No one has given their stand point on how they heard about it or saw it. This is my side; I just came back from eating a meal and saw this big crowd of people just all talking. I started to pass by it when someone (will remain nameless) told me that Ralph had just called the Fire Marshal on Denjin due to “blocked emergency exits”. I was in total shock when I first heard this. I didn’t think anyone would even consider such a thing. Sure enough though, everyone in the crowd had almost the exact same story. Now, of course I’m going to believe around 20+ witnesses stating what they saw whether they have a picture or not. Hell, it takes less to win over a jury. Anyway, this is my side.
I don’t really know what to post after this…
What is this is a false accusation made by someone just to build hype over then hatred they have for FFA? What has FFA done to earn such a bad rep and what could they do to fix it now? There was the fact that the sticks were “always broken” and whenever they were stated to be fixed they would still be broken. There’s the fact that the back side of the arcade is now full of consoles that you can pay to play. This takes away from the arcade experience and has made the place kind of look second rate. The fact that SF4 and BB are still over $0.25 is still a drag as well when you could go anywhere else to play SF4 for $0.25 or Denjin to play BB for $0.25. There are also the numerous stories of people going to FFA and getting confronted about what they posted online be either being yelled at or cursed out. Doing this only causes you to make enemies and never friends.
You have to realize though that in the past FFA has been pretty loyal to it’s customers and you have to admit that you have at least one memory from there that you remember from time and time again. The owner is just trying to support a family and maybe he’s just trying to build business and profit with another crowd with his business decisions to revamp the arcade to what he sees best. All I can say is, yes, I do still go to FFA because I have around 6 friends that go from time to time and Denjin is just too long of a drive for me sometimes. Why do I play the games? To support the scene and the arcade that I had for the previous 8 years before Denjin hoping that soon they will get back on track with everything.
As you can see, I am not taking any side here. I have stated flaws where I see wrong but that is all. Like I said before, the last thing we need in this day and age is to see another arcade fail because, seriously, that’s going to benefit anyone.
P.S.: To the person who left me a message last night, I did receive it but I never listened to it.