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thumper 04-27-2011 09:43 AM

Carter - the tool
lol - I couldn't resist the title.

... foreplay...
As I filter players I meet into categories I look for guys that I would like to play with in the future - that are fun to play with and against... and years ago I used to send them to to help them join that local community and to help them see there is a culture that supports and encourages honorable play. As some of these players joined in, they began to truly join in the regional players community - and all was good. very much like a small business joining the rotary club or chamber of commerce - it speaks volumes about the business, but also changes how the business does business.

From my perspective pbjunkie early on was a great regional community where novices became intermediate players, and intermediate players became integrated into the regional travel ball culture.. nearly void of dbags.. All was good. Junkie is closed up and the old members scatted to the four corners of the web and I find myself wanting to send new friends here - to help them network, communicate, fellowship and the like - and maybe instill some of the oldschool values that make the game great IMO. MCB seems to me to be the logical choice - and has never failed to please.

...the tool...
I have a vision in mind.. a pile of business cards I keep in my gear box.. and when I meet a player that has the qualities I find appealing (my first filter), I hand him a "join me on MCB - send me a pm when you get there" card. When I get the PM - I know the guy is at least a little serious about the game (the second filter)...

...Old school T bagging...
then I let the hot water do the work as the player steeps in the culture here... helping the player learn there IS honor in the game, the original game IS still very much alive, and that while he may be hooked on the game he is not alone.

your thoughts?

heinous 04-27-2011 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by thumper (Post 1807511)
your thoughts?

my thoughts, as i saw the title and read the beginning of your post, was an expectation that any second now you will reveal that everyone at castle made an agreement behind carter's back to secretly cheat when playing against him to beat him at all cost.

but what you actually posted was good too. knowing a group of honest players definitely makes the game more appealing.

oldironmudder 04-27-2011 12:51 PM

Thats not a bad plan at all.

shadow_772 04-27-2011 12:53 PM

Not half bad. :]

cdrinkh20 04-27-2011 01:43 PM

Sounds like a good idea, actually - I started something similar but certainly less fool-proof simply to build a network of people to play with...if I, or anyone I invite to the group plays with someone who is fun to play with (i.e., isn't a douche), we have a Facebook group called "Paintball Contacts" - so if anyone wants to head out they can post there and let everyone know so that there are people to play with when they arrive... particularly useful in the cold months.

Trouble is everyone has different kinds of friends :P oh well.

thumper 04-27-2011 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by cdrinkh20 (Post 1807820)
..we have a Facebook group called "Paintball Contacts" ...Trouble is everyone has different kinds of friends ..

We have a few facebook groups as well - most of which are "a little of everything" - IMO MCB is generally more experienced and mature but that could be the brass talking.

Brother Jerry 04-27-2011 02:53 PM

I like the idea.

Do we have permission to use MCB logo on the cards? I mean if anyone wants to get a little flashy with them.

thumper 04-27-2011 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by Brother Jerry (Post 1807932)
Do we have permission to use MCB logo on the cards?

cant say.. here is a mock up for kicks and giggles..

and the png file

I can see using something like this to send some folks this way... just sayin..

Menace 04-27-2011 04:33 PM

I like.

Chubs 04-27-2011 05:06 PM

When I meet a really good player with awesome sportsmanship and a good attitude I usually end up writing the site down on a napkin or something and giving it to them anyways. Business cards are cheap enough to save me some of the hassle! :)

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