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Gamers, take heart: if you can provide value to the gaming community through coaching, tech expertise, or in some other way, the Kinguin.io platform can reward you for those services. Gaming consulting is already a legitimate way to earn a living; in the near future, this career path may well outpace conventional industries like freelance writing (take it from a former freelance writer—I mean, wouldn’t you rather be gaming?).
Likewise, it’s natural to gaming that people get stuck sometimes. Odds are you’ve had at least one experience of unresolved technical troubles. This goes for your standard frustrations, in the tradition of the much-dreaded Xbox ring of death, and also aspirations such as achieving the highest possible streaming FPS.
Plus, who hasn’t muttered under their breath at the difficulty of this or that game? Part of the fun of gaming is surmounting challenges, and now you don’t have to go it alone. Technical manuals and how-to guides are being phased out in favor of community-based support. The question is, where will you go for help and to help fellow gamers?
Krowns in the Kinguin Marketplace
Kinguin.io will be the easiest and most rewarding way to network with content creators, teams, individual players, and anybody else adding value to the community. Believe it or not, there currently is no strong market or ecosystem where microtransactions of this kind of value can happen. Ever streamed a game and pulled off a sweet move? For some people it’s enough to be praised in the comments section, but we think you deserve a versatile emblem for that respect. What if you could pay bills with reddit karma?
Enter Krowns. The Krown is our emblem for value provided to the gaming community. We’ll get to coaching in the following section; even if you’re not officially coaching, or providing technical expertise, you can still receive Krowns. What’s more, our background in conversational tech will make giving and getting tips in Krowns a breeze.
Coach Little Timmy
In a previous post on this blog we met Little Timmy, a gamer who represents all 1.2 billion gamers in the world, including all 6.5 million gamers who currently use Kinguin.
Little Timmy considers himself an expert at several different games, and for good reason. Not to brag, but he’s held a top-100 world ranking for more than a year in three different games. Based on the revenue that streamers generate playing his go-to games, as well as the fact that millions of people play these games, Little Timmy seeks a way to monetize his skills.
(Editor’s Note: Little Timmy is a fictitious character fabricated entirely from thin air)
To be more specific: Little Timmy is a sure-handed Dota 2 player. As much as he knows about the Dota universe, that is how little he knows about the hardware which runs that universe. Little Timmy wants to take advantage of a gaming platform for three main purposes: to monetize his in-game coaching expertise, receive tech help, and network.
Problem: Can’t Earn Through Coaching?
Little Timmy has no direct path to monetize his acquired expertise through services like coaching. He wants to help and be helped by the gaming community at large, yet he knows no reliable forum where this networking and support can occur.
Solution: Player-Matching Services On Kinguin.io
Kinguin.io gives you access to both community reviews and player-matching services. This way, you don’t have to work to distribute your services across the global network of gamers. For instance, Little Timmy can go to the search bar and look for fellow gamers who may need help with their in-game progress. The process of searching for these gamers resembles the process for finding trade partners, as described in this blog post. Gamers like Lois, Little Timmy, and Dave can match through the Kinguin.io chatbot. Just like Gamers can buy and sell items on Kinguin.io, so they can also offer and seek services using the platform.
Back to Little Timmy. Let’s say he begins his Kinguin.io career by helping another user reach level five in Dota 2 (thus obtaining access to the public chat rooms). The more Little Timmy uses our platform, the likelier it is that other users will match with him in their searches for coaching. In this way Little Timmy finds it easy to earn Krowns and build his personal network. With each new Gamer helped, LT gains credibility within the Kinguin.io community—both in terms of community reviews as well as by the relationships formed through service partnerships.
Little Timmy’s Big Tech Problem
Encouraged by his early successes, Little Timmy continues helping out other gamers through coaching, mostly on Dota 2. He runs into problems, though, when a fellow gamer lets him know through screen-share why his FPS is lagging.
Problem: Can’t Find Tech Expertise
Similar to the above “coaching” use case, gamers steeped in technical knowledge lack a viable way to profit from this expertise. Little Timmy is no tech wizard, but for streaming purposes he would like to trade Krowns for tech help. Skilled gamer though he is, Little Timmy is not content with the FPS his computer achieves as he coaches fellow community members. He’s tried Googling the problem but has yet to find a solution specific to his hardware.
Solution: Tech-Matching Services On Kinguin.io
We have seen through the above use case how Gamers like LT can profit from their expertise by coaching certain games. But even seasoned coaches and streamers sometimes need assistance with technical aspects of gaming. The good news for us is that the market for digital games and services includes many technical experts. And if we can easily navigate the Kinguin.io interface, you can be sure Little Timmy can do the same.
- Little Timmy takes to the Kinguin.io platform and poses his question to marketplace:
- LittleTimmy123: Offering 0.4K for FPS help
With just a few words, gamers like Little Timmy, you, or I can search for and receive help on technical problems—all without ever leaving the Kinguin.io platform. In exchange for a fraction of a Krown, a fellow gamer can help Little Timmy tweak system settings, install correct drivers, and advise hardware replacements to achieve his desired FPS. The Kinguin.io platform provides several different channels where users like Little Timmy can pose technical questions.
Kinguin.io Welcomes Extroverts, Introverts, And Lil’ Timmy Verts
Little Timmy wants to befriend other gamers both for practical benefits like coaching and tech help and also because it’s just nice to have friends.
Together the 6.5 million and counting Kinguin users form a complex web in their transactions that scales exponentially as new gamers join.
In a nutshell, anyone in the community can pay and/or tip anyone else in the community for anything. Professional gaming teams, streamers, developers, and other value creators already command respect within the gaming community. Anyone who makes gaming better deserves to receive Krowns as emblems of their value to the community.
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