That other thread... sadly actually has nothing to do with the subject it pretends to not care about.
"Accuracy by aiming."
Definitely not on the A-Team.
Well, I remember a few years back playing against a bunch of local policemen and we obliterated them. At the end of the day, this one guy told us that they were totally caught off-guard. These guys train to use their service weapon as an absolute last resort, while paintball players will most often do moves that would be otherwise unsafe and reckless in real-life situations. That's one thing these guys didn't think of.
To sum it up, the lack of fear of dying will push paintball players to do things they wouldn't do in situations with real firearms. In the end, I think that produces more dynamic play.
that lack of death thing can always be fixed yo...haha
Depends. Actual threat of death might get some of the kids hanging out 200 yards from the action hiding behind a tree long balling to move their arse occasionally. Drives me nuts when I see kids high fiving each other because they "didn't get out". Easy to do in an attack and defend game and you don't ever fricking attack!
Take this a step further. Discuss the games of "one hit and done" versus the games of "go to the deadbox for XYZ time and then reenter". On the reentry games I notice people playing much more aggressively. Especially if the reentry game is an objective-based game, like controlling a flag station.
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Haha. I'm pretty aggressive weather its single elimination or respon. And how aggressive generally depends on if I feel the risk is worth the outcome. Ie. Is it more important to hold my position and live to be a problem to the opponent. Or is it more important to push for that stronghold or elimination.
But man. Them 1/4 mile responds suck.
Hahahaha. OK. Kinda annoyed is a nice way of looking at it. I can't stand them either. Either come out and play paintball. Or go spend your time and money elsewhere. These kind of players is why we lost the berm at the Normandy game in Indy. I was on axis. We started on a berm. The objective for the first hour was for the allies to take the berm. Unlimited respon. Respon point was prob 200 feet maybe more behind the berm. First time I got hit I jog back. Tap the respon. As I'm jogging back to the berm I notice a lot of our players digging in footholds back behind the berm. Each time I respond the footholds were farther and farther back. I'm yelling at them to move up. Push. Hold the berm. They looked at me like I was an idiot. I think it was my third respond that in the time i was shot till i tapped back in and turned around we had lost the berm. Not only that. The allies were coming over the berm not just at it. We lost the berm in 20 minutes because of this. And that's pretty much how it went for the rest of the scenario.
yall are hatin on lil kids? 4 real? maybe instead of yelling at them talk to them inbetween games and try to make them feel like part of the game! dood i always look at someone like they are an idiot if they are yelling at me. wow i wish i could play a few games with yall just to shoot ya...haha.
they prolly cant stand most of you either and get annoyed by the way yall play...haha...this is supposed to be fun. supposed to be?
Alright, I'm a kid for 11 more days. Don't yell at me.
But yes, the fact that it's just a game is why my friends and I mix it up with games like "Matrix", "Civil War", and "Can't Stop Walking". Obviously not the best activities and tactics if death could result.
Last of the Salzburg Clan
Once the game starts, you can't stop moving. You either win fast or lose fast. Either way, somebody gets massacred.
It's really fun to do this when the other team isn't playing by the same rules. And even more fun if all of your team isn't playing by the same rules. Something unexpected always seems to happen.
It's also good shooting on the move practice for times when you might care more and want to pull off a run through. And good practice for picking out best ways to move through fields quickly with the most cover.
Sounds like it'd be cheaper just to take turns punching each other. Just kidding. I've played that one a few times myself, but it's not a favorite. I learned to aim for the lens when up close and personal. They can't hit what they can't see.
I'm competitive. But not horribly competitive. That's why I quit playing speedball years ago. Didn't like the attitude that went with a lot of teams. And the expense. And no little kids I will do anything in my power to help them learn and have fun. As far as yell to move up. Yah. 300 people on the field. Half on the other side of the berm. 2/3 of ours on the berm and then groups just camping back way out of the action. Yah. If your gonna talk over the explosions and smoke grenades and gun fire you have to yell. Idk about you. But if I was back getting wore down and a guy just hoofed back. Started yelling " move up! Push! Hold the berm! Don't let them across!". As they were hustling back to the front line. It would give me some drive and push to move and do what I could.