Editor’s Note: Operation Zero is a push from the video games community numbering over 1,900 strong so far on Facebook alone, and is currently entering its next phase. Gamers who want to see the Fatal Frame series localized to the Nintendo Wii U console including the New Fatal Frame Installment are urged to participate in this scheduled and planned Call In / Write-In efforts but must follow the guidelines below in order to be kind to the creators involved in making the games we all love. Below is that set of rules. This post was created for the purpose of peacefully requesting the following projects be developed and to prove that demand for those projects exists:
(including the Petition)
And then use the instructions below to Request Nintendo’s Cooperation
Hi everyone, as you all know we at Operation Zero are planning our first write-in/call-in to Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe. This event is scheduled for the week of June 16 – 20, literally right after all the events of E3 are done. You’ll note that we’re doing a slightly different approach in how we go about this; there is good reason behind it. Please allow me to explain.
If we were to dedicate a deadline day to all time zones in the US, and possibly Europe too, it makes keeping track of things too much for all in the community to bear. That means we’d have to coordinate sending letters in across several different time zones and (in the case of Europe) across the world. With this new format, we don’t need to worry about this anymore. We can all take our time, do what we need to do, and get our letters out and our calls in by the last day of the aforementioned week.
With that being said, we have but a few simple rules for everyone to follow. This will apply to our current write-in/call-in campaign as well as any future campaigns we intend to do of this nature.
1. Be polite – remember, we’re not just writing for ourselves, we’re writing for all Fatal Frame fans, and as such, we need to act accordingly. That means we should try and keep ranting and cursing at a minimum both in our letters and especially when speaking to a representative on the phone.
2. Say thank you – This is important, especially if you’re talking to a representative. Remember, you’re representing not just yourselves, but our campaign group as a whole. The least we can do after talking to someone from Nintendo is to thank them for their time.
3. Be Creative – If you want to send in artwork or photos of your collection of games, feel free to do so; in fact, it is highly encouraged that you all show us your chops. There aren’t any rules on what you can or can’t submit, but make sure your artwork is tasteful and fits the Fatal Frame universe.
4. Be specific – the goal of this campaign is to endorse enthusiasm for the upcoming Fatal Frame Wii-U title. Make sure you present this goal in both your calls and in your letters, otherwise Nintendo may not get the message we’re attempting to convey.
5. Keep a positive attitude – Let’s try and put our personal feelings towards Nintendo aside during this campaign. Regardless of how dissatisfied you are with them, this is a professional campaign. Negative attitudes or approaches will reflect poorly upon not just our campaign, but the Fatal Fame fanbase as a whole. I cannot stress how important this is, as it will affect our mobility moving forward.
We at Operation Zero want you all to know that we’re very excited to start this campaign, and look forward to seeing what response Nintendo will give us. Remember – don’t be discouraged; any response is a good response, even if it’s nothing at all. This campaign is to increase our exposure, and to let Nintendo know we exist as well as our intentions. Any and all contributions are helpful, no matter how big or small. One call, one letter is all it takes to make all the difference in the world. We can only make this happen as a group—not as individuals. Let’s see to it our message gets through. As always, we encourage all of you to like Operation Zero’s Official Facebook Page.
Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by J.T. Melanson on 20140601 and was last modified on 20140603 .