One of the most beloved characters from Finding Nemo was Crush, the super-chill turtle who was over 100-years-old. JSniperton, a Twitch streamer, isn’t even close to being that old, but does manage to carry himself in a very calm, relaxed manner with patience well beyond his years and is the leader of the #TurtleSquad.
Like many of the guests I’ve featured in these articles, JSniperton is another streamer who looks to give back to the Destiny community. He primarily does this through help with the current King’s Fall raid. JSniperton was gracious enough to answer a few of my questions about his channel and where it may be heading.
Q1: What drove you to stream in the first place?
I started raiding most nights in February with my then 100.io group. I was already playing 3-4 hours each night (vampire hours). We always talked about someone starting up a stream to share our shenanigans because we like to have a good time. I thought it might be a good opportunity to be silly and bring back my “performer” roots that I have been missing for a long time. I over-thought it for a while before saying “screw-it” and booted up the stream.
Q2: Who’s been your biggest supporter?
It’s incredibly difficult to point to any one person as the “biggest” supporter. There are so many awesome supportive people I have come across on Twitch. Whether it be other streamers or viewers, the time, support and kind words are truly humbling.
I do have to give a shoutout to my man Syntaxse7en though. He’s been a constant support and has introduced me to a ton of amazing people through his community. He is an extremely positive and encouraging person and I’m glad to be able to call him a friend.
Q3: What’s the most unique thing about your stream?
We try to keep things light in the channel. I’m a big goofball and don’t like to take things too seriously. This is a video game platform after all. I’m also very lucky to be surrounded by so many that are looking to help others. We do our best to stay positive and patient if someone in the game is less experienced. It’s one of the things I appreciate most about our community. I don’t like to think of myself as better than anyone. I just happen to be the one on camera, but the community is the real star.
Q4: Do you have any set goals you’d like to reach as a streamer?
I am always looking for ways to improve. Things I can do to be more entertaining and inclusive as well as a better leader. I am very critical of myself and try to be honest with who I am. My goal is to grow as much as I can without changing core values that I find important.
Q5: Where do you see the stream heading in the future?
I would be lying if I didn’t believe we will get subbed at some point. As far as when that will happen, it will happen when the time is right. The growth we have had is incredible and I am excited to continue building an awesome and supportive community. If we do that, I will always be happy with where we are.
Q6: What are your thoughts on the April 12th content so far?
We are always going to want more, because we love this awesome game. I am excited to play PoE again, as it’s been a while. A refresh of the gear is a welcome addition and I’m curious to see how the new infusion mechanic will work out. I don’t think it will keep everyone satiated until the next major update, but I am happy to have more content to play. Depending on how it works out, it is only a matter of time before they refresh the year 1 raids.
In conclusion, I feel incredibly lucky to have found Twitch and am happy I decided to boot up the stream that day. It is hard. It is a grind. Some days I am tired and don’t want to stream. But at the end of the day, I have never regretted sitting down and booting up the stream because I get to hang out with my friends on a nightly basis. I am very very lucky. #TurtleSquad