Ten hours of watching seems a touch excessive, though as I understand it:
– it means New World can brag about being the number 1 watched game for a bit, making it look more popular
– it’s part of the quid pro quid where streamers advertise a game in exchange for the game advertising them… so companies can stick advertisements in the stream.
I do wish games would set up these deals with a wider variety of streamers. I’m not opposed to spending time watching someone play a game, but most channels feature someone constantly talking while playing music while confetti and pop-ups burst across the screen.
It’s a bit like going to a movie only to have a clown constantly vomiting rainbows in the seat in front of you.
I’m sure the streamers themselves are fine people but I end up muting them and switching to a different tab. Then I get my drops and forget Twitch exists until there’s another giveaway.
I suppose that’s the system working as intended but it does feel like a bit of a waste.