Backers' Beta Tester
Backers' Beta Tester
- Feb 5, 2016
And i see that we will not see eye to eye on this. Your response that i have quoted (assuming i am understanding it properly, correct me if i am not) is basically that my complaints make no sense as i am not asking questions or looking for matches in a match finder/advice thread. My complaints however are more that all this seems to be is a match finder/advice thread and i was expecting more than that.You're acting like we're the problem, and that's why this critique feels so off-base. All we are doing is trying to provide people the tools to gain fighting game literacy, and a group of people to answer questions and grow alongside. The reason why you're not getting what you want out of the group is not because of a failing of the group, but because you don't want to engage the resources we are providing.
To be honest match finder and advice threads are a dime a dozen on the internet and yet in the 18+months i've been (intermittently) trying to find ways to improve at fighting games i have never joined one. This is because i am well aware of my weakness on the social aspect and wouldn't get anything out of them if i did join, and really even if it is arguably (ok i doubt there is any argument i just don't have anything but anecdotal information from one side of the situation) more inefficient any game with a remotely active player-base has random online matches and information is not hard to find on the internet.
My issue is that Songhacker's mission statement/opening post here seemed to imply something more than a simple advice and match finder thread, organization and an actual effort to help people learn (not just answer random questions there is a difference) and that's why i joined and also why i am upset here as i don't really see any of that.
I will not say i am completely without blame yes i could have asked for help but when my only options were to relay on information from a document that had not seen an update since about a month before i joined, or basically plead into an empty void (ok getting a little over the top with the language but that is how it's always felt with talking in some kind of live chat space) and hope some one is available and willing to help me train with no real direction on what i want help with.
It's why i suggested the match critique thing, not as a 'i want to do this but don't know if its allowed (by the way thanks for making me realize it is) but more as an easier way to create a learning space and environment without having to do any more then is already being done. By posting up match footage and asking the community to discuss it ( maybe add a small prompt like " why did x win/lose" or who had better spacing) you can drive the community to interact and (theoretically) enhance the groups understanding of why matches are won or lost or even just when you should/should not use certain types of options. I'll admit my comparison to a art critique thread was perhaps a bit off (outside of the idea being to get people to critique the match) as the ideas is less to help the people in the match improve as much as it would be to help the group as a whole understand good vs bad play.