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Raptor cut from Planet Express
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February 16, 2016

Planet Express have decided to cut their medic Raptor, with one team member stating "he makes too many mistakes" and "doesn't really take criticism".

It has not been a great start to the season for Planet Express. After winning the ETF2L Pre-Season 23 Cup and being hailed by analysts as a team with great potential, they have so far failed to perform like a playoff-contending team. They are currently tied for 7th alongside LEGO, who they will be playing this week, with a map record of 2 wins and 4 losses.

While the team is hesitant to put the blame on Raptor for recent results, they have made the decision cut him from the roster and are currently searching for a replacement. Names floated for the position include Turbomonkey, Serotone, and vani.

Team leader sheepy gave the team's reasoning:

When we picked up Raptor we didn't have much time before the season started so we only really got to trial him once and picked him up because he was quite decent in the trial. A few of our players didn't like his medic playing from the start but we decided to play the season with him anyway since most of us thought he would be fine. After our first official I guess people started noticing more and more of his problems like dropping ubers or dropping players. Our combo classes were getting more and more frustrated every night. I feel like we did give him a lot of chances to improve and listen to our criticism but nothing seemed to help and some of us feel like we were losing some points because of it. Whenever he made a big mistake in an official people would just get more and more angry throughout the map. I can't say Raptor is the sole reason for the games we have lost because that would be untrue so I'm not expecting to become that much of a better team with a new medic. In the end I feel like I don't have a choice and think it's for the best for the team as I think it's bringing the team atmosphere down and I don't think it's good for Raptor having people rage at him every 5 minutes. I don't think he is a bad medic although a little inexperienced but he is really keen and has a great attitude so it feels bad to do this. Wish him best of luck for the future.

I followed up by asking the team whether Byte would be considered as a trial medic, after previously stating he had more free time.

p-rez:

Who the fuck is Byte?

iikq:

Kids these days.

The roster for Planet Express is now:

  • Scout: p-rez
  • Scout: sheepy
  • Roamer: Damneasy
  • Pocket: zoob
  • Demoman: iikq
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#1
41 Frags +

#sheepythesnake

#sheepythesnake
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#2
121 Frags +

dusting off the medigun

http://i.imgur.com/DFYcm2k.gif

dusting off the medigun

[img]http://i.imgur.com/DFYcm2k.gif[/img]
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#3
50 Frags +

damn, i like p-rez even more

damn, i like p-rez even more
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#4
119 Frags +

raptor wasn't the problem, they'll still be trash tier

raptor wasn't the problem, they'll still be trash tier
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#5
30 Frags +

mistake cutting med mid season

mistake cutting med mid season
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#6
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Thalashraptor wasn't the problem, they'll still be trash tier
[quote=Thalash]raptor wasn't the problem, they'll still be trash tier[/quote]
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huds.tf
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Someone get Raptor back on Soldier, wasted potential on that boy when he plays med

Someone get Raptor back on Soldier, wasted potential on that boy when he plays med
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#8
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omniSomeone get Raptor back on Soldier, wasted potential on that boy when he plays med

He improved pretty quick on medic, I'd say he is better on med now

[quote=omni]Someone get Raptor back on Soldier, wasted potential on that boy when he plays med[/quote]
He improved pretty quick on medic, I'd say he is better on med now
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#9
5 Frags +

They should get Mirelin back in the game and pick him up

They should get Mirelin back in the game and pick him up
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#10
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RhettroThey should get Mirelin back in the game and pick him up

He said he wouldn't come back to tf2 (at least until MM isn't out)

[quote=Rhettro]They should get Mirelin back in the game and pick him up[/quote]
He said he wouldn't come back to tf2 (at least until MM isn't out)
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#11
28 Frags +

Aaanyway i thought you'd like to know Drackk's pa's opinon:

http://puu.sh/natid/0b9e9638a1.png

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I like him.
Aaanyway i thought you'd like to know Drackk's pa's opinon:
[img]http://puu.sh/natid/0b9e9638a1.png[/img]
[spoiler]I like him.[/spoiler]
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#12
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zoob unloads all his stored rage on Raptor, until sheepy has to intervene and cut him from the team. Brutal, but justified.

zoob unloads all his stored rage on Raptor, until sheepy has to intervene and cut him from the team. Brutal, but justified.
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#13
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i don't remember saying that but W/E

i don't remember saying that but W/E
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#14
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Thalashraptor wasn't the problem, they'll still be trash tieradyskymistake cutting med mid season

Yes I said this in the quote thalash "I can't say Raptor is the sole reason for the games we have lost because that would be untrue so I'm not expecting to become that much of a better team with a new medic."

