It’s great to get back to some interviews with the newest members of Xtremes, and the new series starts off with Sllayt3r. He’s an incredibly busy family guy from the UK and a community manager for XSplit. We’re proud to have him on board as part of the team so read on for more background info.
What did you last eat?
Ham and Branston pickle sandwich on tiger bread. Can I have another already?
Share a little about yourself
I’m from, and live in, the Midlands in the UK, it’s a small city compared to some and not much happens or stands out about the place. We have a brilliant countryside that I don’t visit very often, heh! I’m always working or spending time with 3 children.
I don’t have pets, we did have a little dog before but that ended quickly as we have a disabled son, so it wasn’t a great fit.
When I’m not working I’m working on stream stuff or supporting others, well when my family allows.
I can only stream for a few days a week for a few hours and that’s normally when the kids are in bed and I’m done with work for the day. Although a community manager never really has set hours.
I’ve never watched any Game of Thrones, but I feel like I should probably start. I prefer to watch streams, youtube videos or UFC shows and events.
Have you ever bought something online and instantly regretted it?
I regretted buying PuBG first time I bought it, but that was because I didn’t properly test it or ask for help. I have since got it again and I’m really enjoying playing.
Other than that I’m quite picky on stuff I buy, I read reviews etc before deciding.
Can you remember the first game that you played?
Sega master system and Alex the Kidd. Swimming through 8-bit water to get the burger at the end of the level. Ahh the memories!
You’re favorite game ever: What is it?
I’ve always said I’d never have a ‘favourite game’ only because I like far too many across many genres, so I’ll say a few: Streets of Rage on the old Sega Mega Drive, teaming up with my brothers to wreck heads, WWF smackdown on the Playstation 1. I used to be a massive Wrestling fan so when this come out I absolutely had to have it. I spent hours playing this game, both with the stars and creating my own.
More recently I’ve really enjoyed Dead Island and Dying Light. Both are very similar games, but given that my preferred genre is most likely action RPG these both fit this too.
Current day it has to be PuBG. The feelings you get from playing and hunting for the elusive chicken dinners is something not usually felt in other games. I love it!
What brought you to Mixer?
It’s a bit of a different story to others, but with us having two stream teams for XSplit, one for Twitch and one for Mixer, I one day decided to spend more focus on developing the then Beam stream team and put more effort into adding new members. I then got absorbed into the community by the sheer amazing-ness of every streamer I come across, whether I was just watching them or chatting to them off stream.
I’ve since decided to start streaming and that community spirit is still there. I love it here on Mixer. I want to stay for many moons to come.
What was it about the Xtremes team that inspired you to come across?
I’d heard about the community aspect of Xtremes and seen all the shout outs from watching Rocketbear streaming. This intrigued me, I did some research and saw the calibre of members Xtremes had on board, so I answer this with a question, why wouldn’t a Mixer streamer with the same community thoughts want to be a part of the team? 🙂
Have you ever had a bad experience while streaming?
I’ve only been streaming a few weeks and have been called ugly once, and had a few others troll with their own links, I’ve seen it more as a viewer of others streams.
With my job I’ve learnt to have a thick skin and just brush it off anyway. Nothing like that bothers me to be quite honest.
If someone comes into your channel while you’re streaming, what makes them a great viewer?
Say Hello and just chat, be a part of my community. One of the pulls of streaming for me is the interaction. So if someone wants to be awesome, just chat 🙂
We all get streaming slumps, and quiet days – how do you deal with it?
You have to take the rough with the smooth. Keep your head up, keep smiling and keep talking, even if it’s just talking about things you’ve got to do in the game you’re playing. You never know who is watching. 🙂
As a member of the Xtremes team, you are responsible for upholding our brand ethics and reputation, has this changed your attitude to the way you stream or affected you in any way?
This is part of the reason I wanted to join, to support others and this includes the team, so no, this only reinforced my reasons for joining.
How would you like the Xtremes team to grow?
I feel this question would be better suited to a team brain storm session as me being new to the team and streaming might have ideas someone else has already tried or that might be too far fetched.
But for now I’m all for how it is currently being run and hope to get settled right in. 🙂