I have said it again and I will always say it, I truly enjoy meeting new streamers and watching their streams. Twitch streamers are such a great community, well the ones that I know, because they are so supportive of each other and helping each other by raiding one another and introducing their watchers to each other. That is how I stumbled across this streamer. I am still quite new to his stream but I jump in whenever I can and say hi. So I hope you go and say hi to him. Tell him Crazdwriter sent ya.
- What is you Twitch name?
I wish I had a better story for this! As long as I can remember my handle online was “badfish” or “thebadfish” because I was a big Sublime fan. Many years ago my email address email@example.com was hacked and I was unable to recover it so I had to choose a new name and I went with “fishsuit”. When I began on Twitch this name was taken so I changed over to fshsuit which I actually really really like.
2. Is there a reason why you chose that name?
See above for answer.
3. Why did you become a Twitch Streamer?
I started streaming for two reasons. One I had just recently gone through a breakup and found myself with a lot of free time. I dealt and continue to deal with a lot of social anxiety and depression issues. I thought (and I was right!) that this would force me out of my comfort zone a bit and help me meet some new friends. The second reason was a game that I was hugely into at the time Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, which I was playing every free moment with friends. Something funny would happen and I would be like, man I wish we could record this to show others. I started to stream to capture some of these funny moments I was having with my friends.
4. How long have you been a streamer?
I streamed briefly in the summer of 2016 but became more serious/interested in streaming in June 2017.
5. Do you only stream or do you have another job? And if you’re comfortable saying what, what is your other job?
I stream 20-25 hours per week and work a full time job. I have a master’s degree in Public Administration and I work in Human Resources/Finance for a college.
6. What do you stream mostly? Games? Creative? Another category on Twitch?
I stream a huge variety of games, nearly 100 different titles in the last year. I focus on games that involve members of the community or encourage interaction with chat. My “main” games right now are Minion Masters, Ring of Elysium, Jackbox Community Nights, and Marbles on Stream.
7. What are your favorite games to play if you play games as well?
My favorite game to play on stream currently is Minion Masters, it brings a lot of new people into the channel and my established audience is excited about the game as well. It’s nice to grow the community on a game that we all are loving to play.
8. Do you have any games you’d like to recommend to my readers to play and why?
Two free to play games! Minion Masters which is a strategy card based game where you summon minions and compete on a small battlefield in real time. It takes minutes to learn and hundreds of hours to master and is available for free through the new Discord store. The developers are ridiculously nice and engaged with the community and I have been welcomed with open arms very graciously. The second time is called Ring of Elysium which I would describe as a casual battle royale. It has some very unique elements to other games in the category and just has an impressive “fun factor” that I love. It is available for free through Steam.
9. Was it hard to talk to your viewers when you first became a streamer? How long before you became at ease with streaming?
What viewers when I first became a streamer? Haha! The people doing the hard work on Twitch right now have 0 viewers. It is a very difficult and lonely feeling. I was lucky enough to find a supportive group of people nearly from the start who not only helped me ease into being a streamer, but also helped to grown my channel. It is hard to do anything as you’re learning it, but having just a few IRL friends or a few folks you know from Twitch to hang out with eases the transition and helps you become more comfortable talking about what you’re doing in the game or just having a conversation with someone in chat. I would say that it took ~200 hours of streaming before I finally felt 100% comfortable with being on stream.
10. Would you like to tell my readers anything else about yourself or your channel?
We call our group The Fshtank and it is one of the most supportive, engaging, and funny groups of people I have ever known. Our channel is the weird nerd table in the High School lunchroom, which is secretly the coolest table in the cafeteria. I think anybody with any length of time watching my channel understands how much we all care about each other and it is truly a welcoming place on what can sometimes be a toxic platform.
And there you have it! I hope you join the Fshtank soon and hang out with this guy and a lot of other great people, some streamers, some viewers, all real people. To join him when he streams and to learn more about him and his stream here is a link to his Twitch. See you there!