Point in starting a "scene" for older games?


#1

Hey SRK community…somewhat newbie fighter, somewhat not here, just kind of a newbie question…

But basically, would there be a point in starting a small tourney scene for an older fighter game? I’m mostly a PC gamer, so most of the titles I go around play are stuff like SF4(might get AE eventually), but mostly atm Guilty Gear X2 #Reload. And I’m just thinking of introducing some of my non-fighting game playing friends into the genre with these kinds of games.

But again, as I said…is there a point in this? =/

There are already plenty of upgrades and sequels to some of these games (and fear of a new GG popping out of nowhere has me going crazy…have someone of a fear of sequels due to just slow hardware upgrading =/), should I keep going with this?

If I do make a small tourney scene around me, or if I happen to go to one of the bigger or regular fighting game tourneys that happen around NA, would I be allowed to go and just pop out my laptop and have a little thing of #Reload going?

That’s basically it =]…sorry that the question is a bit awkward =/ but ya…love the community here, and hope I get some responses back


#2

I think it’s a great idea. Keep in mind that each fighting game can be developed to a masterful craft with years of play poured into it. I still watch SSF2 Turbo matches and enjoy them. The only thing that can keep your scene back is that of involvement in your community. You do need other players that want to play the game. How many? A handful of dedicated players is all you really need. I would recommend where ever you go to set this scene up, you make it a public place where you can have spectators. All it takes is someone watching a good bout between 2 people to say to themselves “wow that looks fun I want to try”. It grows like a plant if proper attention to detail is given to it.

If your friends can play and enjoy it, you can do something as simple as twice a month holding a night of matches in a public place. This kind of consistent public playing will draw attention. Don’t concern yourself too much with what the next generation of fighting games has to offer, because one of the amazing things about this genre is it evolves even with some of the oldest classics.


#3

Do what you do.

I doubt your friends are people who do that shit where they look at tier lists to pick who they want to play and will probably always stick to one character or couple that they like in specific because they like how they play. So if there were an upgrade or sequel, I doubt said characters would seemingly get a huge overhaul in how they play for them to stop playing that character. (In some cases, I am very wrong about this.) Other than probably having to work on execution again for how the new hit boxes may happen in another sequel or etc. i doubt it really will matter to them.

In fact, I’m sure they’ll hardly even get to all of that any time soon of noticing before they’ll just notice that they enjoy the game.

And I’m pretty sure most tourneys will let you goof off and have casuals with other games while you wait for it to start. (or after its over if people stick around.) Otherwise, they’re some real dicks. A lot of fighting gamers play old fighters, so don’t be surprised on them pulling out their setups as well when you go to some of these big tourneys and you got people sitting around playing old fighter games as they wait for a tourney to start.


#4

We run a monthly tournament for SFIV as it’s the most popular game and gets the most players and we also run a monthly tournament for other games that people want to play.

Currently that’s MvC3, BB:CS, ST, 3S and MK9. On the same day we have SFIV teams. We have a set fee that gains you entry to all games.

This encourages people who would generally only play SFIV to turn up and try other games they normally wouldn’t, which helps build scenes for those games.


#5

I would LOVE something like an EVO old school tournament.
List of games would be like…

CvS2
ST
MvC2
GGXX#R
Tekken Tag
VF4:EVO
Alpha 3