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Old 06-30-2009, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New to scenario play

I think I have a pretty good handle on what equipment and clothing I want to bring. Right now my 2 big questions are about air tanks and pods. How often will I have a chance to refill paint and air? Should I look into a bigger air tank? My current is a 50/3000 and should I look into buying some pods and a pack? I plan to run my DP G3 as a primary and a sniper or spyder as a backup if need be.

Any tid bits of info you may have that you have learned from over the years would be appriciated. I read the FAQs and Links by Harb under the senario forum as a starter.

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Old 06-30-2009, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Generally you can get re-inserted into the game every 15 mins, so you can reload ammo and air pretty frequently if you want.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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each game producer will have their own rules about insertion so there isn't a real rule of thumb in terms of that.

You always have the option of walking off the field to resupply, the only question becomes how inconvenient it may be. It will also depend on how much you typically like to shoot. Do you have a pack now?

I carry about 4 pods with me, typically. I have a 68K 4500 tank so that usually works for me, but I normally don't shoot too much (the joys of carrying a LAW) If I know there's going to be more heavy firefights, I'll carry more paint both for me and teammates.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Right now I do not have any pods or packs. Usually we play many short games through out the day. I have ran out of paint in the past but I have never even came close on air. My G3 will pretty much run my tank dry. I may invest in a pack and give that a try this time. If I need something else I will know for next time.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes to both. Especially with an electro, you will run your hopper dry fast (unless you have a pinokio). A g3 is also pretty air efficiant, but as far as a 50/3k, ittle get drained faaast.
As far as packs go, you can get almost anything, as long as it holds pods, ittle be cheap. Id reccomend an older speedball type pack, unless you can find a cheap vest.

Tanks, you should definatly invest in a large tank. You can never go wrong with too much air, only with not enough. Easiest to find is a 68/4.5k tank. You could find something cheap, as long as its a high pressure tank, and has a good date left on hydro (usualy 1 or two years) A good carbon fiber tank will serve you well.

I play with a higher end electro sometimes for scenarios. I run with a 68 4.5k, and 6 pods, and can stay in the field for hours. The longer you are in the field, the bigger an impact you make on the game and the more fun you will have

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Old 06-30-2009, 11:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Spec Ops has their Recon Vests on sale for $20 right now. That's 4-6 pods plus a tank pouch on the back and pockets on the front. Most importantly is the pocket for the hydration pouch. I will not play a scenario anymore with out a camelbak or vest with hydration pouch. I've seen a lot more people drop during summer scenarios from dehydration and heat problems than I have paint and air.

There is really no easy way to carry enough water on-field without a vest or harness of some kind.

Just a bit of a different angle on your question, but I wanted to throw it out there.

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Old 06-30-2009, 11:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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this thing has saved my butt mannnnnnny times
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I've not tried one, as I have a camelbak, but even the waterpod will require a harness to carry.

I suppose my point is simply that any way you would need to arrange to carry sufficient water will also offer the advantage of being able to carry paint, etc. as well.

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Old 07-01-2009, 12:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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ah, the lovely invention of the belt :P
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A pod pack and pods is a must for sure, and dont forget the Gold Bond
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