YOUTUBER GUIDELINES

We have some rules if you want us to feature your Youtube on EKGaming. We are a Kingdom after all, and we can’t have youtubers mucking up the place with bad content. Our goal is to create rules that make our jobs easier (and more orderly) as well as to make it easier for our community youtubers to grow their audience and succeed.

Have you checked out our Streamer Guidelines? They are pretty similar.

 

 

  • No hate speech

We’re okay with cursing – we are gamers after all – but we all know that certain racist and sexist language is used solely to cause drama and push buttons. If you want to be featured, we expect you to respect this and not be hateful.

 

  • Set a schedule

It makes our lives and the lives of your followers and subscribers easier if you stick to a schedule. Heck, it makes your life easier too.. We recommend 3 days a week minimum for most content. If your content is particularly edited or hard to produce, slower schedules make sense, but it’s harder to get traction with this kind of content. We can help devise the best strategy for your type of content, but it’s ultimately on you to stick to it.

 

  • Video Recording Software

You need something to record your plays. You have a lot of options depending on your budget. Fraps is solid if you know what you are doing, but so are OBS, XSplit or Shadowplay. Check your options and find what works for you.

 

  • Proper Video Editing

This is pretty standard stuff. You need to be able to cut out dead air, segments that are out of place, or audio that shouldn’t be in place. You can do this yourself with a lot of software, or you can hire editors if you have the money. Depending on your genre depends on your needs. Let’s Play is a pretty standard ‘sit and play’. Montages are usually best ofs, funny moments, exciting moments, etc., so that will require a lot of editing. Commentary like VideogameDunkey or Magikarpusedfly is pretty intensive. Know what you can handle and choose accordingly.

 

  • PC requirements

Must have a PC capable of running games, Twitch, and a streaming service without clipping or errors (see Twitch recommendations). Nobody wants to watch you stream on your clippy-ass potato PC.

 

  • Audio/Visual Hardware

You should have equipment appropriate for streaming. Not all youtubers use cameras, but if you do, let’s make sure we can see that pretty mug of yours.

  • Blue Yeti is the standard for mics. Something close or better is what you’re looking for.
  • A camera that offers 1080p (such as Logitech HD Pro C920) is a good idea if you are showing off that pretty mug of yours.

 

  • Promotion

We plan on promoting you. That means we feature you on the site, we may do interviews, we will offer advice on growth, and maybe we’ll send you like a gift basket or something. In return, we ask all featured youtubers to work to include our branding as a part of their videos or on their about pages. It’ll be one big back scratching fest as long as you don’t make it weird.

 

  • Youtube Guidelines

You have to please more than just us, and that means following all of Youtube’s guidelines as well. If Youtube bans you or removes your content, you can expect us to drop you pretty quickly after. We respect platforms that let us share content and we expect you to do the same.

 

  • Terms and Conditions

We have one of these things (it was a pain in the butt). Basically, if you are agreeing to let us feature you, you should understand that all of our rules for content, community, and guidelines apply.

 

  • About Page

Make sure your About page has proper details and is easily understandable. Have your upload schedule there to better help your fans, and be sure to put in your friends so you can help share your audience, especially if you have any fellow EKGaming community members making youtube content!

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