EVE Online players have a bit of a reputation in the broader online gaming community: Whether deserved or not, they are often seen as villains, bullies, and backstabbers. The rep of the Goonswarm. This year, or at the very least this month, I will be moving my #EVEOnline streams to Twitch. You can find me streaming some casual EVE Online gameplay at ht.
|This article documents content that is no longer in the game|
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Removal of twitch integration
In the September 2017 release Twitch was removed from the EVE client. It was not used as often as anticipitated. Streamers preferred external programs with additional features (delayed broadcast, possiblity to cover parts of the game screen).
On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Twitch.tv Integration was deployed as part of Rubicon 1.0.8. The CCP Dev Blog article is located here. Be sure to read the UniWiki on the Streaming and Video Publishing Policy for EVE University.
Streaming is a way of broadcasting media of your choosing (anything from EVE Online to your favorite political protest) live via the magic of the internet to as many viewers as you can attract to your channel. Game streaming has been growing rapidly in popularity over the last few years as people get their hands on better hardware and streaming services like Twitch keep improving. By integrating an SDK created by twitch.tv into EVE, you can now completely bypass 3rd party software and stream directly from the EVE client.
If you aren’t familiar with twitch.tv specifically, it’s a web-based streaming service focused exclusively on games. At any time of day there are more than 100,000 people watching other people play games on Twitch and there are hundreds of people streaming.
Twitch offers a lot of functionality through their web interface that you should make sure to check out:
- A simple chat room attached to your channel where your viewers can give you questions, offer feedback, or trashtalk.
- Twitch will archive your live streams and allow you to set new titles and highlights for them.
- You can set your stream to private on the Twitch stream page if you like.
- Many other options.
Twitch is an excellent service for E-Uni instructors to be able to show live content while giving classes.
Twitch Stream Eve Online
Steps for Streaming
1. Go to twitch.tv and create an account:
2. Load up EVE and then look under the 'social' tab in the root of the Neocom and you should notice a new 'Twitch Streaming' option. It looks like this (it is recommended dragging it into the Neocom bar because the Neocom icon lets you know when your stream is active at all times):
3. When you open the Twitch Streaming window you will see a set of options that looks like this:
4. Enter your Twitch login info and set up some basic streaming options including a title, resolution and frame rate, and then with the push of one button your stream will be active and viewable on twitch.tv at your default page which will be www.twitch.tv/USERNAME (Note: Your EVE Client window will resize to the resolution you specified in the settings):
That's it! An example stream will look like this: