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#1 Empire91

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:57 AM

Last night, as I was sitting around enjoying the company of my family, I came to the realization that Mike was right. Paintball is just a game. I mean, it's summer, I have plenty of free time, and yet, yesterday, I hardly thought about paintball at all. I have an amazing girlfriend, a wonderful family, a job, and school. And the startling fact I came to last night is that I want to spend more time with them, and more time working and bettering myself. Paintball is fun, but it isn't nearly as important to my identity as I thought it was. Has anyone else realized this? Or am I just late to the party?

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:44 AM

No your not the onlyone to realize that right now I dont care about paintball I have the summer to do what ever I want then I get to chase bad guys and ride in a car with lights on the top not going to waste my summer playing paintball
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:52 AM

I have got two kids, a wife, and a fulltime job. Although I spend a good deal of my working hours on the forum, I dont use a lot of actual free time here. Now that I am picking back up my studies, my time here has cut in half, at least. Come fall, I will be working a full time job, plus going 6 hours a day to school, plus having my wife and kids. Odds are that paintball will be on the back burner for the next 6 years.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:45 AM

I realized this senior year in High School (I'm 22 now). I've played once since then.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:07 AM

Nope, I still live in the fantasy world where paintball is my life and nothing else matters. I plan on staying there as long as possible.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:31 AM

Nope, I still live in the fantasy world where paintball is my life and nothing else matters. I plan on staying there as long as possible.


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:41 AM

Last night, as I was sitting around enjoying the company of my family, I came to the realization that Mike was right. Paintball is just a game. I mean, it's summer, I have plenty of free time, and yet, yesterday, I hardly thought about paintball at all. I have an amazing girlfriend, a wonderful family, a job, and school. And the startling fact I came to last night is that I want to spend more time with them, and more time working and bettering myself. Paintball is fun, but it isn't nearly as important to my identity as I thought it was. Has anyone else realized this? Or am I just late to the party?


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:48 AM


Nope, I still live in the fantasy world where paintball is my life and nothing else matters. I plan on staying there as long as possible.



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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:08 PM

I haven't played paintball since the second week of January back in 2011, it doesn't bother me that much. Like you said, paintball is a game, it's for fun, it's not the end of the world if you don't play it every single weekend. Some people get more joy out of it than others do.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:23 PM

I have to admit, though, I have always enjoyed whoring guns more than the actual game. When a play day comes, I am happy, and have a good time. When I have a gun on the way, I am waiting on pins and needles like a small child waiting for Christmas presents.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

Yeah, I'm similar. I'd be a happier with a large collection, assuming I'd have a way to properly display them. Not to say I wouldn't enjoy using them and playing paintball, but it sure would make me proud to have a large collection of paintball stuff hanging on the wall in my living room.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

I have to admit, though, I have always enjoyed whoring guns more than the actual game. When a play day comes, I am happy, and have a good time. When I have a gun on the way, I am waiting on pins and needles like a small child waiting for Christmas presents.


I was just going to say that lol. I'm surprised how many people havent played in a while that are still on here, but I imagine thw whoring is just as fun if not funner than playing. I go at least once a month, if not more.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:10 PM

Brah when I get my monies, I will have paintball guns displayed over my fireplace like its a cult thing.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:32 PM

Brah when I get my monies, I will have paintball guns displayed over my fireplace like its a cult thing.
Ima be so cool!


it sometimes freaks out the more liberal women i bring back to my place.

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"cause baby, they gonna shoot you off like a rocket ship"

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:34 PM

With such a smooth line, I am sure their clothes just melt off. ;)
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

With such a smooth line, I am sure their clothes just melt off. ;)


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:42 PM

I'm not as into paintball as I used to be, it just costs too much, so I play when I have the monies and a bunch of my friends are going.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:06 PM



Nope, I still live in the fantasy world where paintball is my life and nothing else matters. I plan on staying there as long as possible.


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:07 PM

Nope, I still live in the fantasy world where paintball is my life and nothing else matters. I plan on staying there as long as possible.



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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:07 PM




Nope, I still live in the fantasy world where paintball is my life and nothing else matters. I plan on staying there as long as possible.



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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

I wish, I've got school to worry about. After that. my top 3 priorities for summer.


1. Job/Car
2. Chasing down Girls/Partying/Hanging with friends
3. Paintballing



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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:44 PM

I'm not as into paintball as I used to be, it just costs too much, so I play when I have the monies and a bunch of my friends are going.


yeah that is pretty much me too.

I do not devote my life to paintball as some people on here might do
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:58 PM

I wish, I've got school to worry about. After that. my top 3 priorities for summer.


1. Job/Car
2. Chasing down Girls/Partying/Hanging with friends
3. Paintballing


Pretty much the same here. But I still like to think Paintball is my life.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:53 AM

I was so psyched over the school year to be paintballing every weekend, but now, I honestly just want to work and hang with my family and loved ones, with maybe every other weekend paintballing or something.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:00 PM

nope, I actually missed a pump night game scenario to hang with my older brother
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