There was nothing sudden about it. Plenty of offline conversations are happening every day, and were happening every day as we mulled over which proposals to implement.
There is definitely something to this “perception” of it having an impact. I’ve received a bunch of GREAT CHANGE! emails, with people genuinely feeling like they now have a chance to qualify when they previously didn’t think they did.
I mentioned this back in September in your other thread:
“If we can suck people in because of the illusion they now have a better chance, even if “we” all know it doesn’t…It could be a positive move.”
Ultimately I’m picking the group of players that I piss off, and it’s far easier for me to tell the Grinders that this cap doesn’t really matter, and if they continue to grind and have made the cut in the past, they will most likely continue making the cut based on their best events.
That argument seems to be easier compared to trying to convince someone that doesn’t currently play to now start playing because the cap doesn’t matter