Streamer at TwitchCon panel: "I think of myself as above the average person"

Someone has come down with a case of the "Low-key god complex."

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Sometimes, even the smallest amount of fame can go to your head. Twitch has taken significant strides in making community interaction with content creators on the platform more dynamic and engaging, but not all Twitch streamers desire such a relationship.  During an interactive panel called The Professional Streaming Mindset: An Interactive Discussion, streamer mmDust shared how he regards his audience.

During the TwitchCon 2018 panel, an audience member stated her desire for a mutual relationship or reciprocated communication when looking for streamers to follow, not wanting to "talk to a f*cking wall". mmDust started by saying that he specifically doesn't want his viewers to have "any kind of a relationship" with him. Without additional context, the statement could make a bit of sense. He did, however, give us context. Lots of it.

He continued by describing it as a "low key God complex" to believe that many of his viewers shouldn't relate to him. "I think of myself as above the average person, so I don't feel like many people could relate to me," he said. mmDust has over 11,000 followers currently, which is no small feat, but he's going to have to either lean into the attitude and make it a character or find a different way to engage with audiences if his growth is to continue.

For a dose of TwitchCon 2018 without the smug attitude, check out the Shacknews interview with Take This's Dr. B focused on crunch culture, overtime, and mental health. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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From The Chatty

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    October 29, 2018 2:55 PM

    Charles Singletary Jr posted a new article, Steamer at TwitchCon panel: "I think of myself as above the average person"

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      October 29, 2018 5:09 PM

      Dude got dragged on Twitter HARD over the last couple days.

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      October 29, 2018 5:11 PM

      Steamer?

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      October 29, 2018 5:53 PM

      He just chose his audience by doing this, I bet this helps him grow a lot. A large chunk of the Twitch audience wants this kind fo shit.

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        October 29, 2018 6:15 PM

        Yup. You're not off with this.

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        October 29, 2018 6:43 PM

        Absolutely. The “controversy” alone will generate views for a week or so, particularly if he starts to double down.

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          October 29, 2018 6:45 PM

          He got a shacknews article!

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      October 29, 2018 6:47 PM

      Not Interacting With Chat and proud of it, eh? That alone is a deal breaker. Also when a streamer has like 50% screen space taken up by subs/subdrives/subquotes/donations/donation rankings/donation quotes/Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc links & logos/funny pug gifs/inexplicable screen gutter with visible border which constantly being ignored as a layout item, etc.

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        October 29, 2018 6:51 PM

        That stuff is weird, I don't care if dogdick87 donated 27 dollars last Thursday it's basically like a panhandling chalkboard