I was willing to push back FFAs SF4 tournament because AI had scheduled one for the same day.
Shogo had done the same, but I’m sure Shogo hadn’t realized that I had posted FFAs tournament a week before this thread. All I ask is that we make some sort of compromise. I know that neither of us want to hold a tournament for the same game at the same time, only about half the people will show up to either one, and that’s not fair to the players.
FFA holding tournaments every weekend is nothing new, as most of you 3s players know. It’s not like I’m holding a 3s tournament every Friday, like we used to. I made sure to stagger it to every other weekend, that way Denjin and FFA can both hold 3s tournaments without stepping on each others toes.
BTW, MattChin, Pepsi and Coke are willing to stagger their competition with each other too. Every other month Pepsi will have a sale, and in between those months Coke will have a sale. They both agreed on that strategy so that they won’t be directly competing with each other. Denjin and FFA should be the same, especially in this kind of business.
I heard that an arcade not too far from FFA (Winnetka Fun Zone) just closed down. This market is fragile right now, and competition between arcades will hurt both of them. None of us want Dave and Busters to be the only arcade to go to.
The kind of respect that Tom (Arlieth) was talking about was not financial or competitive. There’s been a lot of FFA hate going around for no reason. We’ve always worked hard and given stuff up for the players ever since Street Fighter II came out and the fighting game scene started. If you prefer one arcade over another, that’s alright with me and with FFA, but don’t forget about your good times here, and quit treating FFA with hate that it doesn’t deserve.