ST on classic mode isn't going to go well with the ST community...For example in Northwest Majors it was suppose to be on an arcade cab. The TO expected the person who brought the cab last year to do the same again without even asking him. So instead, they decided to go with HDR Classic mode for the Xbox 360 cuz he didn't want to do it or couldn't do it. Lots of people wanted their money back, as they felt it wasn't authentic & the TO was going to cancel. I requested if we could do HDR instead but it was a no go because this was suppose to be for the ST games qualifier. ST community would rather have it canceled then to play ST on the 360.
People tend to think im just pro HDR but im just pro SF2. I ended up bringing my head2head cab. We had decent turnout, around 30 entrees...The TO didn't bother to help setup/run the brackets. They didn't even want to stream, so i ask my buddy Josh to stream the final 4. I think we ended up finishing around 1am. I dont really care for a thank you but he could have at least open the doors instead of holding his damn keys waiting to lock up.
They got free labor & free equipment use while charging us ($35)Admission fee + ($10) entree per game. If you want ST as a main game you have to do it all yourself...It would have been better to just have it a side tournament, that way we didn't have to pay for the ridiculous admission fee. Probably would have gotten more entrees.
So im not really sure Classic mode in HDR is going to work. Dreamcast will be even more of pain because of converters. Seems like only the ST community would want Undamn CPS2 but who is going to pay for that? The TO's cant even open the door what more for them to fork out $700 per setup.
I dont think the problem is the setups. I mean i bring my arcade cabs to the tournaments & yeah people play on them but when tournament time happens they dont enter because the competition is just too strong. They are intimidated & dont have ways of practicing(new players).
A new SF2 is the only way to expand & bring new blood. They would have the game/setup to practice at their home. HDR brought that new blood but too much bickering killed it. Hopefully there is a new one coming out, im tired of this one time a year tournament bullshit to play SF2.
With the release of the udcps2, I think arcade board is the way to go. There's plenty of them out there... And I like the aura /mystique that comes with playing ST on a true arcade setup. Cabs are always best but supergun is next best thing.