I was on Starmen.net during what was essentially the Mother/EarthBound series “Dark Age” as well, and I honestly thing the only way they got as much attention as they did and didn’t get so catastrophically bummed out when they got little to no news was they got creative.
They didn’t just send emails, and say “Where is Mother 3, or EarthBound on the VC?” at the end of every survey. They sent pictures, videos, songs, stories, and snail mail letters to everyone they possible could that was in a position of power at Nintendo. They made that compilation book of all the artwork people made, and all those signatures they got people to sign. They even made their own players guide for Mother 3.
Did any of that wind up getting the games released here? No. Did people get upset, and think all hope was lost? Of course. But people were able to have fun with their passion for the games, various publications and sites took notice of what they were doing and wanted, and I’m sure at the very least it was a bit of a morale booster to see the creator of the series they loved posting a thank you picture with the compilation book they made after he got it.
I don’t know, but maybe we could try doing something like Starmen.net did. Yes I know all the times different people said “Fan outcries like these have no effect on what games get localized, or released.” I just think it would be neat to have some fun with our request, and it would be a lot more impressive and show our passion more than a simple”#BringOverDragonQuestVII&X.” Also, unlike how the situation was with EarthBound, the last Dragon Quest game to come here sold ok. And junk port or not they did just released DQ8 again, so they must think there is some kind of value in the series coming here.