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Forum: The Dead Zone 03-13-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,176
Posted By vijil
It will, but working in chess scales accurate...

It will, but working in chess scales accurate replicas will probably be a problem. Barrels will be too thin, for one. You'd probably want to cartoonify the shapes to make things chunky.
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-11-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,176
Posted By vijil
I feel like they should all be players - bunkers...

I feel like they should all be players - bunkers etc. don't move so it's weird.

Bunkers: extra rules, block movement.

Pawn - kid with a rental. Very short.
Rook - Dual pistols, or pistol and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-06-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By vijil
Yeah, I like that as an option. You could still...

Yeah, I like that as an option. You could still bring an electro no worries, but you'd be out of paint so fast that there'd be minimal advantage.

It's not quite as good as it still gives electros...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-05-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By vijil
That actually works fairly well if paint limits...

That actually works fairly well if paint limits are per-game/match rather than per-point. An electro is innately disadvantaged because they'll hose so much paint so fast the team will risk running...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-05-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By vijil
The only problem with a complex points system is...

The only problem with a complex points system is that it kills walkon play. Ie. ideally you want a format that regulars will naturally play when they show up at the field. A format that requires...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-04-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By vijil
It would have the added bonus of potentially...

It would have the added bonus of potentially unifying woodsball and speedball players, especially if you were a little less strict on field types, or deliberately varied it a la ICC.

I see no...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-04-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By vijil
Ref/admin load are a big issue for smaller...

Ref/admin load are a big issue for smaller tournaments.

I like the idea. Inclusive paintball would help defragment the community. My similar idea was the following:

3 classes - heavy, medium,...
Forum: New To The Sport 02-17-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,057
Posted By vijil
And then: #waitfortheMG100

And then:

#waitfortheMG100
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-17-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,093
Posted By vijil
This ^ In most sports I'd add that it's...

This ^

In most sports I'd add that it's about whether there's prize money. If you regularly play the top level, and there's prize money, you're a pro. Whether that prize money is enough to live on...
Forum: New To The Sport 02-17-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,057
Posted By vijil
Welcome! The #1 piece of advice I got was to...

Welcome!

The #1 piece of advice I got was to buy a good thermal mask first - i5, Vio, Push Unite, whatever- forget about the gun til later.
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-15-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
Good to hear. Hmm you know when hk had faze...

Good to hear.

Hmm you know when hk had faze clan do that paintball thing?

I'd like to see that, but with faze vs one of their main rivals (I dunno I don't really follow the CSGO scene) in a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-15-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,093
Posted By vijil
Nectaris yep that's a great idea - point for...

Nectaris yep that's a great idea - point for first pull, point for hang, but maybe hang is just crossing enemy 30 with flag. More interesting because flag is in play.

Another option is instead of...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-14-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,093
Posted By vijil
^ yep, focal point. Here's an easy idea with...

^ yep, focal point.

Here's an easy idea with a focal point to try at your field without any special setup:

Take a standard speedball field. On one team's 30 in the middle there's a differently...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-14-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By vijil
mlz - I don't have the skills to work on games...

mlz - I don't have the skills to work on games like Halo. The talent and skills required of their artists is way above what you'll ever see in industrial product design, besides maybe the car...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-13-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By vijil
Some concepts from back in the day

Just doodles, proportions and trigger positions etc. are all pretty horrible
...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-13-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,579
Posted By vijil
Thanks for the post Trails, That's really...

Thanks for the post Trails,

That's really interesting (and depressing) about what google and FB do to paintball advertising. The amount of political and cultural power those companies wield,...
Forum: Scenarios and Big Games 02-12-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By vijil
Good to see they're actually promoting it this...

Good to see they're actually promoting it this year. Seems like there's someone with a fire under them.



I live 20+ hours and $2000+ of air travel away and can only dream of playing a big...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-11-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,467
Posted By vijil
Man I get these. Used to ref. I once sent...

Man I get these. Used to ref.

I once sent three kids home for ignoring the rules - they thought they were safe in their base.

My brother accidentally shot the eye out of a dumb kid who stood...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-11-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,093
Posted By vijil
I'm gonna dissagree - mostly because almost none...

I'm gonna dissagree - mostly because almost none of the actually good ideas were ever tried. We always knew that not having a focal point or clear objective would screw up the spectator appeal, and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-11-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,579
Posted By vijil
Let's be honest though, MCB probably isn't their...

