Anyone romancing about moving to UGC probably hasn't heard of all of the shady shit that UGC has done in it's past.
-Some players would be determined to be cheating by the AC team, and then Fornaught would step in and keep them (m4risa, stones) unbanned because it would look bad for the league if a high level player was banned for cheating.
-Sexual harassment wouldn't be banned if the player was a notable player (dK Karl)
-Admins would pick and choose which players to throw the book at - example, I was banned for a whole year for using the same profile picture as another player, while this didn't result in any ban whatsoever and slurs would regularly be dropped in every match without consequence.
-No admins or mods were ever available during match times because they would all either be playing a match, or if they weren't on a team, would all conveniently be offline at match time. I guess this one still kinda applies to RGL
-Oh, and don't forget about that time the highlander head admin unilaterally falsely banned shay for cheating so they could get a shiny 1st place silver highlander badge since they were on the other team despite the rest of the anti cheat team determining he wasn't cheating!
-Admins improperly log ban reasonings in ban archives. GeneralNick had me banned from TF2center because in their archive I was banned for cheating instead of "harassment" lmao
I don't agree with a lot of what RGL does. I think they try to expand what the league does at the cost of neglecting issues that need to be fixed in the league. Providing actual, properly functioning servers for the cost that 6s players pay per season is sorely needed. I don't know why 6s teams have to pay on a per-player basis, when highlander teams raised hell about this system very early on and within two seasons we were given per-team payments and didn't have to pay for ringers. I still think the actions of a lot of the RGL admins are justifiably criticized for being stupid and unilateral at times, but at the very least RGL cares about trying to improve how the actions of their admins look. I'd rather that than UGC, where there was no oversight at all of a shitty head admin, or when there was, it'd be to "save face" from the league banning a cheater or predator. Tbh I'd rather RGL just be a free league than the seemingly incessant drama that comes from payments and wondering where services RGL has promised are. RGL pugs coming soon™!
rgl bad, ugc bad. but at least some of the rgl admins want to improve what they have.