No, your quite right to express your opinions, Celedril, even if they are pessimistic.
I agree with most of what you say. But I, personally, would not be so sure of those views just yet. Although I do greatly fear, like all of us, that those/your views are correct. As I said before, maybe it is time to panic. But maybe it isnt. Its easy for us to get carried away here.
So until I know for a fact that there is no hope for the return of the old Suikoden ...then I will keep campaigning for a brighter future.
Well, its not a petition as such. There ARE petitions online for Konami to give us a Suikoden VI. Bt they tend to have little spotlight, not organised very well and/or run by obscure fans. Its maybe worth us taking them more serisouly though and spreading the word alot more? You can find them on Facebook.
What I have been aiming to do is establish a relationship with Konami. To make Konami realise that there is a strong and (hopefully) large Suikoden fanbase. If we can contact Konami and speak to them on a more constructive basis, then perhaps we can have a say in the future of the series and help steer Suikoden back on track.
This has proven to be rather difficult. Konami have a histroy of not wanting to reach fans on such a level. So one can only imagine how they will respond to the fanbase of one of their lesser known series.
Nevertheless, I have spoken to many employees (mostly of Konami America) and even some of the creative staff members of Konami Japan who helped create Suikoden. Who knows if what I have had to say has had any effect. I can only hope. Although I do think our initial campaigning spurned Konami into action to not drop the Suikoden series completely.
So, apart from me bombarding Konami with various emails, I only have a few options left that I will try until I start to run out of ideas. The important thing, I think, is not what I have to say to Konami as an individual. Rather, its what we have to say as a collective. If more and more people follow my example and Konami start to get a steady flow of emails and letters from many different people ...then surely that will speak louder to them than anything I have been reiterating to them over and over again for the past 18 months or so.
You can keep up to date with most of the campaigning, here: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=12219
I know its a big read but you dont exactly need to read it all in one sitting. It will let you know exactly where we stand with Konami at the present moment. As well as a good insight into what has been happening.
Also, the signature at the bottom of my posts is a collection of Konami addresses you can try emailing