The paintball in decline problem, revisited Can we just blame it on ramping?
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:26 PM
To be absolutly clear, I am not saying any of you suck, or Im better than you (because you are most definatly a better paintball player than me) but that overshooting comes from a lack of "trigger happy" Every player whose played a while knows the feeling when you are in a pitched fight, and you start getting a little rough with the opponents, and before you know it, you just shot a rental player 7 times and there is one less eager paintball player.
As a personal example, when I started 4 years ago, its was behind my science teachers church. 12 or so of us would meet up, buy some paint and fill our air from him, and go crazy. The paint eas always old and the markers were always shooting around 290. I didnt have a problem of over shooting, I just had a distance problem. I would often charge up, marker turned up a few fps too much with old paint that never broke and a single magnificant rainbow bruise that made using that limb painful for the next few days. People started complaing, so I had to change. I started turning down my marker to around 275, and made 15 or so feet my minimum shooting range. A combo of self policing and field intervention (like my science teacher) can change a player.
To conclude this boring, long post that in my forum n00bness probably put in the wrong section, is there a way to instill respect in players to prevent over shooting, so all players of different types can play on the same field and keep our sport/hobby/passion alive?
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:34 PM
I don't see paintball in decline. Even out here in the ho-hum northwest the feild is packed every weekend. Our refs seperate everyone out or make people with electros shoot one finger. On a mass level your not going to fundementaly change how the game is played. You can only police yourself. I try to introduce myself to the refs and regulars. Makes "problems" and arguments go a little easier.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:35 PM
The good news is monster balls are off the shelves (in most places... I've seen ollllld paint on their shelves.) But i have no clue what's to take it's place.
Another arising problem is also the fact that some field owners don't stand up to the regulars when they are being pricks. I've seen this a few times.
You also have to realize that we are indeed in a recession.
This post has been edited by Dak-Attack: 15 April 2012 - 09:36 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:36 PM
Personally, if I have people using ramping against me, I'm going to use ramping myself. What happens is, I start shooting, and ramping activates. 3 shot burst right? Well. if I'm shooting at a rental, I may accidentally overshoot them due to "SHIT. SHOOTING AT RENTAL. SLOW DOWN. SLOW DOWN." and there are already 20 - 30 balls headed straight towards them. It happens, but I don't mean to do it. And if I do manage to catch my trigger pulls before putting that many shots down the field, 3 shot burst always poses the problem that all 3 balls may hit.
It's a sport that you should expect to get shot, which should make you have a bit more adrenaline-filled. That causes the shots not to hurt as much.
I remember first time I played and I was shot, it only felt like a punch to my chest because I was full of adrenaline.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:40 PM
Most were great for making sure masks and socks stayed on, but that was it. It was totally free for all on the field. North Shore Paintball had the best refs in my opinion. That is the only field I've seen a ref make someone sit out a game. The guys was over shooting one of his buddies...
Don't get me wrong, safety is the most important aspect of our game, but I think over shooting falls into that category.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:43 PM
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:51 PM
This post has been edited by AJ1337: 15 April 2012 - 09:59 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:19 PM
Not ramping, just over shooting. Butterfly trigger, response trigger, full auto, burst - none of these need a ramping board to coat some one with paint.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:31 PM
Which one? He talks about it in his pbnation sell out vid a bit, His autococker and automag vid, the is paintball dying video. Cockerpunk has a response video wwith his own opinion. And then there are the idiots like me who just seem to "moan and bitch on forums". But im not trying to flame or troll or shit on modern markers or anyone who uses a nice gun. I just was wondering what we and fields can do to make paintball more fun for everyone. At my local field, more and more control-less kids with beautiful markers talk shit and screw around between games, and slaughter the rental groups and budget ballers during games. They joke about making the refs "dance." they spot the rentals, usually 5-10 on a slower day and destroy them. And i never see the rentals again...
Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:56 PM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:45 AM
Yep. Overshooting with a pump is usually only deliberate.
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