I feel like a couple points Gaurav made haven’t been addressed, and this isn’t to try to create an argument, but to make a clarification about the situation.
Yiya wasn’t asked to become a sub, it was simply asked to allow me to reveal who they are.
It’s pretty dogmatic to call this subbing, I am certain that everyone commenting has, at one point or another, refrained from killing a friend on BD, despite it probably being in their best interests on that world. After all, this is quite a social game, which leads me to the second point.
W is an example of a team that has taken in a BDA player. The BDA needs to take any steps it can to facilitate and support teams that are taking in their noobs, rather than allowing conflicts to happen with those teams due to stubbornness or ideals.
What I had in mind for the BDA was an institution that worked with those kinds of teams, had relationships with those kinds of players, and it’s one of the reasons I don’t think my goals as a mentor will succeed within the BDA. If the administration of the BDA is unwilling to drop their dogmatic perspective on mentoring, then personally I don’t see how it can hope to help players gain any mobility into serious teams.
Just to ensure no one mistakes what I mean by facilitate teams that take in BDA noobs, I simply mean avoid conflict, and give them the benefit of the doubt where possible. I’m not suggesting the BDA become a sub empire, merely act in the interests of the players learning under it.