RockmanXt wrote:Sorry if I bother, but, do the Male Exhibition this year still happen?
It's 1 week left, and I don't see the nomination topic.
no, there won't be a male exhibition this year
Homura wrote: Kholdy wrote:
RailWarrior wrote:No worries. Shiro's gonna sweep Aquamarine, Sapphire, and Tiara with a perfect RS.
And when that happens people will be crying for Kanade and Mikoto back, and they would 100% completely missed the point of the ToC.
I bet Shiro's 2015 performance is going to be like last year's Mashiro. The fact is that people always don't consider a solid performance in Nova division to be convincing enough. However, people would like to follow a character only if they are convinced, meaning that even a perfect first year RS performance in Nova is not sufficient for a solid fanbase to be formed
. This mostly explains why Mashiro didn't go further than quarterfinal in 2013 while Kotori had a very fluctuating performance in this year's PS1. Nova division is really a double-edged sword. It gives every new character more time to form her fanbase, but at the same time it virtually takes away the chance for extremely strong fanbase to be formed. This differentiates Mashiro and Kotori from Kanade. Meanwhile, the Nova division keeps producing more and more mediocre contestants. My opinion: If Nova division had started in 2011, Kanade wouldn't have become today's Kanade. Remember the strongest rises from the toughest condition. Every time she pulls off a hard win, she gathers faith from more people.
EDIT: The last sentence also explains Nanami's miraculous postseason.
agree, but also disagree with this..
Nova division certainly cuts the growth potential of newbies, but at the same time, allows character like Nanami - one who does not have a strong performance in Nova - to become more powerful
because she is the underdog for Nova elites, the one whose victory we all will celebrate, the one whose lost we all will sympathize
the mistake of Mashiro is because she turns into a strong side so early... that's why when she wins too much, people will start to antivote her, and then that antivote behavior becomes a habit...
same thing we can see from Kotori and her DAL friends, whom received a huge amount of antivote in PS
Well, it means nothing now, though; the powerhouses are not here again, which means the strength of powerhouses will not be feared that much, again...
in this case, it's Asuna, Kotori, Mashiro, Shana, and perhaps Nanami (if she can ride this year's momentum into next year's aquamarine) who will be the strong side for Stella
I'll be watching Rikka, Azusa, F/SN, Oreimo, and SOS-dan, too