Well, me, lamby and a few other non-AO guys headed to a local tournament today. There were about 23 teams signed up, and we played in 6 round format due to the number of entrants.
I showed up nice and early with my warped mini-retromag, and the other guys showed up shortly after. We were sporting my mag, a warped emag, a very nice cnc oracle cocker, a spyder shutter and some other spyder.
We went in and chronoed, signed waivers, got paint etc etc etc and sat down the watch. From the beginning, it was obvious there were widely differing skill levels there - most of the matches were slaughters.
Well, soon enough our match came around. We were versus 'Bleach'. We headed down to the field, and on the way down, noticed one of our guys was missing a screw from his Spyder velocity adjuster, rending the gun non-tourney legal. We had to quickly whip out a spare level 10 hyperframed automag (which he proceeded to use and love for the rest of the tourney.)
The first game left us with a win - we got 5 eliminations and the hang, but no pull so that netted us 75 points. A 6 point 'hot shooting' penalty was applied to us, so we were down to 69. Not too bad for our first game, we were pretty happy.
The next match was a disaster in one way...
We got on the field and just tore it up. Got 5 eliminations, the pull and the hang and only lost one guy. We were pretty happy.. until we got to the chrono range. Talking about our 100 points, the guy with the shutter pulls up to the chrono. Bear in mind the limit was 260.
We were deducted 1 point for each fps over 260, so as you can see, we were at a pretty hefty negative. None too happy, we quickly fished out a remote for our co2 user and informed him to use it or die.
Our next game we maxed - no losses, pull, hang and 5 elims. We lost a couple of points on the chrono I think, but nothing major. Remote seemed to be working!
Fourth game was a repeat - 5 elims, pull and hang. Yet again the hideous spyder of doom struck. Our 100 points quickly disappeared. The spyder user is buying an RT Pro and a Nitroduck tank tomorrow
Anyway, we were pretty screwed at this point on loss of points from penalties, so we just played for fun. We'd won 4 games and scored perfect scores in 3 (ignoring the penalties) so we were happy with that. Our fifth game was against a pretty decent team - Alka from AO made up one of the members, and I believe wimag was the other. It was a great match, and I was the last one left on our team (I was playing back since my retromag shot about 3x faster than most of the other markers in our team, barring the emag). Alka came up on my left and someone else on my right - I was behind a cylinder sup air bunker and didn't have much space to hide. As I fired at the right, Alka caught me on the shoulder, so we scored 15 points for 3 elims in that match.
Our 6th and final match was another win for us, perfect score again. We lost a few points for hot shots I think, but nothing huge.
At the end of the day, we added up what our points WOULD have been with no hot shot penalties, and figured we would have ended up in second place. Not bad for a throw together team, and I got a lot of people looking at my warped mini-retro mag
The one incident of the day was a local team getting thrown of the tournament and told to never return for alleged continual cheating - posts have been made about this team in past, so if you play locally, you probably know who it is
I only met two AO guys there, did anyone else play?