Last year when Mixer made a huge announcement regarding their closure and that Facebook Gaming would be taking everyone on from there on in had me shook as I feel it did many of us. I remember wondering where I was going to go next due to the fact that I wasn’t too keen on Facebook Gaming and Twitch, even though it was a solid option, it always felt too saturated. Trovo was also a baby back then when Mixer decided to close it’s doors and being that it only seemed to focus on mobile gaming at the time and didn’t have very many English streamers, I was very put off by it at the time.
Roll on a year and after seeing so many others moving over to Trovo, I decided to give it a shot, I have now been streaming on there around a month and my passion for streaming has been amazing. It’s felt great to be excited to go live again and actually enjoy creating content!
Many people seem put off when it comes to Trovo I feel because it’s still new and also because what happened to Mixer is always in the back of their mind and that is understandable, it was always my worry as well.
So… you may be asking, what makes Trovo different from Twitch and Facebook Gaming? From my experience on Trovo over the past month I am seeing a huge different with the discoverability as well as how much I can give back to my community as well using the built in features on the site such as treasure boxes in which the community can win Elixir which is the currency you pay for on the site that they can drop on you and help you reach a pay out or you can exchange is for Elixir to give back to your community in the form of treasure boxes which also helps with discoverability.
There is also Mana on the site which is earned for free when you chat and use the site that you can drop on streamers to help them reach a front page boost on the Spell Rocket which I think is pretty awesome and helps with exposure greatly.
On top of that, Trovo also pays you for streaming on their site as long as you hit the hours they ask. For example, I am currently aiming to reach the Bronze tier which is 900 watch hours and there is also bonuses in which Trovo will pay you for playing so many hours of a game they have listed for that month and also there are bonuses for having a super active community during that month. These payments are added onto what you make from Elixir and also subs.
How do watch hours work you may ask? Watch hours work based on how many people are in your stream either talking or lurking. If someone is lurking in your channel for 1 whole hour that will count as 1 watch hour. If you have 10 people in your stream for a whole hour that will equate to 10 watch hours! Pretty cool!
Best of all.. lurks actually count! So if someone can’t actively be chatting in your chat, them lurking and having your stream open with the tab muted sticks! The community on Trovo as well is amazing and I am seeing a lot of Mixer Streamers jumping onto Trovo to try it out.
There is so much on Trovo that can help you out as a content creator as well as possibly help you earn that little extra which I think is awesome!
If you are still looking for somewhere to call home, I would definitely give Trovo a try even if it’s just a few days just to see how things work and see what you think to it.
If you have any questions regarding Trovo at all you can jump into my Guilded at https://www.guilded.gg/shortieworld where we have a Trovo section where you can ask all your questions or you can DM me and I will be more than happy to help that way. I also have access to referral codes that you can use before you start your first stream and as you level up in the streamer program not only will I get $10 in gems but you will also get $10. You need $50 in gems (5000 gems) to be able to complete monetization onboarding and cash out!
I had the chance this past weekend to jump on the Fall Guys beta and I have to admit, I haven’t had that much fun in a game in a long while. It really does give a whole new meaning to Battle Royale with how unique this game is!
You can see my gameplay below, the game releases on 4th August 2020 on Steam and Playstation 4 and will be available on Playstation Plus on release!