mman i wanna play A COMPETITIVE GAME MODE IN A PAID DIVISION IN A LEAGUE THAT ALLOWS ANYBODY TO REGISTER but im gonna make a post complaining when people are better than me because theyre more experienced
also i have a really hard time thinking that very nice people like ranga would ever waste time flaming overly sensitive open players
heres whats bound to be an even more popular opinion, your team hasnt won a round yet, but u decide to go out of ur way to make a post complaining about invite players when ur getting slammed by people who havent even made open playoffs yet
im sure ur sentiments will be echoed by a lot of frusturated open players who feel ur pain but it really doesnt make it a valid thing to whine about, go look at csgo/source/1.6 open seasons and see how many open playoff teams are just reformed main/prem teams
if you actually want to go somewhere in tf2 ur gonna have to start beating (ex)invite players eventually, might as well try ur ass off now and learn what u can instead of typing about how hard it is to wrap ur little noodle around the concept of sandbagging
Anybody including ex-Invite players have the right to play and make teams in open period. If your point is coming from the players guilty of "sandbagging" though it's hypocritical to tell open players to suck it up when you're the ones also afraid of playing actual competition (b4nny & co.) in Invite. At that point it's just encouraging complaining open players by example to stick to UGC instead which is worse off for the game overall.
I think it's partly due to invite fees being so expensive, $510 for a team
Actually I'm pretty sure that's the only reason. If Invite fees were as cheap as open fees there'd be more teams willing to risk their money playing against FROYO but the expensive fees are also the only thing keeping top level TF2 prestigious right now so it's absolutely necessary.
It doesn't change my point though. Why should a new open team pay league fees to play against ex-Invite teams or players with 4-5 season of open experience instead of chilling with friends in UGC? Why should a low-mid Invite team pay league fees to play against the best teams in the world instead of chilling with friends in open? The anti-competitive mentality behind it is the same.