I mean really? Do you know what forum you're in? Stuff like that just doesn't help no matter how well meaning...
Even if I am not interested in reading fanfiction/playing fan games, I can still give my opinion on your project (when there's something to have an opinion about) and hopefully improve it with my Suiknowledge (even though it's only pretty average).
I just wanted to see if some people would want to work on the game.
I guess we all know that but you have to be realistic, this board is near death with only a couple of posts a week and most of them are gameplay or story related. So your chances for finding a creative mind here were near-zero from the beginning. Also, from my experience with fan-games and projects, the more people are involved the more problems will evolve, leading to an abandoned project, so I'd say it would be better if your lead writer writes most of it and the rest of the people will only write smaller stuff/dialogue. But that's just how I would approach a project like this.
pointing out all the things that can go wrong surely isn't positive anyway.
Actually, it is. Imagine you are an adventurer and want to go to the Temple of Death and Doom and you will be killed by a Dragon
. Do you want to hear "Yeah, greta idea, great treasures await!" or "Don't go there, you will be killed."? I guess everyone wants to hear the first one, but the second one might be the more useful advice. Especially (and I want to stretch this again) when no one here was negative and only saying that such an ambitious project might
run into legal troubles. From my pov that's not negative, but rather caring.
And this is not a personal attack, but a lot of projects like this are immune to criticism, pointing out that they want to hear positive things, not the negative things, but that way a project will never improve and the same mistakes will happen over and over again. Of course, you are the one making the game and it must please you, but what's the point in doing a game that most of the (rather small) fandom doesn't like? I'm not saying that you should listen to every piece of criticism, but at least consider if this criticism is justified or not. Then again, we haven't criticized anything in this thread yet and still you say we're wrong, so... (I'm not implying that you are totally resistant to criticism or something, just that it's tedious to discuss that you might run into legal problems which might be a real threat for so long. Especially when it comes to the game's aesthetics, it's a matter of opinion and if you like your game the way it is, it is ok, but you cannot say that facts are wrong.)
So for a positive response, don't "market" your game as Suikoden VI, but maybe as Suikoden - Harmonian Tales
or something. Or leave the Suikoden out of your title completely.