Difficult Things About Source Gaming

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In this post, we’ll be going over a few of the most difficult things about Source Gaming. We’re not going to talk about the recent downfall of Source Gaming- some may say it was inevitable at this point. We’re also not going to be talking about people who want to leave Source Gaming. Source gaming smash ballot  is coming up soon, and people who want to leave are probably going to get their wish. If a member wants to leave, then they should. That’s not the point of this article.

The point of this article is to talk about problems that Source Gaming has faced since its creation and what it could do in the future to fix them. Source Gaming is an amazing organization with a great future ahead of it if it does these things listed in this post. This post is divided into three sections: Current Issues with Source Gaming, Things that can be improved at Source Gaming, and What we need from you, the reader.

Source gaming isn’t perfect. It will never be perfect but we can work on improving the way things are run. This is an article for those people who want to give up on their dreams and need a little push in the right direction- there’s loads of other articles online for those topics!

Difficult Things About Source Gaming :

1. The Smashing Community

The smasher community is a tricky thing to navigate. It’s a small, tight-knit community that can be pretty hostile to those on the outside. At the same time, you have to be in it to have any impact and due to these large communities of individual smashers, there isn’t nearly as much collective effort being put forth as it seems- even with large efforts like EVO and Arena Battles (which are great). 

There are also a lot of people who will disagree with you for one reason or another for what you’re doing. And if you want anyone else’s help in this community, be prepared for some serious competition. You might think that this community is too anti-social and difficult to deal with, but it’s really not as bad as people make it out to be. It’s all about having the right mindset and making friends in the right places- which I’ll get into later.

This is one of the most difficult things about Source Gaming, especially if you want to reach out to other smashers or collaborate with them on anything. The other difficult thing about the smasher community is that it can be very cliquey and unwelcoming towards others. Even if you’ve been in a specific area of the Smash community for a while, you still may get treated like an outsider.

2. Transparency

This is a big thing that a lot of people have come onto Source Gaming and brought up. Source Gaming is a site that relies on its reputation, and having transparency into the events that are run by the site- especially in its most recent form- is important for many reasons. This will help people understand why certain decisions were made and why certain things were chosen to be done the way they were. It will also help those who want to leave Source Gaming to understand why they are leaving, how things could have been improved, and how they feel about what happened.

However, this can lead to situations like the “Smashing ballot scandal” where it got out that some members of staff voted for themselves as well as a few people who may or may not have suggested or directly told other members of staff to vote for themselves. Source Gaming has since put in place a new system where the public can see how each individual user voted and how many votes they cast. This is a step in the right direction, but there’s still room for improvement on transparency.

3. Many users who joined for the wrong reasons

This is a touchy subject, but I think it needs to be talked about, and there needs to be some solutions to this problem. Source Gaming has a reputation of being the “good guy” in terms of video game news websites. The only problem with this is that those kinds of people are probably not interested in joining Source Gaming and they bring down the quality of membership on the website.

You’d think that this wouldn’t be so bad, but these people are very vocal about certain topics and they drag down certain sections of Source Gaming which can lead into other problems within the site. There have also been one or two cases of people joining Source Gaming because they wanted to be a part of the community and they had a different opinion than what the website was supporting. 

The problem here is that these people have tried incredibly hard to change various topics on an article or change the way an administrator feels and it has been extremely difficult for them. However, their efforts are commendable, even if something you support isn’t being changed. This can become a problem with policies on Source Gaming regarding people who don’t like a certain character or franchise but still want to join Source Gaming.

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