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Old 04-17-2017, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The people we enjoy seeing on the field

Well how ever entertaining the thread with the theme opposite this one, I thought I would throw this one out here for us to brag on people we have seen doing the right thing. I would like to say lets hear about someone you saw not yourself. So I'll start it off.

I was at an event game the over the weekend with a good mix of new players and experienced. Some people were playing rough but didn't get outta hand. One of the rental kids newer to the game and I were in a little shoot out. I ended up catching him across the goggles and he called himself out. As he starts walking off I noticed him starting to pull his mask off, so I charged over to him while shouting to keep them on and had to grab his mask and hold it down. I cleaned his mask for him and he walked to respawn. The kudos I want to give though is to his team mates that were there. They saw me charge out of the woods towards him after he called himself out and never shot me. They walked out and stood there and let me walk off afterwards. They could have easily lit me up for what looked like me charging him.
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm going to reach all the way back to 1999 or 2000. I was playing at a wooden pallet field in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. It may have been my first time at an actual field, not sure.

Anyways, there was an 'older' guy there - old to me, but probably only in his 20's - who was intimidating as heck. His mask was painted up to look like the face of the predator and I think he had even tied dark string to it to make it look like the predator's hair. He had a cool marker that I had never seen before (an automag, as I later learned).

I was there with my rebel, cheap mask, and 9 oz tank.

On the field I managed to get him out. When we got back to the field I remember gloating to my friends - loudly - "I got him! I got the predator!!!"

He was sitting at the bench next to me the whole time and I remember he kind of watched me and smiled as he prepared for the next round.

I never understood that until recently. I think that he was happy that I was having a good time - he was happy that I had eliminated him. Heck, he may have even given me the elimination and never said anything, and I never noticed.

But as a young and new player, it was a huge confidence booster.
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm going to reach all the way back to 1999 or 2000. I was playing at a wooden pallet field in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. It may have been my first time at an actual field, not sure.

Anyways, there was an 'older' guy there - old to me, but probably only in his 20's - who was intimidating as heck. His mask was painted up to look like the face of the predator and I think he had even tied dark string to it to make it look like the predator's hair. He had a cool marker that I had never seen before (an automag, as I later learned).

I was there with my rebel, cheap mask, and 9 oz tank.

On the field I managed to get him out. When we got back to the field I remember gloating to my friends - loudly - "I got him! I got the predator!!!"

He was sitting at the bench next to me the whole time and I remember he kind of watched me and smiled as he prepared for the next round.

I never understood that until recently. I think that he was happy that I was having a good time - he was happy that I had eliminated him. Heck, he may have even given me the elimination and never said anything, and I never noticed.

But as a young and new player, it was a huge confidence booster.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The way back machine! Mid to late 90's. Played my first non outlaw game at VHA paintball down in South Carolina. I was green, jittery and rocking a stingray. Crawling through the brush some dude with a shiny purple cocker had me dead to rights, but we wound up tagging each other and walked to the dead zone together. Super nice guy. Congratulated me on tagging him, complimented my home brew lego axe trigger mod and made sure to check in with me throughout the day. Topped it all off by loaning me that shiny purple beast for the final game of speedball and topping me off with zap since I had run out. If it wasn't for that guy, I wouldn't be playing today.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My home field in NH generally has a really good mix of players.

Recently there have been a lot of younger players getting into pump and the old timers have taken to providing an "escort" down the field towards the end of the game so the newer folks can get some eliminations and really get a feel for the fun and camaraderie of the game. One of the reasons I enjoy pump play so much is because of the community.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My old field had a really good crew of guys. Sometimes they would work in to encourage and push the new guys, sometimes they would do their own thing. One day while I was reffing these 2 guys got into a routine basically trying to outdo one another in what boiled down to a fitness test. I had set up a game type which made use of a 'U' shape in the field where you started at the tips of the U, and until the bottom you weren't allowed to shoot through any buildings or anything. Unlimited respawns, had to grab a flag or something (it's been a while).

Anyway, these 2 come sprinting down to the end, get into opposite sides of the same piece of cover and simultaneously mercy one another. They discuss it for a moment and decide to both take it, so they both sprint back to respawn, and back out to the same piece of cover again with matching mercies! They repeated this a few times, until I was probably not paying as much attention to the game as I should have because I was helpless with laughter!
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I like it when I hit a field and look over and there is a players who's videos I watch all the time!

Just surreal I guess to play a sport where you can do that. Especially when you are at big games.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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People I like seeing on the field are Older people, Women and parents that play intsted of watch from the sidelines.
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