Melty Blood: Actress Again offically at Evolution 2010!by Dipstick
The poll for the player’s choice game over on Shoryuken has just closed, and live on AlphaISM Radio MrWizard announced that the final game at Evolution is Melty Blood: Actress Again.
Wow. It’s so weird reading this post from Master Chibi a couple of years back:
As we decided what to order Sabin was looking at me oddly when he said he wanted to slap me for not talking to Mr. Wizard, and then I asked him about what?
“Melty Blood, chance of a lifetime and you passed it up!”
He was right, I really did blank out. We all ordered our food and ran back up again, when I decided to ask Mr. Wizard a question or two about Melty Blood ever being held at any Evolution in the future.
At first he smiled, because when I asked my hands were clapped together as if I was praying, but he was kind enough to talk about it.
Basically he made the point that the game has to get a community going first, not only on EC but WC and elsewhere too. You know, get the game to blow up however possible. Make him notice that people are into this game and that it’s worth consider. He said not to take it as being hopeless either, and brought up an example. Street Fighter 3S was originally on the roster when released, only to be taken off due to lack of anyone even playing the game. Then out of nowhere the community blew up and they realized it was worth putting back in. They also noted that having around 100 entrants (TTT had around 90+ when it was held at Evo) is something that will quickly get them to take notice and get them to look into it more.
So it’s not entirely hopeless, and it can be done. If we could get 30 people last year, then Zaelar and myself are going to personally push for 50 this year. We’re looking to really start pushing the ranbats here on the EC, possibly by a projector for MB at Evo World this year (you heard right), put in $200+ into the pot, we want to push this shit and make it happen. Evo 2k8? Probably not, but that shouldn’t stop us for shit.
So let’s make this happen guys!
How far things have come along in the last three years. There are still a lot of things that need to be done (like coordinating donations, trying to attract foreign plays to come out, other events, etc.) and never mind the players themselves training up to bring their best game to Vegas.
One last item, two images to note this event:
(Thanks for grandlordzero for the image.)
(Thanks to Paikman for this image.)