Sorry if I post something in this topic since I'm not from UK, but in my honest opinion I cannot understand how rules changes such as autoslides on and off or extra tactics allowed or not or everything else may force a KO2 player to the most drastic desicion, that is not attending tournaments anymore.
I'm posting this because in Italy we had some cases of people too that did drop the joystick only because of rule changes. Sincerely, I'm pretty secure that these desicions are normally not taken because of this reason, but other ones people do not want to admit. So I'm asking for a better explenation in order to understand the problem and to fight against it
On the other hand, I prefer also people who are clear about their position, therefore better to have player not attending who tells about this before than promises that are not maintained.
I agree with Robert. Holding the KOA together needs lot of energy lot of entusiasm (therefore lot of quality) but also LOT OF PEOPLE. Without a critical mass available, KOA will not exist in the near future..... and I think that nobody can delegate others to make this critical mass, everybody like in democracy must partecipate at best to be part of the critical mass, espetially veterans!
Personally I would have fun and attend a WC played with the same rules as the game of shame for all official games
Marco S. alias Stox
Missed WC 2011, 2010 and 2009: this should stop in future; WC 2008 placed 29th; WC2007 placed 15th (CO-ORGANIZER OF THE WORLDCUP); WC2006 placed 32th; WC2005 placed 24th