But, honestly, I think the decision for YOU should hinge upon your financial commitment to it.
If you're basically uninterested in this site, for the most part - If it were me, I wouldn't want to spend more than a small amount on it. Especially if TheShowAlliance.com continues to grow and requires more upkeep/financial commitment. (Of course, without the need for much of a downloads section, bandwidth and server space at TSA should be MUCH smaller than MVPmods ever was).
Anyway - bottom line: If it's worth it to you, it's certainly worth keeping it around to support the lingering MVP community - and, of course, the Classics and Caribe guys.
I'm glad to see that Trues and some annonymous benefactor might be working to "save" the site - but the general state of decline of MVP Baseball is unfortunate.
Of course - I play The Show practically every day, so it's hard not to feel like a part of the problem rather than the solution. lol.
Trues and all the staff all the way back from the when I first registered (carter, five, MarkB, Y4L, etc) through the days when I was staff as well (DJEagles, Jim, Sean O, tebjr, Maestro... and, of course, HFLR) all the way through the staff manning the site today... all of you did a fantastic job at all times keeping a community running that at times produced some outlandish and peculiar drama.
How egos managed to get as big as they did in a community built surrounding a video game is a bit concerning to me for the future of humanity - but nonetheless - the site was run as best as it could be and it provided me and countless others with endless hours of joy and entertainment.
Not only the community-produced mods that helped keep MVP05 relevant 5 years later - but the site, the forums, and the people populating them. What a fantastic community this turned out to be - faults and all.
Thanks again, Trues - and good luck with whatever you've got going on that might extend the site's life a little further.
Sadly (and I mean it when I say sadly) - 2K has a long way to go to catch up w/ The Show.
I am aware of the faults with The Show (none more persistance than the general "scripted" feeling - it has gotten better w/ each passing year - but it can still rear it's head)....
...but the faults I've found with 2K's game are just too numerous at this point.
PC Baseball Gaming is in a sad state - BUT - at least there is a "modern" game for PC gamers these days - this site has done what it can to keep MVP2005 alive - but there's only so much than can be done before sheer technology of newer products win out over the outstanding base that MVP provided.
Hopefully 2K or EA or someone, someday, will return PC Baseball Gaming to its heyday, like MVP2005 and it's modded followers...
...but right now - The Show beats all comers. :unknw:
I have looked into AT&T U-Verse as well, but it seems a tad higher priced than the others, and I don't know what it does so much better to earn that extra money. Anybody else have any thoughts on the DirecTV vs Dish Network vs U-Verse argument?
Thanks. I checked and saw that MLBtv is included in DirectTV's package, but not in Dish Networks, but both packages include all the ESPN's and both of them have FoxSportsMidwest - which is the channel that carries about 90% of Cardinals games. So really, only MLBtv is an issue for me, but I can live without it.
How is the service itself?
And how badly does weather REALLY effect satellite TV?