HypeZones - Turn off Fortnite for a Fortnight
...and not just Fortnite, all the HypeZones, for two weeks (a fortnight)
Remember Creed and Nickelback?
They got a ton of radio play. Were they good? That's up for debate. That said, it got to the point where people started disliking the bands because they were overplayed.
The same two bands all day long got boring and old. So what happened? People changed stations.
Why? Because variety is the spice of life.
Where am I going with this?
The same two bands (games) getting all the airplay (exposure). Is it getting old? That's up for debate.
IMHo, the station (platform/site) is beginning to feel stale and "stuck in a rut".
There are a number of people being vocal in the community (here and on other platforms) that:
- The HypeZones too heavily incentivises people to stream those games
- You want to get "discovered"
- You have to play HypeZone games
- You don't get exposure and views
(See what I did there? If, Then, Else? You're welcome devs!)
True or not? That is again up for debate.
While "streaming" is still in its infancy, there are few things that we know that make sense.
Exposure + Viewers = Followers
Viewers + Followers = Partnership
Followers + Partnerhip = Sponsorship
Partnership + Sponsorship = Revenue
The first equation is the hardest to get. Though, on Mixer is appears the HypeZones would help with that.
So what am I suggesting? Turn the HypeZones off for two weeks (a fortnight) and see what happens.
Why? FOR SCIENCE!
Would turning off the HypeZones change:
- The selection/varitety of games being streamed
- The amount of people overall streaming games (i.e. would the "fame hunters" just stop streaming?)
- Viewership habits (are people going to keep watching HypeZone games, or will other games gain viewers?)
- The amount of people qualifying for partnership (because they don't play HypeZone games)
I believe these statistics would be handy for Mixer to have and would be an interesting experiment for all to observe.