girlystyle, post: 7975008, member: 51116 wrote:
i don't understand the point of this at all.
view619, post: 7975017, member: 14076 wrote:
People getting caught up in the moment, dude. Honestly, I would have thought focusing on dust loop would be the better idea, especially with SRK going down for a week. Dustloop is established and looks like it could be a better hub than SRK, imo.
AsteriskBlue, post: 7975025, member: 13216 wrote:
I guess...some people just hate SRK that much....
There are 3 forums now...3
Number 13, post: 7975029, member: 67851 wrote:
Dustloop is not the ideal place as a central hub forum replacing Srk. The Anime Fighters will overshadow SG their and will be worse off then Srk.
Especially in the long run if we want to expand. Might as well use this shutdown as an opportunity to get the ball rolling
girlystyle, post: 7975049, member: 51116 wrote:
yeah i have yet to see anyone give a real reason why we need to split up the community like this.
evilweevle, post: 7975102, member: 12392 wrote:
i agree with girly on this. the same thing happened with my scene back home. pointless name changes every few months. new facebook pages etc. every new iteration there were less players.
im not interested in joining another forum in any way shape or form.
ubertrance, post: 7975089, member: 83369 wrote:
I have no idea what dustloop is so I joined Skullheart
evilweevle, post: 7975162, member: 12392 wrote:
dustloop has been dead for skullgirls for months and months and months.
barely anybody ever posted in there. lord knows i tried to stir up some activity there. a lot of them seem more content with just thinking they are flat out better than everyone else or something.
all this is achieving is dividing an already small community even further. how is the new site possibly going to ever compare to the amount of info that is here already. its had a year headstart.
konkrete, post: 7975186, member: 12482 wrote:
New site is unnecessary. Completely. Especially if there is an official one in the works. It will be hard enough to garner support outside of the slim majority of people here who voted "yes." Just not worth the effort considering how small we are now. SRK is not that bad and will hopefully be better when they do this server migration.
ubertrance, post: 7975195, member: 83369 wrote:
so I guess we shut it down and wait for this server migration?
Cellsai, post: 7975187, member: 81236 wrote:
A year of mostly redundant information thanks to the patch. Any of the broad, sweeping concepts that carried over can be copy/pasted in a guide.
girlystyle, post: 7975201, member: 51116 wrote:
no, we shut it down after
deadfrog, post: 7975436, member: 5849 wrote:
My opinion at present: NO!
SG has its very own subforum (and wiki section) here, and also on Dustloop. I think SG currently gets more continued and relevant "internet exposure" by keeping an active presence on forums that have a (large) pool of non-SG players visiting regularly than it would if it was alone on a completely different forum. These days, we have something in the Recently Active Threads box on here more often that we don't! That's really, really awesome.
I think that individual niche fighting games can risk killing their own growth within the fighting game community at large by segregating themselves too much. Out of sight, out of mind. And remember, fighting games are already a niche genre, so when you start talking about niche fighting games, you're talking about a niche within a niche. I'll root for that "go big or go home" mentality, but if fighting games have taught you anything, it's that if you're going to bet it all, you had better pick your spot.
- I think it would be worth considering if SG had a large community that could afford to spread out and still maintain a notable presence.
- I think it would be worth considering if SG was just a handful of threads in a general subforum, because those perceived limits and that undeniable lack of cohesion can really stymie expansion.
- I even think that this would be a different story if the official Skullgirls website had its own forum, simply because--aside from Google--it's the first place a new fan will look. If anything, I think they should change their Community page ASAP from that "Forums Coming Soon" image to a link that points here. (It actually even still has a link to Reverge Labs on it.) http://skullgirls.com/community/
Also keep in mind that running a forum has a bill attached to it. You want the person who's going to be paying that bill to be happy with the idea of paying that bill for a loooong time, because if you develop a community around a URL and that website goes down... not only do you lose the history and knowledge-base resources, I promise that you will not be able to pick up the pieces and migrate that community intact to a new address. I know that sounds silly, but it's how the world works.
My three cents.
Kristoph, post: 7975502, member: 7640 wrote:
There are actually plenty of reasons, which have already been explained multiple times in this thread and in the "smash/skullgirls" thread.
