EdFTW

is creating YouTube/Twitch Gaming Content

0

patrons

$0

per month
Hey friends!  Welcome to my Patreon Community! 
Your presence alone confirms that you're cognizant of the time, effort, and steadfast audience support that enables quality content in any medium, let alone those unique to the 21st century such as YouTube videos and Twitch streams; thank you for being here.  I have grand designs for the future and I'm asking you to be a part of it all.

/whois EdFTW
I'd invite anyone who wants to learn more about me and what I do to browse my previously published YouTube videos and Twitch vods. If time or bandwidth is short however, here's my elevator pitch:

Hi! I'm a Twitch Affiliate and YouTube Creator currently playing World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (Retail WoW), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Final Fantasy 14 among other titles. Also a closet private server player and will heavily focus on World of Warcraft: Classic (Vanilla WoW) upon release in Summer 2019. By pledging, you will become a stakeholder in the creative direction of both my Twitch and YouTube channel among other benefits!

Current WoW class expertise:
  • BfA Warrior (1x Ally LvL 120; 1x Horde LvL 120)
  • BfA Death Knight (1x Ally LvL 120)
  • Vanilla/Classic Warrior (1x Ally LvL 60 [Northdale]; 1x Ally LvL 60 [Kronos])


There's a good chance you're visiting here from my YouTube channel or Twitch livestream; thank you so much for your interest in my work. Views, watch time, and impressions such as comments and likes are what make those platforms go-round and trend high.  You're likely wondering how this third-party platform can have anything to do with success on the former.  That's a great question that deserves a thoughtful and honest answer.

Unlike YouTube ad revenue, Twitch ad revenue, Twitch subscriptions, and Twitch donations, which offer retro-active content monetization, Patreon's customizable membership systems allow for a creator to take commissions from a community of interested patrons who share a collective interest in a creator's work, akin to artists of old.  This effectively reverses the traditional model of YouTube and Twitch content creation, giving the community equal creative control, just as it should be.

Traditional Content Model Example
YT subscriber / Twitch streamer tunes into content which was decided on long before they ever tuned-in.  The creator's content choice was likely based on general metrics offered by YT or Twitch's analytic tools.  Reactionary and impersonal.

Patreon's Content Model Example
Community of patrons take their place at the shareholder's table to decide on creative direction.  With resulting efforts being based on direct communication with the audience, it's no surprise when the community gets exactly what they want over and over again.  A satisfied Patreon community naturally attracts newcomers through word of mouth as well as priority in YT and Twitch algorithms.  Pro-active and personal.

In addition to above reasons, Patreon's site design offers unique ways to share cool perks such as behind the scenes footage, scripts, and aborted/horrendous ideas that normally would be at home on a "Special Features" section of a Blu-Ray.  It's actually baffling YouTube and Twitch hasn't found a way to leverage this yet.


Short answer: content.
Long answer: see below diagram.

Thank you for your consideration!

Tiers
Private / Grunt
$1 or more per month
Savagery and steel make the world turn.


- Exclusive Patron-only Discord Role + Channel Access (Defiler's Den + Trollbane Hall) 

- Random Battlegrounds & Arena Skirms w/ EdFTW

- Special recognition at end of all YouTube videos 

Includes Discord rewards
Knight / Stone Guard
$15 or more per month only 500 left
Drawing inspiration from Uther, Doomhammer, and other venerated heroes; future generations of Alliance and Horde leaders emulate their example, leading their hosts to glorious conquest.


- Exclusive Patron-only Discord Role + Channel Access (Defiler's Den + Trollbane Hall) 

- Random Battlegrounds & Arena Skirms w/ EdFTW

- Special recognition at end of all YouTube videos

- Gameplay Review/Coaching - PvP & PvE

Includes Discord rewards
Grand Marshall / High Warlord
$30 or more per month only 100 left
Returning from the horrors of war with armor, insignia, and blade tinted sanguine by vanquished foes and a dread temperament to match, the strident adventurer before you undoubtedly is the locus of great mourning and crestfallen despondence in foreign capitals and hamlets this night.


- Exclusive Patron-only Discord Role + Channel Access (Defiler's Den + Trollbane Hall) 

- Random Battlegrounds & Arena Skirms w/ EdFTW

- Special recognition at end of all YouTube videos

- Gameplay Review/Coaching - PvP & PvE

- Autographed plain white T-shirt (any size)

- Rated Battlegrounds up to 1800 CR w/ EdFTW

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$0 of $200 per month
WoW BfA PvP Guide - Rated Battlegrounds (Basics)
30+ minute YouTube video
Topics:
  • Differences between rated and random battlegrounds
  • Objective play
  • Compositions
  • Terminology
  • Getting started on the ladder
  • Additional Patron-requested topics
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Hey friends!  Welcome to my Patreon Community! 
Your presence alone confirms that you're cognizant of the time, effort, and steadfast audience support that enables quality content in any medium, let alone those unique to the 21st century such as YouTube videos and Twitch streams; thank you for being here.  I have grand designs for the future and I'm asking you to be a part of it all.

