Gonna need a chapter index for thisThere is something major to be said about how Phil's support base emerges due to statistical anomalies, and also passive manipulation from Phil due to methods of restriction, enticement, etc. But it's difficult for me to articulate so I'm probably going to fuck this up. Detractors tend to ask "where do these people come from", and "why would anyone support Phil when we know this and this about him." Phil has strong perseverance in attempting to find new ways to shift things in his favor, such as receiving more money for minimum effort. He has filters which restrict people, such as censorship, outright banning, guilt-tripping; and filters that entice such as hype generation, positive reinforcement, recognition. The point is he has a bunch of forces pushing and pulling all the time, and with a large enough sampling of people, and with enough time, and with attentive tweaking, you can shape the kind of person who is likely to show up to the stream. In a sort of indirect way, Phil formulates the kind of active participant he wants. The ones he doesn't want are pushed away, and the ones he does are drawn in. Out of 10,000 people who tune in to Phil's stream over time, you don't see the people who gave up out of boredom, out of disgust, out of sane reasoning. You are left with the weird few who weren't quite repelled enough, which is always going to happen on a large enough scale. Phil's demands are outrageous, but continuously putting out the fishing line eventually snags a fish. You think Phil's viewership show up of their own volition, and ultimately it's their choice whether they donate money to him? Yes, technically, but Phil knowingly pushes the limits of legal acceptability in a deliberate attempt to ensnare people in a trap he lays. These people didn't find him by chance, they passed through all the filters set up, and now here they are presented with what they assume is a free choice. Although surprisingly Phil's pleas make so much sense to them. It's as if Phil is speaking directly to them... as if the others don't understand, but strangely you do.
====== PlayerUnknown's Battleground ======
The first return stream of PUBG was abhorrent. From the beginning (and repeating throughout), Phil proudly states that he hates the game, and is only playing it "out of curiosity" to see if it's changed. Fair enough, for one session. But why schedule it in advance for the foreseeable future? Because, playing PUBG previously brought out a crowd of people he has never seen before, with some of them known to freely throw money his way. During Minecraft a few months ago, Phil told a story about how one guy used to show up just for his PUBG streams, and dropped "ridiculous amounts of money", but disappeared when Phil moved onto other games. Phil is attempting to recreate this situation by playing the game he hates again. I guess 172 hours wasn't enough torture. Just how transparent his greedy intentions are really got to me today. Every aspect of his stream had me disgusted. The lack of effort, the lack of shame, the pathetic bidding competition, the evil greasing of potential contributors, the boring-ass terrible gameplay.
Regarding the bidding competition to name the Halloween wax skull decoration; having something named after you is pointless for a number of reasons. For one, Phil will not remember you as the weeks progress and additional shit is named (do you believe he can keep track of them all). Phil is the only person who will refer to the object by this name - to everyone else, it will be given a standard name. Naming this object does not imbue it with any special mystical property, the object remains completely the same, nothing about it changes, only the abstract concept has been linked to it enforced only (on stream) by Phil. If you wish, you can have any item belonging to Phil named after anything you want, with you enforcing that without having to spend any money whatsoever. It is much like Phil's appreciation. Once you donate to Phil, he sends you his appreciation. What does Phil's appreciation mean? What are you meant to take away from his statement? Does it lighten your step? Does it unlock when it's mentally directed towards you? Do you radiate an orange glow that has a pleasing feeling once he gives you his appreciation? Phil's 'appreciation' is the crack cocaine of the Phil fan circle.
Dollar trolls  
You seem angrier than usual.
I'm not here to do fucking tricks for you.
Contributions have dried up.
Possibly a different clip than mentioned, from the PUBG stream.
====== Untitled Goose Game ======
There you go.
Drawing attention to closed Twitch accounts.
Not even a smidgen [2:13]
Weird, but good and fun.
Ignored donations    
$69 not enough for even one bill.
Gift me everything next year.
I thought it was noteworthy that Phil bragged today that he can pick up a gallon of m.ilk without effort, and yesterday commenting on the lack of realism that a goose would be unable to drag a pumpkin with it's beak, when he is set to go shopping for a pumpkin with Kat later this month. I wonder if he's somewhat nervous if he will have some difficulty carrying the pumpkin.
Addressing threatening TriForce Johnson [1:28]
EU refund policy law [1:24]
I have basically spent all my money, and I have no money to pay bills again    
SHUT THE FUCK UP [5:14]
Ridiculous streamer pressures.
Goodbye, I've had enough.
My entitled lifeblood   
I hate the gratuitous plugs segment  
I basically had a sister [1:09]
Blame the shitheads    
Opening flat humor.
survivesweettreat is back!
Wings cosplay for Halloween    
Phil no like tamagotchi.
Growing cluster of dead pixels.
I hate wearing headphones.
Nobody submitted TeeSpring artwork.
