Don’t Starve – Good thing I ate dinner!

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Date: May 5th
Start time: 8pm CT
Game: Don’t Starve (PC)

I have mentioned in previous broadcasts that I wanted to add a new game to my gaming rotation. Tonight was my first try at Don’t Starve. Just from random videos and streams, I didn’t think this game would be too difficult. Boy, was I wrong:

As you can see, I died before Day 1 was completed. I started to show some progress in the game and I felt as things were going to turn in my favor:

After that, I leaned on chat to get tips tricks and flips on how to play the game proper.

Finally, after establishing my full dependency on chat to guide me, we show PROGRESS!

Overall, the game was a lot of fun and a great addition to the rotation. The action is slower in pace and I find it easy to lax and be focused in the game. I hope to continue to have a strong interaction with my chat.

Streaming Tech

In a previous stream, I had a few people give me feedback on buffering issues. After a deep conversation on Reddit and my own research, I made some significant changes to the stream by down scaling it to 540p resolution and reducing the bitrate (required bandwidth to stream) from 2500kbps to 2000kbps. It seems to operate as expected with little feedback around buffering. I plan on increasing my FPS from 30 frames to 45 to see if it offers a better quality to the picture. We will see! All in the sake of offering a quality stream.

Streaming Stats

Total Follows: 18
Total Views: 311
Stream Time: 4 Hours 20 Minutes
Streaming Quality: 540p @ 30FPS – 2000kbps Bitrate