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08 October 2012 - 01:10 PMI've just been noticing this a lot lately; why is nobody happy with their gear?
It seems no matter what a person's shooting, there's always a $2500 gun that shoots a tad better and comes with a fancy case that THEY MUST HAVE because their G6R w/ Hush Bolt shoots like shit and it so lame and old and yadda yadda.
I definitely get the sense of "want" people get from the high-end hyperguns, and I know some people passionately collect markers. It's like comparing a Ferrari to a Civic, of course you want the big red V12 on wheels.
But, I don't see why people with their Axe or Etek or whatever marker on the field always seem so obsessed with upgrades, and getting a better marker, and spending $150 on a fucking barrel to shave off .2mg of weight. It really isn't necessary, you have a fantastic marker that will reliably put down a stream of paint however fast you want at 300FPS when you pull the trigger. Why obsess over ridiculous, overpriced upgrades that offer next to no performance gains? Or NEED to own markers twice the price of your own because they come with a barrel kit and are half a pod more efficient? Why not quit worrying about your Agg points, and be content with what you have? I can't speak for everyone, but I hate that feeling of "my shit isn't good enough", and I find that's all you feel when you're constantly drooling over Luxe's and Geo's. When you're content with that you have, and you can go to the field every Saturday without being jealous of other people's things, you'll probably be much happier.
I've been running a G4 TechT with a Halo Too and a Ninja tank for about 2 years now, a setup considered just above entry level for a lot of serious paintballers. Am I impressing anyone with my gear? Nope. Does my gun have a fancy LCD telling me how fast I shoot? No. Do I have a barrel kit with 17 different bore sizes in case I decide I wanted to shoot peas that day? No, sir. But, does my marker lay down a consistent 13BPS stream at 300FPS every time I pull the trigger? And am I able to play better than the majority of others at the field? Yes.
Obviously I'm generalizing, this isn't gonna apply to a lot of people. It's just that people moaning on and on at the field about how their Rev-I isn't good enough is getting old. Quit obsessing over unnecessary upgrades, don't feel like you NEED to have the new PlanetBobAlienDevDyePower EgoLuxeDMDroidGeo1700.5, and take that $60 you we're gonna throw away on a new regulator and play some paintball with it.