We didn't cut him to become a better team, people were fed up playing with him so it was cut him or fold. I feel awful for doing this and in the end it was my decision but I feel like this was the only option.

[quote=Thalash]raptor wasn't the problem, they'll still be trash tier[/quote]

[quote=adysky]mistake cutting med mid season[/quote]

Yes I said this in the quote thalash "I can't say Raptor is the sole reason for the games we have lost because that would be untrue so I'm not expecting to become that much of a better team with a new medic."

We didn't cut him to become a better team, people were fed up playing with him so it was cut him or fold. I feel awful for doing this and in the end it was my decision but I feel like this was the only option.
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#15
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sheepyWhen we picked up Raptor we didn't have much time before the season started so we only really got to trial him once and picked him up because he was quite decent in the trial

Lie

sheepyAfter our first official I guess people started noticing more and more of his problems like dropping ubers or dropping players

The first official was after the trials, and I'm pretty sure i have improved on this point a lot if you compare my first official to the last one i played, sheepy even said that i played really well, but i guess that doesnt matter

sheepyOur combo classes were getting more and more frustrated every night. I feel like we did give him a lot of chances to improve and listen to our criticism but nothing seemed to help and some of us feel like we were losing some points because of it

I'm pretty sure "our combo classes" didnt just get annoyed because of me, overall because we were losing
I listened to all your criticism and tried to improve it with every scrim, I dont know how you got the idea of "nothing seemed to help"

sheepyI can't say Raptor is the sole reason for the games we have lost because that would be untrue

Yeah pretty untrue, like I've listened to criticism but i guess when i gave criticism i was just the salty medic main that died
It's just the easiest to blame the medic

sheepyIn the end I feel like I don't have a choice and think it's for the best for the team as I think it's bringing the team atmosphere down and I don't think it's good for Raptor having people rage at him every 5 minutes

But I'm also sure not only my mistakes brought down the team atmosphere,overall the team atmosphere was always garbage when we lost, i tried to keep it up, but when people start tilting and start throwing you just cant take it really serious anymore.
Also noone actively raged at me, sure someone was mad, but I also get mad when something happens that wasnt my fault

And I still have no clue how you think anything is gonna get better when you pick up a new medic in the middle of the season.

Overall, thanks for this opportunity of me getting prem experience, I improved with every scrim I played and I dont see this stopping anytime soon.
I hope I see some of these guys next season again.

Peace.

EDIT: At the end it's the team's decision and if they think its the right decision I need to live with it

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I didnt really put much effort into this post as i really dont care anymore, if you want my whole opinion just talk to me on steam :)
[quote=sheepy]
When we picked up Raptor we didn't have much time before the season started so we only really got to trial him once and picked him up because he was quite decent in the trial
[/quote]

Lie

[quote=sheepy]After our first official I guess people started noticing more and more of his problems like dropping ubers or dropping players [/quote]

The first official was after the trials, and I'm pretty sure i have improved on this point a lot if you compare my first official to the last one i played, sheepy even said that i played really well, but i guess that doesnt matter

[quote=sheepy]
Our combo classes were getting more and more frustrated every night. I feel like we did give him a lot of chances to improve and listen to our criticism but nothing seemed to help and some of us feel like we were losing some points because of it
[/quote]

I'm pretty sure "our combo classes" didnt just get annoyed because of me, overall because we were losing
I listened to all your criticism and tried to improve it with every scrim, I dont know how you got the idea of "nothing seemed to help"


[quote=sheepy]
I can't say Raptor is the sole reason for the games we have lost because that would be untrue
[/quote]

Yeah pretty untrue, like I've listened to criticism but i guess when i gave criticism i was just the salty medic main that died
It's just the easiest to blame the medic

[quote=sheepy]
In the end I feel like I don't have a choice and think it's for the best for the team as I think it's bringing the team atmosphere down and I don't think it's good for Raptor having people rage at him every 5 minutes
[/quote]
But I'm also sure not only my mistakes brought down the team atmosphere,overall the team atmosphere was always garbage when we lost, i tried to keep it up, but when people start tilting and start throwing you just cant take it really serious anymore.
Also noone actively raged at me, sure someone was mad, but I also get mad when something happens that wasnt my fault

And I still have no clue how you think anything is gonna get better when you pick up a new medic in the middle of the season.

