Recently, the amount of newcomers to the fighting game community has increased significantly, and I’m sure it’s only going to get bigger as new Fighting Games are released. With The release of SF4, Super, BB, MB, MvC2 and MvC3 (coming soon), as well as Third Strike Online, I think it goes without saying that new players are always looking for a website to fit into the community, as well as a place to say hello and introduce themselves. Shoryuken.comhas outstandingly stood out to be that website, not only in providing *exceptional information *regarding games, but even a place to hang out and chat/debate about the games themselves with friends and rivals alike.
With that being said, I couldn’t even count the amount of new threads posted daily from players who just signed up for **SRK.com **within the hour, and immediately start a topic about virtually nothing, in an attempt to simply feel heard and welcome into the community. :woot: Don’t worry, we understand :sad:
In this thread, we hope to attract new players who want to be a part of this *fabulous community *by encouraging you to simply say hello and addressing any concerns and minor questions you may have, ideally helping to reduce much of the awkwardness that comes with starting a new thread and hoping nobody bashes you for your attempt to fit in.
It’s really this easy:
-**State what game **you recently started playing and what you hope to accomplish (friendly matches, casual competition, tournament-level play, Just get better with win consistancy, etc)
-You may also include your gamertag. This will help other new players find players on similar levels of experience, making it easier to team up for matches (Also, you can use the matchmaking forums for more in-depth matchmaking)
-If you don’t already see a question asked previously in another thread or reply, feel free to ask a question here, and I can guarantee it will get answered, if not by me, by somebody else who knows.
*Let’s encourage our newcomers to feel at ease *on this website to ask anything they need to know, as well as say hello to this group. I’m sure thats what most new players are really thinking when joining a Website like this. Hopefully, this article will make that typically uncomfortable transition a lot easier. :china:
tl;dr - Newcomers section for introducing themselves. Enjoy! :rock: