Posted Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:28 PM
I posted this message to the PhillyClassic group at Yahoo. I'm not sure if it will make it out or not as it's a moderated group. It's basically an opinion on how I feel about the change. Sorry to intrude folks, I just had to share this in the event it didn't make it out...
Well, from what has been going around, it appears that
there is a rumor that the format of PhillyClassic may
possibly change to include more modern systems. The
name of the convention "PhillyClassic" may possibly be
changed to "Game Jam" which happens to be plastered
all over the "hacked" website. It is quite possible
that this is nothing more than a marketing ploy.
I, for one, would be quite upset about all of this for
two reasons. One, the idea of PhillyClassic is
exactly what the name implies, and that is "classic".
PC is the premier east coast show, and the main one
for classic systems to begin with. I would sure be
upset to see the premier classic convention go away.
What would be left? A bunch of independent shows?
For this reason alone, I feel that PC should be left
alone. If the organizers wanted newer systems to be
introduced to the show, why couldn't the show just
simply be made larger to include the other systems?
Already, a small discussion has been going on about
this possible change, and so far, it's been negative
about any change.
Second of all, if it turns out that this is a
marketing ploy about the change, why insult the
intelligence of people by saying the site was hacked
and not just come out and say "Hey people, we feel
it's time to include more modern systems to the show."
People in general don't like to be victimized by lame
If that's what this all turns out to be, well then, I
(along with some other people) will save my $30 for
the three day admission (which actually is a good
deal) and do something else more constructive with it.
It wouldn't be spent by going to a show concentrating
on more modern systems, where I would more want it to
be based around the classic systems.
Let's be honest here. Who really wants to go to the
city of Philadelphia for a convention? Unless you
want to pay a higher tax for the things around the
show like lodging and food, keep it where it is. It's
a lot easier to get to where it is now than navigating
the streets of Philadelphia to get to wherever it may
wind up being.
Just an opinion...