Overall, thanks for this opportunity of me getting prem experience, I improved with every scrim I played and I dont see this stopping anytime soon.
I hope I see some of these guys next season again.

Peace.

EDIT: At the end it's the team's decision and if they think its the right decision I need to live with it

[spoiler]

I didnt really put much effort into this post as i really dont care anymore, if you want my whole opinion just talk to me on steam :)
[/spoiler]
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#16
51 Frags +

I'm grabbing some popcorn

I'm grabbing some popcorn
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#17
16 Frags +

+1 that you removed the pastebin link.

+1 that you removed the pastebin link.
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#18
19 Frags +

http://etf2l.org/recruitment/225416/

http://etf2l.org/recruitment/225416/
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#19
27 Frags +

https://media.giphy.com/media/gx656616VR5ew/giphy.gif

[img]https://media.giphy.com/media/gx656616VR5ew/giphy.gif[/img]
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#20
9 Frags +

Would like to update with the medics. Serotone isn't an option as he doesn't want to and i've been asking vani to medic for my team for like 3 years so I don't think he will want to. We got Turbo and Nursey to trial so far.

Would like to update with the medics. Serotone isn't an option as he doesn't want to and i've been asking vani to medic for my team for like 3 years so I don't think he will want to. We got Turbo and Nursey to trial so far.
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#21
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Raptor00XsheepyWhen we picked up Raptor we didn't have much time before the season started so we only really got to trial him once and picked him up because he was quite decent in the trial
Lie

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if i remember correctly, sheepy is right there. You were late for your trial and they played with cx and got rolled 5-0, you came in and it was close that map and they picked you up that night. Could be wrong but thats how I remember it.

[quote=Raptor00X][quote=sheepy]
When we picked up Raptor we didn't have much time before the season started so we only really got to trial him once and picked him up because he was quite decent in the trial
[/quote]

Lie

[[/quote]

if i remember correctly, sheepy is right there. You were late for your trial and they played with cx and got rolled 5-0, you came in and it was close that map and they picked you up that night. Could be wrong but thats how I remember it.
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#22
28 Frags +

move doesn't really make sense to me considering he was watching demos with nick and speccing NA teams prac, seemed really dedicated to improving.

move doesn't really make sense to me considering he was watching demos with nick and speccing NA teams prac, seemed really dedicated to improving.
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#23
58 Frags +

dedicated to improving =/= improving

dedicated to improving =/= improving
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schockydedicated to improving =/= improving

I have been improving, if i would see no improvment, why would i put so much time and effort into trying to improve.
And I'm sure people can confirm that

[quote=schocky]dedicated to improving =/= improving[/quote]

I have been improving, if i would see no improvment, why would i put so much time and effort into trying to improve.
And I'm sure people can confirm that
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#25
46 Frags +

Realtalk: When will planet express fix the real problem (iikq)

Realtalk: When will planet express fix the real problem (iikq)
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#26
16 Frags +
Raptor00Xschockydedicated to improving =/= improving
I have been improving, if i would see no improvment, why would i put so much time and effort into trying to improve.
And I'm sure people can confirm that

you can "put so much time and effort into trying to improve" even w/o seeing improvement

EDIT: also should.

[quote=Raptor00X][quote=schocky]dedicated to improving =/= improving[/quote]

I have been improving, if i would see no improvment, why would i put so much time and effort into trying to improve.
And I'm sure people can confirm that[/quote]

you can "put so much time and effort into trying to improve" even w/o seeing improvement

EDIT: also should.
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#27
68 Frags +

Even Graba lasted longer in prem. Graba > Raptor?

http://s27.postimg.org/3ltimtlwv/2618670_0199714375_Kappa.png

Even Graba lasted longer in prem. Graba > Raptor? [img]http://s27.postimg.org/3ltimtlwv/2618670_0199714375_Kappa.png[/img]
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#28
25 Frags +

Bytes playing mid med atm, played a scrim against him not long ago. When I asked what he was doing in mid he just said that he got old and bad

Bytes playing mid med atm, played a scrim against him not long ago. When I asked what he was doing in mid he just said that he got old and bad
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TF2Pickup
18 Frags +

Sad to see our little boy out of Planet Express. :/ Wish you best of luck and hope that Raptor can find new home soon.

Sad to see our little boy out of Planet Express. :/ Wish you best of luck and hope that Raptor can find new home soon.
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#30
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Raptor will prolly find another prem team and get his vengeance in the future, good luck in your next team!

Raptor will prolly find another prem team and get his vengeance in the future, good luck in your next team!
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