I mean most of the character discussion subforums only have between 5-10 messages a piece outside of stickies n alot of that info is for the older version of this game making alot of the combo threads irrelevant by and large (or at least out of date). When i first started coming to this board there was so much knowledge being shared -combos, tactics, tech, character matchups, all kinds of stuff... it was like people who knew how to play deep were planting seeds all over that would eventually grow into the community we have. The people who didnt know things could come here and improve naturally because there was so much talk n info everywhere we couldnt help but pick up pointers improving our game, which in turn made us wanna improve more. Alot of things ive learned Ive also been able to apply to other games as well, making me a fighting game fan instead of just a fan of some fighting game.
But now im being specific to this SFxT section of the board. This isnt about srk as a whole as theres plenty of talk and info and videos regarding other games. Look at the main SFxT page here, threads to bitch about the game, threads asking if its dead/dying, what the future holds n can it be salvaged. The amount of responses in the bitch threads are greater than all the responses in some character subforums put together! The guide on the srk front page that sits besides the very elaborate guides for umvc3 and others has no info other than basic moves and how much health each character has for the most part. Why was it never updated?! If it wasnt for southsidenoobs and a few others sharing pointers n knowledge through easily digestable videos, this game wouldnt even have as many people caring about it as it does now. Think about that Wesker tutorial Viscant did for Marvel n how much that upped peoples games. People using wesker upped it which made people not using wesker have to up it. Alot of people who owned the game then turned to srk so not to be left out in the cold while others so drastically improved. I sent more than a few messages directing people here. It was win win and that community flourished and still does.
I tend to ramble but basically what im saying is lets try n clean up around here a bit. If theres a character you like, try n make sure their section isnt cluttered with old info or off topic talk. Maybe make a 2.0 (1.6?) thread n ask for the original to be put down. Share your approach to the characters you use instead of just noob killing with it online. Try n put it out there so info is easy to gather n maybe when people come looking to step up their game they wont be greeted with negative threads n outdated, scattered gems of information. Make videos showing how you play, how you approach a character or a technique. Videos are the best learning tools and they can make you popular around here quick! Make threads with info, makes threads with questions, check in to see if theres something no one else answered n do it. Or elaborate. Or if they did, debate it... Think of alternate ideas.
I hope you all consider it and please dont think im on a soap box preaching here. I see alot of trash talk for this game n im getting tired of it. When i first picked it up i thought alot of aspects of it was BS too. I almost returned it shortly after i picked it up and im glad i didnt. it just took persevering til I "got it". The lack of easily obtainable info n positive discussions nearly took its toll but I can honestly say the haters are wrong. If you dont wanna see this game n community fade into obscurity, try n be a little more active in keeping it breathing. Its not dead but it does feel like at the moment, coma wouldnt be a bad analogy. If alot do a little to help, itll add up. And this is not to say there isnt alot of good info and hard work all around already, there is obviously.
PS - Please leave elitist comments regarding my join date out of this discussion. Ive been on SRK for years as I explained in a few other threads ive posted in, even citing one of my former usernames, and no, I was never banned. Sorry for the PS but I feel getting that out there may help avoid derailing this discussion some.(If there ends up even being a discussion. I dont care about comments as long as some of you just think on what I wrote for a sec)