You may not believe after all hazing, and the revolving door of dead memes that goes on in the community on twitter, but civil discussions about sensitive subjects was a normal occurances before a combination of factors that simply led to a drift to people only communicating on twitter. There used to be a bit more communication and feedback between the community and TPCi that was done through the forums, discussing things about tourney structure and the like. But that feels like it's completely halted during mid 2015 and all of 2016. Discussions like those were some things I missed of the past, so it's nice to see we can at least have this discussion going. One that isn't limited on 140c per post, and subjected to selective hearing. I don't doubt that Markus is running this on good intentions, and dispite what went on on twitter, I'm pretty sure a lot of people are the same in that regard. If it was just about anyone other than Markus being the host for this, there would be way more vocal issues and people believing that this is just a cash-grab disguised as growth for the game, but it's pretty easy for people to get swept in the tide of controversy on twitter, especially due to some of the more questionable decisions regarding the operations of the tourney as discussed by previous posters. Some of the issues are reminiscent of that VGC documentary project that Wolfey tried to kickstart but fell through, which I feel like a lot of us would rather pretend that never happened.