Sup, YOteetos here! Update time!
I made the resources for my channel a very long time ago. Most of the graphical elements were put into place probably in 2015 or 2016.
After reviewing other channels and streaming for awhile, I can safely say that it is time to update the channel. It isn’t going to be completed in one day and I expect that I will constantly be changing some elements as I go.
I plan to update the text based information first, as that’s the easiest but most relevant. I still want to push my WordPress, as I enjoy this platform the most (maybe tied with Instagram). I’ll be taking focus off my YouTube for now. I’ll be putting up a stream schedule again and trying to adhere to it. The rules will still be there, but maybe shortened or updated. Donations will be revised with channel goals in mind.
I’ll also be looking into into reward systems like Revlo, as that really engaged viewers before. That will get it’s own space on the text area. I’ll also be listing out the tech I am currently using.
I really want to make the graphical assets very clean and minimalist. Probably in a shade of aqua or teal. Something straight tot he point that isn’t too distracting. Maybe keep the donations as a gif or something loud as I want it to grab attention.
With that in mind I want to transition to talking about my overlay. I’ve always used pre-made overlays and I’ll continue to do so for the foreseeable future. If you look at some of my old streams, I had a purple and gray overlay that I really liked: a smaller window for the actual stream, a designated box for my webcam, and chat on the actual stream. I like the idea that people can watch the stream full screen, and I like having the actual chat be a part of the presentation. Since I was having some technical issues yesterday, I resorted to using a temporary overlay. Peep the picture below for an example.
Although I definitely think it looks super clean, I’m not really happy with it. My quality isn’t high, so having the game play on a smaller screen really helps out. Having the chat on screen with a transparent background is ugly to me, and it’s a bit blurry in its current configuration.
I’ll also be taking a new profile picture soon, I already have some ideas for incorporating my streamer handle as well (Don’t have an official logo yet, that’s an ongoing project that won’t be finished anytime soon). I also want to update the banner and offline picture. Still have to brainstorm for those, but again, I want to be a bit more simple with any future assets.
And that’s it, thanks for reading up to this point. Just wanted to give you, the viewer/reader, a small peek behind the scenes!
Till next time, fellow gamers!