What happens when all the fansub groups grow old/tired and quit and no one replaces them?
Fool. There will always be a new group ready to replace the others. And it will be every bit as shit as the previous one.
So it has been; so it shall forever be.
Everyone will just use HS and the stigma of using them will fade away as older anons do.
the stigma is already gone. 90% of people here watch HS and no one seems to have a problem with it. when someone says "I'm waiting for [fansub group] release", the response is "lol just DL HS" or ">[fansub group], enjoy your meme subs".
I don't understand why it has happened but it has. HS/CR is just as bad as using VLC, yet /a/ is still autistic about VLC last time I checked.
Anon starts a sub group and
gives up after one episode.
we are at a point where most currently airing shows are licenced to a streaming website. therefore if fansubbing dies, everyone will just have to switch over to those streaming sites, or DL stream rips from HS.
Also FYI, CR is going to try to hammer down on HS this year, at least according to a CR marketing manager I am friends with. I don't know if it will be successful but CR needs to start making more money and HS is taking a lot of that away now that nyaa and HS are really mainstream these days.