12-22-2008, 07:38 AM
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Re: Rumor: Change of BPS,etc In PSP
Originally Posted by Lane Wright View Post
First, I want to clear up the "ignorant" comment. I meant ignorant as it is defined -- unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge
If you're me to present you with the "numbers" of other companies in order to gain your trust, that isn't something that I can do.
I can give you this number -- a group of people who contribute 1.1 million into our 2.4 million dollar operating budget say they want a lower ROF. When it gets right down to it, that's the basis of the decision.
I agree with their interpretation of THEIR numbers and why this is what they want. I also recognize that above and beyond what they pay PSP, they put additional millions into the teams. What they want is paramount in what I do going forward. It has to be.
You are correct that I should probably "act" a little more professional. But it would be just that - an act. I'm not professional. I don't pretend to be professional. Honestly, I don't think it is either one of the more important or more highly regarded qualities needed to do my job well.
I don't dress professionally. I don't look professional. I don't act professional. I'm not a professional. I am a paintball player who happens to get into a position to make decisions for PSP.
The rate of fire is going to be lowered. That is an absolute fact.
You guys can talk about it, complain about it, discuss the heck out of it. But the fact remains, I believe that the best thing to do for all involved is to lower the ROF.
I didn't make this decision one night at dinner. This has been discussed and thought about for months.
I have information that isn't, nor is it going to be, available to the masses. That's just the way it is.
The game will still be fun for just about everyone. The best teams will still win. The best players will still be the best players. Tournament paintball will go on. Next year no one will be complaining about this. 5 years from now, no one will even remember this. I have been through dozens and dozens of changes that "everyone" said exactly this same type stuff about. Just about every one of those decisions was a good decision.
The 2 that i think were wrong --
Separating the NXL from everything.
Increasing the rate of fire because we had the technology.
Both are being corrected (my opinion).
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