Frequently Asked Questions


| About Burke | About The Stream | Hardware and Setup | Burke's Booty Extension |
| Channel Giveaways | Subscribing | Doubloons | Soundbytes | !Games |


About Burke


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Burke is an avid gamer and nerd who loves comic books, sci-fi and fantasy movies, everything gaming, and making people laugh.

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Burke Black
P.O. Box 17883
Indianapolis IN
46217

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July 7th, 1980

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Indiana, USA

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Burke currently lives with his father, Radlit1, his mother and their dog, Jake.

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Burke is a full-time streamer (and pirate).

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Burke is married to the sea.

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Of course! As a wee child, Burke would parade around with his hat and sword, pondering his next steps. Then one day, Burke built himself a ship. Burke took to the sea, drinking his own pee to survive the long trips till he made landfall. That's what sets a REAL pirate apart from the rest.

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Seven.

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Burke wishes he could, but there are too many calories and carbs.

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It's pronounced PIRATE.

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You can, but Burke has probably already heard it.

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Hat: You can get your own infamous, pirate hat HERE!

Mug: You can get Burke’s oak, stainless steel handcrafted mug HERE!

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About The Stream


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Burke streams Monday through to Saturday, starting at 10PM EST* and ending at 8AM EST*. Sunday is Burke’s shore leave.

Not sure what time Burke starts in your time zone? Check HERE!

*All times and dates are subject to change.*

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BurkeBlack [Exclusive Theme] by Per Kiilstofte
Alestorm - Music
Sabaton - Album Digital

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June 29th, 2013

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July 7th, 2014

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Burke is a variety streamer, so he will play just about any game out there.

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Here are some Streaming Tips from Burke himself.

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The website was put together by Bennyfits and Dar0be, with additional items added by swiftyspiffy and BleuBelladonna.

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swiftyspiffy is the mastermind behind the channel bot.

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The extremely talented, Lorgarn is the creator of Burke’s Captains Cabin, Treasure Chest, Madrina’s Coffee Haul, GOG Game Wall and DXRacer Construction Zone.

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Face Emotes: Our head mod, Jstubbles, edited the channel emotes with Burke’s face.

Original Emotes: Although we only use some of them now, Shticky is the creator of the original channel emotes.

New Emotes: The creator of our favorite shark, Salty, and the new and improved emotes, is the lovely, Diane Do Art (aka twosenseless).

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Our head mod, Jstubbles, is the creator of the epic video intro you see played at the start of every stream.

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Hardware and Setup


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Desk Up
Desk Down

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Yes, Burke does stand while gaming. He stands for 4 hours, sits for 2 hours, and then stands for another 4 hours. He uses a fatigue pad to avoid any leg and back pains.

Burke uses the 72x30 inch desk HERE!

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ERROR: DATA CORRUPTED. PARTIAL INFORMATION RECOVERED.

Microphone: Audio-Technica BP894cT4
Wireless System: Shure GLXD14 Digital Guitar Wireless System
Voice Transformer: TC Helicon GoXLR
Software: Windows 10

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ERROR: DATA CORRUPTED. PARTIAL INFORMATION RECOVERED.

Microphone: Audio-Technica BP894cT4
Wireless System: Shure GLXD14 Digital Guitar Wireless System
Voice Transformer: TC Helicon GoXLR
Software: Windows 10

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Burke's Booty Extension


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Burke's Booty Extension is an interactive panel that allows viewers to submit giveaways, send soundbytes, check when Burke is online/offline, enter giveaways, redeem !games credits, and claim giveaway wins.

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You can access the Burke's Booty Extension via desktop or mobile.

  • Desktop: Scroll to below the stream player, and click the "Grant Permissions" icon.
  • Mobile: Click on the puzzle piece icon, below the video player, in the top right corner.

For help accessing the extension via the desktop, check out this TUTORIAL!
For help accessing the extension via mobile, check out this TUTORIAL!

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Channel Giveaways


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Pirates of The Dirty Skull are very generous and will constantly submit games to be given away in the channel. These giveaways can include a !games credit for redeeming a game from !games. Generally, a moderator will run a game giveaway at random points during the stream.

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We are lucky enough to be sponsored by several companies and as such, they are constantly giving Burke items to giveaway. These are normally open for a week or two and are open to ALL viewers. Burke WILL announce these giveaways when they are open.

