addons, and more. You may use 1ShotGG Credits or Real Life Cash.

We have also installed a points system in our forums. The reason behind this is because we will start offering services that will greatly benefit your Twitch and Youtube channel, plus our marketplace. We would like to promote more activity in our forums, at the same time provide services to our members.


Updated! Small changes to layout
I have made a lot of bug fixes and small changes to our layout. My goal is to optimize the website for both mobile, tablet, and desktop users, and greatly increase the speed of our website.


Coming Soon! YouTube Forum
After discussing with the community, we will reopen our YouTube forums. The reason why we closed it is because the whole section was very inactive, and the majority of our users are Twitch.TV streamers. But with YouTube Gaming going on, we will reopen the forums. Stay tuned!

Coming Soon! Streaming/YouTube services
We will start offering services for our streamers and YouTube. Most of our ideas are still in the works!

Alright, that wraps up the announcements this month, our focus is now towards gaming and content sharing. We want to take full advantage of that. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, feel free to reply below. Thank you Happy

- Hero