[originally created by BigAl109, 12-12-08]
Hello, and thanks for reading TomBobBlender's cohosting guide! Below you will find information on how to be a good cohost and keep the stream safe. If you plan on cohosting for a segment sometime soon, I strongly suggest you read on. Enjoy!1. Follow the rules.
While you are cohosting, all the rules applied to the chat are also applied to the cohosts. You do not get special privileges simply because Tom is right there by your side. Do NOT harass other users or excessively curse. This irritates Tom and the viewers/chatters. If you are caught doing this type of activity, you will be banned (see the Ban Policy). This is the first step in becoming a good cohost.2. Know the game.
If you are going to be cohosting for a Let's Play segment, make sure you know the game inside and out. We have many other users who are eager to cohost, and we will not tolerate you being there simply to chit-chat. "I haven't played this game in a while" is not an acceptable excuse.
TIP: Replay the game to get to know it again, or play it side by side with Tom.3. Pay attention to the chat.
In some cases, Tom or you will not know what to do. The chat often has useful information to guide Tom. It is important that you at least glance at the chat every few seconds to make sure you don't miss something important about the game.4. Do not reveal spoilers.
Remember, this is Tom's first time playing the game. He want's to have the same experience as you did when you first played the game. Only reveal such info if Tom asks.5. Use a good quality microphone.
No, you cannot use your Rock Band microphone. When cohosting, we ask that you use an appropriate microphone to prevent echo, static, and low volume level. Headsets are preferred. Microphones are extremely cheap nowdays and you can usually pick up a decent one for around $30. So please, spend the dough and buy a decent microphone.
TIP: We suggest the Logitech ClearChat Comfort Headset: http://tinyurl.com/logitechheadset
You can pick one up for about $25 on Amazon!6. Act professional
Please maintain a proper figure while cohosting. For example, do not yell blatantly into your microphone. Do not excessively curse. Do not single out a user in the chat to bully them.
Cohosting is a privilege that Tom can take away from certain users whenever he wants to. Follow these rules and you'll be a great cohost!
*If something needs to be changed/added, PM me*