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If you are feeling particularly generous, you may submit a game to be given away. This can be done via Burke's Booty Extension. After clicking on the present icon, simply fill in the form and click "Submit".

For help submitting a giveaway, check out this TUTORIAL!

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Sponsors:

These occur outside of the channel and therefore have different entering methods.

Games:

These giveaways generally occur directly in chat and you can enter via Burke’s Booty Extension on either desktop or mobile.

For help entering a giveaway via the desktop, check out this TUTORIAL!
For help entering a giveaway via mobile, check out this TUTORIAL!

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Sponsors:

These occur outside of the channel and therefore have different claiming methods. The organiser will contact the winner/s at the time of the giveaway drawing or close after.

Games:

Winners will have to claim at the time of the drawing or the winner will be redrawn. Winners can redeem these prizes in two places:

  • Extension: Below the stream, using Burke’s Booty Extension, you can view and redeem your game wins. After clicking on the small trophy , a list of your previous game giveaway wins and redemptions will be listed here. Here you will see the code/redeem link for your game win.

    If the game is from !games, you can click on “Redeem !Games” and select from the list of games to redeem.

  • Website: Under the dashboard, you can view and redeem your game wins.

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Subscribing – The Benefits


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Courtesy of Diane Do Art.

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This is the standard subscription for all Twitch streamers.

It contains the following perks:

  • 42 Emotes
  • Subscriber Badge
  • Ad-free Stream
  • 100 Doubloons
  • 1 !games Credit
  • 5 Soundbyte Credits
  • Personal Bot Command
  • Post links in chat
  • Chat during sub-only mode
  • Access to game servers inc. Conan Exiles, Ark: Survival Evolved etc.

Resub Benefits:
  • 5 Soundbyte Credits
  • 50 Doubloons
  • 1 !games Credit
  • Plus, all other Tier 1 subscriptions benefits.

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This is a slightly higher tier subscription, with a few additional benefits over Tier 1 subscriptions.

It contains the following perks:

  • 42 Emotes + 1 Exclusive Emote
  • Subscriber Badge
  • Ad-free Stream
  • 200 Doubloons
  • 1 !games Credit
  • 10 Soundbyte Credits
  • Personal Bot Command
  • Post links in chat
  • Chat during sub-only mode
  • Access to game servers inc. Conan Exiles, Ark: Survival Evolved etc.

Resub Benefits:
  • 10 Soundbyte Credits
  • 100 Doubloons
  • 1 !games Credit
  • Plus, all other Tier 2 subscriptions benefits.

Tier 2 – Exclusive Emote


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This is the highest tier subscription, with a few additional benefits over Tier 1 and Tier 2 subscriptions.

It contains the following perks:

  • 42 Emotes + 2 Exclusive Emote
  • Subscriber Badge
  • Ad-free Stream
  • 600 Doubloons
  • 1 !games Credit
  • 30 Soundbyte Credits
  • Personal Bot Command
  • Post links in chat
  • Chat during sub-only mode
  • Access to game servers inc. Conan Exiles, Ark: Survival Evolved etc.

Resub Benefits:
  • 30 Soundbyte Credits
  • 200 Doubloons
  • 1 !games Credit
  • Plus, all other Tier 3 subscriptions benefits.

Tier 3 – Exclusive Emote


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This is alternate subscription method to the regular Twitch subscription. When you have an Amazon Prime account linked to your Twitch account, you can subscribe for FREE. This subscription does NOT auto renew and must be manually assigned each month.

It contains the following perks:

  • Emotes
  • Subscriber Badge
  • Ad-free Stream
  • Personal Bot Command
  • Post links in chat
  • Chat during sub-only mode
  • Access to game servers inc. Conan Exiles, Ark: Survival Evolved etc.

Twitch Prime Benefits:
  • Chat Badge badge_prime
  • Free Games
  • Free channel subscription
  • Ad-free viewing on all of Twitch
  • Exclusive Emotes
  • Expanded chat color options

For more information on Twitch Prime, check out this GUIDE!

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Twitch has recently introduced subscription gifting. You may choose to gift a Tier 1 ($4.99) subscription, or if you are feeling generous you can gift a “Swashbuckler” (Tier 2 - $9.99) or “Corsair” (Tier 3 - $24.99) subscription.

