JGARRIGUES0001, on 27 May 2012 - 01:43 PM, said:
constructive criticism: too far for reinsertion, i didn't play half as aggressive as usual knowing that i have a half mile to get back. and i think the entire weekend of play, i saw/used a medic one time... overall it was great but nothing separated it from any other scenario i've been to other than the environment off of the field and the people there (NPPL Chicago brought a lot of pro teams, and a lot of vendors which was really cool. something i've never seen). while on the field, same thing as every other scenario but with no medics and a huge hike back to reinsertion. I also felt like the missions were a little... lacking. that might have been because i wasn't in contact with the general or something... but everywhere I've been has had some pretty sweet missions, the overall size of the field and amount of players may have hindered that for me as an individual though so I could be totally wrong about that.
great experience overall though, it was really cool to see pro players and all of the vendors that were there... and meeting some of the techpb community. definitely a unique environment! maybe put some more medics out there, make some potential reinsertion points that if a flag there is still your team's color your team can reinsert there... i'm in great shape, i just don't wanna have to hike a mile everytime i get hit that's my only gripe about the whole thing. i wanna save/use my energy for the fighting and making moves......
I know for me I agree, the buses would have been great. I understand the water sprayer problem, but at your biggest event of the year at least get it fixed for one of the days.
Medics: we need more. I saw two medics on my team the whole event, and that's it. Last year there were so many more, making the game more fast and aggressive.
Tanks: Nuff said, I wish there was more this year, very dissapointed. Again I am comparing to LL4.
Communication: I was out of the loop all weekend, and I never got in on a single mission. We were told of mission, but they never happened. Along with the arm tape goof-up which caused us to miss the start of the game, I felt that lack of communication killed a lot of fun for me.
Rippers: please, never again. Cool guys, great players, but I am with the players that enjoy 2 teams only.
Upsides: Speedball field was really cool. I hope to see this return next year.
Pump night: Hell ya!
The vendors: good selection and felt bigger than last year-upside for me.
Overall I had a great time, can't wait till next year!