Alright… I am going off to college next year and the community around me is slowly dying. I am looking to create my own little community at school when i move away.
I have talked to management and have been given the ability to re-do their on campus arcade… meaning I can use approximately 3000$ to get new machines.
It has also come to my attention that you can start a group/club and if you survive a semester you are funded if you have 10 or more members. That means I should get another 1000$ after the first semester because I already have 6 people other than myself who would support this thus far.
Third strike: Easy to get into, entertaining… pretty inexpensive to get a machine for. My FAVORITE Game. (this one is a definite)
I need to pick 2 of the following… so help me choose. Right now leaning twords mvc2 & ST
Marvel: my school is known as “u.r.HIGH”… so this game might have an appeal to those players. I like it… and it’s lots of fun. But for new players i’m not sure this is the best idea to go with. Game is also relatively inexpensive to get.
Capcom vs Snk 2: Game is pretty inexpensive to get. Big problem is it has such a high learning curve and could shy people away from playing it with any seriousness.
Tekken 5 DR: Tekken 6 comes out soon, this is expensive as hell.
Guilty Gear XX: AC: Moderatly expensive, anime people will like it as well as some casual gamers
Super Turbo: Cheap as hell to get, people remember it from when they were kids… could open the door to people playing others.
How to promote the community?
My ideas so far are to do weekly 30$ winner take all tournaments. No entry fee (1 game per week… would most likely be 3s)
Lots of advertising around the campus…
Any other ideas?
How to make information available?
Since 3s is my game of choice I was thinking I would make a website with gathered information from this website in one central place with visual appeal. The other part I would add is to have an organized library of videos from youtube so that people can watch specific matchups. With that being said I would be looking to do a breakdown of a lot of matches so people can understand the thought process while playing as well as the concept of mix-ups, baits… etc.
How to keep people playing and getting better?
I know I can’t force this… but I was thinking since 3s is now emulated that running an on campus kaillera server would help LOADS of people get better and give casual gamers as well as the people who play in the weekly tournaments a place to play in peace with out pumping quarters while learning.
I need information on how to get my hands on the boards and cabinets I can modify to use Japanese parts… preferably 2 person cabinets with a big CP so I can put the controls far away from one another so there really isn?t any clutter.
Give advice and ideas… don?t be shy!
Also TY to buktooth to discussing this on aim with me a bit earlier.