November of Navetz 2016

Remember remember the month of November when Navetz was busy as fuck.
His ISP and his MMR, dropped and they dropped and they dropped.
December is here so we look in the rear and realize is wasn’t so bad
November was our best month ever so and for that I’m overly glad 🙂

Positives of the November

  • A lot of new highly active viewers!
  • Drunk stream Kappa.
  • Made progress on lag issues.
  • Concurrent viewers!

Negatives

  • Stream lag: This was the worst month of lag but we’re getting through it
  • Time Limitations: I was unable to stream as much as I would like. Had to do some irl stuff to make $ so I can keep streaming every day 🙂
  • MMR: going back up don’t you worry.

Summary

Aside from being insanely busy November has been incredibly fun. I am very close to finishing everything I need to get back to streaming full time and having a more solid schedule. With the Boston Major starting I will try to stream around it as much as possible. We have managed to get my internet stabilized and we are doing everything possible to eliminate stream lag. December will be a better month!

Top 10 Donators (updated)

$443.02 Bleach
$225.00 DisortedRage
$154.59 NotNox
$114.99 MajDeath
$124.94 illusionarythade
$81.00 PonglesEsquire
$55.27 iShowny
$54.00 russ3141
$50.00 KennethMcfriday
$49.48 Bubbleguns209

Thanks to everyone who donates and supports the stream. It is incredibly appreciated and a special thanks to PonglesEsquire for the wonderful package of xmas gifts 😀

Stats:

November Stats
November Stats

These stats are from the 8th to the 30th. I had a viewbot on the 7th that spiked my viewership to 1300 so it skewed the visuals of the graph. Still you guys can see stream numbers are growing!

Memorable Moments:

  • PerplexWolf wins two giveaways back to back!PerplexWolf wins second giveaway
  • Thade and DistortedRage get me drunk off my face…. That’s all we’ll say about this one 😀
  • 65 concurrent viewers organically.
  • Xmas gifts from pongles opened.
  • Casino Navetz Started 🙂

Future Plans:

I still have to take things a little slow until I have all day to stream whenever I want. I have a lot of ideas but I will share them when I have the time to focus on stream for 60 hours a week again 🙂 Just know that the stream will continue to grow and I’ll do my best to make it as entertaining and fun as possible.

October 2016 Review – Fuck V-Media

If you don’t care about my internet issues just skip this months review.

My story with V-Media so far.

  • First contact VMedia on Sept 16th regarding speed issues after trying everything possible to solve the problem myself. They said they would investigate.
  • I called vmedia back on Sept 19th and vmedia said that cogeco had found an issue and it has been fixed an hour prior to my call. After that I checked my voicemail and had a recording from vmedia that was left prior to this conversation stating that there was no issues with the internet.
  • Issues persist so I called back and Vmedia said there was network congestion in our area and there would be upgrades done on the 26th of Sept. I asked Vmedia to call Cogeco to find out if upgrades would be done in my area specifically and what upgrades would be done. The technical support manager said he would do this but never called back.
  • Came back from a work conference in San Diego on oct 3rd and the internet was still not working.
  • Vmedia said Cogeco would now be doing additional network upgrades on October 26th. They said there was nothing else the could do.
  • I requested a technician be sent out and they agreed (although they did not want to at first and never suggested it).
  • Technician found corroded outdoor connections and had to replace a wire that had been chewed through by animals. I have pictures. This helped the connection slightly, but it is still highly unstable.
  • The technician showed a graph of the nodes in our area and explained that there was no congestion in my location. Vmedia continues to claim otherwise.The technician said that they would share the data about the network nodes with vmedia if it was requested. Clearly the did not even attempt to solve this.
  • The technician said that if replacing the corroded connections and the broken wires didn’t fix the internet it was likely a problem with the modem or something entirely different.
  • After speaking with multiple representative about the issues persisting they insisted they would be fixed on the 26th of October, they were not.
  • After I left a message on Thursday Oct 27th they contacted me (using the wrong secondary number on the account that I specifically told them not to call) and asked to run modem diagnostics. They had not even suggested this before and I didn’t know it was an option, I suggested it could be a modem issue because of what the technician who came told me.
  • I received a call back today Oct 31st from customer support who told me the internet speeds on their website say “up to” X Mpbs and there was nothing more they could do to fix the internet and could not continuously send out technicians to look into the problem. I insisted I needed the internet fixed and he transferred me to technical support.
  • Technical support said they would call Cogeco regarding the modem diagnostics and put my issue in high priority. They agreed to call me back on the 31st of Oct.
  • I received a call back on the 3rd of Nov and they said nothing is wrong with the modem. When asked what the errors mean they don’t know.
  • The battle continues my friends.
In addition to all of this V-Media consistently lies to me and their managers avoid calling me to fix this issue. They are too cheap to attempt to actually fix my problem or send out a technician, all they care about is their bottom line and not weather or not they’re providing a service their customers are paying for.
V-Media gets an F for fucking up so hard that I have had to contact the better business bureau and the CCTS regarding these issues.
I WOULD LOVE TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE HAD ANOTHER AMAZING SUCCESSFUL MONTH OF STREAM. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MY VIEWERSHIP RISING AND FIND ACTUAL THINGS THAT CAN BE IMPROVED UPON IN STREAM BUT UNTIL V-MEDIA CAN FIX MY INTERNET I WILL HAVE TO KEEP FIGHTING WITH THEM INSTEAD -> FeelsBadMan :gun:

