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D&D 5E Twitch Breach and huge data dump with some purporting CR earned $9 million over three years


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Also remember that twitch accounts can be tied to Amazon and DnDBeyond. I wonder if it would be a good idea to change those passwords too.
Yes. The answer is always yes, it is good to change your passwords.

And, you should not be using the same one on two different platforms. Use a password manager, or use a pass-phrase that incorporates a unique identifier for the platform. And change them all yearly, or quarterly for your financial ones (or ones you allow to store your financial information such as credit card numbers).

Yes its a PITA. But its a lot less of a PITA than when you have your information exploited.
 

Bolares

Hero
Yes. The answer is always yes, it is good to change your passwords.

And, you should not be using the same one on two different platforms. Use a password manager, or use a pass-phrase that incorporates a unique identifier for the platform. And change them all yearly, or quarterly for your financial ones (or ones you allow to store your financial information such as credit card numbers).

Yes its a PITA. But its a lot less of a PITA than when you have your information exploited.
I know all this.... BUT... when push comes to shove, I'm just lazy AF :p
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Also remember that twitch accounts can be tied to Amazon and DnDBeyond. I wonder if it would be a good idea to change those passwords too.
Always a good idea to change every password you've got, even if only to a variant or whatever.
I know all this.... BUT... when push comes to shove, I'm just lazy AF :p
lol same. I'm changing everything today, though, because twitch connects to amazon and used to be my DDB autheticator.
 

Mustrum_Ridcully

Adventurer
I am not familiar enough with twitch and its offerings (even though I have an account, to which I changed my password now, and used them for some streams) to really put things into relation to each other. But Critical Role seems at least to involve a bigger production crew and all, so that doesn't sound too unreasonable.
What I don't know if the next few items on the list also have similar crews, or if there are really lone streamers that make a million or more... I kinda doubt it.

I think the interesting component that kinda feels "worrying" about such sums is that there are people that are "donating" money to their favorite streamer - people that might have a much lower income than the guy they are watching. That kinda feels wong for a "donation". Not that I am not okay with giving someone my money if I really enjoy the content. Just the framing as donation seems misleading, it implies you're helping someone in need. You wouldn't go around asking for donations for the "trust fund millionaire orphan aid center"... Unless you're a millionaire or billionaire perhaps.
 

Iry

Hero
Good on them! I'm kind of happy they are in the #1 spot, because I know they literally started from scratch and worked their way up the hard way, and they are still really decent folk. I doubt 9m even goes as far as it seems, since it's split across 3 years, they have a whole team of people to pay, insure, etc. And they don't seem like the kind of people to skimp on pay or benefits (within reason).
 

I think the interesting component that kinda feels "worrying" about such sums is that there are people that are "donating" money to their favorite streamer - people that might have a much lower income than the guy they are watching. That kinda feels wong for a "donation". Not that I am not okay with giving someone my money if I really enjoy the content. Just the framing as donation seems misleading, it implies you're helping someone in need. You wouldn't go around asking for donations for the "trust fund millionaire orphan aid center"... Unless you're a millionaire or billionaire perhaps.
Donation isn't the same as charity.

These are free entertainment pieces where the patrons choose to support by providing what money they can afford/think the entertainment is worth to support and perpetuate the series. That's also donation.
 


AcererakTriple6

Autistic DM (he/him)
If these numbers are true, that's great for CR. They're the highest money-making account on all of Twitch, which would be awesome (and not really that surprising). They deserve it, too.
 

Mistwell

Crusty Old Meatwad (he/him)
Yeah. Using leaks like this to discuss the earnings of private businesses... is pretty sleazy. I mean, I doubt few here would be happy if their own financial information was made available on the internet.

It should be taken down. Why host these images here at ENWorld?
 

JThursby

Explorer
I'm disgusted xQc makes that much off of being absolutely a toxic kid in Overwatch.
xQc will always be remembered as the moron who got fool’s mated out of a chess tournament, despite being coached by one of the highest rated chess players in the world for that very same tournament.
 

I guess I haven't spent a whole of time thinking about how much money CR is making...but I hope it's a LOT more than $9 million.

$9 million, minus overhead, minus taxes, split 7-ish ways, over 3 years, in Los Angeles? That's not enough to buy a house.

I want the biggest nerds on the planet to be BALLERS.
 

darjr

I crit!
I guess I haven't spent a whole of time thinking about how much money CR is making...but I hope it's a LOT more than $9 million.

$9 million, minus overhead, minus taxes, split 7-ish ways, over 3 years, in Los Angeles? That's not enough to buy a house.

I want the biggest nerds on the planet to be BALLERS.
Yea. Note however that's just from twitch. And while it might be wrong I've seen some say it might be too low.
 

MarkB

Legend
I guess I haven't spent a whole of time thinking about how much money CR is making...but I hope it's a LOT more than $9 million.

$9 million, minus overhead, minus taxes, split 7-ish ways, over 3 years, in Los Angeles? That's not enough to buy a house.

I want the biggest nerds on the planet to be BALLERS.
Well, Twitch isn't their only source of revenue. There's also YouTube, plus their sponsors (at least 2 per show for the whole of campaign 2, I think) among others.
 


Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
I guess I haven't spent a whole of time thinking about how much money CR is making...but I hope it's a LOT more than $9 million.

$9 million, minus overhead, minus taxes, split 7-ish ways, over 3 years, in Los Angeles? That's not enough to buy a house.

I want the biggest nerds on the planet to be BALLERS.

Someone on Twitter did some analysis, pointed out that this revenue would only cover $70,000 salaries for the 31 employees (counting the actors). That said, this is just one revenue source, but $70,000 doesn't go very far in California.
 

AcererakTriple6

Autistic DM (he/him)
And an Amazon series. A few kickstarters. Their retail store. Appearances. Comic books.
And boardgames. And the books that they've published (Tal'dorei Campaign Guide, Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, their next Tal'dorei book).

Suffice it to say, they're making a lot of money off of Critical Role.
 

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