They’re already further behind on emotes than they should be. Before they get someone like Ninja over, they should have had many more emotes available, make them easy to type (not have a colon in front) and already reach out to FFZ and BTTV to integrate all their third party emotes into Mixer so that when people come over for the first time, it is instantly familiar. It would go a long way, and the fact that they didn’t add more of their own emotes and make it similar to Twitch when it’s so simple makes me question how likely they are to succeed without understanding some of the basics of what people enjoy about Twitch.
YouTube may have a better video player, but there’s a reason most people watch tournaments on Twitch despite YouTube being an option. I’ve seen countless times where people said they would like to use YouTube but would miss twitch chat. If tournament streams were to also be on Mixer, I would consider watching on there with good emotes because I want them to succeed, but for now I’ll be sticking with Twitch.
An alternative for BTTV is already available, check the Chrome Webstore or the Mozilla Addon site for MixrElixr or go to MixrElixr.com, developed by Team Crowbar the team behind Firebot and some other tools for Mixer. The Chrome extension works for all Chromium based browsers(Brave, Edge Chromium, Opera and so on).
MixrElixr also allows Custom Emotes on a per channel basis.
And emotes are so small. 24x24px ?
One of the reasons that makes you want to subscribe to a channel are the emotes, and the pleasure of use. Here, the emotes are so small and not very visible in the chat that I do not want use them. Increase the size of emotes at the same or larger size to see than on Twitch.
You are right