I’ve been playing on kaillera for about 3 or 4 years on and off. Recently in the past two years I’ve notice that while the level of competition in some games has risen. the over all number of new players we’ve been getting have been decreasing. This to me is very troubling because if it keeps up the community is going to become progressively smaller. Until its not even wroth the time loading up our Mame’s to play online.
Now, I want to point out something here, that I’m not sure your aware of. A lot of you think that, a lot of you guys who think that the Kaillera community is going to go down, and that people are going to just stick to playing on Zbattle or w/e, I’m telling you that some of the feed back that I’ve been getting from people who didn’t even know people still played on Kaillera, or some people asking what Kaillera is. One of the main questions asked are, what are some of the best servers for people living in Vancouver or So Cal etc etc. Now of course the first ones that come to mind are God weapon, Anti3d, Daroms and Emularena. There’s a lot of people who generally ask how to connect to these servers, whats the most played games all types of things like that.
This is all just from me asking around to people on my msn/aim/yahoo, and when I am jumping on irc or going into other things. This isn’t just from that totally. its also form Cyber games Gamefaqs. There’s a lot of people who want to pick up fighters and play on Kaillera , mad hard core. They want to pick up fighters and play them on Kaillera so seriously that its ridiculous. Because they feel that fighting games, (litterly this is them speaking) can be fun and realistically competitive online. Its also coming form guys who play FPS shooters. ( TO em fps is boring , its dog shit but that’s just me)
And ya lots of these people are new and don’t really understand wtf “qcf+p” means. Or what “wake up dragon punch” means. But once they understand our terminology, and start to get a good understanding about the head games in fighters.(Well they can tell when someones getting their ass beat)
But really to tell the truth, there is a lot of untapped potential with Kaillera. because there is nothing like, sure you have Zbattle and its less delay. But there isn’t any thing on the net like Kaillera. No where were you can play your SNK and Capcom games. At least not to the level of competitive play like you can on Kaillera. Even on Zbattle, it isn’t as deep or as large as Kaillera really could be.
But here is one of the key problems we have on Kaillera. When new people come to our servers there’s generally a few questions asked
Where can I get Roms?
Why wont someone join my game? (When using the wrong emulator)
Why is my ping so high?
Now you know what the response is to these questions. FUCK OFF YA STUPID NOOB. Or some corny, unnecessary ignorant comment. How does this help our community?
If we insult, put down and hassle new players and make them feel as if Kaillera isn’t a welcoming community they will do one thing. LEAVE and with that we then lose a new player. Of course we can’t expect every one on Kaillera to play nice be friends with every one else. But we can do our best to help these people get put in the right direction.
Now the answer to these problems is simple. First lets get at one question, what has any one done for the Kaillera community what ever you know that someones done for the community of players on Kaillera, has done to help it?
Please in detail, what has any one done to the Kaillera community to effect it in a positive way To grow from where its started to where it is now More over, what has a clan on Kaillera or a team done on Kaillera to positively effect the community on Kaillera to help it grow in a positive way?
So no one has really helped try to build the community to try to get the fighting game tournaments scene fun etc out there to the players on srk combo videos and various other cite OK so what would you say would be the best way to help a “clan/team/Kaillera” grow
Because the answer is to have champions aka people who win tournaments or who are very skilled players and people who have influential , personalities and try to market those type of people and try to get them. to be your advocates, so your ambassadors of your community and market them
So guys like DVG, Ryu1999, T-Kimura all those type of guys, and try to build up a profile for them and sell them Sell to people who know nothing about fighting games or about the online community of players to which we have the reason Kaillera is dieing is because we arn’t appealing to people who want to pic up these game but those guys i named represent there genre of there companies
Mvc Xvsf all that type of stuff even when you see matches of them or combo videos of them, they are who people see and they are who they want to play like or be like as a player well my job as a clan/teams leader on Kaillera (As should be others as well) for what we do is to make sure our clan/teams keeps on rolling so that as our clan/teams keeps rolling, every game they we try to represent can be fixed at the same time
(this is my goal) by binding every one together we make a louder voice that we can market them to your average player who is interested in playing or joining a clan or who doesn’t know shit about fighting games and is willing to learn them or get on Kaillera just to play.
Now for the gamer who is becoming interested in playing on Kaillera is looking at it like a player, but lets think of it as someone who is investing money (time) into Kaillera. They are seeing a lucrative market, or a demographic that they can spend their money (time) on. to get money (Fun) from them. So the our object is to lure them here, into our community. Now, if Kaillera can become a big enough name by Kaillera unifying all the clans within our community. We our forcing the players to focus on one entity, Like a huge common wealth
Now when they look into the direction of a common wealth (Kaillera), it is up to that commonwealth to move in the direction they want the players to go to, there not going they arn’t going to jump online to play when they are met with negativity, but if they see that investing their time will equal them having more fun, they are going to want to get involved
Now your question maybe, WTF is this guy rambling on about. Well as the threads name has stated Kaillera is slowly dyeing. So what I am going to be doing i s getting sponsors (well Lol more sponsors) to help put money into a real online tournament where it actually pays out and it doesn’t cost people money to enter.
So people who want to help get involved contact me on Aim or msn, I’m also hoping to get on Alphaism radio to talk about every thing I just said here