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Introducing Streams

Discussion in 'Latest Updates and News' started by StoPCampinGn00b, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. StoPCampinGn00b

    StoPCampinGn00b

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    The Hive Workshop has added live streaming support!


    We've added a new feature to the site that allows live streaming, primarily www.Twitch.tv streaming, to be shown live on the site. In other words, you can watch, interact, and follow people who play (or even mod) Warcraft 3, Starcraft 2, and other games in real time here! This section was made possible by buying the add-on, XenRio, and by people sending donations allowing this add-on to be bought.

    The objective of this is to support streamers and connect Hive to the Warcraft 3+ streaming scene, which has already been attracting larger audiences nowadays partly due to our partner, over at Back2Warcraft. We also think this is just so cool and a huge upgrade to the site.

    We already have around a dozen streamers who are participating in our project because we've told them about this before we released it. But we're looking to add more streamers, no matter the experience or popularity - long time Hive member or newly registered. So go check out the stream tab, and go check out all of our partnered streamers working relentlessly to provide entertainment playing the games they love!

    -> ENTER THE STREAM TAB <-
    The stream tab can also always be found on the top bar of the site.
    (We plan on posting this somewhere in the streaming section if possible)

    Welcome to Hive's streaming section! This section shows a list of streams that are live and are partnered with the site.

    How do I stream?
    There are multiple venues to stream on, but the most popular venue people use is www.Twitch.tv.
    Here's S3xytime's How to stream WC3 tutorial.

    How do I get on the list?
    1. Submit your stream on the submit channel button on the top of the streaming section OR message @StoPCampinGn00b on Hive or Twitch. You cannot speak on behalf of someone else, so if you want a streamer you know to partner with Hive, you're free to direct that person here.
    2. Link Hive Workshop by using any of the options below.

    • Add this image to your stream page and have it linked to www.hiveworkshop.com
    • Link Hive Workshop in text with a caption that you're free to customize. Must have the words Warcraft 3 and modding. Example: Supported by www.hiveworkshop.com, the Warcraft 3 / SC2 modding and custom games community.
    Once you do that, we will add your stream to the list, and nothing else needs to be done.

    Rules:
    Streamers and viewers must abide to the streaming site's rules of conduct.
    Rules of Conduct - Twitch

    Tips & Guidelines:
    Streamers
    - If you have links blocked on your stream, it would be good to exclude hiveworkshop.com from the block list for obvious reasons.
    - Other games are allowed to be streamed, but we encourage Warcraft 3, Starcraft 2, and other Blizzard content more since that's how our site rolls :cool:. It'd also be awesome to see some creative streamers, such as drawing and concept art people.
    - Best place to put your cam if you're streaming WC3 / SC2? On the character portrait (right of the minimap) so no gameplay nor text is blocked.
    Viewers
    - Don't annoyingly tell people what to game, map, etc to play. Streamers are not your personal tools.
    - Many streamers have a few simple rules or guidelines. Read them before using their chat box.
    - Enjoyed someone's channel? Support them by following, going to their channel page! You can also donate and subscribe.

    That's all! We encourage people to explore the whole streaming section. You can find the full list of approved channels, featured games, and more.​
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2016
  2. Ralle

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    I am really excited about this. I hope that @Mr.Goblin will start using Twitch for his streams and we can have it show up in this new "Streams" tab. I am even considering making some coding sessions on Hive for Hive. I think it's very cool :)
     
  3. A Void

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    While this is a really nice feature it should not include non-Warcraft 3 related streams. :p
     
  4. jondrean

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    I will stream CoD and kill people in an airport
     
  5. StoPCampinGn00b

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    We've got a lot of suggestions in the past to support other games other than WC3 on the forum. However, all of the current streamers have WC3 or SC2 as one of their main games.
    Plus, we have forums for other games including League, DOTA2, WoW, Hearthstone, HotS and Diablo.

    Anyway, we'll see if we can try to put a sticky thread on that section. In the mean time, we're looking for more streamers!
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2016
  6. Razosh

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    Bravo, as far as updates go I think this is the best one in quite a while.
     
  7. Chaosy

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    Nice.
    I don't think it will change much, but it wont get worse because of it, so worth a try.
     
  8. Mr.Goblin

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    I wouldn't mind it :D perhaps I could even do a few blizzard related fan arts for the giggles, because why not. :D I'll explore the twitch platform some point next week and come back to you about it.
     
  9. StoPCampinGn00b

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    There is a creative section that includes drawing, 3D modeling, music, food, and more. I don't watch it much, but when I do, I enjoy of what comes out of those streams.
    Twitch
     
  10. GhostThruster

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    what are the chances you could get grubby's stream added? :3
     
  11. StoPCampinGn00b

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    Haha, I considered it. His fanbase is just so huge. But since we got B2W and B2W has some relations with Grubby, it's not a far fetched possibility for us to connect with one of the biggest HotS, WC3, and SC2 personality.

    Open to thought, I say :)
     
  12. Emm-A-

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    Cool, good job guys :)

    Unfortunately, the streams do not play, when I click on it... Is there something, one has to do prior to watching?

    Edit: Now it works. Thanks jondrean anyway :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2016
  13. jondrean

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    What does your console (F12) say? Try with newest Chrome/Firefox.
     
  14. PurgeandFire

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    Really impressed with how fast this was implemented. It looks fantastic and works great!
     
  15. Heinvers

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    Same issue. Solved the update one but still no streaming.
    \chrome user here\
     
  16. Eat_Bacon_Daily

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    Love these improvements, sounds like you guys are really hard at work behind the scenes.
     
  17. Rao Dao Zao

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    Surely Hive-streaming rather than live-streaming? :clol:
     
  18. LeP

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    nice addition. but i would rather have it as a sidebar where i can see every stream without clicking anything. that's what im used to from other sites.
     
  19. deepstrasz

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    Great and all but are there alert preferences for this too?
     
  20. Gismo359

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    Neat feature! Though the chat dissappears after you log in you twitch account and you have to refresh to fix it