A few days ago, after tipping one of my fellow streamers for making me laugh so hard I almost peed myself, I noticed he was using a web service for his tipping and notification handling (StreamLabs) that I hadn’t happened upon yet. It seemed to have the majority of all the things that I was looking for in a service like that so I decided to give it a try. I also asked said streamer what bot he was using for his stream as I still haven’t found the right bot for me and he suggested to try AnkhBot, which was his bot of choice.
I’ve used both StreamLabs and the new bot for roughly two days. I’m very pleased with both services as they I’ve met all my needs so far. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve gotten more skilled since I started, but these are my favorites so far. AnkhBot feels just as powerful as DeepBot (my first bot) but doesn’t make me want to scream and tear my eyes out by using it. AnkhBot also got a more updated look to it which makes it easier to administer and customize. I think it’s free but it seems like you can donate to the cause, the first month though, they’ve disabled that option.
The past two days have been hard though. My anxiety has been unusually high and it has caused issues with my performance. On Friday for example I was unable to actually do the full 4 hours of stream that I was planned to do. I don’t know if it was because I didn’t take the full two days off during Tuesday and Wednesday like my schedule says or if it was something else. I’ve been thinking of upping my streaming time by maybe do two sessions each day or take one of my off days and stream on such a day as well. Eventually I think I’ll do something like that, but maybe it’s for the best that I don’t schedule something like that just yet.