Alright, something I’ve had inscribed on the fleshy tablets of my brain for a while now but have suddenly had the impetus to start and I need YOU SRK, yes YOU, to help.
I had an offer last year from someone to make a website for me and one was made, but didn’t have any content and I couldn’t provide any due to the time sink and stress of attempting to become a high school teacher. That is now just a horrible memory and the offer for the website is still there so I can now seriously commit to collating, organising and making something like a proper 3rd Strike website.
The main thrust of the website is it will provdie information about 3rd Strike in a number areas such as arcades, players, tournaments, videos and general miscellenay. In a sense, if you’re going abroad and want to know if there’s an arcade that sports 3rd Strike this will be the place to go. It may go further with game/character data but there are already places tha offer that atm.
If we take Gamer’s Vision for example, you’d have the rudimentary info such as address but also loads of pictures, official site links, blog links, video links, detailed information on what events they run, how often, how much, the players you can expect to play against (all tagged to a much more comprehensive Japanese player index, more later), if they’re part of larger tournaments, popularity (visitor testimonials?) and possibly some sort of feedback feature.
So in essence Gamer’s Vision would have it’s own robust page, which is nothing majorly different from their own sites but my site would be an everything ‘under one roof’ approach. Other arcades will be present you may or may not have known about.
I think this is where I want to start collating information and where you good men at SRK come in, what other information would you like to see? Either as a visitor, a player, out of interest or as a resource? As you’ll be helping in providing information I thought it best we thrash out what should appear?
Once we’ve sorted out a template of information each Arcade has, we’ll run through them one by one until everything’s there. When we’ve got a good number of arcades worldwide sorted we’ll move onto the player index, which I really want to take much further than the translation list at present.
I’d like to go live with website when there’s enough information to warrant it, that may be when 1 area is finsihed like the Arcades, or more. It’ll depend on the demand from people to see it.
What say you SRK? Will you help me build it?
Here’s a list of things I’ve thought of which would be useful for an Arcade’s resource page:
Location (with images)
No. of cabinets with 3rd Stike
Price, Opening Hours etc.
Other titles available
Images of arcade
Types of event run (RanBats, official SBO Qualifier etc)
Highlights (an embedded video/links or a number particular spectacular/fun/interesting matches)
Tournament/RanBat/event history (with images)*
Video list & history (with original file names)
That’s all I could think of atm, if there’s anything else you think should be included then let it be known, I want it to be comprehensive as possible so throw it out there. When everyone’s happy on the format we’ll begin the compiling information for an arcade at a time and then review it. And so on.
*I was thinking if we all manage to sort out the file names for videos then potentially we could provide decent torrents, as many folk will already have the videos?