It's pretty clear this topic is pretty much directed at me. I will make exactly this one reply since I know that the moment y'all see me reply the thread will be derailed from the topic of TA to the topic of me being evil or what have you.
That's pretty disingenuous of a thing to say in all honesty because all TA regardless of the meta requires the same concepts: your ability to execute and the planning you come up with. Running with 4 players is often times even harder because now there's 4 separate plannings that need to be executed instead of just the one. While there's some truth that in general solo records on a vanilla meta are much harder, it does not mean there's 0 value to those done on other metas in other configurations other than OPM.
This is honestly pretty rude to the entirety of the team that came up with these strats and executed them. There were 5 of us involved in this run and all 5 of us knew all roles involved. If Killz was for some reason not in the run another player would've picked up his spot. We came up with the planning together and each knew it. Rashan, Hunter, Starlord, and I also played our part in the run in question.
This is likely the truest statement here. Our team whatever we label it(me hunter killz starlord rashan etc) fight every time we play. Disagreements and insults the whole nine yards. It's part of it. They're still my closest PSO friends and have been for years. Essentially we were called out and then the person calling us out disappeared on his half of the "call-out" and that's okay. The player who called us out basically ghosted on the challenge and in TA that's pretty much one of the worst things you can do is "duck" a competition you create. So even though I don't particularly care doesn't mean the other players don't have negative feelings towards the action.
It's not my Discord channel. The entire purpose of it's existence is for TA and thus that's all most of the active players there care about.
Many of us in the discord have pretty much no interest in PSO2 and will still be TAing PSO. TA has always had fighting longer than I've even been playing this game. It's not as negative as many people think it is and people are ALWAYS welcome to join the channel and try to learn or post their videos. There is some "humbleness" needed because there's some REALLY GOOD players and you can't just waltz in and expect to be as good as the typical TA oriented player. Even myself in the realm of TA am not as good as others and I know my place.
I doubt I will reply again and I only ask that the replies to me(as a player) be at least related to what I have said here and not just age old attacks on me as all previous TF threads. If you're interested in banter y'all can always join the discord and hash it out.