Originally Posted by Etek3Baller
Ramp is hurting paintball in general. Focusing on semi would improve both skill and the health of the sport. I believe that manufactures would focus more on the quality of the triggers and the feel of guns if it was semi, because the feel of a gun and trigger is vital in semi.
Just my .02
Semi definitely takes more skill to master to get high ROF's and consistent high ROF, however in the name of rules fairness I have to say ramping is the way to go.
Originally Posted by eforcegtid00d
Given how hard it is to effectively police firing modes, bounce, and cheater boards, capped ramping is clearly the better solution. The whole "ramping scares players away" argument is nonsense - any experienced NPPL player will be shooting well beyond 12.5 bps consistently even in pure semi.
I wouldn't mind seeing the speed brought back up to 13.3. 15 always felt excessively fast, 10 was excessively slow. 12.5 is fine so would 13.3 be.
I think ramping however is the way to go to keep the playing field as level as possible.
I would ideally like to see both formats remain, Xball and NPPL 7-Man.
While 7-Man Xball may be neat, I think we'd lose a lot of teams who were uninterested in the Xball format in general. In addition I don't think it would be practical for as many teams.
This is where the problem arises for the teams that play both formats. Do you have it a week long event again and have 3 days of 7-Man and 3 days of Xball? Do you have the event run at the same time and tell the teams that want to be play both formats they need to find more players?
I don't think there is an easy solution, but I hope this works out for a major win for the industry. It would be nice to see the media coverage from 7-Man come to Xball. Just my .02