MenachemoblaThe opinions gathered from polls and messages posted on the all forums are all vital to the Global Whitelist.
I don't really have strong opinions about what should or shouldn't be allowed, but the above appears false. Maybe I'm missing something, but the only worthy survey (aka not done on strawpoll) that I saw was this one, and for the most part those results appear to have been ignored. The Vaccinator didn't make it onto any of the "please ban" lists (though it did come close), while other weapons that were universally panned are staying unbanned. Seriously, Natashca, Machina, and the Loch?
Again, I don't really have a horse in this race. As long as completely broken shit is banned I'm happy, and I'll stay happy with every unlock ban until the game itself is on the list. Just don't talk about how important polls and shit are to you if they didn't actually have any influence.
Although that poll was probably one of the more popular things within the discussion it is kinda lacking. Main reasoning within the whitelist changes are weapons what were discussed. Active discussions with players, definitely higher level ones, are more appealing because you see the reasoning behind why they want a weapon banned/unbanned.
Personally after asking around 35-40 ETF2L Premiership players the Vaccinator got a 70% in favor of a ban. The poll of GentlemanJon had it around 50-50.
We're still actively reading these comments.