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Twitch streamer Mayahiga explains why she treats viewers differently now

Published: 25/Sep/2019 4:21 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 11:40

by Isaac McIntyre

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Just Chatting star Maya Higa has explained why she believes some streamers seem more ‘jaded’ as their fanbase and audience continue to grow on Twitch‘s broadcasting platform.

The self-titled ‘conservation enthusiast’ recently hit the 100,000 follower milestone, gathering her major following through Just Chatting streams where she would talk to her chat about anything and everything.

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One loyal fan took the chance to highlight some of the differences between Maya when she was still just starting out compared to her on-screen persona since the growth of her fanbase.

The comparison video, posted on the star’s dedicated subreddit, first showed Matthew ‘Mizkif’ Rinaudo laughing at Higa after she thanked a fan with just one viewer for hosting her channel. Maya explained that all hosts deserved thanks because it took time to set up.

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The next clip of Maya saw her speaking to a fan named ‘Killjinfordj’, who had just paid to re-subscribe to her channel recently: “Nice Kill. Congratulations, you’re a sub, you f*cking simp.”

The streamer watched the multi-clip video of herself on her September 24 stream, hours after celebrating her 100k achievement. When she arrived at the moment where she dubbed one of her viewers a “simp,” she lost it, laughing uncontrollably.

Once the star composed herself, Higa took the time to try and explain to her viewers why her – and many streamers like her – seem to change over time as their audience and followers grow into the hundreds of thousands and beyond.

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According to the Just Chatting personality, it’s not necessarily that they’re less interested, or feel like they’re better than their chat. Instead, it’s often the case that streamers become more comfortable on-screen, meaning their true personalities come to the fore.

“I really have changed a lot. I’ve talked about this before, me changing is the same as me changing in real life with people that I don’t know. I’m way nicer, and way more friendly, and not dry, with people that I don’t know very well, right?” she explained.

“Then, once I get to know them I’m more of an a**hole because you know how much your friends can take. It feels like I know you guys better, and I’m way more comfortable.”

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It is no small surprise if streamers become more jaded over time too, especially when they’re constantly battling against toxicity in their chat and online. Maya was subject to abuse just this week, with a donator telling her she was “deformed” and should get a boob job.

Other streamers regularly deal with other difficult situations too. Michael ‘shroud’ Grzeciek was left shocked recently after a WoW Classic player delivered a tirade of racist abuse, while Just Chatting streamer Katerino was hit by an odd request through her Instagram DMs.

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Twitch streamer Jinny stunned as man tries to sell her drugs on stream

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer Jinny was left shocked after two men tried to sell her drugs while she toured the city of Hamburg in Germany.

Jinny has grown quite a following thanks in part to her IRL traveling antics where the Korean streamer routinely has odd adventures. Her trips have resulted in her befriending waitresses at a Texas Hooters, being attacked by wild deer in Denmark, and even setting her backyard on fire.

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Now, in her most recent trip in Germany, the streamer found herself in quite an awkward position as she was offered drugs during an October 7 broadcast.

While talking to viewers, a random man suddenly began talking to her in broken English.

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“You’re lucky to be in Deutschland. My ganja is the best,” he said. “You get three for five.”

It’s unclear exactly what units of measurement the man was selling three of for five Euros, but ganja translates to marijuana or weed. The incident really shocked the IRL streamer who had no idea what he was talking about.

“I don’t speak German,” she stated as he and another man conversed in the language.

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Jinny’s chat warned her the man was selling drugs.

“Do you need ganja?” the man asked in English.

“What is ganja?” Jinny wondered. “Iguana?”

Eventually, Jinny looked at her chat and saw that her viewers were spamming translations and explaining how he was trying to sell her drugs – something she wanted no part of.

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“I don’t need ganja. It’s okay,” she laughed and went on her way. “That was very random. Do I look like I smoke weed? Uh, maybe.”

Amusingly, the streamer went on to explain that she was very confused and seriously thought the man was trying to sell her an iguana.

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“I thought he said ‘do you want to buy an iguana,’” she chuckled. “Why would I want to buy an iguana all of a sudden?”

Luckily, Jinny wasn’t forced into buying any drugs or reptiles during her encounter, but it just goes to show that even when a camera is rolling, weird stuff happens on a regular basis.