One-Hit WonderWez Debuts Aug 26th 2017 at 1pm PDT!

OMG you guys. YOU GUYS! We hit 10 whole subs. Ten. T-E-N! That’s amazing. I can’t even. I figured it was time to have another celebration around here, and hitting 10 Twitch subscribers seems a valid excuse to have a party. I’ve been wanting to try something new on-stream for awhile now, and this here’s the perfect time I think!

I’m pleased/nervous to announce the debut of my first Creative stream series I’m calling “One-Hit WonderWez”. I could try to type out an explanation, but I figured recording  video would be easier 🙂

Hope to see you there this Saturday, August 26th at 1pm Pacific Time! http://www.twitch.tv/wonderwez

Grand Return Event on July 22nd – Details Herein!

What’s up, Woo Crew?!? I hope you all are doing spectacular. I’m feeling pretty spectacular myself (in contrast to how crummy my back has felt since early June), and in fact I’ve been doing so well I’m pleased to announce my official return to streaming on July 22nd, 2017.

Yes, on Saturday, July 22nd from 12pm to 5pm Pacific Daylight Time, I will return to Twitch to celebrate my new Affiliate Subscription availability (can we get some subscriber hype going? Who’s gonna be the first to subscribe?!?), and to introduce you all to a game called THE LONG DARK. Some of you may be already familiar with it as it’s been in pre-release on Steam and Xbox One for a while now, but the full version (with a new as-yet-unreleased Story Mode) will be launching on all platforms (including PS4) on August 1st.

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THE LONG DARK is a survival game set in Northern Canada where you find yourself out in the elements after a mysterious geomagnetic storm with your character having to scavenge for food, shelter, and supplies whilst steering clear of wily animal predators and punishing weather patterns. The Story Mode promises to provide more details about the circumstances which led to this apocalypse of sorts.

On Saturday’s stream, I will be playing the Sandbox mode, whish is basically just the player alone in the world, trying to survive for as long as possible. And not just any Sandbox mode – I will be playing it on the hardest difficulty available in the game – Interloper Mode. For survival game fans, this is considered one of the most brutal and challenging survival experiences a game can offer, and I am TOTALLY UNPREPARED to experience it!

Fret not, there is a method to my madness and this choice is for your benefit! Why? Well we’re gonna be gamifying this terrible idea for you all – viewers of the stream will be able to enter their guesses for:

  1. How many times my character dies (and I need to start completely over) during the stream.
  2. The longest time I’m able to survive (in days, hours, and minutes)
  3. The shortest time I’m able to survive (in days, hours, and minutes)

The viewers who have the closest guesses without going over will win prizes, including a digital copy of the game (digital copy may be region-restricted; I will update with more info soon)!

Below are the rules and stuff, so you know what to expect…

Rules for Me:

  • I will play on Interloper Mode with a Random Location start.
  • No map look-ups – if I don’t know where I’m going, I don’t know where I’m going and I’ll likely die because of it!

Rules for Viewers wishing to enter the contest:

  • Must be 18 years or older and must be legally able to enter contests like this.
  • Must be a follower of the channel.
  • One entry per person. Subscribers to the channel may enter twice with different guesses if they wish. Duplicate entries from non-subscribers will be forfeit.
  • All entry guesses must be UNIQUE. You will be prompted to alter your guess on the form if someone has already entered using that precise number (this is to prevent ties, so get your guesses in early!)
  • All entries must be submitted by 3pm Pacific Time. After that entries will be closed.
  • Due to form limitations, only the first 99 entries will be counted. A link to the form will be provided once the contest starts!
  • Winners must be in chat to claim prizes. If the winner is a regular (30+ hours of prior viewing time) or a subscriber, they may be absent, but will have until 3pm Pacific Daylight Time on Sunday July 23rd to claim their prize via Twitch Whisper response.
  • If a winner is not available to claim their prize per the terms above, the prize will be awarded to the runner up until someone claims. In case of a regular or subscriber notified and non-responsive via whisper, if the runner up fails to claim their prize by Monday July 24th at 3pm Pacific Daylight Time, the prize will be forfeited and saved for a future event.
  • Entrants who fail to comply with the channel rules will forfeit their entry and risk being banned.

The Prizes!

See, this is what you’re all here for, right? Okay, so here are the prizes:

  • Number of Deaths Prize: PC Steam Code for “THE LONG DARK”!
  • Longest Survival Time Prize:  $10.00 USD Amazon.com Gift Card
  • Shortest Survival Time Prize: $10.00 USD Amazon.com Gift Card

Still with me? It looks complicated, but really it’s not. The above rules are written out just so there’s no confusion or consternation on the day of the event. We’re gonna have a blast with a new stream look, new sounds, a new game, and hopefully some new friends and the first subscribers to the channel, ever! If you’re not already following, find me on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/wonderwez, drop a follow, and make sure to turn notifications on so you don’t miss it!

Subscriptions are Live! (Happy Birthday to Me!)

I’m celebrating my birthday this year after being stuck in the house for a couple weeks with a bad back, and it’s been a huge bummer not being able to stream for you all on the regular. Gotta be honest, my mood has been pretty low from the pain and inability to do anything except lie down on the couch all day in a very specific “position of comfort”.

