@ any time of the day, you have someone playing on ggpo. kof 98\02 and ST always have someone playing. All though I don’t surf the a3 room or the 3s room, I believe these 2 places also have players in them active all times of the day.
Most people don’t know this about GGPO but pros from around the world use this to play and practice. From the japanese vampire savior legends like ddsasquatch, obee. Aniken\jodim from japan has been on for ST, kuroda for 3s. Top mexican\south american\china KOF players for their games and i’m leaving other players out, this is just a small portion.
You could potentially get more hits on SRK due to people wanting to see the ggpo stream, perhaps that would boost advertising costs? you can ask for donations for ggpo while streaming which I’m sure is needed. I see stream after stream asking for donations and GETTING them, perhaps this is a way to tap into another form of donations. You can advertise for mad catz or other sponsors. Advertise for future tournaments like EVO and regionals. Advertise links to SF accessories like sticks, buttons, shells etc… I just don’t see how this is a bad idea unless there are some types of legalities involved. Basically use GGPO as the 24\7 fighting game web channel of sorts.
The one problem I can foresee is, how would you determine which matches are good matches? there is no ranking system for ggpo. Most people who play regularly just know the totem pole. Since the players know the totem pole, I think it would be smarter to identify good matches by determining how many spectators are currently viewing 1 game. You need something to identify the best matches if this way isn’t applicable.
does anyone think this is a bad idea?