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|12-22-2012, 09:57 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: West Michigan
Whatever happened to timers
Remember that time in paintball when new hoppers were coming with game timers on them? When your backplayers were there to yell out time warnings in addition to other duties?
I have not seen one in some time.
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|12-22-2012, 10:30 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
I miss the "backplayer" net, with those fields that had the net in the back, that the back player could safely hide behind and yell out positions and commands
But anyways, very few players actually use the timers. Honestly, I think you'd get more use out of it if it was just a simple clock. I'd love to have a hopper or a gun, that just used a simple digital clock. It's extremely hard to find a watch, with a band large enough to fit over your arm, elbow pad and jersey.
I know for me, I never used the timer in my guns because it can lead to suspicion as to what you are doing. Are you trying to enable a cheater mode? Are you trying to change the dwell? Change the rate of fire? Tinkering around with your electronics as the game is about to start definitely raises eyebrows from the refs and the sidelines
Many guns still have timers on them, it seemed to be pretty important, especially with the NPPL. Some had vibration modules inside them as well, so when you got down to 30 seconds for instance, your frame would vibrate
The biggest thing, is that no one uses them, and they raise the price of the loader
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|12-22-2012, 10:59 AM||#3 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: St. Louis
I used one of those Radio Shack talking timers clipped on the back of my mask for years. Once I heard 1 minute warning, it was time to get out of the back and start cleaning up the field! LOL. I think I still have one.
|12-22-2012, 04:35 PM||#8 (permalink)|
****ing speak up Im deaf!
A lot of guns have timers built in. I know my Ego does. All of my old angels did, and they'd even vibrate (for MAr's pleasure) at three user-set intervals.
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|12-22-2012, 05:08 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
or if they did, they would use walkie talkies, and i don't see the jt sportz comm coming back.
|12-22-2012, 07:58 PM||#10 (permalink)|
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The Matrix LCD I just bought has a game timer. It starts with your first shot and it vibrates/sounds when the time is up. I have not noticed a warning at different intervals during the countdown though, but it does display on the LCD screen continually. If I get into playing big games again I will probably try to find a cheap digital watch that fits over the wrist padding on my elbow pads.
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