Deebo wrote:So much for "Saturday night sportsball" not a single person. ... I did have 1 match of 2k1 earlier but that was in the afternoon. What's the point of an event schedule if no one shows up
Hey man its cool to see a new person interested in the sports titles available for online play. These and quake 3 are my personal favorites and I was really excited about the sports games coming back. I was the original host for Sportsball night. In fact, it started on Mondays but switched to Saturdays after Mondays proved to be too slow. I hosted on Saturdays for a while through the beginning as well.
Let me clarify the situation youre dealing with a little bit.
I stopped hosting because I was tired of giving up my Saturday nights to sit at home waiting for no one to show up to play. This is not a personal attack on anyone in particular, but the sports crew here is very small and the people generally did not support a weekly game night.
You might see that theres X amount of DC online players but in reality theres literally only about 5 people who you can get a sports game with. The DC community is also different from other modern online communities. This is a generally older crowd, some times with families, kids, or other adult responsibilities that prevent them from always being available to play games. Its also not always as convenient to boot up and play the DC games online as it is for a more up to date console.
So, take those 5 players and factor all of this in and youll see its just harder to find online games here. You have a couple of options. If youre planning on playing a sports game, say something in the chat on the main page here. Give it a half hour or so and maybe someone will respond. You can also join the dc talk discord group and try to find someone to play there. Lastly, and honestly the best way is to just make friends with the 5 people who will play sports games and then just try to personally arrange a game time with them via private message or whatever.
Thats the list of people most likely to be down for a sports game.
Hope this has helped make sense of things. And yes I will play with you if you ever want to send me a private message or find me on discord or whatever. Maybe we can arrange a time. Later.