It contains the following perks, for the giftee:

    Tier 1 Benefits:
    • 50 Doubloons
    • 1 !games Credit
    • 5 Soundbyte Credits
    • Plus, all other Tier 1 subscriptions benefits.

    Tier 2 Benefits:
    • 200 Doubloons
    • 1 !games Credit
    • 10 Soundbyte Credits
    • Plus, all other Tier 2 subscriptions benefits.

    Tier 3 Benefits:
    • 300 Doubloons
    • 1 !games Credit
    • 30 Soundbyte Credits
    • Plus, all other Tier 3 subscriptions benefits.

    It contains the following perks, for the gifter:

    • Sub Gifter Badge badge_subgifter

    Tier 1 Benefits:
    • 50 Doubloons
    • 1 !games Credit
    • 5 Soundbyte Credits

    Tier 2 Benefits:
    • 200 Doubloons
    • 1 !games Credit
    • 10 Soundbyte Credits

    Tier 3 Benefits:
    • 300 Doubloons
    • 1 !games Credit
    • 30 Soundbyte Credits

    For more information on Gift Subscriptions, check out this GUIDE!

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    Doubloons – Channel Currency


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    Doubloons are the currency/point system that we use in many ways, to reward viewers and subscribers. Doubloons are NOT tied to any monetary system and are given to ALL our viewers.

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    Giveaways: Some giveaways require a certain amount of Doubloons in order to be entered and win. The_Kraken_Bot will CHECK your Doubloon count, but will NOT remove them.

    Game Servers: Burke has several game servers inc. Ark: Survival Evolved and Conan Exiles. These servers require a subscriber status, with 1000 Doubloons OR 3000 Doubloons. The_Kraken_Bot will CHECK your Doubloon count before giving you access to the server information

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    Doubloons are earnt by hanging out in Burke's twitch channel. You will earn 1 Doubloon every 15 minutes when the channel is LIVE, and 1 every hour when it’s OFFLINE.

    You also receive between 50 Doubloons and 600 Doubloons when you subscribe, re-subscribe, are gifted a sub and/or gift a sub.

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    You can see your current Doubloon count in three places:

    • Extension: Below the stream, using Burke’s Booty Extension, you can view your total Doubloon count.
    • Website: Under the dashboard, you can view your total Doubloon count.
    • Channel: You can also check your total Doubloon count in the channel by using “/w The_Kraken_Bot !doubloons”, the channel bot will whisper your total Doubloon count to you.

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    Soundbytes - Sound Effects


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    A soundbyte is a short clip of speech or music extracted from a longer piece of audio, often used to encourage funny moments, dancing and jump scares.

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    You can upload your own soundbyte by heading to the Soundbyte Website, and clicking "Upload to Public Catalog".

    Any soundbytes submitted must adhere to several rules:

    • Must be less than 15 seconds.
    • Must be MP3 format.
    • Must not contain political, religous, copyrighted, or obscene content.
    • Must be in the same decibel range as existing soundbytes.


    For help making sure your soundbyte is the proper volume, check out this TUTORIAL!

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    Soundbyte credits are used to send sound effects to the stream.

    For help playing a Soundbyte, check out this TUTORIAL!

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    You receive 5 Soundbyte Credits to 30 Soundbyte Credits when you subscribe, re-subscribe, are gifted a sub and/or gift a sub.

    You can also receive 1 Soundbyte Credit for every Dollar donated OR you can purchase Soundbyte Credits via the extension.

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    You can see your current Soundbyte Credit count in two places:

    • Extension: Below the stream, using Burke’s Booty Extension, you can view your total Soundbyte Credit count.
    • Website: Under the dashboard, click on "Soundbytes", to view your total Soundbyte Credit count.

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    !Games - Free Games


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    !Games is used to reward subscribers for their commitment to the channel. The !Games library includes a range of mystery titles provided by our sponsors, and a large list of random games from the Captain himself.

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    !Games Credits are used to claim a FREE game from the !Games library.

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    You receive 1 !Games Credit when you subscribe, re-subscribe, are gifted a sub and/or gift a sub.

    Please note: Each viewer can only hold 1 !Games Credit at any given time.

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    You can view your !Games Credit total, using Burke’s Booty Extension, below the stream.

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    You can redeem your !Games credit using Burke’s Booty Extension, below the stream. After clicking on the small trophy, click on “Redeem !Games” and select from the list of games.

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