>Work doesn't have to be respectable,
Then I'm free to call it begging because donations are where the main profit comes from instead of work.
I wouldn't trust anyone that has "V-tuber" in their resume.
>and what you think is respectable is not necessarily indicative of what someone else or most people think is respectable, so this is irrelevant
We can make circles around "my opinion is X! each of them is credible so Y is subjective" but making streamers popular as part of your workflow instead of, you know, increasing proficiency in something as part of job experience is kinda ghey.
>It's etiquette to thank people by name when they give a superchat. Popular streamers get so many that they'll either read them after the stream has basically ended, or they have a separate stream where they read them. There is no begging going on here.
Re-read my post again, Cover. Inc. wants donations and they're the source of their money. Example - Coco, biggest earning homoJP streamer at one point in time went and bitched about how much money she got after youtube commission, homolive commission, yaks commission etc etc. So it's reasonable to assume most of the cash goes to them. The INTENT is to get donations so they do things towards that end. THAT is e-begging on another level. I'll add that almost no successful streamers outright beg to your face unless they're really desperate and will at best link their patreon or something.
>Streaming doesn't change anything.
playing a videogame isn't respected line of work
>It's not begging, and vtubers != hololive.
It is because they do things that let simps spend more money
Everyone else unironically does so, just replace cover with X, where X is their boss, themselves included
>Your opinions on the viability of the business model is also not relevant.
Ruyde. They're there as proof of model's eventual descent into something that can't be respected.
>You said: "they often do multiple "supachat reading" streams for the explicit purpose of just sitting on a computer behind the Live2D avatar and getting money." They are not getting money, they are reading superchats that were already sent.
So they can get more of them. Send superchats and we'll voice them on camera later in an orderly fashion. Then get even more. It's a successful tactic.
>I didn't say anything about a specific word.
Yes, but you've implied that I'm comparable to a leddit poster so you deserved that one
>They don't hate vtubers, so that makes them a better vtuber community than smug or PLW.
"Hatred" and "Lack of hate" is now an indicator of quality? Boy, how far we've fallen. Without "hate", harsh criticism isn't possible. Deriving from those you "hate" isn't possible. Without "hate", knowing things from experience with those you "hate" becomes impossible. Leaving yourself in a circlejerk away from adversity kills you.