Lower the Cost of GIFs
I would like to propose that the cost of GIFs go back down to 5k (or lower). GIFs are a way of communicating with the streamer, a way to be interactive with the chat, and honestly one of the primary ways I communicate and spend my sparks. Even as a mod, when chat dies I am able to communicate to the streamer through GIFs. I feel like increasing the price really restricts the use of the most versatile skill available.
We’ve made several adjustments to our overall all spark economy over the last few months and this includes the cost of gifs!
We have reduced the price from 20K to 10K.
Paul Matula commented
To clarify more around this: there was a proposal that users could change the cost of Skills to be spent on their channels but that was cancelled in May 2019. I believe this should come back and be re-developed for Partners and Verified streams. https://dev.mixer.com/guides/season2/sparkcostchanges
5k was a good price, 20k....way too much imo. Why the price hike? Doesn’t make sense and it looks like it upset a lot of users. Please change back.
I think it's extreme that the price of GIFs was QUADRUPLED. GIFs are a great was of interacting with streamer and the viewers, 20k is too much to ask for them especially that they often don't show up.
james heinemann commented
Lower the cost...sometimes the streamer doesn't see it...sometimes the gif doesn't even play...too expensive for that to happen
Aaron Kaatz commented
Opt in update
Maellig Desmottes commented
I definitely agree. Seeing the price of GIFs is quite a little... High to me. Please lower it.
Alexandre Santiago Gomes commented
The amount of GIFs sent during a stream has lowered drastically! There are streams where we don't see GIFs altogheter. Make GIFs Great Again!
Kitty Boodles commented
As a mod, also asking for lowering the price back down. To add to others, we have had great times with "gif wars" with many of the chatters, even bringing some out of lurking to get in on the fun and it benefits the streamer partner as well. PLEASE bring the cost back down. Such a high jump in price so suddenly is not good.
add a cooldown if needed, but now chat is dead with zero gifs and far less action in chat.
Kitty Boodles commented
As a mod, also asking for lowering the price back down. To add to others, we have had great times with "gif wars" with many of the chatters, even bringing some out of lurking to get in on the fun and it benefits the streamer partner as well. PLEASE bring the cost back down.
Completely agree. GIFs are a fun way to communicate with each other and make the viewing experience more enjoyable. At 20k, we can't use them as often and thus it makes the stream more monotoned no matter how entertaining the streamer is. The GIFs keep the viewers engaged besides just dropping sparks, especially when there are hundreds of viewers and you're trying to communicate to the wide audience
x4 the gif cost? please put it back to 5k
please do not destroy something that was good, return with the GIFs at 5k
20k for a few seconds, no thanks. Mixer what did you dooo
Ashley Tensel commented
Amen! I use gifs sooo often! And now i dont use them at all.
20k for a few seconds, no thanks.
Drop it back down! A lot of people dont use them anymore and its been killing the channel chat.
I agree that the gif spark increase is a poor choice, and extreme. I don't know what exactly the reasoning for this is.. but to go from 5k (a reasonable amount that even with pro and sub would take around 17 minutes to earn enough sparks to use) to 20k (over an hour) is a poor decision however you want to spin it. I'd be fine with 10k (just a little over a half hour) Gifs are a fun way to communicate and if interactivity is the goal.. this does the exact opposite. If the goal was to lower chat spam .. then the group of people that felt that raising the cost this much has failed to understand the point to sparks for your average Mixer veiwer
Tammy Armitage commented
I'll agree with changing gifs back to 5000$ sparks. 20,000$ is absurd. Come on mixer, listen to the people!
Facundo Quevedo commented
IOk is just too much! Bring it down to 5k, Mixer, the heck!!!
Making gifs 20,000 sparks is just uncalled for. Downright ludicious! It was perfectly fine at 5000. If there NEEDS to be an increase than maybe 6,000 - 10,000 no higher.