This game sucks fuck you    
Clownmode          
Goat laughs            
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In my opinion, it's a case of exceptional individuals being out-exceptionalized by an exceptional individual who, as usual, is walking a very thin line between what is (morally) acceptable or not on a platform like Twitch.This is one of those instances... is Phil the bad guy here? Yes it's disgusting, but I mean, there's no manipulation. He didn't lie or scam or anything like that. He said people could donate to name that shitty prop, and they did... this is just absolute exceptional individuals donating a lot of money to a pig for a stupid reason. It's incredibly... sad. I am trying to imagine what your life has to be like to be someone who donated money for this. Quite pitiful. But Phil offered something, and they were stupid enough to go along with it.
I have very mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, Phil didn't deceive his audience. But on the other hand, Phil knows very well what kind of pathetic, lonely and sad people they are. Strange situation.
The guy did ask for a refund, I was able to get a hold of him. Will post an update if it succeeds.The exceptional tipping war at the end of the PUBG stream might have given me cancer.
But to the guy that got fucked at the end, if you read this. DJRuno got refunded at full, and Phil was scared shitless. Does't matter what he says is his law, he has to bow to Twitch rules, or PayPal even.
There are delays to near every process and with no timer in place he can get fucked.
He has pushed his time limit on tipping often in his Minecraft streams aswell.
If you were to ask for a refund or go as far as DJRuno and complain to Twitch you can message me here and I will give you the clips where he extends the scam over the time frame he set at first to get more money.
even without manual approval, (and without ever touching streamlabs myself) im positive dsp could find a blacklist of words (which he could add to as needed) to block from appearing there. instead, dsp is one of those employees that will sit down and do his tasks inefficiently purely to waste time so he can look busy.
By the way DSP only got 737 followers in September, the least he's gotten all year.@SoapQueen1, per your request, here's the number of unique (as determined by userid, so it shouldn't double-count accounts with changed names) chatters during the month of September so far. For comparison, I've also included the number of unique cheerers (which I believe is by username, so it would count changed names as two different people).
Unique chatters: 4162
The guy did ask for a refund, I was able to get a hold of him. Will post an update if it succeeds.
God fucking damn it. We need a new name for this bullshit - a bidding war (i.e. if it were a true auction) isn't disgusting enough for what's happening here - In a traditional auction, it'd only be the winner that pays, but in this case everyone is a loser, except DSP.In case you missed it, here's the last couple of minutes of today's stream that ended in an autistic bidding war:
Without saying anything further, I think Phil's gonna be disappointed in this regard.Because, playing PUBG previously brought out a crowd of people he has never seen before, with some of them known to freely throw money his way. During Minecraft a few months ago, Phil told a story about how one guy used to show up just for his PUBG streams, and dropped "ridiculous amounts of money", but disappeared when Phil moved onto other games. Phil is attempting to recreate this situation by playing the game he hates again.
You can DM me so as to not reveal anything too personal, but how did you figure out who it was?The guy did ask for a refund, I was able to get a hold of him. Will post an update if it succeeds.
This whole bit is funny to me. Phil doesn't care anymore because he was made to be afraid by a PERSONAL mail from the CEO(!) of twitch itself, then he got all deflated when nothing immediately happened.
That he thinks Brexit is something the EU is doing is amazing. Yes Phil, the EU decided to remove one of it's own member countries, and not only that one of the most lucrative countries. The EU outlasted England, ack ack ack. Phil is the definition of an Ugly American in every way.This whole bit is funny to me. Phil doesn't care anymore because he was made to be afraid by a PERSONAL mail from the CEO(!) of twitch itself, then he got all deflated when nothing immediately happened.
Now, loads of people don't know how this, or any other directive becomes law. Luckily Phil has a prefect grasp on EU law and will demonstrate it with three wonderful examples of things that take a long time in the EU:
1. This copyright law
3. This copyright law
Brexit isn't really something that happens in the EU but whatever, this law stuff is taking too long! Like, it's never going to be implemented! That's how long it's taking. The EU's 'Law system' is so fucked man. Like, twitch wont even exists when this shit gets implemented.
Yeah Phil, pretty dumb of the EU, making law stuff that specifically targets twitch when they know it wont even exists when it's done!
Out of delusional minds and back to reality, this directive has an implementation period of two years. Meaning that in mid 2021 this will go in effect. That's not that bad. I'm looking at a very minor national law change that was passed in july last year and came into effect march this year. That's 8 months for the most minor stuff. That makes the 2 year period seem pretty fast, considering that the directive is pretty big and that each member state has to implement the law in such a way that it is consistent across the EU.
But living stream to stream, worrying if another whale comes or not will alter your perception of time. Phil will start worrying about 2021 when he makes a schedule that includes the date 2021, and not a day sooner.
This is what bothers me the most.In a traditional auction, it'd only be the winner that pays, but in this case everyone is a loser, except DSP.