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Old 11-23-2012, 11:22 AM   #71 (permalink)
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I like this idea and think you should go for it. I like the concept of everyone using the same style guns, and of all the types, blowback are the most common and available. If you want to play with cockers then start a mech league. I don't see the big deal, if it isn't allowed then you can't use it, case closed. If you don't want to buy a blowback then don't. Would you complain that you can't use a 250cc dirtbike in a 125 race? No you wouldn't because it isn't allowed.

The point of regulated competition is not to just grab the best of the best, it's to do what you can within given set of restrictions. If you don't like it then don't do it, just like how you don't race NASCAR or F1 because you don't have the right car, or how yo don't play PSP because you don't like the format.

So give it a try and see how it goes. Make changes and come back with a more refined version. If it doesn't work then big deal we won't write it on your gravestone.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Cool, I was just thinking about this the other day.

A "mech only (no RT)" league would also be fun. I would play either one.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:35 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Line of Fire in ashville holds mech war tourneys regularly. I think its two man, any mech gun.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #74 (permalink)
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This class of play sort of already exists. Its the Spyder cup.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:52 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Spyder cup looks to be a cherished memory. Do you have access to the rules? I would love to give them a read-through.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:53 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Except the Spyder Cup allowed electronic markers and ramping, if memory serves.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:55 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Spyder cup looks to be a cherished memory. Do you have access to the rules? I would love to give them a read-through.
The Spyder cup, IIRC had a simple rule about being a Spyder .

You have to be able to craft a rule that defines blowback carefully. It can be done but, as I noted before, make certain its very clear in the name what is expected. The Spyder cup was pretty clear.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #78 (permalink)
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DUH! Spyder Cup! I should have thought of that WAY earlier.

I contacted the Spyder guy here on MCB about the Spyder Cup rules. He said he would try to dig them up.

For the time being, I'm thinking simple center-flag/elimination, 3-man teams - maybe hopper -ball, best of three (race to 2?).
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:27 AM   #79 (permalink)
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Thinking about introducing the idea to my local field owner. However, the limited paint thing is not going to fly. It is a tournament so the point of the tournament is to make money (for the field anyway).

Thinking about introducing it with two levels
1. Blowbacks only
Geared toward the newer player.
Gravity fed hoppers only.

2. Everything else, RT prohibited.
For the guys that want a feeling of nostalgia, or players that wanna try something new.
Force fed hoppers allowed?




The thing is, we already have a beginners tournament where we don't allow anyone with more than 2 local tournaments, or any national level tournaments to play. I think the first category I listed almost falls into that (although players can use electronic equipment, it has to capped at 10 BPS on semi).

I love the idea of a blowback tournament though! It will give me a reason to show people just fast my Tippmann Gryphon can shoot with a Proto Primo hopper.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:07 PM   #80 (permalink)
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However, the limited paint thing is not going to fly. It is a tournament so the point of the tournament is to make money (for the field anyway).
Ugh, the source of many a problem. I'm not anti-profit by any means but some good gameplay has been tossed aside over the years in favor of formats that get more paint-slinging for fields.

I don't know the solution to that problem.
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