But man, oh man, were my spirits lifted when I heard the news that came out today:

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Twitch Affiliates (of which I am one) now have subscriptions available! Similar to Partner Streamers, we have four different tiers available:

  • $4.99/month – gain access to an exclusive emote
  • $9.99/month – gain access to the emote above and an additional emote
  • $24.99/month – gain access to both emotes above and a third exclusive emote
  • Twitch Prime Sub – gain access to the $4.99 tier emote and rewards – your subscription is FREE TO YOU with a Twitch Prime membership

In addition to the emotes (which I still need to have designed, it might be awhile because I’m sure all the artists are SWAMPED!),  I will be offering my own tiered subscriber benefits (TBD), but they’ll include things like bonus entries to giveaways/contests and other exclusives.

Before I leave this here and am done with it, we should really talk more about Twitch Prime because it is an amazing service and it has loads of benefits. Do you have an Amazon Prime subscription? If so, you can also have a Twitch Prime subscription FOR NO ADDITIONAL COST. That’s right, because Twitch is now owned by Amazon.com, members of their Prime service can link their Twitch account and gain all the benefits of a Twitch Prime sub.

These benefits include: NO ADS (woo!), in-game loot (characters, vehicles, cosmetic items, experience, etc.) for certain games (including major titles like Overwatch), discounts on games sold by Amazon, and one free subscription to any Partner or Affiliate streamer on Twitch. And on top of that you get the free shipping and movie/tv content and music via Amazon Prime, which is already a huge benefit. For me and Mr. Wez, the $99/year sub pays for itself in shipping discounts every year.

One caveat: to sub to your favorite streamer on Twitch using Twitch Prime, you have to manually resub every month. It’s kind of a hassle to remember if you plan to re-sub regularly, but fret not: anyone who subs to me using a Twitch Prime sub will get monthly reminders from me when their sub is about to expire.

So that’s that – subscriptions are live for Affiliates like me and this is a major, MAJOR step forward for the channel. This is a huge opportunity for me to earn some much-needed small income to keep up streaming for the long-term. The only bummer is that I can’t hop on right now and stream for you all to get that sub hype rolling! But fear not, as soon as my back is healed I will be back to streaming and we’ll have a big celebration together – stay tuned!

I’m a Twitch Affiliate!

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OMG you guys, this is big news for my Twitch channel! I’m now officially a Twitch Affiliate! YAY! What does this mean? It means I’ll now be able to do a bit of official monetization on stream by way of Cheering.

A few months ago I added a tip jar for those of you who generously wish to drop some monetary contributions to the channel, but for those who might be uncomfortable using a third party site, Cheering adds a more direct way to help me earn a wee bit of cash to help cover the costs of streaming. For each bit that you cheer, I receive $0.01. Yes, one whole U.S. cent! So 100 bits is $1.00, 500 bits is $5.00, etc. Note: I need to rack up $100.00 in bits (or 10,000 bits – wow, math is hard!) before I can actually accept any of the revenue from bits, so the more cheers, the better!

And that’s not all! Eventually, I’ll be able to earn a 5% commission on game sales through Twitch’s Get It On Twitch program, and you’ll be able to subscribe to my channel and I’ll even have custom emotes you can use across the entire Twitch platform! Woo!

The future is bright. I’ve always said I want to be partnered with Twitch eventually, but this opportunity to be an Affiliate really bridges the gap and helps the channel stay afloat while we continue to build up the Woo Crew. I would not have received this invite without your viewership, so THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYONE!! Here’s to you, and to a bright future for our little community!

1-Year Streamaversary!

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It’s time, friends! One year ago, I streamed Heavy Rain to an audience of nearly zero as I began my journey as a Twitch broadcaster. This past year has been full of ups and downs, but I’m so, so happy that I’m still here, streaming, and building the #WooCrew community around the values of positivity and enthusiasm.

To celebrate this milestone, I’m streaming for 12 hours straight (a marathon effort for me!) on Sunday, February 26th from 7am to 7pm Pacific Standard Time over at twitch.tv/wonderwez. There will be 80’s music, there will be announcements, and there will be GIVEAWAYS! Below you’ll find the important information about the giveaway:

INFO:

There will be four raffles throughout the stream, for the following items:

  1. Blizzard Cute But Deadly Treasure Goblin figurine – opened, but new in box!
  2. Selected assortment of Wez’s TwitchCon 2016 pins!
  3. TwitchCon 2016 Emote Thermos – never used, new in box!
  4. $20 USD Steam Wallet Gift Card code!

RULES:

In order to participate in the raffle, you must:

  1. Be a follower of the channel and adhering to the channel rules (!rules for info).
  2. Spend 50 WezCred for a ticket (up to 5 tickets allowed per person, per raffle)
  3. Be legally allowed to win a raffle (18 years old+, not prohibited in your area, etc.)
  4. Be present in chat when the winner is announced.
  5. If you win one of the raffled items, you may not win another one during the same stream.

Failure to adhere to any of the above rules by the winner will result in a redraw.

RAFFLE DETAILS:

To enter the raffle, type in “!ticket x” in chat during the raffle window, where x is the number of tickets you want. For example, if you want to purchase 3 raffle tickets (which costs 150 WezCred), you would type “!ticket 3”. You may spend up to 250 WezCred for 5 tickets (extra chances to win!). If you’re not sure how much WezCred you currently have, type “!wezcred” in chat during the stream to check your balance.

HOW TO REDEEM YOUR PRIZE:

If you are the winner of the Steam code, send a whisper to WonderWez and she’ll send back the card code immediately. If you are the winner of any of the physical goods, you will need to whisper WonderWez your complete mailing address. Delivery times will depend on your location. Wez is not responsible for lost codes, delivery issues, or if you don’t have access to a Steam account, etc.

Again, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for making this past year so much fun. I love streaming and plan on continuing as long as I can!