Guys, I respect your decisions and opinions. But lets meet in the middle on our points of view. I agree with you 100% that there needs to be some level of consistency and I feel I have made several attempts this season to gain that level of consistency. You though should understand my point of view which is that each team or player’s eligibility for a level is taken by a case by case basis and If I feel they are NOT sandbagging and if I feel that by allowing a certain player to bump down will BETTER THE MPS AND THE SPORT OF PAINTBALL in general by introducing new players into the sport, then yes, I will allow it! You can either agree with it, or not agree with it. You can either play, or not play… the decision is entirely yours.
Understand that I will NEVER allow a team to play a level lower than what they should be playing if I feel that they will walk all over the other teams. I’m not that kind of person! My main goal is to make a majority of you all happy (I’ve accepted the fact that I will never make you all happy)… what is the saying, you can please some of the people all the time, but you’re never going to please all the people some of the time.
Cj911, I’m not trying to be an anrse, but like you said… “Whatever happens in L3 and L4 has absolutly no effect at all on me”… if that is the case, why are we even talking about it? You say, “just as an overall”. The way you say that indicates that the entire series is f’d up with no consistency and that there are 60+ teams out there sandbagging. Please give me specifics of what other players are playing a level they shouldn’t be playing that is against the MPS rules. The only player that I can think of is this L4 player and I’ve given my reason why several times as to why he is allowed to play a lower level. If you want to play a lower level, find a few newbies and I’ll consider it!
The series is in its 5th year (I think) and over the years, the turnouts have been increasing each year and this event one is turning out to be a record breaking event as far as the number of teams… So I must be doing something right.
I will add that the MPS is not and will never be perfect. But it is what it is. It is a local series that is trying to accommodate as many players as possible so that a majority of those players can play competitive paintball and have fun and earn some nice prizes. This is something I do on the side in what little free time I have outside of my career, family and church life. I do the best that I can and from what I’ve gathered, what I’ve done over the years has proven itself to satisfy most of the players. I strongly encourage you and any other player to start up their own series and run it how you see fit. (PLEASE! I want to play and I can’t play my own events). Then by running your own series, you can maybe understand where I am coming from on some of my decisions.