Just one of those reasons is that the drive's success can be considerably attributed to people who do not typically play competitive fighters. Those are people who do not post on, nor care about, SRK. There are a lot more than 50 of them, by the way.
I'm not going to draw this out into some long argument, but again, this has already largely been explained. Maybe read some of the previous posts or something. Shrug
Mr. X, post: 7975496, member: 7367 wrote:
You can keep posting at both though. I mean, I'm still going to spend most of my time on SRK but I can post and check Skullheart. I don't think the idea was to abandon SRK/DL.
And the people who did abandon DL because everyone else did, shame on you.
Mr. X, post: 7975519, member: 7367 wrote:
Wait how did you debunk the Skullgirls fans who aren't players and like it enough to donate?
Kristoph, post: 7975526, member: 7640 wrote:
being conservative is boring and usually accomplishes little
I accept that you hate the idea but yeah, I'm gonna dip out on this one
Number 13, post: 7975532, member: 67851 wrote:
Things are starting to be blown out of proportion..
The only sole reason why there is another forum site to begin with thats dedicated to SG Now, was due to the news of Srk temporarily shutting down
I personally thought this was the better option for the short-run then temporarily finding sanctuary in DustLoop that previously had little to no SG activity that evilweevle pointed out. The Anime Fighters their would easily overshadow SG and would recieve very little sunlight for growth and be horrible for the long-run. Plus, this experiment on Skullhearts might yield a good investment for the long-run version of this possible dedicated SG hub
Speaking of long-run, we should have a decent quality Website/Forum for SG after some $ and time is actually put into it (and I'm not talking about the one at Skullheart.com currently, that was rapidly put together with little planning just to suite srk shutting down). Especially since the "official forums" being very vague about when if ever it decides to open. I rather have them not focus resources to run an official forum if they could put that energy elsewhere.
I'm not claiming that we all should jump ship from Srk and swim to whatever SG dedicated Website/Forum happens. Just make a Tab and problem solved. I understand some people play other fighters (I do too) but, people are over exaggerating the hassle of multi tabing(takes 2 seconds). I see having a dedicated SG hub a + for the community for attracting the demographic that we would normally not attract using the right ads for those interested of Skullgirls as a whole and not just the competitive fighting game angle of it that they would have to go to the sub-forums of srk to find SG. There were people who have not even heard of this game before this January exposure. We need to tap into that source.
An actual good quality SG central hub thats made by the community is the long-run plan (again assuming official forums ever opens) that would expand the community not diminish it
girlystyle, post: 7975545, member: 51116 wrote:
What will make them join this new forum if they have not joined SRK? Its not like they have to post in other parts, they could just post in the SG sections?
What will make them post in a forum they don't know anything about as opposed to a forum that's widely known about across the internet to talk about SG?
Mr. X, post: 7975563, member: 7367 wrote:
SRK has a rep, regardless if it's true or not, of being "brash" and "unwelcoming".
Dude, post: 7975579, member: 46044 wrote:
so, anyone know why we can still use the SRK forum? I thought it was supposed to be down four hours ago.
Fatal_Poke, post: 7975608, member: 45498 wrote:
Nigh impossible to read formatting
Number 13, post: 7974667, member: 67851 wrote:
Skullheart.com is live
Read this to understand whats happening
girlystyle, post: 7976334, member: 51116 wrote:
I think if there was a hub where people could talk about the lore and all the anime stuff, that would be fine, but I would leave gameplay stuff at SRK.
That would not make a division for sure.
The reason is I am so adament that it would create a division is something that others aren't taking into account: numbers.
Literally if 5 people who are active here at SRK don't join, then the community will be spilt.
yeah I have heard that, but at the same time, all forums have old outdated bad things reps. Eventhubs is all scrubs, 4chan is all retards, everyone who posts on Kotaku is an overly liberal idiot. You don't think an SG dedicated forum wouldn't receive the same treatment?
Mr. X, post: 7976377, member: 7367 wrote:
Why can't gameplay talk happen at both again? I must've missed that.
jedpossum, post: 7976398, member: 17765 wrote:
Who wants to visit two different sites for info?
Look how dead the Vsav section is at Dustloop and the threads here there is no talk about game play anymore.