I did a little experiment this morning. I uploaded a 40 second video of Mylixia dancing to Michael Jackson’s Bad to Facebook. It was a post to encourage people interested in League of Legends to check out his teaching stream. It was deleted – copyrighted content. I could appeal under fair use but it proves my point perfectly.
His stream does not have the archives publicly available, his site is kind of bare, and his social media points back to either Twitch (stream) or the site. His YouTube has no content. In other words, if you don’t see the stream live, you miss out and if you want to share it with others, it’s hard. His community would be larger if his content wasn’t more closed down than a private profile on Facebook.
If you are interested in building a community, giving subscribers (people paying to see your content) benefits is great but in every community there will almost ALWAYS be more non-paying people than paying…and those people will draw paying people to the community by spreading the word. Their voice in spreading the word can be more valuable than the money coming from the subscribers.
Today is the day all problems are supposed to be resolved. As I am uploading this, the servers are coming online. People are reporting a queue instead of errors. Digital sales are not open yet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed things continue to run smoothly.
I normally don’t play little people in games but this toon is precious. As we learn about our new surroundings, I talk about EVE and the rise in ganking. Watch yourself! Next time, I’ll talk about lore. I will be more prepared! :)
There will be one League of Legends video tomorrow then back to Final Fantasy 14, talking about some lore, the world, and me getting to know more about the game. As of 9/1/13, digital downloads are still suspended and there are still numerous problems with logins that they are working hard (it seems) to resolve.
*The game has been released and it does require a subscription.*