I was wondering if some of you would be interested in answering some questions about Stepmania.
I have played off and on over the last 4 yrs, and now that I'm in a Master's degree, I'm attempting to write a paper about it, and possibly present the topic at a conference in the spring.
If you have time and are interested, it would be great to get the opinions and insights of actual Stepmania players, rather than just my own limited perspective.
Feel free to respond as a post, or if you want - azilda @ hushmail dot com (trying to avoid spam)
1. How did you first start playing Stepmania?
2. What do you know about the history of its development?
3. Do you prefer Stepmania over DDR? If so, why?
4. Do you play with a dance pad, a keyboard or another type of controller? Why?
5. Who are some of your favourite simfile creators?
6. What is your level of involvement in Stepmania? In other words, do you contribute songs, make simfiles, program, etc......tell me as much as you want about why and how you became involved with contributing.
7. Have you ever travelled to go to a tournament, or met people from SMO in person?
8. Please tell me anything at all that you think I should know about Stepmania, why you play, what's going on in the community, what's happening with development, if you think I'm full of B.S., etc. etc. etc.