Sniper Talk Discussion on a new sniper group...
Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:13 AM
Now I know what you're probably thinking at this point: What about the various sniper blogs and forums out there? Yes, I've taken that into consideration. Our group would function as much as a community as it would a mark of ability. The one thing I won't argue with the primary force on is that there are A LOT of people who just want to call themselves "sniper." I've met them and I'm sure you have as well. I admire the enthusiasm but this type of player is just hard to deal with. The idea is not to put others down who want to be snipers but instead acknowledge that certain members of the paintball world who call themselves snipers actually fit the moniker.
I've put a lot of planing into this idea, and a lot of it is still in the development process. The one thing I want to put across is that this is a community by snipers, for snipers. That's plural, snipers. I need your help. If you're interested in helping move this idea forward please send me a PM and I'll send you a link to a message board where the major development will be going on.
Also I'd like you to be honest. If you're reading this and you think that this is a horrible idea that will do more damage to the sniper world then it would good, let me know.
Thanks for your time everyone. Feel free to ask away. I'd welcome a general discussion on this subject.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:00 AM
I guess that kinda sums up how I define it.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:10 AM
But these lines kinda bothers me:
- I'm tired of having to listen to inexperienced players educate the body politic on what makes them a great sniper.
- The idea is not to put others down who want to be snipers but instead acknowledge that certain members of the paintball world who call themselves snipers actually fit the moniker.
Who's the authority on which "snipers actually fit the moniker" & which ones are just calling themselves a sniper? My problem w/ most position threads is that there is this idea that "I am a sniper because I do this, you can't be one because you do that" - sometimes there's this elitist attitude about positions that I don't care for. If you want to be a Sniper or Dagger or Flair knock yourself out, I don't care one way or the other. Just be careful about how you carry yourself in that role.
You bought the brand, not my allegiance.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:22 PM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:01 PM
I admire your thought behind this, and I think it's a great idea to an extent, but it seems a little "secret societyish" to me... People are always gonna talk junk about paintball snipers. That's just how it's gonna be. Would it be nice to have a place to go where we don't have to fumble through the "THERE'S NO SUCH THING, JUST GO PLAY PAINTBALL!!!" Yes. Will it be worth the time? I'm not so sure.
Just my opinion, but more power to you...
Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:42 PM