I've been reading this group for the last two months. Been playing
paintball off and on for over ten years (first gun was a Splatmaster!)
I love Outlaw ball. I do not play on commercial fields. Every
experience I've on commercial fields had sucked. I have a good job, so
it ain't the cost I dislike. It's the experience. These are my 3
commercial field experiences.
Field #1 This field actually started out good and went downhill.
I played here a total of six times.
Here's what happened the last 3 times.
No input from players allowed. "You all liked
playing that field huh? well lets change fields
Refs would return to the staging area in the middle
of the game.
Refs would not kick out overly agressive players.
(I'm talking near***fights)
Field #2 Myself and 5 friends went to this field, 4 were renting guns
and had never played before. They put us on the rookie field (I had
just boought my first semi (VM-68!) and was still very much a
recreational player.) My friends and I were the first 5 people out.
(we were not all on the same team.) The other players said we were too
good!!! So we had to play on the field where two established teams were
practicing against each other. 5 guys with VM-68's and rentals against
autocockers, and automags. WTF. Staff refused our requests to move
back to the other field. This was my first and last visit.
Field #3 An indoor field in a Mall. (maybe 100ft x 50 ft with
barrels and pallets as cover.) A great place to introduce new players!
Except for the Jackass with the Angel that would run through 300 rounds
per game, shoot every player 3 times to make sure they were dead, and
kill every person on the other team every time. I can't bellieve this
guy enjoyed it. he was beating up on 13 year olds and he was probably
35. I talked to the owner and told him that the jackass was runing it
for everyone. He said he's not going to stop him because he's his best
customer and is there every night! This place closed 2 months
later...hmmm no new customers????
So, this is why I play outlaw. Why should I be villified on this
newsgroup for my choice?
REason #1 No insurance.
I mountain bike and rock climb at places with no insurace. Why is
paintball different. PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Reason #2 Tresspassing.
This Land is My Land
Reason #3 No medic
I play with friends who know how to call for help. And most of us
know first aid. (Learn it, it aint hard)
Reason #4 No chrongraph.
I play with friends. Real friends that I trust.
Reason #5 Support local businesses (fields)
I did, and they failed me. I do buy my equipment locally though.
Reason #6 No Refs
See # 4
Reason #7 Hurt on the Field and Nobody Finding You for Several Days
ummm do You play alone?
Reason #8 You are taking your life into your own hands.
Hmmm that would be life. Have fun sitting in you safety bubble!
Anyone else got a reason I shouldn't play outlaw????