Changes and the future
We’re in the process of making changes as we prepare for the release of The King of Fighters XIII for console. After the announcement, we’ve seen an increase in the number of user registrations and spam accounts. The entire team is working hard to squash the spammers and improve the community.
A few of the recent changes have been apparent such as the toolbar at the bottom of the site. The main feature of the toolbar is the chat room. We will use it for all online events and for general real-time discussion. I’ve also revamped the Online Player Listing into a Netplay page. This page provides information on how to play classic games online.
The most recent change is regarding the staff. Kane317 is now a Global Moderator. He will now be a moderator for the entirety of the forum. His new duties will include maintaining a gameplay focus in the forum and working with me to improve the site and community as a whole.
Desmond Delaghetto will now be part of the KOFXIII moderator team. With the upcoming release of XIII, it’s extremely important that the XIII section be kept on track and clean, and Desmond will be a great addition to this team.
Now, let’s talk about the future of Dream Cancel and the greater KOF community. I feel that it’s very important that we, as a community, unite behind XIII. The KOF community has been spread out over different titles for years. The real strength of the Street Fighter community is that they rally behind the latest game and that creates a unified front. KOFXIII is our opportunity to do that. It’s a great game, has a lot of hype and deserves to be the poster game for the community. More than that, the KOF community needs it.
In order for Dream Cancel to do its part, the homepage has shifted to primarily XIII coverage. Expect that to continue and maybe even expand. There are a lot of plans for online events in XIII once it drops. I am also considering rearranging the forum to reflect this new focus.
Finally, I’d like to thank the Dream Cancel community. When I reflect upon the first year, things have been pretty great. The community here is respectful and excited to share information. I think that says a lot for all of you. Thanks.
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