/whois EdFTW
I'd invite anyone who wants to learn more about me and what I do to browse my previously published YouTube videos and Twitch vods. If time or bandwidth is short however, here's my elevator pitch:

Hi! I'm a Twitch Affiliate and YouTube Creator currently playing World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (Retail WoW), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Final Fantasy 14 among other titles. Also a closet private server player and will heavily focus on World of Warcraft: Classic (Vanilla WoW) upon release in Summer 2019. By pledging, you will become a stakeholder in the creative direction of both my Twitch and YouTube channel among other benefits!

Current WoW class expertise:
  • BfA Warrior (1x Ally LvL 120; 1x Horde LvL 120)
  • BfA Death Knight (1x Ally LvL 120)
  • Vanilla/Classic Warrior (1x Ally LvL 60 [Northdale]; 1x Ally LvL 60 [Kronos])


There's a good chance you're visiting here from my YouTube channel or Twitch livestream; thank you so much for your interest in my work. Views, watch time, and impressions such as comments and likes are what make those platforms go-round and trend high.  You're likely wondering how this third-party platform can have anything to do with success on the former.  That's a great question that deserves a thoughtful and honest answer.

Unlike YouTube ad revenue, Twitch ad revenue, Twitch subscriptions, and Twitch donations, which offer retro-active content monetization, Patreon's customizable membership systems allow for a creator to take commissions from a community of interested patrons who share a collective interest in a creator's work, akin to artists of old.  This effectively reverses the traditional model of YouTube and Twitch content creation, giving the community equal creative control, just as it should be.

Traditional Content Model Example
YT subscriber / Twitch streamer tunes into content which was decided on long before they ever tuned-in.  The creator's content choice was likely based on general metrics offered by YT or Twitch's analytic tools.  Reactionary and impersonal.

Patreon's Content Model Example
Community of patrons take their place at the shareholder's table to decide on creative direction.  With resulting efforts being based on direct communication with the audience, it's no surprise when the community gets exactly what they want over and over again.  A satisfied Patreon community naturally attracts newcomers through word of mouth as well as priority in YT and Twitch algorithms.  Pro-active and personal.

In addition to above reasons, Patreon's site design offers unique ways to share cool perks such as behind the scenes footage, scripts, and aborted/horrendous ideas that normally would be at home on a "Special Features" section of a Blu-Ray.  It's actually baffling YouTube and Twitch hasn't found a way to leverage this yet.


Short answer: content.
Long answer: see below diagram.

Thank you for your consideration!

Recent posts by EdFTW

Tiers
Private / Grunt
$1 or more per month
Savagery and steel make the world turn.


- Exclusive Patron-only Discord Role + Channel Access (Defiler's Den + Trollbane Hall) 

- Random Battlegrounds & Arena Skirms w/ EdFTW

- Special recognition at end of all YouTube videos 

Includes Discord rewards
Knight / Stone Guard
$15 or more per month only 500 left
Drawing inspiration from Uther, Doomhammer, and other venerated heroes; future generations of Alliance and Horde leaders emulate their example, leading their hosts to glorious conquest.


- Exclusive Patron-only Discord Role + Channel Access (Defiler's Den + Trollbane Hall) 

- Random Battlegrounds & Arena Skirms w/ EdFTW

- Special recognition at end of all YouTube videos

- Gameplay Review/Coaching - PvP & PvE

Includes Discord rewards
Grand Marshall / High Warlord
$30 or more per month only 100 left
Returning from the horrors of war with armor, insignia, and blade tinted sanguine by vanquished foes and a dread temperament to match, the strident adventurer before you undoubtedly is the locus of great mourning and crestfallen despondence in foreign capitals and hamlets this night.


- Exclusive Patron-only Discord Role + Channel Access (Defiler's Den + Trollbane Hall) 

- Random Battlegrounds & Arena Skirms w/ EdFTW

- Special recognition at end of all YouTube videos

- Gameplay Review/Coaching - PvP & PvE

- Autographed plain white T-shirt (any size)

- Rated Battlegrounds up to 1800 CR w/ EdFTW

Includes Discord rewards