1. What is the story behind your Twitch channel name?
My Channel name comes from nickname Silver, which first appeared on my first MMORPG (MU-Online) when I was 7, that game was awesome I have to say. My cousin presented to me and to 2 other cousins that game, and then we went to my home to play it and create our accounts and first characters, and by that time we made a challenge where rotated by playin for 1h each one and how much we could level on that given time... this cousin who presented me the game chose the nick GoldBR (Please Understand that in this time, we used to put BR to show that we are Brazilians, since many of us didn't know how to speak english, and it was an easier way to identify our compatriots online), then I took a look around, and I thought: "Well, I'm going to use SilverBR" I came in second, and the Silver (as a color) reflects a bit of my personality (which is) humidity, patience, wisdom, loyalty.
And now 16 years later (2018, I'm 23) I still use that nickname, I like it more than my name XD (which is Rafael).
2. What is your video game history/background and all time favourite game?
My first game was Sonic 3D on computer, that day I was 2 years old boy who didn't know exactly what was happening, but my parents say that I was having a lot of fun, and they were right, my father presented me this fantastic virtual world, and so then I dived in deep, playin a lot of games from Blizzard (favorite company), EA(NFS, BF, C&C), Bethesda(TES, Dishonored), id Software(Quake, Doom), and the list really goes far...
But, my favourite game of all times for sure is StarCraft, an AMAZING story, gameplay, mechanics, mindsets, strategy, puzzles, all that stuff composes things that I LOVE!
3. What/who inspired you to start streaming?
I Started playin' games when I was 2, and as I grew up, I remember very well how it was funny to have friend in my house, and sharing those experiences with them. Now those days were gone but then, Twitch happened... the thing is, I didn't have a decent internet for streaming.
But now that I have it, I made a decision to recreate those golden times, build a community, a family around it where we can play, and talk about geek stuff. All this series of events builded my WHY.
4. When did you start streaming?
5. How did you find the first few weeks/months of streaming? (any funny stories/mistakes/highlights?)
It was cool, pretty calm, I used to stream on a SLOW notebook, no trolls appeared, but some chinese and russians (What TA...) but it was nice ^^.
6. How did you grow your stream? How did you network?
I can't I GREW my stream, it's still a small place, a lovely and warm small place... but I made some cool networks, some friends that are older streamers, some new networks like (TeEM, where I made some friends, but left.... and now I'm glad to be part of team BNN <3)... things are going well, step-by-step, baby steps. ^^
7. What has been your proudest moment while streaming?
I can't say I have only ONE moment that I'm proud (this Proudest one), I'm proud for every time that someone come to my stream, and say... "Hey, ur stream is cool!", I'm proud for having nice people around watching, people that I want as friends for real, I'm proud just for streaming and sharing that moment with the others.
8. How did you find the technical side of streaming? Setting up your stream, etc?
Easy... Kinda, I have this talent with tech stuff and art stuff, so I figured out quite easy ^^ thankfully.
9. What do you enjoy most about your streaming career?
I Just started it, the fail moments, are hilarious, I love that, I love when people see, clip and laugh about it.
10. What don't you enjoy so much about streaming?
Probably, sharing that "HEY I'm online", I'm so lazy with that to be honest, wish that was a button that could share everything in a moment for me XD.
11. What are you short term and long term goals for your stream?
Short term: Make a small group of people have a good time.
Long term: Make a large group of people have a good time.
By that I mean, not only those who watch me, but I'm talking about charity too. I don't ask for donations on my stream, to be fair I don't need it and I do what I do because I love it and that's pure, but any kind of investment on my channel is totally redirected to make my stream better, or planned to go for some charity.
12. What advice would you give anyone looking to start streaming?
Find your WHY, plan HOW, and do WHATever you want to do! Because when you believe on your WHY, you can walk HOW you planned, chasing WHAT you WANT!
13. Finally, what other streamers do you enjoy watching?
PVPLAB, Umildassow, JimmyLurks, Ninja, Mechxz
The Silver's Griffon Inn is a place where a gentle Innkeeper Streams about a variety of games: RTS, FPS, MMORPG, Racing games and such. He invites everyone who wants to chill and have a good time to come, take a sit and be served with respect, fun and misplays!
Silver now is also member from The British Nerd Network.
You can find him at the following address: www.twitch.tv/Silverbr12 and on twitter at www.twitter.com/silverbr23