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#1 User is offline   Run'n Gun 

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:57 AM

Hey guys, does anybody have any tips or things I should know on my first day of playing pump? Also is there anything I should expect from other players at teh field when playing pump?

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:32 AM

Tip: have fun.

What to expect: Questions.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:00 PM

The first day is always a bit rough. It's kind of like learning how to play the game again.

Your first instinct is to be a bit cautious, stay back a bit, and try to get some crazy good shots on people. While that's one way to play, pump players are really meant for the front lines. You have to learn how to place yourself in positions where your lack of firepower is not a disadvantage. If you have the drop on someone, or other wise have them flanked, or exposed, it really only takes a shot or two to tag them. Its a kind of close range stealth that makes a good pump player in my opinion.

But like what was mentioned, just have fun. If you get eliminated, no biggie because your a pump player. And what you do get a solid shot on someone its that much better because your a pump player. Don't hesitate to do something crazy. The lack of a harness or any heavy gear gifts you with a lot of freedom of mobility.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 03:28 PM

PUMP ALL THE WAY BACK, AND ALL THE WAY FORWARD,
I'll break it down for the two types of paintball

Speedball:
Be aggressive, Don't sit back
Woodsball:
Be aggressive, Don't sit back.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 03:30 PM

Dont get discouraged. It'll be a little rough the first day, but it'll get better. A lot better.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 03:41 PM

View PostSteel Tiger, on Jan 7 2010, 04:30 PM, said:

Dont get discouraged. It'll be a little rough the first day, but it'll get better. A lot better.

This is the truth.

First of all, streamline yourself as much as you can. Carry your gun, tank/12 grams, and 150 rounds or less. 10 round tubes are good, 50 round pods are good for open class. You have an awesome advantage on speed over everyone else. Use it. Get as far forward as you can off the break. Don't be afraid to get shot out five or six times, you're still learning. Even if you get three kills all day, each one of them is awesome, because you're playing pump!

Also, if you have other pump-related question, hit up the Pump Discussion Thread. It's a good source of knowledge, and we're always looking for fresh meat... I mean new players. :wacko:
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:40 PM

Have a blast. My first day of pump aws my most favorite day of paintball :P
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:48 PM

unless everyone else is playing pump, be ready for some scoffing and ridicule .. some of the kids will think you will be easy to own, and might not want you on their team. will you be playing on a speedball field, or woodsball, or scenario ?
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:48 PM

View Postklaatu, on Jan 7 2010, 05:48 PM, said:

unless everyone else is playing pump, be ready for some scoffing and ridicule .. some of the kids will think you will be easy to own, and might not want you on their team. will you be playing on a speedball field, or woodsball, or scenario ?

Well, im playin at SCvillage, so woodsball, but they mostly have fields with buildings and stuff. So not really woodsball, but like woodsball. LOL
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:19 PM

You'll probably be one of two things:

1) Underestimated. This can work to your advantage since the guys with the 20+bps markers will ignore you and you can sneak around for the flanking shot.

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2) A target. Which works great for your team because you can take the full attention of three or four guys while your teammates flank.

Practice snap shooting, make sure to aim, and try to shoot when someone else is so their marker sound covers yours :wacko: . I like to estimate how many balls my opponent hoses at me when I get him with one to three shots. :laugh: It makes me smile even if I get railed. Most of all have fun and remember to give it time. No one is great the first time they play pump. There is a learning curve, but once you get good your like a ghost. Enjoy!
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 01:32 PM

I remember my first day. I had a kid ask me (with eyes the size of softballs) "thats all your carrying!?!?" I had my pump with a 10 rd tube in it.

Basically, your going to have questions like Puz said. To me pump worked best when I was extremely aggresive. Your going to be very light so you should be faster than the majority of the players out there. Use it, rund way up either the left or right and flank them. You could also go way up and lay low and wait for the other team to come to you.

All in all, be aggressive and when in a tight spot, have your teamates help out. And also learn to snap shoot. Pump is the best way to learn it.
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