Like the thread title says, Bill put in the order and just got the confirmation from Capcom today that the update will be arriving in 2 months! The arrival is set for Mid-to-Late March, and will be at Acme Bowl in Southcenter, WA, right between the South End and the North End next to the Southcenter Mall, ideally making it accessible to a maximum number of players.
Perhaps just as importantly, Bill has also asked that we as a community collaborate and come up with a consensus on the type of controls, button layout, stick height and all the other specifications to make the cab precisely how we would like for an amazing Street Fighter setup! Once we decide, he will put in an order for parts, and his company will modify the cab a week before the update arrives to make sure it is perfect for the launch day. :tup::party:
Community Collaboration Schedule:
So to help make sure everyone gets to voice their opinion and we get the best cab possible, I divided the decision making process into three stages so that everyone can participate over the next few weeks and we can come to a community decision. I will be creating a separate thread for each one as we get to it, so people will have clear references to look back to. The three stages are:
First Stage- Brainstorming: Tuesday to Thursday (01/11 - 01/20)
This thread will host a brainstorming session where people can post up their ideas about what they would like to see and what they feel is important in having the best cabinet for the NW. The one rule of brainstorming and for this thread is: No Criticism. Just ideas. As many of them as you can give with no limits. If you have ideas beyond the controls and the cab itself, you are free and encouraged to post them here.
Second Stage- Ranking of Ideas: Friday to Tuesday (01/21 - 01/25)
After going over everyone’s ideas, we will create a giant list and people will select their top eight choices, ranking them from 1-8 in matter of importance. The top 3 choices of everyone’s list will state their preference for control layout, button/stick type, and orientation on the cabinet to make sure we get everyone’s opinion on those topics.
Third Stage- Combining and Refining Ideas: Wednesday to Saturday (01/26 - 02/05)
Once everyone has listed there top 8 ideas and criteria, we will combine them together and count the number of times each comes up to get an idea of what is important to the community. Out of the list, we will start to combine similar ideas and refine vague ideas to reduce the number of suggestions, and come up with a final selection of the most important requirements to send to Bill.
List sent to Bill - Sunday (February 6th)
The parts list and control layout will be sent to Bill for ordering so he can have them shipped on time his techs can begin planning to modify the cab. Submitting at this time will also allow for Bill to give us feedback on our suggestions.
Threads will be closed on there listed deadlines, and we will move onto the next section. If we stay to long on one subject or go back and open them up again, we will not get anywhere. So be sure to participate in each section during the time it’s open and get your opinion stated. :tup:
This thread will remain open for General Questions.
Some general info to get people started:
The most important rule throughout this entire process is:
Everyone is allowed to participate and voice their opinion at all stages of the discussion. Whether you live in Washington or Oregon, just joined SRK or are a long time veteran, everyone is free and encouraged to participate as much as possible throughout the process. In the last stage, the design specs and ideas that gets decided on will be reviewed and will need to be supported by the community, so no matter who you are or what your opinion, feel free to state it; but please, stay on topic, and stay constructive.
The cabinet that will be modified is the double-cabinet currently at Acme Bowl, in Tukwila, WA. It is a dual cabinet, with two seperate screen and control panels placed side by side, linked together for competitive play. The modifications will be for both cabinets to ensure that each side is identical to the other. You can view a picture of it by clicking below, or visiting Acme Bowl to see it yourself.