#1 Edited by unBREAKable_Fs4 (1677 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure we've all had this issue. You read a comic or manga that's not too popular but has great characters, and you try to display them in the battle forum and what happens? ....you get ignored lol. It doesn't matter how fair the rules are or even if you put your character against a popular character, the thread dies at around 5-10 posts.

I'm just curious as to why this is the case. It doesn't seem to matter if it's the community being unaware of the feats of the unknown character, cause I make sure I post them. Just not sure what it is.

An example would be a character named Jin Mo-Ri that I've made two threads with. The guy seems around "state" to "country" level but doesn't seem to get an ounce of respect around here, while characters that are much weaker like Naruto and Ichigo do. I'm not sure if it's cause I'm a new member or what, but I guess that's just the way it is. People constantly complain about how repetitive the battle forums are but when a brand new character is introduced, they ignore them.

#2 Posted by MatteoPG (1927 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's due to the following.

1- People love to complain. They hate repetative battles but they also hate having to read up about new stuff.

2- Unpopular characters are unpopular, so nobody has much love for them, so nobody wants to have a battle with them in it.

#3 Posted by Khan_Noonien_Singh (514 posts) - - Show Bio

People are usually only interested in talking about characters they are interested in.

#4 Posted by VoodooPenguin (974 posts) - - Show Bio

Because most people don't want to argue about characters they don't like or don't know.

#5 Posted by unBREAKable_Fs4 (1677 posts) - - Show Bio

@matteopg: True but the reason the characters remain unpopular on the battle forums is because no one give them a chance. For example Dark Schneider was quite unpopular on this site until @fallschirmjager @princearagorn1 and @uberhikari started talking about him. Now he's considered above skyfather level. My point is, people wont know if a character is good if they don't give them a chance. which is what happens a lot

#6 Edited by Khan_Noonien_Singh (514 posts) - - Show Bio

I would recommend pitting an unknown against a well-known character, then try to defend the unknown with feats, so people become more familiar and possibly, more interested in the character.

#7 Edited by RetconCrisis (3742 posts) - - Show Bio

I've tried so hard to make multiple battles that include unpopular, b-list/c-list characters, but no one ever posts. I get about 50+ views and 0 posts on almost all of my battles, whereas the overdone Thor vs Superman gets hundreds of posts, with half of them either raging or complaining about repetition.

#8 Posted by unBREAKable_Fs4 (1677 posts) - - Show Bio

People are usually only interested in talking about characters they are interested in.

Because most people don't want to argue about characters they don't like or don't know.

Yeah, it sucks... The way I see it is your knowledge won't expand if you maintain a closed up mindset. I understand characters like Black Adam and Superman are cool but people have to give others a chance. They may even end up liking these unknown characters.

#9 Edited by VoodooPenguin (974 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Edited by Wolverine08 (41257 posts) - - Show Bio

Because you can't make generalizations with superficial knowledge about them like people almost in battles using popular characters. There also no bragging rights in battles between unpopular characters like you see with popular ones.

#11 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignorance? But imo the Battle Callout Phonebook has been a big help with lesser known characters aslong as people start putting their names down to these characters.

Does Jin Mo-Ri have an entry in the phonebook? if not put yourself down as being knowledgeable on him & also make a few battles with this character against popular characters that way at the very least u might get a high view count even if u do only get a few replies at least your spreading info on this character :)

#12 Edited by unBREAKable_Fs4 (1677 posts) - - Show Bio

I would recommend pitting an unknown against a well-known character, then try to defend the unknown with feats, so people become more familiar and possibly, more interested in the character.

Thanks for the tip, I'll keep on trying that. A couple of hour ago I made a Captain Marvel vs Jin Mo-Ri thread and it's currently failing hard lol ..even after I spent like an hour looking up feats and posted them.

I've tried so hard to make multiple battles that include unpopular, b-list/c-list characters, but no one ever posts. I get about 50+ views and 0 posts on almost all of my battles, whereas the overdone Thor vs Superman gets hundreds of posts, with half of them either raging or complaining about repetition.

