I know there are so many community managers everywhere these days, but not many have known this story about me becoming a community manager, which was actually because of you guys who have given me this opportunity to become one. So, I was one of the guys who were there fighting back in those days to wait for responses with no hope, that’s why the KOEI Warriors evolution has changed everything. I really appreciate for those who have been / are still helping me to keep this college project that I created back in 2005 and keep it alive still.
Just because I’ve been knowing this community from zero on the very first day, I still want to emphasize this – you’re not just a fan, we’ve been together all this time, we’re friends and there’s always a reason of bringing us together here to become this #TKfamily.
I understand how everybody feels (I’ve been on that stage) for wanting responses no matter it’s a good news or a bad news with explanations, so I always try my best to give you responses no matter how busy I am (look I have over 40K tweets now) – but one thing I have to emphasize is, no matter what, I’m really just a person who is able to pass your messages to the company (and vice versa) with the best I can, and I can’t really fulfil all your wishes like for putting your characters into development for your desired game or whatsoever.
This article is basically showing how much I appreciate this community with the opportunity and support which you have been given to me since 2005 until today (although I’ve only been working officially at Tecmo Koei for 3 years). According to the statistics I’ve received recently, I can admit that our community isn’t the biggest compared to many others, but it’s the one with the really high quality rate (>90%), also the community that has a lot of potentials. This has made me really happy since I wasn’t allowed to spend any money (but my time and effort) to develop the community as Japan doesn’t really see the importance of the community yet, still – I understand because of the difference on the cultures though!
A lot of companies have started their social networking activities these days to change their communities, giving them news and goodies to get a wider audience; but for #TKfamily, I only have one vision, which is the other way round, I want this community to change the company with your outstanding attitude by sending us your opinions and desires with no worries – of course we can’t achieve everything you want, but you know, I’ll always be here for you to be the one that listens.
I won’t change you for being who you are for any bit, but I’m ready for you to teach me with your vision and knowledge (vice versa) and we can inspire each other too.