There are things that can be done to make the scene better in general and there are topics on the discussion already but the point of this thread is to pinpoint on one thing in particular. Entry Fee
I named this Higher Fighting Game Community because its simple we need to step it up.
This topic is not about the games or how bad they are or good they, the different communities versus one another or anything like that, its mainly to find out what people think of the current entry fee versus a higher one for tournaments and majors. I think I know the general feedback I will get but just to see if there are a few people out there who arent afraid of change and actually want to see the community grow.
-Higher entry fee! How would you feel about a 15-$20 entry for majors on mainstream games $10 for non-mainstream.
-Standard entry for locals ($10 for mainstream $5 for non-mainstream)
If you take the Smash Brothers community they have $20-$30 entry fees for theyre tournaments. The Halo Community spends out $50-60 for theyre tournaments in which case these guys are able to have over 5K for theyre prize money, plus top 5 gets something. $50 may be pushing it but taking into account that you have players that are traveling from all around the United States going to Evo, Mid West, Texas Showdown etc. myself included. I dunno about anyone else but traveling across the country to compete for a $10 entry and lets say there are 100 people for a tournament amongst top 3 when you think about it thats not a lot of money. 2nd place gets a portion and 3rd basically gets nothing. People will more than likely say that oh basically that means more money for the top players and I would say stop whinning and Step Your Game Up Basically this is not about the numbers in a tournament but yes I think the higher entry could towards helping the community in general and not just to the players. Fixing sticks, getting boards etc. for arcades. The revenue for these tournaments could be used for things like this for example but it doesnt. Presentation… Ive never been to Super Battle Opera but from what Ive seen in videos and pictures they have it all together. Grand Stages, theyre setups are sweet. I think we can have that if we put a little more. A $5-10 difference cant possibly mean that much to people…or can it?