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|09-08-2012, 01:01 AM||#171 (permalink)|
Moderating From Above
Yup. Skirmish is the most dangerous and least safe place I have ever been to.
|09-08-2012, 01:38 AM||#172 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Well my experience with playing mostly limited paint/pump from 2003 to 2010; to last year unboxing the the old eguns from the late 90s; to buying a used g6r this year; I thought the video was no different than playing the pipe field at this year's living legends;
Legends was a little more intense than this video from what i remembered.
Jay; get a g6r; they are fun to shoot!
|09-08-2012, 04:08 AM||#173 (permalink)|
Not Worthy Of "MCBer"
Join Date: Aug 2008
So I continue applying this same "common sense"...
We get that you don't enjoy it. Got it, loud and clear.
But if you don't state *why* you don't enjoy it, then you leave the interpretation to others. (Aside from the fact that it intimidates newbies, which you are not supposed to be, so that doesn't apply to your personal experience of being in game and shot at.) Without stating *why*, you leave it to us to apply "common sense" to *you*.
This is what separates the newbs/bad from the good players, IMO. Not equipment, not number of years played, not number of years running a field. It's the ability to stop, calm that panicky voice inside that comes from the discomfort of being shot at while crouching in an uncomforable bunker in the 110 degree heat of the 8th game of the day, and think rationally and make the right decisions.
So again, it's not enough to just say, "I don't enjoy this." At some point, one would hope, you would stop and think, "Wait, why don't I like this?"
Since you haven't come out with it, I'm thinking either you haven't been through this exercise, or you're just withholding it for some reason unbeknownst to me.
I believe I've hopefully explained why volume of paint alone does not bother me, personally, in a rational manner.
|09-08-2012, 04:23 AM||#174 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2006
IMO: the solution: limited tech, limited paint. unfortunately this is a conflict of interest to most commercial ventures and hence the unavoidable paradox.
Hopper ball, stock class, gravity leagues, cocker/mag games, vintage games, $150/case.. all right ideas in the right direction...
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|09-08-2012, 09:49 AM||#175 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
This whole thread is:
"waaaaaah, electros are ruining paintball, why can't everyone play with mechs and shake n shoots"
I'll quote a really crappy movie: "You probably would ban the internet to keep the libraries open".
Technology has progressed. Why haven't you? If you want to shoot a marker that under-performs when compared with newer technology, then fine. It's your choice. Just stop whining about the choice that YOU MADE to anyone who'll listen to your bleating about "the damn kids shooting lots of paint". It's pathetic. You all sound like old men (and I'm 35).
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|09-08-2012, 10:12 AM||#176 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
|09-08-2012, 10:18 AM||#177 (permalink)|
Serving Tea for CCM
I enjoy playing pump, I enjoy playing with a handicap, I enjoy shooting a ton of paint. Calm down kids, no need to get your blood pressure up.
|09-08-2012, 10:42 AM||#178 (permalink)|
Walking without rhythm
This discussion really has NOTHING to do with the gun in the video or guns in general...It doesn't matter what he is using. (we often have the same discussion about AT on pumps...)
What people are not liking is the style of play that video shows. The needless over use of paint, blindly rounding corners while shooting...the general lack of accounting for where the shots are going...
Technology is not the enemy. people are.
Team mate with an electro and Rotor...knows how to use it too!
You might not believe it but this guy knows more about tech than most people I know and LOVES his gizmos...the gun he is holding has a HELL of a lot of technology and science in it...
WTF?! An electo with a stick feed? Is that even legal?
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|09-08-2012, 10:59 AM||#179 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
I don't mind speedball, or playing against people with "better" equipment. I play speedball with a pump sometimes just for the heck of it. But Speedball is not the only form of paintball, nor is it the best (or the worst). I prefer to play in the woods or large villages because I have more room to move and more options. I would support a field that has age limits for more than the reasons I have listed - by the logic of many in this thread we should allow an NFL lineman to play for the Central High School football team. The kids'll be fine. Heck just do away with junior leagues, Jr High and Highschool, and college football and have everyone who wants to play football walk onto the field for an NFL team - quadruple the number of players on the field and remove a ref.
Interestingly, I pointed out that I don't really have a problem with the way video-guy plays and would, in fact, adapt my play to the situation (per your suggestion). I never said that I felt marker-X should be banned form the game, or that EVERYONE needs to play STOCK. But Mech-marker, Pump, limited paint, and stock are all really fun aspects of the game that many may be missing out on.
I have actually played Stock, Pump, Mech-Semi, Electro-semi, speed-ball, woods-ball, indoor-ball, scenario, and "large game" (nothing as big as that shown in the video). It was all a BLAST! But I tend to get more enjoyment out of mech-semi or pump in the woods.
Young/new players often ask me "Is that a pump?" I answer "Yes". Then they ask "Why do you play with that?" I tell them "When you play a video game it keeps getting more difficult the farther you go, right? To keep it fun. That's why I play pump."
STILGAR: A stick loader on an ELECTRO? SWEET! Most new guns have fantastic accuracy (not like a lot of the first-gen or second-gen semi's). It would be really cool to be able to modify the board so that the BPS could be similar to an auto-trigger pump (so 4-ish). Just an odd thought.
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|09-08-2012, 11:30 AM||#180 (permalink)|
Keep yer pump hand strong
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vancouver BC
Stilgar, love your statement: "Technology is not the enemy", this is so true in the context of this discussion.
Reading this thread (ha, thanks for starting a good one Russc) I keep coming to this thought: if you don't like the way people in your area play, figure out how YOU want to play and invite some others to play that way too.
It can be done, and my little no-big-deal league is living proof. We play for fun, with any gun, at ANY bps and its not a problem. If it becomes a problem the problem-makers are uninvited.
I'm not (just) hyping our form of play (check sig), I'm saying its ONE of the ways to make a difference...and if I can make some difference as a player, so can you.
Just change what you don't like and invite others to join you.
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