I wont nessisarily say I sandbagged the whole time but I really wasnt in it after this fall brawl announcement. That and for some god awful reason I could not tech a single throw I mean seriously post the replay of our match cause I tried to tech about 80 times and got nothing. I wont blame it on lag but I doubt all of it was just me but the lag if any was pretty minimal that time to my suprise.
Anyhow after the announcement of fall brawl I been doin some thinking and I feel I am going to follow in Zabi-'s footsteps. After next week if I win I'll play till I lose then retire, I am not very happy with the way this season is being run and for obvious other reasons I have clamored about several times.
Bad enough I lost my title in the 1st place in the Superbrawl & now when I finally have my #1 contender shot I get completely screwed and get told that all my hard work throughout the season is worthless.
I feel the odds are constantly stacked against me & now if I want my shot I ''COULD'' have already deserved, now I have to fight 2X harder for that same shot.
Doing the Superbrawl was like ok whatever the ends coming who cares at that point, but in the middle of the season ?? when players have worked their asses off to get to where they got ? and I am not the only one Flashfan himself expressed the same when I spoke to him about our match.
So at that point I really had no motivation to try as the match was pretty much worthless 95% of that division are beasts, anyone can lose to anyone in gold division so it really doesn't matter about your placement.
Thank god It's my B-day tomorrow so I wont be playing my match right away this week. Well hope you guys enjoy the rest of your season for what its worth have a good one see ya online for what will prolly be my final week.
Wow, some shots at me there.
Oh well, I'll make it easy on ya, CLOUD, and simply remove you from the league after this week. No need to have someone playing in the Gold tournament that doesn't want to be there. There are plenty of other that will gladly take that spot. Thanx for playing.
NO DOUBT SEE WHAT I MEAN ?? I said next week not this week lol. I am still going to try to gain the final title I worked hard to obtain this second season, then if I win I will play till I lose the title and retire and if I don't gain the title I still retire as simple as that.
And to be honest SA I didn't take shots at you, I am just the only one who will stand up and say something I feel your doing is wrong. As I said even Flashfan wasn't very happy with this fall brawl thing. Wether you believe me or not don't matter, why wont others voice their opinion to you I don't know. But I definitely think you need to sit back and look at this league from a players point of view and not your own. This is supposed to be a community thing not a dictatorship. And if other members of your community aren't happy then obviously something your doing is wrong.
Anyhow if your gunna kick me early for voicing my opinion then go for it. If not ill be leaving in a week most likely anyhow when I lose the fall brawl.
My Final Response:
"From a players point of view and not your own"? Are you kidding me? I have to be very selective with my words since this post has my blood boiling.
Do you know how hard I have worked this season? The planning, the executing, the daily communication, the daily updates all in an effort to benefit all members that have committed themselves to this league...
I have always been transparent with this league and how I do things. I have ALWAYS put this league's interest above my own. The only time that wasn't true was when I took a couple months off between season 1 and 2. I've even thought about dropping out of the league myself (but keep the league going) as I simply don't as much time to play as I'd like.
As with any event this season, FALL BRAWL is meant to give everyone more matches, more opportunities to play new members, and more oppotunties to move up the rankings faster. While you (and apparently Flashfan) may hate it, others like JAY are probably really excited about the opportunity it brings.
And you are wrong (as always) about one thing. This is not a community - it is a dictatorship. That is how the league was born, out of necessity. I've have always been open to changing the league with ideas put forth by contributing members. But in the end the decision is mine, as I see how the bigger picture will work or not work with an idea. How many times did you change how your failed 2v2 league would work after I forced you to think out your ideas?
So because you (and apparently Flashfan) aren't happy with Fall Brawl, I should just scrap the idea? I can say one thing with 100% complete confidence - I will never satisfy every person in this league 100% of the time. Fortunately, this league is completely voluntary.
I've run this league for 21 months, and you are the FIRST person to accuse me of running this league for myself, and not the members. The biggest rule in this league is to respect your fellow members. I think it goes without saying that level of respect should also be extended to me since I run this league purely for the fun of it. I've not gained a single favor, a single piece of personal gain, and nor a single cent in the past 21 months. As I've always said, this is all for fun. Something different and unique. A place where SF4 fans can come and play in something more than another random online match. All I've gained were a group of committed Street Fighter friends. And to those, I thank you for that friendship and apologize for ever having the need to post this.
Thank you for playing, CLOUD. Good luck.