I saw some posts last night that made me curious about and interested in the current UTAU fandom generation. I'll admit that for all intensive purposes I've been out of the fandom for nearly 2 years. I've come up with a couple questions for those UTAU users who would consider themselves highly active users
, especially those who joined the fandom recently (2 years ago, a year ago, etc).
1. What do you consider to be the essential elements of an UTAUloid/UTAU voicebank? Are there some features that an UTAUloid must have to be legitimate? What kind of configuration does a voicebank need in order to be 100% complete?
2. What websites do you use? As far as promotion of your material goes, what are your most frequented websites (i.e. YouTube, SoundCloud, Tumblr, Facebook, UtaForum, or anything else I might not know about)? How do you utilize these sites?
3. Is there a hierarchy to the fandom? Are there levels of popularity among users based on talents, skills, or something else? Is it a social issue/are there cliques of people on these levels? Does the hierarchy seem penetrable or does it depend on factors that a user might not be able to control?
4.Who are the most "popular" users? Today in 2014, who do you consider the most popular active users? Who/what would you consider the most popular/"best" UTAUloid?
5.What's the biggest issue/problem facing UTAU users/the UTAU fandom? For example: theft/tracing, using things without giving credit, drama, cover artists outnumbering original artists, overpopulation of UTAUloids, outdated technology, community negativity, etc.?
I ask these questions because I'd like to know how much the fandom has changed over the past few years. I already know that the fandom has gotten much bigger, and that the mean age is probably younger than I am. I just hope to find that the fandom has overall gotten stronger since I was in it ^__^