Honestly, I completely understand what he means with the community being too circlejerky and hard to fit into. In my 6 years of playing 6s, I can count on 1 hand the decent, down to earth people that I've found. Way back when, it was more of an issue of people being young and toxic, bragging about who they beat in mge and what div they are, but nowadays as the game and the community have gotten older, everyone seems to be locked inside their own 5-10 person discord/mumble circlejerk, barely interacting with anyone outside of it. At least back when the game was bigger, you had a better chance of running into someone decent, but nowadays it seems most decent, well adjusted people have moved on from tf2 and most of what is left are the shitty people.
It's extremely depressing. I remember spamming f5 on tftv and actually enjoying the threads (dw i'm not new here), enjoying posting here, enjoying playing lobbies, tf2pickup, pubs, mixes, streams (especially sideshow). Nowadays, everything is shit. No one talks or tries in lobbies, mixes hardly ever happen, tftv is absolute garbage, pubs are garbage with people whining if you kill them or not talking at all..
I thought it was just an issue with myself, my time in this game having passed and whatnot, but the more i talk to people, the more i see that it's not just me, no one feels like they did a few years ago. Every aspect of the game seems desolate and just... wrong
Idek where I'm going with this, I might just be overdramatizing but I've slept for 2h total the past 2 nights so enjoy my word soup rant