Oh man that is disappointing. It sounds like the reffing has not changed changed much in the past few years. On our last trip the 82nd Airborne a blue team all used red tape to secure their gear to their LBE's when I mentioned it to the refs the just laughed. I mentioned it to the players the snickered, I mentioned it to the promoter and it was ignored.
As for your statement of the DAM overshooting, I suspected as much that is why I posted the FSR Mainstream
That being said, it is still the biggest game around and is probably a monster to manage. There will always be problems and overshooting issues. As for jerks, our sport seems to attract them in droves, especially deep pocket jerks who can afford to spray and pray with FSR. As for pro teams slamming players just remember, just because they call themselves pros and win money at questionable tournaments dose not mean they are Professionals. A truly professional team would disband at a big game like D-Day and mentor younger players. This is where the sport fails.
Lastly, I would say hold off on being so doom and gloom, be an ambassador for the big game, contact Dewayne and in a very tactful and professional way explain your expierence and just hope he cares. The Sniper role seems to have been a last minute effort and might need to be revamped.
Maybe we the sniper community could pull together and submit our own criteria for consideration. I am disappointed that snipers were charged an additional $20.00 to play a sniper role, reeks of greed not evolution.
Tell me, in order to play a sniper was there a limitation on the equipment used? Example single shot rifles for true snipers or was it just another way to make money and if you had the extra $20.00 regardless of gear, you were miraculously deemed to be a sniper?
I hope this is just growing pains for the sniper class. I hope with the help of the community we can effect changes to the roles with the help of Dorsai and his legondary connection with the sport.
My vote would be to make it a crime for anyone to take out a sniper but a sniper ala Enemy at the Gates Scenario. Lets start there.