Since everyone would like us to stop being carebears...
I'm pretty tired of listening to people whine. Either start contributing to the brackets success or GTFO. Period. It's super easy to stand back and tear down the effort others make. It's much more difficult to actually invest yourself in building something worthwhile... even if it's only worthwhile to a few people who play niche bracket in a video game.
You leeches have stepped on my last nerve. You give nothing and expect everyone else to fix problems you point out but offer no solutions to. You whine and whine about how this broken and "someone should do something about this" but aren't prepared to step up and take a leadership role in fixing it. Instead, you exist off the efforts of others, hopping to a new bracket, a new game, a new hobby, whatever, when the efforts of others will no longer sustain you.
More than veterans who still suck (me!), more than noobs, more than people playing FotM classes... YOU are what is wrong with this bracket, this game and (dare I say) our society on the whole.
Creators and builders are the people who matter and you can count yourself as neither. Until you remedy this, kindly sit down and shut up. Grown ups are talking.
Lets move forward. Solutions?
1) Teams, strongly encourage your teammates who are warriors to spec Arms or Fury unless they are FCing. You have this guarantee from me and I'm pretty sure Buck, Hulk, Sun and that little gnome guy are also on board. We don't have any way to enforce this except through mockery on the forums and vent and maybe resorting to forced AFKs. I'm comfortable with that.
2) Those of you who are the upper tier players on your classes, start looking into maybe playing the less than awesome spec, at least for a game or two. You'll make it look sexy and people will follow your example. Just look at how cool Buck makes Fury look. Don't worry, we won't forget that you're an awesome player.
3) Those of us who arent great, lets commit to fixing that. I've never really cared to get better because I'm good enough to entertain myself. But if my lack of skill is holding back someone elses fun [something Id never considered before reading this thread], then it's in my nature to fix that.
4) Everyone do their part. This is a community. I work very hard to suppress my natural urge to be snarky and cynical because I came back really relishing in the "everyone hold hands on wed-fri nights and lets play a game" mentality. But I realize that some conflict drives people so maybe I'll turn the snark up a notch. Not because I think it's right but because I'm willing to modify my behavior for the good of the bracket. Ask yourself if what you're doing is good for the bracket or if it's just good for you. If you want this to succeed, YOU have to make a concerted effort.
Anywho. There's the Chops Plan for 39 Success in 5.2. Lets hash it out, yea?
yea sure, but does that mean if i FC and decide to roflstomp some ppl thats been whining too much i have to change specs? muahaha