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Old 02-23-2012, 10:47 AM #1
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5 Man Race To...Can we just merge please..?

There is currently 15 teams TOTAL spread out over 3 "divisions". Isnt it possible just to make 5 Man Race Combined (D2 and under). D1 doesnt offer it anyway and it would give a lot more meaning and compensation to winning it. Playing a national event against 5 other teams seems a little ridiculous. And lets face it, the skill difference between D4 and D2 is minimal. Half the players in D4 are there because they "can be" by definition. Its one thing at the local level but a whole different story at the national level. Just a thought....
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:45 AM #2
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They should pick one format and go with it. At least per division. Otherwise this is going to be a joke. Winning with 10 teams just isn't as cool as winning with 70 teams or so like it used to be.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:49 AM #3
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Well, in an ideal world, they would go back to Pro, Amateur and Novice..PERIOD. But that would mean hurt feelings and sad faces for some and we cant have that now can we ??
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True story. But seriously if they're going to switch pros to race-to they should just switch everyone. Looks like 7man is more popular right now as far as teams signing up- maybe the teams signing up for Race-To will switch over when it comes to actually registering. Would be nice to see which teams have actually paid.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:50 PM #5
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most teams wait till last min any ways to register or pay for the events..
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:00 PM #6
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There is currently 15 teams TOTAL spread out over 3 "divisions". Isnt it possible just to make 5 Man Race Combined (D2 and under). D1 doesnt offer it anyway and it would give a lot more meaning and compensation to winning it. Playing a national event against 5 other teams seems a little ridiculous. And lets face it, the skill difference between D4 and D2 is minimal. Half the players in D4 are there because they "can be" by definition. Its one thing at the local level but a whole different story at the national level. Just a thought....
Well said sir! I do not want to play in a division that only has 5 team but we dont have enough guys to run a full 7man team.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:16 PM #7
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I think by this nppl is stepping on psp toes.....nppl wouldnt like it if psp added a 7 man..... i think a merger has its pros and cons but dont step on each others toes
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:19 PM #8
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I think by this nppl is stepping on psp toes.....nppl wouldnt like it if psp added a 7 man..... i think a merger has its pros and cons but dont step on each others toes
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:43 PM #9
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Can everyone just quit *****ing a ****ing play paintball?!
Their is more drama here then high school...
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:50 PM #10
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Playing 7man race to, your going to shoot TON of paint. That's the problem
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:53 PM #11
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he doesnt have to be a race to anything...... nppl is taking psp race to format what if psp took the 7 man nppl format?

i rather see them merge then compete in the same style

its ok to have 2 big series in the us if they have different formats
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:14 PM #12
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Well, in an ideal world, they would go back to Pro, Amateur and Novice..PERIOD. But that would mean hurt feelings and sad faces for some and we cant have that now can we ??
I heard a "rumor" that everyone was going to get a participation trophy this year... No longer going to focus on winning.. .Something about building self esteem and being politically correct...
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:14 PM #13
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Braden this forum is here so we can complain. We can't complain about it to friends and family because they don't understand paintball haha.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:38 PM #14
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Can everyone just quit *****ing a ****ing play paintball?!
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I wasn't *****ing, I was asking a question and also making a statement/point. Zero drama, zero threats of boycotting leagues or any of that bull. Just posing a thought to all of the other "customers" out there. Because that is what we are in this hobby we partake in. And as a consumer, I am looking to get the most out of my purchase. I would slit throats to go back 12 plus years to where men played this game instead of children and honor and pride didn't take a backseat to money and "growing" the sport. Because incase anyone hasn't noticed, the harder the powers that be try and "grow" the sport, the further in the hole it gets. To hell with tv, outside sponsors, the Xgames and all of the other MTV fashion hype. You say just ******* play ??? That's all I've been asking for since you were most likely in middle school.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:53 AM #15
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i dont agree that difference between d4/d2 is minimal though..i think there is very much a difference, but to each their own.

maybe d3/4 but i think d2 is a decent jump up in competition, the reason d3/2 are so close is because teams play d3 for how many years in a row....
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:07 PM #16
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Still would love to see NPPL make 5 man Open amongst the 3 existing divisions. That would put 22 teams in the mix vs the 14/6/2 mix it currently stands at.

Since they are already dividing prizes down to 4th place and I believe its 15% of total entry goes to prize, it would make ALOT more sense. By my math, first place (getting 50% of said 15%) would get around $7k. Even second place would almost get there entry back.

Otherwise, all this will do after the first event is give the 5man teams a reason to go to the PSP instead and frankly I much prefer NPPL but something has to give.
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