l33tmeatwad wrote:I'm not trying to start a fight, I'm just pointing out there has been a lot of "back when...it was better!" As for "wait and see" on it being cheapened, there is no need, I personally feel its cheapened, if you disagree that is fine, I was making no personal attacks.
Lets get one thing straight, I have no problem with pro being exclusive, my problem is Masters being neutered as a result of it.
A lot of people do pull the "back when" card. Honestly, I've not been one to do that. I personally like contests that try and do something unique and make changes and evolve. It's a good way to perfect the contest and make it strong as a result. That being said, I also would prefer to see masters still a separate contest. I've gone back and forth on what I like and didn't like which can be confusing. But in the end I still would like to have pro be exclusive and masters be separate. From a competitor's standpoint it takes away from the exclusivity that being able to submit to masters meant. EDIT: I should also note that not even knowing what your competition looks like had me excited. Nothing sucks more than seeing someone who made a video that's 1000% better than yours and knowing that there's no chance in hell you're going to win. In masters, that doesn't happen until they start showing the finalists at the awards ceremony and you know immediately what kind of game you'll need to bring the next time.
Personally I'd like to see an invitational contest where a committee selects a certain number of individuals to compete. Many creators can throw their hat in the ring and submit a previous winner. Then the committee reviews these qualifying videos and then sends an invitation to a small group to compete in the contest. Videos would need to be exclusive for the contest itself but the qualifying can be the best video in your arsenal. This would require a lot of lead in time though. I don't know how much time one spends on making something that's masters worthy but the participant selection and invites would need to be sent out while keeping that in mind.