I’m happy to announce that we have officially moved to a Dedicated Server and have installed an SSL certificate.
What does this mean?
Well, the move to a dedicated server was needed, although I didn’t anticipate needing to make the move so soon in BETA. Essentially, the move to a dedicated server became necessary after struggling with issues regarding our last hosting company and their understanding/support of the direction of our website.
Unfortunately, being on a shared server was no longer viable, mainly for the overall performance of the website, and that we currently are in the testing phase of development of our mobile app, which should be rolled out before the end of 2018.
The Dedicated Server is why you’re seeing much faster load speeds, and a much more fluid experience on Gamactics.
While we don’t sell products directly on Gamactica.com at this time, an SSL certificate is still important, as it verifies the safety of using Gamactica.com for users, and is also a factor for search engines such as Google in evaluating our website.
You’ll likely see no real alterations because of this, but considering we are a social community, there needs to be an extra layer of security for all members of our website, particularly as we continue to grow.
We are pretty much on track for a January 2019 full launch of Gamactica, and I anticipate having the mobile app ready to launch by that time, perhaps sooner.
In regards to on site features, we are implementing Achievements, which will reward users for specific activities on the website, with badges. We are brainstorming a structure that will allow members to cash in specific perks for reaching certain milestones, but we are a far way from having anything concrete.
You may notice that your rank is “Noob”, which is the base level rank for all new members. This is the starting point and we will be adding more achievements, gradually, in the future.
Thanks for being a part of our journey!
Gamactican, Mixer Streamer ‘TygarLily’ Reaches Partner
Gamactica member are Mixer streamer ‘TygarLily’ has officially reached Partner status on the Mixer platform, marking an incredible milestone in her streaming career.
“Hitting Partner on a recognized platform has been my dream over the past 4 years… has it changed anything for me? I would say no… I still have the business relationships I made over the years and will still be working just as hard” Tygarlily told Gamactica.
While streaming platforms continue to battle it out for content creators, TygarLily, who first started on Twitch, found her home on Mixer.
“I chose Twitch first because it was marketed well. I enjoyed streaming on that platform and meeting individuals that loved crafting and playing the same games as I” she said.
“It was actually a really great platform for cosplay building. I made the switch to Mixer about 10 months ago because the community made me feel like a real personality… I wasn’t just a viewer trying to make it… I was a personality, gamer, and creator that people wanted to see everyday. That was the drive for me when I switched.”
She started her streaming career based off her love for gaming.
I’m a well rounded gamer… the traditional.. “my family grew up on consoles like Genesis, Super Nintendo, Windows 95….”
“Blizzard always does activations of… “Sign up today and get a free…” so I signed up for Twitch and it changed my gaming world for the better. I started streaming my Guild’s raids every week and then my Overwatch games with friends I met during cosplay conventions.
The positive response I got from viewers and crafters kept me going. I only streamed as a hobby since I was going to school and working full time. It wasn’t until my family made the decision to move to Georgia.. where I had to give up my salary job.. when I made the decision to stream full time.”
Her approach to content creation is being herself.
“First, I’m a gamer. Second, I’m a cosplayer. Sure there are tons of girls just like me out there but what makes me different is that I’m making content that’s meant to be striking in a tomboyish approach. I don’t want to be recognized as a girl looking for attention with cosplay, I want my cosplay to be recognized as a marketing strategy for my favorite video games.”
Reaching Partner on any platform is the end result of hard work and dedication, and TygarLily had some tips for those who are still on their path to Partner.
“Follow your passions but don’t get absorbed into what you like doing” she suggests. “You will have to play and create what you want about half the time. The other half is adjusting, marketing, and gaming what the viewers/platform/businesses want to see.”
Tygarlily is a member of the Gamactica community, and you can follow her page here. She is also listed in our Stream Directory, so feel free to leave her a review here. She is also listed in the Gamactica Cosplay Directory, and you can find her here.
Gamactica Launches Music Directory
Gamactica is happy to unveil our brand new Music Directory which is now live on our website.
The Music Directory will highlight the music streamers that dedicate their channels on Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, Facebook, Caffeine, etc. to music performances and music content. It is aimed to shine a spotlight on these content creators.
We have seen more and more musicians creating content on streaming platforms such as Twitch, for example, during the last few months. This introduction of music-based content on streaming platforms has pushed the continued evolution of streaming, and has continued to diversify the content on the most popular platforms, some of which have been mostly known for gaming and esports.
Gamactica continues to evolve our community, to be a home and platform for content creators, and a place to intermingle with a variety of content genres, brands, and businesses that operate in the same industry.
If you’re a musician who is interested in being listed in our Music Directory, create a profile on Gamactica and fill out the Music Directory Application here.
Can You Survive the Gamactica Challenge?
If you are a member of the Gamactica community, play Friday the 13th on Playstation, and want to win some marketing for your channel and page, then step up and challenge the team during the special Friday the 13th Stream Event this week.
If you think you’re a badass Jason who can’t be stopped, then issue the challenge to our team. Selected participants will be invited, during our live stream event, to join our private lobby for one match.
Should you survive as Jason you can win the following:
- ONE free promo on one of our Instagram or Twitter accounts (@Gamactica_/@TwitchUniverse/@MixerUnited on Instagram | @Gamactica on Twitter)
- A clip from your stream featured during an episode of the Gamactica After Dark podcast. Clips are 45 seconds to 1 minute long and are featured as part of our Featured Streamer of the week segment at the end of the podcast that is uploaded to YouTube.
How to qualify:
- Must be a member of the Gamactica community
- Must be listed in our Stream Directory (or have an application pending)
- Must be following Gamactica on Twitch/Mixer
- Must be 18+ (our stream is for adults)
- Must be available during our event that runs from Thursday September 12th into Friday September 13th.
- Must be playing Friday the 13th on Playstation
If you want to join in, respond to us on Social Media and/or email us using our Contact Form
WARNING: Stream sniping, cheating, toxicity, etc. will result in immediate disqualification and ban.
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