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View Poll Results: What format should competitive paintball follow next year?
Keep two leagues: PSP and NPPL each have something to offer 390 17.33%
NPPL 7-Man (no coaching) 256 11.38%
PSP 5-Man RaceTo (coaching) 632 28.09%
PSP style RaceTo with more than 5 players on the field (coaching) 232 10.31%
NPPL style with less than 7 players on the field (no coaching) 173 7.69%
I don't care, just merge the leagues already, I'll play any of it. 429 19.07%
Just get rid of coaching and I'll play it. 486 21.60%
Just make sure it uses the point system and I'll play it. 197 8.76%
Pump tournaments - added by request late 217 9.64%
Woodsball Tournaments (like the UWL) - added by request late 270 12.00%
Timed Matches (not a race to a set number of points) - added by request real late 221 9.82%
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:30 PM #22
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5 man RaceTo but make it longer. RaceTo 10 for pros maybe.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:31 PM #23
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Great idea! Lets have everyone play and become comfortable with 5 man, but then switch it to 7 man for Pro so that it is an entirely different game!
Exactly. Why are professional players doing the exact same thing as divisional teams? I'm not paying to watch the pro's do the exact same thing I just saw everyone else do all weekend. Divisional paintball should be fun to play, pro paintball should be fun to watch. If it's not fun to watch, don't expect them to make money off the games.

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D1/Semi-Pro teams will be jumping to Pro like it's nothing!
That's exactly what SHOULDN'T happen. Only the best teams should move up. Otherwise you get teams that aren't ready in a division they can't win in. The only people who enjoy seeing that are the pro teams that get to play them in the prelims for easy points. Pro paintball should be hard as **** to play.

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Does anyone think before they post?
It doesn't look like you did. This thread is to get our opinions on what we'd like to play/see. I'm not sure why you're so butthurt and shocked to see that other people have different opinions about varying formats than you. I mean seriously bro, why you mad?

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All of the major tournaments in the world are using 5 man formats. Why in the **** should we be an exception? Kill 7 man, 5 man for life.
Just because YOU like 5-man doesn't mean everyone else who likes 7-man is wrong. It's called an opinion, and yours is as obnoxious and biased as it gets. I LOVED watching the NPPL webcasts when I started playing tournament paintball. Anyone else who watched them knows what I'm talking about. 7-man is extremely entertaining, and I for one DON'T want it to die. I could care less for the NPPL, but the format itself is amazing.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:35 PM #24
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Keep the two leagues. Ima play UWL anyways lol.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:35 PM #25
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keep coaching on snake side, that rage on the sidelines when its finals and everyones screaming is one of the best parts of the events. Make 7man as divisions. dont chance anymore to the league. (the changes already arent good imo)
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:37 PM #26
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Take it back the way it was in '05. Nxl full auto and Psp 15 bps.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:39 PM #27
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Take it back the way it was in '05. Nxl full auto and Psp 15 bps.
Take it back to '02: 10 man, no coaching, semi-only - huge *** fields.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:41 PM #28
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love to see the current NCPA format in PSP's arsenal of divisions.
Two 15 minute halves and unlimited points.

But minus the coaching on d side.

Or just the make the 5 man a true race to 2, not what they have now.
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Great idea! Lets have everyone play and become comfortable with 5 man, but then switch it to 7 man for Pro so that it is an entirely different game! BRILLIANT! D1/Semi-Pro teams will be jumping to Pro like it's nothing!

Does anyone think before they post? All of the major tournaments in the world are using 5 man formats. Why in the **** should we be an exception? Kill 7 man, 5 man for life.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:46 PM #31
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Exactly. Why are professional players doing the exact same thing as divisional teams? I'm not paying to watch the pro's do the exact same thing I just saw everyone else do all weekend. Divisional paintball should be fun to play, pro paintball should be fun to watch. If it's not fun to watch, don't expect them to make money off the games.



That's exactly what SHOULDN'T happen. Only the best teams should move up. Otherwise you get teams that aren't ready in a division they can't win in. The only people who enjoy seeing that are the pro teams that get to play them in the prelims for easy points. Pro paintball should be hard as **** to play.



It doesn't look like you did. This thread is to get our opinions on what we'd like to play/see. I'm not sure why you're so butthurt and shocked to see that other people have different opinions about varying formats than you. I mean seriously bro, why you mad?



Just because YOU like 5-man doesn't mean everyone else who likes 7-man is wrong. It's called an opinion, and yours is as obnoxious and biased as it gets. I LOVED watching the NPPL webcasts when I started playing tournament paintball. Anyone else who watched them knows what I'm talking about. 7-man is extremely entertaining, and I for one DON'T want it to die. I could care less for the NPPL, but the format itself is amazing.
First off. umad bro? Second off, look at the poll. Votes speak much louder than words.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:53 PM #32
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Poll results seem to reflect why there are still so many varieties.

I don't see why there can't be more than one league with different styles of play, under a single umbrella organization. Seems the best way to include everything, while still maintaining some sort of unification and integrity to the sport. You could even include the UWL and stock-class under the umbrella.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:55 PM #33
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No coach and semi auto no cap. ripping the trig is a skill, as is shooting off-hand, and communication with your team. I want to see pro's master the game they love... not auto triggers and help from the sideline. Whats next? Thermal imaging goggles and a sport anyone can play if they have the money?
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:59 PM #34
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:07 PM #35
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Why not just add 7 man to the each division? Keep both formats the same except they will be on the same weekend.
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Take it back to '02: 10 man, no coaching, semi-only - huge *** fields.
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just get rid of coaching and bring the game back to being played between the lines.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:11 PM #38
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Coaching in paintball is like playing battleship with a 3rd person telling you to choose b6... its just lame. I would say to work on field awareness rather than depending on someone calling from the sidelines, because when you do not have that voice directing you then you're at a loss.

not sure why people ever thought taking the element of surprise, which speedball is highly reliant upon, from the game.
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I'm sorry, but coaching is for people who can't think for themselves.

Imagine if:

Baseball coaches were letting the hitter know what the pitcher was about to throw.

A football game where the defense coach always knew what the offense was going to run and where the ball was going.


Caoching needs to stay as a well thought out play before the game and adapts after every game accordingly. I find it rediculous that a snake player could pretty much close his eyes and listen to what the coach is saying on the other side of the net insteada of thinking for himself.
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Honestly most true paintballers just want to play the game. If merging causes more players more spectators (tv please) then go for it. I enjoyed watching world cup, and think the way the webcasts are done, there is no reason espn or the like can't show it.
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First off. umad bro? Second off, look at the poll. Votes speak much louder than words.
As the poll currently stands, 35% voted that there should still be some form of 7-man format offered or at least more than 5 players on the field. The number of people who want strictly 5-man/PSP? Also 35%.


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Old 10-25-2011, 01:21 PM #42
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Take it back to '02: 10 man, no coaching, semi-only - huge *** fields.
Oh hell yeah! I'd give anything for them '02-'04 days again.
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