 

September Review and Plans for October

September is in the books and I couldn’t be happier that I get to start October with functional internet! Or at least it’s suppose to be, only time will tell.

For the month of September we managed to hit improvements in most streaming numbers, but most importantly we improved on concurrent viewers.

Positives of the September

  • Amazing birthday stream -> a hair cut to remember.
  • Dota improvements (knowledge and skill)
  • Various stream enhancements including a new i7-6700k CPU + mobo + 16gigs of ram! New sound effects and commands added as well.
  • Great community engagement!
  • Viewer days are getting better!

Negatives

  • Stream lag: unfortunately my ISP let me down hard this month. I had to cancel numerous streams and alter streaming times based on bad internet service (Cogeco I’m looking at you)
  • Slow growth: likely caused by internet issues, but the growth was slower than prior months and I need to work harder to promote the stream
  • Hard to reintroduce fitness to the stream but don’t you worry I have a plan 😉
  • AnalyticsStream Hatchet (analytics for twitch) went down without a word from anyone until the day of twitchcon, basically no stats tracked for all of Sept

Improvements and Changes!

  • Schedule. I’ll do my best to always have an accurate schedule posted or let you know the day before if there will be changes
  • New Stream Production Mode – Dota stream time will be limited to 6 hours a day. Afterwards I will switch to a two creative stream thats dedicated time for me to work on the stream. I’ll be in discord and I’ll still have chat up but I will be working on engaging with other streamers, connecting via social media, and any other stream improvements I can do during this time.
  • Content Creation! I’ll be starting a YouTube and twitch series called: Heros of Dota. Each day I’ll release a new video.
  • New games! Wait what??? Navetz playing something other than dota 2? This isnt something I necessarily want to do becsuse I still have so much improving to do with dota but I need to start bringing other viewers to my stream. We’ll be adding some party/social games to our repertoire. If I lose thee games of Dota in a row we’ll instantly switch to something I can play with viewers. I may also plan Additional games but if I do you’ll know about it ahead of time.
  • Fitness reintegration! From now on we’ll build up to fitness time. It will be scheduled for a certain time during each stream with a countdown displayed on stream so people know when we’re switching to workout mode!
  • Developing code for stream. Bouncing a lot of ideas around right now but I’ll be building a custom bot to make stream more interactive.
  • New graphics and overlays: coming soon! (Emotes too)
  • More SFX!
  • New ways to use protein! Will be part of the new bot 🙂
  • Timers: We’re going to start using on screen timers in a big way! Example: Time until fitness stream: 6hr25min. Cooking Stream Begins in: 4.5hrs. Playing new game in: 2hrs!

Pondering these Ideas

  • Vlogs if there is any interest
  • Beginning to contact companies for sponsorships
  • Building social media bots

Update: Stream Hatchet relanched and I have statistics to share.

Average Viewership
As you can see viewership wasn’t bad considering how poor my internet connection was for the month!

 

New followers
Follower rates were much slower. again I think this is because new viewers would leave once the stream started buffering.