Anyone else greatly saddened by Gunter closing down the games section on his site?
I think a lot of people are really going to miss the stuff on his site, especially the new frame data that was added in the latest updates. After all, I think that the frame data listings for basically all the “important” characters in CvS2, as well as a few extras, would have had a tremendous effect on the more “casual” players. I personally had a discussion with players in my area concerning what was safe, and what linked and whatnot, and the greatest resource I had at my disposal in these arguments was the data that Gunter had painstakingly compiled.
Anyways, I think it’d be a real shame if all of the work that Gunter put into the site, finding the best CC’s (with revisions to optimize them as much as possible) as well as the detailed painstakingly compiled frame data guide was completely lost to the CvS2 community.
Therefore, I would ask Gunter to reconsider closing down his site, or at the very least, give people the chance to preserve some of your work (like a few days before the section is closed permanently). The conclusion that it doesn’t pay to be nice to gamers, seems to have been inspired by a run in with the proverbial few rotten eggs. I’m sure that the grand majority of people here greatly appreciate Gunter’s work, and I know that I respect his posts and opinions greatly, simply because he’s done SO much for the community. And I’m sure many others feel the same way. While I’m newly registered at the Shoryuken forums, I’ve spent a great deal of time here reading the various threads in the CvS2 section of the forums, as well as a few threads in the general fighting games forum. Therefore, my thanks and gratitude towards Gunter for making many informative posts, as well as taking the time to point out the flaws in a many a scrubs arguments has gone completely unvoiced.
Therefore, if this really is the end of the games section of the site, then I’d like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Gunter for all the work he put into the site, for making the “What you can do with your A-groove” videos, for attempting to compile the frame data from the CvS2 guidebook. While it greatly saddens me that the site will be closing, it would be at best ungrateful to merely demand that Gunter keep the site open, or to demand that we be given a chance to preserve the carefully formatted frame data tables on his site. After all, the site IS Gunter’s own work, and was a gift, a present to any CvS2 player. A gift is exactly that, it is given freely and can be taken back freely as well.
No matter what happens, I would like to extend a hats off to Gunter and let him know that I do appreciate his contribution to the CvS2 community, and that his site and work will be sorely missed. As the old saying goes, “you don’t know what you have, until you lose it.”
In closing, I would like to let Gunter know that I hold a great deal of respect for him, that his constructive criticism is appreciated, and that if nothing else, I, if not the community as a whole, DO care and appreciate what you’ve done, and that gamers as a whole, are not unreasonable, and may very well be worth being nice to. Even if you don’t know it, even if you never hear it, what you do and have done is appreciated by many who you’ll never know, like myself.