My review on players in 2017 year:
Pros: player base decreased during time for several reasons and it's understandable, but still when 4-5 old players gets in the same room, matches are challenging and still fun.
Low ranked ones (Guests&under Cpt rank) - as always, generally can't expect much from them, I'm just happy when they get out of base and try to stand on capture point. Rest is just frustrating, I'll rather play for kills than trying to capture alone vs 5-6 ppl.
New generation of Cpt-G1 - oh boi. I am pretty sure this is why old player base is important. The difference between Guest and Cpt-G1 is how they only know what is right click for, what is shift for (but still not being able to catch even 50% of max speed) and generally bad at even switching weapons. Their most played classes are Blaster and Assassin.
If u kill them around 3-4 times, hunt starts, they switch classes 5 times, mostly ending up as blaster because no matter how bad u are, HRL is effective even on veterans.
Mindset of these players: getting toxic a lot, insulting, accusing for hacking, extremely butthurt, if u stay in matches with them, u just gonna get hunted next whole hour.
What I've also noticed is how nobody really asks anymore 'how u do that?' I am pretty sure that old players are willing to help someone to learn things and understand classes/maps better, but simple that is not happening. Playing a Shocker - getting called a hacker. Playing a Gunner - aimbot. Playing a Tank - again a hacker.
I really think new generation has lack of knoweledge what is possible to do or how is some class played by veterans so in their eyes a good player is just a hacker (no matter what he plays). It's actually pathetic to see what sort of heavy insults kids in age of 9-13 throw around, especially on someone who has double of their age.
Cathegory 3: Sefl-called pros. Spoiler: u are a pro when other players calls u like that, not when u call urself 'a pro' and in 99% cases these ppl are far from being 'a pro'.