Im sure this will be a great event but let me point out a few things I realized about this field.
1. This Roland guy that runs it is extremely nice, and has a story for everything, however, if you just want to play paintball this can be a little frustrating. I showed up there the other day wanted to get a few quick games in, place opens at 10, we werent on the field until after 11, and all we did was rent tanks, and buy their paint.
2. You have to use the field paint, which normally isnt a problem for me, but I found their paint to be very lacking. I was getting 20-30fps spikes on the chrono, lots of dimples, and rounds were breaking regularly, which almost never happens with my marker/paint setup.
3. They advertise that they have 11 fields...let me just clarify that 5 of those fields could all easily be lumped into one normal sized field. I asked one of the guys that worked there where all the fields were located so we could kind of walk around and check it out, he mentioned a few and most notably he pointed out the "mounds field." This sounded right up my alley so we walked over there to check it out and it ended up being about 15 small piles of dirt in a very tight formation, and this is what they advertise as one of their 11 fields? Also the fields arent divided very well, so if you show up with a group of your own, expect to be taking rounds into your game from the other fields. At one point we were at the chrono and I get lit up by about 5 or 6 rounds.
4. Overall the refs seem very unorganized. They basically took our money and said hey go have fun. Which can be enjoyable, but when you're trying to get some quality efficient games in, this tends to be a hindrance. Half the games we played we didn't even have a ref around, and at one point we went to go buy some more of their crappy paint, and the only person tending the "shop" area, didn't know how to sell us paint so we had to wait around for one of the other workers to show up to sell us some rounds. Also, the only ref they had on the field that day for their 11 fields was in full camo gear with absolutely no indication that he was a ref, come on, put a black and white jersey, or some fluorescent gloves on or something.
All that being said, of all the places I've played paintball, the staff here was definitely the nicest, and most friendly. But if you are an avid woodsball player, and you take the game semi seriously, this might not be the place for you. The place definitely has potential though. If they combined their first couple of fields into one normal size field, and managed it a little more efficiently for the player to actually get out on the field. Also if they had maps showing where all "11" of their fields were located. My wife and I dropped over 100 bucks to play there, and all we did was rent their tanks. It would be nice to get some solid play time for that kind of money.
This post has been edited by Dom: 25 January 2010 - 12:40 AM