Okay, so I’m 20% through the download of the EVO DVD, and then I realized that Ponder posted something in the “Where is the EVO DVD?” thread that nobody is going to see, because he then closed it like a knucklehead.
The Cannons are asking that everyone who download the DVD PLEASE donate $10 to help with the cost of production. Remember, even though the DVD isn’t in pretty packaging, it still took these guys the cost to rent the camera equipment/capture all the matches, and THEN encode everything into and nice, well-produced DVD.
As skeptical as I am about people downloading on an “honor system” and then donating, especially since this wasn’t even mentioned until over 180 people had already started downloading, I think it’s a good idea. If you’ve followed me through the years, you’ll know that even though the Cannons and I haven’t seen eye to eye on everything, I do appreciate everything they do to try to keep the Street Fighter scene alive. That’s why I’m a premium member and I’ve actually paid for others to become premium members too…the money goes to maintaining this site, production costs, and to help kick-ass tournaments like EVO run even smoother.
If you don’t believe that these guys spend a lot of time and money on us, you are CRAZY. I know firsthand how much sacrifice it takes to get something going in a gaming community where absolutely NOBODY will back you up…shit, I got FIRED because I was getting supplies for ECC last week. I alone have already dropped over $1200 of my own money for supplies for ECC, and I probably will not get fully reimbursed for it, and I DEFINITELY won’t get reimbursed for the fact I’m unemployed right now! Now multiply ECC times 10, and you have the size of the headache the Cannons/Mr. Wizard and the rest of the SRK staff have to put up with every year at EVO…
Do the Street Fighter community a favor, and if you can, DONATE!
http://shoryuken.com/?page_id=65 for all your donating needs.
JUST DO IT!