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Old 02-05-2009, 08:46 PM #43
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yea i'm already planning on playing in this league for a few events so its all good.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:37 AM #44
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More than half of the expenses for a paintball tournament come from the travel....by cutting down on our travel expenses they are saving YOU tons of money to compete in the league (for the cup, because everyone wants the cup). How does that not make sense to you?
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:00 PM #45
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I live in the NW travel is not the problem. Thats why it doesn't make sense to me, if you are referring to me.
Travel is a subjective variable for tournaments. There are many ways to save on travel costs plus airline tickets vary so much from state to state you can't really say that by hold the tournament at X state you save money.
So im not sure what you mean by cutting down travel expenses. Can you elaborate on that?
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:35 PM #46
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I live in the NW travel is not the problem. Thats why it doesn't make sense to me, if you are referring to me.
Travel is a subjective variable for tournaments. There are many ways to save on travel costs plus airline tickets vary so much from state to state you can't really say that by hold the tournament at X state you save money.
So im not sure what you mean by cutting down travel expenses. Can you elaborate on that?
it means there are events are more local.
paying for a plane ticket from oregon to california is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than having to pay a ticket from oregon to florida
stop ****ing QQ'ing all over the place.
this is the cost, and nobody is forcing you to pay it.
go play local tournaments if you want sub 2k entry fees.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:38 PM #47
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it means there are events are more local.
paying for a plane ticket from oregon to california is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than having to pay a ticket from oregon to florida
stop ****ing QQ'ing all over the place.
this is the cost, and nobody is forcing you to pay it.
go play local tournaments if you want sub 2k entry fees.
what is your damn problem? this is a SUGGESTION thread. I am SUGGESTING lower entry fees, like the promised they would.

The NPPL held events pretty much in the same areas the USPL is holding theirs.

Where are these so called savings in travel? Show me?

You live in Michigan...so how is the USPL saving you money over the NPPL?
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:42 PM #48
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I would like to pay around $2500 for D-1 and see the prizes go up to like $10,000
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:49 PM #49
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why? if you don't mind me asking? And where would you get the money to pay for that in these harsh times?
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:06 PM #50
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:14 PM #51
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pssssst, this is not the suggestions thread......
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:22 PM #52
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Its only $150 more per team and there is 7 or 8 on a team right.
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what is your damn problem? this is a SUGGESTION thread. I am SUGGESTING lower entry fees, like the promised they would.

The NPPL held events pretty much in the same areas the USPL is holding theirs.

Where are these so called savings in travel? Show me?

You live in Michigan...so how is the USPL saving you money over the NPPL?
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By giving teams the chance to compete for a championship by only having to really travel far to one event (and only play 4 events), this cuts expenses per team by hundreds if not thousands. Unfortunately teams in the Midwest and on the third coast are left out but hopefully the league will grow and allow for another conference. USPL is structured completely different in the NPPL location-wise. To compete for a championship, NPPL teams HAD to travel to cities like Kansas City (or Houston) to compete, not to mention two events on the other side of the US. Now any team located on a coast only has to travel across the US once instead of 2-3 times.

If you really don't understand this then I'm done with ya son!
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:21 PM #54
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See if you understand this:

Teams are having a tough time even coming up with money for just 1 tournament.

If you really don't understand that, then im the one thats done with you nephew.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:32 PM #55
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See if you understand this:

Teams are having a tough time even coming up with money for just 1 tournament.

If you really don't understand that, then im the one thats done with you nephew.
If you cant afford it then dont play... it cost money to secure the kind of venues that we want to play paintball in. We all wanna play in stadiums and on beaches and we dont want to have to pay for it.
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:04 AM #56
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I understand that. I have been playing in the NPPL for the last 4 years.
All i am saying is that the USPL promised lower entree fees and all they did was lower them by 100 bucks.

My point is that they made it sound like they where going to lower things considerably.