Let's be honest though, MCB probably isn't their target market. The people really watching and following them are the next generation of ballers.

I follow them all on instagram, but I skim. I'm...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-11-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,579
Posted By vijil
Hastings played pro with xsv, so it makes sense...

Hastings played pro with xsv, so it makes sense that he can actually ball. But he's not that much of an eceleb. He doesn't make videos much, or stream, or post that much. The rest...

I'm in...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-11-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,579
Posted By vijil
doh, delete me

doh, delete me
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-10-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,579
Posted By vijil
Who is there anyway? Off the top of my head...

Who is there anyway?

Off the top of my head there's wolf, alabasterslim, hiddenhedgehog, um... Aztek?

There are others like Mr H and various pro players like Marcello or Ryan, but they're not...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-10-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,093
Posted By vijil
Totally understand and I agree. It's not ready...

Totally understand and I agree. It's not ready for primetime - but it's very much a question of when, not if. Everything starts out ridiculous - paintball sure did if you remember the early games and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-10-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,093
Posted By vijil
I'm basing the airsoft thing partly on this: ...

I'm basing the airsoft thing partly on this:

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=%2Fm%2F0179ss,%2Fm%2F0163gn

They passed us for search volume in about 2009 (yay gfc) and are...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-10-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,093
Posted By vijil
Statistically, airsoft isn't doing much better....

Statistically, airsoft isn't doing much better. Slightly better, sure, but they're rapidly following paintball on down.

Esports is the real issue. It scratches the same itch fundamentally, is ten...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-08-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
Twitch now has more viewers than HBO and NBC...

Twitch now has more viewers than HBO and NBC combined. Audience is definitely out there and booming. Same demographic as paintball too. Hk are into it now with their meta threads brand.

There are...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-07-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
You just described the Overwatch League's fan...

You just described the Overwatch League's fan portal: https://www.twitch.tv/p/overwatchleague/en/

I actually think and have thought for a long time that the best way to do live paintball editing...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-07-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
Why not. Run weekly pro games, where they...

Why not.

Run weekly pro games, where they play each other in each of the three formats over an hour or two each time. Overwatch/NPL style.

And then throughout the season have special events as...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-07-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
That's nice work. Shows what can be done with a...

That's nice work. Shows what can be done with a little ingenuity and not much money.

I see that overwatch league have now boosted things again - you can watch the main feed free, or see the view...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-06-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
I agree that body and gun cameras should be a...

I agree that body and gun cameras should be a thing. Drones would be harder. Could definitely be filmed better, but I'll be devils advocate and say this:

I played speedball events for a couple of...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-06-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
On point 1 - the reason I limit heavy movement is...

On point 1 - the reason I limit heavy movement is to make sure people don't just bring those guys, because your second point is valid. If a team's front players all get shot, that's their fault and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-06-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
I actually think viewability and playability are...

I actually think viewability and playability are closely linked. A game that's fun and varied to play will also be good to watch, if you can figure out how to film it.

An example is the whole...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-05-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
The issue with that is that many of the game...

The issue with that is that many of the game designs and ways of doing things simply won't work as games, and there'll be no way to know that beforehand unless you're only making minor changes like...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-05-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
I agree - occasionally I start to watch a game,...

I agree - occasionally I start to watch a game, almost never persist.

Your idea isn't without precedent. The overwatch league have three different game modes that are used through a match to mix...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-05-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
On that note, who owns dlx these days?

On that note, who owns dlx these days?
Forum: New To The Sport 02-05-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By vijil
I think MCB is now vying with pbn to be the most...

I think MCB is now vying with pbn to be the most active paintball forum. Pbn has really died off.
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-05-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
Dye were having some financial troubles about...

Dye were having some financial troubles about then so it's not surprising.

Agree that NXL or even GI are not needed. The NPL can take over the pro division and probably do a better job, many...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-04-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,420
Posted By vijil
Keyboard warring is fun sometimes. They deserved...

Keyboard warring is fun sometimes. They deserved it.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-31-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By vijil
Flatlines always had velocity issues. You...

Flatlines always had velocity issues. You couldn't get them all the way up without breaking paint often.

They never took over because the don't actually improve accuracy at all, and effective...
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