you know the REAL problem with this sport?
Is that people would lash out MORE at someone like me, who would BRUTALLY retaliate against someone like that, than against the guy shown in this video
That's the REAL tragedy of paintball. We are so fucking soft shelled as a sport, that we tolerate stuff like this.
If I saw this at my local field, I would (and I have on many occasions) bonus balled him so many times in the next game, that his ONLY option would be to get off the field to avoid being continuously shot. I've proudly delivered this type of justice to people who act like this on numerous occasions. And I'm more than prepared to deal with whatever happens in the "parking lot" afterwards. God didn't make me 6'5" 220 pounds to sit back and watch other people get picked on
This sport is softer than bread. In football you get caught doing something dirty (like sticking your hand up someone's mask, or trying to forearm them in the nuts, or going after someone's knees), your head better be on a swivel because someone is going to put you on an ambulance cot. See what happens in baseball, if you purposely slide wide going into second base and cleat the shit out of the short stop and break up the double play. Your next time at bat, you'll have a fastball embedded into your kidney. See what happens if you play dirty and knock people over in basketball, watch your jaw get broken when someone throws an elbow at you when coming down from a rebound. Or they'll put their feet under yours and watch your roll your ankle. That's called "regulating" and it works VERY well
In paintball, we are too fucking soft to allow people to regulate on assholes like this. You will be criticized more for putting an asshole like that in his place, than he was for acting this way.
Personally, I don't give a fuck what anyone in this industry says about my actions. If I had the chance to meet that guy on the field, he'd be asking for neosporin and and ice pack. I hunt mother fuckers like this, and I FULLY ENCOURAGE that you do the same. You see someone doing something like this, you don't stop shooting at him until he's outside of the net. And if you get a chance to bunker him, shove your barrel as hard as you can into the back of his skull, pull the trigger and drop him.
Act like an asshole, get treated like one
You know, I Don't always agree with you Mike, but here I have to agree with part of it.
Where we are in Canada, we are isolated and usually behind the times with everything. (closest Canadian City is about 8 hours away, Closest American City is 4 hours away)
One of the things that is starting to creep up here at one of the fields is that "tournament player" attitude where every time they get on the field it is the ultra death finals in the NPPL/PSP and play as such. It doesn't matter if it is a group of renters that are 10 years old, they bring that type of game to them.
I have been on the field with guys like that and have even went as far as shooting them when they are on my team as the game starts when at that field (they get really pissy about that).
The other field in town they do not stand for that crap (i am a regular there). I have seen people asked to turn their game down and grab a rental or a pump to make it more fair for the other renters or just to go home and not come back because that type of play is not welcome at that field.
Also the some guys that I find that play like this are the ones that cannot handle playing the fast paced tournament level with the more experienced players.
We as ambassadors to the sport need to get this type of player off the field or educate them that this type of play is not welcome at "open play" with renters. If you want to play like that play with the "big boys".
If this was dirt racing and you were racing "dirty" with me and run me into the wall, you bet your bottom dollar I will return the favour next time I am on the track with you.
I find the opposite, its the kids 14-18year olds who are mentored under the old 30-40 yr old players players who are too quick to judge somebody based on the gear/clothing they choose. It's starting to get to the point the camo guillied up assholes at fields are the ones spreading the hate on the ones using a "non milsim" setup. These guys will light up any "tourny geared player" with an e-grip full auto 20bps phenom or x7's and sit on full auto, then criticize us for our gear choice. The lighter, "speedball gear" is catching on in the woods, but the "milsim" guys are the ones being complete assholes about it.
Asking people to take a rental gun is bullshit imo. they paid the field fee, they paid for paint and air, they should be able to use anything they want to. by you asking them to take a rental is retarded. You ask me that, ill give you a fuck you, i worked hard and paid for my gear, ill use it as i intend to.
You "ambassadors" need to stop the judging of players with there gear, and start teaching the new ones that it doesnt matter what your wearing or using and cut the racist shit out between whites(woodsball/camo) and colored(speedball/tourny gear).
Heres our field:
Speedball players in the woods(only field in town) they bring chairs, drinks, and bbq burgers and hot dogs, welcome rentals to come and sit and have a good time and share the drinks and food.
The old/new milsim players all huddle around, bitch and moan about our 10bps semi and accuse us of full auto while they pack 7pods, a x7/phenom modded to look like a 416/ak ect, and all talk trash about our gear choice in the woods with bright colors. and if were in the woods we have to be camo'd or its stupid.
To be honest, and i mean this in the nicest way possible, but the 10 year olds on the field, really do not belong on the field. Play some laser tag instead and get them on the field when there 14+. I don't mind them, but at 10 and somebody lights them up on accident or what ever, they will never play again, and that does more damage than waiting another 4-5 years.
I may play in the woods, use a speedball gear setup, and enjoy my gear, but that does not give me an "tourny player" attitude. I barrel tag when i can, ill shoot people in the spot it will least hurt if i can, and i dont mind the 10 year olds following me. I only shoot semi 10bps, and carry on a field 1-2 pods rather than 6-11 like the woodsball players do. I'll share my paint with anyone that's a cool friendly player. I've given away half a case of paint to a small group of players just so they can stay on the field a bit longer. I've Loaned them my guns to use.
Will you be so quick to judge me because of my gear?