Do you all really think 100 bucks lower entry fee is a considerable savings?
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I understand that. I have been playing in the NPPL for the last 4 years.
All i am saying is that the USPL promised lower entree fees and all they did was lower them by 100 bucks.

My point is that they made it sound like they where going to lower things considerably.

Do you all really think 100 bucks lower entry fee is a considerable savings?
If you take into consideration that you dont have to attend every event. Yes, I really do. Plus even if you do attend all 6 events thats a savings of $600 per year.
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:54 AM #58
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Im sorry that your assumption was that they would lower the costs by several hundred. Once again, Im sorry for your assumption. This league is already bending over backwards to make things more affordable and make things as cheap as possbile for us divisional players. What more can you ask for? Oh, Maybe a brain.
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:17 AM #59
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good to see uspl following through with everything promised so far.

as for midwest issue:
im from midwest and reason we dont really have many teams here that play is... well psp is RIGHT in chicago every year, so most teams practice for xball and fields set up for xball practice, and local tournys are xball... so not as many teams get to try 7man

hopefully in the future some 7man will come to midwest and get it going here, as it wont be terrible travel since its in the middle
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:35 PM #60
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Im sorry that your assumption was that they would lower the costs by several hundred. Once again, Im sorry for your assumption. This league is already bending over backwards to make things more affordable and make things as cheap as possbile for us divisional players. What more can you ask for? Oh, Maybe a brain.
Can you give me an example of said bending over backwards you speak of? Cuz I don't see much difference between this league and the nppl other than venue changes and less tournaments. Everything g else is more expensive.

What I want is for you people to understand what I'm saying. Paintball expenses are up paint is more expensive, travel costs more and sponosrships are Down.

There are a lot of teams that can only afford to go to one national tourney a year and usually that's either hb or world cup.

The majority of teams can only afford 1 maybe 2 tourney. What is so hard to understand about that you.

You people coming at me with insults and snide remarks are either assured a flip ride or don't care about the economic situation that is hitting a lot of teams in the lower divisions?

Wouldn't it b great if they lowered the fees considerably so that more teams could play ?

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The majority of teams can only afford 1 maybe 2 tourney. What is so hard to understand about that you.
Thats why you only have to goto 3-4 events
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:07 AM #62
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The professional teams will not be taking prizes from the events, thus more capital going back into the league to ensure the quality of the event. Regardless of the rough economic position posed apon America at the given time, you can't cut too much without completely making it a futile effort. The new league is offering conferences, which allows teams to only travel to their coast to battle it out for a conference championship title. This means most teams can drive to 3 of the events, which is a huge plus. While if you wish to play the full season, your able to try to acquire the season title by only having to play in 4 events. This drastically lowers the travel cost for teams, more so in the Airtravel department.

Lowered Entry, Even if by 100 per event.
Less / If any Airfare required
Less / If any rental car required

By the professionals not taking money, it just reenforces the leagues quality.
Giving you more bang for your buck.

I truly don't see what you don't understand?
Or are you deliberately trying to be a pain in the ***?
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:51 AM #63
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yes thats what im trying to...to be a pain in the ***.

The pros not taking any prizes is great, but it really doesn't offset costs for other lower division teams.

i have no problems with this league, hell i want to play in pretty badly.
My original comment was just to illustrate that they promised lower entry fees and just lowered them by 100 bucks.

I get that they have to survive. I get that they have expenses. But if you are going to advertise lower entry fees then lower them by more than just 100 bucks.

Do you get that? or are you trying to be an ahole and just to put me in my place?
This is my opinion. It either gets noticed by the USPL or it doesn't.
What's it to you anyway. If anything im doing you a favor for asking for lower entry fees.
If it happens i just saved you X amount of money. If it doesn't, oh well, it doesn't. But i am not hurting anyone by saying what i am thinking.

If you dn't like it, you can just leave this forum. Perhaps you will get the opportunity to shoot me on the field even and you can put me in my place that way.

Hopefully everything works out and you can do just that.
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