Yes as some of you have known, me and some other SRKers opened up a board a few months ago for competitive SNK discussion (with some HNK and MB on the side), basically we are picking up where Fierceslash left off.
Now, the growth has been slow, but we are still trying to hang in there throughout these tough times. And yes, I have stated in the past if things continue to be grim, I will have no choice but to close up shop and follow in the footsteps of our predecessor because well the support of the community isn’t there. But fear not, while I have thought about that unfortunate possibility, I still believe that there is still a chance to make things work, and that we can make a unified SNK community of players.
With the great games SNKP has been coming out with lately (Tenka, XI), there is a very bright future for this community. And I mean c’mon, I’m pretty sure we are all sick of the stereotype of the SNK fanboy, one who doesn’t even know how to play the games and would rather talk about Kyo’s new jacket or Athena’s new outfit.
We have put great dedication into this, and we would not like to see it go down in vain. That’s why I leave it up to you for your support.
P.S. If this is the first time you’ve been to Guardcrush and are curious about the KOFMI2 forum, it’s there because I figured what the hell, and besides many casual players like it, so it works out.
Just to add, if you register, don’t hesitate to post. I’m not saying spam the forum, but if you have a question, ask it. If you have some strats, post em. The main problem that players who have things to post are less inclined to do so when it seems like no one reads the posts anyways, so make discussion!
sliceypete: The problem is, at least when I was around there, neo-geo.com was mostly a site for collectors rather than gamers. When the people from Orochinagi joined, the regulars hated them because they used emulators and thus were “killing SNK”, and they’d make fun of them for posting about combos and strats rather than bragging about buying a Metal Slug cart for $1000.
well there are some people on the board that hate the use of emulators or downloading rom but fuck em lol. yea most of them are just collectors, but there are people there play the games and post combo vids, technique, and strategy. so its not the same at all, you should check it out. there alot more gamers on the forums now.
The problem you guys have is that us snk guys are not big in numbers and you have other sites like the mentioned neo-geo.com yes their are players there, but like josh said its more like a collecters site.
Then you have cyberfanatix, their alot more Global, they have alot of mexicans etc their forums are quite active also.
Then you also have orochinagai which doesnt really get updated alot im not sure if their forums are that active either.
So then it comes down to you guys GC now with everyone spread out across the sites I mentioned along with people that post here, its no wonder GC struggles to get the hits, I dunno how to slove that some how you need to draw people from all over to come there, perhaps more advertising ?
I know youve tried but some of you mods need to try and keep things going in the forum, if people check and see no reply like since last feb then it puts them off posting.
Their is no easy answer and thats why FS failed, I hope you guys dont.
bill_rizer: Well the thing is, we can’t post just for the sake of posting, because well that’s just spam and doesn’t really further any discussion. A lot of us would like to discuss more, but if there are no people asking the questions, it’s not really going to get anywhere. It is not the job of the staff to spam up the boards just to fill it up and to make it seem “active”, infact that is more of a negative as it shows that no one is really at the board except for the same people.
So yeah, support GC folks, we’re here for you, so don’t be lazy now.
I did what I could with the Garou section but not many people asked questions, maybe I posted everything everyone needed to know? Well I still add combos and what not for each character but I still don’t see many people asking questions for things they are having trouble with in a certain SNK game. I know some threads do but others don’t get much attention either, it’s a very difficult thing to get going. Hopefully things should get better I’ll even contribute to other games that I don’t really play as much but know some stuff about them. Take care.