Creator Spotlight - Pufferson

Settle in for some stories of sharing and skirmishing with a solo Sloop queen!

With such an amazing group of content creators joining our Partner Programme recently, we’ve been getting to know some of them and discovering what makes them tick. In this latest Spotlight, we’re taking the time to talk to Hourglass connoisseur and seasoned Slooper Pufferson, chatting all things Sea of Thieves, gaming in general and how she found her feet when it comes to creating content.

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[Q]: What was your introduction to the world of games?

[A]: As the youngest sibling of three and the only daughter, I would join in and play games such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro on PlayStation 1 and 2 with my brothers. Crash Bandicoot has always been a favourite within my family, including my parents. I also have vivid memories of borrowing my brother’s World of Warcraft accounts to level my own characters with the most ridiculous names. Eventually I got my own WoW account gifted to me from my brother.

[Q]: How did you become part of the Sea of Thieves community?

[A]: I was familiar with Sea of Thieves when it was about to launch. Again, my brothers spoke about it and showed me the trailer. They talked about how incredible the graphics were and how realistic the water looked compared to any other game released. At that time I was fully invested in World of Warcraft and argued that I didn’t have time for another game.

In 2020 I came across a stream where Sodapoppin was roleplaying in Sea of Thieves. It looked fun and I soon realised that there were multiple similarities between WoW and SoT. That’s when I asked my ex-boyfriend to borrow his account to try out Sea of Thieves and got hooked.

Puff was hooked on Sea of Thieves from the minute she jumped in, and has made many friends!

[Q]: How did creating content become your ‘thing’?

[A]: It kind of just happened. I was in the middle of studying UX design in university and got introduced to a new way of creating content. Which suits me pretty well, since my reactions are quite extreme to the most simple things, which creates great content while live streaming.

[Q]: How do you decide what kind of content to create?

[A]: I’ve been experimenting with social media for years. Way before I picked up my interest for gaming again, I had a fitness Instagram where I posted about workouts and meals. I also tried making YouTube videos with make-up tutorials and hauls. So even before I started streaming I was trying out the ‘creator life’.

When I was in university I had a new reason to try a different format. I lived in a different city, COVID was a thing, gaming was now my biggest interest and I got introduced to Twitch. I wanted to find a way to broadcast my raids and Mythic+ dungeons to my brothers and friends, and that’s how it started.

[Q]: What are some of the challenges you’ve faced while creating content?

[A]: I’m definitely my biggest critic and enemy when it comes to creating content. I struggle majorly to not compare myself and my journey to others. On my socials I have chosen to be very vulnerable and personal which makes me automatically the first person to blame when something isn’t going well. Therefore my mental health isn’t the greatest periodically. But we live in a time when mental health issues have finally started being talked about more openly, and I share my journey with my community to normalise it.

Puff’s content usually involves steals, fights and Hourglass PvP, all shared with her followers.

[Q]: What different channels do you have?

[A]: Currently you can find me on Twitch, TikTok, YouTube, Twitter (X) and Instagram. I usually go under the name of helloitspuff, Pufferson or Pooferson.

[Q]: What’s been your most memorable Sea of Thieves moment so far?

[A]: One of my most memorable Sea of Thieves moments is definitely winning the Last Ship Standing contest that was hosted on Sea of Thieves TV. We dominated our qualification to the championships and qualified with a score of 12-0. Leading up to the championships, I wasn’t able to participate due to double-booking with SoTFest. Our trusted friends stepped in and I followed the progress from the airport. It made it even more memorable that all of my friends were a part of this accomplishment. Goobers on TOP!

I don’t know if any of you remember someone getting into a tough situation while getting raided by the annual Orb two winters ago. Well, hello. That was me getting out of that situation and winning.

Puff found SoTFest an unforgettable experience as she met so many Sea of Thieves friends.

[Q]: What do you enjoy most about the game now, and what are you looking forward to in future?

[A]: Ever since Season Eight released I’ve been incredibly invested in Hourglass PvP. Sea of Thieves is very unique when it comes to PvP, where we need to figure out how to optimise naval and hand-to-hand combat. I will always enjoy PvP the most and hope for more challenges and updates to focus on this aspect of the game. But even if the future holds a completely different path for SoT, I won’t stop loving it. I appreciate all parts of Sea of Thieves, especially since what got me started was the PvE and the grind.

[Q]: What’s something you’re particularly proud of accomplishing in gaming?

[A]: I can’t help but address the fact that I’m proud of being a woman in such a man-dominated environment that is also capable of countering other incredibly talented and invested players on the PvP scene. Showing that women have a place in the gaming world as well, and being good at it too.

Puff is proud to play alongside other talented women in an often male-dominated space.

[Q]: How did you come up with your channel name?

[A]: The name Puff comes from something my parents used to call me as a kid, which was ‘evepevepuff’. Then my brother’s gamertag on various platforms includes ‘helloim’. That’s how I came up with helloitspuff. People get surprised when I explain to them that evepevepuff isn’t me trying to be creative with words such as PvP and PvE, it’s literally an old nickname of mine. More recently I had my Twitch name changed to Pufferson, since that name has grown with me through the streaming journey.

[Q]: What do you like to get up to when you’re not making videos?

[A]: I try to go to the gym since my work consists of me sitting hours upon hours by a desk. Besides that, I spend quality time with my cat Hugo, hang out with my family and pick up IRL friendships.

[Q]: What advice would you give to a new content creator?

[A]: Don’t start for the wrong reason. If your reason is to make money, rethink your choice. Creating content only works out if you’re having fun to begin with. Embracing content creation as a hobby is the way to go. Stay consistent. Go live often. Post on multiple platforms. Research trends. Create the content that YOU enjoy watching. And again, HAVE FUN.

Puff is a big believer in making content for you and having fun while doing it!

[Q]: What’s one thing you would advise a content creator not to do?

[A]: I’m gonna be hypocritical to myself and advise anyone to not look at their numbers. The numbers do not define you. Trust the process and focus on what is important. Also, try not to be someone else that you aren’t. Be yourself. People seek other people they can relate to. Stay authentic to build up your community.

[Q]: Could you give us one more random fact about yourself?

[A]: I’ll give you three to pick from! I stayed in New Zealand as an exchange student back in high school for three weeks. Turned out that wasn't what we expected, and my host family called me in sick and let me spend time at their home instead, treating it like a vacation right at Piha Beach!

I’ve always been super-active, enjoying all kinds of ball sports (except football/soccer). Spent 13 years doing handball as well as horse riding. Nowadays I just go to the gym.

My family has always had a boat and I’ve spent the majority of my weekends and whole summers on boat vacation along Sweden’s west coast. I guess this is where I got my love for the sea!

So ends another Creator Spotlight. Huge thanks to Pufferson for taking the time out of her schedule to speak to us! Make sure you all keep a keen eye out for her going live on Twitch, and drop her a follow there and elsewhere.

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