If I want to make a thread to help Marvel players out, or to discuss the 3rd Strike tiers or the coolest plays in CvS2, I have to post on the strategy section.
The strategy section is very nice nad organized, but it has a huge problem that, IMO, spreads the community. It brings the players apart.
Lets be real now, Nobody reads the entire forum. I read FGC, which is so cool, and take some pics at the Marvel section, since I play Marvel.
Since I don’t play 3rd Strike, I never evere get any reason to get any interest in 3rd Strike because nothing there will ever be able to catch my curiosity. And why is that? Simply because I will not click at the 3rd Strike strategy section.
A guy who does not play Marvel will never ever click on the MvC2 strat section too, and it os teh same for most games, and the majority of srk.
Do you see what I am getting at? Marvel players get no exposure to cool 3rd Strike stuff, so they grow more and more appart form the other fighting game communities. And the same happens fopr 3rd Strikers, GGers and so on.
Now imagine if everything (besides character specific sections) falls right here, on FGD.
FGD would grow bigger, of course, but probably not as big as GD, and they don’t have any problemas there.
If you want to look for something specific, all the character specific sections would still be right there.
But the general strategy topics would all fit right here. Just by browsing outo of curiosity, we would end up learning matchups or whatever cool stuff is in discussion for each game. 3S players could invade Marvel therads and ask questions. MvC2 players could go to CvS2 thread out of the blue, just for the heck of it, and get some interest in the game.
More than that, its a bigger incentive for top players to sahre their views. Some top players may not want to open a Q &A thread on the almost dead Marvel general strategy section, but here the thread would be something amazing, recahing current Marvel players, prospect marvel players, and much more. And Marvel of course is just an example.
I am pretty tired right now, and I am sure I could phrase it better, but the general idea is pretty clear:
To make our community stronger, we need more cross-gaming. To get more cross-gaming, we need to be able to discuss the games here.
I understand this idea is pretty out there, but I ask you (especially the mods) to give it some careful thought. Maybe even test it for a month or so and see what happens. I believe SRK community can get much better and bigger this way.
Well, there you have my 2 cents.