I feel you on that man. We need to make a change around here lol

#13 Posted by unBREAKable_Fs4 (1677 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Posted by Khan_Noonien_Singh (514 posts) - - Show Bio

@khan_noonien_singh said:

I would recommend pitting an unknown against a well-known character, then try to defend the unknown with feats, so people become more familiar and possibly, more interested in the character.

Thanks for the tip, I'll keep on trying that. A couple of hour ago I made a Captain Marvel vs Jin Mo-Ri thread and it's currently failing hard lol ..even after I spent like an hour looking up feats and posted them.

Maybe take up an aggressive attacking position. Fans that take offense usually have a lot to say in their favorite character's defense. :p

#16 Posted by unBREAKable_Fs4 (1677 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Edited by JeanRalphio (1842 posts) - - Show Bio

A lot of people only know the big guys...plain and simple

#18 Posted by RetconCrisis (3742 posts) - - Show Bio

@khan_noonien_singh said:

I would recommend pitting an unknown against a well-known character, then try to defend the unknown with feats, so people become more familiar and possibly, more interested in the character.

Thanks for the tip, I'll keep on trying that. A couple of hour ago I made a Captain Marvel vs Jin Mo-Ri thread and it's currently failing hard lol ..even after I spent like an hour looking up feats and posted them.

@retconcrisis said:

I've tried so hard to make multiple battles that include unpopular, b-list/c-list characters, but no one ever posts. I get about 50+ views and 0 posts on almost all of my battles, whereas the overdone Thor vs Superman gets hundreds of posts, with half of them either raging or complaining about repetition.

I feel you on that man. We need to make a change around here lol

Yeah... we do need a little change around here... if you know what I mean...

Lock and Load
Let's get started

Alright let's go- wait, nvm... WE MUST WAIT FOR THE TIME TO STRIKE

#20 Edited by PowerHerc (83401 posts) - - Show Bio

They are ignored for the same reason they are unpopular:

Because they aren't all that interesting or appealing to very many people.

#21 Edited by Fallschirmjager (16853 posts) - - Show Bio

@unbreakable_fs4 said:

@matteopg: True but the reason the characters remain unpopular on the battle forums is because no one give them a chance. For example Dark Schneider was quite unpopular on this site until @fallschirmjager @princearagorn1 and @uberhikari started talking about him. Now he's considered above skyfather level. My point is, people wont know if a character is good if they don't give them a chance. which is what happens a lot

Well...DS is a little different. He's a manga character which means he's a bit of a disadvantage on this website in terms of being well-known since this is mostly based on US comics.

But Bastard! is actually one of the top 15 or 20 selling Mangas all time in Japan - sold like 30million volumes. So not so much that he's no popular...juts sort of a wrong subject matter

DS is also at such a high level of power that they not not to get fights more often. People need street-planet level characters, which are usually the most debated.

I'm working on doing some more obscure manga character respect threads so people can use them too :P

#22 Edited by Ironshinobi88 (1174 posts) - - Show Bio

Unpopular characters is how I got into Richard Dragon and Iron Fist.

#23 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (5810 posts) - - Show Bio

They are ignored for the same reason they are unpopular:

Because they aren't all that interesting or appealing to very many people.

#24 Posted by RenaissanceMan (1078 posts) - - Show Bio

Because most people don't want to argue about characters they don't like or don't know.

I've been guilty of that. But then I'm on the other side of the fence when it's a fight I post. So I'm going to start replying to more fights.

#25 Posted by Jack Donaghy (980 posts) - - Show Bio

They are ignored for the same reason they are unpopular:

Because they aren't all that interesting or appealing to very many people.

This is the reason.

If most people don't know or care about a certain character they obviously aren't going to go into a thread about them leading to inactive threads.

#26 Posted by Jeepeh (3800 posts) - - Show Bio

@matteopg said:

I think it's due to the following.

1- People love to complain. They hate repetative battles but they also hate having to read up about new stuff.

2- Unpopular characters are unpopular, so nobody has much love for them, so nobody wants to have a battle with them in it.

This, as well as the fact that this is a comic site, there is only so much anime exct. love.