To say street fighter isn’t based on its fans is a terrible comment. Capcom has been pumping out SF games for over 20 years now. They listen to what we have to say about their games and what could be improved. The developers over @ capcom unity asked the mvc2 players to figure out all their bugs on their current version for the x360\ps3. They listened to us but us is kinda general, who should us consist of?
This is where the new players get into the picture. Everyone has an opinion about the balance of games, normal sets, hit boxes, option selects etc… However, the newer players out weigh the players with the most knowledge. Whenever I see someone post about execution being too hard or the game needs to be slower or help scrubs MORE, I cringe. Developers\programmers read these posts and then they may bring it up in meeting. 99% of them have probably never been in a tournament scene and they don’t know any better. Its the blind leading the blind.
" well, I was surfing the net today and I saw a bunch of people on srk.com talking about how SF is kinda hard to play. What if we lowered the bar to allow more people to compete? would that result in a product that sells better?"
Its not a big secret that sf4 was purposely watered down AND sold really well.
Prior to the internet being a staple in every home, capcom was just sorta pumping out games and letting the players in the scene give feed back. To be in the scene meant you were in the arcade playing and those were the players being asked questions. It also meant that some scrub who can barely play would never get his voice heard which should be the case. With the internet taking the world by storm, more and more companies are using this to reach EVERY consumer to gain feedback. So that scrub who couldn’t play now has a chance to voice his opinion which should of never been heard in the first place.
Around this time, the games were ALL extremely technical. ST, A2\A3, VS, XvSF I can’t help but think that the internet has gave way to MUCH easier games because of the feed back from newer players.
**are newer players influencing the scene in a bad way? **
newer players don’t have the knowledge that some like valle\choi\watts have but yet IMO, newer players still have a voice. I’m not new school but not old school either. I would prefer it if my voice was silenced if the OG’s would voice more. They may not be 100% right on what they say but their posts will be 10000x more beneficial to developers\programmers IMO. More so than some random scrub complaining about something that doesn’t even matter. You have so many people here who complain about character design in sf4 when there are MUCH bigger problems to be addressed.