You remimded me. I just uploaded the legend as my avatar. Voice actor of Iwao and the afro guy on the unusable vending machines.Yeah, but was under a different name. Favourite forum back in the day. Weird how you feel a personal connection to some people despite them being just an avatar.
I agree 100 percent. I'm proud to have been a part of some of the earliest and first petitions and initiatives for Shenmue. I remember it so well because from Shenmue 1 all the way to around 2009, when I joined this forum, was a very pivotal time in life for me. I have so many memorable points in time surrounding 1999 and even 2002 when they released Shenmue 2 in US. I had an imported version prior to that in 2001 or so. And look how far we've come. Back when I left this forum, I didn't think we would ever see S3. I still can't believe it happened. I remember we were discussing doing an indie project with clearance from Suzuki to have a spin off of the story. Now, I have since then created so many projects and things with storylines as deep as Shenmue, I really would like to collaborate with some of my work at this point, and other talented dudes out there.i signed up to the original dojo forums as a kid around 2002. this was before shenmue 2 was released.
you would think it would suck to be a shenmue fan but this community has some awesome members who found and created some amazing things and really kept shenmue alive.
i don't know if other dojo members will agree but personally i think if this forum didn't exist, i dont think we would of gotten shenmue 3.
2007 I joined but didn't really participate much until a few years later and much more once Shenmue 3 was announced.Is anyone still here from back in 2009. I'd like to know what everyone is up to.