This is only the beginning. Here at Squidboards...well, it's really only a beta. In the coming months, the site will be moved and will be getting a massive overhaul.
That being said, I want you all involved in the process. We're all Splatoon Goons and I want to build the site so it's the best for all of you!
So, here, I'd love for you all to suggest and discuss ideas and things you'd like to see in the final site (ie. board categories, contests, features, shoutbox or not, etc.). With your help, we can create the best site possible.
I'll be checking back here every now and again to see what comes up. Have fun!
I think in the interest of keeping the community going, we should DEFINITELY host some contests, and we should also have gaming nights or something! Have one night a week where we play some kind of game together, maybe some MK8, maybe just whatever we feel like at the time!
Also, maybe a subforum where we can host and play forum games? I've been in a few forum communities now, and I've learned how to host some awesome games that'll definitely keep us entertained! Especially mafia games. Understandable if we might want to steer clear of a subforum for that, though.
One more thing, maybe a skype group, or somewhere where we can chat with other people from the community whenever we feel like it? That could help us grow connected fast!
As I posted in the splatoon subreddit, I'd love to see a place for community members to post match highlights and splatoon related videos. Also, I'm looking forward to tips and tricks from the community.
Also as someone who can't always be active a view active topics section is really helpful. I'm not a huge forum user so forgive me if this common knowledge, but it's just a section that shows the topics that have most recently been posted in from the whole forum. It really helps me keep up to date since I can't always be here
As I mentioned before, i am more then welcomed to help out with the art and design side of the site. I think for the most part the site is good, we just need to wait for more splatoon news and hype to draw in more people and what not.
I think one thing that would be helpful would be some way to easily party up with people or schedule times to play with people. Even if it's just a subforum where people can post topics like "when this thread is 12 hours old, we'll party up" or something, it'd definitely help people jump into the community more. But of course with such limited knowledge on how the party/matchmaking system will work it's hard to think just how to organize it right now.
It'd also be good to have some mini-guide to how to get into voice chat with others while playing (in case Nintendo doesn't implement something).